A wireless network infrastructure is the central building block to start your digital transformation and next step towards “Industry 4.0”. Use cases vary from driverless transport systems, interconnection of buildings and production sites or predictive maintenance of machines. RIDUX – our market-leading platform software is explicitly designed to meet and exceed the more stringent requirements for critical communication networks.
RIDUX enables you to create and maintain private LTE or 5G networks, which are reliable in connectivity, fast in response times and provide the required bandwidth for increasingly complex applications. As these networks are typically fully independent and isolated networks, they offer maximum security and data protection while they do not share any network resources or capacity with other services or end-users.
Wi-Fi networks have reached their limits: data volumes are rising, processes are becoming more complex, and the number of connected, partly mobile components, such as mobile devices, connected vehicles, sensors etc. are significantly increasing.
The Solution: a private, dedicated LTE or 5G Network which can be operated and maintained by your own IT staff.
We originally developed our technology for defense and humanitarian use. Fast and easy to deploy, self-sufficient, stable and secure private networks are our central product design principle. These stringent requirements apply also for other critical communication use-cases. Our solutions guarantee fast data transmission with low latency and availability of higher bandwidth. All of this combined with maximum flexibility and serviceability. Once implemented, you can administrate and orchestrate your own corporate network fully independent.
Digital transformation means for the industry, the automation of work processes and flexible production processes. With our RIDUX software architecture, all relevant processes can be easily deployed and controlled – efficiently and cost-optimized. The uniform administration of all components and users ensures lean structures and processes. Further advantages are:
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A new integrated storage and logistics concept will help BASF significantly reduce logistics costs. The most important components will be automated guided vehicles (AGVs), which will provide the 150 loading stations at the site. The network and connection of the AGVs will be realized by private LTE.
The high number of metallic supply lines at the production site makes a standard network planning impossible. Nevertheless it is essential to have a consistent and reliable transmission of HD camera signals for controlling and monitoring the AGVs, to have a safe and trouble-free production.
In order to ensure a trouble and failure-free operation, BASF invests in an own private LTE network consisting of blackned software Ridux and Airspan base stations. The BASF LTE network transmit the control and video data to the AGVs which are integrated in a site network infrastructure, operated as AVG Campus network. Therefore BASF guarantees an upload data rate of 15 Mbit/s with a low latency of <50ms each AGV. BASF keeps control of all elements of production.
The LTE-core components are realized by Ridux. Ridux includes the so called “Evolved Packet Core (EPC)” with its base components MME and SAEGw as well as the HSS in software and luilds the private LTE network together with Airspan base stations (eNodeBs).
Ridux enables BASF an unique administration of all components and users of the private LTE system. The intuitive Ridux interface allows simple integration of the existing network infrastructure.
Establishing a private LTE network enables BASF a modern, innovative and highly efficient logistics concept as well it will help BASF significantly reduce logistics costs. The efforts, having an own private LTE network, are effectively:
IN THE PROCESS OF DIGITIZATION BASF WANTS TO BE A PIONEER FOR THE ENTIRE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: AT OUR LARGEST SITE THE PRIVATE LTE HELPS TO IMPLEMENT AN INNOVATIVE,SAFE AND COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION
The following use cases describe possible application scenarios.