May 16, 2020

Nokia and Foxconn join forces to manufacture and sell the N1 tablet computer

Nokia
Nokia N1 Tablet
Smartphone Manufacturing
Foxconn
Glen White
2 min
Nokia to work with Foxconn for new tablet.
Nokia has announced plans to partner with Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build its new Android tablet computer, the N1. Foxconn, famed for man...

Nokia has announced plans to partner with Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build its new Android tablet computer, the N1. Foxconn, famed for manufacturing Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad, will work with Nokia to create the 7.9-inch tablet during Q1 of 2015.

Nokia announced the N1 tablet on Tuesday at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki. The new device features a sleek all-aluminum case and has a 2.4GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor. It will run on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and Nokia's new Z Launcher intelligent home screen interface.

The company said the N1 would be available in China in the first quarter of 2015 at an estimated $249 before tax via a brand-licensing agreement with Foxconn. Foxconn will be responsible for manufacturing, distributing and selling the device.

According to Nokia, Foxconn is fully responsible for business execution from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound intellectual property, software licensing and contractual agreements with third parties.

“We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers' hands with the N1 Android tablet and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” said Sebastian Nystrom, the head of products at Nokia Technologies.

“The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet,” Nystrom said in a press release.

In April this year, Microsoft announced it had completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business after Nokia shareholders and governmental regulatory agencies around the world granted approval.

With the Nokia mobile phone business, Microsoft said it will target the affordable mobile devices market - a US$50 billion annual opportunity - delivering a first mobile experience to one billion people while introducing Microsoft services to new customers worldwide.

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Jun 17, 2021

Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router

Siemens
5G
IIoT
Data
3 min
Siemens’ first industrial 5G router, the Scalancer MUM856-1, is now available and will revolutionise the concept of remote control in industry

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). 

Siemens presents its first industrial 5G router.
Siemens presents the Scalance MUM856-1.

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

 

5G Now

“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.

 

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