OceanAlpha has announced that its new unmanned surface vessel (USV), featuring 5G mobile communication technology and jointly developed with Ericsson and China Mobile, performed a live Broadband IoT (Internet of Things) demo at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
The USV demonstrated its ability to quickly and efficiently resolve water pollution by collecting water quality monitoring data, identifying the cause of the pollutant with HD cameras and taking necessary measures to address these pollutants. The OceanAlpha 5G unmanned boat was located in a pool outside the exhibition hall, while visitors could issue automatic driving instructions to the boat from the exhibition hall, as well as drive the unmanned boat remotely through the console. HD video and other real-time information returned by the boat was displayed on the big screen in front of the console.
According to Ran Zhang, general manager of OceanAlpha, “Relying on 5G communication technology, OceanAlpha’s unmanned boat can conduct water area monitoring, VR back-end demonstration, water quality monitoring, remote application control, and autopilot. This will completely change the traditional operation of hydrological surveying, water quality sampling & monitoring, environmental law enforcement and other water ecological environment monitoring and supervision by effectively enhancing data accuracy, reducing costs and improving work efficiency.”