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Worldsensing introduces Early Warning System for real-time ground movement detection

Worldsensing has teamed up with Sensemetrics, the IoT data visualisation platform, to launch the Early Warning System, an end-to-end solution designed to detect ground movements in real time and automatically trigger preventive actions.

This new offering is an easy-to-deploy, plug-and-play system, featuring wireless sensors and seamless data visualisation software that minimises IT resources and expertise, the companies say.

Worldsensing says it provides the Event Detection Tiltmeter solution, a robust device with edge-processing capabilities, delivering threshold-based alerts in a few seconds. This sensor is capable of transmitting data via long-range radio to a gateway connected to the internet up to 15 km away.

The sensors seamlessly integrate with Worldsensing’s CMT and Sensemetrics platforms using MQTT protocols. Alert notifications are sent with a minimum two-second latency, enabling engineers to activate cameras, sirens, or other alert control systems with precision.

The system is complemented with a ThreadX3, enabling the connection of data-intensive sensors like cameras, weather stations, sirens, etc that enhances overall system robustness and supports actions and response plans. This autonomous sensor connectivity device comes with an optional integrated 4G/LTE cellular modem and wireless mesh networking.

Worldsensing said: “Worldsensing’s Early Warning System empowers our clients to proactively manage risks, respond in real time, and develop data-driven strategies to safeguard infrastructure, protect the environment and ensure the well-being of local communities.”

Worldsensing to expand critical asset monitoring portfolio with Bentley Systems agreement

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has entered into a non-exclusive commercial agreement with Worldsensing to, Bentley says, strategically accelerate the adoption of Infrastructure IoT and further unlock value for infrastructure designers, constructors and owner-operators in their use of infrastructure digital twins.

The transaction will see Worldsensing acquire the sensemetrics Thread connectivity business to expand its portfolio offering.

Worldsensing’s acquisition of the sensemetrics Thread connectivity business will, Worldsensing says, expand and complement the company’s product portfolio, offering new options to its customers where adaptive sensor integrations or active sensor management are a key requirement.

The company offers sensor solutions for mining in critical asset monitoring applications.

Thread, Worldsensing says, offers broadband sensor connectivity uniquely to connect dynamic, high-power, or high-speed sensors and stream sensor data to the cloud for analysis. It is a fully autonomous sensor connectivity device with optional integrated 4G/LTE cellular modem, wireless mesh networking and battery pack in a weather-resistant enclosure. Each broadband device also serves as a gateway for wireless smart sensors.

“Combined with Worldsensing’s existing market-leading offerings, Thread will be a driver for new growth opportunities,” the company says. “Worldsensing will become a preferred sensor connectivity partner to Bentley and Bentley will become a preferred IoT software partner to Worldsensing offering mutual users a best-in-class fully integrated end-to-end sensor management solution.”

Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO of Worldsensing, added: “The acquisition of the sensemetrics Thread connectivity business will expand our portfolio and allow us to provide more options to our customers. We are pleased to become a preferred sensor connectivity partner for Bentley iTwin IoT as it confirms our position as the reference connectivity platform for mining, construction, rail, and infrastructure monitoring.”

Justin Schmidt, Vice President, Corporate Development with Bentley Systems, says: “We are excited to partner with Worldsensing and believe that this strategic agreement will bring significant benefits to our respective user bases. We are confident that the combination of Worldsensing’s expertise in IoT solutions and our leadership in infrastructure digital twin software will create a powerful offering for the market.”

Worldsensing enhances portfolio with underground mining-focused IoT network technology

Internet of Things (IoT) remote monitoring company, Worldsensing is enhancing its support for the mining industry with an offering that, it says, provides seamless data acquisition and transmission underground to help improve risk management.

The new monitoring suite includes an IoT network technology that has been specifically developed for underground environments.

As an enhancement to Worldsensing’s existing portfolio, a repeater device now extends the reach of the company’s LoRa IoT configuration with what the company calls “tree topology”. This edge repeater expands the network range and data transmission to almost 10 km underground when sending data in three “hops”, the company explained.

Worldsensing’s LoRa network runs on a sub-gigahertz radio frequency. In underground environments and, as part of the LoRa Tree network, repeaters can retransmit data from nodes to the gateway in a multi-hop setup. Each repeater can reach a gateway up to several kilometers away in a single hop provided the route is near a straight line. In comparison, medium-range mesh networks which use sub-gigahertz frequency can reach a gateway some hundred meters away in a single hop. Short-range mesh networks based on 2.4 gigahertz setups can obtain single-hop ranges of some meters underground, according to the company.

Even in more complex underground environments, the LoRa tree topology still outperforms wireless alternatives by allowing continuous data flow with a range of hundreds of metres, the company says. Overall, this long-range underground technology leads to cost reductions and time savings given that comparably fewer devices are needed to create the monitoring network which leads to lower maintenance to keep the network running and data flowing.

