MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is a research factory used to test and demonstrate new and emerging technologies. At MxD, manufacturers can experience the digital solutions they need to help optimize operations, increase safety, and lower costs. The AT&T space demonstrates IoT-based video intelligence on a local 5G+ (mmWave) and Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) wireless network showcasing extremely fast data transfer in several use cases. Learn more about the solutions that AT&T is featuring at MxD below.
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Learn how AT&T 5G and IoT-Video Intelligence can empower manufacturers at MxD
||Manufacturers can identify product abnormalities based on defined specifications and display real-time notifications. These alerts can then be charted on a dashboard to provide visibility into operations. Intrusion detection as a feature of video intelligence can inform management when someone approaches the conveyer belt to help ensure safety standards are met.|
||Manufacturers can create a “safety zone” in a designated area and receive near-real-time notifications to more efficiently manage operations. Object detection as a feature of video intelligence can notify management when someone places a nonessential item near the drill press, such as a tool bag.|
||Manufacturers can detect the number of boxes on a shelf and receive real-time notification when a box is removed. While applying object detection as a feature of video intelligence, management can receive alerts if someone places the box outside of the designated area.|
Frequently asked questions
MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last.
MxD operates from a nearly 100,000-square-foot innovation center near downtown Chicago. Its factory floor features some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.
To provide manufacturers with visibility into the solutions that can help digitize the factory, and foster emerging technologies, such as AT&T MEC and 5G, into key manufacturing projects via assembly, discrete and process manufacturing testbeds.
IoT video intelligence, which applies AI and machine learning to video footage to monitor, automate, and perform functions that help businesses drive efficiencies on a near-real time basis. AT&T will be demonstrating how manufacturers can use video intelligence to monitor conveyor belt speed and production accuracy, monitor older equipment temperatures and maintenance, and monitor inventory levels and location. All of this is powered by AT&T 5GmmWave.
5G (400+ Mbps Peak, 40+ Mbps Average) initially offers broad coverage areas for both consumers and businesses over low-band 5G. This service is ideal for mobile customers who need performance while on the go.
5G+ (mm Wave) (2+ Gbps Peak, 400+ Mbps Average) is a variation of 5G that offers extra speed and capacity over high-band 5G to serve high-traffic areas and places like arenas, campuses and more. It is currently available for businesses and collaborators who are exploring new ways to unlock the significant performance capabilities of 5G+.
AT&T IoT – Video Intelligence is an end-to-end, integrated solution that provides video monitoring and near real-time data analysis and alerts from new or existing video cameras, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and other end points located within public and private spaces. The solution includes software that aggregates data to enable insights that can be used to address everyday security and business challenges in your facility.
MEC is an on-premises solution that uses cellular (today using sub6 spectrum and LTE, but ultimately 5G+) to deliver a low latency, high-bandwidth solution, providing more control and flexibility at the edge. MEC enables businesses to “break out” or “peel off” designated user data and keep it local for quicker processing/computing.
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