LYNCHBURG, VA, June 22, 2020 - Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc. received notification that the SENTINEL™ Uniti System is now approved by MSHA for use within gassy areas of underground mines. Previously released for non-intrinsically safe environments in 2019, the SENTINEL Uniti Node is a multi-functional device that combines IWT’s High Data Rate (HDR) technology, Wi-Fi access point, voice communication, text, and tracking in one robust package for a reliable, wireless network.
“The ability to now offer the SENTINEL Uniti System to areas within the mine that requires intrinsic safety approval is huge,” said IWT CEO Eric Hansen. “The ability to get data directly from equipment in the working section without the need for fiber or other cabling to first be advanced will vastly improve efficiency. This allows working sections to be all wireless, speeding up operations and move times.”