15 Aug

Advanced Physical Security Solutions to be Delivered to the MENA Region via new Cohort Partnership

Cohort Systems Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with Septimis International Inc. (Paris, France) and ESMA Trading (Amman, Jordan).  Septimis and ESMA have extensive business contacts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  The intent of the New Partnership is to deliver Advanced Physical Security Solutions for the protection of critical assets such as: Borders, Airports, Harbors, Military Bases, Power Generation, and Economic Infrastructure.  The role of Cohort Systems Inc. will be the design and integration of physical security solutions to meet end-user requirements.  Anticipated solutions include the deployment of advanced mobile surveillance devices that include Cohort’s Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle technologies, and Common Controller Workstations.  Significant effort had already been invested (before the agreement) investigating and developing this market.  A first contract is anticipated within the next 12 months.  The market is expected to grow rapidly across the MENA region after the first installation.  A formal name for the Partnership will be disclosed in Q4 this year.

04 Aug

Summer Shutdown

Cohort Systems Inc. will have its annual summer shutdown from Aug 7th to Aug 18th inclusive.  You can still contact sales and support by phoning +1.613.739.2687 or by sending an email to info@cohortsys.com and someone will get back to you with 24 hours.

31 Jul

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Profiled in Vanguard Magazine Technology Watch

Nicole Verkindt founder of OMX (Offset Market Exchange) and the newest Dragon on CBC’s Next Gen Den, profiles Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the June-July 2017 Vanguard Magazine Technology Watch.  In this article the author describes among other entrepeneurial companies Cohort Systems’ plan for applying  Artificial Intelligence technology in Unmanned Ground Vehicles that could replace Manned Security Vehicles at Borders, Airport Perimeters, and Power Stations.  This article can be found at: http://vanguardcanada.uberflip.com/i/840295-vanguard-june-july-2017/35?m4=

15 Jun

Framework for Natural Landmark-based Robot Localization

‘Framework for Natural Landmark-based Robot Localization’ is a research paper accepted for presentation at the Ninth Conference on Computer and Robot Vision which is sponsored by the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society.  The object of the research is to present a framework for vision based robot localization using available planar landmarks in an indoor environment that is not augmented, and by using a single lens camera.   The work is a co-development between Cohort Systems Inc. and the University of Ottawa with funding from Cohort and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada.  Should you be interested in this paper then send an email to info@cohortsys.com with ‘Framework for Natural Landmark-based Robot Localization’ in the subject line, or access it through IEEE Xplore.

16 May

CANSEC 2017 – Canada’s Global Defence and Security Trade Show

Cohort will be attending CANSEC 2017 being held at the EY Centre in Ottawa May 31-June 1.   This two-day event is the largest and most important defence industry event in Canada.  CANSEC has been held annually in Ottawa since 1998 by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).   CANSEC 2017 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.   Please contact Cohort via info@cohortsys.com should you wish to have a meeting while we are at CANSEC.

15 May

Global Security Innovation Showcase

Cohort has been invited to attend the first Global Security Innovation Showcase which will take place in Ottawa at the Infinity Convention Centre on May 30 2017.  The Showcase is a Networking event organized by BTI Global Innovations Inc, https://www.btiglobalinnovation.com/.  Attending the Showcase are cutting edge innovative cyber security, advanced engineering, public safety and security technology solution providers, Government, Research and Development Organizations and Academia.  Please introduce yourself to Cohort if you are attending this event.

03 May

International Association of Public Transport Conference and Exhibition

Cohort Systems will be attending the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) conference and exhibition at the Palais de Congres in Montreal this May 13-15 to meet with suppliers in the transport and service industry.  UITP is a non-profit advocacy organization for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. The association was founded in 1885 by the Belgian King Leopold II  to support the domestic railway and steel industries.  Today, UITP supports an inclusive approach to urban mobility and advocates for public transport development and sustainable mobility.  Please contact Cohort via info@cohortsys.com should you wish to have a meeting with one or our representatives.

10 Feb

Cohort Advises Shenzhen Anzer on Next Gen Robot Implementation

Shenzhen Anzer Intelligent Engineering Co. Ltd, P.R. China (Anzer) has invited Cohort Systens to provide consulting services regarding next generation robots.  Cohort will attend meetings over two weeks at the Anzer facility in Shenzhen.  Services provided will include advising the functional and technical requirements for outdoor security robots, visiting local suppliers, and representing Anzer at meetings with prospective end users in businesses including financial and property management.

31 Jan

Cohort and ESI Robotics sign LOI

Cohort Systems Inc. and ESI Robotics (Toronto) have signed a Letter of Intent for the co-development of a general purpose ‘Autonomous Guidance System’ for Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), and Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) robots.  This agreement follows and Memorandum of Understanding that was signed between Cohort and Shenzhen Anzer Intelligent Systems (Anzer) in May 2016.  ESI is a subsidiary of Anzer which is based in Shenzhen P.R.China.  The intent of the Autonomous Guidance System is to be a general purpose plug-in subsystem that converts what is normally a remote control or tele-operated robot into an autonomous robot.  Cohort  has developed a product called the ROC Data Center or RDC that provides: Autonomous Navigation, 3D Terrain Evaluation, Environmental Perception, and Autonomous Mission Management and Execution.  These four fundamental technologies are required for an autonomous security robot.  An RDC is a proprietary computer integrated with Cohort’s patent pending Robot Open Control (ROC) Software IP.   ESI has agreed to provide an EOD robot; and the hardware and electronics for the RDC per Cohort’s RDC specification.  Cohort will provide: the ROC Software, integration, and testing.  Both parties will demonstrate the robot in Canada and P.R.China.

