BACKGROUND A new San Francisco-based startup develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into fully autonomous robots. Their guidance systems are deployed today across the $1 trillion earthmoving industry. This guidance system combines sensors such as GPS, cameras, and Lidars with advanced software. These robots are being used to build critical infrastructures such as wind farms, gas pipelines, and new housing developments making construction safer, faster, and more affordable!
THE CHALLENGE This unique application had a few obstacles to overcome. Autonomous earthmovers have shock, vibration, and temperature issues to consider as well as 24VDC operating power requirements to meet. The customer required an industrial switch with eight Gig PoE+ ports and two 10G fiber uplinks. This switch had to be able to support multiple, simultaneously streaming, GigE Vision cameras and various ancillary devices reliably with no latency issues.
SOLUTION Antaira's LNP-1002G-10G-SFP-24 industrial 10G PoE switch is perfectly suited for these autonomous robots. This unit allows eight Gig PoE+ ports to support all ancillary and streaming vision devices for their guidance system. Two 10G fiber uplinks and 56Gbps Back-Plane ensure no latency issues. A 24VDC power input allows this unit to integrate seamlessly into their existing 24V system.