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About Us

Vision

R3 aims to unwire industry and engineering with EchoRing, a decentralized, “heavy wireless” network for 21st-century machine-to-machine applications.
Take a look at our Basics of EchoRing page for more info on how the technology works and how it may upgrade your application.

Story

In 2007, Assistant Professor James Gross of RWTH Aachen – now Head of Research at R3 – foresaw the arrival of Industry 4.0 and, with it, the need for a robust, low-latency wireless network solution. A reliable alternative to cables and wires had to be developed if this latest industrial revolution was to reach its full potential.

In 2009, after some time mulling over the best approach to this challenge, James envisioned the concept of a software-based wireless radio protocol and persuaded RWTH master’s student Christian Dombrowski to write his PhD on the subject. Preliminary R&D on a prototype began the same year, with the first successful software-defined radio (SDR) platform test conducted in 2012. The result of this initial concept and collaboration, seeing as you’re now reading this, is obvious: EchoRing.

The vast potential of this new network solution (especially as Industry 4.0 began emerging onto the scene just as he predicted) convinced James to explore founding a startup around the technology. In early 2015 he reached out to his former TU Berlin classmate Dr. Mathias Bohge, at that time a management consultant, with a business proposal. Matias introduced James and Christian to fellow consultant Florian Bonanati, and in July 2015 after months of careful market research, the four founded R3: Reliable Realtime Radio Communications.

Today, R3 employs nearly 40 experts and counting and is the largest firm at Charlottenburg Innovation Centre (CHIC), one of Berlin’s flagship technology accelerators.  The company, its founders and EchoRing have rapidly accumulated numerous accolades, funding rounds and high-profile clients, trailblazing the market in ultra-reliable, real-time wireless network solutions.

Even as R3 expands and strives for ever-increasing heights, we remain committed to our original vision: unwiring the future with EchoRing.

Follow our ongoing journey on our company timeline and on LinkedIn / Twitter.

We are very happy for the indispensable support of our investors.