20 Jan

NATO MDCS Working Group Meeting Rome Italy Mar 20-23

Cohort has been invited to the NATO MDCS Working Group meeting at the NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of Excellence (M&S COE) in Rome Italy.   Previously Cohort was Canada’s national lead for the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) SG-202 which was tasked with elaborating the requirements for a Multi-Domain Control Station (MDCS) for UxV operation and control.  The purpose of this meeting will be to initiate detailed planning for an envisioned MDCS NATO Standard Agreement (STANAG).

06 Dec

Christmas and New Year Shutdown

Cohort Systems’ offices will be closed from Dec. 23 until Jan. 3 to allow staff to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.  Technical support will still be available during this time.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Best wishes in 2017.

04 Nov

Canadian Space Exploration Industry Forum

Cohort Systems Inc has been invited to attend the Canadian Space Exploration Industry Forum taking place on Nov 23rd at: Montréal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada, Montreal, Quebec.  Cohort is a member of the CSA Signature Technologies Consultative Committee (STCC).  At this meeting the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will brief the STCC members regarding the status of Canadian Space Exploration programs, missions, plans and other government initiatives and engage in a dialogue with academia and industry representatives on key issues, concerns, expectations, challenges and solutions.  If you would like to learn more about the  Canadian Space Exploration Industry Forum then please send a request to info@cohortsys.com.

01 Nov

Western Innovation Forum 2016

Cohort Systems Inc. will be attending the 3rd annual Western Innovation Forum (WIF 2016) taking place on November 8-9, 2016 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  WIF 2016 is an industry-oriented conference aimed at connecting Western Canada’s aerospace, marine, defence, and security industries to innovation-driven investment, partnership and business opportunities.  Please contact info@cohortsys.com if you want to set up a meeting with a representative of Cohort Systems.  You can learn more about WIF 2016 from the following link,

https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/events/details&evtID=314

25 Oct

TiECon Canada 2016

Cohort Systems Inc. will be attending TiECon Canada 2016 in Ottawa at the Brookstreet Hotel this Nov 3 and Nov 4.  TiECon Canada is TiE’s flagship conference for entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry veterans, investors, and other members of the Canadian business community. Organized in partnership with Canadian sister chapters in Toronto and Vancouver, and global TiE chapters in Silicon Valley and Boston, TiECon Canada is the largest event of its kind in the region. It features industry leaders, technology gurus and investors from different sectors and all spheres of business.  Please contact info@cohortsys.com if you want to set up a meeting with a representative of Cohort Systems.  The Brookstreet Hotel is located at 525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, K2K 2W2.

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.  TiE has currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries.

You can learn more about TiECon from the following link, http://tieconcanada2016.ca/, and you can learn more about TiE at www.tie.org

 

 

16 Aug

Summer Vacation

The Cohort Admin and R&D offices will be closed for annual summer vacation from Aug 20 through Aug 29 inclusive.  Technical Support will still be available during this time period.

04 Aug

Phone and Email System Update

The Phone and Email System at the administration office will be updated on Aug. 8 between 12:00 and 18:00 EDT (UTC -4).  There may be disruptions to both Phone and Email during this period.  Please be patient Aug. 9 should be business as usual.  Refer to the blog for status.  Thank you.

16 May

Cohort Attending CANSEC Trade Show May 25 & May 26

CANSEC is Canada’s Global Defence and Security Trade Show held annually in Ottawa Canada.  This year CANSEC will be at the EY Centre May 25 and May 26.   Cohort Systems will be attending.  To set up a meeting you may contact Cohort directly or through the B2B listed below,

https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/CANSEC/cansec/B2B-B2G-Tool.

See you at CANSEC!

09 May

Cohort Signs MOU For Unmanned Security Vehicles

Cohort Systems Inc. and Shenzhen Anzer Intelligent Engineering Co., Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding ‘Collaboration on Unmanned Security Vehicles’.

May 9 2016 at the China-Canada Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference in Vancouver British Columbia, Cohort Systems Inc. and Shenzhen Anzer Intelligent Engineering singed an MOU regarding ‘Collaboration on Unmanned Security Vehicles’. The primary intent of the MOU is the co-development of a modular autonomous navigation payload for a family of outdoor robots Shenzhen Anzer will manufacture on its product line in Shenzhen.

Cohort Systems Inc. is an Ottawa Canada based company that designs and develops Autonomous Navigation Systems (Autonav) for mobile robots and unmanned ground vehicles.

Shenzhen Anzer Intelligent Enginering Co., Ltd (www.anzer.com.cn) is a Guangdong P.R. China manufacturer of robots for use by Civilian, Police, and Security applications.