With integrated telematics, you can already automate accident alerts and responses, analyze vehicle speeds and high-risk behaviours in real-time and set notifications for boundary breaches and breakdowns. It means you’ll reduce your losses and costs, streamline your claims processing, and most importantly – help build a more trusted brand. Just make sure you’re on a…
Imagine if you could monitor and manage the location, condition and utilization of high-value assets like medical supplies, equipment, and staff – no more paper, no more walkaround checks, and no more lengthy problem-solving. All while monitoring and managing a whole bunch of other machines in a compliant way.
5G’s going to enable some seriously transformative innovation. But it’s also going to improve the things we already do. Until now, cellular connectivity hasn’t been able to match broadband’s performance. You would have to choose between great speeds and great mobility.
5G is going to surpass what we currently think of as ‘good’ connectivity. And it’s going to be mobile.
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Fridges that take care of themselves, devices that keep lone workers safe and a new way to do room service – meet IoT for hospitality.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a long time coming, but with 5G we’re going to see the final piece of the puzzle fall into place and a truly valuable IoT emerge. Because 5G is being built for a huge range of connected devices — from simple, low-power sensors that never move to autonomous cars and drones that move all the time.
The result: it will finally allow businesses to turn the data pouring out of all those sensors into automated, intelligent action. At scale.
We’re used to latency that’s so low we can have pretty good voice and video calls. The lack of lag between the two devices means humans can communicate a lot more effectively with each other.
With 5G, latency will drop a lot further. Which will mean that machines can communicate a lot more effectively with each other. That’s going to be huge for businesses.
Autonomous vehicles will ultimately need to be able to drive themselves without a cellular connection. It’s the only way to make sure they’re safe and reliable.
But they won’t only be driving. They’ll also need to connect to the vehicles and infrastructure around them to become all they can be. And that’s where 5G comes in.
The uses of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) seem to grow on a weekly basis. From using VR to help treat PTSD to using AR to train engineers how to construct airplanes, it’s a medium that is right at the start of delivering its potential.
Good quality VR and AR require high-definition content, at a high frame rate, with a lag lower than the eye can perceive. That’s why high-end VR headsets have huge cables sprouting out the back.
With 5G, you’ll be able to send that level of signal to a wireless headset. So events can be streamed live, in high definition, to a headset halfway around the world.
Your company has a large amount of stock in a warehouse, with some out for delivery and some returned from failed deliveries or refunds. Keeping track of all of this inventory requires vast amounts of manpower, which is inefficient and leads to error.
Instead, with 5G being able to handle vastly more connected devices, you could have individual sensors on each item, letting your system keep track of your inventory. Partner this with computer vision and you’ll be able to monitor real-time condition and location of all your assets.
Thousands of low-powered sensors in one warehouse, all connected at the same time? That’s 5G.
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How do you reduce your time-to-market without increasing your manpower? With intelligent, multifunctional factory robots that can react in real time.
With the Curiosity™ IoT core network, you’ll get the ultra-reliable low latency your robots need to cooperate on the factory floor. Then they can identify bottlenecks in production and dynamically adjust to improve output.
Autonomous unmanned robots are essentially robots that can exchange data and perform computation via a network (the cloud). Unlike ordinary unmanned robots, autonomous ones can make decisions and carry out compute-intensive tasks like image processing and voice recognition.
For example, an autonomous unmanned robot can find an object it’s never seen before (say, a plastic cup), send an image of the cup, and receive back the object’s name, a 3D model and instructions on how to use it.
Now imagine that instead of a cup, it’s a component from an engine. And the robot can almost instantly start building that engine.
It also has capabilities for things like:
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The employee turnover rate in hospitality was an astonishing 74.9% in 20181. How do you transform the guest experience and keep your people happier? With new ideas.
Secure, autonomous room delivery can have a massive impact on a hotel. For starters, there’s the efficiency of an always-on, reliable delivery system that can generate incremental revenue. Then there’s the impact on staff morale where people feel like they’re doing a better, more interesting job rather than slow room service.
But the biggest impact is on the guest experience. Instead of a system guests are bored by, you get a system so novel they can’t wait to post on social media about it. That’s huge.
The Curiosity™core is distributed and built for innovations with this much mobility and intelligence – so no matter where your autonomous agents go they’re connected and they respond to your guests in real time.
We aren’t going to go from human-driving to self-driving cars overnight. In fact, there are five stages of autonomy, and we’re currently at stage 2 (the car is capable of some functions but requires constant attention from the driver).
