Eliko’s CEO Indrek Ruiso stated that Eliko is delighted to partner with Ericsson for this Industry 4.0 initiative. “Ericsson’s Industry 4.0 partner program is the perfect opportunity to introduce our robust real-time tracking technology to a range of new organisations,” he said.
“Adopting cellular connectivity solutions based on Ericsson dedicated networks allows Eliko to offer industrial customers a solution that increases productivity,” said Thomas Noren, Head of Dedicated Networks at Ericsson. “By becoming a member of the Ericsson Industry 4.0 partner program, Eliko is ready to play a pivotal role in improving business outcomes for customers.”
Indrek Ruiso added that they see a growing number of manufacturers around the world benefitting from technologies like Eliko’s KIO RTLS. “Factories and warehouses are like beehives of people and machinery,” he explained, “with hundreds or thousands of moving parts. It’s much easier to see where you can save time and improve safety in such a collaborative system if you can finally take off your blindfold and get a real-time overview of their location and movements.”
The Ericsson Industry 4.0 Partner program is a vehicle for solution providers who offer their technologies as part of the Industry 4.0 ecosystem. This program sets the standard for recognising a partner’s investment in the necessary tools and processes to provide a high return on investment for industrial customers using cellular connectivity as the foundation for Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Purpose-built for industrial environments, Ericsson Industry Connect is a dedicated wireless cellular network that provides secure, reliable coverage, high device density and predictable latency. Leveraging this connectivity solution, enterprises can gain full visibility of machines, processes and data, using 4G/LTE with a clear path to 5G.
Ericsson Private Networks provide high reliability, high performance and secure communications, fulfilling business-critical and mission-critical needs. The solutions enable the integration of diverse devices across a range of applications for industry enterprises.
Indrek Ruiso explained that while the cellular network is capable of triangulating the position of a device to within an accuracy of 5-10 metres, many use cases require higher accuracy – and that’s where Eliko’s solution fills the gap. “Adding a UWB network over cellular communication enables companies to pinpoint assets, vehicles and people to within centimetres. Eliko’s solution is capable of locating assets to within an accuracy of 5-30 centimetres depending on the system set-up and environment,” he said.
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The Estonian embedded electronics company Eliko contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution with its precise and reliable Ultra-Wideband (UWB) based RTLS technology. Eliko’s KIO RTLS locates assets, forklifts and workers precisely throughout the industrial value chain. The technology provides complete operational visibility to allow real-time decision-making for improved levels of quality, efficiency and safety in warehouses and on factory floors. Eliko is a trusted name in the industry, validated by leading innovators such as Ericsson, Bosch, SKF, e-Infochips and others. Founded in 2004, the company has an R&D background in IoT, Smart City and MedTech and its devices can be found across industries all over the world.
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