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.

30 Apr

NATO Industrial Advisory Group Meeting at Northrup Grumman Space Park

This May 3rd to May 6th Cohort Systems will be attending the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) SG.202 meeting hosted by Northrup Grumman Space Technology at Space Park in Redondo Beach California.  The purpose of Study Group (SG) 202 is the Development of a Conceptual Data Model for Multi-Domain Unmanned Platform Control System Services.  Cohort is participating in this activity because the company believes that modern physical security challenges are best addressed with a multi-domain solution; and a crucial component of this solution will be a Multi-Domain Control Station for UxV control.

25 Apr

ESI Toronto and Cohort Partner to Bid Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for EOD and IEDD Operations in Mali

Engineering Services Inc. Toronto and Cohort have agreed to submit a response United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) invitation to submit a bid for the Supply, Operations and Maintenance of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) in Mali.  The bid is in response to ITB Ref No: 95739_ITB_MLI_ROVs_16_139 for the supply of 14 medium sized ROVs and 1 small ROV.

12 Apr

Cohort R&D Moving to New Location

April 12th Cohort R&D R&D ‘Factory of Engineering’ is moving to a larger location at 2379 Holly Lane Suite 210, Ottawa ON, CANADA K1V 7P1.  Telephone numbers remain the same.  The address of the HQ and Admin remain the same.

07 Apr

Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Industry Day

Cohort Systems has been invited to attend the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Industry Day in Columbus Georgia.  This event will take place on April 13th at the Columbus Trade Center in Columbus Georgia.   Located at Ft. Benning, Georgia, the MCOE is the U.S. Army’s testing ground for future technologies that will aid the Infantry, Stryker, and Armored Brigade Combat Teams.  The objective the event is for the US Army to convey its requirements to industry suppliers.

01 Apr

Cohort Renews Membership in the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is an independent, federally incorporated, educational, scientific, engineering, and research organization with its headquarters in Ottawa. CADSI is a not-for-profit national business association that represents more than 1,000 member companies selling to the defence and public security markets.  Cohort has renewed its membership and will be actively participating with the organization.  Additional information about CADSI can be found at www.defenceandsecurity.ca.

01 Apr

Cohort Accepted as Supplier to the United Nations Global Market Place

Cohort Systems Inc. has been accepted as a supplier to the United Nations Global Market Place (UNGM).  The UN represents a $15Billion US market much of which is for specialized goods to provide security in that same geographic markets that Cohort has been developing for its products.  The UNGM is a portal to many independent UN purchasing agencies.  Through this portal Cohort has recently replied to an RFI for supply of an EOD Robot for de-mining in Mali.