Supply chain
Compal unveils 5G lab
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

Compal Electronics has established a 5G lab for its clients and partners to showcase their innovations, according to Sheng-Hua Peng, Compal's executive vice president of smart device business.

The lab has begun operation since the end of May. It has already installed several solutions including prevention systems for agriculture, industrial remote maintenance, remote medical care and VR streaming of gaming, and the company is looking to showcase different solutions from different partners each quarter.

Compal's 5G lab is currently targeting four major fields: smart agriculture, smart medical care, smart manufacturing and gaming, and is cooperating with different partners to deploy their 5G solutions.

For smart agriculture, Compal's partner is looking to use 4K or 8K Ultra HD cameras to catch fall armyworms and will need 5G transmissions to send video to backend system for analysis.

For medical care, Compal is looking to connect hospital services with 5G networks to allow doctors and medical care staff to have real-time information on patients.

For smart manufacturing, Compal is partnering with Adat Technology, which will provide AI algorithm and software to pair with Compal's AR glasses and 5G network to establish a remote maintenance platform that support multi-user functionality.

The platform can be used in airline or semiconductor companies to real-time resolve complicated mechanical issues.

For gaming, Compal is collaborating with VR Jump, a VR startup.

Compal pushing innovations at 5G lab

Compal promoting innovations at its 5G lab
Photo: Shihmin Fu, Digitimes, June 2020

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