International Road Dynamics Inc.
TSX : IRD

International Road Dynamics Inc.

September 15, 2005 11:30 ET

IRD Receives $900,000 Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Contract in Thailand

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 15, 2005) - International Road Dynamics Inc. (TSX:IRD) (IRD) announced today it has received a contract from T.M.S. Engineering Co., Ltd, in Bangkok, Thailand, to supply six (6) Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) Pre-Screening Systems to the Department of Highways (DOH) of the Government of Thailand. The value of the contract is approximately CAD$900,000. Each WIM system consists of IRD's Single Load Cell (SLC) high speed WIM scales and sensors integrated with enforcement cameras, traffic control signaling and vehicle tracking. The WIM systems shall be utilized for managing commercial vehicle operations, weight enforcement, and vehicle data collection.

This project will deliver the first integrated WIM Systems on the highways in Thailand. The WIM Systems will pre-screen trucks for weight violations and direct only vehicles suspected of an overweight condition to the weigh station. The DOH controls Thailand's highways and is aware of the need to enforce truck weights in order to preserve the roadway infrastructure from damages due to overloading. The DOH will be deploying IRD's technology on the highways to prevent and deter overloading, decrease the backup of vehicles near the weigh station to improve safety, and to collect traffic data for the purpose of roadway design and asset management.

Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD's President and CEO noted, "We are very excited to receive the contract for the first WIM Systems in Thailand. Our capable partners will support the deployment and maintenance of these systems, and will continue to assist us with the business in this region. This is an important landmark contract, and we look forward to future highway opportunities with the DOH in Thailand."

IRD is the world leader in the deployment of WIM Systems with approximately 2,000 installations in more than 30 countries around the world.

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 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
    or
    International Road Dynamics Inc.
    Francine Senecal-Lepage
    Investor Relations
    (306) 653-6603
    (306) 653-6609 (FAX)
    Email: irdir@irdinc.com
    Website: http://www.irdinc.com