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15. October 2018

Wireless experts from R3Coms win the Fog Tank Award

EchoRing ™ system convinces the jury in San Francisco

Florian Bonanati wins the Fog Tank Award for EchoRing™ at the Fog World Congress ins San Francisco, USA. Picture: R3Coms

After this year’s hot spring that included winning the IEIC IoT Challenge in Shenzhen, China, R3 Communications (R3Coms) faces a variety of hot moments this fall – the first happened yesterday by winning another international award: the Fog Tank Award.

The Fog Tank Award finals took place yesterday afternoon (October 3rd, 2018) in the context of the Fog World Congress in San Francisco, USA. R3Coms’ EchoRing™ technology, represented by Managing Director Florian Bonanati, was competing against four other fog technology related startups: Ankalabs, Difuon, IoT Cloud, and KidSense. In the end, the four members of the jury were particularly convinced by EchoRing™’s outstanding potential to become a game-changing technology in industrial communications.

"There are a lot of opportunities for Deterministic Wireless and particularly our technology EchoRing™ in industrial automation," says Florian Bonanati – and continues "I am very glad to win this award for EchoRing™ and I am especially proud of the team behind it – the best team in the world!"
It is not yet clear what is going to happen to the 25K$ price money. However, it is not a secret that R3Coms is not only well known for its innovative radio technology, but also for the notion to celebrate coffee sessions – chances are, thus, that a new coffee machine will consume at least parts of the amount…

About R3 Communications
The R3 – Reliable Realtime Radio Communications GmbH (R3Coms) has developed a worldwide unique software based technology. Now, it is possible to transform commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) wireless modules into highly reliable real-time wireless communication systems.
Its performance characteristics fulfil the highest requirements of industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 applications with respect to real-time (1ms latency) and availability (PERs up to 10-9). Furthermore, R3Coms also targets use cases in the field of automotive and aerospace. The founding team perfectly combines engineering and business expertise – including machine-to-machine communication professor James Gross – with more than 25 years ICT and more than 10 years of top management consulting experience. 2017, Creathor Venture und IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft strengthened the financial situation of R3Coms investing a seven-digit amount.

About Fog Tank Award
The Fog Tank Award is an annual award that is granted in the context of the Fog World Conference. Five startups compete in the grand finale that follows an international call for candidates. This year, it took place in San Francisco, USA, on October 3rd. The event is organized by the Open Fog Consortium. Among others, the list of sponsors includes the companies CISCO (Diamond Sponsor), Hitachi, Accenture, and Nebbiolo technologies, as well as the Princeton University.


Xavier Bush – Marketing Strategist
R3 Communications GmbH
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10625 Berlin
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