OMRON Corporation has tapped Nokia Corporation and its local systems integrator NS Solutions Corporation to trial a private wireless network. Specifically, the system deployment will happen at OMRON’s Automation Center Kusatsu in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture.
The deployment will allow OMRON’s customers to use 5G to link their equipment with OMRON’s control equipment and conduct tests in a simulated production line. Hence, this will enable OMRON customers to use digital technologies to develop new capabilities. In addition, it will help them resolve manufacturing issues before they start impacting their productivity and efficiency.
In the deployment, Nokia will provide Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), an industrial-grade digital automation service platform. To illustrate, the Nokia DAC ensures a reliable, secure, and high-performance private wireless network. Whenever required, scaling is easy.
As part of the trial, NSSOL will support the installation, construction, and operation of the 5G-based system at OMRON’s Automation Center Kusatsu. The deployment uses a 4.8GHz spectrum frequency band at the OMRON automation center. Omron reopened in January its Automation Center in Kusatsu.
NSSOL is the first company to provide 5G services in Japan. NSSOL leverages Nokia’s proven expertise and knowledge in building systems for enterprises from different industry verticals. The two companies will also provide digital experience solutions and build networks for telecommunication carriers. NSSOL’s 5G solution uses Nokia’s 5G core and wireless base stations while NSSOL manages the operational and maintenance of the system.
Takashi Oshiro, Executive Director and Senior Vice President at NS Solutions, Inc., said, “Industry 4.0 opens up new and exciting opportunities for manufacturers. Partnering with Nokia allows us to bring world-class technology to Japan’s enterprises to enable them to gain new capabilities and a competitive edge. By using our expertise and Nokia’s 5G solutions, OMRON will be able to leverage the latest technologies to provide a superior experience to their customers.”
Donny Janssens, Head of Customer Team Enterprise Japan, at Nokia, said, “We are excited to work with NSSOL to enable OMRON to use the latest digital solutions to provide exceptional customer experience to their customers. With Nokia’s 5G solution and NSSOL’s installation and maintenance services, OMRON’s Automation Center will enable its customers to test new solutions and enhance manufacturing efficiency by resolving manufacturing-related issues before they lead to downtime.”