Press Release: Mine Rollers – HRI Awarded Contract for Afghan Army CHARLESTON, S.C., June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Critical Solutions International (CSI), in partnership with Humanistic Robotics Inc. (HRI), announced today the award of a contract to supply the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 464 mine rollers and associated operation and maintenance training. The contract will be managed through U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Non-Standard Equipment Office. These systems will bolster the ANA’s mine and IED clearance capability and enhance freedom of maneuver across the battlefield. CSI partnered with HRI in 2014 in order to complement its existing suite of counter IED technologies, and offer U.S. and international customers a total route clearance package. The HRI roller is part of a suite of counter IED technologies provided by CSI. This includes the purpose-built Husky route clearance vehicle, which is the #1 route clearance vehicle in the world. “Leading in accuracy, effectiveness and safety, the HRI roller is the most user-friendly and sustainable system on the market. It has been proven in the field for commercial and peace-keeping missions in Africa and the Middle East,” says CSI CEO, Patrick Callahan. “The standoff defeat capability provided by these rollers will enable our Afghan partners to make their roads safer for both the troops and civilians who travel them.” “HRI has been about building technology to make a safer world from day one,” said Samuel Reeves, HRI’s co-founder and CEO. “The HRI- CSI partnership reflects the growing need for a multi-faceted, multi-technology approach for defeating landmines and IEDs. It allows us to combine our individual company capabilities to increase survivability and save lives. Partnering with CSI, which for many years has been at the center of efforts to defeat the threat from IEDs with its Husky vehicle, is a perfect match for HRI.” About CSI and HRI CSI is a leader in the development, systems integration, and support of blast-protected vehicles and counter IED payloads. The centerpiece of CSI’s capabilities is the Husky, which, in addition to the U.S. military, is fielded by militaries around the world including Australia, Canada, Kenya, Iraq, Spain, South Africa and Turkey. HRI is a leader in rugged, low cost, low maintenance counter-mine roller systems for commercial, peacekeeping, and military applications. The ROUTE CLEARANCE ROLLER (RCR) is purpose-built to provide maximum capability with minimum sustainment for customers operating in high threat areas with limited logistical footprints.
Greetings from Humanistic Robotics, (HRI) a company focused on making the world safer with technology. As you may know, our robotics division focuses on safe wireless machine control for mobile off-highway equipment, robots, and industrial equipment, and we’re reaching out to tell you about an exciting new product – our CAN-Sync Wireless CAN Bridge. We have been shipping this product for a few months now with great results, and we’re excited to formally announce its public launch. The CAN-Sync Wireless CAN Bridge allows the user to transmit CAN data wirelessly over a transparent point-to-point bridge, without modifying the data. Read more about it on the CAN-Sync Wireless Can Bus Bridge product page You might want to do this if you have two machines in different locations that need to communicate with each other to do their task, or if wired connections are frequently damaged or just too expensive or impractical. It’s also easier to move and reconfigure machines if they’re communicating over wireless, which saves time and money. The CAN-Sync supports any CAN bus standard, such as J1939 or CAN Open, and is capable of achieving several miles of range in the right conditions. It also has dual Emergency Stop inputs and outputs, meaning fixed E-Stops can be wired into the system, and dual E-Stop outputs can be enabled on either end of the bridge. As with all HRI wireless machine control products, the CAN-Sync includes our SafetySense® communication protocol, which is designed to ensure that critical control messages – like emergency stop signals – always find their intended recipient. SafetySense® combines frequency hopping radio technology with our proprietary wireless protocol to achieve a highly reliable wireless signal. This product complements HRI’s existing family of wireless control products such as our Safe Remote Control System (SRCS) and our Wireless Emergency Stop, both of which offer awesome ergonomics and industry-leading safety. The SRCS got great writeups in Equipment World and Gizmodo. In addition to these stock products, HRI can also support co-design wireless programs, whether it’s embedded control electronics, wireless communication links, emergency stopping architectures, custom handheld controllers, or some combination of the above to assist a customer-led design effort. Please let us know if you’d like more information, and we hope this finds you well. Connect with us on