Exolgan, the main port operator in Argentina and member of Global PSA, a global port group with ports across Asia, Europe and the Americas, installed more than 80 VERSO 12 Navis-validated computers from JLT Mobile Computers, Phoenix, Ariz.

Access to reliable IT technology is critical in a marine port and terminal environment, as business operates based on up-time and the efficiency with which containers are moved between ship and shore and on to their final destination.

Equipped with high-performance Intel Core i-Series processor and 64-bit operating system, the VERSO 12 computer is a high-performance vehicle-mounted PC developed for use in the harshest environments and for business-critical functions. To meet Exolgan’s specific requirements, the VERSO 12 computer was custom configured with GPS for container tracking and WiFi dual diversity external antennas to ensure reliable connectivity in the port yard.

The VERSO 12 computer also offers self-maintenance, as it speeds up turnaround times and reduces costs due to export and import regulations. JLT provides technical training and support as well as spare parts to facilitate this set-up.

The VERSO 12 computer is also fully validated under the Navis Ready program, making it easy to integrate with the Navis Terminal Operating System (TOS) run by the terminal. Navis Ready is a validation program open to vendors of hardware technologies intended for use within a container terminal operating environment. The VERSO 12, together with all other JLT VERSO computers, passed the standard tests for vehicle-mounted terminals.

“The high performance of the JLT VERSO 12 computer and the official Navis validation give us confidence that our investment will enable us to support today’s as well as future needs with the same hardware,” says Enrique Torlaschi, corporate IT manager for Exolgan. “Another important factor in protecting our investment is fast and cost-effective service and maintenance, which JLT was able to provide in cooperation with our own technical team.”