Since 1947, industrial companies meet on a yearly basis in Hannover to discuss business and technological advances. What initially started as an export exhibition (ger. “Exportmesse”) has become Hannover Messe, the world’s biggest industrial exhibition with more than 215,000 visitors and 6,500 exhibitors from all around the world.
The focus areas of this year’s event were Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, autonomous systems and the 5G communication standard, for which a 5G arena was set-up to demonstrate the benefits of this new cutting-edge technology, amongst others.
In recent years, Industry 4.0 has become one of the most used buzzwords when talking about industrial advances. While a lot is being interpreted as being part of this industrial revolution, it essentially is about making industrial machines smarter through connected services and solutions.
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The Hannover Messe is the birthplace of new initiatives and terms, such as Industry 4.0 which describes the fourth industrial revolution that has begun.
Private consumers are already familiar with the internet connected devices, such as the Amazon Echo speaker, Phillips Hue light bulbs or surveillance cameras. Industrial companies also understand the benefits of digital transformation but the cyber security concerns often lead to industrial environments remaining isolated from the internet.
At the Hannover Messe, Worldline presented its Industrial IoT solutions, WL Digital Doorman and WL Remote Servicing. Both solutions were showcased with a demo, for which a remote conveyor belt was set up at the Worldline office in Konstanz, Germany, and shown through a live video stream to visitors in Hannover. Visitors could witness how easy it was to secure, monitor and service the conveyor belt remotely.
WL Digital Doorman is a solution designed to overcome the security concerns of industrial environments. It can be considered as a cyber security platform, which creates a digital fortress out of the site and the connections it protects. With its advanced security features and functionalities, factories and plants can simplify complex and resource intensive IT security processes, to start benefitting from Industry 4.0 solutions.
The second solution Worldline presented at the Hannover Messe, WL Remote Servicing, is aimed at industrial machine manufacturers with machines installed on customers’ premises. It allows for the machine providers to offer remote maintenance solutions. With WL Remote Servicing, the maintenance supplier can remotely monitor, analyse and fix the connected machines. By not having to send a field technician on site for every machine outage, travel costs can be reduced by 20-30%. Most importantly, customers get their issues solved instantly, without having to wait for days or weeks for a field technician to arrive.
Both solutions have been developed together with industrial customers and partners for over 15 years, making them highly specialized industrial security and remote servicing solutions. We are proud to say that, as of today, 360,000 industrial machines in 150 countries are using our solutions, making Worldline one of the leading companies in its area.
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