ZTE and China Telecom assist Bluetron for 5G smart factory trials

ZTE and China Telecom have assisted Bluetron in commissioning 5G SA (Standalone) site to conduct 5G smart factory trials using 5G slicing, edge computing and smart manufacturing in the country.
The Zhejiang Branch of China Telecom, ZTE and Bluetron have developed an integrated solution of 5G slicing, edge computing, and intelligent manufacturing. This solution realizes rapid deployment of machine vision slicing and fast backhaul of video streams.

The 5G solution adopts key technologies such as slicing stores, wireless slicing perception, slicing security isolation, dynamic slice migration, UPF moving to edge, and UPF offloading. These slices can reduce the latency, jitter, and packet loss rate of video data transmission, guarantee the bandwidth and quality of video transmission and improve the accuracy and real-time performance of video analysis results.

This solution is applicable to wireless data collection and operation monitoring scenarios, allowing operators to avoid on-site processes in harsh environments, reducing the labor intensity and security risks of operators. Industrial cameras and edge computing gateways are deployed on the production line to replace monitoring instruments.

The industrial cameras take a video of the feed inlet and upload the stream to the MEC through the uplink 5G slice. The MEC will notify the classifier and raises an alarm in case of any abnormal image.

The solution can be used for visual analysis of the bearer flow, device data collection, personnel security management and remote device maintenance, said Chen Xinyu, general manager of ZTE Telecom Cloud & Core Network Product Line.

ZTE said it has won 25 commercial 5G contracts in major 5G markets such as Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa.