DataCloud’s RHINO™ Geoscience Logging Tool Uses IoT Sensors and Seismic-While-Drilling Techniques to Enable Differential Blasting, Significantly Improving Fragmentation Profiles
May 2, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the geosciences technology innovator that enables mining companies to master the subsurface and drive profitable growth, today announced that it is launching RHINO™, a breakthrough geosciences logging tool designed for the global mining industry. RHINO™ uses advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, seismic-while-drilling (SWD) techniques, and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure previously unavailable rock properties in real-time.
With the extremely high resolution rock data generated by RHINO™, mine operators can now develop and optimize differential blasting plans that produce significantly improved fragmentation profiles, driving greater productivity and profitability. DataCloud is unveiling its new RHINO™ solution during the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) 2018 Convention & Expo that will be held May 6-9 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
“DataCloud is building transformative technology like RHINO™ to empower mining companies to materially improve their performance and productivity so they can own the future,” said Thor Kallestad, CEO and Co-Founder of DataCloud. “RHINO™ is a game-changer because it significantly improves blast fragmentation by providing the previously unavailable geoscience insights required to optimize blast hole spacing, explosives loading, and detonation timing decisions.”
“By combining best-in-class cloud, IoT and AI technologies into powerful, proven mining solutions, DataCloud is developing the geoscience measurement techniques and processing workflows that we believe represent the future of highly productive and more environmentally-aware data-driven mining,” added Kallestad.
RHINO Leads New DataCloud Product Offerings
The compact RHINO™ sensor package can be installed in minutes and is configured to be “plug and play” ready within DataCloud’s MinePortal™ platform. The RHINO™ sensors are deployed on drills and collect measurements at 1-centimeter increments in drilled blast holes, far exceeding the resolution possible with conventional measurement-while-drilling (MWD) technology. Once the RHINO™ rock information is processed, interpreted and made available for visualization on DataCloud’s MinePortal™ platform, it is available for blast planning and/or export via browser, mobile device, or API.
DataCloud will be exhibiting in booth 1444 at the CIM 2018 Convention & Expo in Vancouver.
Founded in 2016, DataCloud builds advanced technology solutions that help mining companies worldwide to master the subsurface so they can transform their economics and own the future. DataCloud’s real-time geoscience products and solutions leverage breakthrough blasting techniques that enable mine operators to make better, more profitable decisions – faster. Our integrated technology and AI-driven analytics platform enable operators to conduct the cleanest, most efficient mineral extraction possible, leading to dramatically improved mine performance and productivity, and greater profitability. DataCloud is committed to helping mining companies lessen their environmental impact, while improving compliance and increasing safety. Based in Seattle, WA and Palo Alto, CA, DataCloud is backed by leading investors. For more information, visit www.DataCloud.com.
Lindsey Miller | 817-475-6668 | Lindsey@datacloud.com