Shift5 is honored to share that the 4th annual 2023 Reader’s Choice Award by Progressive Railroading has named the Shift5 Platform a winner in Technology Product Category.  

The Reader’s Choice award recognizes a group of 18 products that best meet the industry’s needs as selected by subscribers of Progressive Railroading magazine. Each year, the program receives a multitude of revolutionary product entries from top manufacturers in the rail industry.  

“I’d like to congratulate all of the 2023 Reader’s Choice Award winners,” said Kirk Bastyr, publisher of Progressive Railroading. “These products are now part of an elite group that best meet the industry’s needs as voted by our subscribers. We are very pleased to recognize these companies and their outstanding products.”

The Shift5 Platform 

Shift5 built a unique model that brings order and clarity to the complexity of onboard data flowing from commercial rail fleets. The platform captures and analyzes real-time serial bus data, revealing critical operational and cybersecurity insights that enable organizations to move from data to decisions quickly and confidently.  
Shift5 unlocks the complete ecosystem of onboard data for operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity teams for the first time, enabling real-time decision intelligence through complete onboard data access and observability from the asset level to fleet scale. Shift5 delivers modern OT solutions for the security, availability, safety, resilience, and reliability of today’s fleets and tomorrow’s next-gen assets.  

“Innovative rail leaders are rapidly embracing technology to make their organizations safer and more profitable. At Shift5, we’re proud to be part of this journey. Onboard data from rolling stock is incredibly valuable, and the best rail organizations around the world are unleashing this data to make smarter, faster decisions,” said Josh Lospinoso, CEO and co-founder, Shift5. “We’re honored to be included in Progressive Railroading’s Reader’s Choice Awards this year.” 

The Shift5 Platform supports owners and operators in the rail industry in a few ways: 

The Shift5 Predictive Maintenance Module for Rail – Optimizing the performance and availability of existing legacy assets and newer, technologically advanced ones is an increasingly complex and costly challenge. The components and data buses onboard locomotives generate enormous volumes of data that can enable faster, more precise maintenance outcomes. The Shift5 Predictive Maintenance Module analyzes data in real-time to provide owners, operators, and maintainers with data-driven insights needed to predict and schedule maintenance effectively, helping to avoid critical failures. 

The Shift5 Cybersecurity Module – Shift5 is the only platform that can perform simultaneous, passive, full-take data capture from any combination of high-volume, high-velocity data buses. By harnessing this serial bus data, cybersecurity teams are enabled with continuous onboard monitoring, advanced threat detection, critical cyber insights, and automated threat response. 

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