By Rahul Tandon
Industry 4.0, or connected industry, is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution ౼ and it has done exactly that: revolutionized
Machines, robots, and devices constantly connect and learn in today’s advanced smart factory in order to operate, make decisions independently, and ultimately challenge traditional production. So, how does this revolution actually function in practise? IoT devices may connect via dependable, secure cellular networks thanks to a little piece of technology known as the eSIM.
Why industry 4.0 requires next-level connectivity – In order to automate tracking, monitoring, and maintenance activities in agile and smart factories, a connected industry requires fail-safe connectivity. A loss in connectivity here can have far more serious effects than simply being late for your Zoom conversation. In this case, a single machine losing communication can derail the precise arrangement of a smart factory or result in the facility being offline entirely. These mishaps not only represent lost time, but they can also have serious financial consequences. Given these reliability criteria, cellular connectivity is a significantly more effective alternative for the connected industry than Wi-Fi, and it is quicker to set up and maintain than a wired network.
Robust eSIM IoT technology for the connected industry-Manufacturing devices must be supplied with a robust eSIM IoT technology in order to connect to the local cellular network or the smart factory private 5G network. This allows them to securely and reliably communicate and receive data and instructions. The physical durability of the technology is required to withstand the severe temperatures, humidity, and frequent vibrations that are common in smart industrial settings. The most powerful eSIM IoT technologies are also intelligent enough to detect needless activity, such as excessive writing, which might limit their functionality or lifespan—a monitoring capability that is critical for the linked sector.
How eSIM improves IoT security in the connected industry-One advantage of using eSIM IoT technology is the increased security it gives to ensure that only authorized devices can connect to the network and send or receive data. Smart factory managers can guarantee that data transmitted between devices is accurate and that only authorised people may access this data and issue orders to the smart factory devices using eSIM IoT technology that implements the GSMA IoT SAFE standard.
Private 5G networks and eSIM joins forces for highly secure operations-Private 5G networks enable organisations to maintain and customise network control, ensure coverage in smart industrial premises, and add an additional level of IoT security to further regulate connected industry activities. A private 5G network also eliminates the connectivity issues that may arise when accessing public networks in remote regions, while eSIM simplifies and secures the management of all devices within the facility.
This expanded coverage will enable extremely responsive networks and promote the spread of Industry 4.0 facilities as 5G networks are deployed around the world. Smart factories will be more efficient, secure, and linked than ever before, thanks to dependable eSIM IoT technology.
(The author is Rahul Tandon- IDEMIA India, Senior Vice President, and the views expressed in this article are his own)