Wireless technologies are becoming increasingly important in the industrial environment. In the context of digital transformation, the term industry 4.0 describes a concept in which high-performance production systems are combined with state-of-the-art communication technology. Numerous wireless communication systems have already been established in the industrial environment. The variety ranges from narrow-band data transmission via RFID to high-end systems in which massive amounts of data have to be transported, e.g. virtual and augmented reality for production support. The last-named benefit significantly from the new 5G mobile communications standard, which opens up completely new possibilities with high bandwidths, lowest latency times and maximum reliability.
The implementation of wireless communication systems poses a number of challenges. This includes the selection of technology, planning and conception of the system. In addition, the large number of different elements makes it difficult to keep track of all established system components. Furthermore, multiple systems that run in parallel are increasingly causing coexistence problems. At the same time it is possible that the available radio spectrum is not fully exploited.
However, even perfectly coordinated and optimized communication systems can be affected by critical disturbances, which in the worst case can lead to a standstill of the production plant or even to personal injury. Permanent radio monitoring systems can help to detect and locate radio interference immediately.
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Services and tools for conception, design, realization & optimization of reliable, highly available & safe indoor & outdoor radio networks.
Workflow-based approval & management processes for radio communication infrastructure & users. Management solution based on a central spectrum database, co-existence, analysis, governance & internal rules.
Spectrum inventory measurements & coverage simulations to validate the current spectrum usage. Identification, location & assessment of unknown transmissions. Improving the data basis for future decisions.
Permanent spectrum monitoring as a preventive early-warning system to avoid, identify, locate & solve network problems. Avoiding problems preferably before they become safety or business critical.
Elimination of identified problems & issues.
Ensuring a safe, interference- and incident free radio environment at the airport while providing enough radio frequencies for all radio networks, services and applications
required at the airport under the growing demand from all customers for wireless air and ground communication.
Development of a general licensing framework and introduction of an automated spectrum management system including a frequency database and radio monitoring capabilities accompanied by consulting and supporting professional services by LS telcom experts.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol now has full visibility of the used radio spectrum and infrastructure. They deliver their customers excellent, highly reliable, interference-free and save radio services at the airport. The airport can detect incidents, misuse and illegal frequency use and react immediately. This contributes to the general safety at Schiphol Airport and improves its overall positive passenger experience significantly.
For digital networking to function smoothly and trouble-free, airports need a reliable network that promises bandwidth, security and data sovereignty. The requirements for such a network must be individually adapted and tailor-made. Large volumes of data must be transported securely and reliably. Sounds complicated and almost impossible at first - but it is not. The solution: a private wireless network.
Reasons for a Private Wirless Network:
- Exclusive radio spectrum assuring high quality of networks
- Availability of full network capacity
- Radio network design based on airport specific requirements
- High level of security with full access control
- Exploit advantages of 5G technology