The phrase “Start your engines” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) now extends to their automated, driverless security robot, the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, Platinum Award Winner for Best Investigation/Surveillance/Detection Product.
Named the “Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway”, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV provides an added layer of safety and security protection for what is known as the “highest capacity sports venue in the world”.
“Technological innovation is in our DNA”, says IMS President, J. Douglas Boles.
“Dating back to the very first Indy 500 where the rearview mirror was pioneered, IMS values, invests, and nurtures high-tech advancements in all aspects of our operations.”
“Evolving our security force to include automated, robotic integration enables us to better safeguard patrons, drivers, and staff.”
“Sharp Electronics’ outdoor security robot is ideally suited to help safeguard the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s expansive, fenced property”, states Cliff Quiroga, Vice President for Sharp Robotics Business Development.
“The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a multi-terrain, mobile sensor, data-gathering robot that can capture video, audio, and environmental information, while providing a visible deterrent without the aid of a human driver.”
“It utilizes a navigation surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force, while keeping manpower safely protected from direct threats.”
“The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV can also act as a sentry, monitoring in a stationary position, for an extra layer of protection and has a semi-autonomous mode for incident response.”
“Included are standard information gathering tools, plus optional observation and sensor equipment configurable to meet the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s changing safety needs.”
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909.
Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the 2017 season IMS hosted the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Sharp Electronics: Two-Time ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner
American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.
Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
- Leaders in Private Security
Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.
The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV was awarded a platinum honor during the presentation for “Best Investigation/Surveillance/Detection Product.”
(Hear from Cliff Quiroga, VP of Robotics Business Development at Sharp Electronics to Learn More)
Additionally, as a company, Sharp Electronics was named a platinum winner for “Leadership & Innovation in Homeland Security.”
“Sharp is grateful for American Security Today’s consideration of our outdoor, fully-autonomous robot for Homeland Security,” commented Cliff Quiroga.
“Sharp invested strongly in ‘voice of customer’ feedback from first responders and that feedback helped shape the features of our Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV.”
“We are honored to offer them a product they can rely on as they serve to protect all of us.”
“Sharp has been designing and manufacturing robotic technology on a global level for over a decade and it’s a privilege to be recognized for our leadership and innovation as it applies to the US security industry.”
The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV, multi-terrain, mobile sensor, intelligence-gathering robot can capture video, audio and environmental data, while providing a visible deterrent –proactively and without the aid of a human driver.
Current world circumstances have put forward a rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat today’s ever changing security challenges.
Together, experts from the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security – are responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.
Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV utilizes a navigation surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force.
It can also act as a sentry for an extra layer of protection and has a semi-autonomous mode for incident response.
Included are standard information gathering tools, plus optional observation and sensor equipment configurable to meet a customer’s changing safety needs.
“American Security Today is delighted Sharp Electronics was named a platinum winner for “Leadership & Innovation in Homeland Security,” said Tammy Waitt, Managing Director at American Security Today.
“Sharp’s heritage of best-in-class engineering, high-quality manufacturing and efficient design is evident within the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), and most deserving of the honor of 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Platinum Award Winner for “Best Investigation/Surveillance/Detection Product.”
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.