Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering enhanced experiences and new capabilities to our society in more ways than ever. Generative AI not only provides the ability for our communication be perceived, reasoned, and act intuitively, but also changes how we approach and solve new challenges to deliver intelligence everywhere. Unfortunately, Wifi the core wireless technology in the enterprise today drops connections, loses coverage, and is relatively easy to intercept. It was never designed for generative AI-based applications that demand ultra-secure, ubiquitous, interference free wireless coverage for enterprise and edge workloads.
Ramen is changing the AI landscape by bringing a wireless network for generative AI based computers operating in ruggedized, physical environments. This year-old company is now shipping a ultra-secure wireless "network as a service" to “uncarpeted” enterprise environments where robotics and AI demand ubiquitous coverage and deep intelligence to operate an enterprises’ warehouses, farms, hospitals, ports, factories, shipyards, and refineries.
In doing so, it unlocks the full potential of AI and robotics in the environment where physical work happens and ultimately powers the advancement of the American economy. Ramen’s wireless product is delivered as a service for quickly deploying and seamlessly running secure, high coverage, interference-free wireless networks for robots and generative AI computers operating in rugged indoor/outdoor workspaces in the real world.
Ultra-secure, Ubiquitous Wireless Coverage for AI: the missing piece
Enterprises rapidly embrace AI-integrated connected sensors and mission-critical AI equipment to upgrade their business processes, operations, and supply chains. However, one crucial element often needs to be added amidst this AI transformation: dependable wireless connectivity. Without it, network outages can and do inflict a direct blow to the bottom line.
As technology advances at a breakneck pace and cyber-attacks increase, the need for all businesses to bolster their wireless infrastructure becomes increasingly urgent. It’s especially urgent for warehouses, hospitals logistics hubs, shipyards, and other indoor/outdoor businesses, which increasingly rely on robots, medical devices, sensors, scanners, transportation and other connected IoT systems that need to be securely and constantly connected to their AI brains to make real-world decisions. Until now, enterprises have had to rely on less elegant solutions and traditional wifi was not designed for AI. But with AI-enabled devices floating around everywhere, Ramen aims to bring bridge the existing wifi to the new AI-enabled wireless network. It specializes in enterprise wireless connectivity as a service to enable customers to focus on core operations while entrusting the intricate management of an enterprise wireless network to an outsourced SaaS service managed by Ramen.
Ramen allows industrial businesses to navigate the complexities of wireless connectivity with confidence. As they optimize their supply chains and forge ahead with innovation, they can rest assured that their wireless infrastructure is in capable hands.
What makes Ramen special
Ramen’s groundbreaking wireless NaaS (network as a service) solution, delivered as a service, can unlock the potential that comes with the deployment of highly reliable, secure, and lightning-fast wireless networks in demanding work areas. With those networks, employees, robots, and IoT devices can collaborate to perform critical tasks quicker and better.
Ramen’s secret recipe is that it offers an option to the conventional carrier-centric approach. Ramen operates using unlicensed spectrum, tapping into the CBRS and Wi-Fi frequency bands in the U.S. This move to private 5G offers many advantages over the conventional model, in which enterprises have no control over their connection and must endure lengthy waits for nationwide carrier deployment. With Ramen’s solution, businesses regain control of their destiny and harness the advantages of modern cloud/edge computing, which enables them to compete on equal footing with their traditional “carpeted” counterparts.
Ramen’s service is specifically designed to address the need for ultra-reliable and secure network connectivity in indoor/outdoor environments, providing the fabric that seamlessly connects equipment, sensors, robots, and the cloud brain. Moreover, Ramen is actively developing operational analytics and compliance-automation solutions that will empower enterprises to adhere to regulations and standards governing worker safety, OSHA guidelines, and other federal and state laws. This commitment to compliance is designed to ensure that businesses can operate within the law while maximizing efficiency.
The wireless network for enterprise AI
In the era of AI, wireless connectivity has emerged as a crucial component of the digital infrastructure for uncarpeted enterprises. Ramen’s infrastructure provides a secure environment for AI applications and devices, enabling real-time monitoring and control. This security framework is instrumental in maintaining data integrity and bolstering overall operational efficiency. By offering such a comprehensive solution, Ramen can empower uncarpeted enterprises to fully leverage the benefits of cloud-based AI while mitigating potential challenges.
Recognizing the importance of collaboration, Ramen is also partnering with leading software companies to host AI-driven workflows on its platform. These workflows encompass a range of critical functions, including predictive maintenance solutions, real-time inventory tracking and demand forecasting. By integrating these best-of-breed software solutions, Ramen strengthens its offering and empowers enterprises to optimize their operations and make data-driven decisions that bring success.
What’s more, the installation process for Ramen’s solution is remarkably straightforward. It seamlessly integrates hardware, software, and orchestration to enable effortless collaboration with AI-enabled devices.
An essential factor in Ramen’s ambitious vision is the top-notch team building the company. Co-founders Partho Mishra, Sanjay Kasturia, and Prashant Kumar have deep technology and business expertise in enterprise infrastructure, security, and wireless. Partho was previously President and Chief Product Officer at Cumulus Networks, which Nvidia acquired. Sanjay developed two generations of Wi-Fi technology at Qualcomm and, after than was the lead for OpenRAN at Meta. Prashant was previously a Co-founder and VP of Product Management at 128 Technology, which Juniper acquired.
Ramen’s ability to serve AI’s unique needs in uncarpeted environments. I believe Ramen will not only revolutionize the enterprise wireless market but also empower its customers to thrive in an increasingly digital, interconnected, and AI-enabled world.
Originally posted on LinkedIn here.