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900 MHz wireless SCADA network communicates over several miles of infrastructure

Third Rail

Energy management system for wayside rail application provides significant cost savings and reliability to New York City Transit

Kapsch TrafficCom USA, Inc., working with Phoenix Contact, developed a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network system using wireless technology that allows NYC Transit to remotely control and monitor all the end points.

To date, 486 control point nodes are automated, controlling 963 third rail heating elements. With the current installation, NYC Transit is saving almost $10,500 per day in reduced power consumption costs and manual operation of heater-related equipment. Because of a collaborative partnership and effort by all parties, this wireless SCADA system has achieved significant energy savings that will exceed well over a million dollars annually.


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