Friday, December 2, 2016

NASCENT’s readyAGS Grows through Acquisition of SmartTrack Logistics


CHARLOTTE, NC -- November 28, 2016 -- NASCENT Technology, LLC, a leading provider of gate automation and related technologies, announced that it has acquired Smart Track Logistics, a Jacksonville, FL - based provider of cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, freight planning, and scheduling.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Through its innovative Nimbus Connect product offering, Smart Track has captured a segment of the warehousing and distribution market that has been largely ignored.  The enterprise-class solution is designed and priced for smaller to mid-size operations and, therefore, appeals to a growing number of businesses who are in need of a way to better manage their link within the supply-chain,” said Michael Bratt, Chief Operating Officer of NASCENT Technology, LLC.  “As we look for opportunities to expand our offerings in cost-effective cloud-based technologies for logistics and supply chain management, acquisitions like this one just make sense.”


Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Smart Track provides cloud-based software and solutions for freight planning and scheduling, transportation tracking, and inbound and outbound dock management.  The target markets and core set of features of the company’s flagship software aligns well with those of NASCENT’s existing readyAGS product.

While readyAGS has continually gained traction and momentum since it was announced in 2011, NASCENT company executives believe that the acquisition will help bolster its adoption, especially among distribution centers, BCO’s (Beneficial Cargo Owners), and warehouses, in the months following the acquisition.

“In addition to benefitting from an immediate gain of additional customers, we see this is an opportunity to expand the readyAGS offering and to provide greater value to existing accounts,” said Bratt.  “In a mobile-app-crazed environment where there are too many short-lived, ’one-hit wonders’, we strive to differentiate ourselves through offering well thought-out, comprehensive solutions.  Combining the strengths of SmartTrack’s Nimbus Connect product with the existing capabilities of readyAGS will help us do just that.”

About NASCENT

NASCENT Technology, LLC. (NASCENT) has been successfully delivering technology solutions to the Intermodal Transportation industry since 1996. As the pioneer of Automated Gate Systems (AGS), NASCENT has consistently led the way in new technology-based solutions, providing several innovations and industry firsts. Backed by unrivaled engineering, assembly, software development, QA and support organizations, NASCENT continues to draw on its vast industry experience and keen focus on intermodal operations to provide its clients with unparalleled solutions.

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For more information, visit the company's website at www.nascent.com.

Contact

Jeff Necciai
Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing
NASCENT Technology, LLC.
2744 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-654-3102

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

TraPac Selects NASCENT Technology’s Automated Gate System and OCR Portals in Port of Oakland



CHARLOTTE, NC — November 9, 2016 — NASCENT Technology, a leading provider of gate automation and related technologies, has announced that it has been selected by TraPac, LLC. to provide the automated gate system and OCR portals for their gate expansion in the Port of Oakland, CA. 

NASCENT will provide 16 truck gate kiosks (pedestals), 12 Yard kiosks, and 2 kiosks to be used within the Driver’s Assistance area within the facility.  Of the 16 gate lanes, 9 of these are new lanes that are being built as part of the gate expansion.  In addition, NASCENT will also be providing and integrating with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Portals at both the In-bound and out-bound gate complexes.  Central to the automated gate system is NASCENT’s SYNAPSE Software which aggregates and manages the kiosks and other traffic control equipment while providing a uniform, task-centric user interface.

Dave Lambacher, NASCENT’s Business Development Manager, said “The enhanced in-gate complex will enable TraPac to increase their gate velocity as they grow their footprint and add more capacity within the Port of Oakland. Reducing truck queue times is an important component to enhancing customer service. NASCENT is excited to be part of their commitment to the Port.”

About NASCENT

NASCENT Technology, LLC. (NASCENT) has been successfully delivering technology solutions to the Intermodal Transportation industry since 1996. As the pioneer of Automated Gate Systems (AGS), NASCENT has consistently led the way in new technology-based solutions, providing several innovations and industry firsts. Backed by unrivaled engineering, assembly, software development, QA and support organizations, NASCENT continues to draw on its vast industry experience and keen focus on intermodal operations to provide its clients with unparalleled solutions. 

About TraPac

TraPac is a leading container terminal operator and stevedore with terminals located in the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Oakland, and the Port of Jacksonville.  Founded in 1985 by its parent company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., TraPac provides world class customer service while setting industry standards for productivity, security, safety, and environmental protection.

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Contacts

Jeffrey Necciai, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing,
NASCENT Technology, LLC.
704-654-3102
jnecciai@nascent.com

Dave Lambacher, Business Development Manager,
NASCENT Technology, LLC.
704-591-2000
dlambacher@nascent.com

For more information, visit the company's website at www.nascent.com 



Email: publicrelations@nascent.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NASCENT Technology, LLC. and Long Beach Container Terminal Cut Truck Turn Times in Half With Automated Gate System


CHARLOTTE, NC—June 28, 2016—NASCENT Technology, LLC has helped Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) automate its marine terminal, resulting in a dramatic reduction in truck turn times. NASCENT, the pioneer of the first remotely operated gate, has been customizing scalable technologies that integrate with various operating systems for more than 20 years. Their SYNAPSE AGS leads the industry in automated gate solutions.


LBCT has spent millions of dollars to automate its entire 342-acre facility. Through its partnership with NASCENT, the marine terminal complex has cut its average truck visit times in half, reducing wait times from 85 minutes to 40 minutes on the average.

