AIRPORT, New York – March 4th, 2020 – TekTracking LLC, a railroad asset management technology development company, today announced the installation of the world’s first Gate Light Monitor (GLM) at a Canadian Class One railroad crossing site.
The TekTracking GLM is a patent pending sensor platform used to measure & verify the operation of gate arm lights used in grade crossings. The GLM is easily mounted to the crossing mast for direct view of the gate arm lights.
The GLM addresses critical field-testing requirements for railroad grade crossings by enabling continuous monitoring of gate arm position & gate lights, specifically; gate light functionality and crossing gate integrity.
Data (images and streaming video) captured by each GLM are communicated over a private communications network to TekTracking’s associated Edge Image Processor (EIP). The EIP is the master network controller for up to 64 nodes and performs image & video analysis to determine device health and generates alarms based on anomalies or equipment malfunction.
The GLM is the latest field installed component of TekTracking’s “Connected Crossing” solution. The Connected Crossing incorporates several specialized sensors and processors interconnected to fully monitor all aspects of grade crossing performance in accordance with FRA 236 Part D Maintenance, Inspection and Testing requirements.