Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Norfolk Southern awards NASCENT Automated Gate System contract for the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal in Ohio

Charlotte, NC - October 18, 2007 -- NASCENT Technology, LLC (NASCENT), the leading provider of technical solutions for the transportation industry, has been awarded a contract from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) to provide its SYNAPSE™ Automated Gate System (AGS) for the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility in Columbus, Ohio.

“NASCENT and Norfolk Southern have enjoyed a mutually beneficial working relationship over the last few years. Both companies share a passion for innovation and for the transportation industry," said James Shondel, NASCENT’s VP of Sales. “The Rickenbacker facility is yet another step the companies are taking together to ensure that NS Intermodal facilities operate at optimum efficiency,” added Shondel.

NASCENT will deploy the same SYNAPSE™ AGS system that is currently in use at the NS Whitaker Intermodal Facility in Austell, Georgia and the NS Croxton Facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. The system allows the terminals to increase the gate throughput of ISO and intermodal containers while reducing data entry error rates. Combining inspection "portals," Optical Character Recognition (OCR), digital cameras, and Voice-over-IP-enabled communication kiosks, the system facilitates communications and information gathering.

“Although NASCENT has worked diligently over the past decade to attain acceptance of appropriate technology by the Transportation Industry, our goal of improving transportation processes by judiciously employing innovative technology solutions still requires a certain level of commitment on our Clients’ part. NS Intermodal’s progressive nature and steadfast focus on heightened security, improved performance, and persistent growth are a perfect fit for our SYNAPSE™ solution,” added Fabio Teti, NASCENT President.

About the Companies
NASCENT Technology, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of System Development Resources, Incorporated, is the leading provider of technology-based solutions for the transportation industry. SYNAPSE™ is NASCENT's revolutionary suite of Terminal Automation Products specifically designed to provide advanced solutions that are scaleable enough to meet the unique needs of various clients.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,300 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario , Canada , serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America ’s largest rail carrier of automotive parts and finished vehicles.


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