PhotoTAG Virtual Tagging System
PhotoTAG uses a wayside mounted, high speed camera to capture vehicle identification nomenclature during pass-by. This system eliminates the requirement for RFID vehicle tagging in order to recognize rail traffic for the purpose of building train consists, advanced vehicle defect observation and/or weigh in motion measurement.
Wabtec specifically developed and field trialed the PhotoTAG system to facilitate rapid introduction of Wayside Detectors into environments where RFID vehicle
tagging is not available or where vehicle IDs are required to be checked prior to removal from service for maintenance.
Adaptable to both the RailBAM® and WCM® databases and other industry systems PhotoTAG ensures that alerts for defects are immediately associated with the appropriate vehicle.
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