Hamburg Port implements Cisco’s ‘smartROAD’ solution

3 June 2015 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2015 18:30)

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has implemented Cisco's 'smartROAD' solution in-line with its Smart Port vision.

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has implemented Cisco’s ‘smartROAD’ solution in-line with its Smart Port vision.

The solution is designed to enhance resource management, traffic flow, infrastructure condition, and environmental management through an Internet of Everything approach with real-time data and analytics.

HPA CIO and CDO Dr Sebastian Saxe said: "With smartROAD, HPA is piloting an integrated concept of the Internet of Everything for the first time, with various relevant use cases for port and the city, running on a real infrastructure."

"Sensors will deliver data that is used to enhance analysis of the environmental situation in the port area."

The traffic management feature helps the port road manager monitor road traffic, while its structural sensors provide real-time data on the condition of movable infrastructures, for planning maintenance and repairs.

In addition, sensors will deliver data that is used to enhance analysis of the environmental situation in the port area, and the smart lighting feature improves safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the port, while saving energy.

Data from the sensors and systems is processed by analytics software and the results will be available through an integrated dashboard.

The City of Hamburg and Cisco signed a memorandum of understanding in April 2014 for the smartROAD proof of concept.

The Smart Port vision initiative partners include Philips, AGT International, T-Systems, World Sensing and Kiwi.