CTAS platform for real-time container terminal intelligence and control to interface as standard with Navis SPARCS N4 and 3.7 and terminal operating systems

IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals — By on April 30, 2012 at 4:16 PM

April 30, 2012 – Lustenau, AUSTRIA – IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, a global provider of real-time visibility and control solutions for improving safety, productivity and efficiency in ports and terminals, has become a NavisReady partner.

This NavisReady certification means that IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ CTAS terminal asset management system is now guaranteed to interface directly with Navis SPARCS N4 and 3.7 terminal operating system (TOS), with no need for additional modifications.

Combining advanced software with the latest identification, location and sensing technologies, including active RFID, RTLS, DGPS, wireless sensors and telemetrics, the CTAS platform enables ports and terminals to automate operational processes and control complex business events live and in real time.

CTAS solutions are currently deployed worldwide in both manned and automated container handling operations by regional and global terminal operators including APM Terminals, DP World, Georgia Ports Authority, ICTSI, and TTI. Key applications include street and terminal truck tracking, job stepping and promotion in container stack operations, container and equipment position detection, driver and personnel identification, and fleet management, monitoring and scheduling.

NavisReady is an initiative designed for technology partners to test and certify that their solutions are compatible and integrate seamlessly with the Navis SPARCS TOS. Certification is performed against major releases, and partner products can be re-certified with each new key release. The IDENTEC SOLUTIONS certification ensures that the key TOS software interface in CTAS is fully compatible with Navis SPARCS Release 3.7, plus the XPS and ECN4 versions of Navis N4.

“Ports and terminals are increasingly looking to implement innovative real-time solutions to automate container handling processes, capture critical operational data and improve the performance and safety of their workforce and equipment assets”, said Michael Dempsey, General Manager Ports and Terminals at IDENTEC SOLUTIONS.

“Robust and proven interfaces between this burgeoning class of terminal asset management technology and the major TOS providers are critical for efficient and cost-effective systems implementation. As part of our commitment to ensuring ease of use for our customers, we are delighted to have secured this NavisReady certification”.

About IDENTEC SOLUTIONS

IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is the global provider of innovative wireless technology solutions for industrial environments. Committed to developing industry-leading, low power and long-range sensor based solutions, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ SensorSMART networks have been setting the industry standards since 1999. Currently deployed on every continent throughout the globe in the Ports & Terminals, Oil & Gas, and Tunnel & Mining industries as well as sought out by the world’s leading system integrators and governments; IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ patented technology is helping to optimize productivity in some of the continent’s most challenging situations. Robust, flexible and powerful IDENTEC SOLUTIONS technology delivers when others cannot. An IDENTEC GROUP company, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held with its corporate office located in Austria, and regional offices located in Dallas, Texas, Germany, Australia and Norway. For more information, please visit www.identecsolutions.com

About IDENTEC GROUP

IDENTEC GROUP is a leading, advanced RFID solutions provider that capitalizes and grows companies in global business-to-business and business-to-consumer RFID markets. Recognized worldwide for their patented, award-winning RFID solutions in more than 16 different industries, IDENTEC GROUP member companies develop and market innovative RFID solutions that identify, measure, track, and trace assets and people across the value chain, delivering actionable information through the cloud. IDENTEC GROUP is serving more than 2000 customers and works with its member companies on issues ranging from capitalization and the development of business models and strategies to operations and shared technology, sourcing efficiencies, and mutual customer relationships. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.identecgroup.com.

About Navis

Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global leader in technology for managing the movement of cargo through terminals. Today, three of the top four global terminal operators and 260 marine terminals worldwide use Navis terminal operating systems (TOS). Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralised solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization. www.navis.com

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