One Minute Video That Could Change Your Mine

Ron White, 3D-P VP of Technology Presents Mining Technology Solutions at Mine Site Automation Conference in Tucson. Watch this short video and if you’d like to hear his full, 17-minute video, click below.

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Reducing Onboard Technology Clutter through Open, Ruggedized, Onboard Computing and Networking Appliances.

New applications for mining equipment are continually becoming available, and many are seen as critical to the safe operation and productivity of the equipment shortly after their release.  These new applications drive additional hardware installations on the equipment. This hardware, described as  “technology clutter” has the effect of reducing operator comfort, and potentially creating safety issues such as reduced visibility and ergonomics.   At the same time, many technology products are moving towards “open source” methodologies.  This session will illustrate:

  • How to utilize these advances to reduce technology clutter in cabs to streamline operations
  • Ensuring operators have full access to many critical applications
By Categories: Executive Forum, Mining Technology Solutions

3D-P Demonstrates Mining Technology Around the Globe in 2013

3D-P will be presenting, sponsoring and exhibiting at the following conferences and expos:

February 24-27:  SME Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA

Mining guys, Sean Wilson and Bill Wright along with Sean McClary, Ron White and Ben Greenwood will be attending

February 25-26: Mine Automation, Perth, WA  AU

Mal Jones will be addressing standardizing the tools for integration and management of disparate automation systems and networks as well as implementing an open platform for the mobile mining environment. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/YbILNO

 March 12-13: Mine Site Automation & Communication, Brisbane, QLD AU

Mal Jones will be speaking on managing the integration of multiple applications and hardware through one intelligent end-point. To register go to: http://bit.ly/Y5D3qo

March 20-22: Mining Australia Expo, Perth, WA, AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at booth #11. To register go to: http://bit.ly/14ON81d

April 18-29: Newcastle Mining & OH&S Expo, Newcastle, NSW, AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at booth #32. To register go to: http://bit.ly/YSJFvj

May 5-8: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Vivien Hui attending

May 14-16: Mackay-Bowen Mining & Resource Expo, Mackay, Queensland, AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at booth #34. To register go to: http://bit.ly/WFATCc

May 20-23: Austmine, Perth, WA, AU

3D-P is the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of “Automation & Communication.”

Mal Jones will be presenting and 3D-P will be exhibiting. Mining IQ is recording an exclusive Podcast interview with Mal that will be available in May. To register go to: http://bit.ly/157xAqe

June 5-7: Singleton Mining & OH&S Expo, Singleton, NSW AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at booth #172. To register go to: http://bit.ly/c6HhJL

June 10-11: Mining Americas Summit, Denver CO, USA

Demonstrating Operational Best Practices and Technical Solutions to Allow Mine Operators to Boost Productivity and Control Costs in a Volatile Marketplace

3D-P is the exclusive Wireless Network Sponsor and is hosting a themed luncheon that includes an opportunity for round-the-table discussion. To register go to: http://bit.ly/gPKySH

June 11-13:  Gas & Oil Expo, Calgary, AB Canada

Visit the 3D-P Staff at Booth 1689. To register go to:  http://bit.ly/11mR1Xy

July 18-20: Gladstone Resource & Industry Expo, Gladstone, Queensland, AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at Booth #55. To register go to: http://bit.ly/XHEvBp

July 23-24: Mine Site Automation & Communication,  Johannesburg South Africa

3D-P is the “network solution provider” – Booth details to come.

August 11-15: CIM23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Quebec, CA

Vivien Hui will be attending

September 10-11: Oil Sand Trade Show, Fort McMurray, AB, CA

Vivien Hui and Sean Wilson attending

September 11-13, Pilbara Mining & Resource Expo, Pilbara WA, AU

Visit Mal Jones and Jeff Mahar at Booth #136. To register go to: http://bit.ly/pLMjd8

September 16-20: Extemin Technology Exhibition Fair, Lima Peru

Visit Hugo Untiveros and Oscar Ramos at Booth #996 in the US Pavilion. To register go to: http://bit.ly/159T3ir

We look forward to seeing you around the globe in 2013!

By Categories: Mining News, Trade Events

3D-P Mining Solutions Begins Banner Year

By Sean McClary, 3D-P’s VP Global Sales and Marketing

When you lay the foundation and build upon a solid plan, you expect good things to happen. But while you are waiting for all the thought-out strategies to bring results  it’s human nature to second guess decisions and to lose sleep over what-if scenarios. That’s where I have been. But somewhere over the past few months, all the pieces have aligned perfectly and the future is clearly on target.  2013 is shaping up to  be quite a year for 3D-P and a banner year for the mining industry.

2012 3D-P Strategies:

Product Expansion & Training:  1) The one box, one tablet concept for cabs was unveiled at MINExpo.  Listening to the needs of our customers, our engineers went to work on a product that would declutter cabs while integrating and delivering all their applications. 2) Our product training kicked-off in December with full classrooms.  On-going sessions are planned for Solo Mesh and 802.lln training and certification.

