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COO Brad Myers discusses the digital transformation of freight rail operations

“Many digital technologies have been rapidly advancing in their functionality, cost profile, and effectiveness in creating new value. However, there has been little in the area of unpowered assets and specifically for railcars, until now.” Read more from Brad Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Amsted Digital Solutions, in Progressive Railroading (article on page 14).


ADS Intra-Train Communication technology featured in Progressive Railroading

Progressive Railroading recently explored how “every link in the railroad chain is riding the data train, including the mechanical department, particularly for predictive maintenance purposes.” Read the full article on Progressive Railroading to see how Amsted Digital Solutions plays a key role in this digital transformation.


Amsted Digital Solutions plays role in reducing Perrier carbon footprint

Amsted Digital Solutions is proud to be a part of the new Perrier train line project. This initiative will reduce traffic, CO2 emissions and noise pollution. This improved environmental sustainability was made possible, in part, through Amsted Digital Solutions providing greater supply chain digitization and enhanced asset visibility. Read on to learn more about this exciting initiative.


Circular Economy: A new approach to condition-based maintenance for freight rail

by John Felty – Managing Director Amsted Digital Solutions, SAS Identifying and tracking the benefits of digitization is a key component of any significant project, so I’m always on the lookout for new value streams. If I come across an entire value model, that’s something I have to share. Earlier this month I attended a presentation on the Circular Economy sponsored by Ermewa, a leading rail car lease company now deploying Amsted Digital telematics systems on their European fleet. The conference was held at the historic Palais Brongniart in Paris so the venue was terrific. The presentations and following discussions… Read more »


COO Brad Myers discusses the future impact of IoT technology on freight rail

  “Today, everyday things like appliances, your automobile, even your Fitbit are connected. Connected devices and connected people represent the most recent wave of technology change. Now, companies are evaluating their IoT [Internet of Things] strategies in far more detail as to how they connect their plants, their products and their customers. So how does this IoT technology transfer to freight rail transportation? What are the challenges and potential benefits?” Read more from Brad Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Amsted Digital Solutions, in Progressive Railroading (article on page 16).