The industrial railroad segment has very specific needs and functional requirements that are central to the successful operation of their business. With trains in transit to a particular industry from all over the country, advance notification of the expected arrival time is quite beneficial. Because there are costs associated with stand-by times for equipment used in loading or unloading, a tracking system that enables the precise estimation of arrival time (ETA) for each train is very valuable.
While each type of industry has its own unique requirements for loading or unloading at its docks or stations, all of them demand extremely precise positioning of the rail cars. When AEI card readers, vision monitoring or similar systems are in use, the reliability and accuracy of the components for triggering these technologies is essential to operations.