An award-winning system intended to help protect the environment has been introduced to the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, and the deployment marks the first installation of Wavetronix’ SmartSensor HD in the country.

April 20, 2015

PROVO, UT—An award-winning system intended to help protect the environment has been introduced to the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, and the deployment marks the first installation of Wavetronix’ SmartSensor HD in the country.

Far Data Ltd. of Poland is known for creating innovative detection systems, including ENVIRO 151, which uses an array of sensors to monitor environmental conditions along roadways. This system, which was awarded the 2008 Gold Medal for Innovation at the POLEKO International Trade Fair for Environmental Protection, has many installation locations throughout Poland and, in March 2015, was introduced to Hanoi in a pilot installation in cooperation with the Vietnamese company HOA PHONG E&C.

Hubert Nagorny, manager of Far Data’s sales office in Wroclaw, Poland, says the ENVIRO 151 system is designed for constant and long-term sensing of environmental conditions including sound, traffic volume, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction and rainfall as well as air quality. The modular and mobile system is easy to set up and can be easily adjusted depending on individual needs.

The system utilizes HD’s dual-beam high definition radar to monitor traffic for vehicle counts, speeds, classifications and lane occupancy. Nagorny says it is important to correlate this data with other environmental conditions, and HD automates this process so operators don’t worry about manual counting techniques. Because it is non-intrusive, HD conforms to the system’s need to be mobile while being able to operate in weather conditions that prove to be problematic with other detection methods. 

The partnership between Far Data and HOA PHONG E&C mirrors a larger relationship between the countries of Poland and Vietnam. According to Nagorny, a large number of Vietnamese students would travel to Poland to study when Poland was a socialist country. Since then, both countries have gone through social and political changes and the children of former Vietnamese students continue to study in Poland. 

“Most of these students returned to Vietnam and now serve as a bridge in our relationship,” Nagorny said. “They know and appreciate our country while we appreciate their potential.”

Along with ENVIRO 151, Far Data introduced Hanoi to their platform for intelligent transportation systems called e-Con, which is fully compatible with HD, as part of a larger goal to bring ITS solutions to Vietnam. 

“Vietnam’s economy is growing at an impressive rate,” Nagorny said. “We think it is a good time to find our place in the Vietnamese market.”