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Berkeley, CA, United States, 2008/03/10 - Cost-effective, real-time-location-system (RTLS) enabled yard visibility and management solutions designed to scale with the challenges of businesses today and tomorrow.
PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective real-time asset visibility technology, announces the latest expansion of Yard Houndô products, a growing portfolio of RTLS-enabled yard visibility and management systems for distribution logistics. Designed with a scalable architecture requiring minimal capital investment in infrastructure, Yard Houndô can be deployed to address the mission-critical challenges first, and expanded later in line with the needs of customersí. The Yard Houndô family of products includes:
Yard Houndô Guard: Monitors trailer traffic through the gate in real-time, and keeps track of which trailers are in the yard and their age. For fleet trailers that have permanent tags attached, Yard Houndô Guard enables automation of the check-in and check-out processes and increases gate throughput.
Yard Houndô Locator: Tracks the location of the mobile asset in the yard in real-time. Live information about trailer and yard truck movement and status are collected continuously, and performance analysis such as yard truck and lane utilization can be generated automatically based on custom metrics. Designed to work with traditional YMS/WMS or other legacy/proprietary logistics management software, Yard Houndô Locator can be integrated seamlessly to provide real-time data needed for enterprise applications to make optimized decisions.
Yard Houndô Director: Presents all the real-time information available from Yard Houndô Locator through PINCís own intuitive web-based user interface. With the in-cab touch-screen monitor option, it also allows two-way communication between the yard managers and the yard truck drivers for sending and confirming the receipt of trailer move tasks. Leveraging real-time visibility data and sharing them with the yard truck drivers, the system provides maximum flexibility and all the tools necessary for effective yard management.
In addition, several optional components are available to extend system features such as temperature monitoring of refrigerated trailers. PINC also offers hosted service with round-the-clock technical support to further minimize the burden on customersí IT resources.
Built on an innovative combination of advanced sensor and passive RFID technologies as the RTLS platform, PINC's products represent a paradigm shift in mobile asset management through real-time asset visibility. PINCís top-tier clients include Fortune-500 world leaders in transportation, manufacturing and retail. Named by Food Logistics among the top-100 technology and service providers based on proven track record and expertise in serving the food industry, PINC has deployments at multiple customer sites within the food supply chain as well as other industry verticals. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customersí daily operations. Additional features of Yard Houndô such as automated custom alerts and performance reports provide further benefits through increased productivity, reduced surcharges and insurance premiums, and enhanced customer service. The resulting improvements in economics typically generate a positive ROI for customers in less than a year.
About PINC Solutions
PINC (pincsolutions.com) is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset management solution, Yard Houndô, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America. PINC has pioneered the development of RTLS products using passive RFID, MEMS and other low-cost sensors to determine the item position, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Houndô suite of products is designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and is expandable with modular components as customersí needs grow.