International Road Dynamics Inc.

International Road Dynamics Inc.

September 24, 2010 10:47 ET

IRD Announces Contract for Nova Scotia Mainline WIM System

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2010) - International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) (TSX:IRD) has been awarded a CAD $1.02 Million contract for a High Speed Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) System by Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal. IRD will act as prime contractor to design, supply, install, and maintain a Mainline WIM Pre-Clearance System on the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 located near the Amherst Weigh Scale Facility. IRD has supplied and integrated High Speed WIM Systems at Enfield, Aulds Cove and Kelly Lake Weigh Scale Facilities in Nova Scotia.

The contract is scheduled for completion by January 2011.

The new Amherst system will weigh and classify commercial vehicles as they travel at highway speeds. Approaching vehicles will be automatically evaluated and compared with legal load and height limits. If the vehicle is found to be compliant, the driver will be directed via roadside electronic message signs to bypass the weigh station without stopping. If the vehicle is non-compliant, the driver will be directed to exit the highway and report to the weigh station for further processing. The system will incorporate a combination of Single Load Cell WIM Scales, Piezoelectric Sensors, License Plate Cameras, Side View Image Cameras, Operator Interface, and System Electronics.

IRD's President and CEO, Mr. Terry Bergan, states "IRD continues to be the primary supplier and integrator of Weigh-In-Motion Pre-Clearance Systems in North America and internationally. With this latest contract, IRD will have supplied a total of 9 high-speed Mainline WIM Systems in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. IRD values its long term relationship with Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal and we look forward to this latest project."

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)