The Port of Oakland in Northern California is the fifth busiest seaport in the U.S and a vital driver of economic activity on the West Coast. The port recently upgraded its mission critical Transportation Management and Emergency Operations Center (TMC/EOC) to oversee the port’s traffic flow, improve its maritime operations and provide a safer, more secure maritime area.

The role of the TMC/EOC is to manage the port’s complex transportation logistics, control port traffic and provide 24/7 security monitoring. Its multi-faceted functions encompass improved situational awareness throughout the port and all perimeter zones, monitoring freight activity, collecting and disseminating transportation data, communicating and collaborating with inter-agency and port partners, disseminating traffic flow and wait time status to truck drivers, tracking incoming and outgoing vehicles, coordinating intermodal freight shippers and monitoring local rail traffic.  

The goals of the upgrade were to improve freight movement and logistics efficiency, and ensure awareness and resiliency in the Oakland seaport area. To achieve these objectives, the TMC/EOC deployed a state-of-the-art video wall powered by RGB Spectrum’s Galileo video wall processor. 
RGB Spectrum’s Galileo processor was selected for its real-time performance, ability to support a diverse variety of disparate digital and IP-based signal sources, and 4K image quality.

The Galileo processor receives an extensive range of inputs, including conventional and infrared surveillance cameras, intrusion detection systems, digitized map data, traffic sensors, news feeds, local TV broadcasts, interagency communications, road condition data, weather information, RFID truck sensors, truck queue feeds and traffic incident information.

The Galileo processor consolidates this vast volume of critical visuals and data to provide a centralized, correlated view on the video wall. These sources are displayed in windows of any size, anywhere on the expansive video wall. Operators can instantly switch input sources, choose customizable preset display layouts, and pan and zoom to view items of particular interest. Operators collaboratively view this information for assessment, analysis and decision making. 

“The TMC/EOC’s new video wall system helps improve the port’s maritime operations and provides a safer, more secure maritime area,” said Port of Oakland Director of Maritime Bryan Brandes.