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    Are you maximizing your productivity?

    How often do you feel like you could squeeze more out of your work day? If you’re like me, then it’s a probably pretty often. We are always trying to find the right tool or technique to help with organization or procrastination. As a result, people realize they aren’t machines. We can’t always download some magical app and instantly become the most efficient workhorse of all time. It takes a little time, patience and a desire to learn. The people who desire to become better are the people who come out on top. 

    How we can help

    Lat-Lon has the tools to improve your quality of life and increase your productivity. Our easy to learn software combined with the top of the line rugged hardware will in fact make your day more productive. Spend less time worrying if your cargo is going to get somewhere, and more time on developing way to make it get there faster. 

    How data made my life easier

    As a marketer, the technology that changed my life, and my perspective on productivity was google analytics. In a field where most of my work is to create content and to make things look nice; traffic statistics and click rates are sometimes far from the mind. When I truly learned how to interpret the data and the correlation it had to my workflow, my life became exponentially more productive. It wasn’t about reinventing the wheel every time something failed, it’s about finding what works, and how to maximize the output.

    How big data can help you

    Here at Lat-Lon we strive to make our customers lives easier. Our products are designed to give you all the necessary data to maximize your productivity. Imagine that you’re a rail fleet manager who can’t understand why some lines never seem to get out of a yard on time. How do you find out where your assets are without calling a yard and hoping to find an answer? With our user-friendly Web-based software, you can easily see exactly where your train is, how long it has been sitting, and a whole lot more with our customizable sensors.

    “But I already have fleet management software”

    We love that! It means you are well on your way to maximizing your asset potential. Our products can easily report to your current software and give you the data to push your assets to where they need to be.

    Where do I start?

    Click this button to learn how

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    The BSM Technology Innovation Award 2018 Winner

    To publicly recognize how individuals and companies are working to raise the status of the rail industry, we unveil the annual BSM Technology Innovation Award.  This year, we focused our selection on the utilization of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the rail sector.  Specifically, we have chosen to honor an individual who continues to guide far-reaching changes, using the IoT, to advance the industry.

    After careful deliberation, we have selected Don Loftis, Principle Software Engineer and Rail Security Coordinator of Olin Corporation.  Don is a frequent speaker and has helped shaped industry regulation with data-driven statistics on car coupling damage.  He has been leveraging the IoT by merging data from diverse sources, free and vendor generated, for over a decade under the simple methodology that more data leads to better decisions.

    “We, at BSM, are impressed with how the adoption of technology in the rail industry consistently translates into significant tangible business results, ultimately advancing the industry as a whole as well as the communities in which we all operate.  Now, more than ever, we’re seeing our industry leaders set themselves apart with creative implementations designed to address immediate and longer-term growth strategies.  With our 20+ years partnering in rail we believe we’re uniquely positioned to recognize exceptional contributions via our Innovation Award,” comments Aly Rahemtulla, BSM President & CEO.

    We will be announcing the award winner, and details of their work shortly, so stay tuned for more information. The award will be presented on April 8, 2018 at the ASLRRA 2018 Connections.

    The American Short and Regional Railroad Show brings together railroad officials, rail suppliers and government officials that have vested interests in the short line sector. This year’s annual convention will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. BSM and Lat-Lon, who together deliver best-in-class IoT solutions for rail, will be present at booth number 1229.  We hope to see you there and tell you more about how our solutions are integrated into databases, business practices and customer facing applications, enabling our customers, and their customers, to better manage their business.

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