Duos Technologies Group Inc (OTCMKTS:DUOT) announced Thursday it has received a purchase order to provide its Automated Pantograph Inspection System (apis) for Chicago Metra, which oversees all commuter rail operations in the northeastern Illinois region.
The company said the system is designed to span four tracks and will capture high-resolution digital video imagery of critical pantographs located on top of passenger railcars.
The pantographs, which relay current from overhead electrical wires to power the train, are inspected for visual damage such as cracks, chips, and bends that could result in track downtime if not properly identified and repaired.
These video images are relayed for remote monitoring to the command and control software platform called centraco that provides an operational workflow for inspection, alerts, and maintenance orders.
The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said installation of the apis system is being handled by its subsidiary Duos Technologies Inc and is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2019.
Duos did not disclose the financial terms of the contract.
"Chicago Metra has long been a trusted partner of ours, and we’re looking forward to expanding our relationship together,” said Duos CEO Gianni Arcaini.
“More broadly, being awarded another contract further validates the growing offering of solutions we’ve been developing for the passenger rail market. Going forward, we’ll be working closely with Chicago Metra to increase their track safety as well as reduce downtime over the coming years.”
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