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Rajant experts push the need to streamline seaport security

The conference will include a keynote by its CEO, Robert Schena, who will address delegates on data integrity in seaport and maritime industries.

Rajant Corporation, the world leader in Kinetic Mesh networks, will push its mission-critical connectivity capabilities to control moving port assets and drive autonomous applications from standing still at the Container Terminal Automation Conference 2018 this week.

With the charge toward automation and the unrelenting need for a constant flow of goods, Rajant will hone in on how to successfully manage and eradicate risks such as security, interference and hindered reliability in seaport and terminal environments.

As a recognised expert for mission-critical networks in challenging industrial markets, Rajant CEO Robert Schena will highlight the correlation between data security and the quality of the network during his keynote speech on Wednesday night, when he will address industry leaders in a talk titled, “How important is your data to you?”

“Ports are using technology to create better situational awareness, reduce losses and damage, and provide a speedy first response when security issues do occur,” Schena said. “With seaports from Abu Dhabi to Louisiana implementing drones and IP video surveillance devices, the number of interconnected devices, cameras and sensors is fast-growing, but this also increases the need to secure and authenticate the communication traffic moving in, out and around the network.”

Schena will explain how, while many are realising the importance of selecting wireless over fixed networks, traditional Wi-Fi networks and LTE suffer from limitations and connectivity challenges which can create several risks. In the event of loss of communication, even for a few microseconds, data sent from personnel or port equipment would be at best delayed, but often completely lost.

Rajant Kinetic Mesh™ networks, the only fully mobile and mission-critical network on the market today, use InstaMesh in concert with BreadCrumb nodes to dynamically make peer-to-peer connections, leveraging multi-frequency radios. These wireless nodes can be interchangeably fixed or mobile, and dynamically adapt to self-optimise as environmental conditions change, providing a highly reliable and secure network with no single point of failure. By deploying Rajant’s ruggedized multi-radio BreadCrumb nodes, equipped with InstaMesh networking software, directly onto a port asset – be it a vehicle, quay crane, camera pole or drone – it essentially turns the asset into a network node.

Chris Mason, Director of EMEA Sales at Rajant, will also solidify the company’s reputation as a world expert in a seaport’s automation demands. He will delve into how automated processes can evolve and provide mission-critical connectivity to every corner of the seaport, in a panel presentation titled, “Automation with Exponential & Disruptive Technologies.”

“This panel session will be a great opportunity for Rajant to explore and educate on the business-critical implications and experiences of terminal automation, by using the knowledge of a port equipment manufacturer, digital services provider, port research organisation and Rajant’s mission-critical communications capabilities,” Mason said. “We are looking forward to showcasing our expertise and capabilities in the seaport sector to world experts and industry leaders at Container Terminal Automation Conference 2018.”