Hitachi Energy Brings 5G Connectivity to Mission-Critical Industrial and Utility Operations

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

Hitachi Energy announced the launch of its new TRO600 series wireless routers with 5G connectivity capabilities, which are purpose-built to help industrial and utility customers achieve high reliability and 5G Connectivityresiliency in mission-critical operations.

With the integration of 5G technology, Hitachi Energy’s TRO600 series routers enable a scalable, flexible and secure, hybrid wireless communication architecture. A hybrid network seamlessly combines the best of public and private cellular with broadband mesh, all managed through a single network management system. This approach unifies communications to all devices, ensuring fast, secure, and reliable connectivity for each operational need.

Integrating 5G connectivity in the TRO600 series is designed to ensure optimal efficiency for multiple customer use cases across smart cities, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and utility applications. The high throughput supported is expected to drive greater adoption of virtual and augmented reality and video applications to aid operational efficiency and optimize processes. The ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) further allows for greater digitalization of operational infrastructure and scalability of mission-critical control applications.

As the number of devices and applications requiring real-time connectivity grows exponentially, 5G offers unparalleled speed, security, and reliability, enabling businesses to support this growth. It is expected to play a vital role in scaling massive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and mission-critical applications for utilities and other essential industries, where reliable connectivity can increase personnel safety, future-proof the adoption of applications, and provide superior operational efficiency.

Chantal Polsonetti, ARC Advisory Group, commented, "5G delivers significant connectivity performance improvements for the growing number of mobile, remote, and outdoor applications and complex use cases within industry, transportation, smart cities, and public safety. Given its history and leadership in building and managing power and communication networks, Hitachi Energy is well-positioned to help industrial companies harness the power of 5G as they pursue digital transformation.”

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