Frontier Automation previously known as 3D Image Automation
3DPortGuard is our company’s solution for port operators looking to stay in control of a ship’s movements.
As for all Frontier Automation control systems, it uses machine vision to automatically detect and track in real time shipping vessels within range of a berth by providing information on critical distances to mooring infrastructure, on vessel speed, and on vessel movement directions and orientations.
This data is available 24 hours a day and is used by pilot or port operators to maintain control of a safe mooring or departure procedure or to establish root causes during incident investigations. Our dedicated drift detection algorithm allows any loading terminal to ensure safe operation and to avoid very costly damages to loading or port infrastructure or through spills by facilitating automated alarms and shutdowns in case a vessel exceeds safe loading movement parameters or breaks its moorings.
Never damage loading infrastructure or miss a vessel breaking moorage until it’s too late again – 3DPortGuard’s fully automated real time drift detection makes that a catastrophic occurrence of the past.
Measures and reports on the port environment in the vicinity of a berth in real-time
Automatically detects a vessel entering the vicinity of a berth
Automatically reports on vessel approach speed and distance to berth
Automatically switches from approach to drift mode once a vessel is moored
Automatically detects and reports / alarms on any drift of the vessel whilst moored
Automatically detects a vessel departing berth and switches to departure mode
Automatically reports on vessel departure speed and distance to berth
We most commonly select Triple IN LiDARs
We have preferred access to a large range of other sensors to suit any application including LiDAR, radar, and photogrammetry grade cameras
Excellent dust, rain, and obscurant penetration
Last return and reflectivity filters allow the system to ‘see’ a vessel better than human sight
Proven to work on low reflectivity materials including dark vessel hulls
Currently operating install base in an aggressive environment of torrential rain, high humidity, salty atmosphere, and corrosive dust
Mounted in custom made industrial housings
Our flagship product 3DReclaim is tailor made for reclaimers in use in stockyards of iron ore, coal, and other mining or bulk material handling facilities.