As wireless devices are increasingly being used among businesses to enhance customer experiences and increase efficiencies, enhanced connectivity is required to support these demanding business-critical applications. OnGo connectivity in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band puts the power of a high-performing wireless network directly within reach of your organization. Because of that, the OnGo Alliance created a book called OnGo & CBRS For Dummies, which includes information about OnGo-enabled LTE and 5G NR technologies. This provides guidance into the fundamentals of how the OnGo works and explores the valuable use cases and applications enabled across industries. Let’s take a sneak peek at the vertical use cases discussed within OnGo & CBRS For Dummies.
Entertainment and Smart Cities
As we begin to take steps towards a post-COVID world of in-person events, the demand for wireless services in entertainment venues—e.g. sports stadiums and arenas, theme parks and convention centers— continues to increase. OnGo’s ability to provide high-capacity, secure, low-latency connectivity provides an ideal solution to support key operations for entertainment venues, including point-of-sale operations, mobile ticket scanners, digital signage and communication. These capabilities can also be leveraged on a larger scale to support smart city operations, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and smart building operations.
Industry 4.0 is driven by technologies that enable smart factory operations such as AI, automation, Industrial IoT (IIoT) sensors, robotics and powerful analytics — all which require reliable, secure connectivity from factory networks to successfully operate. As manufacturing processes become more sophisticated, connectivity quality will need to continuously improve along with it. This will support business-critical operations and increase operational efficiencies, as product demands increase. OnGo provides the necessary reliable, low-latency connectivity to support these business-critical operations with seamless mobility support.
Supply Chain and Logistics
AGVs also have a prominent role in the warehouse operations. From product manufacturers, to vendors, to consumers, the supply chain relies on real-time information about products as they move from warehousing to logistics operations. OnGo-enabled private LTE networks provide a valuable solution when it comes to connecting and controlling the operations, maintaining records, and tracking goods as they move through the supply chain.
Today’s hospitals and clinicals rely heavily on wirelessly connected patient monitoring systems to transfer patient data—e.g. heart rates and blood pressure metrics—into their electronic medical records. This allows health care workers to monitor locally or remotely.. Additionally, nurses and doctors communicate through voice-enabled badge devices and in-room terminals are used to access medical records hosted in the cloud. OnGo private wireless networks provide hospital staff with the high-security, high-quality connectivity needed to provide the best patient care possible.
Wheat fields are often located in remote areas, which typically lack the necessary connectivity to support the dozens of interconnected sensors implemented at the ground-level to monitor the functioning of wind turbines and blades, as well as weather-related data, to help guide operations of the wind farm. OnGo connectivity can provide a private LTE network to not only support these sensors but also provide an LTE network for the humans tending to the wind farm and their vehicles (e.g. a tractor) that have network-linked tracking.
Large school and university campuses tend to invest a lot in communications technologies across the property. However, these deployments typically consist of various legacy technologies, such as land mobile radio and Wi-Fi, which have their limits, technologically, and are not cheap to maintain or scale overtime. OnGo-enabled private LTE networks can cost-effectively carry a wide range of essential information in these campus settings, including data, mobile voice, video and closed-circuit TV terminals to support modern classroom functions. For instance, higher-education communication requirements include broadband access in remote buildings, remote or distance-learning, campus security, IP video, and building management through IoT devices. These functions are essential for business operations and safety, so network reliability must be rock-solid
For more in-depth information on private LTE networks and how to roll out OnGo solutions, click here to download the full OnGo & CBRS for Dummies book.