SLT Mobitel partners Colombo Dockyard for state-of-the-art vehicle detection system

SLT Mobitel partners Colombo Dockyard for state-of-the-art vehicle detection system

Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider SLT Mobitel, has entered into a partnership with Colombo Dockyard PLC to implement a fully-fledged Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based Vehicle Movement Detection System for Colombo Dockyard vehicles. This state-of-the-art solution will assist Colombo Dockyard in automating and streamlining one of their key daily administrative tasks of monitoring the IN/OUT movement of vehicles.

The Vehicle Movement Detection System (VMDS) is an enterprise grade solution fully designed and implemented by SLT Mobitel Business Solutions on behalf of Colombo Dockyard. VMDS is an enhanced version of a RFID based tag detection solution to track the IN/OUT movements of vehicles in premises by using a ultra-high frequency (UHF) tag that can be pasted or mounted on a vehicle and compatible UHF readers are installed at gates that could accurately identify fast moving objects. The associated back-end system monitors and records the data received from the RFID readers in real-time for easy retrieval and viewing purposes. Due to the high performance nature of vehicle mounted UHF Tags and UHF interrogators installed at gates, the system would be capable of detecting multiple fast moving vehicles even at speeds of 60 km/h range.  The RFID system has been designed to work in isolation, even with a total network outage, which ensures 100% independence between network connectivity and system functionality.

Colombo Dockyard Information & Communication Technology Development Manager Mr P.H.S. Daminda stated, “This Vehicle Movement Detection System aided us not only in optimizing one of our key operational activities, it gave us the opportunity to upgrade our technology infrastructure at Colombo Dockyard. Our environment is unique and not every solution works fine. However, Mobitel were very much positive in their approach and conducted a detailed analysis which resulted in a well-suited, customized solution that we can depend on.”

Commenting on the partnership SLT Mobitel Head of Enterprise Business Solutions Mr Chamith Hettiarachchi stated “SLT Mobitel has been consistently expanding its horizons in terms of innovating new technological solutions to deliver greater convenience and ease to our customers and this is one of the innovative solutions in SLT Mobitel’s RFID solution portfolio and it’s an ideal example to illustrate how tailor made industrial technologies can be used to enrich the efficiency and productivity of routine operational tasks.”

SLT Mobitel Business Solutions is a dedicated division of SLT Mobitel formulated to cater the corporate clients with unique ICT solutions embraced with mobile technologies to realize their fullest business potential. MBS could be contacted through the hotline 0711 717171 or email


About Colombo Dockyard PLC

Established in 1974, Colombo Dockyard is Sri Lanka’s leading ship repair, shipbuilding, heavy engineering and offshore engineering facility.  Conveniently located within the port of Colombo, the hub of all major shipping lanes connecting the West, the Middle East, the Far East, as well as Africa and Australia, Colombo Dockyard has a strategic advantage to conduct both dry dock and afloat operations.  Colombo Dockyard, as a state-of-the-art engineering entity, operates four graving dry docks with a maximum capacity of 125,000 DWT and extensive repair berth facilities.

Released date: 
Monday, May 30, 2016
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