- The plant is equipped with solutions for ticketing, smart payment and access control for vehicles
- The project aims to automate and speed up the processes of payment of tolls and embarkation on ferries, thereby optimizing the resources and costs of operational management of the client
- The Villa Agip terminal was fully operational throughout the summer phase of high traffic operating regularly
TerniEnergia, a smart company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange’s electronic share market (MTA) and part of the Italeaf Group, announces that the Group’s digital company, Softeco Sismat, has completed and delivered to Caronte & Tourist, a leading company in maritime connections to and from Central Italy, the first terminal (Villa Agip) planned in an extensive project of digital reorganization of the activities of the port terminal of Villa San Giovanni for maritime transport to Sicily.
The plant completed in line with the operational schedule is provided for in the contract signed in January 2018, which provides for the supply of solutions for ticketing, payment of tolls (smart payment) and access control for the routing of vehicles for a total amount of approximately Euro 2.1 million. The project, the first phase of which has been completed, will be completed in 2020 and has the objective of automating and speeding up the processes of payment of tolls and embarkation on the ferries of the Villa San Giovanni-Messina route, thereby optimizing the resources and costs of operational management of the client.
Softeco has completed and delivered the first of the two separate terminals that form the Caronte terminal. The system called “Villa Agip”, provides for the channelling of vehicle traffic on lanes designed to recognize the class of vehicle and the payment of the toll through automatic cash machines or lanes Telepass. Once the payment has been made, the vehicles are routed, via the ordinary road network, to the operational boarding terminal of Villa Mare at Villa San Giovanni to proceed to the actual boarding.
Systems for the sale of tickets and automatic payment of tolls (vehicle lanes) have been activated, integrating access control systems, automatic recognition of the vehicle’s class, automatic ticketing using cash, cash-less and Telepass systems and, finally, the routing of vehicles to the boarding terminal according to pre-defined scenario logics that can be activated according to the operational needs of the customer.
All the systems supplied by Softeco and purchased from Third Parties (control barriers, photocells, traffic lights, vehicle presence detection loops) have been integrated into a single automation and remote control platform based on the proprietary Rtu-GO product line. The supervision system, based on a customisation of the proprietary Adverto solution, interfaces with the following devices:
– Sigma checkouts
– Touch plate recognition cameras
– TBridge tariff management system
– Sick vehicle classification system
– Ticket reading columns
– Ticket issuing column
– Camera occupancy lane
Softeco provided the turnkey system including design, purchasing from third parties, installation, integration and activation of the system and testing, training courses for Caronte personnel.
The Villa Agip terminal was operational throughout the summer phase of high traffic operating regularly. The digital company of the TerniEnergia Group continues to support Caronte, managing the operational maintenance of the system.