“This is more than just a gate system,” says Matt Hunnicutt, IT Director, Long Beach Container Terminal, “It is the key to the process of moving containers.” He continued, “Everything is about turn times for truckers and this system is the basis to shorten that.”

Fabio Teti, President and CEO of NASCENT, said, “LBCT exemplifies just how much can be accomplished through the thoughtful application of innovation and technology across a broad spectrum of industries. While some of the technology may exist in pieces in the world, it is only through careful planning, pure ingenuity, and a high level of coordination that all of the disparate parts can be pulled together to work in a unified manner. The outcome is obvious and nothing short of spectacular. The LBCT team must be commended for creating the vision and, through sheer will and determination, making it a reality.”

NASCENT’s SYNAPSE AGS is designed to integrate with any Terminal Operating System (TOS) as well as appointment systems, billing systems and security applications. This flexibility allows customers like LBCT to migrate, integrate or expand without worrying about software obsolescence. It also enables security, financial and clerical workers at LBCT to function without crossover, eliminating duplicate work and additional checkpoints.

The automated system is more efficient in every way.

It gives LBCT the ability to control the number of trucks at each lane as well as en route to each lane and to direct trucks to the next available lane, minimizing wait time, avoiding hassles and maximizing profits.
By integrating SYNAPSE AGS kiosks and software with LBCT’s TOS Adaptor, LBCT and NASCENT also prevent lane closures. When no lane is available, trucks are simply directed to a staging area and alerted as soon as a space becomes available. It’s here that truckers also receive real-time notice of their next in-yard instruction. The entire system is paperless, allowing for a more environmentally conscious footprint.


“With all we have done, the world sees this as a gate,” says Anthony Otto, President of LBCT, “We are very pleased with the performance of our gate solution. It has been a real bright spot in our project.”
Teti agreed, “Everyone at NASCENT is certainly proud to be a part of the success at LBCT. The project’s focus on automation and technology provided us the opportunity to flex our innovation muscles and to leverage the 20+ years of experience that we have in gate automation, engineering and systems integration.”

The first portion of the LBCT automation, including vessel, yard, gate and on-dock rail operations, has been completed. Additional yard and gate areas are planned with a target completion date of 2019.


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NASCENT Technology, LLC. (NASCENT) has been successfully delivering technology solutions to the Intermodal Transportation industry since 1996. As the pioneer of Automated Gate Systems (AGS), NASCENT has consistently led the way in new technology-based solutions, providing several innovations and industry firsts. Backed by unrivaled engineering, assembly, software development, QA and support organizations, NASCENT continues to draw on its vast industry experience and keen focus on intermodal operations to provide its clients with unparalleled solutions.

For more information, visit the company website at www.nascent.com.


Contact:
Jeff Necciai
NASCENT Technology, LLC.
2744 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-654-3102

publicrelations@nascent.com


Monday, December 15, 2014

NASCENT Delivers 1000th AGS Kiosk to NS

Charlotte, NC -- December 15, 2014 -- NASCENT  Technology (NASCENT), the leading technology solutions provider to the Intermodal Transportation Industry, has announced that it has delivered its 1000th Automated Gate System (AGS) Kiosk to Norfolk Southern Railway (''NS'') for immediate installation at Norfolk Southern’s Charlotte, NC  Intermodal facility.



Commemorative plaques were presented to NS and Remprex.  Remprex obtained and fulfilled the NS AGS order and is presiding over the AGS installation of the NS Charlotte facility.




During a very moving part of the ceremony, Fabio Teti explained the reasoning behind the 1000th AGS kiosk nickname, “Jimmy”.  “We’ve named this important kiosk Jimmy in memory of James Z. Peepas; the man that introduced us to NS and the railroad part of the industry.  He was relentless in his pursuit of a working NS-NASCENT relationship.  Unfortunately, he passed away before he had a chance to see his vision become reality”, concluded Teti.  A crystal commemorative plaque was presented to Mr. James Shondel, grandson of James Peepas and CEO of Remprex.

For more information, please refer to our Press Release at NASCENT delivers 1000th AGS Kiosk to NS

Monday, December 1, 2014

NASCENT welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

Michael Bratt, COO
Charlotte, NC - December 1, 2014 --  NASCENT Technology announced today that Michael Bratt joined the company as, "Chief Operating Officer"; effective immediately.

Prior to joining NASCENT, Mr. Bratt served as CEO of a privately held confectionery manufacturing company.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting from Appalachian State University.    During his career, Michael has held various accounting, finance, and executive level positions in the food and furniture industries.

As COO, Mr. Bratt is responsible for the daily operation of the company and reports directly to Fabio Teti; who remains President and CEO.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NASCENT lean manufacturing story published as an NIST-MEP NC success story

Charlotte, NC - November 19, 2014--  The  National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) published NASCENT's success story on their NIST-MEP website (of course, in North Carolina).

About NIST-MEP
Since 1988, the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of manufacturers.

About NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a branch of the U.s. Department of Commerce.

Friday, November 7, 2014

NC State University IES publishes great story on NASCENT's Journey to Lean manufacturing

Charlotte, NC - November 6, 2014--  North Carolina State University's Industrial Extension Service (IES) published a great article about NASCENT's journey to Lean Manufacturing.

IES resources were brought in to help transform NASCENT's manufacturing process(es).  They facilitated Kaizens and 6S events to get NASCENT fulfillment services where they needed to be.

IES article on NASCENT's Lean Journey