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EI Systems Announces a Patent-Pending Status for a Web-Based Rail Yard Management System

EI Systems is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent-pending status for their web-based Rail ManagerŪ service. Clients use Rail ManagerŪ to track the status and location of railcars within large industrial sites. Railcar tracking, often a very manual process, becomes a highly automated system.


Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 14, 2010

EI Systems is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent-pending status for their web-based Rail ManagerŪ service. Clients use Rail ManagerŪ to track the status and location of railcars within large industrial sites and short-line rail yards. Railcar tracking, often a very manual process, becomes a highly automated system.

EI Systems? Chief Technical Officer Henry Ha reports that "bringing web-based functionality to rail yard management applications provides significantly improved features and performance and eliminates the expensive and cumbersome client-server approach. Rail Manager?s patent-pending web-based design puts yard and railcar information at your fingertips and is accessible from any internet-connected PC through the company?s secure servers."

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 ManagerŪ provides seamless linkages to rail yard hardware (automated railcar readers, handheld railcar scanners, load bay recorders, 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. Sophisticated reporting features allow users to access key business information from any location on a 24 x 7 basis.

About EI Systems

EI Systems is a software-as-a-service company that has been offering products and services to the industrial rail market for over ten years. Their clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, enjoy the benefits of sophisticated products and avoid the IT costs of deploying and maintaining these programs on their own infrastructure. EI Systems, based in Houston, TX, provides the short-line and industrial railroad markets with advanced railroad technology products for rail yard management and rail transload operations.