Ericsson Enters Partnership on Industry 4.0 Safety
Ericsson announced it has entered partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris to advance the next generation of 5G workforce safety for Industry 4.0. To address and improve work safety at industrial sites such as mining and production floors, the combination of 5G and cellular IoT technology brings industries closer to a zero vision of workforce-related accidents.
Industrial sites can be dangerous work environments. Ericsson's latest cellular IoT design has been applied in the Mobilaris' device. Industry 4.0 users can benefit from making complex work safety simple. The Mobilaris 5G-ready device offers proximity triggers and collision alerts using sensors, monitoring and real-time positioning of people, vehicles and moving assets.
Worn by individual workers, the small device is equipped with sensors, which can automatically react to dangerous gas emissions, humidity levels, barometric pressure and temperature. The device is currently available and certified for use in Europe, North America and Australia.
Ericsson provides IoT Accelerator, an IoT platform enabling cost-efficient, reliable, and secure connectivity management and operations for any enterprise of any scale anywhere in the world, as well as Ardesco, cellular IoT device reference design. With the help of the design house Sigma Connectivity, Mobilaris has accelerated its time to market and industrialized its device based on Ardesco. The solution has already been deployed at industrial sites in Sweden, as part of a 5G partnership program with Nordic-Baltic communications service provider Telia.