Rajant's Kinetic Mesh Wireless Network Technology Selected as Communications Platform for Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV)

Rajant and Sharp to Exhibit at ISC West 2017s Unmanned Security Expo

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rajant announced today that Sharp Electronics Corporation ("SEC") will use its Kinetic Mesh™ technology as the wireless communications infrastructure for the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle ("A-UGV").


The mobility, reliability and scalability of Rajants network were key reasons for the companys 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.

"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," said Cliff Quiroga, Vice President of Sharp Robotics Business Development. "Capturing video, audio and environmental data, and communicating that information to a command & control center, requires an advanced network. Rajants 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. The Intellos has an optional feature that can detect toxicity levels, capture images and sounds, and uses LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to measure variable distances.

"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," said Bob Schena, Chairman and CEO of Rajant. "Sharp made a commitment to bringing a best-in-class robot to market, and Rajant is proud of its contribution toward reaching that goal."

Rajant is the only wireless communications sponsor of the Robolliance program of which SEC is the founding sponsor. Robolliance educates the security industry about ground-breaking autonomous robotic products. Both companies will be exhibiting April 5-7 at ISC West, the largest physical security industry event in the United States. Rajant will be adjacent to SECs Booth No. 3137 in its own Booth No. 4134. Also, adjacent will be Robolliance Booths (3135 and 4136), where ISC West attendees can meet experts and other sponsors to learn more about robotics for security.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japans Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.

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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