Port of Valencia – INTER-IoT

Internet of Things represents the next step towards the digitisation of our society and economy. Inter-IoT (inter-operability of heterogeneous internet of things platforms)  is a project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The objective is the inter-operability at different levels between the systems of different companies in a simple way to exchange data.

The project (2016-2018) has developed three main products.

  1. A set of components to perform the inter-operability at device, network, middle-ware, application and semantics level (INTER-LAYER).
  2. A framework that allows to manage them jointly (INTER-FW).
  3. A methodology to integrate it in different environments (INTER-METH).

Finally, it has been demonstrated in two different sectors, logistics and transport (INTER-LogP) and mobile health (INTER-Health).

The Valenciaport Foundation has led the pilot developed in the Port of Valencia where some of the products implemented in the project have been demonstrated. Three different scenarios have been defined on dynamic lighting, traffic control and access, and wind gusts, in which the Port Authority of Valencia and Noatum terminal have been involved, as well as other project partners. The first scenario is a tool to visualize data of automatic door systems in real time. It allows to combine data from the port and the terminal to determine, for example, the time that a truck stays in the port or the time it takes for a truck to reach Noatum after entering the southern access, which can be used to calculate congestion. The second scenario is a dynamic lighting system in the Noatum railway terminal and the railway switch-gear, which depends on the Port Authority. Both exchange information on the activity that is occurring through presence sensors, to collaborate in the provision of adequate lighting for the operations. In the last scenario, the Port Authority and the terminals exchange information about wind gusts in order to stop operations at the terminals when it exceeds a threshold that could be dangerous.