Deepening the industry’s understanding
Railway Interchange is the largest combined railroad exhibition and technical conference in North America, sponsored by RSSI, RSI, AREMA and REMSA. This massive exhibition took place from September 17 to 20, 2017 in historic downtown Indianapolis, and was attended by over 8,000 industry professionals from around the world. The Indiana Convention Center was the venue for Frauscher and approximately 700 other exhibitors to showcase their latest products, services and equipment.
The Frauscher exhibition stand at Railway Interchange 2017.
This was our second time participating in the event. Our exhibition stand was staffed by members of our Technical Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Product Management teams from the US, Austria and Brazil. The team presented Frauscher’s well-known wheel detection and axle counting systems, as well as its most innovative solutions regarding the tracking of trains, assets and infrastructure. A steady stream of individuals interested in hearing more about our products were welcomed into the booth. Considerable interest in Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS was expressed by visitors throughout the event. This exciting technology, which is based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), provides many potential ways to track trains, monitor asset conditions, secure infrastructure and protect personnel.
The industry’s overall interest in the technology utilized in FTS was highlighted by our Product Management Director Martin Rosenberger’s well-attended presentation, during one of AREMA’s Communications and Signals technical sessions. He presented DAS as a base technology for railroad applications, which was well received and sparked a great deal of interest and activity in the Frauscher booth. There was excitement and curiosity as to the many potential uses for this emerging technology, and we plan to lead the way in its continued development.
“After two years in the North American market, we are seeing a more in-depth understanding of the application and advantages of high quality and technically advanced axle counters and wheel sensors”, said Vivek Caroli, Managing Director at Frauscher US. “Interest in the reliability, uptime and engineering of our products is gaining traction, especially with proven projects under our belt in North America. At the Railway Interchange we were pleased to be visited by potential customers with legitimate technical queries and requirements to discuss. Examples of these potential projects included innovative applications in yards, grade crossings and other areas. Our DAS based Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS is clearly raising tremendous interest in the industry. FTS is a cost effective and hassle free answer to many monitoring and informatic issues and problems of today’s railroad industry.”
We look forward to continuing the numerous discussions that were started at this event. We are grateful to have had such a valuable opportunity to meet with so many of our industry peers, sharing in their knowledge of the industry and our vision to improve how it operates. We were equally pleased to reconnect with so many of our current customers who came by to touch base, say hello, and see what’s new. We feel that we achieved our goal for the exhibit: to deepen the industry’s understanding of Frauscher and the cutting-edge solutions that we provide, now and for the future.
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