Leica Geosystems, supplier of premium sensors, software and services recently announced that the Leica iCON PA10 and PA80 personal alert systems that create warnings when vehicles and pedestrians on construction and mining sites come into close contact to avoid potential accidents, significantly increasing safety.
The iCON PA10 is a standalone personal alert device that creates multiple zones with up to 50 metres ranges with configurable warnings around any vehicle. The technology can predict potential close interactions between machinery and pedestrians, generating visual, audible and vibratory alarms to both operators and the pedestrians to avert potential accidents.
The iCON PA80 is a personal alert interface integration into the popular Leica MC1 one-for-all software solution platform that guides and automates any and all heavy construction machinery. Regardless if the operator is in a dozer, excavator or any other machine, the iCON PA80 will automatically alert on the screen to any potential risks of collisions.
“The technology acts as a prior-warning system for our operators,” said Bitumill Senior Surveyor Tague O’Callaghan who was able to trial the iCON PA10 on site. “We have found operators are aware of where the workers and other equipment are at all times and can act in advance to minimise accidents.”