(402) 871-6468

Our Services

Information • Implementation • Installation • Integration • Exploitation • Support

Choose ATBD Inc.

For Every Application and Need

ATBD Inc. is pleased to offer the American Short Line Railroads and their Railroad Customers the following Automatic Equipment Identification products and services:


  • Introduction to history of AEI development and standards.
  • Similarities and differences of manufacturer’s software and hardware.
  • Equipment, software, hardware, and vendor selection.
  • Site selection survey services


  • Site to host functions, communication protocol, and connecting road sharing.
  • AEI database structure and access programs.
  • AEI tag programming.
  • Handheld AEI tag readers for tag health and rail inventory.


  • Site location equipment placement for optimum performance.
  • Front end processing of AEI data and “off the shelf” solutions.
  • Power and communication requirements and performance.
  • PC to AEI site system configuration and software.
  • Site selection documentation and survey.
  • Development of short and long term AEI implementation strategies.


  • Proven and recommended AEI site installation practices and configurations.
  • AEI site programmed/preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Maintainer training and basic troubleshooting.
  • Project management and scheduling.
  • Turnkey system installation.
  • Host system interface


  • Class I railroad and connecting road interface to exploit foreign equipment.
  • Site placement to support Host Operating Software applications.
  • Web access to raw AEI data

Maintenance & Support

  • Installation training and qualified supervision.
  • AEI data quality and system health monitoring software.
  • Site inventory configuration management and parameter database.
  • AEI system health monitoring, and web based management reports.
  • AEI repair, relocate, upgrade, and disaster recovery.

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Get In Touch

Application Technology By Design, Inc.
4582 Kingwood Drive
Suite 272
Kingwood, TX 77345

Email: info@atbdinc.com
Phone: (402) 871-6468
Fax: (412) 531-7104