UTILITIES & MANUFACTURING
Remote & Offshore Wireless Communication Networks
For sectors such as energy generation, utilities and manufacturing, connectivity and data integration is a necessity. It’s important to invest in efficient wireless networks for manufacturing, but for those in more rural or hard-to-reach locations finding a suitable, reliable network with smart connectivity can often prove to be difficult. Simply maintaining effective communications across the entire footprint of a huge industrial estate (such as the 130 acre Bristol Myers Squibb campus in Dublin featured in our Case Study) can pose a very real and costly problem. Without reliable, effective coverage, and unified communication, an organisation’s operational speed and performance, site security and employee safety can all be compromised.
A Digital Transformation In Manufacturing
The further those operations or assets are located in the wilderness, out at sea or in harsh environments, the bigger the problem becomes; consider, for example, the issue of connectivity for off-shore wind farms. However, these kinds of distances and the challenging conditions involved pose no problem for Vilicom. We provide private wireless networks for manufacturing, utility and energy generation industries which ensure effective offshore wireless communications and rural connectivity. With many years’ experience of building these private, dedicated wireless networks and radio communication systems to extend our public mobile networks into more rural, wild and maritime areas. We specialise in ensuring continuous, uninterrupted signal coverage and high-performance offshore wireless communications, no matter how unforgiving the operational environment may be.
Supporting Industry 4.0
With every passing day technological advances grow larger and the latest industrial revolution is now upon us, in the form of ‘Industry 4.0’. Looking to provide better manufacturing connectivity and data integration, this new movement consists of a variety of technological innovations, including advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and sophisticated sensors. Each of these technologies has been developing over the years, but are each now reaching a peak of maturity at a similar time. Although their uses vary widely, their key objectives remain the same - to develop manufacturing and transform business, making the whole industry faster, more efficient and more customer focused.
Manufacturers worldwide must adopt these new groundbreaking technologies in order to stay ahead of the competition and to maintain an authoritative stance within their industries. Industry 4.0 will offer full business integration, bringing the virtual and physical worlds together and offering unified communication. Supported by cloud business technologies and the provision of reliable wireless networks, Industry 4.0 will use connectivity to drive productivity and improve processes in corporations worldwide. Transform your shop floor with sensor data, automation technologies, M2M integration and mobility. Utilise these technological advancements to enhance your complete supply chain visibility and enhance communications. Many major manufacturers are already working to transform their strategies, helping them to align with these new trends. If you haven’t already considered the impact that this revolution could have on your business, then now is the time to take action.