Beena Vision—A Trimble Company, is the leading manufacturer of automated vision- based wayside inspection systems for the railroad industry. Over the last twenty years, Beena Vision has pioneered and developed a number of innovative products using sophisticated machine vision and non-contact measurement technologies. These products are specifically designed to provide valuable information to effectively assess railcar components and track safety conditions. Although the Trimble® Beena Vision® product line focuses on automatic wayside train inspection systems, it also offers on-board rail and track measurement and inspection systems, sophisticated software applications for detector data visualizations.
Beena Vision wayside train condition monitoring systems are designed and manufactured for the most demanding applications with high levels of systems accuracy, reliability, and availability. Trimble Beena Vision systems have a reputation for being tough and durable even in the heavy haul railway environment, as a result of years of design, testing, and field experience with close to 200 installed and operational systems worldwide.
Beena Vision has installed numerous systems at all major North American Class 1 railroads, including BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSXT, Canadian National, Union Pacific, and has worked closely with several rail operators and organizations to develop new products. Many Beena Vision systems are successfully deployed with major operators in Australia, such as Aurizon, BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, and with multiple operators in Europe, China, South America, and the Middle East.
Trimble’s rail solutions combine the latest in sensors and monitoring technologies with customized software and wireless communications to quickly and accurately capture the data needed to maintain and construct rail infrastructure or to manage rail transport assets. Trimble’s rail asset lifecycle management products manage the lifecycle of rail transport assets from operation through maintenance and repair.
In 2014, Trimble acquired Nexala of Dublin, Ireland, providers of data aggregation and analytics tools for engineering and operations of rolling stock. In 2017, Trimble acquired Beena Vision, Georgia, a manufacturer of vision-based automatic wayside rail inspection systems.
Using this comprehensive portfolio of on-board and wayside condition monitoring solutions, rail companies can improve operational efficiencies, manage service levels and reduce costs, while ensuring that service is maintained to the highest level.
Customers using Trimble solutions include major freight operators such as BNSF, Aurizon, Norfolk Southern, and Canadian National as well as many passenger operators such as South Western Railway, Eurostar, SNCF, Irish Rail, the Go-Ahead group, Arriva, and Greater Anglia among others.