IRD wins $ 1.8 million E-Screening upgrade contract in Nebraska


  • Upgrades to The city of Nebraska weigh station preclearance system follows recent improvements to two other Nebraska State patrol operations
  • New technology extends coverage of advanced electronic screening and tire safety screening to one of the from Nebraska the busiest highways

SASKATOON, SK, June 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD), a Quarterhill Inc. (“Quarterhill”) (TSX: QTRH) (OTCQX: QTRHF) company, today announced that the Nebraska State Patrol awarded the Company a contract worth up to $ 1.8 million for upgrades from Nebraska City weighing station precontrol system. This follows two similar projects recently completed by IRD at State Headquarters Waverly and North Platte locations of weighing stations. All financial information contained in this press release is presented in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

As part of the upgrade contract, IRD will supply and install electronic control technology, including Automatic License Plate Reader (ANPR) systems, USDOT reader systems, and Vehicle Identification and Control System. IRD’s Intelligent Road Operations Computer (iROC) security. Weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems at the site will be upgraded with new WIM Single Load Cell (SLC) scales. The continued use of SLC technology demonstrates the state’s value in WIM accuracy and achieving optimal cost of ownership.

More, Nebraska City will be the third state site to deploy the IRD Tire Anomaly and Classification System (TACS â„¢) for the identification of commercial vehicles with unsafe tire conditions such as flat, missing, mismatched tires or under-inflated. the Nebraska State Patrol has seen a dramatic increase in out-of-service citations for dangerous tires since the implementation of the IRD’s TACS. “During the evaluation of the product, its capabilities almost seemed like science fiction. We saw for ourselves the accuracy of TACS and the role it can play in the application and we were immediately convinced that we had to install the product as part of our upgrades in Nebraska, said Lt. Mike maytum of Nebraska State patrol.

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with the Nebraska State Patrol as they roll out an additional upgrade to their commercial vehicle operations, which improves their security and enforcement capabilities, ”said Rish Malhotra, President and CEO of IRD. an investment in IRD’s modular WIM platform. Many of the new technologies implemented in Nebraska City are easier and more economical to integrate on the site due to an earlier decision to found from Nebraska on the IRD’s commercial vehicle control platform. The IRD provided services in Nebraska since 1997 and we continue to explore opportunities to further expand our relationship with state law enforcement and transportation agencies in the future. “

the Nebraska State Patrol will use iMMS®, IRD’s web-based maintenance management software, to monitor the system health and operational status of equipment, systems and subsystems at the preclearance site. Information of the moving vehicle (VI2M® cloud-based data collection and reporting software will help the agency analyze overweight vehicle rates and tire anomalies detected by SLC WIM and TACS scales.

About IRD
IRD is a dynamic technology company engaged in the development of key components and advanced systems for the next generation of transportation networks. In collaboration with the subsidiaries PAT Traffic and ICOMS Detections, IRD supplies intelligent transport systems (ITS) to private companies, transport agencies and road authorities around the world. IRD systems make highways safer, greener and more efficient. Known around the world as a trusted partner providing sales, service and installation support on major ITS projects for over 40 years, IRD is helping to create smarter cities by empowering engineering professionals and town planning to access reliable traffic data. For more information:

About Quarterhill
Quarterhill is a growth-oriented intelligent transportation systems (ITS) company and a leader in intellectual property licensing. Our goal is to execute an investment strategy that capitalizes on attractive growth opportunities within ITS – and its adjacent markets – to become a global leader in this sector. Quarterhill is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol QTRH and on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol QTRHF. For more information:

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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding IRD, Quarterhill and their activities. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by IRD and / or Quarterhill in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and expected effects of new business strategies, as well as ‘factors other than IRD and / or Quarterhill believe are appropriate in the circumstances. The forward-looking events and circumstances described in this document may not occur and could differ materially due to known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting IRD and / or Quarterhill, including: the potential risks and uncertainties associated with the ultimate geographical spread of the novel coronavirus ( “Covid-19[FEMININE”);lagravitédelamaladie;laduréedel’épidémiedeCOVID-19;lesmesuresquipeuventêtreprisesparlesautoritésgouvernementalespourcontenirl’épidémiedeCOVID-19oupourtraitersonimpact;lesimpactsnégatifspotentielsdeCOVID-19surl’économiemondialeetlesmarchésfinanciersettoutimpactrésultantsurl’IRDet/ouQuarterhillet/ouleursactivitésD’autresfacteursincluentsanss’ylimiterlesrisquesdécritsdansles[FEMININE”);lagravitédelamaladie;laduréedel’épidémiedeCOVID-19 ;lesmesuresquipeuventêtreprisesparlesautoritésgouvernementalespourcontenirl’épidémiedeCOVID-19oupourtraitersonimpact ;lesimpactsnégatifspotentielsdeCOVID-19surl’économiemondialeetlesmarchésfinanciersettoutimpactrésultantsurl’IRDet/ouQuarterhillet/ouleursactivitésD’autresfacteursincluentsanss’ylimiterlesrisquesdécritsdanslesMarch 11, 2021 annual information form for the fiscal year endedDecember 31, 2020 (the “ISP”). Copies of the Annual Information Form can be obtained at IRD and Quarterhill recommend that readers examine and consider all of these risk factors and note that readers should not place undue reliance on IRD’s forward-looking statements. IRD does not intend and assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE International road dynamics

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