Cambridge Filmworks showcases a world first in radio design


18-02-2016

Cambridge Filmworks has teamed up with leading product technologists Cambridge Consultants to showcase a world first in radio design, transforming warehouse automation for Ocado.

 

A world first in radio design has been created by product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants, working in conjunction with Ocado. The new wireless control system is transforming the warehouse automation solution used by the online grocery retailer. The technology enables Ocado to control and co-ordinate the movements of hundreds of thousands of crates containing millions of grocery items, in real time and in parallel. It means that Ocado’s innovative next-generation warehouse is home to the most densely packed mobile network in the world.

The new wireless control system provides Ocado with a guaranteed connection 10 times a second to each of 1,000 machines per access point – all working within a 50-metre radius. As it works in licence-free spectrum, it can be deployed quickly anywhere in the world. As well as logistics, the system could potentially be used to control fleets of semi-autonomous vehicles at sites such as factories, construction sites and airfields.

View the film about this groundbreaking technology

To learn more about the project please go to: http://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/media/press-releases/world-first-radio-design

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