OSIsoft Teams Up with LILEE Systems to Bolster Rail Safety Through Increased Access to Real-Time Operational Data

OSIsoft Teams Up with LILEE Systems to Bolster Rail Safety Through Increased Access to Real-Time Operational Data
  • LILEE Systems and OSIsoft IoT to link LILEE IoT gateways to OSIsoft’s PI System for greater visibility across rail networks.
  • The combination of LILEE Systems and the PI System will help improve PTC performance and help rail operations enact strategies for accident prevention, predictive maintenance and supply chain optimization.
  • The companies will also bring joint technology advantages to other transportation and supply chain markets.

Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2017)—OSIsoft, a leader in operational intelligence, and LILEE Systems, a provider of mobile communications solutions for the transportation industry, have entered into an alliance to improve safety and equipment health of rail and transportation networks through Big Data and industrial Internet of Things technologies.

OSIsoft and LILEE Systems are working together to embed a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connector for transferring data from LILEE’s IoT gateways to OSIsoft’s PI System to help rail operators achieve their goals for Positive Train Control (PTC). The COTS connector, for example, will transfer data regarding speed, acceleration, vibration or other parameters captured by LILEE gateways and software located on trains or trackside stations to PI Systems located in centralized control centers where technicians can use the information to prevent potential equipment failure or identify safety risks or forward insights back to train operators or others. The connector will also monitor the health and operation of PTC technologies themselves.

Transportation companies will also be able to use LILEE and OSIsoft technology to perform long-term analysis to optimize routes, improve on-time arrivals, define maintenance schedules, reduce or improve regulatory and environmental compliance.

LILEE and OSIsoft will also collaborate on bringing real-time awareness to long-haul trucking, shipping and other logistics industries.

“We are very proud to work with OSIsoft, which has been a leader for years in managing real-time data in heavy industries with a focus on improving safety and operations” said Jia-Ru Li, CEO of LILEE. “OSIsoft’s PI System is a proven solution that can integrate seamlessly with LILEE’s portfolio of systems management solutions and edge IOT platforms for rail and bus operations, delivering a solid foundation for deep analytics.”

PTC is the mandate to reduce accidents and human error through technology. The PTC System addresses interoperability and integration challenges in order to relay critical operational information in real-time about train location, weight, and speed, while the PI System collects data from various points across assets for operational efficiency. According to the Association of American Railroads, U.S. freight carriers have already invested over $7.9 billion and are investing approximately $100 million a month to achieve the goals of PTC. By 2018, America’s privately owned railroad operators are expected to have installed and tested PTC technology in over 60,000 miles of rail network.

The announcement was made at SafeRail taking place in Washington D.C. this week.

Technology Leaders

Founded in 2009, LILEE Systems helps companies across industries improve efficiency, safety, and reduce operational costs through mobile connectivity and cloud-based network solutions. With a network of wired and wireless IoT fog gateways, LILEE Systems incorporates hardware, software, and other services to improve passenger connectivity, onboard entertainment, positive train control, fleet management, and operational efficiencies. With the recent launch of the STS-1020, LILEE is the first to market providing an intelligent fog gateway. Running Intel based processor and providing critical active load balanced communication links, LILEE provides opportunities for partners to integrate their software running closer to the source to lower cellular costs and increase business agility. Named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies, LILEE continues to expand its market share globally.

The PI System: The Inside Secret of the Industrial Internet of Things.

OSIsoft’s PI System is one of the world’s most widely-used technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things. The PI System captures data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and transforms it into rich, real-time insights that engineers, executives and partners can use to reduce costs, dramatically improve overall productivity, and create new connected services and smart devices.

Some of the world’s largest organizations, including over 1,000 leading utilities, 95 percent of the largest oil and gas companies and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 industrial companies, rely on the PI System to manage their businesses. PI System technology can also be found inside hardware and software solutions from a broad spectrum of partners.

Worldwide, the PI System manages over 1.5 billion sensor-based data streams.

“Operational data is one of your most valuable resources. A ship or a rail network can generate terabytes of data a day and that data tells a story, but many companies today are overwhelmed by the challenges of separating the signals from the noise,” said Matt Miller, Industry Principal for Transportation at OSIsoft.By working together, LILEE and OSIsoft can help give our customers a better picture of what’s happening out there.” 

About LILEE Systems:

LILEE Systems, an Inc. 500 fastest growing private company, delivers integrated, open, and reliable industrial IoT wireless and wired connectivity solutions incorporating hardware, software, and services. LILEE solutions are improving operating efficiency and reducing costs in a wide range of industries. LILEE is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in Taipei and Amsterdam. Visit lileesystems.com to learn more about our communications solutions.

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