Controlar S.A.

Connects vehicle owners with emissions data and the government over the Web

Published on 23-Aug-2010

Validated on 16 Dec 2013

"With a robust infrastructure built on IBM servers, Controlar can reduce pollution in São Paulo by monitoring and testing more than six million vehicles." - Jair Antonio dos Santos, CIO of Controlar

Customer:
Controlar S.A.

Industry:
Automotive, Government

Deployment country:
Brazil

Solution:
Selected Business Solution (sBS), Dynamic Infrastructure, Express, Green/Sustainability, Linux, Openness, Smarter Planet, Systems & Network Management

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Cities, Smarter Infrastructure

Overview

Controlar S.A. (Controlar) was created in 2002 by a winning consortium to implement the pollution inspection process for all vehicles in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to reduce the environmental impact on the city.

Business need:
Controlar is the company responsible for emissions testing of the six million vehicles in São Paulo, Brazil. The system connects vehicle owners with the emissions testing company and the national traffic agency. Supporting a process this complex for the seventh largest metropolitan area in the world requires a robust, dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.

Solution:
Controlar implemented six IBM System x3650 M2 servers running Linux and five IBM System p 570/550 servers running AIX operating systems to support the organization’s emissions systems and its business applications. Two IBM System x3650 M2 are in place at each emission station. The storage device IBM System Storage DS4700 and IBM TS3200 tape library handle data storage and backup, while IBM Tivoli Systems manager and IBM Director Software provide systems management.

Benefits:
· Enables vehicle owners to set up inspections and pay tax using the company’s website · Connects vehicle owners with the emissions testing company and with the city and state traffic agencies

Case Study

Controlar S.A. (Controlar) was created in 2002 by a winning consortium to implement the pollution inspection process for all vehicles in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to reduce the environmental impact on the city.

The Need
Controlar is the company responsible for emissions testing of the six million vehicles in São Paulo, Brazil. The system connects vehicle owners with the emissions testing company and the national traffic agency. Supporting a process this complex for the seventh largest metropolitan area in the world requires a robust, dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.

The Solution
Controlar implemented six IBM System x3650 M2 servers running Linux and five IBM System p 570/550 servers running AIX operating systems to support the organization’s emissions systems and its business applications. Two IBM System x3650 M2 are in place at each emission station. The storage device IBM System Storage DS4700 and IBM TS3200 tape library handle data storage and backup, while IBM Tivoli Systems manager and IBM Director Software provide systems management.

What Makes it Smarter
· Enables vehicle owners to set up inspections and pay tax using the company’s website
· Connects vehicle owners with the emissions testing company and with the city and state traffic agencies

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at:
ibm.com/smartercities

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
Power 550 Express, Power Systems, Power Systems running AIX 5, Storage: DS4700 Express, Storage: TS3200 Tape Library, System x: System x running Linux - Red Hat, System x: System x3200

Software:
Tivoli Storage Manager

Legal Information

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