AI-LINK together with Keysight to Accelerate Extreme Dense Mobile Robot Deployment using 5G Private Network
Accelerates performance validation of private 5G deployment for new verticals
AI-LINK July 14 2022
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that AI-LINK has selected Keysight’s 5G test tools for end-to-end performance validation of its industrial tailored cloud-native 5G radio access network (RAN) equipment and 5G Core (5GC) in a digital twin laboratory environment which accelerates 5G private network deployments for extreme dense autonomous guiding vehicle (AGV) deployment in large-scale smart warehouse applications.
Based in China, AI-LINK Network, provides industrial internet of things (IoT) solutions, built on 5G and cloud edge computing technology platforms. AI-LINK chose Keysight’s user equipment (UE) emulation solution (UeSIM) and LoadCore, a cloud-native 5G core (5GC) network test solution, to simulate a large number of industrial mobile devices designed for deployment in 5G private networks. These solutions enabled AI-LINK to verify the function and performance of its industrial IoT tailored 5G RAN and 5GC equipment prior to deployment in use cases such as smart warehouses.
"The completion of the 5G new radio 3GPP Release 16 specification has laid the foundation for enterprises in different industries to deploy IIoT connectivity solutions based on 5G in combination with digital twin, cloud and mobile edge computing technologies," said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Network and Operators group. "Keysight is pleased to support AI-LINK with test solutions that speed the validation of 5G private network equipment used in large-scale 5G intelligent warehouses."
Working with a tier-1 e-commerce enterprise in Asia towards the commercial launch of its new 5G intelligent warehouses, AI-LINK needs a powerful testing tool for the evaluation of the associated extreme dense AGV scenario (i.e., several hundreds of AGVs in an area of less than 10,000 m2) prior to the field deployment; this is a project with unprecedented density and scale in terms of the AGV deployment per m2. Therefore, AI-LINK used Keysight’s 5G test solutions to simulate and stress test the behavior of extreme dense AGV deployment. Keysight offers a comprehensive range of integrated 5G software and hardware test solutions that enable manufacturers to accelerate design, development, standards compliance validation and deployment of 5G RAN and 5GC used to create high-speed, low-latency and high reliability connectivity in complex industrial use cases such as smart warehouses and other private networks.
"AI-LINK Network is committed to promoting the implementation of industrial 5G and edge cloud for relevant verticals such as smart warehouses,” said Dr. Letian Rong, Chief Marketing Officer at AI-LINK Networks. “AI-LINK’s close cooperation with Keysight enables us to optimize our one-stop deployment process.”
AI-LINK used Keysight’s UeSIM and LoadCore to verify the interoperability of the protocol domain and the radio frequency domain. These solutions also enabled AI-LINK to assess how well a extreme large number of wireless terminals perform in complex scenarios by simulating the core network and edge cloud access. End-to-end verification of the 5G private network in a laboratory environment enables AI-LINK to quickly, efficiently and securely resolve complex connectivity issues that may occur in large-scale industrial scenarios. As a result, AI-LINK can accelerate deployments of 5G private networks.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.