3DPs largest product shipment to a single mine site
3D-P, a resource for technologically-advanced open networking and computing platforms in the mining industry announced today a large shipment of Hornets en route to a recently expanded coal mine in Australia. The mine has recently completed a three-year expansion which doubled production capacity. While output doubled, operational budgets did not. It was critical that the mine identify a technology company that enables more integration with less equipment. “We were thrilled to be selected,” said Mal Jones, VP and General Manager of 3D-P Australia. “The mining company saw that our Intelligent EndpointsTM could manage and optimize the performance of many disparate mobile systems in use today and will allow the company to implement new applications as they are introduced. “3D-P technology enables greater production, reliability and safety within their operating budget,” Jones continued.The company uses a fleet of heavy mining equipment including trucks, shovel, excavators, dozers, graders and drills. These machines will network together with operations through Intelligent Endpoints in real time. Data is then bundled and routed to where it’s needed, regardless of the format or protocol of existing applications.“3D-P recognised the business potential in Australia and began ramping up sales/support personnel over a year ago,” said Sean McClary, Global VP of Sales and Marketing. “Obviously we are more than happy with this shipment of the Intelligent Endpoint Hornet.”Formed in 1996, 3D-P provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire upgrades to equipment and networks.