Industrial Networks LLC (INet) has introduced the SMRTag system, which is designed to fully automate railcar inventory collection for industrial railyards. SMRTag uses IoT-based location and asset management technologies which enables single-point collection of multiple railcars for industrial shipping and storage facilities.
Currently, railcar inventory residing on track facilities are either manually written down or individually scanned. The SMRTag system uses Inet’s SMRTMesh network to strategically position battery-operated, ground-mounted anchors throughout the railyard to locate each SMRTag affixed to the railcar to give its exact position in the railyard. The INet technology is designed to help increase the speed and accuracy of railcar inventory while reducing manual work and improving worker safety and efficiency.
SMRTag is compatible with AAR railroad standards allowing development of systems for real-time location and sequence information for trains. These systems can handle millions of data points per second through simplified, resilient communications which inherently understands, and monitors, the organization of any consist. The SMRTag Open API allows sensor integration for a variety of events such as impact, pressure, load/empty, and temperature.