Maine fish auction turns to Progress Software
Progress Software Corp., a Bedford provider of application infrastructure software, said its technology is now being used in the online, all-display, fresh seafood auction system for the Portland Fish Exchange in Maine.
Working with application partner DC Systems, Progress said the auction system is helping to automate the Portland Fish Exchange's inventory management by using bar-code scanning.
"The deployment of this new system reduces errors in fish data collection, and allows workers to unload the catch from the ship, sort the fish more efficiently, and quickly stage the fish in the warehouse prior to auction," Progress said in a press release. "And by putting its auction online, Portland Fish Exchange is positioned to reach buyers beyond its primary market of New England and throughout the Eastern United States."
Portland Fish Exchange is owned by the city of Portland, the press release noted.
To read that press release, please click here.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)