Fujitsu has declared its collaboration with Microsoft Japan and has verified the effectiveness of a system that uses private 5G network to visualize real-time data within the facility, with a view toward manufacturers’ digital transformation
Using Microsoft Azure IoT Edge in the “Fujitsu Collaboration Lab,” a private 5G verification facility in Kawasaki, Japan, this system analyzes high-definition images of people moving in the private 5G network and operating data from cameras, mobile terminals, servers, and other equipment.
This enables integrated visualization of the status of people, unmanned vehicles, and equipment with the Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA, unifying private 5G and cloud environments to bring about a system with optimized for network and processing load.
Based on the findings of the verification test, Fujitsu will collaborate with Microsoft Japan to conduct verification tests at Fujitsu’s plant in Oyama, Japan, Fujitsu’s manufacturing base for network products, by the end of fiscal 2020 and jointly develop solutions to achieve global expansion go forward.
In the “new normal” society, the manufacturing industry is being called upon to improve the efficiency, automation, and remote capabilities of their operations through digitization, while maintaining the quality that will transform manufacturing sites to make them more resilient to changes. Private 5G is attracting attention as one of the key technologies supporting this.
Private 5G enables enterprises to flexibly construct and operate 5G networks in their buildings and premises and is expected to be used for unmanned and remote controls at manufacturing sites.
As the very first achievement of the “Private 5G Partnership Program”; the co-creation program which enables the use of Fujitsu’s expertise and technologies such as private 5G along with advanced technology from partners, the system that integrated Fujitsu’s private 5G technology with Azure IoT Edge and Azure was constructed and its effectiveness was verified.