Once we reach level 5 (the car requires no input from a human to drive), autonomous vehicles will become a computing platform on wheels. According to Gartner, it’s estimated autonomous vehicles will create 4TB of data every 90 minutes.
This data will need to be uploaded to a cloud platform and analyzed by AI, and then the actionable insights will need to be shared with the vehicle. And if information from all vehicles is being aggregated and acted upon, that’s a whole lot of throughput.
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Imagine an area with higher-than-usual need for a fantastic wireless connection like a conference center or an expo. If every exhibitor has a smartphone-based AR element, that means a lot of devices that all need high-quality connection.
A 5G hotspot would mean that all the users have reliable, high-quality access to wireless signal. So they’ll be able to upload and download to their heart’s content. All at the same time.
More important, it’ll mean that the businesses running all these venues will be able to deliver a dramatically better experience to their customers – and their partners.
New FCC regulations have meant telephone lines can’t be used in elevators and alarm systems. IoT can give you new ways to connect – which means new ways to protect.
IoT connectivity can replace traditional phone lines (POTS) in a number of ways. For instance, heatproof sensors in fire equipment can detect incredibly high temperatures to make sure machines are safe or raw chemicals are being stored in the right conditions. And connected elevators can help building managers use energy more efficiently and detect issues well before they’ve happened. It can also enable ‘voice over IoT’ phone calls which are much cheaper than VoLTE calls. The idea is that instead of relying on phone lines to communicate when something’s gone wrong, you can use an intelligent network of sensors to both notify people of issues and proactively detect problems before it’s too late.
Whether you’re using connected equipment for time-sensitive updates about critical processes or simply tracking the patterns of your business, you’ll need a network like Curiosity™ IoT to make sure you have the right latency and scale of data collection.
How much more intelligent would your vehicles be if they could coordinate with all the other vehicles and infrastructure around them?
V2X means vehicle-to-everything. It’s about enabling a constant data exchange between a vehicle, its surroundings and all the other vehicles around it.
By sharing data like position and speed, surrounding vehicles and infrastructures, V2X raises driver awareness of potential dangers, and dramatically improves collision avoidance. In the long term, that means heavily reduced fatalities and injury severity.
V2X also enhances traffic efficiency by providing warnings for upcoming congestion, and proposing alternative routes. And it helps reduce CO2 emissions through adaptive cruise control and smarter transportation management.
To make V2X work, you need to make sure vehicles can communicate wirelessly with specific touchpoints. With Curiosity™ IoT, you can distribute those touchpoints wherever you need to and make sure they’re 5G-ready. The result: ultra-low latency.
How many optimizations could you test out and uncover if you could analyze a virtual copy of your processes, systems and products?
Digital twins use IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and software analytics to update and change as their physical counterparts change.
They help you test new production approaches and identify opportunities to improve collaboration without rolling those changes out physically first.
This kind of virtualized analysis will be particularly useful in the monitoring and maintenance of aircraft engines, wind turbines and large structures like offshore platforms and vessels.
But it will require huge amounts of data and complex processing, so you’ll need a dedicated, reliable IoT network built for software like Curiosity™ to make it work.
With integrated telematics, you can already automate accident alerts and responses, analyze vehicle speeds and high-risk behaviours in real-time and set notifications for boundary breaches and breakdowns.
It means you’ll reduce your losses and costs, streamline your claims processing, and most importantly – help build a more trusted brand.
Just make sure you’re on a secure network like Curiosity™ IoT that doesn’t put your driver’s data (or safety) at risk.
Patient survival during pre-hospital time is critical. It’s why technologies are being developed that allow paramedics to transmit patients’ medical data (including high-resolution images, diagnostic sounds and high-quality video) to the hospital before they get there.
It includes things like two-way video conferencing between ambulance personnel and hospital staff. It also includes communication between ambulance equipment and telemedicine tools at hospitals. All of this will make it easier to provide remote therapeutics, which in turn will improve patients’ prognoses.
The best part: patient data will be protected thanks to the secure cloud network that transmits the data. And handover between technologies and data sources will be seamless thanks to 5G.
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If you’re in the emergency services, reliable communication can be the difference between life and death. These communications happen using a mix of proprietary communication channels and public network services.
With network slicing in 5G, it’ll be possible to give emergency services a totally dedicated slice of the public network during an emergency. So no matter the quantity of public traffic, those serving have uninterrupted service.
Imagine the type of broadband connection you have in your home or your office. Now imagine having that everywhere.
