Levallois-Perret, France – Amsted Digital Solutions SAS (Amsted Digital), a global supplier of railcar fleet management software and onboard telematics solutions, announces a multi-year contract to supply IQ Series™ gateways to Greenbrier Europe (Greenbrier) for enhanced customer service and wagon safety.
The IQ Series gateway is a powerful onboard device that delivers operational and logistics insights without the need for additional costly sensors. Built to perform in the harshest operating environments of freight rail, the maintenance-free IQ series device features a proprietary hybrid power design that utilizes both solar and rechargeable batteries, extending the performance life up to 10 years. Key features of the IQ series gateway include:
- Accurate GPS location data to manage inbound empties and outbound high-priority loaded cars
- Up-to-the-minute updates on actual railcar arrival and departure, even within railyards
- Delivers accurate and reliable mileage data for loaded and empty railcar utilization
- Real-time alerts for last-mile delivery, excessive dwell time, delays in transit, estimated arrival time, and more
- Can be easily installed on the body of virtually any type of railcar using self-tapping screws, through-bolts, or an optional magnetic mount
Greenbrier will use data collected from the IQ Series device to help their leasing customers improve safety, better plan and manage shipments, and identify bottlenecks to streamline rail supply chains. The devices will also be used to optimize Greenbrier’s maintenance planning through the monitoring of component condition and validated loaded and empty mileage status. Central to Greenbrier’s efforts to improve wagon safety and services to customers while managing maintenance costs, the platform will provide Load Status in Motion (LSiM) for loaded and empty mileage tracking without an external sensor, and the devices can be configured over-the-air to incorporate wheel and brake health.
“We’re proud to provide a solution for Greenbrier and their customers that not only provides invaluable wagon data, but also minimizes system costs,” says Brad Myers, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Amsted Digital Solutions. “Our IQ Series gateway delivers advanced functionality that would typically demand two, three, or even four onboard devices when compared to competing systems.”
About Amsted Digital Solutions
Amsted Digital Solutions Inc. is an affiliate of Amsted Rail Company, Inc., a leading global provider of undercarriage and end-of-car railcar components, with manufacturing facilities spanning over 50 locations across six continents. Together, we combine over 120 years of excellence in rail component design and manufacturing with today’s leading-edge telematics technology and software capabilities.