In classification yards, SmartScan advanced AEI products provide automated inventory information on a track by track basis. Advanced AEI systems can reliably track the movement of cars into and out of tracks. Track list information provided by SmartScan AEI has been proven to be better than 99% in sustained testing.
Information from advanced yard inventory AEI systems is transferred by wireless 802.11B communications to a centrally located computer for further data integrity checking. Car locations are graphically displayed on the central computer as changes occur.The central computer can provide switch list error reporting by comparing the actual track inventory with a pre-loaded switch list for each track. Error checking capability reduces the cost of handling cars and improves delivery time.SmartScan advanced AEI systems provide accurate departure consist lists before the train departs the yard.