IoT asset tracking moves Rail industry forward

Euclideon’s advanced IoT real-time tracking capability is set to revolutionise the worldwide rail industry. In addition to providing world-leading 3D data rendering of massive point cloud and photogrammetry models, Euclideon is opening up opportunities across the market for live monitoring of passenger and freight rail assets via a surprising feature – real-time IoT tracking. This new way of viewing up-to-the minute train data on a 3D model brings with it advanced capabilities for planning, situation control, risk management and fleet analysis that were never before thought possible. 

The term Internet of Things ‘IoT’ has become somewhat of a buzz term lately across transportation, vehicle manufacture, medical, agriculture and environmental industries. For those new to the term, it broadly relates to a network of connected computer devices that contain unique identifying data and can be tracked via the information sent and received amongst units.  

For the rail industry, the need to understand, see and act based on real-time information is just one of the advantages provided by this technology. Inside Euclideon Vault, is it possible to view an instant 3D representation of entire city and nationwide rail networks, with positioning data rendering in the application virtually as soon as it is received from the IoT device. This monumental feat is achieved via Euclideon’s patented ultra-efficient Unlimited Detail rendering engine, coupled with the advanced real-time features made possible by the server-based Vault application. Better yet, all this live data is able to be viewed and streamed instantly anywhere in the world via the Cloud, to any basic low-spec desktop machine or laptop.  

It’s easy to see why customers such as SNCF Reseau and Queensland Rail are jumping on-board to effectively visualise their 55,000km and 6,600km of track respectively. The ability to simultaneously monitor a very complex network and have instant access to view live data anywhere in the country or region is an immense advantage. Corrective and predictive, preventative maintenance scheduling can be delivered ‘as and when’ it is required. Assets can be labelled with live information delivered from remote sensing technology, aiding monitoring and control. This helps reduce costs, expediate workflows and facilitates enhanced management and operational flexibility of rail asset maintenance.  

To watch a video of Euclideon Vault with IoT live feeds, or learn more visit our Railways page.