International Road Dynamics Inc.

International Road Dynamics Inc.

August 06, 2009 07:00 ET

IRD Awarded CAD $2.3 Million Virtual Weigh Station Contract

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2009) - International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) (TSX:IRD), the world's largest provider of Weigh-In-Motion systems and solutions for the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for Virtual Weigh Stations by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation valued at approximately CAD $2.3 Million.

The contract is for the supply and installation of seventeen Virtual Weigh Stations to be delivered and installed over the next sixteen months. These systems are in addition to the eight previously installed IRD Virtual Weigh Stations in the State. The contract also includes a three-year maintenance and service contract for all twenty-five installed stations.

The Virtual Weight Stations will be deployed statewide and used by the Pennsylvania State Police Motor Carrier Enforcement Division to screen for overweight trucks. Using a web based browser, multiple users can connect simultaneously through their laptops via a local wireless network. All systems will include IRD's iSINC (Intelligent Sensor Interface Network Controller), operational software and IRD/PAT 1.75 Meter Bending Plate sensors. The sensors are configured in a double threshold configuration and will weigh each vehicle wheel twice providing higher accuracy weight results.

IRD's President and CEO, Terry Bergan, states "This contract underlines our leading presence in the North American ITS market, and we are very pleased to be expanding our long-standing relationship with the State of Pennsylvania."

IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry. IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas. Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IRD.

Contact Information

  • International Road Dynamics Inc.
    Terry Bergan
    President & CEO
    (306) 653-6600 or U.S. (303) 355-5998
    International Road Dynamics Inc.
    Francine Senecal-Lepage
    Investor Relations
    (306) 653-6603
    (306) 653-6609 (FAX)