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Ubisense launches Transit Yard Manager with the world’s leading precise real-time location system at the American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting in Orlando Oct 5-8, 2009


Orlando, Florida –October 5, 2009 – Ubisense, the world leader in precise Real-Time Location Systems, announced today that it has released the Ubisense Transit Yard Manager which provides complete visibility to yard and garage operations for transit organizations of any size. Traditionally, Transit companies have had visibility of where their vehicles are when they are on routes but once they enter garages and yards the location is collected using manual, paper-based tracking. With Ubisense, transit agencies are provided in real-time with the exact parking space location of vehicles and assets allowing processes to be improved and operating costs to be reduced.
Transit Yard Manager provides a 2D and 3D web based view of any garage and yard and automatically generates electronic versions of mark up sheets that can be accessed from any Internet enabled PC or mobile device. Benefits include eliminating search time for vehicles, improving yard pull out efficiency through more intelligent staging, integration with maintenance management to easily identify or hold vehicles in need of maintenance reducing road side call outs, and automated vehicle entry and lane assignment. Transit Yard Manager, when integrated with scheduling, dispatch, maintenance, and GPS-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) systems provides a real-time, seamless and intuitive view of all transit operations.

“Transit Yard Management is one of a suite of industry-focused applications we are launching which utilize the Ubisense superior location technology and software platform to deliver significant value for particular industries, including transit, manufacturing, military, and agriculture,” said Richard Green, CEO of Ubisense. “Transit Yard Manager demonstrates how the combination of a precise real-time location when combined with software tailored to a specific set of industry needs can transform an organization to the next level.”

Ubisense has recently been deployed by Metro Transit in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. At Metro Transit, dispatchers are given instant access to the location of each bus along with up to date maintenance information for each vehicle. Access to location also gives maintenance supervisors a fast way to check if buses have left a service bay. It also helps staff more quickly recover items reported lost by customers and benefits transit supervisors who need to quickly retrieve security video on buses with VHS recording systems.

“It’s important that transit agencies use technology to gain efficiencies”, said Brian Lamb, General Manager at Metro Transit. “This new dispatching system will help us work smarter. We know instantly where every bus is at every garage.”

Ubisense is deploying transit solutions across North America and Europe teaming with leading transit solution providers.

Ubisense Media Contact:

Jay Cadman: Americas. Tel: +1 720 249-4149

About Ubisense

Ubisense is the world leader in Precise Real-Time Location Systems and Consulting Services, tracking people and assets with unmatched accuracy, and giving enterprises the power to bring visibility and control to previously intractable business processes. With over 400 customers
Worldwide, Ubisense is revolutionising industries today. Visit

About Metro Transit

Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, trains as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike. Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing roughly 95 percent of the 90 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities.
For more information, please contact Bob Gibbons, Director of Public Relations, Metro Transit
+1 612 349-7509


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