Super WiFi

Altai Technologies is a leading supplier of
carrier-grade Wi-Fi products and
technologies with a distribution network
reaching 100 countries. Altai Super WiFi is
the leading solution for vertical industrial
markets, covering over 200 container ports,
manufacturing plants and warehouses
globally.

The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a
complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor
products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises
to support a wide range of applications
such as mobile data off load, public
access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

 

UNPRECEDENTED RELIABILITY

CASE STUDY: Port of Dunkirk

Axians (System Integrator)

Deployment Location:
Dunkirk, France

Application:
Private broadband wireless connectivity
for port operations

Products used:
A8n, A2, AltaiGate 200

Result:
Not only were the amount of devices needed in Altai’s solution much less than any of its competitors, the connectivity provided was robust and reliable even for the heavy traffic of the Port of Dunkirk. The management and operation efficiency of the port have now been greatly improved with the Super WiFi network in place.

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THE CHALLENGE

  • Large coverage area required.

  • Complicated environment surrrounded by stacks of containers.

  • Network shared by large number of data demanding clients.

  • Lack of installation sites

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Located on the North Sea, just one and a half hours’ sailing time from the world’s busiest seaway (600 ships every day), the Port of Dunkirk, or officially known as Terminal des Flandres, offers excellent accessibility to shipping and large land reserves.

To keep up with the digitization trend and port automation, the Port of Dunkirk has selected Altai as the wireless infrastructure vendor to provide a wireless network to facilitate the Port’s operation. Based on the impressive track record of Altai’s smart antenna technology being able to provide outstanding long-range coverage in the challenging environment of container ports, the port management team was confident that Altai Super WiFi Solution was what they need to support the ongoing development of Dunkirk Port.

In the solution provided to the Port, Altai’s flagship A8n Wi-Fi base station and A2 WiFi AP have been deployed on the light towers. Thanks to the smart antenna  technology, Altai’s solution requires much smaller  number of AP than any of its competitors and the resulting Wi-Fi network has greatly improved the management and operation efficiency of the port.

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The Solution

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The solution has adopted Altai’s flagship A8n base station, which is able to cover as far as 1km LOS with only one single unit, for access coverage needed in the yard area, and A2 with sectorial antenna for vessels’ coverage. While Altai’s unique technology has reduced the number of APs needed comparing with other WiFi solutions, it has also resolved the issue of limited installation sites. As a result, all Altai’s APs have been installed on light towers.

For network management, AltaiGate 200 has been used to support the network