Technology giants Ericsson have launched ‘Ericsson Industry Connect’, an easy-to-use cellular connectivity solution to accelerate Industry 4.0 digital transformation in the supply chain.
According to a statement, Ericsson Industry Connect will be purpose-built for industrial environments and strengthens the company’s IoT portfolios by making 4G and 5G technologies accessible to new industrial markets.
Furthermore, the solution will enable innovative ports, warehouses and factories to launch Industry 4.0 use cases, such as sensor-led digital twin inspection, autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) tests and collaborative robotics projects.
A recent Port Technology technical paper from Telefonica looked at the potential of smart ports and how digital twin technology is accelerating innovation
Asa Tamsons, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, said: “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.”