Cambridge Consultants and Ocado transform warehouse automation

Duration: 2:45

Cambridge Filmworks have teamed up with lead technologists Cambridge Consultants to showcase a world first in radio design, transforming warehouse automation.

A world first in radio design has been created by product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants, working in conjunction with Ocado. The new wireless control system is transforming the warehouse automation solution used by the online grocery retailer. The technology enables Ocado to control and co-ordinate the movements of hundreds of thousands of crates containing millions of grocery items, in real time and in parallel. It means that Ocado’s innovative next-generation warehouse is home to the most densely packed mobile network in the world.

The new wireless control system provides Ocado with a guaranteed connection 10 times a second to each of 1,000 machines per access point – all working within a 50-metre radius. As it works in licence-free spectrum, it can be deployed quickly anywhere in the world. As well as logistics, the system could potentially be used to control fleets of semi-autonomous vehicles at sites such as factories, construction sites and airfields.

To see this groundbreaking technology in action please view the film and to learn more about the project please visit:
http://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/media/press-releases/world-first-radio-design