Dr. Jonathan Peck is Inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame
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Trimble to Distribute Peck Tech Consulting’s Mobile Mapping Solution for Underground Mines
The announcement was made at the 2015 SME Annual Mining Conference and Expo and the CMA National Western Mining Conference.
Applications for uGPS Rapid Mapper include development pick-ups, volumetric analyses and shaft scanning in underground mines. uGPS Rapid Mapper uses sophisticated mapping and filtering algorithms to provide accurate, georeferenced 3D point cloud data faster than conventional mapping methods.
uGPS Rapid Mapper can be installed on any underground vehicle to generate point cloud data at normal operating speeds. Data is accessible via downloadable Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB memory devices and is easily imported to a wide variety of third-party software. uGPS Rapid Mapper is brand neutral to mining equipment and software for mounting on any underground mobile equipment. It can also be integrated with Trimble or third-party software applications and information systems.
The uGPS Rapid Mapper adds underground mobile mapping capabilities to Trimble’s solutions portfolio and extends its Connected Mine™ approach for mining companies to have one trusted source of information for decision support across global surface and underground operations.
“Mines are increasingly looking for new technology that offers accurate and highly efficient solutions that help them react faster to their dynamic physical as well as economic environments,” said Nathan Pugh, business area director of Trimble’s Mining Division. “uGPS Rapid Mapper extends our mapping and surveying solutions to underground mining where customers will be able to quickly harvest, process and use this data for better overall decision making.”
“uGPS Rapid Mapper is poised to revolutionize the underground mine surveying process,” said Jonathan Peck, president and CEO of Peck Tech. “Trimble’s global distribution network can accelerate implementation of this technology worldwide.”
About Peck Tech Consulting Ltd.
Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. is dedicated to providing innovative technology solutions to their clients to improve safety, maximize productivity and minimize costs. As an established leader in the mining industry, Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. has an in-depth understanding of technology applications in mining and uses these requirements to solve defined problems and provide innovative solutions. For more information, see www.pecktech.ca.
About Trimble’s Mining Division
Trimble’s Mining Division is transforming the way mines work by combining mining expertise, spatial technology leadership, business analytics, decision support and visualization tools. The portfolio includes mine information systems, remote sensing and imaging devices, positioning infrastructure and high-precision applications. These capabilities provide the framework for a Connected Mine, an integrated and complete view of all data from geospatial, temporal, mine and plant production, fleet management, workforce and cost sources to improve and accelerate operational and strategic decision making.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
Lea Ann McNabb
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Neptec Technologies and Peck Tech Consulting Launch Joint Venture to Provide Global Mining Market with Innovative Sensor-Driven Automation Products and Services
“The mining industry is embracing technology to improve the safety and cost effectiveness of their operations, and while factory-delivered ‘autonomy’ solutions have been getting much of the attention, there are also huge benefits to be gained from intelligent sensor-driven safety and operator-assist solutions for mobile mining equipment that deliver immediate operational benefits and ROI for early adopters,” said Dr. Jonathan Peck, President and CEO of Peck Tech Consulting. “Our new venture combines Peck Tech’s intimate understanding of the mining process and technology needs with Neptec’s excellence in technology innovation and its full product realization capabilities to bring new and practical aftermarket product solutions to our mining customers.”
“Neptec Technologies and Peck Tech have been working together for more than three years on adapting Neptec’s Space technologies for the mining market, and now we’re combining our strengths to create a unique venture to address the immediate need of our clients for innovative, machine-agnostic products and services for both open-pit and underground mining,” said Mike Sekerka, CEO of Neptec Technologies.
About Neptec Technologies Corp.
Neptec Technologies Corp. develops innovative real-time 3D robot vision products for machine automation and robotics applications in harsh environments. The company was founded in 2011 to commercialize space-technologies developed by Neptec Design Group Ltd., an award-winning space flight technology company and NASA prime contractor. Its first products are a family of obscurant- penetrating laser scanners (OPAL) and a software development tool kit (3DRi) with advanced features such as automatic change detection and object recognition and tracking. Together, these out-of-the-box “building blocks” make it easy to integrate intelligent real-time machine vision applications on autonomous off-road vehicles, and for more familiar LiDAR-based survey and measurement tasks in harsh environments. The company is located in Kanata, Ontario. For more information, visit www.neptectechnologies.com.
About Peck Tech Consulting Ltd.
Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. is a technology consulting company that provides consulting services to the global mining industry in areas related to the definition, development, specification, assessment, evaluation and deployment of innovative aftermarket technologies for monitoring, control, positioning and mapping solutions for haul-trucks, excavators, and blasthole drills. These efforts are being undertaken in close collaboration with mine operators, technology suppliers and mining equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Peck Tech was founded by Dr. Jonathan Peck in 2004 and currently operates from offices in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.pecktech.ca.
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