Cactus Rail - Cactus Now

Cactus Now

Mobile positioning add-on for TMS platforms

Cactus Now is a smart add-on that lets you combine TMS coverage with independent mobile positioning

 

Time reporting and positioning are essential in all kinds of public transportation, especially in railbound traffic. The better the positioning, the more accurate the time-keeping becomes – as well as the tolerance to deviating traffic scenarios. We are therefore proud to present Cactus Now, an option for Cactus TMS that features positioning via GPS/4G and bluetooth beacons using a smart on board device.

Higher reliability through independent mobile positioning

The Cactus Now app is installed on an iPhone/Android device and is securely mounted in a standardized docking system on board. The app continuously collects train positioning in real-time, for further distribution to the TMS. The traffic management system automatically combines information from all data sources in search of any deviations.

  

IReal-time positioning on any mobile device

To enhance GPS location underground, we offer beacons to increase the accuracy of the vehicle positioning via GPS/4G and bluetooth beacons, using a smart onboard device. The beacons are installed along the line, and their signal is utilized. Triangulation between multiple beacons can be used to improve the vehicle position further. An advantage with beacons is that they are almost maintenance-free. However, other supplement systems to GPS, e.g., RFID tags, bluetooth beacons, can also be used.

 

Main features
  • A more accurate vehicle positioning – compared to track circuits and axle counters
  • Priority request – enables driver to request green light at a crossing
  • Route request – enables driver to request a train route

 

Add-on features
  • Information and distance traveled for each train
  • Headway/Eco-driving – information from the TMS about prevailing trains as well as speed recommendations
  • Shakes and sounds – Correlation for maintenance measurements of both train and rail
  • Length information on each train

 

Improved positioning in tunnels

To enhance GPS location underground, we offer beacons to increase the accuracy of the vehicle positioning via GPS/4G and bluetooth beacons, using a smart onboard device. The beacons are installed along the line, and their signal is utilized. Triangulation between multiple beacons can be used to improve the vehicle position further. An advantage with beacons is that they are almost maintenance-free. However, other supplement systems to GPS, e.g., RFID tags, bluetooth beacons, can also be used.

 

Security first 

We offer a secure IT-architecture, for encrypted communications within and between the system components.