The Port of Hamburg Embarks on IoT: Air Quality Measurement with Sensors

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kii, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Enablement Platform provider, has announced collaboration with The Hamburg Port Authority in a smart port project. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) launched an IoT pilot project in March 2016. Its goal was to record the emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and fine dust at various locations in the port of Hamburg using sensors. The technical management of the project was carried out by IoT expert Kii in partnership with AQMesh, a manufacturer of air quality measuring devices. Emission values were collected centrally over the Kii IoT platform and prepared for analysis over a period of three months. The HPA was able to analyze the air quality at different locations in the port and, above all, test the functionality of different environmental sensors.

The HPA develops numerous solutions, such as the provision of shore power for cruise liners at anchor. Reducing emissions in the port of Hamburg is one of the new solutions being developed and tested, with the dual goal of not only measuring pollution but also identifying the sources of air pollution. Since the project involved various sensors, devices and analyses, HPA initiated a pilot project with Kii, an IoT platform and solutions enablement company. The project leveraged wireless, battery-powered outdoor sensors for the measurement of air quality from AQMesh.

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