KT Establishes Unmanned Drone Surveillance System at Samsung’s Semiconductor Factory


[Courtesy of KT]

SEOUL — South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, KT, has set up an unmanned drone surveillance system at Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor factory to create a safe working environment. Autonomous drones equipped with various sensors will patrol and monitor dangerous factors such as fire.

Drones are used for security management to find and rescue people stranded in the mountains or at sea. Some are used to check the structural integrity of large and tall buildings by examining exterior walls for cracks or cracks. visible damage. Many industrial drones use specialized LTE communication channels that are encrypted for security.

KT said an autonomous drone system had been set up at Samsung’s semiconductor factory in Onyang, about 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) south of Seoul. The system hooked up to an LTE network includes an unmanned drone control tower station that offers fast charging and flight course management.

“We will continue to improve our safety management capabilities by using KT drones to manage facilities, patrol at night and monitor atmospheric gases,” said the head of the plant’s environmental safety division. ‘Samsung’s Onyang, Oh Hyeok-sang, in a statement on March 27.

KT has been aggressively expanding its drone services business since 2019, when the world’s first 5G communication network was commercialized in South Korea. The company has developed a platform of rescue drones connected in 5G including a command truck and rescue robots.

Through a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund, the company has deployed a helium-filled airship equipped with various sensors, cameras and electronic devices to Ghana to create accurate digital maps and monitor for signs of illegal child labor. children.

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