19 July 2013, Chicago, IL — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it is now a qualified supplier of Computer-Based Training (CBT) for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Earlier in the day, D & R demonstrated working samples of recent 3D troubleshooting simulation applications to a panel at CTA. At the conclusion of the presentation, CTA informed D & R that it was now approved as a CBT supplier for CTA projects.
30 April 2013, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., has announced the award of a contract from Alstom Signaling to develop technical manuals and training materials to support Alstom’s Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment being installed on New Jersey Transit’s (NJT's) rolling stock and locomotives. Alstom Signaling is an industry leader in signaling and train control technology.
According to the Federal Railway Administration (FRA): “PTC systems will improve railroad safety by significantly reducing the probability of collisions between trains, casualties to roadway workers and damage to their equipment, and over speed accidents.” The FTC has mandated adoption of PTC systems by the end of 2015.
D & R is contracted to develop operation and maintenance manuals to support Alstom’s ASES II PTC system. ASES is an acronym for Advanced Speed Enforcement System. In addition to technical manuals, D & R will create training materials that will be used to instruct operators, maintainers, and support personnel on the ASES II PTC equipment.
21 January 2013, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on contract in support of the new flightsuit for the US Air Force. The flightsuit will replace current pilot and flight crew gear and will provide updated G-force, environmental and chem-bio protection. D & R’s effort includes the development of a training plan as well as the technical manual, which will include both operation and maintenance procedures. The contract includes national and international partners and will extend through the 2013 calendar year.
23 November 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract to support a new Water and Fuel Pump Unit for the US Marine Corps. The multi-year contract will require D & R to conduct initial maintenance and supportability analyses and to generate provisioning data, training material as well as a technical manual.
The new Pump Unit is a towable item, capable of producing flow of 600 Gallons-Per-Minute (GPM) to support USMC fueling and hydration activity. D & R will support the program from initial development and test through production and fielding.
9 October 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract to develop a software program to support equipment repairs for the US Navy. This program will allow entry of contractual information, equipment data, repair data, cost, and turnaround times. The program will also allow performance metrics to be tracked and reviewed. The contract is part of a development effort intended to replace legacy systems, with follow on opportunities expected.
28 September 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract to support a new flightsuit for the US Air Force. The flightsuit will replace current pilot and flight crew gear and will provide updated G-force, environmental and chem-bio protection. D & R’s efforts include serving as the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) function, conducting analyses and generating products such as training material, provisioning data, and technical manuals. The contract includes national and international partners and will extend through the 2013 and 2014 calendar years.
20 July 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract to support a new airport traffic management system for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The multi-year contract will require D & R to research current FAA task performance and develop training material to support the introduction of the new system. D & R will also be providing additional support by conducting training, scheduled for 2013.
6 June 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Dell'Arciprete, a Senior at Binghamton High School, was selected to receive the annual Valerie and Devin Spears Memorial Scholarship. Joseph was chosen from several applicants, all of which were well qualified, making this year’s selection very difficult. Joseph received the scholarship at the Binghamton High School Award ceremony on May 30, 2012. Valerie Spears worked at D & R from 1993 until her and Devin’s tragic death in 2002. Every year since then D & R has offered a $500 scholarship to Binghamton High School students. Applicants must meet criteria that the company feels best described Valerie; seeking to continue education in a technical or engineering field, have a B or greater average, and active in school and extracurricular activities. They must compose a 500-word essay on why they believe they are the correct candidate.
Valerie’s daughter Devin, was a common face in D & R’s office. When Devin was done with rehearsals at the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC) Theater, which is within convenient walking distance from D & R, she would sit in an empty cubicle and work on her homework until Valerie was done for the day. Nothing can replace their loss, but the company offers this scholarship to keep their memory alive.
1 March 2012 – Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Siemens Transportation Systems to develop 12 new troubleshooting scenarios for the R160 Railcar 3D Troubleshooting Simulator, which is located at New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Learning Center in Brooklyn, NY. Siemens Transportation Systems designed and produced state-of-the-art propulsion systems used in R160 railcars built by Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., for NYCT. R160 railcars are the most advanced in NYCT’s current fleet.
The R160 Railcar 3D Troubleshooting Simulator was developed by D & R as a tool to help familiarize NYCT maintainers with these latest troubleshooting technologies. It presents students with a 3D modeled, 10-car R160 train, in which an instructor has inserted one or more faults for the students to troubleshoot and repair. The simulator, which consists of 11 networked workstations (one instructor and ten students) was originally designed and built for Alstom Transportation, Inc., who with Kawasaki formed ALSKAW to provide R160 railcars to NYCT.
5 January 2012, Endicott, NY — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company’s ISO 9001:2008 certificate was awarded by Intertek, a leading provider of quality services for a wide range of industries in over 100 countries around the world.
D & R has demonstrated compliance with the updated standard for a quality management system as set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in all four of its core business areas — Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Services, Technical Publications, Training Program Development and Delivery, and 3D Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Technology. This certification ensures that D & R’s government and commercial customers will have added confidence in D & R’s ability to meet today’s demand for high quality product and services, delivered on schedule at an affordable price.
24 October 2011, Endicott, New York — D & R Technical Solutions, Inc. won a multi-million, multi-year competitive contract to provide Integrated Logistics Support services for the US Army. The prime contract was awarded to Astec Industries, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN, who will manufacture and provide the Army with up to 24 Portable Asphalt Mixing Plants. D & R was awarded a contract from Astec to perform the Integrated Logistics Support activities including the development of Technical Manuals, Training, Spares, Safety analysis, and a number of other studies and analyses.
September 2011, Brooklyn, NY — D & R successfully completed an update of the R160 Railcar 3D Troubleshooting Simulator software at New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Learning Center. The major component of this update was to include troubleshooting scenarios for the automated passenger door system on R160 cars provided by Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. The previous iteration of this software only demonstrated fault isolation for the automated passenger door system on R160 cars built by Alstom Transport.
The R160 railcars are NYCT’s latest acquisition and incorporate state-of-the-art troubleshooting capability, utilizing an internal monitoring and diagnostic system and externally connected laptop computers with system level diagnostic software. The R160 3D Troubleshooting Simulator was developed by D & R as a tool to help familiarize NYCT maintainers with these latest troubleshooting technologies. The internals of the software are built on fully detailed 3D CAD models of R160 A-Cars and B-Cars, coupled together to form two five-car units to make a 10-car train. The software operates on a LAN network consisting of an instructor station and 10 student workstations. The instructor sets up fault scenarios for the students to troubleshoot and monitors student progress real-time. Results are saved by the instructor station for later comparative analysis. The latest update also included several enhancements to the user interface.