GroundProbe recently attended Slope Stability Symposium 2018 – the largest slope stability conference in the world. During the event, we launched our latest innovative monitoring solution to the market, the GMS (Geotech Monitoring Station).
The Symposium is held every two years and brings together mining, civil, geotechnical, geological, hydrogeological and geophysical engineers from around the world to discuss and explore new techniques around improving stability in open cut mines.
This year the Symposium was located in Seville, Spain and was held in conjunction with the XIV International Congress for Energy and Resource Mining. The combined event was attended by over 600 delegates from a myriad of companies around the world.
Throughout the course of the Symposium, GroundProbe hosted an exhibition booth, showcasing our complete suite of geotechnical monitoring hardware and software solutions. Our booth featured an Augmented Reality (AR) enabled wall. Attendees were able to scan the posters on the wall using their smart devices (phones and tablets) to play a corresponding video or 3D animation about each of our solutions.
The GMS was officially launched at a cocktail party held by GroundProbe on the first night of the Symposium.
Held at the Rio Grande Restaurante, situated on the river Guadalquivir, the cocktail party provided an excellent opportunity for GroundProbe staff and customers to catch-up in a more relaxed setting.
The GMS was officially unveiled following a speech from GroundProbe’s VP of Global Operations and Sales, David Noon, who spoke about the integral role of creating strong partnerships with other innovative companies.
Upon its unveiling, the GMS received a very positive and rousing reception.
Following the launch, two GMS systems were put on display in the GroundProbe exhibition booth for the remainder of the Symposium.
“We generated a great deal of interest in the GMS at our cocktail party and this continued into the Slope Symposium itself, with a large number of attendees responding very positively towards our latest monitoring solution,” said Mr Noon.
“Designed as a long-term, background monitoring tool, the GMS will allow geotechnical engineers all over the world to monitor vast mine areas, such as open cut pits, highly vegetated slopes, tailings dams, dumps and cuttings, for long periods of time.”
GroundProbe are very pleased with the strong, positive reception the GMS has received so far, with numerous GMS systems already deployed on mine sites around the world.
“The product development of the GMS was driven by both innovation and customer needs,” said John Beevers, GroundProbe’s CEO.
“As a result, we are proud to see the Geotech Monitoring Station already in high demand and operating on customer sites across Peru, Laos and Australia, as well as monitoring a civil application in Brazil.”
“We’re very excited to have officially launched the GMS to the open cut mining market; it’s great to already see a strong positive reception to its launch from a range of representatives from mine sites around the world.”