In the factory of the future advancement in robotics, materials, and production techniques join forces with artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and digital twins to make flexibility and customization the new competitive edge.
Smart Manufacturing is becoming a reality with enterprises implementing Industry 4.0 worldwide, where every object in the factory communicates with others. Decisions and directions for assembly are made at the product level and adapted to current conditions.
Such flexibility requires high-performance wireless communications between machines, people, and even the facilities themselves.
Industrial IoT (IIoT) requires an industrial-grade fully managed network to support it. Till recently, most network solutions (whether Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or NB IoT, or even LTE private networks) did not provide the required capacity, coverage, control, and flexibility. 5G and in particular Private 5G is the first network standard to specifically acknowledge and address new network uses such as critical communications, real-time data analysis, and mass simultaneous IoT connections.
5G also incorporates recent networking revolutions such as NFV (Network functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networks), making it much more familiar and similar to cloud-based IT services.
Private 5G networks are uniquely suited to the needs of Industry 4.0. Following are some of the benefits they offer:
Most industrialized nation Governments have already assigned Spectrum and bands for private ownership, paving the way for industrial giants and businesses to build and run their own private networks. Industry IT managers are able to set up and manage private 5G networks without relying on traditional operators and tailor them to their industrial application needs. All data is contained in a separate, private network, without having to depend on public network congestion. Factory IT and security managers define and configure their own cellular networks’ security policies without depending on external providers.
With ASOCS’ CYRUS® 5G software for Industry 4.0, Industrial enterprises can easily deploy an end-to-end cloud-based private network that suits the needs of both today and the future. Based on a SaaS-style scalable monthly license fee enterprises can procure, manage, and scale according to their ongoing needs.
CYRUS® solution for Industry private networks can support the facility’s full range of IIoT devices while providing unlimited bandwidth to process and transfer an enormous amount of data from these connected devices. Utilizing standard servers or Edge cloud providers, CYRUS® is managed like any other IT service including a single pane of glass view.
With CYRUS® you can run your 5G private network on your own terms, just as you do with your IT infrastructure.