Cando Rail Services
Cando Rail Services is a specialized rail solution company, focused on enhancing overall rail operations. Cando aims to provide services in industrial switching, material handling, logistics, tracking and mechanical services, as well as railcar storage and short line operations.
Cando approached VizworX looking to optimize their railcar monitoring systems. Cando’s tracking data came from several different sources, including multiple GPS and sensor systems. Because these systems came from different vendors, all had different requirements and systems for reviewing that information. Cando wanted to consolidate and compile this information in order to better serve their customers.
Together with Cando Rail Services, VizworX worked to create a web browser based data visualization using Google Maps. The visualization combined all data sources into a singular system and the interface allowed Cando to track where any railcar was at a given point in time. The interface also performed calculations to see how long a car would be in specific locations. Because of the wide variety of information compiled, VizworX wanted Cando to be able to cut costs and prevent stationary railcars from incurring as many storage fees.
By tracking locomotives and their cargo in real-time, Cando Rail can fully understand delays, technical problems, arrivals and fill in gaps that would be left by traditional monitoring. By working with VizworX, Cando was able to improve their monitoring process to further assist their customers.