Spartan AEI Reader System
plus annual processing service and cellular fees
The Spartan AEI Reader System was designed to be a low cost alternative to the much higher priced AEI reader systems used on railroads’ mainlines. It was developed for industrial rail shippers and short line railroads looking for an economical mean to automatically identify rail cars on low speed tracks (less than 40 miles per hour) or at a yard entrance.
The Spartan AEI Reader System greatly reduces the amount of equipment needed in the field, thereby decreasing overall costs and making it easier to install and maintain. Further saving can be achieved if co-located with a railroad crossing warning system.
The Spartan AEI Reader consists of only an AEI RF reader with two antennas, a cellular modem and a presence detector. All processing of data is performed by a central AEI Reader Server located in Softrail’s office, which retrieves the raw AEI tag and sensor data, creates a train consist and distributes this data to multiple FTP servers and email addresses in various file formats including the Association of American Railroads S-9203 (T94).
With the solar option the Spartan AEI Reader System can be completely wireless.
1098 Venetia Road, Eighty-Four, PA 15330
Tel. 888 872-4612 or 724 942-1473 Fax 724 942-1480
Annual Processing Service Fee is US$1,200
Annual Cellular Service Fee is US$600 when not used to connect with any other equipment at the site such as wayside systems or cameras.
The Solar Power Option starts at US$4,000 and depends on its location.
You can connect the Spartan Reader to your network or cellular service. This will reduce the price of the Spartan Reader by $400 and eliminate the cellular service fee.
Many wayside systems such crossing warning systems detect train presence. If the Spartan Reader can obtain train presence from the local detector the price of the Spartan Reader will be reduced by $400.