The Scalance MUM856-1 – the first industrial 5G router from Siemens – is available now.
Siemens has announced that the 5G industrial router it launched late last year is now commercially available. The router is the Scalance MUM856-1 and connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks.
Siemens said 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.” An IP65 version is available for mounting outside of a cabinet.
“The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, control elements, and other industrial devices via a public 5G network – flexibly and with high data rates. Demand for this type of solution is growing in industry. In addition, the device can be integrated into private 5G networks. The Scalance MUM856-1 therefore supports future-oriented applications such as mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians,” Siemens said.
The Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard and offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink. Various security functions are included in order to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access, including an integrated firewall as well as 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 auto configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.