You’re just about to leave for work and find out there’s an impromptu video call in 20 minutes. They need you to send over a whole host of files and dial in. You jump in an Uber, sending the files as you move.
You get your train just in time to dial in, turn on screen share and walk everyone through the files. Once the call is over, you take 10 minutes before your train arrives to play a little Battle Royale and decompress.
One thing to note: When it first launches, 5G isn’t going to benefit from the same ubiquity as 4G, as it requires new infrastructure. Over time, 5G will roll out everywhere and you’ll have broadband-quality access everywhere.
Your office’s productivity is directly dependent on the reliability of its connectivity. To upload and download hefty files, to make smooth video calls – and in the future to use AR and VR and all sorts of other connected devices.
With 5G fixed broadband, you’d be able to replace your current wireline setup with a wireless one, meaning you can easily spin up temporary sites while maintaining continuity.
This is a particularly big deal if you need to bring internet to buildings with aging infrastructure or a site where installing cables would be difficult like an airport – no wires, no problem.
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Data has already transformed fleet management. But what happens when you add more data, more intelligence and new hardware? A lot of good things.
IoT solutions for fleet management will help you simplify regulatory compliance, increase efficiency, improve safety and maximize asset utilization even more than you’re used to.
You’ll have even more (and better) data to monitor things like vehicle speed, excessive idling, out-of-route miles and lane changes. And you’ll be able to set up near real-time alerts for things like driver coaching and engine diagnostics.
Imagine a fleet of delivery vehicles that were smart enough to automatically coordinate their routes with each other based on a shared view of where orders are coming in.
With Curiosity™ IoT you can make sure your vehicles always have the bandwidth they need to do more complex processing. And you can make sure you have seamless connectivity using CAT-M to improve the range, battery life and cost-effectiveness of your sensors. so you’re not putting your fleet data (or drivers) at risk.
Imagine if you could monitor and manage the location, condition and utilization of high-value assets like medical supplies, equipment, and staff – no more paper, no more walkaround checks, and no more lengthy problem-solving.
All while monitoring and managing a whole bunch of other machines in a compliant way.
Well, thanks to Curiosity™ IoT, you can. IoT sensors will give you the power to analyse environmental data like heat, temperature, light and chemical composition, preventing the loss of high-value medicines stored in your hospital.
And sensors on precious medical equipment like MRI machines will help you avoid life-threatening unscheduled breakdowns with predictive maintenance.
Click here to see how St. Luke’s Hospital smartened up their operations and increased patient safety with Curiosity™ IoT.
You’re being shown around a new building site where you’re overseeing construction. The foreman draws your attention to the issue he’s been talking about with the foundations and you take a closer look.
Only, you’re not really there. You’re on a plane traveling over 700 km/h. Halfway around the world. Streaming the 4K footage to a standalone 5G VR headset. With solid, reliable connection.
And the hundreds of other people on the plane (or train, or shuttle) can be doing the same.
Hundreds of people are turned away from routine cancer treatments annually due to low blood counts, wasting the patient’s time and the hospital’s resources. An at-home device that could monitor their levels and instantly update the hospital would be able to schedule treatment at an optimal moment.
And reduce unnecessary trips that could worsen the patient’s condition.
And because prevention’s better than cure, home bio-connectivity could replace your annual checkup with a daily scan. With 5G, this type of use case will become more prevalent, so more conditions can be caught earlier and treated more effectively, even from a distance, using telemedicine.
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Imagine being able to upskill your entire workforce – while they’re on the job – and giving your field services teams superpowers.
Once autonomous vehicles are taking care of their own driving, they will start to need to connect to the world around them. One intelligent car in a traffic jam can’t do much.
But if all the cars on the road can communicate with each other, traffic lights and a network with live traffic updates, they’ll be able to avoid the traffic jam in the first place. They’ll have seamless lane control, intelligent positioning, and the ability to preemptively adapt to speed changes.
Real-time information from vehicles, road-quality sensors, lights, emergency services and more will mean a self-driving vehicle will be better at driving than a human driver could ever be.
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For retailers to succeed, they need to save money in their operations so they can spend more on the customer experience. IoT can help in some big ways.
With a better connected supply chain, retailers can get a lot closer to a ‘just-in-time’ approach to inventory management. For instance, in-bound shipments can be tracked so workers can be scheduled to stock shelves and customers can have a real-time view of what’s available.
Equally, Smart Shelves can assess when display items are running low and trigger a response from the store inventory or even the warehouse.
Sensors themselves are only half the story – you’ll also need a reliable, high-capacity network like Curiosity™IoT to get solutions like these off the ground. One that can also use APIs and connectors to make it easier to integrate to your existing back-office systems and deliver actionable insights.
Manually tracking all your inventory takes too much manpower and causes too many errors. IoT automation can help in a big way.
With individual sensors on each of your physical items, you can keep track of your inventory automatically and get near real-time visibility across your supply chain.
You’ll be able to track things like equipment and packages, en route-conditions of sensitive assets (temperature, humidity), and receive automated alerts when anything strays outside your threshold limits.
Partner sensors with computer vision and a 5G-ready network like Curiosity™, and you’ll be able to monitor the real-time condition and location of all your assets 24/7, from wherever you are.
Lone workers are more vulnerable to injuries than supervised workers. The problem is they’re also harder to monitor. Here’s how you use IoT to protect lives.
Hospitality businesses suffer 3.2 injuries for every 100 full-time workers in 20171. That’s a particularly big problem for lone workers.
Luckily, IoT is changing that. You can now get handheld devices that track peoples’ movements, give you alerts for when they’re entering restricted or dangerous areas, and allow for one-click emergency reporting.
That’s essential for protecting these workers. It’s also essential for OSHA compliance.
Just make sure you’re on a platform like Curiosity™ IoT that makes it easier to power voice communications over IoT, manage all these devices and turn all that data into actionable, real-time insights. So your people can be monitored safely even in hard-to-reach places, or in areas of typically high interference.
We already have glucose monitors and heart rate monitors that connect to an internet-connected device like a smartphone using low-energy Bluetooth. Soon, we’ll have devices that can detect the early stages of any illness.
5G will enable low-power, low-complexity devices to connect directly to the network, transmitting constant readings, from heart rate and blood sugar, to temperature and hydration levels.
This means a cloud service using artificial intelligence could identify the early stages of illness and provide the user with preventive measures or make a doctor’s appointment.
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One of the biggest IoT opportunities is to help businesses start and build successful mobile stores in a lot less time.
POS terminals have already helped businesses process transactions from anywhere. But with the rise of digital displays and hot-spot routers, these businesses can also keep evolving. Retailers will be able to set-up kiosks and digital displays for ‘anytime, anywhere’ payment, or use wireless connectivity for short-term digital payment facilities at outdoor venues or trade shows.
And thanks to how much data they can store, POS devices will also be able serve as databases for customer insights – like payment habits, preferences, location, times and average spends.
IoT POS solutions are pretty cost efficient, too – all you need are devices and a reliable platform like Curiosity™ IoT to stay connected and manage all those devices and data.
Only 67% of office space in the US actually gets utilized1. That’s a huge opportunity to optimize the way that space – and all your resources – are used.
So many of us now work remotely.
The only problem is that, given how much businesses spend on real estate, it doesn’t make sense to leave two-thirds of your buildings unoccupied. Firms need to make sure they aren’t building meeting rooms that don’t have any meetings in them.
To improve office utilization, you can use sensors that analyse how many people are in an office space, how they’re using it and what their general patterns of usage are.
For instance, if you could analyze how people move in your building, you could optimize your lighting across the building to find ways to make sure people are always productive and lower your costs.
With Curiosity™ IoT, you could make sure you use low-cost sensors and increase their battery life with LPWA connectivity. More important, you could use the Curiosity™ OS to rapidly onboard and manage thousands of building sensors, turning all that data into insights that matter.
Roughly one third of the food produced on earth gets wasted or lost1. That’s bad for the world – and it’s bad for business. IoT can help.
Imagine if you could track and control the stock levels and temperatures of your fridges, ovens, shelves and kitchen counters remotely – no paper, no walkaround checks, no manual tweaks.
Imagine if the same system could report all of this back to your teams via SMS alerts.
Then imagine if tracking all those things eliminated your risk for human error, while drastically cutting your costs for compliance, maintenance and repairs.
Yep – thanks to the seamless, reliable network connectivity of Curiosity™ IoT, all of those things are possible. And crucially, because the Curiosity™ OS makes data and device management so much easier, you can scale your entire operation more easily too.
69% of healthcare professionals believe RPM is the number one reducer of overall healthcare costs1. Here’s why it’s so big.
To give patients the level of care they need – even when they’re at home – and decrease healthcare delivery costs, hospitals need to be able to monitor patient health and adjust doses remotely.
That’s where remote patient monitoring (RPM) comes in. Connected sensors on peripheral devices like blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and glucometers will give healthcare providers the power to securely monitor patients and transmit vital data to caregivers. And custom applications can be configured to provide patient alerts.
The Curiosity™ OS gives you a simple way to manage the devices monitoring thousands of patients, as well as the data generated by them. Which means you can more rapidly and scalably turn all that HIPAA-compliant data into better decisions.
And the Curiosity™ core can give you the CAT-M connectivity you need to make sure your devices’ batteries last longer, and 5G connectivity in the near future allows immersive video conferencing with doctors.
Unmanned vehicles are machines that follow instructions set by remote controllers known as ‘manipulators.’ Today, a common example would be remote aerial drones (known as UAVs).
With mainstream adoption, that’s going to mean huge density of devices being controlled locally or from a distance.
Unmanned vehicles can be used for a whole bunch of reasons:
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A recent study finds that robotic surgery can be up to 7 times less risky than fluoro-guided surgery. That’s a big opportunity for better care.
Right now, ‘robotic surgery’ means minimally-invasive surgery, involving tiny surgical instruments entering patient’s bodies through tiny incisions. These instruments are then controlled by surgeons in remote operating rooms using wirelessly connected mechanical ‘arms’.
But pair this technology with a 5G-ready core network like the one used by Curiosity™ IoT, real-time alerts on patient emergencies and drone technology, and the future looks a lot brighter.
Communication is an essential ingredient of the smart factory. Imagine that you’ve got a factory floor filled with ‘intelligent’ multifunctional robots.
If they can communicate with each other, they’ll be able to assign themselves tasks and work cooperatively as long as they know what the desired outcome is.
Because of 5G’s mobility, your smart factory would be able to identify bottlenecks in production and dynamically adjust to improve output. Because now your robots won’t need to be wired to be connected to a high-speed, low-latency, high-capacity private 5G network.
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5G will allow energy providers to monitor the precise generation and transmission of energy in real time. This will allow them to only burn the exact amount of fuel that is needed, creating fewer emissions while being more efficient.
With the density of sensors on the infrastructure (pipes, solar panels, wind turbines), 5G will be essential to managing input and output of energy. These transmission transactions need to be instantaneous and exact to keep the grid up.
Plus, as we enter an age when power is both created and used by elements of the grid, flow needs to be tightly managed in real time to prevent outages. Which means if you run a company that ends up running with an energy surplus (like Hyperloop is theorized to), that could be a second revenue stream.
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A big area for 5G and IoT is the smart home. Today, your smart thermostat system can use temperature sensors, motion sensors and geofencing on your phone to keep your home the right temperature at the right time (and connect to the internet for remote-control features).
As adoption grows, the possibilities of smart home (from sleep tracking, to diet, exercise, entertainment and security) will continue to grow.
And the opportunities for businesses in this space will only grow too – what happens when every home has an intelligent network of sensors? How will they connect with other services? What insights could businesses leverage?
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Smart cities could cut emissions by 10-15%1. But they could also dramatically increase have ais the potentially drastic effect they’ll have on our energy usage.
And with so many city planners aiming for 100% sustainable energy within the next few years, that’s a big challenge.
Smart meters would give cities the ability to accurately track and control energy use (as well as water, temperature and other metrics) across buildings, homes and inner-city infrastructure. They’ll allow customers to keep costs down by not powering up appliances at peak times.
They’ll also give utility companies the power to manage electric flows more efficiently and pinpoint outages with more accuracy and timeliness than ever before.
With Curiosity™ IoT, you can use CAT-M connectivity to support smart meters. That means the connection has a longer range and it supports a much longer battery life for the meters themselves.
Brick and mortar retail has been growing about eight times slower than eCommerce1. Retailers need a better approach to in-store experiences. Here’s one.
As cameras evolve to incorporate computer vision and advanced analytics, a lot of new possibilities open up for retailers. Instead of just running cameras for security purposes, you can run them to also analyze the shop floor.
Which size of jeans do people take to the fitting room but never buy? Which parts of the store need the most attendants? Can we advise customers on where they’ll find parking spots? Which of our branches has the most engaged footfall?
These are all important questions with invaluable answers. To answer them you’ll need a dedicated, distributed network like Curiosity(™) IoT as well as intelligent solutions like Curiosity™ Smart Video Analytics.
