AITX and RAD introduce solar-powered security solution


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Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Robotic Assistance Devices, Inc. (RAD) has introduced RIO, a portable, solar-powered security solution. RIO is the Company’s first product announced for a wider market sector, positioning RAD solutions outside of the traditional manned-guarding security industry.

RIO (ROSA Independent Observatory) continues the productization of RAD’s best-selling, multiple award-winning security robot known as ROSA. RIO consists of a single ROSA 3.1 unit mounted atop a solar-powered portable trailer, with the option of adding a second ROSA unit.

The Company has been conducting a pre-order program for RIO through its dealer channel and to select end-users. This pre-order program will run through mid-September and RAD expects to report pre-order activity in the coming weeks.

“RIO is possibly our most exciting product announcement to date,” said Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD. “Over the years and at the cost of millions of dollars in R&D and engineering, RAD has developed a wealth of proprietary technology. That RAD technology is now being directed into new markets, which have been settling for legacy solutions from a multitude of suppliers, who’ve pieced together commodity components, delivering poor performance and even weaker returns on investment. RIO is poised to be a game-changer at big-box retailers, construction sites, hospital campuses, entertainment venues and so many more vertical markets,” Reinharz added.

RIO has been designed with portability and round-the-clock performance in mind. At its base stands a ruggedized portable trailer positioning the unit’s two solar panels and housing the device’s high-performance batteries and control systems. RIO’s retractable mast extends nearly 20’ where a single ROSA is mounted providing an ideally positioned 180° field of view. To achieve a 360° field of view, a ROSA-Expander unit is also available.

“The RAD dealer channel is excited about RIO,” said Mark Folmer, President at RAD. “RIO gives RAD dealers a lower-cost, higher-margin, higher-volume solution to offer their clients. We privately introduced RIO to our network of dealers and have received overwhelming interest, plus we’re actively booking pre-orders. We expect the security industry’s response to be even greater when we officially present RIO at GSX in two weeks.” RAD will be exhibiting in booth #1650 at GSX in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 12-14.

“If RIO captures just a modest market share of the existing and large solar-powered security trailer business, it could swiftly propel RAD’s recurring monthly revenue numbers to yet another new orbit. RIO is the solution that can get us there,” Reinharz concluded.

For more information on RIO contact RAD at 877-787-6268 or visit:

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