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What will 5G bring to Maotai and Wugrain?

At the World Mobile Congress in June this year, such a device caught the eye of the public. A technician sits in a virtual cab, expertly manipulating the rocker, through five screens, manipulating excavators thousands of miles away, only to see the excavators shovel inggee smoothly underground, no different from the real-life field operation.
 
This is the technological revolution that 5G has brought.
 
For the average user, if the most intuitive change from 2G to 3G to 4G is the speed of data transmission, then the revolutionary change brought about by 5G technology will no longer be a change in the rate, but the Internet of Everything. Liquor, as a traditional industry in China, is also sensitive to the iterative update of technology.
 
On July 2, July 3, 2019 and July 4, Huawei and ZTE visited Luzhou's old cellar, Wuliang and Maotai respectively, and launched comprehensive cooperation in digital transformation, smart wineries, cloud computing, etc., and it can be said that the development of 5G technology will further change the development pattern of the liquor industry in the future.
 
Digital transformation, 5G technology offers more possibilities In people's impression, liquor brewing in addition to the process, microorganisms, fermentation and other technologies, there does not seem to be a particularly high-tech technology. Chinese liquor is a labour-intensive industry that is far less automated than other brewing industries. In recent years, the liquor industry is also actively seeking digital transformation, with machines instead of the original simple repetitive labor, but most liquor enterprises are still in the industrial 1.0 era, want to step forward into the level of industry 4.0, to achieve digitalization and wisdom, but also need some necessary transformation foundation.
 
Therefore, in recent years, liquor enterprises have opened the road of digital transformation, the urgent need for high-tech enterprises like Huawei, Ali, Tencent, IBM to bring fresh blood, liquor enterprises in the digital road on a series of actions, but also for the integration of 5G technology has made a preparation. In April 2018, Wuliang and IBM carried out digital transformation work based on "one center, six capabilities", and comprehensively created the capability system of the digital transformation of Wuliang, and in September 2018, Maotai and Ali strengthened their cooperation to promote the production, service life, service control of modern information technology services with Ali's technology. Service extension, the real realization of "brewing" to "intellectual" transformation, in April 2019, Jiang Xiaobai and Tencent reached a cooperation to integrate the advantages of the resources and capabilities of both sides, to help Jiang Xiaobai to carry out strategic upgrading, tactical transformation; , big data, etc. , to build a complete "quality data and brand" system, to promote the value of the Taiwan brand to maximize ...
 
Through collaboration, the "smart brain" is embedded in liquor companies to digitize the entire process from market to end. The gradual introduction of 5G technology, for the digital transformation of liquor enterprises, is undoubtedly the great edge, more possibilities. The Chinese Journal learned from IBM technicians that edge computing and 5G edge computing solutions can be analyzed and shared between IoT devices and the cloud to speed up response. To meet the needs of 5G use cases, edge-driven solutions are increasing: the 5G specification requires a round-trip transaction delay of no more than 1 millisecond. One millisecond is about the equivalent of traveling 120 miles in a fiber or 60 miles in one direction in a fiber with zero radio waves and switch delays.
 
In layman's terms, under 5G communication conditions, the signal delay will be smaller, which also provides the feasibility of intelligent brewing in the production floor, perhaps in the near future, we can see a fully automated unmanned brewing workshop. In essence, 5G is more flexible and easier to scale than previous generations of technology. The 5G network is built in a way that allows it to be configured in virtual network functional segments, increasing speed, dedicated capacity, and throughput as needed, which helps reduce latency. Each virtual network can run independently and can be controlled and configured to meet the specific needs of users without the need to create a new physical network. The software-defined network (SDN) architecture supports programming of network control, while virtualization abstracts the underlying infrastructure into applications, and the overall functionality explains which protocols and processes to invoke and the order in which they are called.
 
For liquor enterprises, on the basis of digitalization in the early stage, relying on 5G technology may be able to enhance the speed of digital enterprises to digital, intelligent transformation.
 
Take the 5G Express, "Brewing" to "Intellectual" As China's unique wine species, liquor to solid fermentation-based, through the natural microbial multi-species co-acting. But it corresponds to a long history, which is the quaint tradition of brewing. Limited by various factors, the whole winemaking process is basically manual operation, there are labor intensity, low production efficiency, poor production environment, product quality control is difficult and other disadvantages.
 
