Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Railinc upgrades RailSight™ CLM engine

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Cary, N.C.-based Railinc Tuesday released a major update to the RailSight™ CLM (Car Location Message) engine, which delivers real-time track and trace data for freight rail.

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The company says RailSight now gives rail equipment owners, shippers, third-party logistics managers, and transportation management software (TMS) providers improved ability to manage and view their rail fleets and account profiles through an intuitive and easy-to-use web tool, along with more data element options.

Details of the RailSight application, including features, functions, and technical requirements, are available on the product website at www.railinc.com/railsightinfo.

RailSight also now features a bridge to the Railinc Umler rail equipment information system for automatic fleet configuration management for users of both systems. Umler fleet changes can now flow automatically into the RailSight system and CLM feeds. This upgrade provides users with more effective and efficient online management capabilities than previously available, as well as immediate access to equipment data within their fleets. RailSight now also offers additional appendable data elements such as last air brake test and latitudes/longitudes for mapping applications.

“The new RailSight Online tool and Umler bridge give all of our customers more control over how they can manage and create value in their businesses,” said Chuck Hieronymi, RailSight product manager. “Additional RailSight features, functions, and the new web interface enable our customers and channel partners to deliver better, faster, and cheaper solutions in a demanding marketplace.”