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Intel and partners build 5G smart factory to demonstrate Industry 4.0 benefits

Intel and partners build 5G smart factory to demonstrate Industry 4.0 benefits

June 23, 2021

Intel has built a 5G smart factory “from the ground up” to demonstrate the benefits of Industry 4.0 digitalisation.

The end-to-end smart factory is based in Verona, Italy and is based on Intel Atom and Xeon Scalable processors, Intel FPGAs, and Intel Edge Controls for Industrial and Edge Insights for Industrial software.

Intel is collaborating with EXOR International, JMA Wireless, and Telecom Italia (TIM) on the project.

Claudio Ambra, CTO of EXOR International, said:

“We built this smart factory from the ground up to take advantage of the latest 5G and AI technologies from Intel and Telecom Italia.
Our smart factory in Verona will demonstrate that digitalisation can happen at any scale. This is increasingly important for small and mid-size manufacturers who are looking to stay innovative and competitive in the market.
We can’t wait to share what is now possible for manufacturers of all sizes with Industry 4.0 solutions.”

Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, combines modern technologies including 5G, AI, IoT, AR/VR, and cloud and edge computing, to bring about the digital transformation of manufacturing/production and related industries and value-creation processes.

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