EI Systems announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent-pending status for its web-based Rail Manager service. Clients use Rail Manager to track the status and location of railcars within large industrial sites and gain web-based visibility into rail yard operations. Using AEI technology and sophisticated software, Railcar Manager provides an automated system that effectively replaces labor-intensive railcar tracking processes.
Clients reduce costs and improve performance by automating a variety of rail yard documentation processes, and gain improved visibility into their yard operation for greater control and efficiency. Rail Manager provides seamless linkages to rail yard hardware (automated railcar readers, handheld railcar scanners, load bay recorders, and rail scales), interfaces to a variety of site manufacturing and financial systems, and communicates effectively with third-party in-transit railcar tracking applications. Its color-coded yard maps facilitate inventory control, product tracking, and car placement decisions. Reporting features allow users to access key business information from any location 24/7.