BALYO Selects Ouster’s Digital Lidar for its Robotic Forklifts

BALYO Selects Ouster’s Digital Lidar for its Robotic Forklifts
Ouster’s 3D digital lidar will replace legacy 2D sensors to enable higher levels of autonomy

BALYO, a technological leader in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, recently announced that it has signed a strategic customer agreement with Ouster, Inc., a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, to deploy Ouster’s 3D digital lidar on its robotic forklifts.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Ouster will supply its OS0 ultra-wide view sensor to BALYO. The upgrade from legacy 2D lidar sensors to Ouster’s 3D digital lidar is expected to enhance existing capabilities and add new functionality, including: 3D localization in complex surroundings, smart and auto-rearming 3D software safety to effectively create a safety “bubble” around the robotic forklifts, navigation on routes and circuits, energy efficiency, and remote monitoring. 

“BALYO chose to work with Ouster due to benefits from the wide field of view and high resolution of its OS0 sensor, as well as a high level of reliability that justified our investment in increased levels of autonomy that will bring additional value to our innovative solutions and our clients,” said Pascal Rialland, BALYO’s Chief Executive Officer. 

There are currently millions of forklifts deployed around the world. Still, less than 1% of pallets are moved by intelligent machines today, leaving open a large market opportunity for autonomous forklifts to drive increased safety and efficiency. By switching to Ouster’s 3D digital lidar, BALYO plans to further improve its autonomous forklifts so they can safely and efficiently operate anytime, anywhere with minimal human oversight.

About BALYO:

Pascal Rialland, CEO of BALYO and leader in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, shared that BALYO considerably strengthened commercial development prospects. The company is counting on an enhanced technological platform which reduces sales cycles and benefiting from the ramp-up of direct sales to complement existing indirect sales channels. The direct sales channel is now fully operational in the USA.

The geoguidance navigation system developed by BALYO allows vehicles equipped with the system to locate their position in real-time and navigate autonomously inside buildings/warehouses. Within the automated handling vehicle market, BALYO’s 2021 outlook includes the acceleration of profitable growth after the successful implementation of a more efficient and autonomous commercial strategy. BALYO will pursue efforts to accelerate sales in 2021, including the addition of John Hayes, a well-respected and experienced industry thought-leader, as Director of US Sales to grow North American business development. The anchoring of new operational drivers, commercial partnerships forged with integrators, and commercial autonomy through technological developments will uniquely position BALYO in 2021 and beyond.

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