Unparalleled Customer Service: 1) We consolidated our operations under one “best in class” facility to better serve our global customer base.  2) We expanded our support staff by 50% in Canada and Australia.

Increased Sales Presence: 1) We signed Communications International to represent us in Brazil, Africa and Asia. 2) Mining technology veterans Bill Wright and Sean Wilson were brought on board to help direct and manage business development 3) A building was purchased in Perth to serve as home to 3D-P operations in Australia.

Results of our strategies in 2012: 1) 3D-P product innovations landed us top exposure, and  “One of the companies to watch” at MINExpo in September. 2) 3D-P made sales history by shipping mega pallets of product to one of the largest mining companies in the world. 3) We met and far exceeded our sales goals for 2012..

But to me, the best of all is that we met our number one goal to meet and exceed our customers’ expectation. Our products do what we said they would do, and our service is personal and unequaled. 

By Categories: Mining News

3D-P Welcomes Bill Wright as Regional Manager of US Sales

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – February 4, 2013:  3D-P announces and welcomes Bill Wright as the company’s newest addition to their global sales management team. Wright will be responsible for managing all existing US customers as well as securing new customers in the region.

 Bill Wright brings over 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry with positions in sales, marketing and management. Previously, Mr. Wright was with Bentley Systems (formerly IVARA) where he served as Strategic Account Manager over mining software solutions. Prior mining sales experience includes positions at Mincom and NRX.

“Bill Wright has a proven ability to communicate complex processes and technology,” said Sean McClary, 3D-P’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. “When you combine this with his discovery-based sales methodology and consultative style, Bill’s contribution to 3D-P’s presence in the US is sure to be substantial.”

Wright will be headquartered in Denver, Colorado and will work with the Calgary customer support staff as well as support staff in the US.

“I have always recognized connectivity throughout the mine site as a critical component,” explained Bill Wright. “Connectivity is not only critical in retrieving data from the mobile fleet but also in extending the reach of the advanced systems that the mining industry uses today.  I am excited to be working with the professionals at 3D-P, and based on my years of mining technology experience I know that I can help my customers use real time data to increase production, lower costs and improve training.”

 About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is the innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry. The company provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint™ products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire forklift upgrades to equipment and networks. With global offices staffed with engineering experts, 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. Customers have proven that 3D-P’s Intelligent Endpoint ™ products increase production while decreasing costs. 3D-P is Technology :: Connected.  Visit http://www.3D-P.com.

By Categories: 3D-P Expansion

Mal Jones to Present at Thought-Leader Conferences in Australia

Mal Jones, VP and General Manager of 3D-P Australia, will be presenting on February 25 at Mine Automation in Perth and March 12th in Brisbane. These thought-leader conferences will be attended by mining decision-makers from Australia and Asia. As a sought-after sponsor of these events, 3D-P is recognized globally as the innovator of customer-driven solutions.

The topic for both conferences is: Managing the integration of multiple applications and hardware through one intelligent end-point

• Standardising the tools for integration and management of disparate automation systems and networks

• Implementing an open platform for the mobile mining environment

• Assessing current operational needs and standardising future requirement

• Reduction of infrastructure costs and improved performance

To register for Mine Automation in Perth

To register for Mine Site in Brisbane

By Categories: Mining News, Trade Events

Ron White Presenting at MineSite Automation Forum, Tucson, AZ

On January 29th, 2013 Ron White, 3D-P’s VP of Technology will be speaking to the attendees at the MineSite Automation and Communication Forum.

The following is an abstract of his presentation:

Reducing Onboard Technology Clutter through Open, Ruggedized, Onboard Computing and Networking Appliances

New applications for mining equipment are continually becoming available, and many are seen as critical to the safe operation and productivity of the equipment shortly after their release. These new applications drive additional hardware installations on the equipment. This hardware, described as “technology clutter” has the effect of reducing operator comfort, and potentially creating safety issues such as reduced visibility and ergonomics. At the same time, many technology products are moving towards “open source” methodologies. This session will illustrate:

  • How to utilize these advances to reduce technology clutter in cabs to streamline operations
  •  Ensuring operators have full access to many critical applications

3D-P is hosting the cocktail reception at this event.  If you haven’t registered for this informative forum please go to http://www.minesiteforum.com/.  We hope to see you there!

By Categories: Executive Forum, Mining News

Large Mine Expansion in Australia Chooses 3D-P Intelligent Endpoints

3D-P Announces Largest Product Shipment to a Single Mine Site in Company’s History – From Calgary to Australia, Massive Skids of Hornet Kits En Route

 Calgary, Alberta, Canada – December 5, 2012:  3D-P, the leading resource for technologically-advanced open networking and computing platforms in the mining industry announced today a large shipment of Hornets en route to a recently expanded coal mine in Australia.

