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SAFETY: Hexagon offers new early warning radar system for rock falls

Hexagon’s new customizable IDS GeoRadar RockSpot delivers real-time data in any weather.

SWEDEN – Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today announced IDS GeoRadar RockSpot, a radar system that fills a critical gap in the monitoring of natural and engineered slopes. The system detects, tracks, and analyzes the slightest movements from rock falls, avalanches, and other fast moving landslide debris flow.

RockSpot creates real-time alerts that can be connected to on-site alarms (e.g., sirens, automatic road closures or other alert devices). Georeferenced, recorded event data provides advanced statistics and analytics for risk assessment and vulnerability zone mapping.

“Hexagon is committed to empowering customers to put data to work. In the case of RockSpot, they’re able to leverage data to protect workers and the general public in high risk areas of potentially catastrophic events,” said Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. “This intelligent safety solution, designed to withstand all weather conditions, continuously monitors day and night.”

RockSpot can identify rock falls up to 2 km from the slope, as well as avalanches and other fast moving events, like mudflow and debris flow, up to 4 km from the slope. With a coverage field of 40° vertical and 80° horizontal, the system can consistently monitor an entire mine wall or natural slope at high resolution with a single radar unit. RockSpot’s alerts can be customized sector by sector using advanced algorithms that distinguish rock movements from other moving objects, such as haul trucks, animals and people.

Find more information about RockSpot at IDS GeoRadar RockSpot.

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