A CARGO DATA MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM
Delays in receipt and creation of cargo documents are a problem in international trade. The work described demonstrates some of the advantages and capabilities of a computer-based cargo data management system. A demonstration system for data management and transmission was assembled at the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, then tested, and demonstrated. Terminals were installed at a site (Washington, D.C.) remote from the central processor at TSC, with which they communicated by direct distance dialing over telephone lines. The processor prepared tapes for transmission of data to Heathrow Airport, London, via teletype circuits. The tests demonstrated remote data entry, validation, editing, updating, retrieval, privacy protection, and teleprinting of multiple documents from a common data base. This report first broadly describes the technical approach taken. Succeeding chapters describe the demonstration system.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Data communications; Data management; Databases; Electronic data interchange; Freight documents; Freight traffic; Information management; Information processing; Intermodal transportation; International transportation; Mathematical models; Shipping; Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Computerized cargo data; Transportation models and systems
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00320645
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
- Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
- Files: TSR, TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM