In the past decades, mobile communications have become increasingly important not only in the private sector, but also in industry. Mobile applications allow for the data collection, digitization and automation of processes. One of the sectors that draws a particularly strong benefit from these changes is the logistics industry. Whether on the road or in internal logistics processes, such as warehousing or goods tracking, mobile technology has already become indispensable for many applications. It opens up new opportunities and creates new business models, which ensure higher efficiency, speed and climate neutrality. In the following article, we clarify in which logistics areas mobile communications are used and why 5G is one of the key technologies for digitization in logistics.
The digitization of the energy industry is the basis for smart energy management. Here, a basic building block is the smart recording of heat, water, electricity and gas consumption data. which requires a modern measuring technique and corresponding transmission technologies. One such technology is the wireless Meter-Bus (wM-Bus), which allows for the central reading of all consumption data almost in real time. In this article, we focus on the use of transmission technology in the energy industry, in particular for submetering.
The M-Bus, abbreviated for Meter-Bus, is a technical standard for the transmission of measurement data, which exists in both wired and wireless specifications. Wireless M-Bus installations can collect and transmit data from up to 250 sensors, being mainly used in consumption data acquisition. In this article, we explain the functioning of the wireless M-Bus communication.
With the expansion of the new 5G mobile technology, the discussion about national roaming has become a matter of importance again in Germany. The network operators Telefónica Germany and 1&1 Drillisch have recently concluded an agreement on national roaming. There are numerous advantages for consumers thanks to the option of roaming within Germany. However, not all network operators are actually enthusiastic about national roaming. In this article, we clarify what national roaming is, what advantages it offers and what the current situation is in Germany.
To connect devices with the mobile network, a connection between the antennas and the respective receivers is required. This is achieved via the so-called coaxial cables. Such cables can transmit high-frequency, broadband signals and are generally low-loss. They are used, for example, for radio signals, radar signals, or even for mobile radio signals. This article focuses on this special use case.
For a long time, autonomous driving was only a vision. The technical progress is increasingly transforming this vision into something real. Nowadays, there are already many vehicles with smart driver assistance systems and partially automated driving functions on our roads. Stable and powerful mobile networks, such as the new 5G networks, represent an important prerequisite for this. In this article, we clarify why autonomous vehicles need a powerful and stable mobile network.
The scheduled functioning of smart metering systems depends, to a large extent, on the mobile connectivity. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to installing smart metering system is ensuring this. For this reason, it makes sense to carry out a mobile measurement at the installation site, before installing the measuring unit. In this article, we will explain how to use the ENQT network testers and how to perform a succesful iMSys installation in six simple steps.
The roll-out of smart measuring systems is currently in full swing in Germany. Such iMSys represent one of the core components of the so-called “smart grids”, being expected to have a significant contribution to the energy revolution. They enable not only the automatic collection and transmission of the electricity meter reading, but also the connection of private electricity networks to smart control units and the networking of a wide range of components belonging to these electricity networks. To ensure that the smart metering system functions as planned, a good mobile network connection is vital. In this article, we present our 10 reasons for mobile measurements when installing smart measuring devices.
Germany mobile operators are working hard on the expansion of the 5G technology. In the future, Telekom, Telefónica (O2), Vodafone and 1&1 Drillisch AG will be the four network operators in Germany to offer the new communications standard nationwide. Today, the LTE successor technology is already available to many millions of people in numerous cities and regions. In this article, you can discover information on the current status of the 5G roll-out.
In the recent decades, mobile communications have gained a lot of importance, not only in the private sector, but also in the industry. Mobile applications allow for data acquisition, digitization, and automation of industrial processes. In the past few weeks, we have already occupied ourselves with general application areas in the Industry 4.0 and specific case studies from the energy industry. In this article, we want to take a closer look at the construction industry and discuss the relevance of mobile applications in this particular industry, as well as several specific case studies.