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Doosan First To Use 5G for Worldwide ‘TeleOperation’

Doosan First To Use 5G for Worldwide ‘TeleOperation’

In what is one of the highlights of the Bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich in Germany, Doosan
is the first manufacturer to use 5G technology for worldwide ‘TeleOperation’ of construction
machines.

 
Doosan has coined the term TeleOperation to describe the operation of construction
equipment from a remote station. At Bauma, remote really means remote – operating a Doosan
DX380LC-5 40 tonne crawler excavator located over 8500 km away in Incheon in South Korea
from an operator’s booth on the Bauma stand in Munich.

 
‘Powered by Innovation’
TeleOperation forms part of Doosan’s exciting stand display at Bauma under the banner of
‘Powered by Innovation’ and has been co-developed with LG U+, the South Korean
telecommunications and data services company. The TeleOperation demonstration on the
Doosan stand is the first to remotely control a machine across such a large distance between
locations which have a time difference of eight hours, using 5G telecommunications
technology.

 
For TeleOperation to function properly, it is essential to deliver live video streaming at the
operator’s station in a reliable way that minimizes time lag in the system for the operator. With
its ultrareliability and low latency (signal delay), the new 5G network overcomes these issues
in the Doosan system, providing 10 times faster bandwidth and 10 times lower latency than
the 4G network.

 
Special features incorporated include a low-latency video transmission module with fast video
transfer (with encoding and decoding), an important factor in reducing the time delay. LG U+
has also introduced new modules providing low latency image processing to further minimize
the time delay. Another factor in creating more effective remote control is the use of Doosan’s
innovative electrohydraulic technology in the DX380LC-5 excavator.

 
The DX380LC-5 excavator being remotely controlled at Bauma is still a standard machine,
which allows Doosan to guarantee the performance and the compatibility of third party
attachments and other equipment installed on the excavator. It is also possible to carry out
both normal operation and TeleOperation with same machine.

 
New 5G TeleOperation Open to Stand Visitors
The exciting 5G TeleOperation system is being demonstrated throughout the duration of the
show, but there are set times every day to give visitors to the Doosan stand an opportunity to
try the system out for themselves.

 

Because the LG U+ platform provides a 5G connection that is 5-10 times faster than current
4G systems, the operator has the same real time control of the remote excavator and with the
same high accuracy. 3D machine guidance, real time diagnostics and a full gauge display are
all available at the Teleoperation control booth.

 
Whilst it can be used for general earthmoving applications, the new Teleoperation system is
ideal for operating excavators in dangerous applications such as industrial waste disposal,
involving hazardous, toxic or radioactive substances. It is also useful for work on collapsing
waste piles and in areas where there are buried mines and other munitions. Safety can be
further increased via the zoning and area limitation functions available through the Doosan
TeleOperation system.

 
For more on Doosan construction equipment, visit the website: www.doosanequipment.eu

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