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Hiber launches HiberHeavy.

Remote mining, agriculture, and construction sites can now increase productivity through data-based equipment monitoring.

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Dutch ‘New Space’ startup Hiber announces new heavy equipment monitoring solution to help increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Amsterdam, 2 March 2021 | Hiber, the European satellite Internet-of-Things (IoT) company, today announces the launch of its newest end-to-end IoT solution HiberHeavy. HiberHeavy is a heavy equipment monitoring solution that is subscription-based, easy to install, and which operates anywhere in the world. With HiberHeavy, mining, agriculture, and construction sites can increase productivity with better data and analytics on their heavy equipment. HiberHeavy is Hiber’s first end-to-end solution for heavy equipment monitoring.

Experts estimate that 20-30% of all heavy machinery downtime is unplanned due to poor preventative maintenance schedules. Heavy equipment monitoring can help worksites plan better maintenance schedules, but installation of vehicular tracking solutions are generally expensive and complex. Most worksites have fleets that are a mix of different manufacturers, which makes it difficult to create a streamlined monitoring solution. Additionally, traditional monitoring solutions are typically limited to certain countries or areas of the world where there is cellular coverage. The limitations of traditional monitoring systems makes heavy equipment management in remote areas without coverage or infrastructure virtually impossible.

HiberHeavy is a solution that mining, construction, and agriculture companies can use to manage their heavy equipment fleets to optimise their production. HiberHeavy’s solution includes all the hardware and software that a worksite needs to connect its vehicles to a fleet management system at an affordable, subscription-based price. The solution uses Hiber’s technology to track vehicle locations, trips, and idle times, anywhere in the world.

Computer screen showing the HiberHeavy dashboard. You can see where a specific mining truck is on the worksite and that the machine is currently running.

The all-in-one solution is available as both a starter kit and as an enterprise solution. Each option includes:

  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. An out-of-the-box private network
  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. Easy-to-install sensors
  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. Satellite connectivity
  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. A web-based dashboard
  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. End-to-end encryption
  • Checkmark Created with Sketch. Intergration capabilities with existing fleet management systems

“HiberHeavy is unique because it makes heavy equipment management possible in remote areas of the world through an easy subscription-based model,” says Florian Gendrault, Commercial Director at Hiber. “Monitoring in remote areas has generally been too expensive to be a reality, but the SaaS pricing model of HiberHeavy simplifies heavy equipment monitoring and removes risks associated with purchasing new technology.”

Companies use HiberHeavy to plan better maintenance schedules, but they can also use it to learn more about how much fuel each vehicle burns while idling. By some estimates, the average heavy machine burns roughly 2,000 litres of fuel each year in an idle state, which has a high impact on the site’s overall carbon emissions. Idle time tracking identifies when a machine is turned on but not moving, so worksites can find “quick wins” to reduce their carbon footprint.

“We’re proud to have produced a solution that helps mining companies reduce their carbon footprint through smarter machine monitoring,” says Coen Janssen, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder at Hiber. “The productivity and environmental gains that companies can achieve with heavy machinery monitoring are enormous.”

Hiber controls the infrastructure of HiberHeavy, including the sensors, dashboard, and data connections. The end-to-end nature of the solution makes it one of the easiest IoT solutions for worksites and removes the complexity of working with several different IoT providers. Customers have a single point of contact for all of their heavy equipment monitoring needs, and Hiber is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the hardware and software. The end-to-end solution is easy to install and use, no matter where a worksite is in the world. Installation can be done by local technicians and requires very little training.

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About Hiber

Hiber is a ‘NewSpace’ startup, founded and led by a dream team of satellite experts and tech entrepreneurs. Hiber’s mission is to bring IoT solutions to areas where there’s never been affordable cellular access or wifi. To date, the company has managed to attract significant funding and is part of the selected companies in the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator.

In 2020, Hiber’s end-to-end solution for Oil & Gas Well Integrity Monitoring, the first subscription service of its kind in the industry, became a reality under the name of HiberHilo. In 2021, Hiber launched HiberHeavy, a subscription-based heavy equipment monitoring solution. The company employs more than 60 people around the world and has offices in Amsterdam and Delft in the Netherlands, and Maryland in the United States. Learn more at www.hiber.global.

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