In 2003, the Port of Tacoma won the ‘American Association of Port Authorities’ Technology Award, for its web-based rail management system.
The port hired a company called Integral GIS to design and develop the Rail Management System. Through ArcIMS, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft .NET, the Port of Tacoma moved to a ‘live’ (1-minute delay) updating system that had historically been done manually, using a series of spreadsheets.
Through AEI and EDI sensors, Integral GIS allows information regarding the rail cars and containers to become available, live, on the web, to specific stakeholders and the employees of the port itself. It automated rail logistics workflow, and increased productivity and efficiency.
EDI Sensors are typically used for vehicle detection and traffic counting. (See more info)