ReadySight robot navigates rocks, rugs and all sorts of indoor and outdoor terrain.
Time takes time. I’ve heard that saying often, but have a new appreciation for it in recent weeks. I co-founded Company Six due to its important mission - keeping people with dangerous jobs and those they serve, safe. I, as much as anyone, want to get our rugged, low-cost robot out to our customers as soon as possible, to have their backs and to provide the situational awareness they need today.
Respect is one of the CO6 core values, and it takes many forms. Making a small and capable robot like ReadySight is very difficult - it requires optimizing for mobility, size, temperature and moisture, battery life, and a secure backend video platform. Our team is up to the challenge, but out of respect for first responders and others with dangerous jobs, we simply will not put a robot into their hands unless it meets our high criteria for reliability and performance.
We also respect the urgency facing those who are eagerly waiting for the services the ReadySight robot provides. We are thrilled to announce that our Special Insights Team (SIT) partners will begin beta testing the ReadySight robots in the coming weeks. For first responders, every day counts, every day brings a chance for circumstances where situational awareness could make a meaningful difference. We respect the urgent need that each and every one of our customers face, and want to meet that demand.
As my team and I face difficult decisions, we focus on the fundamentals, on our core values, and on how best to respect and honor our mission while maintaining the level of trust our customers bestow upon us. We take the time to earn our stakeholders’ respect and to deliver a product and program worthy of it. Thank you for your patience as each day the ReadySight robot takes one step closer to serving you, ensuring safety and awareness when you and your community need it most.
BOULDER, Colo. (Nov 24, 2020) -- Company Six is unveiling its rugged ReadySight robot and cellular service that gives first responders and professionals with dangerous or difficult jobs an extra set of eyes.
ReadySight is a rugged one pound, throwable, mobile video robot with unlimited range. It streams video over dedicated first responder and commercial LTE networks. Controlled by the user’s smartphone, ReadySight can stream to unlimited web viewers, so whether they are across town in a command center or across the globe everyone is getting the information they need to make decisions in real-time.
Everyday video streaming usage plans will start at $99/month and first responder plans are$149/month and include unlimited streaming over priority networks and a free replacement robot if ReadySight is lost in the line of duty.
“Making a small, portable, video enabled robot has really been a goal of our founding team since 2012 while we were at Sphero - but the networks and core technology simply were not ready,” said Jim Booth CEO of Company Six. “Having used robots in the field while in the Army, they can be large, expensive and difficult to operate. What we’ve built is unlike any tool out there at a fraction of the price - truly to the point that they can be expendable if necessary. We want to put our robots in the hands of the many - not the few. We want our users to have all the information that is possible before they put themselves or others in harm’s way.”
The technology integrated into the ReadySight robot will allow for day and zero light usage, autonomous and semi-autonomous operations, two way audio communication and unlimited range and usage over nationwide LTE networks.
"A tool like ReadySight is what we've been wanting for years. A low cost, expendable, throwable video robot, that runs over the cellular LTE network. In many critical situations our police and fire first responders incur the risk of 'going in blind' to an uncertain situation. ReadySight is a game changer for these situations where more information is needed quickly," said John Abbey, retired Chief of Police from Silicon Valley and public safety innovator.
ReadySight has an endless number of use cases from accident investigation, exploring tight or unknown spaces before someone enters, even acting as a sentry to keep eyes on a critical area such as a crime scene.
First customer shipments are expected in Q3 2021.
Want to know more? Visit www.co6.com to get on our early access list and receive updates.
ABOUT COMPANY SIX:
Company Six (CO6) is a venture-backed robotics and cloud technologies company headquartered in Boulder, CO dedicated to advancing the awareness and protection of those who put themselves into harm’s way. By combining advanced robotic platforms and a highly secure cloud-based technology suite their products will fundamentally transform the way first responders and those with dangerous or difficult jobs operate. CO6’s products are based on nearly a decade of technology development, and are designed to deliver a lightweight yet highly advanced robotic solution that provides critical awareness to those who need it most.