PORTEL launches the technological evolution of the Portal-AtoN platform of Puertos del Estado.

This platform was developed and implemented by Portel in 2012 and, since then, it has been responsible for its maintenance and support service. Thanks to this, the Maritime Aids to Navigation Area of Puertos del Estado has a computer tool for its comprehensive management, which is also part of the I-AtoNIS service (integrated information service for aids to navigation) that manages incidents in the service and first installation communications, It is connected to the Instituto Hidrográfico de la Marina (IHM) and the Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima (SASEMAR), as well as injecting status information (for some aids) into the AIS-Portuaria network. Likewise, it provides a service for the administrative management of the Area, input-output registration, document management associated with beacons, technical and service status inventories and a whole battery of service and historical analyses, as well as being the tool for the preparation and management of beaconing procedures and the Lighthouse Commission.

It currently has more than 400 users belonging to Puertos del Estado, the 28 Spanish Port Authorities, regional bodies, the Ministry of Defence, the General Directorate of Coasts, City Councils, Yacht Clubs, maritime terminals and various service companies.

Puertos del Estado was committed to the technological evolution of the platform and, at the end of 2020, through a public tender, awarded Portel the maintenance services for Portal-AtoN, including the necessary developments for the new platform. Portel will thus continue to provide its services for a further 3 years, extendable to 5.

The renewal of the platform aims to modernise the system both functionally and at platform level, improving key aspects such as scalability, interoperability, ease of deployment on-premise and in the cloud, security and maintainability.
The portal’s specific business logic will be encapsulated in microservices built in Java with Spring libraries. This logic will bring more flexibility and openness to the platform, which will offer users the possibility to exploit the data managed in Portal-AtoN in a more efficient way.

The entire Portel and OPPE team working on the evolution of Portal-Aton is very excited with the work being carried out and, even more so, with the results that are being obtained.