Accenture said it will be working with KPN to develop and test industrial 5G applications at KPN’s Field Lab in the Rotterdam Harbour area, at the Shell Pernis Refinery. The goal is to pave the way for the Netherlands to be a leading European player in 5G adoption.
At the lab. Accenture and KPN have already tested industrial applications powered by 5G for a variety of use cases. In the domain of preventive maintenance, they’ve used ultra-high-definition (UHD) cameras leveraging 5G to scan wide areas of connected piping. The data, collected in real-time and processed by Accenture’s digital plant corrosion analytics platform, identify high-risk corrosion areas and determine the best corrective actions.
Another use case from the lab shows how inspectors and engineers can use 5G to access real-time information via augmented reality on a tablet and smart helmet. The smart helmet also lets digital workers access multiple information streams at the same time, including voice, high-definition video, augmented reality and digital work instructions, so that they can connect directly with colleagues and specialists remotely to collaborate, improve decision-making and efficient and safe execution.