“We have worked with top mining companies to deliver a unique solution that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in underground monitoring,” Andrew Frost, Worldsensing’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer, said. “With this launch, we are reinforcing our commitment to safety in the mining sector, giving mine operators access to the same data underground as they use today to monitor operations on the surface.”

As part of the LoRa tree technology, Worldsensing is launching a edge repeater device that can connect to and retransmit the data of hundreds of nodes. A cloud-based version is planned for the future.

According to Andrea Bartoli, Worldsensing’s Chief Technology Officer, this solution addresses underground monitoring issues, including scattered data collection, highly transited, harsh environments and intricate topologies.

“This new technology has been tested extensively in operational mines and has demonstrated the best cost efficiency for devices deployed and coverage obtained,” Bartoli said. “We have seen that the solution can even reach up to 15 km in range. With this offering, we are deepening our strong links to the mining sector, adapting our offering to provide the best possible operational results for underground environments.”

Worldsensing underlines supply chain sustainability with Naeko Logistics pact

A leading player in remote monitoring solutions, Worldsensing has announced a move to further improve the sustainability of its supply chain through a partnership with Spain-based Naeko Logistics.

This will see Worldsensing ship its technology to more than 270 engineering companies and partners in over 60 countries via a provider that, it says, shares the company’s strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials.

Naeko is one of Spain’s foremost logistics providers in terms of ESG performance and is currently seeking B Corporation certification, the highest level of institutional recognition in this field, according to Worldsensing. Naeko’s ESG commitments include investments in renewable energy generation and 100% recyclable packaging.

Worldsensing, meanwhile, says its monitoring technology addresses four of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals, including improvements in affordable and clean energy and building resilient infrastructure.

“Our commitment to society and the environment extends across our supply chain,” Steve Cahill, Worldsensing’s Chief Operating Officer, said. “That’s why we are particularly pleased to have forged this partnership with Naeko.

“Naeko’s investment in social and environmental measures, from sponsoring local sports clubs to migrating to a zero-emissions vehicle fleet, are fully in line with our own ambitions for sustainability and civic responsibility.”

Recent ESG initiatives at Naeko have helped save 250 t of CO2 since 2019 and include a 100 kW solar array for renewable energy at the company’s head office, low-power LED lighting in the company’s Sant Boi warehouse and the replacement of plastic and non-biodegradable packaging with 100% recycled or recyclable materials.

“ESG performance is a critical part of our culture,” Naeko’s CEO, Xavier Roma, said. “We are delighted that this has been a key factor in sealing our partnership with Worldsensing, a company that shares our environmental, social and governance values.

“We are also happy to be working with a company that helps safeguard communities and ecosystems through the improved monitoring of critical infrastructures such as dams and mines.”

Worldsensing, through its Loadsensing industrial monitoring solution, allows mining operators to implement remote data collection and real-time monitoring to reduce time spent on mine readings and improve decision making in critical situations. This includes monitoring tailings storage facilities, among other infrastructure.

Worldsensing brings cloud-based CMT hub to geotech industry

Industrial monitoring company Worldsensing has added the Connectivity Management Tool (CMT) to its Loadsensing industrial Internet of Things (IoT) family.

CMT gives engineers a “unique cloud-based hub” to manage devices, data and networks, building on Loadsensing’s wireless network technology for the acquisition of near real time geotechnical, geospatial and structural sensor information, the company says.

More than 270 engineering consultancies and monitoring technology providers worldwide already use Loadsensing to improve the safety of critical infrastructure, Worldsensing added.

“Our vision for CMT is to help our partners monitor geotech projects more efficiently,” Albert Zaragoza, Worldsensing’s Chief Technology Officer, said. “It will help them stay on top of their network, node and sensor performance and manage a variety of monitoring projects remotely, from the comfort of their office, through a single pane of glass.”

Within mining, construction, rail and structural health management, CMT addresses engineers’ need to automate monitoring projects through the cloud, reducing the need for site visits and improving safety while reducing costs, the company says.

“We know many of our partners monitor projects using spreadsheets, which can be daunting,” Bernat Trias, Director of Products at Worldsensing, said. “We can automate parts of the process so they can focus on what matters the most, which is to ensure the construction process or existing infrastructure are safe.”

Connected with CMT, and to offer additional value to engineering service providers, Worldsensing says it has built a strong alliance partner network that includes data visualisation software leaders such as Vista Data Vision, Maxwell Geosystem and Intelltech.

Worldsensing is also bundling Loadsensing with IDS GeoRadar by Hexagon and integrating the technology into Hexagon’s digital mining geomonitoring hub, HxGN.

