Matrix IntelliZone Proximity Detection Receives Australian IECEx Approval

NEWBURGH, IN. Aug. 6, 2018 – Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix) announced today that its IntelliZone proximity detection system has received IECEx approval from the Department of Industry’s Mine Safety Technology Centre in Thornton, NSW, Australia.

Originally introduced to the North American coal mining market in 2009, IntelliZone is the leading proximity detection system in the U.S. and South Africa. IntelliZone’s advanced software positioning system provides precise location of personnel around mobile machinery, allowing it to perform successfully in even the most challenging applications and environments.

Matrix has partnered with fellow high-tech developer Northern Lights Technologies (NLT) to manufacture, distribute and service the IntelliZone system in Australia.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to introduce our state of the art technology to the Australian market,” said Matrix President David Clardy. “This approval will allow us through to immediately proceed with new installations.”

IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the leading authority on the global conformity of electrical and electronic technologies, currently with 85 countries as members and another 86 countries participating in the Affiliate Country Programme. IECEx is the IEC system for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in explosive (“Ex”) atmospheres.  The IECEx certification facilitates international trade in explosive atmosphere equipment and services.

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