Micro Pulse LiDAR and NRG Systems Sign VAR Agreement to Serve Mining Industry

Dust monitoring solution and wind measurement profiler complement each other to yield valuable air quality data.

LANHAM, Maryland, September 19, 2019 — Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon, has entered into an agreement with NRG Systems, Inc., to be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) in the NRG Spidar VAR Program. NRG Systems, Inc., the only wind LiDAR expert based in North America, designs and manufactures a suite of wind assessment solutions appropriate for a variety of industries.

Under the agreement, Micro Pulse LiDAR will market and sell Spidar Vertical Profiler LiDAR sensors as an enhancement to the HxGN Remote Dust Monitor solution. The HxGN Remote Dust Monitor solution serves the open-pit mining industry by scanning, identifying and tracking potentially harmful airborne particles. Using Pulsed Direct Detect Lidar technology, the Spidar Vertical Profiler scans for groups or plumes of aerosol and then tracks the speed and direction. The portable, low-cost unit performs well in the complex terrain associated with open-pit mines.

The HxGN Dust Monitor Solution is a stand-alone solution utilizing micro pulse LiDAR (MPL) technology with a depolarization component and 15 km vertical range. The solution forecasts particulate aerosol transport, provides long-range mass concentration estimates, discriminates between particles and helps teams with mitigation and control procedures. When the Spidar Vertical Profiler is purchased as an add-on, the combined data improve compliance monitoring and early warning systems by identifying types of aerosols, as well as tracking the direction a plume is moving. Emission sources on-facility and off-facility are more quickly and accurately identified.

“Adding the Spidar Vertical Profiler to the HxGN Dust Monitor solution allows us to pinpoint potentially harmful plumes, track and forecast their progress, and support earlier intervention,” says Justin Fisher, director of atmospheric products at Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon. “With early intervention, companies can maintain a healthier work environment and avoid unintentional violations of clean air laws and the corresponding penalties, including fines and production interruptions.”

“Our agreement with Micro Pulse LiDAR is a logical step for NRG Systems as we introduce our precise wind measurement technology to a broader range of applications,” stated Gregory Erdmann, Vice President, Global Sales, at NRG Systems, Inc. “Our companies share a desire to expand the use of advanced technology, such as LiDAR, to encourage safe energy development and sustainability for our planet.”

ABOUT NRG SYSTEMS, Inc.
NRG Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), revolutionized the way wind resource assessment was done over 36 years ago. The company is dedicated to designing and manufacturing smart technologies for a more sustainable planet – that means more renewable energy, cleaner air, and a safer environment for all. Their measurement systems, turbine control sensors, Bat Deterrent Systems, and Lidar remote sensors can be found in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.nrgsystems.com.

ABOUT MICRO PULSE LIDAR, PART OF HEXAGON
Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon develops innovative solutions that deliver a rich source of atmospheric feature information. It currently builds, sells and supports the only LiDAR in the world that is rated for use in both the MPLNET from NASA and the European EUMETNET operational network.

Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, puts data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Its technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow @HexagonAB.

For further information, please contact:
Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon
Justin Fisher
Phone: 770-326-9500 x6116
Email: justin.fisher@hexagon.com

NRG Systems, Inc.
Brittany Good
802. 482.2255 x159
bmg@nrgsystems.com