Due to increasing size and volume of cargo ships, global container ports continue to face new challenges with daily yard operations, goods handling, and equipment management. To tackle these issues, ports are progressively adopting innovations and automated solutions to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and security. The integration of new-generation technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, big data, AI, etc., has emerged as a key driver for the digital transformation of modern ports. As a leading provider of IoT solutions, Advantech draws on its extensive experience in industrial automation, intelligent logistics, and smart city solutions to offer a comprehensive port management solution. This solution facilitates the development of smarter applications and fosters innovations for the advancement of Smart Port 4.0.

Feature Highlights

Reliable Operations with Industrial Grade Design

Saltwater Corrosion Resistance
with Industrial-Grade Designs

Edge computing and wireless communication devices deployed in outdoor environments at container ports face a wide range of environmental conditions, including high and low temperatures, humidity, dust, and saltwater exposure. To meet these demanding requirements, Advantech has developed industrial-grade devices specifically designed for such environments. These rugged devices offer a durable system with water and dust protection, shock and vibration tolerance, and a wide operating temperature range.

Reliable Operations with Industrial Grade Design

Increased Efficiency and Visibility
with Intelligent Connected Devices

Within a smart port, all assets such as stackers, cranes, and trucks, are equipped with edge computing devices and connected to the network to enable real-time data processing and analysis. This integration enhances the efficiency and precision of cargo handling, asset tracking, and task management. Connecting IoT devices, including tablets, sensors, and cameras, plays a crucial role in collecting yard environment data, monitoring container movements, optimizing traffic flow, and enhancing supply chain visibility.

Reliable Operations with Industrial Grade Design

Uninterrupted Data Transmission
with Reliable Wireless Connectivity

In order to implement IoT solutions across a large fleet of connected assets, high-speed and reliable wireless technologies that enable real-time network services in open areas are essential for smart ports. Advantech provides a comprehensive range of Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN, and NB-IoT solutions that provide versatile and dependable options for connecting edge devices to cloud-based TOS and WMS management systems.


Yard Field Service

  • • Enabling efficient cargo inspections and issuing of reports.
  • • Streamlining of port workflows and workforce management.
  • • Support for real-time asset tracking and operation recording.

AIM-78S / AIM-68


Port Warehouse Management

  • • Support for various warehouse applications, such as order picking, inventory management, and cold storage.
  • • Providing seamless processing of goods and storage for port customers.


AIM-75S / AIM-78S

Cold Chain Management

  • • Display of real-time temp. data of all sensors installed in the location.
  • • Enabling in-depth monitoring and management of the end-to-end cold chain.
  • • Providing managers with a quick overview of the KPI of different locations.


Wireless Communication

  • • A variety of wireless solutions for vertical domain applications in the smart port area.
  • • LoRaWAN technology allows sensors and IoT devices to be deployed in inaccessible or remote parts of the port, enhancing asset tracking and monitoring with its long-range capabilities and low power consumption.
  • • High-speed and real-time dual-band Wi-Fi and LTE enable real-time asset tracking and optimization of port operations.



Intelligent Connected Cranes and Stackers

  • • Display of work orders from the management system and movement of containers in an optimized sequence.
  • • Collection of container information which is shared with the management system for task monitoring and further data analysis.

DLT-V72 Facelift


Smart Gate & Truck Management

  • • Camera system that can automatically identify vehicle plate, chassis number, and container number.
  • • In-vehicle computers on trucks transfer all the necessary data in real-time to the gate computer, including plate number, driver's license, and container number.
  • • Gate computers verify the identity of trucks, grant access, and send tasks to truck drivers.





Product Offerings

  • Smart VMTs for container cranes and stackers
  • Superior Wi-Fi roaming capabilities
  • IP66/65-rated water and dust protection
  • Glove-compatible touchscreen and optional screen defroster
  • Front panel with IK08 rating for impact resistance
  • MIL-STD-810F and 5M3 tested for shock/vibration tolerance
  • Wide operating temperature range (-30 ~ 50 °C / -22 ~ 122 °F)
  • Certified with Navis N4 system
    • Features vary by models
  • 8" & 10" industrial rugged tablets for mobile field operations
  • Support Windows and Android OS
  • Glove-compatible touch and sunlight-readable screen
  • Rugged design with drop protection
  • IP65-rated water and dust protection
  • Seamless Wi-Fi, LTE, and GPS wireless connectivity
  • Versatile extension, docking, mounting, and peripherals
  • Swappable battery for long-duration operation
  • Compact in-vehicle computing boxes for in-vehicle control system
  • Modular design supports the latest RF communication technologies
  • Advanced video surveillance system with AI accelerator for video AI capabilities
  • MIL-STD-810F and 5M3 certified for shock/vibration tolerance
  • Wide operating temperature range (-30 ~ 70 °C / -22 ~ 158 °F)
  • Rugged in-vehicle display can be easily paired with a TREK computing box via a single-cable connection
  • LoRa technology for efficient long-range wireless data transmission
  • Sensors can be configured to trigger alerts for real-time management
  • Easy and simple installation in a diverse range of refrigerated vehicles
  • IP65-rated protection from water and dust ingress
  • Supports IoT cloud services for centralized, real-time exception management
  • Long battery life (up to 36 months, depending on usage scenario)


  • WLAN transmission rate of up to 1167 Mbps
  • IP65 waterproof certification


  • Anti-vibration M12 design
  • Wide range power input: 24/48/72/96/110 VDC


  • Long-range wide-area IoT gateway
  • LoRaWAN protocol for closed and public system applications

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