Iowa Pacific Holdings chooses RailComm’s Solution to Dispatch its Mainline
28 July 15
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) owns eight railroads across the US and the UK. It recently selected RailComm’s computer-aided dispatch system to operate the six railroads located in US territory that run under the GCOR and NORAC rulesets.
Dispatch is being provided to over 400 miles of non-signaled territory mainline track. Dispatching operations will be performed using RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) platform. IPH will benefit from RailComm’s hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model that provides tremendous operational flexibility and cost savings to the railroads.
RailComm’s solution will help provide multiple benefits to the railroad including increased velocity of trains through the network, a computer-aided dispatch system that removes the risk of human error by strictly enforcing rulesets while issuing train movement authorities, and an active log of all actions performed by dispatcher for reporting and investigation purposes.
IPH will benefit from DOC’s Graphical User Interface’s full functionality that includes conflict checking, automatic completion and validation of track warrants, electronic train sheets, track bulletins, temporary speed restrictions, and Track Out Of Service alert capabilities, as well as a seamless integration with DOC’s Railroad Manager that provides management and tracking of the train resources. RailComm’s DOC system provides the highest level of computeraided dispatch functionality available in the industry today.