BT has built an innovative wireless network based on Rajant's Kinetic Mesh technology for DP World Antwerp, one of Europe’s busiest ports.
It will continue the digital transformation of Antwerp Gateway, which has an annual throughput of 2.5 million TEU.
The network is designed to provide secure and resilient connectivity for devices at the terminal, helping DP World to analyze and optimize port operations.
Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh technology enables always-on communications, allowing the cost-effective access of critical applications in real-time.
BT also collaborated with DP World Antwerp to trial Rajant’s system, proving that the technology is capable of meeting the “stringent demands” of terminal operations.
Other features of the wireless solution include its adaptability, the Kinetic Mesh able to accommodate connectivity for moving vehicles, and overcome obstacles in ever-changing environments.
In addition, it also complies with radio frequency and industrial regulations governing the use of wireless networks on the site.
Patrick Putman, Chief Information & Innovation Officer at DP World, commented on the solution: “The container industry and global supply chain is undergoing huge changes enabled by digital technology. BT understands this and is helping us innovate to build on our success.
“Working together, we have successfully completed a wireless backbone solution that creates an infrastructure for future IoT deployments, opening up the possibilities of automation and artificial intelligence. It is our backbone for growth.”
Chet Patel, Global Transformation Officer & President Continental Europe at BT, also made a statement: “Deploying an innovative wireless backbone in such a complex and dynamic industrial environment, which operates non-stop, 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, demands detailed planning and precise execution.
“The success of the Antwerp Gateway wireless backbone solution is due not only to the technical expertise of the project team but also their in-depth knowledge of how major container terminals operate.”