Nokia's New 'Factory in a Box 2.0' Combines Additive Manufacturing with AR/VR, Robotics and IoT

Nokia's New 'Factory in a Box 2.0' Combines Additive Manufacturing with AR/VR, Robotics and IoT Image Credit: Nokia

Nokia showcased the second generation of its Factory in a Box in collaboration with several industry ecosystem partners at a recent industry event.

Factory in a Box 2.0 combines additive manufacturing alongside augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and robotics, powered by Nokia private 4G/5G. The semi-automated production workflow is also now integrated in Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) and has a Nokia Digital Automation Cloud on board for industry-grade connectivity.

Nokia Digital Automation Cloud fits both small industrial environments with few devices and large areas with multiple devices to connect. Its high-performance 4G wireless connectivity is optimized for industrial needs and it can host time-sensitive applications and IoT stacks that require low latency.

This digital platform enables industrial companies to activate applications such as high-accuracy object positioning, real-time video processing and utilizes features like local network slicing, which are often required in advanced IoT solutions such as Automated Guided Vehicles, analytics and robotics.

Grant Marchall, VP Supply Network & Engineering, Nokia
We could tell from the positive feedback we received on the Factory in a Box last year that there is a lot of potential for this concept in the manufacturing industry. This year, we have raised the bar again, and Factory in a Box 2.0 is now connected to Nokia WING and has Nokia DAC on board, making it even more flexible, secure and efficient.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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