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MINDS Inc. and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Partner to Deliver RFID Solutions for Hot Mix Asphalt Tracking

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Solution combines MINDS′ eRoutes™ application with IDENTEC′s RFID platform for the asphalt paving industry

 

Boisbriand, Quebec - Oct 30, 2008 - MINDS Inc., a leader in automation and information technologies applied to the road construction and industry, today announced a partnership with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS headquartered in Addison, Texas, to deliver automated, real-time tracking solutions for companies that need to monitor the flow of hot mix asphalt (HMA) from production to paving.

HMA is a real-time business where the timing and temperature of asphalt is critical for optimal paving conditions. Proper coordination between the plant, delivery trucks and paving contractors is key to ensuring a smooth operation. Companies that rely on verbal or paper based tracking and dispatching systems often find themselves lacking timely and accurate information required to synchronize operations between asphalt producers, truck operators and pavers. This can result in delayed schedules, poor paving conditions and lost revenue.

With the MINDS and IDENTECS solution, companies are able to automatically track the exact product, weight, loading time, departure and arrival time, and location where the asphalt is laid down. This information can then be integrated with existing systems to provide a real-time view of the entire operation anywhere, anytime – even over the web and mobile devices. Producers will then be able to share the information with their contractors as a value added service.

"The HMA business is a collaborative process between asphalt producers, trucking companies and pavers. The accurate tracking of tonnage, loading and delivery times, and location are all critical elements to the operation," said Pierre Vidaillac, president of MINDS Inc. "We chose the IDENTEC SOLUTIONS platform because of its range and ability to perform under challenging conditions such as outdoors, on vehicles and around hot asphalt. It also provided the best value for our customers."

MINDS and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS are currently engaged in customer accounts in North America and Europe.

For more information on IDENTEC SOLUTIONS and solutions, please visit www.identecsolutions.com