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Press Release -- May 17th, 2021
Source: Ericsson
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Ericsson, Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris advance 5G workforce safety

  • Unique IoT ecosystem partnership accelerates cellular IoT design and products to market that help save lives
  • Cellular IoT tracking device, worn by workers, makes complex industrial sites safety simple with advanced trigger and alert system
  • Global product now available and certified for use in Europe, US, Canada and Australia
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Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings), in partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris, is helping to advance the next generation of 5G workforce safety for Industry 4.0.

To address and improve work safety at industrial sites such as mining and production floors, the combination of 5G and cellular IoT technology brings industries closer to a zero vision* of workforce-related accidents.

Industrial sites can be dangerous work environments. Ericsson's latest cellular IoT design has been applied in the Mobilaris' device. Industry 4.0 users can benefit from making complex work safety simple. The Mobilaris 5G-ready device offers proximity triggers and collision alerts using sensors, monitoring and real-time positioning of people, vehicles and moving assets.

Worn by individual workers, the small device is equipped with sensors, which can automatically react to dangerous gas emissions, humidity levels, barometric pressure and temperature. The device is currently available and certified for use in Europe, North America and Australia.

Andreas Ericsson, CEO of Mobilaris Industrial Solutions, says: “We are excited to bring IoT industrial workforce safety to the market and utilize opportunities with Industry 4.0. It is an honor to collaborate with professional partners such as Ericsson and Sigma Connectivity. Together, we are developing a disruptive workforce safety offer that enables the zero-accident vision.“

Ericsson provides IoT Accelerator, an industry-leading IoT platform, enabling cost-efficient, reliable, and secure connectivity management and operations for any enterprise of any scale anywhere in the world, as well as Ardesco, Ericsson's cellular IoT device reference design.

With the help of the design house Sigma Connectivity, Mobilaris has accelerated its time to market and industrialized its device based on Ardesco. Powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator, the solution has already been deployed at industrial sites in Sweden, as part of a 5G partnership program with Nordic-Baltic communications service provider Telia to verify 5G and IoT solutions across its public and private networks.

Henric Wainebro, Business Unit Head IoT Sigma Connectivity, says: “We are proud to have been able to support Mobilaris' quest to develop advanced technology with real impact that saves lives. Sigma Connectivity has the unique ability to embrace a customer's vision and efficiently executing on it end-to-end. Combining this with Mobilaris' focused determination paved the way for a truly successful collaboration and exciting journey ahead.“

Kyle Okamoto, General Manager, Ericsson IoT, says: “Our IoT business is about fostering an innovation ecosystem, bringing together partners and devices on our global platform to progress the industry. This work with Mobilaris demonstrates the power of collaboration to bring cellular IoT devices to the market that positively impact industries and people's safety. Enhancing industry and our daily lives through our technology and innovation are at the core of Ericsson's DNA.“

*zero vision originates from the Swedish parliament in 1997 as a new policy for road traffic safety with zero accidents. Over time, the zero vision terminology has spread to other safety-related areas, such as patient and workplace safety. In addition, many leading industrial companies work towards a zero vision approach to workforce safety at all levels.

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