The coal mine has recently completed a three-year expansion which doubled their production capacity.  While production output doubled their operational budgets did not.  It was critical that the mine identify a technology company that enables more integration with less equipment. “We were thrilled to be selected,” said Mal Jones, VP and General Manager of 3D-P Australia. “The mining company saw that our Intelligent EndpointsTM could manage and optimize the performance of many disparate mobile systems in use today and will allow the company to implement new applications as they are introduced .  3D-P technology enables greater production, reliability and safety within their operating budget,” Jones continued.

To excavate and deliver the mined coal to its handling and preparation plants, the mining company uses a fleet of heavy mining equipment including trucks, shovel, excavators, dozers, graders and drills. These transporters and equipment will network together with operations through Intelligent Endpoints in real time. Data is then bundled and routed to where it’s needed, regardless of the format or protocol of existing applications.

“3D-P recognized the business potential in Australia and began ramping up sales/support personnel over a year ago,” said Sean McClary, Global VP of Sales and Marketing. “Obviously we are more than happy with this shipment of the Intelligent Endpoint Hornet.  Not only is it a very nice order for us, but it is exactly what this coal mine needed to meet and exceed their operational goals today and into the future.”

About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is the innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry. The company provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint™ products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire forklift upgrades to equipment and networks. With global offices staffed with engineering experts, 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. Customers have proven that 3D-P’s Intelligent Endpoint ™ products increase production while decreasing costs. 3D-P is Technology :: Connected.  Visit http://www.3D-P.com.

By Categories: 3D-P Expansion

3D-P Hires Sean Wilson as Director of Global Business Development

New Position Created to Enhance Collaboration and Synergy

 Calgary, Alberta, Canada – November 26, 2012:  3D-P, the leading resource for technologically-advanced open networking and computing platforms in the mining industry, announced the appointment of veteran sales and business developer, Sean Wilson.

In his capacity as Director of Global Business Development, Wilson will focus on building partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Technology Manufacturers (OTMs) in all vertical markets. Uniquely qualified, Sean Wilson brings 25 years of experience in sales, management and business development across verticals such as mining, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and telecommunications. Most recently as Strategic Account Manager Global Mining with Ivara Corporation, Mr. Wilson provided Asset Health Solutions to Mining Owner/Operators.

“Sean Wilson brings tremendous industry knowledge in business process and technology for operations and maintenance that will be valuable in building long term partnerships with key OEMs and OTMs in the verticals we service,” said Sean McClary, 3D-P’s Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing.

The creation of this new position, Global Business Development, will establish better collaboration and synergy between OEMs, OTMS and O&Os.  “3D-P provides leading-edge middleware tools that leverage the investments in wireless infrastructure for mobile equipment,”  commented Sean Wilson. “By enabling “plug & play” solutions to run high-valued software applications, O&Os are able to manage their business while improving operational efficiencies, decision making and safety for  employees.”  Wilson continued, “I am excited to be a part of this growing company.”

About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is the innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry. The company provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint™ products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire forklift upgrades to equipment and networks. With global offices staffed with engineering experts, 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. Customers have proven that 3D-P’s Intelligent Endpoint ™ products increase production while decreasing costs. 3D-P is Technology :: Connected.  Visit http://www.3D-P.com.

By Categories: 3D-P Expansion

Mal Jones Promoted to Vice President and General Manager of 3D-P Australia

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – November 19, 2012:  Al Lehman, President and CEO of 3D-P announced today that Mal Jones, 3D-P’s Manager for the Asia Pacific Region, has been promoted to VP and General Manager of 3D-P Australia.

“Mal Jones has been with 3D-P and has been demonstrating excellent leadership skills since the company began Australian operations in 2009,” said Mr. Lehman.  “Due to the continued growth of the region and as a step toward establishing an Australian entity, Mal will oversee operations and will be opening our Australian headquarters in the near future.”

In the past year, 3D-P has solidified the company’s commitment to customer service excellence in the Australian and Asian markets by the hiring of uniquely qualified sales and support personnel.  “Mal has been an exception sales manager for the Asia Pacific region,” said Sean McClary, Global VP of Sales and Marketing. “He has certainly earned this promotion, and we look forward to the continued growth of 3D-P in Australia and Asia.”

Prior to joining 3D-P, Mal Jones was a Senior Communications consultant.  For 12 years, he designed and implemented mission critical applications and telecommunications solutions for offshore Oil and Gas exploration and production systems. For seven years, Mal focused on mining specific assignments, delivering high speed data network solutions for heavy mobile equipment.  He has been the lead consultant for major mining houses such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, and Newmont, delivering key technology architecture documents used by the organizations for standardization of technologies and design principals across the organizations.

About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is the innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry. The company provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint™ products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire forklift upgrades to equipment and networks. With global offices staffed with engineering experts, 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. Customers have proven that 3D-P’s Intelligent Endpoint ™ products increase production while decreasing costs. 3D-P is Technology :: Connected.  Visit http://www.3D-P.com.

By Categories: 3D-P Expansion