Ericsson Launches Cellular Connectivity Solution to Accelerate Industry 4.0

 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

Ericsson, a leading global networking and telecommunications company, announced the launch of its cellular connectivity solution – Ericsson Industry Connect, to accelerate digital transformation in Industry 4.0.

The new solution allows communication service providers to provide dedicated cellular networks at warehouses and factories, initially with 4G/LTE, with a clear goal to 5G.

The latest solution will strengthen the company’s private networks as well as Internet of Things (IoT) portfolios by making accessible the 4G and 5G technologies to new industrial markets.

Specifically designed for industrial environments, this is a dedicated cellular connectivity solution that allows reliable, secure coverage with high device density and predictable latency.

Easy-to-use and manage

Ericsson’s cellular connectivity solution, designed to be easy-to-use and manage for operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals, is aimed at making cellular technology speedily deployable for warehouse and factory staff.

“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,” Asa Tamsons, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, said in a statement.

Tamsons further said, “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 growing segment of industrial connectivity – leveraging Ericsson’s technology leadership, strength in connectivity, and R&D investments to date,” she added.

Ericsson Industry Connect, with its industrial-grade wireless connectivity, can enable innovative Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) use cases such as: mobility for human machine interface (HMI) instructions for workers; digital twin inspection (a real-time digital replica of a physical entity) with massive amounts of sensors; collaborative robotics for automated operations; and collision avoidance and remote control for autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs).

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