Because of this, China's liquor urgently need to be innovative on the basis of the traditional production process, and the focus of industry research is gradually shifting to the level of mechanization, automation, intelligence, digitalization of liquor production, it can be said that digital production has become the only way for liquor enterprises to achieve sustainable development. Smart brewing, is only a microcosm of the wisdom of the liquor industry upgrade, pointing to the future of the liquor industry, is to embrace the digital economy, promote customer digitalization, product digitalization and operation of digital, deepen the construction of smart factory is the liquor industry with the times the most new and profound label. According to IBM technicians, 5G technology must be delivered in three key modes: enhanced mobile broadband (EMBB), the mass Internet of Things (MIoT), and ultra-reliable low-latency connectivity (URLLC). One of the features of the Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB) 5G is that it will affect most consumers, and EMBB offers faster wireless connectivity, dramatically expanding the range of cellular networks to cover areas not previously touched. EMBB also supports more devices and data in user-intensive areas, protecting high-bandwidth applications such as augmented reality and virtual reality.
 
EMBB refreshes faster and connects to a wide range of networks more widely, so it promises to improve wireless connectivity in the shop floor and ensure smoother operation of apps on your phone or tablet. There are many factories around the world that have a very large footprint. Domestic liquor enterprises wine shop size is also 1000 to 5000 square meters, although there are noisy environment and poor signal problems, but the two ends of the workshop operators and machinery and equipment still need to communicate. Technicians can share the status information of the machine with the remote command center through EMBB, so that the fully automatic loading robot system integrated with industrial robot, machine vision and laser measurement technology in the brewing process can play a greater role in intelligent detection, while realizing the motion track planning, multi-axis linkage algorithm control in the installation process,
 
The linkage control of the robot probe and intelligent feed. Nowadays, digitalization has penetrated into all aspects of the control of the solid fermentation process, such as real-time monitoring of process parameters in the process of raw wine brewing, automatic determination of key process node quality indicators, and the realization of "digital" wine production monitoring.
 
With the improvement of technology, it is also possible to analyze the historical trends of individual and multiple process parameters in the production process, tap into the interrelation, optimize the control of the winemaking process, improve the wine quality, wine rate, reduce costs.
 
Industry insiders believe that the use of the new network platform and 5G technology in the communications industry, reduce the difficulty and cost of access to winemaker equipment, data resources into data assets, the industry's core advantages to play out, and continuously optimize and upgrade intelligent brewing technology, may be one of the effective ways to enhance the competitiveness of China's liquor.
 
Facing the future, how to do with digital smart liquor enterprises
 
How to integrate traditional liquor culture and modern science and technology with a more open attitude, how to keep up with the rapid development of various industries under the Internet model, how to use the Internet platform more fine to provide precision products and services, promote the modernization of liquor, perhaps the wine enterprises generally face confusion. As a very traditional industry, the liquor industry compared with other industries, in customer insight and production intelligence and other aspects of the obvious gap. Take offline purchase rate as an example, the liquor industry's offline purchase rate as high as 75%, and the degree of openness is too low directly lead to data collection difficult.
 
Even in the realization of intelligent production links there are the same problems, the liquor industry intelligent compared with other advanced manufacturing industry, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Liquor brewing is a continuous process that requires more data for analysis, and the wine industry will further increase existing productivity in the future as 5G technology, NB-IOT narrow-band Internet of Things new technology matures, will further increase existing productivity. Using the new network platform and 5G technology of the communication industry, we can reduce the difficulty and cost of access ingress equipment in the winemaking plant, turn data resources into data assets, bring out the core advantages of the industry, continuously optimize and upgrade the intelligent winemaking technology, and enhance the competitiveness of Chinese liquor. In addition, industrial Internet thinking for intelligent construction, and comprehensively promote the construction of smart factories.
 
In addition to intelligent winemaking, will also vigorously expand the "Internet and product research and development" "Internet and marketing" "Internet and enterprise management" to achieve production, marketing, management intelligence. It is not difficult to find that the intelligent development of science and technology is already a must-have, and the future of the traditional liquor industry will tell the new story, how the new industry will be integrated, how modern science and technology will drive high-quality development, how the historic change will be interpreted, it remains to be seen.