BL Certifies Lat-Lon Remote Monitoring Devices

January 12, 2011

Rail shippers can now access Lat-Lon asset monitoring data within BL's RAILTRAC GPS system.

THE WOODLANDS, TX /PRNewswire/ -- Bourque Logistics (BL), a leader in rail logistics software, has certified Lat-Lon's remote monitoring devices for integration with BL's RAILTRAC GPS software. With this combination, shippers can now enhance decision-making, asset management, and regulatory compliance through regular data feeds and alerts on the location and status of railcars.

Lat-Lon LLC has produced Solar Tracking Units (STU) for railcars and Locomotive Monitoring Units (LMU) for 10 years and is proud to partner with Bourque Logistics to offer best-in-class rail logistics support. BL customers can now seamlessly access the data generated by Lat-Lon devices, which includes GPS location, speed, and course; wireless sensor data from hatches, brake linkages, and trucks; overspeed impact data from accelerometers; and photographic data from the STU's internal day/night security camera.

Railcar and locomotive location and condition status are reported through cellular and/or satellite connections to help shippers with regulatory compliance, tampering risk reduction, improved fleet management, and railroad billing disputes concerning car damage or routing. The value of wireless monitoring improves many aspects of a shipper's business, from sales to logistics to customer support to government compliance.

"This important integration between the Lat-Lon devices and RAILTRAC GPS software will provide significant remote monitoring capabilities to our clients who ship hazardous products. In addition, Lat-Lon sensors will provide car heath data for railcar maintenance and regulatory compliance," said Steve Bourque, President, Bourque Logistics.

"We are pleased to be working with Bourque Logistics to offer more GPS tracking and wireless monitoring options to BL's loyal customer base," commented David Baker, President, Lat-Lon LLC.

About BL
Headquartered in The Woodlands, TX, Bourque Logistics has automated rail shipment processes for shippers since 1989 with RAILTRAC, a leading rail fleet and shipment management software for rail shippers. BL now provides a full suite of modules to address multi-mode shipment operations, loading and inspection, fleet accounting, freight payment, supply chain, and VMI programs. Their EDI data services connect suppliers, customers, carriers, and vendors. BL also provides professional transportation management support and railcar maintenance management.

RAILTRAC is a registered trademark of Bourque Data Systems Inc.

About Lat-Lon
Headquartered in Denver, CO., Lat-Lon LLC is a leading provider of railcar GPS tracking and wireless monitoring systems in North America. Lat-Lon currently has over 170 active customers and has sold more than 8000 units into the freight rail market. Lat-Lon is an innovative, growing, financially stable company, dedicated to the rail shipping market.

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