Basler first vision firm to join 5G Alliance

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Basler has joined the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation, the first machine vision company to do so.

Rolling out 5G in manufacturing is considered one of the steps for to reach a more connected factory.

The Alliance aims to bring together various industries from the Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) sectors to develop standards for 5G. This is intended to promote further technology development and simplify cooperation between different IT/OT providers across industries and national borders.

René von Fintel, director of products business at Basler, commented: ‘We are convinced that 5G will be an important building block in the further development of Industry 4.0 communication and IoT or IIoT connectivity.'

He added: ‘5G will become an important wireless communication technology and standard in industry, opening doors for new use cases such as vision for mobile robots or for preventive maintenance. As an image processing specialist, we would like to help ensure that the ever-growing field of computer vision is an active participant.’

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