Xinhua Silk Road: JOMOO gears 5G smart factory for upgraded China-made intelligence and quality


A special event themed on smart manufacturing was held in Quanzhou city by JOMOO, a well-known kitchen and bathroom fittings brand from east China’s Fujian Province, welcoming media observers to visit its smart factory up close to experience the charm of China-made intelligence and quality.

The observing group, headed by Chinese famous business writer Wu Xiaobo, visited the 5G digital industrial center, intelligent glaze workshop, and intelligent molding workshop, among other key areas of JOMOO smart industrial park where the final products such as smart toilets were produced in a digitalized manner.

JOMOO boasts a world leading kitchen and bathroom smart factory where intelligent production line has overthrown traditional ceramic manufacturing mode thus injecting new momentum into traditional sectors, according to Wu, who is known for extensive research in enterprise history and company development cases, now active in voicing out as a “product recommender” to promote Chinese brands and domestic products.

JOMOO has well demonstrated intelligent and digital production, which has a far-reaching impact on promoting industrial upgrading, Wu noted.

It is noted that JOMOO initiated 5G cloud manufacturing and realized digitalization throughout sales to production for full control over safety and zero-inventory business model. Also, JOMOO ceramics smart institute, a demonstrative project and the world’s first fully automatic ceramic production technology research base, has increased production efficiency by 65 times.

In the meantime, JOMOO takes lead in rapid Customer-to-Factory (C2F) customization, creating scenario-oriented smart kitchens and bathrooms that are comfortable, convenient and caring for customers. “Customers now prefer customized solutions to scattered product purchases in a bid to best utilize space and annotate quality living choices”, said Lin Xiaowei, JOMOO vice president.

In fact, JOMOO has such C2F customization applied to various products and achieves high efficiency of 1-hour Design Finish and 24-hour Produce Finish. Enterprises should keep up with the market and timely respond to customer needs, according to Lin, noting that “speediness” would be one of the major focuses of JOMOO in the future.

JOMOO has been dedicating on innovation in terms of quality, technology, marketing, talent and management over the past 30 years, striving to upgrade traditional kitchen & bathroom industry into a sci-tech empowered emerging industry, according to Lin Xiaofa, Chairman with JOMOO.


Command The 5G Network: VIAVI Releases 2021 Updates to the Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications


Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today released updates to its industry-first Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications. The O-RAN ALLIANCE’s specifications for open radio access networks are being adopted by operators and equipment manufacturers worldwide, to reduce infrastructure costs and lower the barrier to entry for new product innovation. The test suite has been augmented to include use cases of critical importance as O-RAN becomes adopted at scale, as well as learnings from customer engagements around the globe.

In a multi-vendor based O-RAN environment, operators will bear the burden of ensuring conformance, interoperability, and performance. Based on its leading position validating network products for operators and manufacturers worldwide – including all Tier-1 network equipment manufacturers – VIAVI has the most comprehensive O-RAN test platform on the market, with CUSM-plane parameters used by more vendors than any other solution. The company is also active in specifications development, as the editor of interoperability test specifications in the open fronthaul (WG4) and open interfaces (WG5) working groups, and the co-chair of multiple working groups at the O-RAN ALLIANCE. VIAVI’s active contributions have enabled it to develop partnerships with complementary solutions from best-of-breed vendors.

Updates to the Test Suite include:

  • O-RAN Subsystem and End-to-End Testing – proving O-RU conformance, performance and interoperability to network operators; performance and interoperability validation of open fronthaul in the lab and field; validating the O-DU in a multi-vendor O-RU environment; validating F1 interface performance using an O-DU emulator; RAN Intelligent Controller and xApp mixed vendor ecosystem assurance; and end-to-end network performance, mobility and capacity test
  • Transport Network Testing – verification of 4G and 5G fronthaul transport and synchronization networks
  • Network Assurance – operational assurance, troubleshooting and optimization.

As a key example of the best-of-breed approach, VIAVI and Rohde & Schwarz are jointly demonstrating validation of open fronthaul performance with the O-RAN ALLIANCE at MWC Shanghai. This demonstration will showcase generation and delivery of typical standards based testcase IQ data to the O-RU utilizing the Lower Layer Split Option 7.2x fronthaul interface with the VIAVI TM500 O-RU Tester. Moreover, uplink and downlink fronthaul logs are captured, and RF signal generation and capture are performed using the Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generator and signal and spectrum analyzer hardware along with VSE Software for signal analysis. Testcase workflow is simplified for the end user utilizing the VIAVI O-RU Test Manager, providing a single point of test control.

“The promise of O-RAN extends beyond the many benefits of an open ecosystem to include a solid foundation for virtualized network elements, enabling increased speed and scalability to capture the burgeoning 5G market,” said Sameh Yamany, Chief Technology Officer, VIAVI. “Yet the complexity of multi-vendor O-RAN architecture presents significant challenges for successful network development, deployment and operation, requiring thorough validation, integration and troubleshooting with a complete set of advanced test solutions.”

VIAVI will be demonstrating the Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications at MWC Shanghai, at VIAVI booth #N1B137, and as part of O-RAN ALLIANCE events. MWC Shanghai will be taking place February 23-25, 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The 2021 edition of the VIAVI Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications can be requested here.