PINC Solutions introduces the latest generation of Yard Hound™ Product Suite

November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
BERKELEY, CA – November 14, 2007 – PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective real-time asset visibility technology, introduces the latest generation of Yard Hound™ Product Suite, a revolution in RTLS enabled yard management systems. Designed as a turnkey solution for rapid deployment without impacting ongoing operations, Yard Hound™ leverages low-cost passive RFID technologies to track the location and status of trailers in real time, trace the movements of yard trucks in the yard, and provide live information for all the yard activities via an intuitive, web-based application, accessible remotely, 24/7. The modular components of Yard Hound™ Product Suite include: pincGATE to produce automated electronic documentations of all traffic entering into and exiting from the yard, pincSPOTTER to provide real-time location information of the trailers and yard trucks, pincDIRECTOR to facilitate visual communication of task assignments to the yard truck drivers in the yard, pincREEFER to enable remote temperature and fuel-level monitoring of refrigerated trailers, as well as many other specialized components. To further minimize the burden on customers’ IT resources, PINC also offers hosted service with round-the-clock technical support as an option for Yard Hound™.

Built on an innovative combination of advanced sensor and passive RFID technologies as the RTLS platform, PINC's products represent a paradigm shift in mobile asset management through real-time asset visibility. PINC’s top-tier clients include Fortune-500 world leaders in transportation, manufacturing and retail. Yard Hound™ products are currently deployed at multiple customer sites supporting live operations. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations. Additional features of Yard Hound™ such as automated custom alerts and performance reports provide further benefits through increased productivity, reduced surcharges and insurance premiums, and enhanced customer service. Yard Hound™ can be installed as a standalone YMS, or can be integrated into the corporate logistics network linking the WMS and TMS. The resulting improvements in economics typically generate a positive ROI for our customers in less than a year.

About PINC Solutions – PINC is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset management solution, Yard Hound™, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America. PINC has pioneered the development of RTLS products using passive RFID, MEMS and other low-cost sensors to determine the item position, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard Hound™ Product Suite is designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and is expandable with modular components as customers’ needs grow. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard Hound™ Product Suite, please visit