ROCS Dispatch NORAC Edition
The heart of ROCS Dispatch is the Main Screen. Most data is entered on this screen, or pop-up forms accessed with a single click. Forms have been created with ease of data entry in mind.
The screen features the TrackStatus section to show track occupancy and conditions. For example, if there is a Form D Line 4 track out of service, the out of service area is indicated by a rust area on the list, with the Form D number and person in charge. Form D Line 1 speed restrictions are shown in their column in yellow (both passenger and freight restrictions are shown). When a train or track car is occupying a track, the operating limits are shown.
The system also warns the dispatcher if they have issued permission for two (or more) parties to occupy the same location. ConflictCheck will show the area in red on the main screen, and a form will pop up to advise the user of the conflict. The red boxes will also list who is conflicting with the primary occupant.
The right side of the main screen contains the buttons for the various functions of the dispatch system, such as train crew management, train movements, Form D management, foul time, flagmen and MOW movements, out of service grade crossings, speed restrictions, and employee qualifications.
As with all SDS products, we will customize the system to the user's needs. We can add forms for radio assignments, maintenance of way forms, or other forms that your railroad has created for your own use.
Form D entry is simple, with a screen set up to mimic the traditional paper form. The user selects physical locations for the Form D, and the system adds the mileposts.
The printed Form D looks similar to the one in the NORAC rule book, and we have added a section for the form holder to record entries and exits to out of service areas.
For record keeping purposes, a detailed summary report is available.
The best way to see the ROCS family of products is for us to demonstrate it live. Please give us a call at (973) 898-1346 to arrange a web demonstration of ROCS, ROCSDispatch, or ROCSMobile.