Mobilaris Companion™- the next generation of IoT workforce safety

In a unique IoT ecosystem partnership with Ericsson and Sigma Connectivity, Mobilaris says it is advancing the next generation workforce safety by introducing the new safety device Mobilaris Companion combining IoT technologies, such as 5G and UWB, to increase workforce safety for Industry 4.0. To address and improve workforce safety at industrial sites such as mines and production floors, the combination of 5G and cellular IoT technology brings industries closer to a zero vision of workforce-related accidents.

Industrial sites and especially mines can be dangerous work environments. The Mobilaris 5G-ready device collects information and high-accuracy positioning data in real-time. It offers proximity triggers and collision alerts using sensors, monitoring, and real-time positioning of people, vehicles, and moving assets. Worn by individual workers, the small device is equipped with sensors, enabling the user to react instantly if a dangerous situation would occur. Ericsson’s latest cellular IoT design has been applied in the Mobilaris Companion, and Industry 4.0 users can now benefit from making complex work safety simple.

Andreas Ericsson, CEO of Mobilaris Industrial Solutions, says: “We are excited to bring IoT industrial workforce safety to the market and utilise opportunities with Industry 4.0. It is an honor to collaborate with professional partners such as Ericsson and Sigma Connectivity. Together, we are developing a disruptive workforce safety offer that enables the zero-accident vision.”

Ericsson provides IoT Accelerator, an industry-leading IoT platform, enabling cost-efficient, reliable, and secure connectivity management and operations for any enterprise of any scale anywhere in the world, as well as Ardesco, Ericsson’s cellular IoT device reference design. With the help of the design house Sigma Connectivity, Mobilaris has accelerated their time to market and industrialised their device based on Ardesco. Mobile network provider Telia enables 5G communication services and connectivity on their public and private networks for seamless performance and efficiency.

Henric Wainebro, Business Unit Head IoT Sigma Connectivity, says: “We are proud to have been able to support Mobilaris’ quest to develop advanced technology with real impact that saves lives. Sigma Connectivity has the unique ability to embrace a customer’s vision and efficiently executing on it end-to-end. Combining this with Mobilaris’ focused determination paved the way for a truly successful collaboration and exciting journey ahead.”

Kyle Okamoto, General Manager Ericsson IoT, says: “Our IoT business is about fostering an innovation ecosystem, bringing together partners and devices on our global platform to progress the industry. This work with Mobilaris demonstrates the power of collaboration to bring cellular IoT devices to the market that positively impact industries and people’s safety. Enhancing industry and our daily lives through our technology and innovation are at the core of Ericsson’s DNA.”