An essentially maintenance-free switch machine. A handheld RFID reader. A suite of modular yard automation product modules. Piston retarders for fully automatic shunting on humps in marshalling yards. Leading-edge event recorders. The latest in yard planning software. Technology is playing an increasingly vital role in keeping rail yards fluid, and we featured a sampling of those products and systems in an article that was published in our April issue. Suppliers providing information on their wares included Advanced Rail Systems, GE Transportation, Janam Technologies LLC, Progress Rail, Siemens and Vossloh Signaling Inc. Have a product or system that in some wa is designed to help railroads manage their yards more efficiently? Send us a product release and we'll post it in our Rail Product News section.