Industrial Connectivity Lab
As part of the OpenSwarm project, Siemens will provide the infrastructure to test the developed and implemented codebase and demonstrate its proof-of-concepts, such as the environment, health and safety use case. Tests will be carried out in Siemens’ new facilities at the Siemens Technology Center in Erlangen.
Siemens has recently opened a new test laboratory for industrial connectivity technologies at its Erlangen site. Embedded in the Siemens Technology Center on the Erlangen campus, the Industrial Connectivity Lab offers 300 square meters of space for extensive testing of any connectivity solution in industrial environments: Industrial WLAN, 5G, real-time localization systems (RTLS), and radio frequency identification (RFID).
“The increasing convergence of OT and IT in industrial plants is creating an enormous demand for custom communication solutions,” says Axel Lorenz, CEO of Process Automation at Siemens. “Many users find it difficult to assess the benefits and framework conditions of wireless technologies in their own operations. The Industrial Connectivity Lab offers our customers the great advantage of being able to combine different connectivity technologies and test them with us in industrial conditions.” In addition, the lab also serves as a training and education environment and is used for Siemens’ internal technology tests.
For more information, please visit: https://www.siemens.com/industrial-communication