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Railinc Corp. has released an update to its car-location message engine, known as RailSight CLM. The tool provides real-time track and trace data for rail freight. The update gives rail equipment owners, shippers, third-party logistics managers and transportation management software vendors an improved ability to manage and view their fleets and account profiles through an intuitive Web function, as well as additional data elements. RailSight now features a bridge to the Railinc Umler equipment-information system for automatic fleet configuration, available to users of both systems. Umler fleet changes can now flow automatically into the RailSight system and CLM feeds. The company is also offering more appendable data elements, such as last air brake test and latitudes and longitudes for mapping applications. According to Railinc, the track and trace engine delivers 7.5 million rail events each day from more than 500 Class I, II and III railroads and shops across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Railinc said it plans additional releases of RailSight throughout 2010 to support more customers, including intermodal. Future augmentations include more flexible trip break logic for intermodal customers, expanded Umler system integration and new Web service integration options.
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