The partnership will see Auxilium deploying satellite connectivity from Inmarsat in its IIoT solutions, ensuring that mining companies can access IIoT and communications services regardless of how remote their location, and without the need to invest significant sums in building a terrestrial communications infrastructure in order to connect their mining operations.
Auxilium designs and manufactures technically advanced mining equipment, technology and services to support high-value mining and construction assets.It deploys satellite connectivity to enable the transition of data from mine site to the control centre, which can be thousands of kilometres apart.
By combining Inmarsat’s network and Auxilium’s solutions, mining businesses will be able to benefit from operational efficiencies and enhanced profitability regardless of how far they are from their head office.
Wayne Panther, founder of Auxilium, says: “IIoT is changing the mining industry and is fast leading to the emergence of safer, more efficient and more profitable ways of working. However, many mining companies struggle to obtain the requisite connectivity for IIoT data transfer or on-site communications and are often faced with making huge investments in terrestrial infrastructure.
“With Inmarsat’s satellite capability, we can eliminate the need for this investment and deliver robust and reliable connectivity that works wherever the mine is located."
Joe Carr, director of mining at Inmarsat Enterprise, adds: “Mining companies are under huge pressure to extract product at a profitable margin. Working with Auxilium is going to enable us to deliver solutions on a managed services model, reducing up-front investment and strain on capital expenditure budgets.
“Auxilium’s expertise in creating technical solutions that solve key business challenges for mining companies is unparalleled. Combined with Inmarsat’s broad portfolio of connectivity services and the world’s most reliable satellite connectivity experience, we believe that together we can provide the mining sector with a really compelling proposition.”