A whole series of integration projects were implemented in a very short space of time. Some of these were "traditional" B2B projects designed to enable the exchange of EDI, XML and proprietary data with the applications of trading partners and third parties by converting and transmitting the data transparently.
In addition, a large number of applications were connected via edbic. The system for shift planning and management of terminal workers was linked to the access control system for the port, enabling automated payroll and significantly relieving the HR department of day-to-day tasks. Integration with the customer's ERP environment, on the other hand, partially automated order acceptance, fulfillment and billing. New capabilities were also added, such as the generation of data records for structured test scenarios, automated access control based on shift planning and visitor appointments, and much more.
However, the port operator wanted to go one step further and tackle its first IoT project. For the pilot project, sensor data from the terminal's various weighing and measuring systems was published via edbic. A typical use case is measuring the verified gross mass (VGM) to comply with SOLAS requirements. The data obtained is now automatically fed into higher-level systems such as the TOS or stowage planning for loading ships, where it is available for further processing, analysis and visualization.
The network of surveillance cameras has been connected to a perimeter security system, which enables the early detection of intruders. The comparison of number recognition events (ANPR) with access control information and TOS transactions makes anomalies visible, improves traffic management and increases security - a key concern in port terminals. All of this is controlled by edbic.
This new level of digitalization makes everyday terminal logistics easier and significantly increases the efficiency of the port.
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EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
In our globalized world, the secure, reliable and fast transfer and exchange of information, documents and data is crucial to a company's success.
Predictive maintenance - data-driven production safety
In a production process geared towards efficiency and productivity, the individual production steps are closely interlinked. The sudden unexpected failure of a machine or component can bring the entire production line to a standstill.