Facing the 5G era, most of us would like to know if we should to invest on 5G at the current stage, or if there are other wireless technologies indeed more suitable for our business. To answer that question, a basic understanding of all major wireless technologies is essential before making any investment decisions.
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. It will deliver higher transmission speeds, lower latency, and accommodate more devices to meet growing demands for mass IoT deployment. When compared with LTE connectivity, 5G transmits 20x faster with only 10 ms latency. There are 3 features that 5G brings to our world: 1. high bandwidth, 2. low latency, and 3. high device capacity.
5G is a recent wireless technology that delivers faster transmission speeds via its high bandwidth capacity. Applications with intensive transmission needs, like HD video streaming, can take advantage of 5G.
Latency is the period of time required for data to travel between destinations. Low latency enables real-time processing, response, and management in automotive or intelligent transportation systems.
Trends indicate that billions of connected devices will join cellular networks by 2021. 5G increases network capabilities and delivers network services to numerous sensor nodes or users.
With the growing prominence of 5G, managers are deciding whether to invest in 5G, and seeking suitable wireless technology for their businesses. As previously mentioned, 5G provides high-speed real-time network services for a plethora of devices simultaneously. Therefore, 5G suits applications that involve time-sensitive data or numerous connected devices. LTE, Wi-Fi or LoRaWAN and NB-IoT will remain suitable for smaller businesses that require interval data transmission.
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The following table shows differences between various wireless technologies, including RFID, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT, LTE-M, 3G, LTE, 5G, LoRaWAN and Mesh. It is helpful for people to do some comparison along those fundamental criteria: cost, coverage, throughput and power consumption.
Advantech offers wireless network devices that support wireless transmission technologies, including cellular and Wi-Fi, for diverse environmental and energy requirements
Urban Environment Monitorin
Wireless environmental monitoring solutions can withstand harsh climate conditions. Users can install inspection stations to continuously collect and integrate data via the cloud.
Wireless disaster detection solutions help sense subtle changes in bridges, tunnels, and other structures. Data is transmitted in real-time to enable monitoring, facilitate early detection, and prevent avoidable catastrophes.
Wireless Solutions For Oil Fields
Advantech oilfield wireless solutions collect and transmit production data from oil and gas wells. These solutions help developers improve exploitation and safety while decreasing consumption.
Wireless Solutions for Solar Energy
Solar energy wireless solutions are designed for mega solar farms and rooftop solar stations. They help collect and transfer power data. These solutions can withstand the harsh conditions found in remote rugged environments.
Advantech's wireless metering solutions use low-power 5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT and LoRaWAN to remotely collect data from water and gas meters, as well as oil field sensors.
Wireless pipeline management solutions useLoRaWAN and SmartMesh IP to monitor remote flow meters, pressure valves and pumps in real-time. Field data alerts help detect and resolve problems or schedule preventative maintenance.
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Advantech provides best-in-class wireless network devices such as industrial 3G/ LTE/ 5G router, Wi-Fi access point, industrial Wi-Fi client, LoRaWAN sensing node and LoRaWAN gateway. More over, there are intelligent network softwares that help users remotely monitoring and manage assets with ease.
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