Inmarsat to provide connectivity for IMDEX drilling intelligence solution

Satellite connectivity will allow IMDEXHUB-IQ users to upload field data in real-time anywhere in Australasia

29 Nov 2018: Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications and IMDEX, a leading mining equipment, technology and services (METS) provider to the global minerals industry, are working together to enhance IMDEX’s drilling intelligence solution, IMDEXHUB-IQ, with satellite connectivity. The solution now combines IMDEXHUB-IQ and Inmarsat’s reliable L-band satellite connectivity as standard, removing the need for mining and drilling companies to provide their own connectivity.  This gives them the ability to analyse and upload field data in real-time from the most isolated locations around Australasia.

IMDEX has developed an innovative, cloud-based solution, IMDEXHUB-IQ™, which aggregates and transmits vital field data collected from a range of subsurface instrumentation and mobile units. IMDEX’s instruments and systems can connect to IMDEXHUB-IQ™, to instantly upload real-time field data to headquarters, where it can be quickly analysed so results can be fed back to operational teams to make any necessary operational improvements or modifications.

Michelle Carey, General Manager – IMDEX Product Development, spoke about the details of the relationship: “For mining and exploration operations to be successful, accurate subsurface data needs to be quickly collected and analysed to provide teams on the ground with intelligence to maximise the value of their decisions. This collaboration will allow our IMDEXHUB-IQ™ solution to connect to the cloud via Inmarsat’s highly secure and reliable network, meaning that the data obtained can be uploaded for analysis in real-time, even in areas with no terrestrial coverage.

“In the first instance we expect to take the solution to market on a regional basis to mining organisations across Australia and New Zealand, with worldwide distribution following closely behind,” Michelle continued.

Joe Carr, Director of Mining Innovation at Inmarsat, added: “Inmarsat is committed to enabling the connected mine. We are working closely together with IMDEX to power its IMDEXHUB-IQ™ drilling intelligence solution, making it accessible to resource and drilling companies across Australasia by providing access to our L-band network. By building our global mobile satellite connectivity into the solution as standard, end-users do not have to spend time and considerable effort to reduce the complexity of procuring their own network providers on a project by project basis.

“Once implemented, IMDEXHUB-IQ™ will improve efficiencies to mining and exploration operations across the continent and we look forward to working together with IMDEX in the future to bring this innovative solution to a global market,” Carr concluded.


About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s best global portfolio of satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides.  Inmarsat’s long established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.  The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for almost 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.   Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government and Aviation satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high quality partner to its customers across the globe.

For further information, visit Inmarsat.com or follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @InmarsatGlobal.

About Inmarsat Enterprise

Inmarsat Enterprise is enabling the connected world. Focusing on the provision of satellite connectivity and IIoT solutions for land-based businesses, Inmarsat Enterprise operates globally across a diverse set of sectors including agritech, aid and NGO, energy, media, mining and transport.

Further information

Edward Dodge / Fergus Lynch
Spreckley
+44 (0)20 7388 9988
inmarsat@spreckley.co.uk
Inmarsat
Jonathan Sinnatt / Alison Stokes
Director of Corporate Communications
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
alison.stokes@inmarsat.com
Inmarsat Enterprise
James Grisbrook
Head of Communications – Enterprise
+44 (0)7872 158548
james.grisbrook@inmarsat.com

About IMDEX

We are a global mining equipment, technology and services – or METS – company. Our IMDEX solutions improve the process of identifying and extracting what is below the earth’s surface for drilling contractors and resource companies – we let clients know where it is and what it is, now.

Our company delivers these integrated solutions, which include: Drilling Optimisation; Downhole Navigation; Structural Geology; In-Field Geoanalysis; and Driller Operable Geophysics, to the global minerals industry and targeted non-mining applications via our leading REFLEX and AMC brands. For further information visit www.imdexlimited.com

AMC redefines the way drilling fluids, equipment, technologies and software are used to optimise drilling programs – AMC strives to maximise productivity while enhancing safety and sustainability for clients. AMC has a strong presence within the global minerals, horizontal directional drilling, waterwell and civil construction sectors. For more information, visit www.amcmud.com

REFLEX is a global supplier of advanced subsurface intelligence solutions comprising downhole instrumentation, data management and analytical software for geological modelling.  These market leading technologies – recognised for their ease of use and accuracy – are completed by unrivalled expertise in geo-scientific data analysis and interpretation. For further information visit www.reflexnow.com.

IMDEX’s latest technologies can be connected to IMDEXHUB-IQ™ – an award-winning cloud-based web portal that collects, stores and provides critical operational data. This data is protected through a validated chain of custody and secure database and can be accessed from any internet connection to smart phone, tablet or PC.

Together, our products and technologies assist clients to reduce their costs and increase their productivity by providing end-to-end solutions across the full mining life cycle.  Our vision is to be the leading provider of real-time subsurface intelligence solutions for the global minerals industry.

Further information

Diane Porteous – Global Marketing Manager
M +61 (0) 401 392 163
Email: diane.porteous@imdexlimited.com

Kym Clements – Corporate Communications Manager
M +61 (0) 415 181 172
kym.clements@imdexlimited.com