As a highly reliable and interoperable wireless communications platform, Meteorcomm's Interoperable Train Control network (ITCnet) is used by all Class I railroads, commuter, and short-line railroads to support
Positive Train Control (PTC).
The ITCnet platform includes a core communications system consisting of a 220 MHz radio network (ITCR), a messaging system for the Back Office and remote devices (ITCM), and a Systems Management framework (ITCSM). ITCnet software runs on Meteorcomm’s radios that are installed in locomotives, waysides, and base stations.
ITCnet relays mission-critical data between mobile and fixed assets using multiple communication transports (220 MHz radio, IP, cell, satellite, and Wi-Fi) ensuring a high level of reliability.
ITCM is a messaging solution that allows applications to exchange messages regardless of their physical location or type of connectivity.
ITCR is a highly efficient, low bandwidth radio network that is customized to support interoperable communications between railroads.
ITCSM is a gateway, protocol, and reference agent that provides an interoperable method for monitoring and management of assets.
Advanced Radio Map (ARM)
Optimize PTC radio operations performance with continous critical event data analysis. ARM identifies and displays radio frequency (RF) interference event data helping users respond proactively.
Obtain real-time RF environment data.Discovery Network captures live ITC data of PTC radios and provides radio health status through various delivery methods.
ITCnet Planning Module (IPM)
Reliable message delivery is vital to PTC operations. IPM is software that runs with Planet RF planning tool to design and plan message delivery reliability. It produces radio time slot plans for coordinating ITCnet communications across the railroad industry in the US.IPM combines railroad track data, wayside message data, and RF propagation estimates ensuring message delivery at required track locations.
Optimize performance of ITCnet components in a lab environment. Test Executive is a suite of tools that generate artificial message traffic simulating real-world scenarios. The tools monitor important statistical parameters, including latency, dropped messages, and message path selection. Data is stored and displayed graphically on Test Executive’s user interface.
Automatic Test System (ATS)
Perform rapid and repeatable tuning, calibrating, and testing of ITCR radios. ATS helps minimize downtime and maximize the efficiency of central repair facilities.The software provides a library of drivers and test algorithms that work seamlessly with test equipment and radios. Individual radio tests can be skipped or run multiple times to support debugging of radios and printed circuitboards.
Model # 63020