Sensors, utilizing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology, help the city of Portsmouth to monitor the road conditions, measure the impact of road works and events, maximize the effectiveness of diversion routes, to ensure optimal network operation.
|Port of Dover|
To help manage the challenges of optimizing and improving the road infrastructure and predict traffic build-up, Portsmouth City Council turned to a mobile technology solution. In 2013, a network of BlipTrack sensors, from Denmark-based information technology company BLIP Systems, was implemented by VAR Smart CCTV, which also is responsible for liaison with the city and their consultants.
|Port of Dover Operating Room|
|Bluetooth and WiFi Sensor Installation Intersection|
|BlipTrack Traffic Illustration|
|Origin Destination Illustration|
|GUI of Dover port|
|Map of Dover port|
“Portsmouth has really benefited from the accurate data from the BlipTrack installations with a much improved understanding of journey times within the city of Portsmouth. Sensors have been moved occasionally to provide data from new sites where data was previously unavailable. This flexibility has also enhanced the level of confidence that the client has in overall product capability. We have found the ease of installation and setup incredibly simple. On average, it has taken 15 minutes or less to install one unit. The solution is very cost effective and the filter engine provides a robust method for removing the outlier data sets caused by vehicles stopping at shops, for example. There is no doubt that the solution has provided our clients with a level of confidence in better understanding journey times and hence managing the expectations of the travelling public,” said Peter Eccleson, Managing Director at Smart CCTV.
|Bluetooth and WiFi Sensor on a pole in Portsmouth|
“In the very near future, following an 18mth monitoring program, we will be making the data available to city employees to use, which will allow us to collect information on how useful the BlipTrack journey time data is to a wider-range group. If positive, then full availability will be made to the public via a link through a new ‘QVision web site’ supplied by Smart CCTV Ltd, encompassing live streaming CCTV cameras, road works information, and more. This information will be on our website:www.livetrafficportsmouth.com,” ended Lee Gilbert, Traffic Engineer at Portsmouth City Council.
Besides measuring and improving traffic in Portsmouth, the solution is successfully employed in optimization efforts at the Port of Dover, and in road traffic in Ireland, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In addition, the solution is implemented in more than 25 international airports, including Manchester, Bristol, Dublin, New York, Cincinnati, Amsterdam, Dubai, Genéve, Toronto, Milano, Barcelona, Auckland, Brussels, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. In recent years, the solution has also been implemented in ports, train stations, ski resorts, amusement parks, and at events all over the world.
About BLIP Systems:
BLIP Systems is a privately-held information technology company with headquarters near Aalborg, Denmark. The company provide data analytic tools to transform traveler flow into value, and creating easy-to interpret decision-making tools of end-users. The in-house designed BlipTrack solution consists of multiple high-tech sensors, a hosted analysis platform and a web-based user-interface. The solution is used to optimize operations and improve traveler experience in transport networks and infrastructures, and ensure optimum revenue within commercial areas. BLIP Systems have an international focus, a strong customer base, and many established partnerships and installations all over the world. The vision and unparalleled expertise is derived from 20 talented employees who strive to provide the highest quality service and solutions.
Christian Bugislaus Carstens
Phone: +45 51168586
Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Located mainly on Portsea Island, it is the United Kingdom's only island city. Portsmouth is situated 103 km south west of London and 31 km south east of Southampton. The city has a population of 205,400 and is the only city in the United Kingdom with a greater population density than London.
Contact: Lee Gilbert
Phone: +44 (0) 2392834868
About Smart CCTV:
Smart CCTV Ltd is a privately held technology-based, value-added reseller of IP-based CCTV, video analytics, video incident detection and laser scanning technologies into the Intelligent Transport Systems and high-end security markets. Based near Portsmouth, the company operates in the UK and Ireland.
Contact: Peter Eccleson
Phone: +44 (0) 2392248251 / +44 (0) 7496471450