LEXINGTON, S.C. – July 31, 2017 – Avtec Inc., the
nation’s leading independent provider of mission-critical Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) dispatch console systems, has been chosen to deploy its
award-winning Scout™ dispatch console system in support of Brightline, the new
privately financed and operated express rail service slated to begin
transporting riders between Miami and West Palm Beach in 2017, and eventually
extending service from Miami to Orlando.
The Scout system for Brightline, which includes multiple console
positions for train dispatchers, will feature a multi-site installation at
Brightline’s main dispatch center in Miami and their maintenance facility in West
Palm Beach. According to Avtec Vice
President of Sales for Railroad Solutions, Joe Oravetz, Brightline selected
Avtec because of its stellar track record of system reliability and its numerous
technology interface capabilities. “Scout is the leading installed dispatch
console system in the North American rail industry, including a 70% market
share among Class I freight railroads, as well as with numerous transit agencies
offering passenger rail service in markets from New York to Los Angeles to
Florida,” said Oravetz.
Another reason Brightline chose to go with the Scout
dispatch console system was interoperability. “Scout integrates seamlessly with
Brightline’s ICOM radio infrastructure, Eventide Logging Recorder system and
their Avaya telephony system, all while utilizing their standards-based IT
network solution.” said Oravetz.
Once deployed, Scout will provide dispatcher
communications with train engineers regarding track usage authorizations and locomotive
movements, with maintenance of way crews regarding work permissions, as well as
with repair depot personnel, security officers and other railroads sharing the
same tracks. Moving at speeds greater
than 100 miles per hour, Brightline will deliver passengers much faster than
cars, allowing them to read, relax – or just enjoy the scenery.
About Avtec Inc.
Avtec provides pure Internet Protocol (IP) dispatch console solutions
for the transportation, public safety, utility, business and industry, and
government markets. Since 1979, clients have chosen Avtec’s award-winning
technology for their mission-critical dispatch centers. There are thousands of
Scout Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles installed worldwide. Visit
www.avtecinc.com to learn more.