Company: Paragon Software Systems Inc., Dallas


Equipment Snapshot: Paragon Route Control, new from Paragon Software Systems, allows transportation planners to use a calendar to create routes that comply with time- and day-related local, state and national regulations, as well as road closures resulting from major public events. The software solution also enables users to specify alternate routes between two locations by vehicle type and identify when the alternate routes should be used. Paragon then applies these rules at the relevant time of day, week or month, depending on vehicle type (for example, a 53-foot-long tractor/trailer cannot travel along this highway between midnight and 6 a.m.). Details of detours and events are created using a simple calendar that can be stored and reused; algorithms within the software calculate the best driver schedules every time.