June 6, 2022

InOrbitConnect400x275InOrbit, which develops software to help companies manage their robot operations (RobOps), has launched the InOrbit Connect certification program, which aims to make it easier for companies to connect robots to the cloud. Through the system, companies deploying robots can add one or hundreds of robots on their InOrbit account with one click.

Companies looking to buy robots can also access a free, comprehensive robot directory, including those with InOrbit Connect-certified robots, the company said.

“Robots are the ultimate data-driven machines, yet it’s still hard for people to get the right insights from their robots at the right time,” said Florian Pestoni, CEO and co-founder of InOrbit. “With InOrbit Connect and the robot directory, we’re able to reduce the friction for end users, who just want their robots to do their job, and robot developers can now focus on addressing the specific needs their robots were designed for. They can each get the data they need, whether it’s to drive operations, detect and resolve incidents, or make their product better.”

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The certification program aims to help connect robot developers and end users, InOrbit said. It removes barriers to getting real-time robot operations data across vendors, with the ability for developers to gather data from all their robots in the field in order to drive continuous improvement. By connecting robots to the cloud through a single click, end users can access critical operational data in one place, regardless of vendor. The company compared InOrbit Connect to “as easy as watching Neftlix on a Smart TV.”

“Through our work with InOrbit, we are getting critical operational data on our smart autonomous mobile robot, KIRA B 50,” said Marco Cardinale, vice president of floor care solutions and Robotics at Karcher, a maker of floor-cleaning equipment. “With InOrbit Connect, our customers get the benefits of RobOps with minimum effort, gaining access to real-time, actionable insights that match their needs. As autonomous cleaning robots from Karcher are deployed in environments such as warehouses and airports with other types of robots, InOrbit can provide an integrated view for maximum efficiency.”

“We are thrilled to be part of InOrbit Connect and to be listed in the robot directory,” said Lucas Jagodnik, CEO of Apelie Robotics. “As a startup in Argentina working on robotics solutions for specific local needs, we face many unique challenges. InOrbit Connect lets us offer our customers a complete solution for robot operations that’s on part with or above what the largest robotics companies provide.”

In addition to its new offerings, InOrbit offers free and paid editions of its cloud-based RobOps platform, making it accessible to everyone, from early-stage startups to large enterprises. The InOrbit platform provides “a single pane of glass” for operating diverse and growing fleets, while keeping each part of the ecosystem focused on what it does best, the company said.

For more information on the new certification program, visit the InOrbit website here.