Jun. 5, 2012
NTT DATA Corporation
The demonstration test for real-time monitoring of bridges conducted by NTT DATA Corporation has been selected by IDG (International Data Group) as the 21st Century Achievement Award Finalist in the “The Computerworld Honors Program” Security & Safety category. The awards ceremony was held in Washington D.C. on June 4, 2012 (American time).
Overview of the Award
“The Computerworld Honors Program” was established by IDG in 1988, and is a global program that recognizes the contributions that individuals and organizations have made to the advancement of society, economy and education through the use of IT. There were some 500 case studies from 25 countries around the world submitted this year, NTT DATA awarded as a Winner for its demonstration test (hereafter, the test) for real-time monitoring of bridges. Five case studies were selected in each of the 10 categories and awarded as Finalists.
The test involved development of real-time detection solutions for defects in bridges using advanced analysis of immense quantities of sensor data, and examined the results of the analysis. This development was recognized as a method for improving the safety of bridges, and was selected in the Security & Safety category.
Overview of the test
NTT DATA’s initiatives related to the utilization of big data involve development of large-scare real-time data analysis for creating a proactive approach to Business Intelligence (BI – a proactive type of BI that provides services and data based on identified user behavior and events) as part of next-generation BI.
The bridge monitoring system developed by NTT DATA for the test covers immense quantities of data that is constantly output from numerous sensors installed on bridges for measuring properties such as inclination, vibrations and twisting. The test examined the overall data output from these sensors and was set up to detect any defects in the bridge in real-time. Test results showed that a single server would be able to successfully process the analysis of the complex and advanced analysis described earlier from output data obtained from tens of thousands of sensors installed on hundreds of bridges.
Overview of The Computerworld Honors Program
“The Computerworld Honors Program” was established by IDG in 1988, and every year recognizes the contributions that individuals and organizations make to the progress of society, economy and education through the use of IT.
See the official site below for more details on the program.
The test indicated that real-time monitoring of buildings to detect defects is possible from a large number of sensors outputting immense quantities of data.
Numerous countries, including Japan, are facing severe issues related to the maintenance of infrastructure such as bridges and other large structures. To combat these issues, the need for real-time monitoring of each type of structure through the use of multiple sensors as used in the test to detect for defects is expected to increase further into the future.
NTT DATA plans to release services that utilize big data with M2M-related business that provides monitoring solutions and other services for social infrastructure and large-scale structures as part of its “XrosscloudTM” M2M Total Solution.
- *“Xrosscloud” is a trademark of NTT DATA in Japan.
- *Other product names, company names and group names are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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