Sharp Electronics' Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV receives two industries awards



During ASIS 2017, Sharp Electronics' Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) was named “New Product of the Year for Outdoor Perimeter Protection” by Security Today magazine, and the A-UGV also received the “Security Solutions Award for Security Monitoring” by Security Sales & Integration.

These industry honors come a year after the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV officially launched during ASIS International 2016.

“It is one thing for a manufacturer to claim it can satisfy security and safety needs,” says Mike Kobelin, National Sales Director for the Sharp Robotics Business Division.

“Demonstrating proof of concept is the tipping point for accelerated adoption and that's what Sharp has been able to do.”

In August, Security Today magazine announced the winners of their 2017 “New Product of the Year Award,” which honors the “outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.” Each recipient received their award at ASIS 2017 in Dallas, Texas last month.

More than 100 entries were received for the contest, which is independently juried. There were 40 product award categories in which winners were honored, and those manufacturers will be highlighted in the December 2017 Security Today issue.

The Security Sales & Integration’s (SSI) “Security Solutions Awards” program recognizes manufacturers “whose products have been field-tested and successfully deployed to solve real customer challenges.”

Sharp Electronics was one of eight winners in seven application areas, as the A-UGV met various needs for a global pharmaceutical company, including “adding another tier of protection to their onion-layer model of intrusion detection; extending air quality monitoring to the exterior;” and providing additional support for security officers.

Case study details about Sharp's outdoor A-UGV will be featured in SSI's annual December 2017 Technology Issue.