TECHNOLOGY

Rajant tech for Sharp Intellos A-UGV

Sharp Electronics Corp (SEC) will use Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh technology as the wireless communications infrastructure for the Sharp Intellos automated unmanned ground vehicle (A-UGV)

Staff reporter
The Sharp Intellos automated unmanned ground vehicle (A-UGV)

The Sharp Intellos automated unmanned ground vehicle (A-UGV)

The mobility, reliability and scalability of Rajant’s network were stated as key reasons for the company’s selection. Its BreadCrumb radios, InstaMesh networking software, military-grade security and cryptography support the autonomous applications and network infrastructures of some of the largest companies in the world.

Cliff Quiroga, vice president of Sharp Robotics business development, said: “The Sharp Intellos A-UGV outdoor security robot is a strategic investment for companies that desire a visible deterrent to potential intruders as well as an A-UGV capable of managing repetitive tasks in dangerous environments. Capturing video, audio and environmental data, and communicating that information to a command and control centre, requires an advanced network. Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh wireless technology gives Intellos a best-in-class mission critical network infrastructure.”

As a mobile platform capable of traversing various terrains, the Sharp Intellos A-UGV provides outdoor surveillance, security, safety and maintenance inspection patrols. It is capable of managing repetitive tasks in dangerous industrial environments, like oil & gas, mining and manufacturing. It can detect toxicity levels, capture sounds and images, and measure distances – and report that data back to a command centre in real-time for improved decision-making.

Bob Schena, chairman and CEO of Rajant, commented: “The Sharp Intellos A-UGV extends the impact of traditional security forces, so it stands to reason that it would require a network infrastructure capable of supporting continuous connectivity and real-time communications of sensor and monitoring data. Sharp made a commitment to bringing a best-in-class robot to market, and Rajant is proud of its contribution toward reaching that goal.”

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