SOURCE: International Coding Technologies, Inc.

International Coding Technologies, Inc.

April 05, 2011 12:04 ET

International Coding Technologies' Cast-A-Code®RR Revolutionary RFID Tag Improves Life Cycle and Tracking Management for Concrete Railroad Ties

TOPSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - International Coding Technologies, Inc. -- -- is making available its revolutionary patented Cast-A-Code®RR which, coupled with ICT's TrackCon® software, provides a production and inventory management solution for the manufacture and installation of concrete railroad ties.

According to Tom Tilson, ICT president, "Finally, the railroad industry has a cost effective way to track and manage data associated with their concrete railroad ties. Leveraging our proven TrackCon® data collection software and management systems from the precast industry, railroads can now solve a problem that has plagued them for decades. By casting our patented Cast-A-Code®RR passive RFID tag into the tie during production, manufacturers now have the ability to permanently attach quality control, batch, tie component, and even GPS data to individual ties."

Cast-a-Code®RR is a proprietary passive RFID inlay sealed in a watertight, dust proof castable tag that affixes securely to a concrete structure providing cradle-to-grave traceability.

"RFID is the preferred technology for asset identification and tracking," Mr. Tilson added. "However, this is the first RFID application for the rugged precast environment. Currently, most precasters use labor-intensive manual systems for quality control, production tracking, and yard management. Many producers often lose hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the extensive resources required to get production statuses, locate product, and manage quality control. We knew there had to be a better way," he said.

"Now," Mr. Tilson stated, "management has a better way to report and manage quality control, workflow, inventory and shipping. This not only enhances in-plant productivity and allows the concrete manufacturer to provide outstanding value to his customer as well, but at substantially less than a dollar per tag, it is very cost-effective."

About International Coding Technologies, Inc.
International Coding Technologies is a data management and asset tracking technologies company that combines RFID, GPS, unique ruggedized tagging technology, and modular software to track products in rugged environments. ICT is the first company to cast RFID tags into concrete products on a commercial scale. The company is private equity backed by MerchantBanc and headquartered at 461 Boston Road, Unit D3 Topsfield, MA 01983 USA. Telephone: 978.212.3091 or visit us at

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