CONTROL NETWORKS FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE

The Netherlands has a close meshed infrastructure for water, road and railway. To coordinate everything and have it work together properly, the Netherlands has become a leader in automation solutions for the infrastructure market. The major part of this control, which is often performed remotely, takes place via data networks.

Challenges in these markets are mainly created by the wish of the administrator to increase the continuous service or security of infrastructure objects. This is achieved by jointly transmitting data from different services such as PLC control, camera images and audio signals, through a single multi-service IP network. This network is usually built up based on a redundant network topology consisting of one or more fibre-optic connections.

 

REMOTE CONTROL NETWORKS FOR BRIDGES AND LOCKS

Hirschmann Multimedia is a leader when it comes to large-scale and reliable remote control networks for bridges and locks. Within these systems, different services such as PLC control, CCTV and audio should be transported between the movable civil engineering works and multiple control centres in a stable and reliable manner. Due to industrial redundancy protocols, the systems remain reliable and without noticeable interruption after the failure of equipment and/or connections.


Hirschmann Network Solutions has implemented network solutions for bridges and locks for:

  • The province of South Holland

  • The province of Groningen

  • The municipality of Groningen

  • Waternet Amsterdam