Nokia Industrial Tracking Tech Launches at Hannover Messe 2024

The platform uses camera feed data to monitor and identify assets around an industrial site

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 22, 2024

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Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland

Nokia has launched a new visual position and object detection (VPOD) platform at this year’s Hannover Messe, taking place April 22-26 in Hanover, Germany.

The VPOD platform uses camera feeds to track individual assets, removing the need for tags. It also runs AI algorithms over the feeds to identify objects, detect anomalies and improve worker safety and efficiency.

Nokia said its new platform has potential applications in manufacturing, logistics, ports and mining. 

“In complex industrial environments it is often difficult to equip machinery and tools with active tags and challenging for people to wear and maintain those units,” the company said. “By using a real-time video data feed, VPOD eliminates the need to equip assets and people with powered devices, facilitating improved situational awareness.”

VPOD is also expected to be used by Nokia’s generative AI worker assistant MX Workmate to provide enhanced contextual information to workers.

For example, if VPOD detects a fallen worker, Workmate can use this information to organize a response.

Nokia also announced the launch of MX Grid, which it said is the “world’s first” on-premise AI/machine learning solution, acting as an operational technology processing platform which Nokia said will accelerate Industry 4.0 adoption. 

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“Real-time tracking and positioning technologies play a critical role in enhancing situational awareness, needed for powering an array of intelligent applications ranging from worker safety to improved asset utilization,” said Stephan Litjens, Nokia’s vice president of enterprise solutions. “Nokia’s VPOD running on MX Grid is the first solution to make this possible at scale.”

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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