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Bis secures inclusion in industry-first sensor technologies programme

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Global Mining Review,

Bis is one of four Australian mining industry companies selected to participate in the METS Ignited innovative new Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment (WISE) Programme, launching in November.

The first of its kind in the industry, Bis will be joining Xsights Digital, Roborigger and Integrity Engineering Solutions (IES) to explore and evaluate new cost-effective sensor technologies.

Sponsored and supported by the METS Ignited and delivered by Innovation Central Perth (ICP), the WISE programme aims to accelerate the collective knowledge of, and application for, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies across the mining industry.

With more data available, in shorter timeframes, on an expanding number of devices, IoT sensors and data collection are changing the nature of the mining industry and providing METS companies with significant opportunity to develop new applications to capture and extract value.

Specifically, the WISE Programme will deliver foundational learning in sensors, visualisation platforms, data science, networks and communications. Each of the participating companies will gain access to a test environment and resources to collaborate and build real world industrial IoT solutions, including:

  1. Access to talent: tailored tutorials on installing sensors and analysing data outputs, advice on capturing, visualising and analysing data.
  2. Access to WISE hardware and software platforms: full access to computing hardware and industrial grade wireless sensors.
  3. Access to campus infrastructure for experimentation and validation: open innovation and collaboration with other WISE members, joint Proof of Concept facilitations for particular sensor technologies.

The programme has the support of ICP’s lead organisation Cisco and partners Curtin University, Woodside and CSIRO’s Data61. The ICP aims to advance the development and commercialisation of IoT technology to service a wide array of industries.

METS Ignited is dedicated to helping the Australian METS sector develop globally competitive skills and knowledge, and drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation into industry.

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