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Our pure IP platform links locomotive, yard, wayside, intermodal, transit and dispatch personnel for safe, efficient rail control. Manage railway dispatch and operational continuity with a single flexible communication console.

Proudly Supporting

Belt Railway Chicago BNSF Railway CSX Norfolk Southern UP

And other leading rail lines across the nation

Scout for Railroad

Railroad performance success can be measured in many ways—from ever-critical personnel and rail network safety metrics to major operational metrics, such as railcar velocity and dwell time, train speed and/or train length. They all require clear, reliable communications. That’s where Avtec® Scout™ dispatch consoles come in.

Avtec Scout EX

Why Choose Avtec Scout?


Scalable Solutions

  • Open-standard IP infrastructure
  • Enterprise, multi-site, management capability
  • Highly-customizable GUI user interface
  • System redundancy for 24/7/365 availability
  • Supports leading digital and analog radio technologies
  • Supports IP-based and analog telephony platforms
  • Seamless voice logging recorder integration
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Optimize Operations

  • Ensure safe track control and operations
  • Improve scheduling and velocity
  • Simplify upgrades and migration
  • Optimize IT network bandwidth usage

Realized Savings

Providing no-fail, system-wide communications is one aspect of a dispatching solution. By using a COTS-based (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware platform in our pure IP console system, railroads can leverage non-proprietary PC, server, and IP networking equipment, which ensures business continuity, and provides a scalable system that delivers safe, efficient operations at significant savings over legacy technologies.


Supports Common Interfaces

  • Standard analog FM
  • NXDN for both conventional and trunked modes
  • DMR Tiers II & III
  • MOTOTRBO complete system suite
  • P25 for both conventional and trunked modes
  • Traditional and IP-based PBXs

Proven Performance

With failure-proof performance and profit-enhancing productivity, the Scout family improves operational efficiency and keeps workers, equipment, and railways safe. That’s why today, most railroad networks choose Scout dispatch consoles, including:

  • 70% of Class I railroads in North America
  • Hundreds of short-line, regional, and transit railroads in the United States
  • All the leading freight railroads in Mexico and South America


Safety is the top-priority of all freight and transit railroad operations, and clear communication is the key to achieving and maintaining safe operational environments. From a Scout console, your dispatchers can safely and efficiently manage:

  • Locomotive and track side two-way radio communications to the dispatch center.
  • Yard, intermodal, station and maintenance facilities activity
  • Disaster recovery operations

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Avtec’s innovative VPGate platform and Outpost radio interface provides for an easy integration into CSX’s existing IP network, which will modernize our rail yard.

Craig King CSX Communications and Signals