In the factory of the future advancement in robotics, materials, and production techniques join forces with artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and even Augmented Reality (AR) to make flexibility and customization the new competitive edge.
This vision is becoming a reality in 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 requires an industrial-grade 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 and flexibility. 5G networks are changing all of that. 5G is the first network standard to specifically acknowledge and address new network uses such as critical communications, private mobile networks, and IoT.
5G also incorporates recent networking revolutions such as NFV (Network functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networks), making it much more similar to cloud-based IT services.
5G private networks are uniquely suited to the needs of Industry 4.0. Following are some of the benefits they offer:
Governments and regulators in several countries (Germany, UK, USA, Japan, Taiwan, to name a few) are reserving spectrum for organizations that have not traditionally built and managed telecom networks, and specifically reserve spectrum locally, paving the way for industrial giants and businesses to build and run their own private networks. Industry IT managers will be able to set up and manage private 5G networks without relying on traditional operators, and tailor them to the 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.
By combining the power of 5G and ASOCS’ CYRUS® for Industry 4.0, Industrial enterprises can easily deploy an end-to-end cloud-native private network that suits the needs of both today and the future.
CYRUS 2.0 solution for Industry private networks can support the facility’s full range of IoT devices while providing unlimited bandwidth to process and transfer an enormous amount of data from these connected devices. Utilizing standard servers or uCPEs, CYRUS 2.0 is managed like any other IT service.
Moreover, CYRUS 2.0 supports both 5G and 4G networks in the same software stack, and with a simple upgrade/downgrade path between them. Easily implement and test a 5G private network today, then roll back to 4G till your devices and equipment support 5G.
With CYRUS 2.0 you can run your 5G private network on your own terms, just as you do with your IT infrastructure.