Nokia expands its ruggedised devices with 5G SA

20 October 2021

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Nokia is expanding its portfolio of ruggedised devices to allow more enterprises to connect teams and equipment in demanding environments using private wireless networks.

The range of 5G SA fieldrouters will enable enterprises to connect industrial machinery, sensors and vehicles to private wireless networks. With an anti-vibration design, Nokia fieldrouters are IP67 rated for both indoor and outdoor use. They boast a comprehensive feature set to connect assets wirelessly, meeting the demands of a range of industrial standards and protocols including Profinet communications, EtherCAT and Modbus.

“Utilising Nokia Industrial devices enterprises can ensure that workers, vehicles and devices can reliably and securely interact in the most challenging environments. By extending our portfolio with a range of 5G SA devices, we enable enterprises to evolve to address the changing business landscape as well as advance in their digital transformation,” said Shkumbin Hamiti, head, Devices and Spectrum, Nokia Enterprise Solutions.

The Nokia Industrial portfolio of ruggedised devices is designed to ensure reliability and continuity of operations in the most arduous and remote environments, whether on an offshore platform, a busy factory floor or in a mineshaft.

It maintains reliable team and equipment connectivity for mission-critical communications and operations at ports, mines, manufacturing facilities, logistics companies, government and public safety agencies as well as other entities.

Nokia Industrial devices are pre-tested for industrial use and pre-integrated with Nokia private wireless solutions. Device Management, running on MX Industrial Edge, simplifies the introduction of new devices and operation processes on a customer’s network.

With this range, Nokia is also able to support frequency band combinations often associated with private wireless in 4G and 5G, including bands B31/72/87 as well as band 53. The solution also brings unlicensed capabilities to private wireless, as recently illustrated with the launch of the Nokia MulteFire fieldrouter.

The Nokia XR20, a 5G SA capable smartphone, is built to survive everything life throws at it: extreme temperatures from +55c to -22C, 1.8m drops, one hour under water and more.

Applications includ; Nokia Team Communications running on MX Industrial Edge and Nokia Group Communications allowing teams to securely keep in contact using push-to-voice, -video and messaging and Nokia scene reader application that allows users to scan and identify assets such as port containers, by interpreting the writing on the containers.