Lte | 2022-06-17

HMF’s Private 5G Solution '5G Smart Box' Offers Almost Limitless Possibilities - Presented at E-world 2022

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The brand new 5G Smart Box has its premiere at E-world: HMF Smart Solutions is presenting the turnkey private 5G solution to the public for the first time at its own exhibition stand in Hall 5, Stand 5-322, SMART ENERGY area.

HMF has introduced the '5G Smart Box', a complete, fully autonomous and high-performing private 5G stand-alone radio system - offering almost unlimited application possibilities.

The 5G Smart Box is:

· Ultra-fast: transmission of data in real time
· Innovative: state-of-the-art 5G, easy to handle, future-proof
· Tailor-made: precisely matched to the individual area of application
· Secure: Data sovereignty through dedicated infrastructure
· Extremely flexible: Scalable, customisable, interconnective

The optimal solution for the energy industry

According to HMF, the private 5G communication solution is THE communication ECO system of the future for companies in the energy industry. The 5G Smart Box not only easily meets the ever-increasing demand for communication, but is also ready for the most demanding tasks of today and tomorrow: The private 5G stand-alone radio system provides monitoring and control of devices (smart metering, smart grid, smart city) or spaces (object and traffic monitoring of critical facilities), data transmission and analyses in real time, automation, efficiency increase in energy transport, and much more at the most modern technical level. HMF's private 5G solution offers maximum availability and operational reliability. Thanks to its own network sovereignty and the highest level of cyber security, the 5G Smart Box also ensures communication capability in the event of a blackout.

5G Smart Box - Technical Highlights

The 5G Smart Box is based on an O-RAN architecture and has the following main components:

· 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) with radio unit, distributed unit and centralised unit
· 5G core
· PTPv2 grandmaster (time server)
· Management and performance monitoring system
· 5G router

The new private 5G solution from HMF enables both indoor and outdoor radio cells to be connected. Both can be flexibly combined. This means that the system can be easily expanded depending on requirements.

The system has standardised interfaces to connect private 5G stand-alone networks to the customer's own local applications and servers. The integrated 5G router also offers a wide range of interfaces (e.g. Gigabit Ethernet, serial protocols, CAN bus) as well as support for Node-RED and dockers for running your own applications.

The 5G Smart Box can be specifically adapted for every application. Extremely flexible.

“No matter what requirements our customers have for their private 5G solution today or in the future - we can meet individual technical needs in a targeted manner with our expertise and our services. To achieve this we bring more than 40 years of experience in the development, implementation and long-term support of customised, mission-critical radio systems - from small networks for medium-sized businesses to nationwide radio systems,” explains Martin Hucke, Chief Innovation Officer at HMF

If you are interested and would like to test the 5G Smart Box, then visit us at E-world and simply make an appointment. With its flexible positioning and simple operation, the 5G Smart Box can be used for demonstration and testing purposes as well as for developing and testing of your own applications.

You can experience the 5G Smart Box live at the HMF stand (5-322).