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Railroad Dispatch Communication Consoles

The dispatch console moving 70% of Class I railroads in North America.

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Belt Railway Chicago
BNSF Railway
Norfolk Southern

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Scout for Railroad Dispatch

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.


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

Optimize Operations

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

Realize Savings and Improve Rail Safety
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 Radio & Telephony 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

Proven & Trusted

“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