Pathfinder is a Linux-based software system that is revolutionizing the automation user experience. There are no maintenance fees, and no concerns about OS updates that could potentially crash the system.
The Pathfinder Software improves management of tracking assets including efficient tracking, shift reports, logistics, fault detection, and yard inventory. When utilizing the ARS Pathfinder control system, it will use information provided by the AEI reader to generate reports of the number of cars switched and stored on a shift-to-shift basis. Train crews can line switches, set/block routes and manage switch lists from a central location or area network. Pathfinder is able to identify car cuts that are pulled up to be switched, automate switch list entry/selection for the train crews, and provide yard inventory insights based on switch position and storage track entry confirmation.