MSHA APPROVAL MAKES SENTINEL™ UNITI SYSTEM A GAME-CHANGER IN MINING DATA TRANSMISSION
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.”
IWT HONORED WITH INNOVATION AWARD
LYNCHBURG, VA, March 4, 2020 - Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc. received the Robert E. Murray Innovation Award at a ceremony held during the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME’s) annual conference. The award was bestowed on IWT by the Robert E. Murray Award Committee and the SME Board of Directors for technological advancements in mine communication and tracking.Read More
IWT at MineXchange 2020 SME’s Annual Conference
Join us in Phoenix, Arizona for an action packed week at SME’s annual conference and expo, February 23 through 26.
IWT will have the latest in mine digitalization on display in booth 830. We are also honored to receive the Robert E. Murray Innovation Award during the conference. Be sure to catch CEO Eric Hansen’s presentation following the keynote panel as he talks about the technology behind this award.
Join IWT Program Manager Jeremiah Colling for his discussion on Digital Exhaust of Mines for Productivity Gains at 2:45 p.m. Monday, February 24.
IWT Showcases Wireless Solutions at OilComm 2019
IWT will showcase solutions for wireless communications, tracking, sensor and environmental monitoring, analytics and site perimeter security at the 2019 OilComm in Houston, Texas October 2-3. The theme of this year's OilComm conference and expo is "Fueling the Digital Revolution" which is exactly what our unique wireless solutions offer to the gas and oil industry. Ask us how we can help your organization improve safety, efficiency and production.
We look forward to seeing you at booth 708.
Wireless Environmental Sensing Network Put to the Test
For scientists working in the field, monitoring for data isn’t enough—you have to get that data back. This is of course true, no matter how sophisticated a real-time monitoring solution is -- Read how Envok stood up to the challenge in the Environmental Monitor's news article.
Join us at the Bluefield Coal Show 2019
We look forward to seeing all our coal friends at the Bluefield Coal Show September 11-13, 2019 in Bluefield, WV. Visitors to our booth can learn how real-time, wireless, production and maintenance analytics can save their mine serious money. Make sure to also check out our wireless, affordable, communication and tracking and gas monitoring solutions.
One system. No wires. Tons of Data. Stop by to see us at booth 205.
IWT at Longwall USA Exhibition & Conference 2019
IWT showcased the latest in mine analytics solutions at the 2019 Longwall USA, May 19 – 22, 2019 in Pittsburg, PA. IWT’s Mine Analytics allow mine operators to discover and interpret patterns in mine data and apply those patterns to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
IWT Introduces the Powerful, All-in-One SENTINEL™ Uniti Node
IWT announces the SENTINEL™ Uniti Node, one device that enables a wireless network (no fiber or other data transmission cabling) to support all service types a mine may need. IWT’s high data rate HDRMesh™ technology is combined with our field-proven, market-leading communications and tracking technology to create a robust, reliable, wireless digital network, even where wired systems fail – at the working face where it’s needed most.
The SENTINEL Uniti Node integrates into one product all the capabilities today’s (and tomorrow’s) mines need: a high bandwidth, wireless backhaul for production data; a 2.4GHz industry-standard Wi-Fi Access Point; and communications, tracking and sensor support. Power is supplied from 12-24 VDC nominal, either from a 110 VAC AC-to-DC power supply or a battery, and has a battery-backup capability for the communications and tracking functionality.
Available in different configurations, the SENTINEL Uniti Node allows users to purchase the functionality needed today, and upgrade via software update as needs change in the future.
The SENTINEL Uniti Node is just the latest IWT product making it easy for users to MINE the DATA™.
IWT at the National Monitoring Conference
IWT showcased Envōk, the latest technology in wireless remote environmental monitoring, at the National Water Quality Monitoring Council's 11th National Monitoring Conference in Denver, CO March 26 – 28, 2019. The conference was held in the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel and was sponsored by www.nalms.org
IWT Showcases Smart Mining Capabilities at SME 2019
SME, Denver, CO February 2019. This year’s topic was Smart Mining – which exactly describes the solutions offered by IWT. Visitors to our booth learned how real-time, wireless, production and maintenance analytics could save mines serious money - and saving money is smart! One system. No wires. Tons of Data.
Virginia Tech Tests and Evaluates IWT's Envok System
Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation tested and evaluated IWT's integrated environmental quality sensing system, Envōk.
IWT Presents 'Underground Communication Innovations' at North American Tunnel Conference
IWT Applications Engineer Jason Jarrett presented "Underground Communication Innovation" at the 2018 North American Tunneling Conference in Washington D.C., June 25, 2018.
Tunnels are rugged environments with large moving equipment, explosives and hazards including water, dust and gas. To date, there are few underground communication and tracking systems available for tunnel projects that support OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliance. After the 2006 Sago Mine disaster, research and development was performed to improve communication systems for the underground environment. Today, over 250 US mines utilize these new technologies to improve productivity, reduce costs and enhance safety. This paper explores these new technologies and provides guidance for planners through the process of selecting a tunnel communication solution. It reviews the key requirements and constraints for consideration and provides an overview of various communication and networking technologies and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.