Focus on running your railroad. Let us manage your PTC.
Railroads have long lists of responsibilities, one of which is implementing, managing, and maintaining Positive Train Control (PTC). Herzog’s PTC Hosting is envisioned as a long-term partnership where Herzog's expert staff maintains the customer's complex PTC back office environment and allows railroads to focus on operations.
Herzog’s PTC Hosting offers full support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, in addition to 99.99% system availability. Our reliable infrastructure and at the ready personnel are there to assist with anything our customers need.
Herzog has years of experience working with PTC systems, and our PTC Hosting puts that knowledge directly to use for our customers. Herzog's PTC Hosting includes full Interoperable Train Control Messaging (ITCM) and Crew/Consist BOS functionality as well as the diverse MPLS connections needed to support interoperable PTC systems.
Herzog’s PTC Hosting provides many advantages over railroads producing standalone PTC back offices. By centralizing both hardware and personnel, we are able to support a multitude of customers. This process allows us to work more efficiently, provide an accelerated deployment, and lower customer costs.
Our hosting infrastructure is located in secure, state-of-the-art data centers supporting industry-required uptimes and geographic redundancy. We also offer system monitoring. Our regularly scheduled hardware refresh cycles and transparent software updates are managed automatically to reduce the need for customer involvement.
As the first non-railroad to achieve ITCM federation, Herzog is connected to the federated network as a Tier 1 peer under the HTIX SCAC. PTC initialization of a live locomotive has been successfully demonstrated using Herzog's PTC Hosting.