Worldsensing extends Loadsensing range with firmware update

Worldsensing’s Loadsensing digital nodes are set for a boost following a new firmware release from the Barcelona-based technology provider.

The new release is part of Worldsensing’s growing partnership with the geotechnical instrumentation manufacturer Sisgeo, the company said, with Sisgeo customers now able to enjoy automated readings when using Sisgeo’s version 3 digital protocol sensors in combination with Loadsensing.

Through its Loadsensing product family, Worldsensing offers a range of wireless data acquisition technology aimed at enabling remote data collection in hard-to-access environments, predictive maintenance, reducing monitoring costs, ensuring workforce safety, and managing environmental risks.

The wireless systems can be used for monitoring surface areas, tailings dams, leach pads and slope stability, as well as in deep excavations without line of sight.

The new firmware is being issued as standard on all Loadsensing digital nodes, and guarantees interoperability with Sisgeo borehole-profile in-place inclinometers, tiltmeters, rail deformation systems, extensometer probes, extenso-inclinometer probes, liquid settlement systems, load cells and multipoint borehole extensometers, among others, Worldsensing said.

Bernat Trias, Product Director at Worldsensing, said: “Our battery-powered Loadsensing nodes lead the market in terms of compatibility with digital sensors. The self-powered nodes eliminate the need to install a solar panel at each monitoring point.

“This integration further extends our lead in being compatible with the widest possible range of geotechnical instruments and monitoring sensors. We will continue to invest in further integrations to ensure all customers can work easily with our Loadsensing solution.”

Sisgeo’s Sales Director, Vincenzo Caci, said Worldsensing’s investment in integration was critical to the evolution of industrial IoT technologies.

“The cooperation with Worldsensing is a good solution for several applications,” he said. “A smooth integration means Worldsensing’s engineers work closely with us to understand our technical requirements and specifications, so the Loadsensing platform can offer our customers the highest levels of compatibility and interaction with our sensors and systems.”

Worldsensing improves monitoring solution analysis with VDV tie-up

Worldsensing and Vista Data Vision, a leading software company in the field of monitoring, publishing and managing sensor data, have announced a plan to collaborate.

While the VDV software is used across six continents by professionals that rely on data intelligence for their instrumentation data, VDV customers already use Loadsensing by Worldsensing in diverse projects across the mining, tunnelling, and construction industries, according to Worldsensing.

Loadsensing, a wireless monitoring system, enables real-time data acquisition of geotechnical and structural sensors, eliminating the need for manual readings and often costly cabling to contribute to significant long-term savings for end users. The systems can be used for monitoring surface areas, tailings dams, leach pads and slope stability, as well as in deep excavations without line of sight.

Last month, Worldsensing joined the Brazilian Mining Association as it looked to extend the use of its remote, real-time data collection, monitoring and management systems to ensure greater safety and efficiency in mining operations in the country.

Vista Data Vision and Worldsensing will cooperate to offer a seamless integration of hardware and software to speed up and improve the ease of setting up new monitoring instruments, they said.

“VDV allows our customers to easily analyse and visualise the information our monitoring solution provides,” Bernat Trias, Director of Products at Worldsensing, says. “It’s a perfect match and we are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration and being able to add even more value to our customers’ projects.”

Thorarinn Andresson, CEO of Vista Data Vision, said this partnership offers great potential for its customers.

“With a powerful API integration in VDV for Loadsensing products, customers will be able to add new data streams in minutes,” he said. “We look forward to a continued partnership and many more successful projects.”

Worldsensing to offer up IoT wireless monitoring expertise to Brazil miners

Worldsensing says it has joined the Brazilian Mining Association (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração, or IBRAM) to help establish a favourable environment for mining business, competitiveness and development.

In particular, Worldsensing is hoping to extend the use of its remote, real-time data collection, monitoring and management systems to ensure greater safety and efficiency in Brazilian mining operations, it said. These systems are used in mines around the world from Sweden to Chile.

Through its Loadsensing product family, Worldsensing offers a range of wireless data acquisition technology aimed at enabling remote data collection in hard-to-access environments, predictive maintenance, reducing monitoring costs, ensuring workforce safety and managing environmental risks.

The wireless systems can be used for monitoring surface areas, tailings dams, leach pads and slope stability, as well as in deep excavations without line of sight.

Last month, the company joined up with IDS GeoRadar, a Hexagon company, to launch what they say is the most comprehensive mine safety monitoring system to date using Worldsensing’s Loadsensing IoT-based wireless monitoring platform.

Steve Cahill, Worldsensing’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our focus is on improving safety, which we know is also a top priority for Brazil’s mining industry. We see our membership of IBRAM as being central to developing relationships that can further this mission.”

Worldsensing has a long history of involvement in the Brazil mining sector and, in May 2019, the company’s Loadsensing product family was certified by Brazil’s National Agency for Telecommunications.