Friday Focus: How Ports Can Wirelessly Evolve

 09 Mar 2018 11.42am

A video by Rajant, a wireless connectivity specialist that is bringing IoT to port environments, has explained how ports can connect their communications to improve efficiency.

As a speaker at Port Technology's Container Terminal Automation Conference (#CTAC2018) on March 14-15, 2018, Rajant will explain the concepts in its video further by detailing how it can provide a scalable, low-latency, real-time network that mitigates communication problems between machines and people operating at ports.


Rajant’s mesh network solution, Rajant Kinetic Mesh, can adapt to the growing data requirements needs of emerging and current technologies.

Its system mitigates radio frequency interference from the intensive activities taking place at ports by using multiple frequencies and channels simultaneously, which provides an ideal environment for communicating data.

Through collaboration with GPS providers, Rajant’s technology can enable GPS to function across an entire facility to support fibre connectivity and act as a communication backup for advanced machines such as automated guided vehicles.

Rajant’s system also secures data like that of a wired network.

Read more about why Rajant's mesh networks are a key enabler of port-wide mobility

In the video, Gary Anderson, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Rajant, said: “Cranes themselves are almost all fibre connected.

“Fibre connection gives you high throughput, but there are occasions where the fibre connections are lost and then your port operations either cease or stall.

“We are not limited by a certain number of radios because all of our intelligence is at each radio.

“We don’t have a back-end controller, it’s a fully functional real-time network that’s adjusting itself non-stop to accommodate all the changes to the network.”

Read more: Despite places for the exclusive networking dinner hosted at Searcy’s at the Gherkin now being sold out, a limited number of tickets are still available for #CTAC2018

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