Why Do People Think Smart Industrial Parks are a Good Idea

Smart Industrial Park


With the rapid development of state-of-the-art information technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and 5G, also the in-depth application of new infrastructure, the construction of “smart industrial park” has become a new trend in industrial development globally, and the new focus to urban planning and social development.


As the foundation of the digital world’s construction, the smart industrial park is a new concept and a new model for the development of the digital economy at present. 


What is a Smart Industrial Park

The smart industrial park is a deep integration of contemporary information technologies such as cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 5G, and digital twins with industries. 


And it integrates manufacturing resources and third-party service capabilities to achieve circle-level resource sharing, industry linkage development, real-time perception of the environment, maximum visibility of events, automatic adaptation of production, full-time utilization of equipment, and community value association. 


In a word, the smart industrial park intends to push forward the extension of the industrial value chain, and enhance its intelligent management and social integration capabilities.


Based on diverse information technologies, smart industrial parks can stretch to application scenarios such as smart buildings, smart communities, smart factories, and smart transportation. 


Furthermore, it will help form a brain that functions in the operation, monitoring, and intelligent decision-making. The brain will organically connect different carriers in the smart industrial park, for instance, production plants, office buildings, residential buildings, and public infrastructure, and then bring about the integrated development of production, life, and ecology.


Specific Information Technologies

Internet of Things

  • Applicable in the whole process of smart industrial park construction. 
  • It is for real-time acquisition and transmission of data such as resource usage and equipment operation.



  • Applicable in planning, implementation, and operation management of smart industrial parks.
  • It is to provide high-precision spatial data such as topography and geomorphology.



  • Applicable in planning, implementation, and operation management of smart industrial parks.
  • It is for data’s two-dimensional visualization, three-dimensional visualization display, positioning, and analysis.

Big Data

  • Applicable in the whole process of smart park construction.
  • It is for basic data management such as various data acquisition, conversion, processing, and storage in the smart industrial park.


Artificial Intelligence

  • It is in application scenarios such as intelligent security and digital production based on deep learning algorithms.


Cloud Computing

  • Applicable in the whole process of smart industrial park construction.
  • As the IT infrastructure, it provides computing and storage resources for all aspects of the smart industrial parks’s construction and operation.


The significant effect of the cloud platform and the centralized sharing of data will promote the digital transformation of the management and operation of the smart industrial park.



  • Applicable in the whole process of smart industrial park construction.
  • It is to improve the quality of data transmission with faster transit speed and lower network delay.


Utilize 5G high-bandwidth network for innovative applications to provide customers with comprehensive solutions such as thorough security cameras, AR-assisted decision-making, robot services, etc., for all-around intelligent management accomplishment. 



  • Applicable in the stages of construction and operation management of smart industrial parks.
  • Its traceability and non-tampering characteristics are to help the transparency of public information.


Disadvantages of Traditional Industrial Parks


Inefficient management and operation: highly dependent on personnel;

Incompetent operation service collaboration: ineffective personnel management, data recording, and overall operations.



Isolated management and operation internal/across: affected by the differences in the development goals and operating carriers.



Non-intelligent infrastructure construction: unable to form a fully digital and intelligent equipment layout.

Non-intelligent system management and operation: insufficient infrastructure construction and absent equipment for the smart industrial park.


Associated Parties

1. For the asset holders and operators of the smart industrial park, efficient and intelligent management, precise investment promotion tools, and energy-saving platform facilities are required.


2. For the resident enterprises in the smart industrial park, their points are mainly reflected in the cost reduction and production efficiency increase in digital empowerment.


3. From the perspective of individuals who work and live in the smart industrial parks, a good office environment and comprehensive living facilities are the primary requirements.


Challenges to Smart Industrial Parks

Overall Construction Overall Planning
  • Lack of systematic and forward-looking planning of traditional industrial parks;
  • Lack of overall design hinders further smooth evolution. 


Intelligent Transformation of Infrastructure
  • Disconnection of the wired and wireless deployment, aging of traditional infrastructure;
  • The existence of various information systems leads to data isolation.


Visual Supervision of Safe Production
  • Targeted, precise, and visualized supervision is required for high energy consumption and high-risk industries;
  • Safety regulations are mainly managed manually, lacking active response and preventive measures.


Energy-saving and Sustainable Operation
  • Ensure the ecological environment of the smart industrial park while industrial upgrading and transformation;
  • Perceive and prevent pollution in advance, taking sustainable development as the core.


People-oriented User Experience
  • Lack of focus on user experience, more regulation over service;
  • Enhance the user experience by employing intelligent linkage and visual interface.


Future Prospects

Intelligentization of Equipment

Utilize 5G, loT, big data, cloud computing, and other advanced technologies and up-to-date equipment to optimize the infrastructure of the smart industrial park and facilitate its intelligent management.


Digitalization of Operations

Considering the operators as the core center, connect the government, enterprises, and the public through platforms and applications to achieve digital operations of the smart industrial park.


Ecologicalization of Industry

Lead to a complete industrial chain and improve the service chain through the construction of industrial ecology and the accumulation of big data, magnifying the value of the smart industrial park. 


Participating Enterprises

Infrastructure Integrator

Refer to enterprises that enter the smart industrial park market as infrastructure integrators, including hardware equipment vendors, broad-scale communication technology providers, and large-scale communication operators.


Operation Management Service Provider

Refer to information application software companies focusing on the smart industrial park business, providing digital solutions and operational services.



Refer to the manufacturers who follow the concept of ‘smart industrial park’ such as smart travel manufacturers, smart access control system manufacturers, etc.


Coming Development

Accelerate the deployment of 5G base stations:

Speed up the in-depth coverage and radiation of 5G base stations. Also, provide high-speed but low-latency data transmission and high-security network connections for IoT devices in the smart industrial park.


Via the 5G private network technology and AI capabilities on the edge side and the cloud, it will provide a more stable network guarantee and comprehensive solutions for smart industrial park management and production upgrades, thereby boosting the continuous operation innovation of smart industrial parks.


Implement the construction of the data center:

Digitalization integrates information collection, high-speed information transmission, high-centralized computing, and intelligent transaction processing capabilities. It aims to achieve massive data fusion, storage, mining, and analysis in the construction of the smart industrial park. Then constantly reconstruct the new development pattern of operation informatization, digital intelligence, service platform, and user mobility.  


Stimulate the development of the Internet of Things:

As a part of the emerging infrastructure, it is imperative to promote the application deployments of the Internet of Things in the smart industrial park and build an Internet of Things infrastructure that provides digital services such as information perception, transmission, and processing. 


Furthermore, carry through the ubiquitous connection of the smart industrial park, break the isolation of operating information, and effectively improve production safety, asset management, and operation efficiency, growing to be a crucial part of the smart industrial park’s IoT layout.


Quicken the deployment of the industrial Internet, empower the digital transformation of enterprises through the industrial Internet platform, obtain and manage real-time production and operation data, and better support the development of industrial clusters.


Achieve the integrated development of cloud services:

Cloud computing is also the base of digital infrastructure. The cloud service depends on cloud computing, in line with the digital transformation and development needs of enterprises during the digital economy era. Enterprises in the smart industrial park rely on the cloud service platform to complete the transformation and upgrading of ecological cloud services.



Cindy Chan, Wireless Communication Marketing, ThinkWill
ThinkWill is the provider of wireless communication modules, IoT router modules, IoT mobile broadband devices, and IoT comprehensive solutions that enable wireless connections of any scale.


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