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Hiber launches HiberHeavy

(2 March 2021 - Hiber) Hiber 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.

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(courtesy: Hiber)

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

  • An out-of-the-box private network
  • Easy-to-install sensors
  • Satellite connectivity
  • A web-based dashboard
  • End-to-end encryption
  • 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.

About Hiber

Hiber (formerly Magnitude Space) is a 'NewSpace' startup, founded and led by a dream team of satellite experts and tech entrepreneurs. These 'Hibernauts' are working on a moonshoot goal: to launch and run a nano-satellite constellation in space. More than 40 employees work on the ground-breaking, patent-pending technology behind Hiber and Hiberband at its offices in Amsterdam and Delft.

To date, the company has managed to attract significant funding. This has meant that in November 2018 Hiber became the Netherlands’ first commercial satellite company, launching its first two nano-satellites into orbit. Hiber officially launched at the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Re:invent Conference in November 2018 where they were named Commercial Startup Launch of 2018 at the AWS.