History

History

  • 2003: Philipp Tarter dreams of offering innovative, ground-breaking telematics solutions but finds the market lacking flexible and functional products. He decided to found DOT-Telematik GmbH in order to be able to develop and produce solutions on his own.
  • 2004: The German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) places the first substantial order for X-Rayl®. The quality and state of the GSM-R network are recorded in a position-dependent manner.
  • 2005: A patent is granted on the solar-energy powered GPS positioning device “X-Rayl® Pointer”. Subsequently, within the same year, Rail Cargo Austria is the next company to place a bulk order.
  • 2006: X-Rayl® is used on wagons of RCA, DB Netz, Railion, ERMEWA and OMV Europe-wide.
  • 2007: DB AG, DOT-Telematik’s largest and most long-standing customer, expands the use of X-Rayl® on its coaches.
  • 2008-2009: One successful research activity follows the other: Long-term solar tests are successfully concluded. Laser distance sensing for measuring load conditions of freight cars achieves market-readiness. Kilometrage (mileage) performance measurement is introduced and a patent is granted on the payload sensor.
  • 2009: Kilometrage (mileage) measurement; patent granted on payload sensor.
  • 2009-2010: Schedule monitoring is introduced for passenger trains and marks the first involvement in passenger transportation
  • 2010: X-Rayl® is installed on flat cars transporting containers as part of intermodal freight transport.
  • 2010: Development of a new solar-powered testing device, “Speech Pointer” (patent pending).
  • 2010: Implementation of a passenger information system based on X-Rayl® for the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • 2011: The X-Rayl® mileage meter ODO2 is fully developed and records wagons’ traveled distances with an accuracy of 99.8%
  • 2012: The X-Rayl® CamPointer for solar-powered remote surveillance reaches the market.
  • 2012: Opening of the new operation site connected to a solar power plant in Leobendorf, Lower Austria
  • 2013: A wide range of new products are introduced to the market: Motion Sensor for position acquisition in tunnels, High Frequency Tracking Pointer, and Gateway Pointer.
  • 2014: Deployment of the DOT-Link Version 4.0 including features such as Geofencing for numerous customers and a Map-matching system for eye-contact analysis for the advertising industry.
  • 2015, Extension of the ATEX Certification (ATEX 94/9/EC) of  the X-Rayl® Solar Pointers to zone 1 and zone 21.
  • 2015, Upgrade of the X-Rayl® Pointer-System (Access Pointer) for the Notification System of the German Railways.
  • 2016, Certification as official Wago Solution Provider
  • 2017, Over 1000 X-Rayl® Pointer in operation. Development of new Series 17M Pointer with almost 3 times more energy and better positioning precision.
  • 2018, Over 3000 X-Rayl® Pointer in operation.
  • 2018, Member with ITSS
  • 2018, Development of an algorithm for the detection of flat wheels.
  • 2018, Development of the Sensor Box (2,4GHz) for Temperatures up to 260°C, tilt, humidity, derailment, loading status and laser ranging.
  • 2018, Development of the Sensor Box with display.