With Industry 4.0, the manufacturing and logistics industries are in the midst of digital transformations to increase automation and efficiency. There is a lot to be gained with Industry 4.0, but it all begins with having the connectivity to support it.
As manufacturers address modernization, automation and digitalization, dedicated networks offer a way to support multiple use cases, retain control of network resource allocation and ensure that critical data remains on-site.
The process of integrating the networks of one or more manufacturing site can be triggered by a need to replace legacy networks or the increasing mobility requirements of their operations. A unified platform is required which integrates voice, data, video and IoT.
Digitalization Driving Demand
Industries are now taking steps to incorporate connectivity and cellular into their standards, as many industrial enterprises are defining 5G as their primary connectivity platform for both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems to reach new levels of productivity, security and safety.
At the same time, connected products are redefining offerings, and what a manufacturer is; everything from a ballpoint pen to heavy machinery can be enhanced “as a service”. When manufacturers can co-create offerings based on direct user feedback, the customer’s bond with a product Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa