The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is a benchmark for traffic management on land and by sea. As part of the leading-edge smartPORT initiative, HPA completely modernized the Nautical Centre, which regulates shipping traffic in the port.
The HPA needed to integrate dozens of data sources and services, over 50 computers, communication channels and more. Obsolete IT systems were to be replaced. Five advanced workplace environments were needed for marine engineers. A completely new control concept was required because engineers had been using multiple keyboards to perform their tasks in the past. A video wall was necessary to dynamically visualize port activities because engineers were still working with handwritten notes on a magnetic board.
The WEYTEC distributionPLATFORM integrates all of the HPA’s internal and external data sources. All the engineers can instantaneously access all computers, sources, functions and visualizations from any workplace - in accordance with their individual user rights profiles. True Channel Communications connects the computers and systems in the Nautical Centre's new network. This means that the systems can be operated with KVM signals alone - without drivers or installations on the sources. The computers are housed in a cooled, secured, 44 m² server room.