634AI selects RTI Connext for its MAESTRO AMR navigation and fleet management

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RTI Connext DDS enables 634AI MAESTRO to easily track autonomous systems moving throughout a facility. | Image credit: 634AI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announces that 634AI has selected RTI Connext DDS for real-time connectivity between its MAESTRO system and its Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) platforms. The Connext databus enables applications to work together as an integrated unit, while delivering real-time connectivity between systems. The result is a central control tower that can streamline the management and control of AMR tasks on an industrial floor.

As companies deploy systems from different vendors, those systems will run with disparate or proprietary operating systems, navigation systems and fleet management systems. Interoperability becomes a huge challenge. The 634AI MAESTRO unifies the control and management of AMRs into a single centralized AI-based system.

“The motivation for creating our MAESTRO system was helping our customers transform the way they fulfill everyday indoor tasks,” said Onn Fenig, CEO at 634AI. “RTI Connext DDS helped us create a central control tower that can streamline the management and control of any mobile task on an industrial floor. MAESTRO’s top-view visibility enables customers to achieve safer, more controlled and more effective floor operation all through a single system, and at a fraction of the price of today’s solutions.”

RTI Connext DDS software supports fast, reliable communication between the MAESTRO system and individual AMRs with near-zero latency for critical data over Wi-Fi networks. With Connext as the underlying communication framework, 634AI is able to add new messaging and devices seamlessly, with zero latency and minimal effort. Building on RTI’s proven software connectivity platform, 634AI now has a common, shared infrastructure to develop, deploy and maintain fully interoperable systems.

Some of the data-centric features of MAESTRO include:

  • Real-time overview of the entire industrial floor
  • Continuous tracking and tracing of AMRs
  • Recording of movement and inventory
  • Real-time path adjustments

“634AI is achieving groundbreaking feats by developing a solution that not only reduces vendor costs, but allows users a higher degree of productivity and innovation in a way that is truly unique in the robotics vehicle market,” said Bob Leigh, Senior Market Development Director at RTI. “At RTI, our mission is to power the next wave of autonomous systems and provide the underlying connectivity framework that supports this automation revolution. Through this effort, RTI and 634AI are tackling the biggest challenges associated with widespread AMR adoption and demonstrating the importance of future-proof connectivity software.”

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