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Yokogawa to undertake proof of concept test of 5G, cloud, and AI for remote control of plant systems with NTT DOCOMO
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the signing of an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) to jointly undertake a proof of concept test (PoC) for the remote control of a plant system by utilizing 5th generation mobile communications (5G), the cloud, AI, and other technologies.
The PoC will involve the use of cloud-based Yokogawa AI for plant control and a 5G communication module mounted on a three tank level control system to remotely control the water level. This test aims to demonstrate the ease with which companies in the chemical, oil, and other process industries will be able to modify their existing systems to make use of cutting-edge 5G autonomous control devices with the latest cloud-based AI. With the goal of achieving autonomous control in plants in the future, Yokogawa will work together with DOCOMO to verify and optimize this technology.
Based on its in-depth knowledge of plant control and operational technology, IT, and industry, Yokogawa is helping customers in a broad range of industries visualize issues that impact every area of their business activities, optimize their operations, and thereby create new value and sustain growth. Through this PoC, Yokogawa will work with DOCOMO to create new value and contribute to the development of not only process industries but all other industries as well.