Hannover Messe 2021: AI-LINK CMO Dr. Rong explained AI-LINK’s 5G+Edge


From April 12th to 16th 2021, Hannover Messe, the largest industrial technology expo in the world was held online. Dr. Lee Rong (CMO of AI-LINK), was invited to attend the exhibition under the theme ‘the New Milestone of Industrial 5G’. Together with Dr. Andreas Müller, chairman of 5G-ACIA (the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), the global trend of 5G and edge computing for Industrial IoT(IIoT) was discussed. Further, Dr. Rong explained the strategy of AI-LINK on IIoT, and explaining the latest engagement AI-LINK conducted towards Industry 4.0.




The Hannover Messe(HM; "Hanover Fair") in Germany was founded in August 1947, which has a history of 71 years. It is one of the world's largest trade fairs. The Hannover Messe exhibits have extremely high technical content, and are recognized as one of the most important platforms linking global industrial design, processing and manufacturing, technology application and international trade . Every year, it attracts more than 6,400 exhibitors from 60 countries and regions, also receives 200,000 visitors. In 2021, it was held online for the 1st time due to COVID-19.



Dr. Rong said that 5G wireless has the the characteristics of large bandwidth, ultra low latency, and the support of massive connections which fit well to the ever demanding requirements of IIoT applications. Further, today only large public cloud alone can no longer meet the ever-changing and complex requirement for IIoT needs, therefore a lightweight, more reliable, and edge cloud solution with openness is needed to empower enterprises operation, further improve efficiency and reduce costs.


As a pioneer, AI-LINK has consistently explored road to building a better 5G edge cloud. In terms of products, AI-LINK offers two parts: 1. e2e private 5G total solution (including industrial terminals, 5G RAN, 5GC and Network Management System), 2. an application-oriented lightweight, building-block, low-code, and highly reliable 5G edge cloud platform “Intelledge”, which supports cloud-network edge-end collaboration, 5G Intranet slicing, predictive network operation and maintenance, combined with common aPaaS components and scenario-based aPaaS components, realize the full-service "zero modification" call of 5G network capabilities in the industrial field. 


In terms of relevant use cases, base on the decades experience in the combined field of OICT (OT+ICT) from the core team members, AI-LINK aims to support the requirements from a range of scenarios such as "AMRs (Automated Mobile Robots) based on edge cloud collaborative scheduling", "one-click upgrade for wireless industrial vision", "low-latency wireless PLC". For instance, AMRs can use the high uplink bandwidth and low-latency characteristics of AI-LINK 5G edge cloud platform Intelledge to support ever increasing high-density and high-precision AMR deployment.



This Hannover Messe marks the beginning for AI-LINK to enter the European market. In the future, AI-LINK will continue to empower the construction of smart factories with our advanced technologies together with valuable partners.