New LTE solution for private networks could be used for AV control

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At the Mobile World Congress, to be held on 26 February to 1 March 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Adlink and MECSware will demonstrate new Private LTE technology that can provide end-to-end wireless connectivity for private networks – with applications including the control of autonomous vehicles.

An industrial use case, the demonstration features a low-latency video uplink transmission from an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to a control center over an LTE connection. The company says on-site measurements of the transmission’s latency will underscore the technology’s efficiency.

“Private LTE complements mobile network technology with operational flexibility, low latency and strong privacy,” said Torsten Musiol, founder and CEO of MECSware. “MECSware’s Mobile Edge Cloud Server, based on Adlink’s robust hardware, enables reliable wireless connectivity for next-generation industrial networks. Industry 4.0 networks will generate huge productivity gains through real-time processing in use cases such as control of autonomous vehicles, power grids, warehousing, logistics and factory automation.”

Adlink’s SETO-1000 Extreme Outdoor Server combined with MECSware software comprise the Mobile Edge Cloud Server for Private LTE. Combined, the end-to-end Private LTE solution is designed to work within Industry 4.0 standards.

Private LTE will primarily address industrial and agro-industrial users (enterprises), which have a need for wireless connectivity on their premises. The system can also be used for other use cases where connectivity is missing or less developed.

“Once the powerful results of the technology become evident, we anticipate a lot of interest in this groundbreaking solution,” said Roy Wan, managing director of Adlink’s EMEA region.

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