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IntelliZone® is a user-friendly proximity detection system that creates
shaped and dynamic shutdown/caution/operator zones to
enhance miner safety while maintaining productivity.

  • IECEx-certified for underground coal in Australia and Queensland since 2018 and EMESRT Level 7 & 9 compliant.
  • Shaped-zone technology minimises nuisance alerts – works on standard or articulating equipment.
  • Miner-Bolter operator can stand close to the machine and remain in a safe area.
  • Purpose-built for underground mining and can be installed on all mobile equipment.
  • 2021 U.S. NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovation Award winner.

SharpZone Technology

Matrix’s exclusive SharpZone Technology minimises false alarms and allows long-range, through-curtain detection

Shaped Zones

IntelliZone’s zones allow precise location of support workers without reducing production, including Miner-Bolter boom and articulated equipment.


The IntelliZone Locator uses audible and visual alerts to warn personnel of potential danger. The Locator is compact, lightweight, simple to use and powered by a rechargeable battery. All IntelliZone Locators for underground coal mines are Intrinsically Safe (IS).


The Matrix IntelliZone® proximity detection system helps train personnel to stay clear of danger zones present around mobile equipment. The system is designed for use on all brands of continuous miners, shuttle cars and other mobile underground equipment or vehicles.

  • IECEx-certified for underground coal in Australia and Queensland since 2018 and EMESRT Level 7 & 9 compliant.
  • Proven Technology – first installed in 2009, more than 90% of all US underground coal mines operating with proximity detection systems use Matrix technology.
  • Highly Reliable – machine-integrated “Drivers” are compact and robust for maximum uptime and manufactured for harsh operating conditions.
  • Machine Mounted Locator – enhances the system’s diagnostic capabilities and is used to create zones that move in sync with articulating equipment. Comes standard on new systems and is easy to add to older ones.
  • Data Logging – IntelliZone is the only IS-approved prox system that allows precise personnel location and data logging.
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IntelliZone System Overview

The IntelliZone system ships with the following components. Older systems do not include the Machine-Mounted Locator (MML) and Enhanced Status Screen which provide advanced system diagnostics. These are easy to add to existing systems.

  1. Locator
  2. Driver
  3. Machine-Mounted Locator (MML)
  4. Controller
  5. Power Supply
  6. Splitter
  7. Dome Antenna
  8. Half-Wave Antenna
  9. Enhanced Status Screen
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SharpZoneTM  Technology for Precise Programmable Awareness Zones

Matrix’s leading-edge SharpZone technology creates equipment-specific straight line and angled safety areas for the most effective Caution and Shutdown zones. These zones help protect miners from mobile equipment injuries and minimize nuisance warningsor shutdown. For example:

  • Mobile haulage awareness zones vary based on speed and direction of travel. Higher speed means longer forward zones to allow for higher stoppage time. Mobile haulage awareness zones can “see” through curtains to help avoid worker collisions.
  • Zones around CM tail automatically shrink in cutting mode and expand while tramming.
  • Customized “green” zones can be generated within the awareness zones to allow operators to stand, kneel or, if appropriate, ride in safe locations without setting off a zone alert.

Forward Zones Extend as Speed Increases

As shuttle car or loader speed increases, the forward zones increase in length to
accommodate the longer required stopping time.The zones can “see”
through barrier curtains which helps protect workers.




Machine Mounted
Locator (MML)


Contact Matrix Design Australia
for more information on IntelliZone accessories

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Matrix Design Australia

Serving Mines Throughout Australia
+61 428 899 778
Offices: Queensland • New South Wales