International Road Dynamics Inc.

International Road Dynamics Inc.

April 20, 2010 14:17 ET

IRD Awarded Weigh-In-Motion Contract in Washington

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) (TSX:IRD) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately CAD $750,000 by Aztech Electric, Inc. for a Weigh- In-Motion (WIM) Preclearance System in Washington State. The IRD System will be used by the Washington State Patrol and Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to automatically screen commercial vehicle traffic based on gross vehicle and axle weights, dimensions, safety, and credential criteria on the I-90 mainline and on the ramp leading into the weigh station at the Spokane Port of Entry (POE). The contract includes the relocation of the weigh station as well as WIM automation and integration. The first lane of WIM Scales is scheduled for installation in June, 2010, with system completion scheduled for the summer of 2011.

IRD will supply and integrate its world-leading Single Load Cell and Bending Plate WIM Scales, AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification), Tracking Sensors, Over-height Detection, Variable Message Signs (VMS), Changeable Message Signs (CMS), Side View Cameras, and License Plate Readers (LPR) with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). All of the equipment will be interfaced with IRD's state of the art iSINC Controller Electronics. IRD will also integrate its automated weigh station system with Washington State DOT Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN). Washington State is a member of NORPASS (North American Preclearance and Safety System).

Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "IRD is pleased to be deploying and integrating its twelfth WIM Preclearance System in Washington, another example of our commitment to quality and customer service. This new installation will also be included in the multi-year service and maintenance contract that IRD has with WSDOT."

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.

IRD is listed on the TSX - trading 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)