Bombardier debuts Global 7500 business jet at Paris Air Show
Based on and derived from B...
Bombardier, the Montreal based Canadian aerospace manufacturer, has debuted its Global 7500 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.
Based on and derived from Bombardier’s Global Express line of business jets, the latest of which is the Global 6500, the Global 7500 offers some of the same amenities while being larger and possessing a greater range. These features include Nuage seats which are able to recline lower and support the neck from any position, which Bombardier said represents the first innovation in seat architecture in 30 years. Newly announced is the Global 7500’s Soleil lighting system, which features circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting integrated with the Flight Management System, as well as Dynamic Daylight Simulation, which Bombardier said could reduce jet lag.
“When it comes to the Global 7500 jet, there is simply no aircraft in the world like it, and it has established a category of its own,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Bombardier offers the most exceptional business jets and customer experience in the world, and our continued worldwide recognition stands as proof.”
First announced back in 2010, Bombardier’s aircraft boasts a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km) at a speed of Mach 0.85 with eight passengers. It’s maximum speed was given by Bombardier as Mach 0.925, and it was said to be capable of flying non-stop from New York to Hong Kong, or Singapore to San Francisco, subject to conditions.
David Coleal, President of Bombardier Aviation said: “We’re [...] excited that the impressive Global 7500 aircraft will be on display at the Paris Air Show. With its range, comfort and smooth ride, the Global 7500 aircraft is ideally suited to meet the needs of business jet customers throughout Europe, and we are delighted to debut its impressive attributes at this prestigious event.”
Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router
Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age.
Siemens Enables 5G IIoT
The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.
Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance
- Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
- The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
- A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
- Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites
“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.
Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said.
Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future
Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’
And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.
The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.