Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator, today released a new report that examines the emerging world of the industrial metaverse and its impact on next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures. To help companies prepare for what lies ahead, "Unleashing the Power of the Industrial Metaverse" offers pragmatic insights on the integration of physical and virtual technologies and processes to speed product-design cycles while improving production-line efficiencies and economics.
"One of Molex's greatest assets is our engineering expertise, and the industrial metaverse will streamline everything from product development through commercialization and ultimately fulfillment, Modernizing IoT infrastructure to take full advantage of the metaverse is a strategic business imperative that will result in deeper, more productive customer experiences and richer data insights today and well into the future."
Mike Giresi, Chief Digital Officer, Molex
Industrial Metaverse as Productivity Force Multiplier
Molex and Arrow commissioned the development of this report to offer perspective on how the industrial metaverse will transform manufacturing through increased adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), digital twins, Machine Learning (ML) and predictive analytics. These early enablers already are gaining traction in industrial settings to support manufacturing automation, process optimization, remote assistance, and training, as well as predictive maintenance.
As these technologies and use cases establish a firm foothold, they will create momentum for consumer-focused applications by facilitating faster inflection points and quantum leaps in productivity. According to the report, a robust industrial metaverse will deliver unprecedented value, starting with the design and ideation phase of product development all the way through manufacturing, sales, service and maintenance.
Immediate and Long-Lasting Impact on Next-Gen IoT
The industrial metaverse also will have a major impact on next-gen IoT infrastructure while creating new opportunities and challenges for today's engineers. As such, engineers are uniquely positioned to be among the first group to tap the full potential of the industrial metaverse. To that end, the report addresses five functional pillars, including speed and bandwidth, signal integrity, form factor, power consumption and electromagnetic interference (EMI). In addition, the report offers guidelines for how companies can get started, as well as advice on integrating core capabilities throughout their internal and external business processes while ensuring secure connectivity and seamless data analysis.
Molex and Arrow Sponsor Industrial Metaverse Webinar
The webinar "Unlocking the Potential of the Industrial Metaverse" will be held on December 6, 2022, at 9AM PT/12PM ET
Expert panelists will discuss how the industrial metaverse is transforming manufacturing and what to do to prepare for the next wave in digital transformation:
Samantha G. Wolfe, Founder of PitchFWD, an emerging tech consultancy, adjunct professor at NYU's Steinhardt School and co-author of "Metaversed"
Mark Schuerman, Senior Business Development Manager, Molex and industrial automation expert
Rob Meyer, Digital Engineering Manager, Arrow and lead technical consultant for e-commerce operations
Click here to register for the webinar
Molex Reinforce Industrial Automation Expertise at SPS'22
Molex also will be joining other industrial automation leaders at SPS 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany, November 8-10, Hall 10.0, #110
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Molex is a global electronics leader committed to making the world a better, more-connected place. With presence in more than 40 countries, Molex enables transformative technology innovation in the automotive, data center, industrial automation, healthcare, 5G, cloud and consumer device industries. Through trusted customer and industry relationships, unrivaled engineering expertise, and product quality and reliability, Molex realizes the infinite potential of Creating Connections for Life.