Argenia Railway Technologies
Argenia's difference is its people. We have both young talent with fresh ideas and experienced senior engineers who know the ropes. We pride ourselves in our focus on customer satisfaction and providing true value. We are a System Integrator who loves the challenge of making things work together. Our feature product, the SilverHawk and SilverFox Controlles are the heart of many of our systems that need control and communications in a safety-critical environment. These product are the "glue" that binds applications together in a mix of existing customer equipment and new technologies.
Although we sell products, we think of ourselves as solution providers. If you need a company that can work within the constraints of your existing system while integrating the latest technology, we are here to help.
We are also available for consulting and rapid prototyping services.
Argenia is well acquainted with the safety concepts, and hazard analysis required for all safety (vital) railway equipment. The corporate resume includes the following projects:
Massachusetts Bay Mattapan Collision Avoidance System. Developed and built a CBTC system with speed enforcement and Collision Avoidance for a small demo project. The line equipped 10 trains and 7 stations with equipment all residing on a fiber optic backbone with tracking from a central monitoring station. The system used dual frequency Hopper Radios for wireless communications..
Nashville Eastern PTC Development Plan. Developed a plan for the Nashville Eastern Railway to implement a pTC overlay system. Attained FRA approval.
Grade Crossing System for Hitachi Rail in London, UK
Canadian Government Department of Transportation, Ottawa, ON – Developed a legal-for-trade in motion train weighing system for CN which they used on 6 main terminal yards in Canada. This system was the first of its kind in the world and was legal for trade accuracy to the .01/lbs. The system was certified by Measurement Canada.
CN Rail, Montreal, QB – Designed and built a vital communication system for CN which provided a RF link to provide advance signal to train of track sinking conditions over marsh territory. Wheel sensor measured train speed, direction, sensed problems and triggered advanced warning systems.
Metro Toronto Traffic Control Systems, Toronto, ON – Developed real time software controls (QNX) for the City of Toronto Traffic System; consisted of a 130 computer network running 1600 intersections which updated 32 times a second. All lights were synchronized across the city. This was the second largest traffic system in the world.
CN Rail, Terrace, BC – Designed and built a Traffic Pre-Emption system using wheel counter technology to detect train and force change of nearby road traffic lights in order to clear road of cars before t
Ford Electronics, Toronto, ON – Developed statistical process control systems which advanced plant automation by networking the HP 1000 to the factory machinery, gathered process control info, production rates, yields, and implemented a continuous process improvement system.
Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW), Environment Canada), Hamilton, ON – Designed data acquisition systems; SCADA; sensor conditioning circuits (remote water quality analysis robot) for use inside Hamilton Harbor.
Ontario Northland Railway, North Bay, ON – Communication systems developed to eliminate pole line wires which replaced 18 miles of downed signal lines.
Metro North, CT, USA – Developed a Zone Protection System to eliminated track switches which prevented the switch from actuating under a train and causing a derailment.
Metro Toronto Traffic Signal Control Center, Toronto, ON – Designed a Road Traffic Simulation System to predict accidents and forecast congestion for the purpose of producing traffic patterns and modifying traffic lights in an adaptive manner. Demonstration program ran on a network of PC’s with real-time data input from road detectors.
Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS), Ottawa, ON Developed Spread Spectrum Technology review for use in covert applications.