We proudly played a big role in designing and installing the vessel tracking system that would go on to welcome the HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth harbour. This is the story of the part Coretek played in welcoming a Queen.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems are an international defence, security and aerospace company based in London.
They are one of the largest defence contractors in the world, with several projects including aircraft carriers, submarines and fighter jets.
Return on Investment
Not all ROI is financial, in this instance the real ROI is safety and security in the knowledge that all of the systems are online and running and providing a level of robust communications across the port.
Coretek are proud to have been a part of this mammoth project, in partnership with BAE Systems and a small selection of other contractors.
Having started the project in 2015, Coretek’s Infrastructure department have since laid many kilometres of copper and fibre cables and installed new radar and microwave technologies.
Coretek’s Consultancy team designed the new networking system from scratch as well as installing and configuring the active networking equipment. As mentioned above, this innovative system has been designed to dynamically re-route traffic if any of the links are unavailable.
This all forms a sophisticated tracking system which allows ships to come in and out of the port safely and has been successfully in place for nearly two years.
Coretek continue to work closely with the team at BAE, providing 24/7 support for the vessel tracking network and working in collaboration with the other contractors who helped bring this system to fruition.
There will be further expansion of the existing system to include Gosport Ferry Terminal and BAE in conjunction with ABP are looking to integrate the Radar Feed from the Eastney Radar Station into the existing VTMS network to improve the information and data available to the Queens Harbour Master at Portsmouth.
Due to the distance and costs involved in creating a Microwave Link Coretek are working to put in place a solution using the existing Broadband infrastructure.
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