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Advanced Railway Electronics Solutions

Advanced Railway Electronics

Our engineers design, develop, integrate, and test complex distributed mission critical systems. This background provides us the skills and capabilities needed to help specify your system’s requirements and to verify that those requirements are met in complex integrated systems.

aE has helped technology organizations to reevaluate their operations and engineering processes and organizations. These reevaluations have resulted in improved efficiency and facilitated rapid growth in their product development and service delivery capability.

Positive Train Control (PTC)

aE provides in-depth understanding of PTC. Our staff has over 50 years of experience in specifying, designing, integrating, and testing PTC solutions. aE has worked on PTC and other challenging distributed systems for 15 different railroads. Our staff has repeatedly proven its capability to dig into complex problems and provide innovative solutions that meet our customers needs.


aE develops creative custom solutions to test complex distributed command, control, communications, and monitoring systems. We use sophisticated simulation and test evaluation software combined with detailed test plans and procedures that allow us to rigorously test even the most complex system.

We have experience with analyzing complex system requirements and developing test programs to fully validate that the system is operating as intended.


aE provides training to agencies, vendors, and other entities in the transportation industry. Our areas of expertise include the specification and implementation of industry standards, the implementation of Positive Tran Control, and the design and deployment of back office services in the cloud.

Standard Support

aE supports industry organizations in their efforts to manage and promote standard programs. Our team understands the added benefits of implementing standards in day to day operations. We aid in the development, maintain the change management process, and package new releases for distribution.

Communications Based Train Control

Initial efforts developing IEEE Standards for CBTC. Currently, aE serves as voting member of the industry CBTC standards family. We have worked extensively with Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit’s initiative.

Digital Systems Solutions

Digital Systems

aE’s Communication solutions make sure your data is where you want it, when you want it, the way you need it. We understand that today’s mobility makes it essential to your business that you have the best and most flexible communications solutions available.

Digital Vehicle to Infrastructure Networks

aE’s DV2I is a mobile routing system that uses a combination of the USDOT standard Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), cellular networks, and Wifi to distribute data to mobile devices. DV2I allows for network redundancy while providing high bandwidth transmission.

ITS Applications Solutions

ITS Applications

Control Systems

aE’s Computer Aided Dispatching/ System fuses schedule data, employee data, TCIP standard AVL reporting data, and non standard data from legacy tracking systems, to provide fleet tracking data streams to support mapping, dispatching, passenger information, and other applications.

Passenger Info

aE’s Real-Time Passenger Information System provides current information for the convenience of transit customers on transit vehicles and at transit stops.

At the transit stop we provide:

  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for approaching transit vehicles,
  • Estimated time of Departure (ETD) for approaching transit vehicles,
  • Distance away for approaching transit vehicles,
  • Number of stops away for approaching transit vehicles,
  • Schematic maps of the Transit Route depicting the current location of enroute vehicles,
  • Instant display of emergency messages using text or graphics

On board the vehicle we provide:

  • Visual indication of stop request and upcoming stops,
  • Current and next stop and audio announcements


aE’s Advertising Management System allows property owners and transit agencies to offer integrated advertising campaigns to businesses, and public agencies. We provide electronic sign-based advertising at fixed locations and onboard vehicles. Advertising is location-based, allowing ads to be targeted to consumers based on their origins, destinations, or enroute trajectories. Our Advertising Management System provides essential management features such as invoicing, report generation, failure reporting, and electronic sign layout management.

About Us

About Us

Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC (aE) was founded in February 2008 to develop and provide world class standards-based products and services to the transportation industry.

We provide information management tools and services to agencies which allows agencies to manage their message to their customers including service information, advertising and emergency information. Our products deliver this information to customers and agency staff on vehicles, at stations, and in the central office.

aE has the world’s largest library of message encoders/decoders and software applications that comply with the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) standard. This allows us to rapidly develop, deploy, and integrate systems that meet our customers’ needs today and in the future.

Contact Us

Contact Us


Phone: (804) 464-1705

Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC
Suite 420
1025 Boulders Parkway
Richmond, VA 23225