A Critical Component in the Far North

Industry: Mining | Solution: Enviromental Monitoring

A Critical Component in the Far North

Established an embedded network for weather monitoring across Baffin Island


Symboticware Incorporated, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, Peregrine Diamonds, Laurentian University, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).

This project saw the deployment of the SymBot, a fully-capable micro industrial computer, input/output processor, and two-way satellite transceiver which operates on very low power drawn from solar. Uniquely and critically, the SymBot provides two-way satellite communication, so data can be collected remotely, as well as provide the option to re-configure the instruments without expensive site visits.

The enhanced weather stations will serve as hubs for a more complete environmental monitoring network, consisting of remote sensors, probes and motes.