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Published: 6 December 2011      

ESC "returns" as smart-Tecs

A new company called smart-Tecs is marketing the smartGATE rage of OCR products formerly owned by Embarcadero Systems Corporation, which is now part of Ports America

smart-Tecs is a “new terminal automation and security systems supplier formed to focus on growth opportunities for its current best-on-the market terminal gate and yard automation applications.”

These include smartGATE, smartOCR, Lane Video Solution, smartWeb a (Web-based appointment system, real-time tracking and steamship cargo management) and smartACCESS (terminal/site security and access control).

smart-Tecs is headed by Dr Eldar Sheykh-Zade, who was previously Director, Gate Automation Products at ESC, with Lawrence Chan as VP. Dr Sheykh-Zade said smart-Tecs will provide “new generations” of ESC/Ports America software, “as well as brand new products.”

Although it is keeping the ESC “smart” product names for marketing reasons, smart-Tecs has developed the software, moving it to a “modern technology platform” and improving functionality and performance.

smart-Tecs leases legacy intellectual property from Ports America,  but owns the rights to many of its newer developments, including the crane OCR and security system.

With regard to the former ESC product line smart-Tecs has “exclusive unlimited rights to modify and manage code, distribute and support systems and put code in escrow” and plans to acquire this intellectual property in future, said Dr Skeykh-Zade.

Leveraging ESC’s market position gives smart-Tec a considerable footprint in the market. It is supporting 19 terminals using ESC systems and is now offering these sites newer solutions. The company is also planning to market globally.

“All our new systems provide multiple language interfaces for clerks and drivers; we are integrated with different terminal operation systems (including Navis SPARCS N4) used in many countries” said Dr Skeykh-Zade. It is also targeting airports and rail facilities with its smartAccess and smartAppointment systems.


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