IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Secures NavisReady Certification for CTAS Container Terminal Asset Management System

CTAS platform for real-time container terminal intelligence and control to interface as standard with Navis SPARCS 3.7 and N4 terminal operating systems

Lustenau, Austria—April 30, 2012—IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, a global provider of real-time visibility and control solutions for improving safety, productivity and efficiency in ports and terminals, has become a NavisReady partner. The new NavisReady certification means that IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ CTAS terminal asset management system is now guaranteed to interface as standard with Navis SPARCS 3.7 and N4 terminal operating system (TOS), with no need for additional modifications.

Combining advanced software with the latest identification, location and sensing technologies—including active RFID, RTLS, DGPS, wireless sensors and telemetrics—the CTAS platform enables ports and terminals to automate operational processes and control complex business events live and in real time.

“Ports and terminals are increasingly looking to implement innovative real-time solutions to automate container handling processes, capture critical operational data and actively improve the performance and safety of their workforce and equipment assets,” said Michael Dempsey, General Manager Ports and Terminals for IDENTEC SOLUTIONS. “Robust and proven interfaces between this burgeoning class of terminal asset management technology and the major TOS providers are critical for efficient and cost-effective systems implementation. As part of our commitment to ensuring ease of interface for our customers, we are delighted to have secured this NavisReady certification.”

CTAS solutions are currently deployed worldwide in both manned and automated container handling operations by regional and global terminal operators including APM Terminals, DP World, Georgia Ports Authority, ICTSI and TTI. Key applications include street and terminal truck tracking; job stepping and promotion in container stack operations; container and equipment position detection; driver and personnel identification; and fleet management, monitoring and scheduling.

NavisReady is an initiative designed for technology partners to test and certify that their solutions are compatible and integrate seamlessly with the Navis TOS. Certification is performed against major releases, and partner products can be re-certified with each new key release. The IDENTEC SOLUTIONS certification ensures that the key TOS software interface in CTAS is fully compatible with Navis SPARCS Release 3.7, plus the XPS and ECN4 versions of Navis N4.