The CRM Alerter is designed for standalone crew alertness applications where no alertness system previously existed or the currently installed system is not equipped to meet the latest FRA requirements. The Alerter supports the following types of connections commonly used by crew alertness algorithms:
Digital inputs (e.g. throttle, sand, reset)
Air lines (e.g. brake pressure, horn)
Analog inputs (e.g. dynamic brake)
The F2518 Alerter is also an LDARS, Ethernet enabled device that integrates into the locomotive network, supporting a message-based feature set. By deriving locomotive control state available from LDARS and PTC on-board messaging, the Alerter can be configured to support energy management applications as well as generation of real-time ITC network alerts for user-specified logical conditions.