VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been selected to test and develop
an advanced wireless network for PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA), the world’s
largest transshipment hub. The network will strengthen PSA’s management of
innovative unmanned systems, including automated guided vehicles (AGV), which
is currently being developed.
PSA will be able to command and control its AGV fleet reliably and safely,
through a robust wireless mesh network.
“VTT is honoured by this partnership, which represents a significant toehold
for us in the Singapore market. We look forward to working closely with PSA,
and fulfill their business requirements and operational needs of such
sophisticated terminal systems,” said VTT's Jouko Suokas,
Executive Vice President, Business Solutions.
”PSA is leveraging on VTT’s expertise in wireless mesh networks to further
integrate the automation and intelligent technologies we are implementing.
These innovations will bolster our capabilities to operate the next-generation
automated hub port, and to provide class-leading service, productivity and
efficiency to our customers,” said Oh Bee Lock, Chief Operating
Officer, PSA Singapore Terminals.
A wireless mesh network consists of a group of wireless devices which can
boost the reliability and connectivity of the grid, by relaying and
distributing data traffic from other devices within the network. These and
other features can also be applied in similar places, such as railway yards
and automated storage areas.
Photo: Pasir Panjang Terminal.
Source: PSA Singapore Terminals.