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Patent MineHop Battery-powered wireless network infrastructure

Newtrax Awarded Patent from USPTO for Collision Avoidance & Proximity Warning

Newtrax Technologies Inc. awarded U.S. Patent for Collision Avoidance & Proximity Warning

Montreal, QC – March 28, 2016 — The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Newtrax Technologies Inc., the leading provider of safety and operations management systems to the global underground hard rock mining industry, Patent No. 9,566,908 for “Context-Aware Collision Avoidance Devices and Collision Avoidance System”. The company’s patents on the invention date back to 2013.

Newtrax’s flagship MineProx system which is deployed on all continents is based on this patented technology which was specifically developed to reduce the risk of collisions between machines and pedestrians in underground hard rock mechanized mines.

Unique features protected by this patent which was also filed internationally (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, South Africa, Russia, China and Australia) include:

  • Use of emergency buttons on cap lamps to request emergency stops from operators
  • Detection of unconscious man/woman down to request emergency stops from operators
  • Filtering of nuisance alarms from passengers in vehicles and pedestrians in safe zones
  • Filtering of nuisance alarms from parked equipment
  • System integrity monitoring process

“This US patent consolidates our global patent protection for the cornerstone technology of our safety systems” said Alexandre Cervinka, President & CEO of Newtrax Technologies Inc.

Newtrax’s current portfolio of global patents and patents pending include several innovations specific to safety and operations management in underground hard rock mines.

Quebec Mines Conference 2016 and Newtrax Technologies

Newtrax Technologies is excited to be attending the Quebec Mines Conference 2016. Our team will present its groundbreaking innovations in safety mining equipment to industry experts and future customers.

Quebec Mines Conference

 

Our team in the Montreal headquarters  is thrilled to see familiar faces from the industry and is eager to meet new clients and build trustworthy, long-lasting relationships.  We will be showing how our products work and how we differentiate ourselves from other underground mining safety solutions.

 

Safety is the most important aspect of underground hard rock mining and Newtrax holds the most reliable solutions in the market. Our team is constantly improving our products and persistently looking for new products that could help mining companies increase productivity all the while keeping the workers safe.

 

During the Quebec Mines Conference, companies from all over the the country will be introducing their products and showing how their products and innovations are unique in their own way. We are proud to be a part of the conference. Find out more about the Quebec Mines Conference here.

 

Our team will be happy to explain the specifics of our patented technology, so do not hesitate to contact us at sales@newtrax.com to arrange a meeting. newtraxlogo-small-1-400x108

Patent MineHop Battery-powered wireless network infrastructure

Newtrax Awarded Patent from USPTO for “Tracking of and Communication with Mobile Terminals Using a Battery-Powered Wireless Network Infrastructure”

Newtrax Technologies Inc. awarded U.S Patent for “Tracking of and Communication with Mobile Terminals Using a Battery-Powered Wireless Network Infrastructure”

Montreal, QC – June 30, 2016 — The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Newtrax Technologies Inc., the leading provider of safety and productivity management systems to the global underground hard rock mining industry, Patent No. 9,351,242 for “Tracking of and Communication With Mobile Terminals Using a Battery-Powered Wireless Network Infrastructure”. The company’s patents on the invention date back to 2007.

The MineHop™ battery-powered wireless network enables machines, people and instruments to remain online at the face while they work, for real-time monitoring of the mining process and short-interval control during the shift. Safety benefits include instant evacuation notification in areas where stench gas takes the longest to reach, man down detection and check-in of men working alone.

“This US patent consolidates our global patent protection for the cornerstone technology of our real-time safety and productivity management system” said Alexandre Cervinka, President & CEO of Newtrax Technologies Inc..

Newtrax’s current portfolio of patents and patents pending internationally (Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, South Africa, Russia, China and Australia) include several innovations specific to wireless networking, tracking and proximity warning in underground mines, such as:

  • Context-aware collision avoidance devices and collision avoidance system
  • Post-accident network probe to re-establish communications with isolated sections of underground mines
  • Power management of high-bandwidth wireless mesh network