May 16, 2020

SimScale to bring simulation technology to small and medium businesses

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SimScale to bring simulation technology to small and medium businesses
The browser-based engineering and design simulation technology provider has announced the launch of its free Community Plan project. This makes the comp...

The browser-based engineering and design simulation technology provider has announced the launch of its free Community Plan project. This makes the company’s entire feature set available for free.

The launch comes as SimScale also announces the successful close of its Series A funding round led by Union Square Ventures with support from Earlybird Venture Capital and angel investor Axel Bichara. The funding will be used to accelerate its vision of bringing 3D engineering simulation technology to designers and engineers everywhere.

Companies use SimScale’s platform to virtually test their engineering designs in-browser, improving their product development process. With SimScale, small and mid-sized teams are now able to get instant access to powerful simulation technology and reliable analysis results without the need to worry about large upfront investment.

As part of the SimScale Community Plan, users can collaborate and connect with thousands of other professionals and get access to hundreds of simulation projects from other Community users, ultimately getting their engineering design work done faster. With the new Community Plan and the release of additional collaboration-focused features, SimScale is set to become the world's first online ecosystem of simulation functionality, content and people brought together on one platform.

David Heiny, Managing Director and co-founder of Simscale said: “SimScale’s vision is to make simulation a standard tool in the software stack of every engineer or designer so they can build a better product. Our approach is to focus on removing the barriers of traditional simulation tools such as cost, access and know-how by delivering a collaborative, web-based simulation environment based on a flexible pricing model.

“We are excited about the launch of SimScale’s Community Plan. It is a great way for people to show off their simulation work and learn from each other,” said Albert Wenger, managing partner at Union Square Ventures. “Simulation technology has had a massive impact on how aircraft and cars are built by high end manufacturers; SimScale is bringing these capabilities to anyone in the world with a browser and an internet connection. Small to mid-sized businesses and even individual engineers can now leverage their investment in CAD technologies by accessing SimScale’s simulation platform.”

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Jun 17, 2021

Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router

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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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