Kerlink and DataLong16 have collaborated for a pilot deployment of an Internet of Things (IoT) network in the Port of Barcelona. The joint solution will help port authorities track and dispatch maintenance personnel in the port.
The application will enable authorities to respond to calls for urgent repairs to facilities and equipment by sending personnel who are closest to the scene of the problem to make repairs. In addition, it will help in determining the exact location of the 10 vehicles in the Port of Barcelona’s maintenance fleet in real time.
Kerlink is providing its Wanesy Management Center to power the LoRa core network. Its Wirnet iBTS Compact LoRaWAN gateways will cover the entire area, and its Wanesy Geolocation solver will provide geographic coordinates. DataLong16 is designing and operating the application software to map the vehicles’ status, locate the mission and route the nearest repair team on the spot.
The fleet monitoring system uses the LPWAN Development Kit from Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World, embedded in maintenance vehicles and communicating over the network to enable geolocation.
“LoRa offers a longer application range at lower power consumption than competing technologies and was ideal for our bi-directional IoT communication and monitoring applications, including geolocation,” said Miquel Delamano, DataLong16 IoT network director. “
“Like IoT network deployments in smart cities where Kerlink’s equipment is used to track assets, DataLong16’s system in the Port of Barcelona will immediately provide the port operator with insights of how their maintenance fleet is used and ways to make it more efficient,” said Virginie Bonnot, Kerlink Advanced Services business unit sales director.
Kerlink and DataLong16 is demonstrating the jointly developed solution during Mobile World Congress (MWC), 2018. Read more…