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Hydroelectric plants always have to be individually planned. Cutting-edge planning software is cutting the construction time for a gigantic hydroelectric power plant in Brazil.
There are no two rivers the same – one reason why hydroelectric plants are always individually planned. We use ultramodern planning software to shorten this complex process, making it possible to configure turbines and power units by means of a detailed simulation based on locally captured data. The dividend this yields is building time, effectiveness and green electricity in the shortest possible time from a gigantic hydroelectric power plant in Brazil.
“Please blow into this tube.” If you were to try to get one over now on the breathalyser, you would certainly fail – feel free to curse us. We are developing advanced, fraud-proof test kits and constantly optimising existing model ranges. An absolutely critical element in this is also customisation to different police standards around the world – from capturing the requirement to implementation. And technology can detect far more than this: any idea why there are no bomb dogs sniffing for bombs in the German Bundestag? Quite.
Few countries have such a high vehicle density as Germany. Anyone wishing to record vehicles here needs extremely accurate technologies that operate consistently. The solution is compact pillars, optionally with a solar panel, that capture each vehicle with an HD camera – while an on-board transmitter sends a pass code to the device as the vehicle passes. We are involved in developing the core technology: Image recognition algorithms. These don’t just recognise cars but also record the class, weight and number of axles – painting an accurate picture of the traffic flow throughout Germany.
Precision and speed of the highest order: That isn`t the only thing that connects us with one of the world`s biggest mail centres. We were involved both in the planning phase and commissioning of the facility, which captures, identifies, sorts, distributes and, as far as possible, delivers millions of letters and other mail items daily throughout the world.
Prior to the prohibition of anti-personnel mines, the UN estimated that around 110 million land mines had been laid worldwide. What happens after armed conflicts have ended? High-tech helps with clearance: we are developing software for the latest generation of mine detectors. These still have to be operated by specialists risking their lives, but mine clearance robots are already being successfully trialled. A challenging task – but where safety knows no alternative, the best developers have to be assigned to the job.
Why do parking guidance systems end at the car park entrance? We are working on a networked system that will be capable of informing motorists in a town of available parking spaces. This works by sensors in the asphalt communicating with sensors in the car and with the parking guidance system. If the car passes a parking space a sensor in the asphalt reports this to the driver. After parking, the same sensor registers that this space is occupied and communicates this to the parking guidance system – more accurately and above all more conveniently than existing models.
No employee knows off the top of his head how many circuits and metres of cable were installed in Europe`s biggest airport. But our newly developed software does: In an environment that can be operated by app on any mobile device, thousands of kilometres of cable runs can be planned, located, traced, tested and circuits simulated. Not only does this facilitate operation but it also meets the most stringent requirements of intuitive usability combined with optimum fail-safe operation and secure access.
Major tunnel projects frequently come to grief on the trial and error method. No longer! Engineers are tackling this challenge with revolutionary navigation software. One of the things we are developing is a client for a geo-monitoring software solution, including an easily assimilable data display that precludes errors, even in the densely developed subterranean environment of a major city, and enabling tunnelling with pinpoint accuracy.
When speed is of the essence, machines sometimes see more than humans. For airport use, we therefore collaborated on a screening system that targets the passing luggage and detects damage to transport containers. Combined with HD images, the latest generation of image recognition software is able to recognise and match complex patterns. This lightens the workload on security staff – for example, by monitoring systems automatically reporting unaccompanied baggage items.