5G Buoys Added to Lulworth Estate Coastline
New 5G buoys will be added to Lulworth Estate coastline.
21:55 11 December 2020
A partnership between Dorset Council with JET Engineering System Solutions Ltd and Excelerate Technology Limited will see new 5G buoys added to the Lulworth Estate Coastline. The network of Surf Condition Monitoring (SCM) buoys will be used to help emergency services prevent incidents and assists in the fight to save lives. They work by measuring sea state, including wave height data, temperature and tidal current and communicate the information via 5G to project partners.
James Thomas, CEO of JET said: "We're really excited to be involved with the 5G RuralDorset project - not least because this means working with innovative partner organisations such as Dorset Council, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Excelerate and the RNLI.
"It is also one of the first opportunities to demonstrate our market-leading maritime 5G safety and environmental capabilities in a first of a kind trial. The trials will not only significantly prove our hardware capability but will assist in the fight to save lives."
Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman said: "5G-powered buoys could play a critical role in keeping people safe at sea and are yet another example of how government-backed trials led by the country's most talented innovators are carving out novel solutions to age-old problems."