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Position Partners to offer Teleo remote, autonomous solutions to Australasia and Southeast Asia

Position Partners says it will support customers looking to retrofit heavy equipment with Teleo’s remote-operated and autonomous solutions across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Teleo’s system can be retrofitted to any make and model of machine and includes the company’s proprietary software, a remote command centre to operate the equipment, and a robust mesh network to enable two-way communication between the command centre and machines, according to the company. The kit incorporates sensors, including high dynamic range cameras that deliver high-definition visibility and video footage both day and night.

Once a machine is retrofitted with Teleo’s technology, a skilled operator can control multiple machines, at multiple sites, from a single station. The technology brings the operator experience to the remote command centre by bringing the sound and feel of the machine into the room as if they were operating it in person.

“With ongoing labour and skills shortages in the construction sector, there is more work to be done than there are people to do it,” Martin Nix, CEO of Position Partners, said. “Automation and remote-control solutions from Teleo will help our customers to increase productivity with one operator capable of operating multiple machines in a safer, more comfortable environment.”

With more than 30 years’ experience fitting machine control solutions to all makes and models of heavy earthmoving equipment, Position Partners is well suited to deploy Teleo technology as the latest innovation for the construction and material moving sector, it says.

Position Partners will offer the full Teleo solution to customers and support sales, installation and training in all countries the company operates in including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Vinay Shet, co-Founder and CEO of Teleo, said: “We are delighted to announce our agreement with Position Partners. Their skilled team will ensure the best outcomes for our mutual customers as they deploy Teleo’s cutting-edge supervised autonomy solution.”

Position Partners to bring Presien’s Blindsight collision avoidance tech to Australasia

Presien and Position Partners have announced a distribution agreement to expand access and implementation of Blindsight, an artificial intelligence-backed collision avoidance system for industries such as mining.

Unlike other alert systems and safety solutions, Blindsight’s integrated camera and AI software sees, understands and alerts operators to potential hazards, the companies say. The Blindsight system can be installed on mobile plant or fixed infrastructure, anywhere.

“We developed Blindsight because we wanted to create a world where every worker is safe, and every employer is successful,” Mark Richards, CEO of Presien, said. “Using AI allows us to protect workers in the most complex of situations and quantify safety metrics, all at once.”

Blindsight’s pre-trained AI automatically detects people, vehicles, traffic cones and custom objects unique to each work site. With automatic, over the air updates, the system is constantly learning and improving. The system’s in-cab visual, auditory, and haptic alerts immediately notify operators to the presence and direction of dangers in real time.

Through the distribution agreement between Presien and Position Partners, these capabilities will be available in Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

Martin Nix, CEO of Position Partners, said: “Increasing safety around working heavy machinery is of paramount importance to our customers, so we are excited to announce our agreement with Presien and introduce Blindsight to the building, civil and mining sectors in Australasia.

“Feedback from early adopters has been extremely positive, particularly around Blindsight’s automated detection of people without the need of a wearable tag. It is an excellent example of how artificial intelligence can be used to benefit humankind.”