5G-enabled Testing at our Innovation Hubs – KMsoft
KMsoft are a family-owned software house, providing both accredited and bespoke software solutions for a wide range of sectors including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, automotive and government.
With invaluable expertise in inventory management, barcode scanning and RFID technology spanning over 40 years, KMsoft offer businesses innovative inventory management and asset tracking solutions, including label printers or pre-printed labels, mobile and fixed position barcode scanners, as well as all the software and training required to improve the efficiency and profitability of the business.
We spoke to Pete Thomson, Founder and CEO of KMsoft:
1. What are you testing at The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) hub?
Today, at The Scotland 5G centre, we are testing our StockAssist barcode inventory management solutions, to see if we can establish secure, fast communication over the hub’s private 5G network.
2. What have you achieved during initial testing?
In conjunction with The Scotland 5G Centre, in our initial testing at the hub, we have successfully proven that our barcode inventory management solutions will work over a private 5G network.
3. What options and opportunities does testing in a 5G environment bring to your organisation & product that other technologies can’t?
The proof of concept testing we have carried out today, and the evidence that our technology works as we hoped stands us in a much stronger position when we come to market our products and services to large organisations, particularly within the logistics and food & beverage sector who either have implemented or are planning to implement their own 5G network into their factories and workspaces.
4. What does it mean for a company such as yours having this innovation space available and accessible for businesses in the Forth Valley region?
Having this space and the equipment to test ideas and innovations, together with the technical team to support the testing located locally within the Forth Valley definitely opens up more opportunity to businesses located throughout the country. The Scotland 5G Centre’s hub network ensures that support is available to everyone in Scotland with new concepts or technologies without being based in one of the two major cities.