November 10 - Seattle-based software house Tideworks Technology has released Mainsail Vanguard, its next-generation terminal operating system (TOS), which has applications for project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift terminal operations.

The programme addresses productivity challenges in terminal operations by utilising the latest technology to help users find information faster and more easily without the need for custom development.

Built on Adobe Flex, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework for building highly interactive applications,Mainsail Vanguard offers a customised user experience that helps terminals operate more efficiently and sets a standard for usability and ease of deployment in terminal operations.

Mainsail Vanguard is already scheduled for deployment at two Tideworks' client sites in 2011, says the company.