Manie Bernard, managing
director of Inteletrack, designed the first
Telemeter, known as an end-of train device,
in 1983. To date more
telemeters have been supplied to the
in daily operation
on freight trains.
The first telemeters only
measured the air brake pressure at the end
of a train and send it via radio to the
cab unit. The latest model of the telemeter
incorporates GPS for tracking and GSM to
the base station.
For the Saudi Arabia
telemeter system, a wireless derailment
(DED) was added to combat
regularly derailing of wagons in the Arabian
desert sand on the track. The DEDs assist
the train driver to know that all wagon
wheels are on the track.
for African continent conditions INTELETRACK
a system that tracks trains
safely and cost effectively by GPS satellite
positioning. Communication back to the
dispatcher is via a satellite
bi-directional message system. The position
of the train is send
every 10 minutes
and plotted on a line diagram of the rail on
a graphic screen. Track warrants can be
issued by the click of a mouse.
systems automatically send the message via
GSM network or,
should that not be
available, by satellite.
track rail wagons using RFID tags
designed for the railways, or
via satellites in remote areas.