The EchoRing™ Evaluation Kit was designed for you to test the EchoRing™ technology under the real-world conditions of your factory floor. Replacing existing Ethernet-based communication links with the EchoRing™ system is as easy as plugging the RJ45 equipped network cable into the matching outlets of the EchoRing™ Test Nodes. Moreover, you can try different settings and find the best suited configuration for your environment by using the web-based configuration and measurement tool that is included.
The EchoRing™ Evaluation Kit runs on the radio chip WiLinkTM 8 WL18MODGI, manufactured by Texas Instruments.
EchoRing™ (by R3 Communications GmbH) is a ground-breaking wireless software technology for applications that require time-critical performance and high-robustness at the same time. Based on extensive research and introduction of massive cooperation, EchoRing™ enables deterministic and real-time wireless communications (down to 1ms) with a cable-like performance. Applied on standard hardware, EchoRing™ is cost-effective and highly flexible.
EchoRing™ focuses in unwiring automation, including use cases in Robotics (mobile robot cooperation, sensor integration, flexible tools), Agriculture (platooning, extended sensors, seamless connectivity), Human-to-Machine Interfaces (emergency stop buttons, enabling switches, augmented reality) and Automated Guided Vehicles (ad-hoc networking, platooning, blackbone access).
EchoRing™’s dynamic cooperation schemes safeguard the guaranteed performance levels and at the same time that its seamless roaming approach fulfils the coverage requirements demanded by today’s industrial players. Furthermore, its adaptive coexistence with other wireless networks, its additional encryption and authentication features to prevent attacks, and its flexible topology makes EchoRing™ the perfect fit for application-critical cables replacement.
Last but not least, EchoRing™ can be implemented as a firmware or as a driver solution, increasing the integration possibilities with existing setups designed for applications that require time-critical performance and high-robustness at the same time.