Rockwell Collins launched ARINC RailwayNet, a hosted network and messaging platform for passenger and freight railroads. The new solution is designed to increase safety and reliability in the railway industry and to help railroads meet the Positive Train Control (PTC) requirements mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
Built on the same Rockwell Collins’ mission-critical infrastructure relied upon by aviation customers around the world for more than 80 years, ARINC RailwayNet aims to address the technical challenges of PTC adoption by offering a hosted service to short-line, regional and commuter railroads in North America.
“ARINC RailwayNet leverages Rockwell Collins’ expertise to create a common communication infrastructure for all railways. ARINC RailwayNet provides the network connections and office applications required to exchange critical information among Class 1 rail and their partner short line and commuter rail. With RailwayNet, Rockwell Collins is helping short line and commuter rail meet the PTC mandate efficiently, cost-effectively and securely,” said Denny Lengyel, Vice President, Surface Transportation Systems for Rockwell Collins.