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The Metrom Rail AURA Maintenance of Way Utility (AURA MU) provides operators of work equipment with collision avoidance and productivity capabilities within a single package.
The AURA MU deploys advanced radio technology to provide the most accurate time-of-flight ranging system in the industry. The system offers the flexibility of operator-defined detection and alarm criteria, with integrated, expandable hardware options and the ability to function in all environments and terrain – even tunnels.
Productivity capabilities allow operators to track assets, identify and monitor key equipment functions, provide remote data exchanges, and any other customer-specific activity that may be necessary for efficient equipment utilization.
The AURA MU can be used as any combination of collision avoidance / productivity system, and is designed for use on all maintenance-of-way equipment as well as hi-rail vehicles.
Features a 2 x 16 alpha numeric display for messages and programming, numeric displays of following distances both front and rear, variable audio feedback for alarms, indicator lights for alarm conditions, tactile feedback control panel, contained within an aluminum housing.
Utilizing sealed automotive grade connectors, the UIM, TSM and 2.4 GHz radio interface with this main control module which is mounted within the cab of the vehicle. This module also contains expansion ports for connection to work vehicle sensor inputs which can be utilized for productivity measurements.
Located on the roof of the work vehicle, this module contains the Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio system, and GPS modules. Constructed of aluminum and specific molded Radome materials, this module is installed upon a modular base which can accommodate all vehicles and mounting locations.