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IDENTEC SOLUTIONS and WAM Technologies form strategic global alliance to develop reefer container monitoring technology

Press Release   •   Aug 15, 2013 16:12 BST

LUSTENAU, AUSTRIA – 15.08.2013 IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG announced today that it has entered into a multi-year global strategic alliance with WAM Technologies LLC, a new technology division of Mark-It Services. Having pioneered the development of low-power, long-range active RFID technology, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is now a global provider of real-time wireless identification, locating and monitoring solutions to the marine and industrial sectors. Mark-It Services is a global supplier of protection services for refrigerated cargo, refrigerated containers and related assets throughout the intermodal cold chain.

The new business alliance will merge IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ market expertise with WAM Technologies’ patented refrigerated container interface technology, integrating it with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ reefer-mountable RFID tags. For the past five years, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS and WAM have been partnering to deliver successful reefer monitoring solutions to major container terminals and port authorities around the world. This new agreement will greatly expand the capabilities of the system and allow IDENTEC SOLUTIONS to customize the WAM software and functionality to meet the requirements of its port and terminal customers.

“We are very excited to have a formal strategic alliance with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, which has been a trusted working partner for over five years. The innovative synergies between the two companies bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources in new ways. Mark-It Services and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS are a perfect fit to develop an all-inclusive reefer monitoring solution that ports and terminal operators have been waiting for quite a while,” commented Mark Heck, CEO at Mark-It Services.

Parvez Mansuri, CIO of WAM Technologies added: “Integrating IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ extensive sales force, global footprint and technical expertise in RFID with Mark-It Services’ specialization in all aspects of the cold asset supply chain make us the preferred choice for remote reefer monitoring solutions. Among the prime advantages of this alliance for both Mark-It and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is the opportunity to focus on developing new feature-rich solutions that will make reefer issues in container terminals a thing of the past.”

“Our focus at IDENTEC SOLUTIONS Ports & Terminals is to help clients improve operational efficiency, safety and security through adoption of advanced process automation and asset management technologies,” said Michael Dempsey, GM Ports & Terminals at IDENTEC SOLUTIONS. “We are very pleased to partner with WAM Technologies to deliver new solutions that specifically address the complex demands of reefer container management in ports and terminals.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information contact:

Identec Solutions:
Michael Dempsey, General Manager Ports and Terminals, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
Tel +1 214 714 3475 | mdempsey@identecsolutions.com

Media contact:
Kathy Magee, Marketing Account Manager, Next Level Information
Tel +44 20 8506 3909 | kathy@nextlevelinfo.com

WAM Technologies Sean Maguire (EMEA/Asia Pacific)
Tel +61 452 504 801
smaguire@wamcentral.net

Al Tama (AmericasTel) +1 732 657 7200 
atama@wamcentral.net 


ABOUT

IDENTEC SOLUTIONS

IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG is a global provider of wireless solutions that improve efficiency, safety and security in harsh operating environments. In the ports and terminals sector, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ CTAS Terminal Asset Management System and RAMS Reefer Asset Management System combine advanced software with RFID, GPS and sensor technologies to deliver real-time visibility and control of handling equipment, containers and workforce. Backed by 24/7 global support, our industry-specific solutions are built on the award-winning SensorSMART platform, a proven, robust wireless sensor network that is also used by the world’s leading application providers, systems integrators and government. An IDENTEC GROUP company, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held with its corporate office in Austria, and regional offices in Australia, Germany, Norway, the UAE and USA.

To learn more visit www.identecsolutions.com or www.identecsolutions.com/our-solutions/ports-and-terminals 
Or follow IDENTEC SOLUTIONS @Assetvisibility 


WAM Technologies (WAM)

A Mark-It Services Company, headquartered in Skillman, New Jersey USA, offers a unique suite of hardware, software and services for the remote wireless management and control of refrigerated containers (reefers) and ancillary equipment on a global basis. Utilizing GPS, GSM and IP platforms, WAM software is now an integral part in the management of over 75,000 live reefers every month, with rapid growth as cost, technology and ROI converge. WAM’s patented technology and innovative software platform is used to protect reefer containers, reefer cargo and equipment such as dry containers, chassis, and gensets. Partnering with its Parent Company, Mark-It Services, WAM Technologies LLC is fully equipped to provide a 24/7/365 Global Cargo Protection Service to ocean carriers and cargo owners alike.

To learn more visit www.wamcentral.net and follow WAM on Twitter @wamcentral.

Mark-It Services (MIS) 

Founded in 1989, Mark-It Services' corporate headquarters is located in Lakehurst, New Jersey USA. The company’s global operation centers and innovative software enable it to provide Global Protection Services for refrigerated cargo, refrigerated containers (reefers) and related assets throughout the intermodal cold chain. This process includes everything from basic track & trace to full scale staffed reefer monitoring, alert assessment, repair vendor management and booking system integration. Mark-It Services manages over 95% of all rail intermodal reefer cargo in the U.S. and actively manages from 60,000 to 75,000 live reefer loads per month for those customers requiring full cargo protective services.

To learn more visit www.mark-itservices.com.