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Move containers as if by magic

Using invisible networks

Powerful industrial communication networks ensure uninterrupted data transfers around the clock, even in difficult environments. Used in conjunction with driverless transport systems, they provide for best results in terms of reliability and speed.

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Hannover Messe 2017

In Hanover from April 24 to 28, we will present a portfolio of hardware and software and the corresponding services that companies of all sizes can use to benefit from digitalization. We call this portfolio the “Digital Enterprise.” Future-proof communication networks are a key element.

Visit us in hall 9, booth D35 from April 24 to 28, 2017
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Wireless communication

Networks for which no challenge is too great

More than 80 percent of global materials transport takes place by sea, with about 70 percent in containers – and this share is rising. Reliable wireless communication networks make this huge volume of traffic manageable. 

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Reliable in wind and any weather

Average ship capacity has increased more than tenfold since the beginning of container transport, currently exceeding 8,000 TEU compared with about 700 TEU in the 1960s. Even capacities of over 13,000 TEU are not rare.

The resulting challenges for container terminals are enormous – and demand innovative solutions. Examples are warehouse blocks with gantry cranes, driverless transport vehicles, and automated container transport vehicles. These innovations, however, need to work together efficiently as part of an overall system to make full use of their potential. Industrial wireless networks play a key role: Even in extreme conditions, they ensure secure data communication in real time along the entire value chain – and also maximum reliability, efficiency, and availability at the container terminal.

Industrial WLAN

Wireless networks for industrial settings

There’s a lot in favor of WLAN in industry: significant cost savings thanks to lower wiring expense and clear benefits in flexibility and mobility. Wireless networks can also contribute to reducing energy and material consumption, cutting production costs, and improving productivity. But they also have to meet the special requirements imposed by the industry.

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Expertise in design and implementation

How can industrial WLAN networks be designed right now for the demands of the future? At first glance, the process should be the same as for an office setting, but a closer look shows some differences – sometimes quite significant ones – that need to be considered, not just during implementation but ideally during the initial design stages. At an early stage, network experts should review the situation by taking measurements and checking the WLAN networks that may already be in place plus any new ones required, as well as potential new access points.

Design future-proof wireless networks
End-to-end WLAN infrastructures (pdf)

Partner of industry

Products and services for industrial networks

The planning, design, and implementation of reliable and powerful communication networks demand both ability and technical knowledge. We are your skilled partner in helping ensure that your company-wide communications are designed to be future-proof.

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Successful examples from practical application

Around the world, companies from all industries rely on our expertise in future-proof communication networks.

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Uninterrupted data transfers around the clock in all winds and weather. Is reliable and future-proof wireless communication what you’re looking for? We’re happy to help.

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