The idea that you have to travel to a hospital and wait in a room full of sick people to see a doctor is going to seem outdated very soon. We’re already seeing a rise in telemedicine, where you can have a video conference with your doctor.
Not only does this save time and reduce chances of spreading infection, it means that remote areas with no access to medical staff (like oil rigs or research stations) can still get expert treatment.
With 5G, your doctor will be able to monitor and control medical equipment near you in real time. Which will mean that, at the very least, they can do more complex checkups.
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With VR headsets and 360º cameras, we’re getting used to the idea of being immersed visually in a world that’s miles away. But with the tactile internet, you’ll be able to physically interact with things far away too. To feel what they feel.
One of the obvious use cases for this is remote surgery where feeling the exact pressure of a scalpel on skin is essential, but this will be revolutionary for any instance where touch is necessary.
Imagine a skilled watchmaker being able to control a robot while looking through a microscope so she’s able to fix a watch in another country. Or an engineer repairing a pipe under the ocean.
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As we move toward self-driving vehicles, the infotainment system in the car is going to move from being a sat-nav and music control panel to a gaming, movie watching, advertising space.
And far more than just a way to entertain the passengers in the back, when there’s no human driver, the main point of focus in the car is going to be the infotainment system. Once we reach this stage, people could start their working day in the car, typing, joining meetings, watching presentations – everything you do at your desk, in a car.
There are proposed versions of cars that will use the windows as displays for information and entertainment. All of this streamed, high-quality infotainment is going to need 5G for its speed.
Media & Entertainment / Technology / Transportation
What if you could rearrange an entire store based on where your customers actually went?
Whether you’re a municipal administrator, a land-use planner or a city planner, video analytics will help you fast-track security, space utilization and operational decisions.
With computer vision and cutting-edge cameras, you can create alerts and alarms based on data from multiple sources.
The result: proactive video insights to quantify and classify vehicles and visitors, track movement patterns, identify hotspots and map out traffic flows. You can even improve object detection, for instance, with license plate recognition.
To process that volume of video rapidly, you’ll need a 5G-ready network like Curiosity™ IoT that can handle massive amounts of incoming data in a secure way. You’ll also need a lot of your processing and decision-making to happen at the edge so the distributed Curiosity™ Core will also be key.
Working for a multinational means you have regular meetings with colleagues based in other countries. They’re mostly video calls so you still get face time. And if you were using 5G, those video calls would be vastly better than with 4G.
Crisper image, less lag. But there’s a step beyond that.
You could have a completely virtual meeting in VR, or using AR, you’d be able to wear a pair of glasses that hook up to a system with cameras and sensors that lets you see your colleagues as if they’re sitting in the same room with you.
And with location-specific sound, you’ll be able to look in the eye of your colleague as they’re talking – and have more than one person talk at once without it becoming a garbled mess.
A stunning 99% of people would like to work remotely for at least some time in their career1. The world’s changed. The way we work with each other should too.
Interactive virtual workspaces have the potential to take telepresence to a whole new level. It means you and your people will be able to brainstorm, present, prototype and even run team-building activities regardless of location or the number of participants.
But to transmit that much data, in real time and in multiple directions, you’ll need to reliably process a huge amount of information at a very high bit rate.
That will certainly take innovation in mixed reality devices and glasses but it will also require a network like Curiosity™ IoT to make sure communication is reliable and secure. For instance, you’ll need incredibly low jitter and ultra low latency to make sure these meetings feel real.
And you’ll need software services to make sure storage and processing happen close to where the action is.
Today, smartwatches are being released with LTE connectivity, so they can make and receive calls independent of a smartphone. With 5G, we could see a device that delivers seamless service continuity while moving in and out of range of a phone.
And if 5G provides speeds high enough that compute and storage can be delivered as a cloud service, smartwatches or smart glasses could go from being a supplemental device to a powerful standalone device of their own.
For businesses, this is an opportunity to create wearable devices like AR goggles and trackers. But there’s also the opportunity to augment your people’s skills, like a field service technician getting instructions in the lenses of their glasses or a factory worker tracking their motion to prevent injuries.
5G will open up the possibility of giving you wireless industrial control where it previously hasn’t been possible due to limits on the latency needed for optimal operation. So you’ll be able to fill your factory with mobile, secure devices with wired-quality connections.
Wear and tear of cables stops being an issue, allowing parts with extreme movement to remain connected. And you’re able to reconfigure the assembly line on the fly, as the robots aren’t hardwired.
Plus, it frees up closed-loop systems that require super-fast cycle-time ranges to be wireless.
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