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  • Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test

    03 July 2020

    A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 metre high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure. It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank inspections becoming safer and more efficient....

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  • MOBILE launches the IS330.1 for hazardous environments

    16 June 2020 MOBILE GmbH has launched a powerful feature phone with international Ex-approval (ATEX, IECEx, NEC) for highly sensitive environmental conditions (zone 1/21). The high-quality, rugged plastic housing of the IS330.1, which has been designed down to the last detail, is certified to IP68 and the military standard MIL-STD-810G....

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  • Social distancing wearables reduce anxiety about returning to work

    10 June 2020

    Beaconzone Ltd’s Social Distancing Solution (SDS) alerts users and stores data associated with the incidents....

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  • Keep social distance and communicate in high noise environments

    05 June 2020

    At a time when it is essential to maintain social distance in jobs where workers need to continually communicate in high-noise environments, the short range features of the SM1P allow headset to headset communication with a range of 30 to 100 feet, thereby enabling workers to keep their distance while working and communicating safely....

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  • New wearable device prevents spread of viruses by stopping users touching their face

    28 May 2020

    A UK-based company has developed a new technology which prevents the spread of harmful viruses by preventing people repeatedly touching their faces. The new Protactus technology works by the user wearing simple wrist straps and a neck device. Any time the user brings their hand close to their face, the neck device gives off an audible alarm to warn the user....

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Digitalisation for a new age 14 May 2020

In 2020, there have been and will be many developments across all industries where explosive atmospheres mean strict rules need to be adhered to....

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Improving workplace health and safety with wearable technology 14 May 2020

There have been many arguments made about how the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could replace the role of workers across numerous industries. However, the reality is that full automation is not a pragmatic approach and will not be a realistic goal for years to come, despite impressive advancements in technology....

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Digital transformation in oil and gas 14 May 2020

Digital transformation has been at the forefront of every industry. Market intelligence company IDC predicts that worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach US$2.3 trillion in 2023. The oil and gas industry will be part of that expenditure, but simply changing paper or analogue-based information into digital is not enough to realise the overall benefits digital transformation has to offer in the long term....

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Next generation electrical safety 14 May 2020

Canadian company Proxxi has developed a technology from the ground up to improve safety around low and high voltage workplaces....

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Smart glasses and headsets remove distractions and reduce error rates 14 May 2020

Vuzix, a manufacturer of Augmented Reality (AR) technology, has developed several smart headsets and smart glasses. The Vuzix M400 headset is optimised for harsh environments having been two-metre drop-tested and IP67 rated for waterproof and dustproof operation....

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