BiNY is deploying the “World’s largest IIoL” system on cranes in Israel.
Chinese lighting supplier BiNY has announced a new project in Haifa, for its Industrial Internet of Lights (IIoL) system. BiNY has not named the customer, but it is thought to be SIPG, which is developing a new terminal in the Israeli port.
The project covers 774 LED fixtures for eight STS cranes and 22 ASCs, plus the IIoL network to connect them. The total area of the project is 1.2 square kilometres.
Hardware includes BiNY’s PiCo, GapFiller and CoreSite modem and access points, and its "Auto-networking Smart Floodlight".
The IIoL system will operate on licence-exempt radio spectrum and be integrated with the TOS to “achieve production linkage” and improve the efficiency of the overall system, stated BiNY. For intelligent lighting control, BiNY will use the second generation of its cloud platform, which is called BiLOS 2.0.
BiNY says it has overcome several technical difficulties to install its IIoL system at the terminal. These include eliminating blindspot areas in the yard where the network signal drops due to issues with signal transmission around cranes and container stacks. Another is maintaining connectivity to the lights on the crane trolley, which moves at high speed.