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Belfast Harbour Given BT 5G Live Demonstrations of Augmented and Virtual Reality

21st October 2019
Belfast Harbour: Potential benefits of 5G technology include how gantry cranes (as above) can be inspected and maintained remotely. Also pictured AFLOAT adds is CMA-CGM's containership Nicolas Delmas. Belfast Harbour: Potential benefits of 5G technology include how gantry cranes (as above) can be inspected and maintained remotely. Also pictured AFLOAT adds is CMA-CGM's containership Nicolas Delmas. Photo: Belfast Harbour-facebook

A real-time demonstration in Belfast Harbour was staged to highlight the benefits 5G can deliver to business and industry - including how its cranes can be inspected and maintained remotely.

In a first for the UK, the Irish News writes, that the demonstrations, performed over BT's public 5G network, showed two 5G-enabled applications that are being explored by the harbour as part of its vision for creating a “smart port” and an iconic waterfront for the city.

One demonstration showed a member of Belfast Harbour's operations team wearing an augmented reality headset connected to a 5G device.

They were able to inspect one of the harbour's cranes and receive step-by-step maintenance guidance and remote support through video collaboration with a remote expert, via an application server in the cloud.

For more more read here from the newspaper. 

Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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