Who We Are

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Industrial Networks (INet) is the leading provider of railyard automation and data acquisition systems for manufacturing and shipping operations in North America. Our expertise touches operations run by rail shippers, short line and Class I railroads, trucking, marine freight, and more.

Beginning in the early 90's, the Class I railroads adopted a form of passive Radio-Frequency Identification, Automated Equipment Identification (AEI), as their form of tracking railcars. At that time, every railcar in North America was equipped with two AEI tags. Starting in 2001, INet discovered rail shippers were not taking advantage of this technology. We partnered with the leading provider of rail transportation software to shippers in North America, Bourque Logistics to address this need. This partnership has led Industrial Networks to become the largest provider of AEI readers to shippers, in North America. Leveraging this knowledge base, we have since expanded into short line and Class I railroads, marine freight, and trucking.

Through the use of mobile devices and stationary readers, INet can find a solution for automating the collection of data in any industrial environment. Our close relationship with Bourque Logistics gives us over 75 years of experience providing state-of-the-art rail automation. Integrated with our hardware, the Bourque Logistics' YardMaster® software is used to manage many shipping operations, such as tendering, scheduling, loading and offloading, inspection, quality control, and electronic communication. This software is being used by well over 150 facilities from Canada to Mexico, and everything in between.

INet also has a very close relationship with the railroads themselves. Our stationary reader solutions can be configured to meet all AAR's specific requirements for a stationary AEI reader system. A scaled down reader system can also be deployed at any short line railroad that may need a simpler, more cost effective solution. We are the preferred provider for AEI tags for several railroads and are also active in the AAR's AEI committee.

To help improve our customers' operations in a quick and efficient manner, INet provides various specialized services. We have highly-qualified system engineers perform site consultations, system implementations, and assist with project planning, as well as onsite training. We take great pride in providing the best post-installation support in the industry.

At Industrial Networks, we are dedicated to bringing together industrial transportation and automation. When you are ready to take control of your operations, contact us at sales@inetlp.com or 281.419.0796.