- A wide variety of customer use cases for Industry 4.0
- New networks for the Internet of Things
- Effective protection against cyber attacks
"Digitization. Simply. Make it Happen." This year Deutsche Telekom is proving once again true to its slogan. At Hannover Messe from April 24 on, it will be demonstrating its capacity to act as a strong digitization partner for industry and for the small and medium-sized enterprise. Taking up an area of 800 square meters, the Deutsche Telekom booth will be showcasing a number of customer use cases and applications for the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 scenarios. This year's booth is three times the size of last year's presence, indicating the growing relevance of the trade fair for the company. Central topics being addressed by our presence include such issues as advanced connectivity, security, the industrial cloud, predictive maintenance, supply chain management and the smart factory – in other words the complete toolbox for digitized industry.
Guaranteed low latency for synchronous robot control
Digitized production processes pose brand new challenges in terms of connectivity. That is why Deutsche Telekom is continuously driving innovation into its networks. Using the example of a robotics set up at the booth, the Deutsche Telekom team will be showing how the delivery of guaranteed low response times of constantly eight milliseconds over a 5G network slice ensures the real time collaboration of two robots. Stable and reliable low latency is required to control the robot arms in real time. The team will also be bringing to life the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a new technology on the way to 5G that is opening up the Internet of Things for mass applications. The unique characteristics of radio modules it uses can make information on the state of machines or goods available cost effectively, energy-efficiently and securely. This new radio solution is already being used in electricity meters located in structures deep underground, for example, as well as in trash containers.
Effective protection against cyber attacks
Industrial networks will be much more closely interconnected in the future, making them increasingly exposed to the risk of abuse and data manipulation by hacker attacks. This makes it vital to protect such systems and structures. At Hannover Messe, Deutsche Telekom will be presenting a range of products for secure operation, device protection and network security. After all, continuous vulnerability analyses, integrated firewalls and security systems for industrial networks are increasingly becoming decisive factors in customer acceptance and the success of the ever faster digitization process. Taking the example of a "model power plant," Deutsche Telekom will give realistic demonstrations of the effects of cyber attacks – from the perspective of the hacker, the victim and those who defend against such attacks.
The cloud as a basis for the Industrial Internet
The cloud is one of the base technologies that makes the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 possible. Deutsche Telekom will be showing just how easily a design engineer's workstation can be provided with all the computer resources it needs from the Open Telekom Cloud. Such cloud setups give added flexibility to product lifecycle management and make it easier to develop new designs using CAD (computer-aided design) technologies. Deutsche Telekom will be showcasing a range of other cloud offerings that it provides in partnership with Salesforce, including consultancy, integration, app development and operating cloud services. Thanks to our partner Akamai, web retailers can now benefit from new opportunities, for example to make their websites much faster.
Predictive maintenance and efficient logistics
Production processes, logistics chains and shipping are all highly sensitive operations. Predictive maintenance, the reduction of downtime and the traceability of goods are now playing an ever-increasing role in order to keep glitches in such processes to a minimum. There is also a growing expectation among operators of having precise information available at all times on the current condition of machines and devices. A variety of practical use cases demonstrates the benefits of the Internet of Things. For example, industrial robots by Kawasaki are equipped with sensors that can measure their speed of movement and their power consumption. Such data is transferred into the Cloud of Things, so that robotics specialists have all the information they need to optimize the productivity of robots by remote control. Compressor specialist Kaeser has fitted the toolbox of high-end measuring devices used by its field maintenance teams with a range of sensors to provide information on the exact status of every toolbox at all times via the Internet of Things. The growth of digitization is also lending more transparency to delivery chains. The booth will exhibit already established telematics portals as well as new solutions created by start-ups like Roambee to optimize goods flows with the help of real-time data.
Easy entry into the factory of tomorrow
T-Systems is cooperating with EATON, a leading provider of energy management solutions worldwide, to provide both machine and plant builders on the one hand and the operators of such systems on the other an easy route of entry into Industry 4.0. The basic service enables mechanical engineers in medium-sized companies to collect machine and production data and to save such information in the secure Telekom Cloud.
Further information in the Hannover Messe 2017 special.
„Digitization. Simply. Make it happen”
Experience our products and services live at HANNOVER MESSE from April 24 - 28 at the Deutsche Telekom booth in hall 7, booth A40. Deutsche Telekom's entire presence at the trade fair is carbon-neutral: All CO2 emissions generated in setting up and operating the stand are offset fully by carbon-reduction projects abroad.
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