COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTERS: THE TOOLS ARE GETTING SHARPER

Railroad application of electronics in the form of communications and computers is expanding rapidly. While much of the new technology is a general advance of state-of-the-art, railroads have quickly applied it to their telecommunications, signaling and management information systems. The status of train radio, telephone switching, microwave, data transmission, fiber optics, computer applications, intercomputer data exchange, automatic car identification, computer-assisted dispatching and AAR Train II discussed. Railroads are successfully utilizing both the centralized and distributed data processing techniques, matching them with appropriate telecommunications systems.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-11

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16
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  • Accession Number: 00319930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM