In North America, UP has more than 7,000 locomotives and 87,000 freight cars. VideoTrax, a March Networks locomotive digital video recorder, will be used by UP to capture and monitor video of tracks that are traveled and the surroundings of those tracks. UP also will use Wabtecâ€™s VideoTrax to capture audio, such as horns and bells, and locomotive data, such as brake and throttle usage, in conjunction with the video capture.
â€œThe combination of video, audio, and event data is important in assisting our customers with enhancing safety and improving operations,â€ said Robert Haag, vice president of programs for Wabtec Railway Electronics. â€œThe March Networks mobile video solution complements Wabtecâ€™s on-board solutions to meet our customerâ€™s specifications.â€