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VTT to Test and Develop Advanced Wireless Network for PSA, world’s largest transshipment hub

03/10/2013

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.

Singapore harbour

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.

 

 

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