Railinc has delayed until Aug. 31 implementation of its new UmlerTM system, allowing more time to accommodate further partner testing of the new rail equipment system.
Implementation had been scheduled for July 25, but key industry partners asked for more time for testing to ensure that their information systems would work properly with the new Umler's functionality.
"We want all industry partners to be ready for the new Umler system," said Alan McDonald, director of the EMIS Project. "The additional testing simply ensures that everyone can recognize quickly the full value of the system with few difficulties."
The new system is the first major re-engineering of the more than 40-year-old Universal Machine Language Equipment Register (UMLER) system. The system, once live, is expected to offer more-detailed, real-time railcar data updates via the Internet or enhanced computer-to-computer electronic messaging, and improved data quality to reduce delays caused by data errors.
More information about the Umler project is available at: https://www.railinc.com/rportal/web/guest/umleremis.