Li-Fi and Industry 4.0

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WIELAND ELECTRIC USES LIFI TECHNOLOGY IN INHOUSE PRODUCTION

Industry 4.0 requires intelligent solutions for networking machines and equipment. So-called LiFi technology is one of them. It uses the light spectrum to transfer data and is a promising alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth, because it is better protected from electromagnetic disturbance in comparison to radio waves and provides real-time capabilities in the microsecond range at data rates up to 1 Gbps. Wieland Electric in Bamberg is investigating how the technological benefits can be utilized in industrial environments. The electronics company uses the new data transmission standard in its in-house production to gain experience and include it in the development of LiFi for industrial communication.

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Optical Wireless Communication for the Internet of Things

by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz, research Fellow, Signify / Signify Li-Fi systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) drives a rapid growth of the amount of data communication as tens of Billions of devices will communicate, with widely varying communication requirements. Today’s IoT is predominantly narrowband. Yet, we also foresee increasing demands for high speed communication at with critical Quality of Service requirements, such as guaranteed high bit rates at low latency. A wide range of future IoT applications, i.e. flexible manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous cars require the exchange of sensor and video data, processed in the cloud, while doing real-time remote control of autonomous devices.

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Automotive Photonics Conference during Photonics Applications Week 2019

Automotive Photonics Conference takes place on October 2, during Photonics Applications Week 2019 (September 30-October 4).

The conference deals with the following main topics:

  • Technologies for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System)
  • Technologies for the exterior of the car
  • Technologies for the interior of the car
  • Solar Cells

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ISN Conference Integrated in IoT Event Program

After 8 years of succesful editions of the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference which started back in 2011, Jakajima has decided to integrate the conference in the Internet of Things Event schedule.

Most important reason is that Intelligent Sensor Networks were at the start very unique, but today Internet of Things covers these aspects as well, whether it is about Smart Infrastructure, Smart Industry etc.

Industrial Design 4.0 follows Industry 4.0

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SAVE THE DATE: June 13, 2019 – Future of Industrial Design Summit, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, The Netherlands

The event focuses on Industrial Design 4.0, i.e. industrial design addressing the specifics of smart industry. It is aimed at professional designers who are interested in staying up-to-date with all new technologies, workflow and processes.

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SAVE THE DATE: June 13, 2019 – Future of Industrial Design Summit, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, The Netherlands

Future of Industrial Design Summit will take place on June 13, 2019, at Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

The event focuses on Industrial Design 4.0, i.e. industrial design addressing the specifics of smart industry. It is aimed at professional designers who are interested in staying up-to-date with all new technologies, workflow and processes.

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Save the date: May 23, 2019 – Strategy Workshop: New Business Opportunities with the Internet of Things

In this one-day strategy workshop you will develop a first new IoT business concept by looking at your own company in a different and fresh way. The workshop is primarily intended for management level professionals who are working on the strategic orientation towards the future of their company. Summarized the strategy workshop’s program is as follows:

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Save the date: October 2, 2019, Industry 4.0 and Photonics, during Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week)

Save the date: October 2, 2019, Industry 4.0 and Photonics, during Photonics Applications Week (PHAPPS Week) in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Find more about Industry 4.0 and Photonics: https://www.isnconference.com/

Find more about Photonic Applications Week (PHAPPS Week): https://phappsweek.com/

Host your own event: https://phappsweek.com/host-your-own-event/

Photonics is key technology for smart factories
Sensor networks for smart industry (industry 4.0 / industrie 4.0) and smart infrastructure are getting more and more essential. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes.

Photonics provides smart factories with optical fibres for high-speed, reliable data communication, fibre lasers for production and sensors for intelligent feedback. One of the most promising developments is the ‘smart laser’, that understand what material it processes, how the process develops and when it is finished. Smart lasers are highly flexible and can adapt to changes in the material, such as shape, reflectivity, thickness and orientation.

The ISN Conference consists of several workshops where endusers and suppliers will meet and discuss what is needed for Smart Industry and how photonics can support this.

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