Henderson, Nevada, November 2, 2021 — Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., (OTCPK:AITX), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices Inc. (RAD) has received an initial order from a top 10 U.S. electric utility company for one Autonomous Verified Access (AVA) and one Responsive Operating Security Agent (ROSA) security device. Due to non-disclosure agreements in place, the identity of this client cannot be released.
RAD has confirmed that the client owns one of the nation’s largest electricity transmission systems, more than 25,000 miles, delivering electricity to more than five million customers across more than 10 states.
“This is a huge win for RAD, and by association, the nation’s power grid,” said Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD. “The nation’s power grid remains one of the most vulnerable components of our infrastructure. Billions of dollars are being allocated to cybersecurity within this industry, but the grid’s physical security has been neglected. This opening deployment is the beginning of the industry’s inevitable efforts to change that. This sector holds enormous potential for RAD,” Reinharz added.
According to a recent study by Homeland Security Today, the most vulnerable aspect of the U.S. power grid is the high-voltage transformers that allow efficient transmission from power plants to distribution substations. In 2013, an attack was carried out on Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose, California. The attack, in which gunmen fired on 17 transformers, caused $15 million in damage, and caused a dramatic shake up of security standards and regulations, the effects of which are still being felt today.
“This new RAD deployment will see AVA controlling vehicle entry to the client’s secure power facilities, and ROSA mounted on posts surveilling the vicinity for any suspicious activities,” Reinharz continued. Until now, security at power substations utilized chain-link fences, padlocks, or the occasional call box. “Everything is about to change, security across the country is transforming due to recent developments in AI and robotics. Plus, today’s tight labor market is forcing corporate end-users to seek alternatives to the cost and complexity of placing personnel in environments that are better suited for smart robotic solutions,” Reinharz concluded.
The company noted that this initial deployment is expected to occur in late November.
Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) is a high-tech start-up that delivers robotics and artificial intelligence-based solutions that empower organizations to gain new insight, solve complex security challenges, and fuel new business ideas at reduced costs. RAD developed its advanced security robot technology from the ground up including circuit board design, and base code development. This allows RAD to have complete control over all design elements, performance, quality and the user’s experience of all security robots whether SCOT™, ROSA180™, Wally™, Wally HSO™, AVA™, ROAMEO™, and award-winning software tools including RAD Light My Way and the RAD Device Placement System. Read about how RAD is reinventing the security services industry by downloading the Autonomous Remote Services Industry Manifesto.Follow Steve Reinharz on Twitter @SteveReinharz for AITX updates. Follow @SteveReinharz
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About Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX):
AITX is an innovator in the delivery of artificial intelligence-based solutions that empower organizations to gain new insight, solve complex challenges and fuel new business ideas. Through its next-generation robotic product offerings, AITX’s RAD, RAD-M and RAD-G companies help organizations streamline operations, increase ROI, and strengthen business. AITX technology improves the simplicity and economics of patrolling and guard services and allows experienced personnel to focus on more strategic tasks. Customers augment the capabilities of existing staffs and gain higher levels of situational awareness, all at drastically reduced cost. AITX solutions are well suited for use in multiple industries such as enterprises, government, transportation, critical infrastructure, education, and healthcare. To learn more, visit www.aitx.ai, www.radsecurity.com and www.radlightmyway.com, or follow Steve Reinharz on Twitter @SteveReinharz.