Expands GlobalWave Market to Include Highly Specialized Tracking of
CALGARY, CANADA, June 12 /CNW/ - TransCore's GlobalWave(R)
satellite-based trailer tracking devices were awarded the Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus
Certification. The Class 1 Division 1 rating (C1D1) is the highest
qualification necessary for tracking dangerous shipments over road, rail or
barge that have ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids
like those found in the transport of gasoline and ethanol fuel.
Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show
there are an estimated 300 million hazardous materials (hazmat) shipments
nationally each year representing approximately seven percent of the overall
truck traffic on U.S. highways.
TransCore is expanding GlobalWave's market reach to support the full
scope of transportation tracking requirements, whether basic tracking, sensor
based, temperature critical goods, hazardous materials, or munitions. Under
the UL 913 category, TransCore's GlobalWave technology is certified for
intrinsically safe operation, meaning any spark or thermal effect is incapable
of causing ignition of a mixture of flammable or combustible material, oil or
gas. This intrinsically safe certification along with GlobalWave's fast
response time makes it ideal for tracking and monitoring hazardous materials.
"By demonstrating conformance with internationally recognized hazmat
standards through stringent testing by a recognized third-party certification
organization, GlobalWave trailer tracking products can further expand into
this critical part of commercial transportation," said David Roscoe,
TransCore's vice president for satellite communications research and
development. "This qualification is crucial for providing the maximum level of
safety and performance that carriers and shippers require."
Previously, TransCore's GlobalWave data communication terminal received
the Department of Defense HERO - hazards of electromagnetic radiation to
ordnance - certification making it available to fleets responsible for
transporting DoD freight.
GlobalWave reached distribution milestones in 2006 exceeding 150,000
satellite communications transceivers worldwide. With three ground control
stations providing service to five continents, the GlobalWave network supports
customers worldwide including over 500 U.S. commercial transportation
companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, and powers TransCore's 3sixty Fleet
About Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is an internationally recognized
independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has
been testing products for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 18,000 types
of products annually, and more than 19 billion UL Marks appear on products
TransCore operates as a unit of Roper Industries, a market-driven,
diversified growth company with 2006 revenues of $1.7 billion, a market
capitalization of over $4 billion, and is a component of the S&P Mid-Cap 400,
Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 Indexes.
TransCore is dedicated to driving inefficiencies out of surface
transportation through innovation. With products and installations in 46
countries, more than 100 patents worldwide, and pioneering applications of
RFID and satellite communications technologies, TransCore's expertise is
unparalleled in the markets it serves. In 2007, Inbound Logistics Magazine
ranked TransCore as one of the Top 100 Logistics IT providers.
For more information, visit www.transcore.com.
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