Charlotte, NC - October 18, 2007 -- NASCENT Technology, LLC (NASCENT), the leading provider of technical solutions for the transportation industry, has been awarded a contract from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) to provide its SYNAPSE™ Automated Gate System (AGS) for the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility in Columbus, Ohio.
“NASCENT and Norfolk Southern have enjoyed a mutually beneficial working relationship over the last few years. Both companies share a passion for innovation and for the transportation industry," said James Shondel, NASCENT’s VP of Sales. “The Rickenbacker facility is yet another step the companies are taking together to ensure that NS Intermodal facilities operate at optimum efficiency,” added Shondel.
NASCENT will deploy the same SYNAPSE™ AGS system that is currently in use at the NS Whitaker Intermodal Facility in Austell, Georgia and the NS Croxton Facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. The system allows the terminals to increase the gate throughput of ISO and intermodal containers while reducing data entry error rates. Combining inspection "portals," Optical Character Recognition (O