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Maptek Sentry wins Excellence in Innovation award

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Innovative slope stability monitoring system Maptek Sentry has been recognised for its excellence in the South
Australian Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining.

Sentry, a laser based spatial solution for remote monitoring of surface stability and critical risk management in
open cut and underground mines, won the Excellence in Innovation: Commercialisation of Research category for
the METS Sector in the awards presented in Adelaide on Friday, November 30.
Maptek Operations Manager - Asia Pacific Athy Kalatzis said the result was a credit to the research and
development team.
‘We’re delighted to receive this award,’ Mr Kalatzis said.
‘We’ve worked incredibly hard to transform the concept of real-time monitoring using a laser scanner into a
commercial reality.
‘Perhaps more importantly, it’s satisfying to see Sentry helping improve safety and streamline operations at mines
around the world.’
The Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining recognise excellence demonstrated by leading resources and
energy sector companies and organisations in the areas of diversity, working with communities, and innovation.
Maptek is approaching 40 years developing technology for the mining sector and was the first to commercialise
the mobile laser-based approach to stability.
Sentry can be deployed to monitor mine surfaces such as pit walls, slopes, benches and ramps as well as
underground convergence and subsidence. It is in operation at mine sites in Australia, North and South America,
Africa and Asia.
‘Maptek successfully developed the first Australian-made terrestrial laser scanners for mining in 2004 to
complement our industry leading 3D spatial software,’ Mr Kalatzis said.
‘Sentry is a new application of this technology and the concept grew from measuring changes in surfaces
between scans.
‘We’d love to see this South Australian designed and built innovation installed at every mine site worldwide.’
The success of Sentry and the wider suite of Maptek mining solutions has the company entering a growth phase.
‘It’s terrific to contribute to the South Australian economy and employment,’ Mr Kalatzis said.
Caption: The Maptek team with the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Steven Marshall MP

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Maptek™ is a global provider of innovative software, hardware and services. Founded almost 40 years ago to service the mining industry, Maptek offers a unique combination of domain knowledge, technical expertise and engineering resources. We incorporate automated workflows and optimised algorithms to collect, analyse and circulate critical information within the operational cycle, closing the loop between planning, production and results. We develop reliable solutions that allow customers to improve safety, productivity and profitability.
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Re: Maptek Sentry wins Excellence in Innovation award

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It is good to see the guys and girls at Maptek getting some runs on the board.
They have done an amazing job competing against Riegl in the mining industry in Australia.
They have some very clever people who are very good at thinking outside the box instead of just following other manufacturers.
Mike Annear
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