Ericsson Industry Connect has been launched by Ericsson and is a user-friendly cellular connectivity solution that accelerates the digital transformation of Industry 4.0. They enable the communication service providers to supply devoted cellular networks at workplaces that start with 4G/LTE and also a clear path towards 5G.
Intentionally built for industrial environments like factories and some warehouses, the cellular connectivity solution allows secure and reliable coverage along with predictable latency and high device density.
With a wireless connectivity of industrial-grade, the Ericsson Industry Connect will be able to allow innovative Industry 4.0 to use scenarios like the digital twin inspection with a huge number of sensors, avoidance of collision and remote control for the autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), movement possible for human-machine interface (HMI) and orders for workers.
The Senior Vice President, Åsa Tampons, says: “Ericsson Industry Connect is built on design thinking to meet industrial customers’ requirements on speed, reliability, and security while being easy to install and manage. It helps enterprises to accelerate their automation and operational efficiency to the next level. It complements service providers’ offerings to enterprises with a solution that is easy to scale. Ericsson Industry Connect increases the relevance of cellular solutions in the high growth segment of industrial connectivity – leveraging Ericsson’s technology leadership, strength in connectivity, and R&D investments to date.”
The senior manager of Scania Group, Roger Hartonen, says: “High quality, fast, and secure connectivity of our industrial environment is now an absolute must for us. Ericsson Industry Connect gives us reliable wireless connectivity which will enable flexibility for us on the factory floor. At Scania, we are driving the shift toward sustainable transport by continuously innovating our manufacturing processes”
“The technology case for private LTE has existed for some time now, but with Industry Connect, Ericsson has productized that technology in a way that empowers implementers and operators to deliver the benefits of private LTE to factories and warehouses with a real business case.” Said Mr. Pierce Owen, a Principal Analyst at ABI research.