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7/13/2007    Technology

Rail News: Mechanical

Bourque Data Systems partners with Satamatics to provide GPS tracking for haz-mat rail cars

Bourque Data Systems Inc. (BDS) recently integrated its RAILTRAC® rail-car location and asset monitoring software with Satamatics’ Inmarsat D+ satellite communications network hardware to offer customers Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking technology.

The XML data integration will provide chemical shippers real-time car location and asset monitoring information to improve security and comply with upcoming U.S. regulations on toxic and poison inhalation hazards, said BDS President Steve Bourque in a prepared statement.

RAILTRAC features new GPS mapping and reporting functions, and a set of warning indicators that alert users if a haz-mat shipment falls outside of specifications.

“With this new monitoring layer, hazardous-material shippers can exert control and security to a new level,” said Bourque.

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