Finnish company Nokia demonstrated a range of robust smartphones for industrial use. What is noteworthy is that these smartphones are in no way affiliated with HMD Global, which has the right to produce smartphones under the Nokia brand. The development of new products was carried out by the German i.safe MOBILE. The gadgets are offered “as-a-service” complete with Nokia software.
Made in the USA, the portable devices offer IP68 protection. It supports the installation of two SIM cards as well as eSIM, offers a replaceable battery and the ability to assign functions to buttons on the gadget case or external accessories, for example for push-to-talk communication – this means that company employees will be able to be able to communicate without taking off protective equipment, be it helmets or gloves. The developer also ensured explosion protection for the devices: They are suitable for use in ATEX Zone 1 and ATEX Zone 2 areas with explosive atmospheres in gas and oil production as well as in mines. A full set of frequencies is supported, meaning the devices can be used by companies around the world, according to Nokia.
The smartphones are deployed on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform and offered in a subscription model as a service (aaS). Pre-installed software packages allow administrators to apply group policies and scale management across their entire fleet. The Nokia Team Comms (NTC) 23 application on the Nokia Mission Critical Industrial Edge (MXIE) platform complies with the Mission Critical Services (MCS) standard defined by the 3GPP organization and provides features traditionally available in more complex and expensive solutions are: Voice and video Communication is supported with both one and multiple participants. NTC allows you to provide communication networks without connecting to the Internet, meaning all data remains within the company’s infrastructure.
Finally, the company announced that the Nokia Network Digital Twin (NDT) platform can now run on all Android devices, enabling Nokia MXIE to collect and process real-time coverage and performance data from Wi-Fi, private and public mobile networks. Administrators in complex industrial environments such as ports, factories, and mines can see how operations affect network performance and use this information to plan and allocate resources.