5G Smart Building

Qualcomm and Siemens Collaborate on 5G Smart Building Networks

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Siemens Smart Infrastructure are working together to reimagine building automation by applying 5G private network (PN), based on the Snapdragon® X55 5G Modem-RF System in the Americas. The joint effort is underway at the Siemens Chicagoland office in Buffalo Grove, testing 5G PN use cases for efficient connection of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) assets that will help meet the growing customer needs around energy efficiency, reduced costs of ownership, increased security, and proactive maintenance. This collective effort aims to further advance digitalization in building automation by developing new, more intelligent smart devices in the future. 5G Smart Building

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Siemens is developing use cases to explore how building automation can capitalize on the power of 5G high speed data transmission, low latency, and greater capacity versus 4G. Proof-of-concept (PoC) network architecture is built at the Siemens facilities in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with the support of Qualcomm Technologies’ Engineering Services Group. The team takes a holistic approach on the application of 5G technologies and works on proving every step of complete 5G customer adoption. It focuses on everything from system design and obtaining an experimental Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) license to full integration of devices into cloud-based solutions. Qualcomm Technologies is driving the digital transformation of business through system-level solutions, utilizing a unique combination of best-in-class wireless connectivity and ultra-intelligent platforms.

“We are proud of the collaboration with Siemens, bringing together its leadership in building automation, and our expertise in wireless and edge compute technologies. Our teams worked closely to successfully prove the automated building use case,” said Sebastiano Di Filippo, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies’ platforms have the power to unlock huge potential across multiple sectors, driving the Connected Intelligent Edge – where billions of smart connected devices can be deployed and impact a multitude of industries.”

“Joining Qualcomm Technologies’ capabilities with Siemens’ building automation domain experience creates a unique skill set that enables the creation of a very innovative offering,” said Ivan Todorov, Head of Engineering for Siemens BP Americas at Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA. “We see 5G as a key enabler that will bring to life an ecosystem of edge devices and services to help us meet some of the most pressing customer needs around energy efficiency, cyber security and decarbonization. In times of increasing technology complexity, we see partnering as key to optimizing time-to-market and value for the customer.”

“5G enables endless possibilities and creates new industrial paradigms,” said Repus Hsiung, VP & GM of the Automotive & Industrial Solutions BG at WNC. “WNC’s i-Router, adopting Snapdragon X55, unlocks a wide variety of innovative use cases. We are proud to be collaborating with Siemens on their innovative 5G smart building automation solution.”

Qualcomm Technologies is transforming industries, business models, and experiences with scalable solutions, delivering robust technologies that support existing and new industries, spanning utilities, manufacturing, retail, robotics, asset tracking, fleet management and logistics, to name but a few, with the power of 4G and 5G computing and connectivity solutions. Such solutions stem from the company’s heritage in mobile platforms and AI to spur digitalization and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

About Qualcomm 5G Smart Building

Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. Our one technology roadmap allows us to efficiently scale the technologies that launched the mobile revolution – including advanced connectivity, high-performance, low-power compute, on-device intelligence and more – to the next generation of connected smart devices across industries. Innovations from Qualcomm and our family of Snapdragon platforms will help enable cloud-edge convergence, transform industries, accelerate the digital economy, and revolutionize how we experience the world, for the greater good.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

About Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. An increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA.


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