All transportation infrastructure has three things in common: people, process and, technology, and our solutions deliver scalable, sustainable, and integrated management of technology for efficient, safe, and reliable operations
The needs of transportation infrastructure are vast and varied, depending on the nature of the infrastructure involved. There are, however, common benefits that our software solutions offer, including robust real-time monitoring and control. Our software portfolio includes solutions that are used in every type of transportation infrastructure, from metro railways to tunnel operations, to some of the busiest and most technologically advanced shipping ports in the world.
Reliable, Real-time Information
The efficiency of transportation networks using real-time monitoring and control solutions is critical to the functioning of economies – particularly those whose industries are import and export-oriented or covering wide areas of land.
However important efficiency is, when building, operating, and managing tunnel operations, for example, safety is paramount. With hundreds of thousands of vehicles using some of the world’s busiest tunnel networks daily, operational technology is required to satisfy the 3 R’s: real-time information flows, reliability of communications, and system redundancy.
There’s a growing demand for centralised transport management operations, given the interconnected nature of transport systems, such as road traffic management and passenger rail systems.
This current drive to consolidate information flows and operational management requires the integration of many sub-systems – some managed by the transport operators, and others providing or receiving information, such as emergency services, news providers, and other government agencies.
Management of modern transportation infrastructure and operations includes the management of assets such as buildings and facilities, transport stock (buses, trams, and trains), power distribution, bridges and tunnels, lighting, security and surveillance equipment, and increasingly, data centres, Wi-Fi, and communication networks.
The combination of assets with connected devices, and most importantly, the asset data captured, introduces the need for technology solutions to harmonise and analyse disparate data, providing a single view into scheduling of maintenance, and management of downtime.
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Due to population growth, globalisation and increased mobility of workforces, air passenger numbers are forecasted to almost double over the next 15 years, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This increase in passenger demand also comes with higher expectations for more efficient and integrated airport services, including growing retail presence, restaurants, lounge facilities, and Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning that airport operations need to be “smart”, leveraging technology to ensure all expectations can be met.
An increasing trend, being driven by the desire for “smart” airports, is the growing demand for
System of Systems
Command and Control Centres, based on our System of Systems technology platform, leverage information from various data sources to drive better operational decisions, anticipate and proactively resolve issues, and ultimately, coordinate resources and processes to operate efficiently, seamlessly, and profitably.
Management of smart airport infrastructure can include the management of assets such as buildings and facilities, power distribution, parking facilities, passenger transportation lines, lighting, security and surveillance equipment, and increasingly, data centres, Wi-Fi and communication networks.
The combination of assets with connected devices, and most importantly, the data captured for each of these assets, introduces the need for technology solutions to harmonise disparate data, as well as provide a single view into maintenance needs, downtime predictions, and scheduling of proactive maintenance.
Asset Performance Management
Customers adopting well considered Asset Performance Management (APM) strategies are already seeing results through improved asset utilisation, reduced unplanned outages of critical infrastructure assets, increased overall asset availability, and operational efficiencies.
Improving operational efficiency through the breaking down of historical information silos, seamlessly aggregating data from a plethora of hardware and software sources, and delivering valuable, contextual and actionable insights, is what complex automation projects involve.
For Airport Management, this challenge is magnified by the interconnected, real-time nature of the systems and processes being monitored and controlled – either centrally, or remotely – and the expectations of people relying on these systems to participate in day-to-day urban living… and be happy whilst participating.
Asset Performance Management
System Platform is an integrated, real-time supervisory control solution that is integral to operational processes and systems. A complete automation solution, it serves as the single source of actionable information for operational, engineering and business users for sustainable service delivery and continuous performance improvement.
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