Rajant Named Technology Sponsor in Sharp Electronics Robolliance Program

Forum Advances Autonomous Robotics for Security, Surveillance Apps

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rajant, the pioneer of innovative mobile mesh technology for private wireless networks, announced today its role in the Robolliance program, an initiative tasked with educating the security industry marketplace about ground-breaking security robotics products.

Rajant makes mobile, scalable and highly reliable kinetic wireless mesh network technology, which provides an always connected communications network so critical applications can be accessed in real time.

"We are excited to have Rajant as one of the founding technology sponsors of the Robolliance," said Cliff Quiroga, Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Sharp Robotics Business (SRBD). "As part of our own work in robotic automation, we have identified wireless communications as a crucial success factor for any deployment of mobile platforms, and Rajant is a leader in this field."

Worldwide spending on robotics is expected to reach $67-billion by 2025, more than double the current market, according to the Boston Consulting Group.

"We are proud to have been selected for Sharp's Robolliance initiative and to contribute our expertise toward the creation, delivery and support of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)," said Bob Schena, Chairman and CEO of Rajant. "The Robolliance program also will afford us numerous opportunities to connect our industry-leading Kinetic Mesh™ networks and InstaMesh® technology with other sectors and customers seeking autonomous, robotics and security solutions worldwide."

Autonomous and robotic applications allow vehicles or equipment to operate independently without anyone behind the wheel, using sensors, software, computers and other technology to give the machines a limited understanding of their environments. This data then is used by control algorithms to determine the next action the machines need to take for given tasks.

To maximize performance, the network infrastructure supporting this data has to deliver low-latency, high-throughput and continuous-communication capabilities. Operations leaders across multiple industries - including oil & gas, mining and municipalities - have implemented Rajant kinetic mesh wireless networks to facilitate autonomous applications because they help ensure all three requirements.

Rajant wireless nodes create a private wireless mesh network when deployed with other nodes. The more nodes added to the network, the more paths for communication are established, a differentiating factor relative to other networking technologies.

The nodes use multiple radios to perform multiple functions concurrently. Each node is independent with full routing capabilities and communicates in full duplex. That means each node can send and receive data simultaneously, and enable multiple-hop routing effectively and efficiently.

To learn more about the Robolliance program, please visit the web site.

About Rajant Corporation

Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by the patented Kinetic Mesh™ network, BreadCrumb® network nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, critical business intelligence. Rajant BreadCrumbs can seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network. With the ability to take private network applications and data everywhere, Rajant networks are used across a broad array of industries, including military, industrial, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments. For more information, visit www.rajant.com.

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