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X-Glo, FiComm partner on new Visual Alert Control System

System designed to increase health and safety in underground mining
With the new Visual Alert Control System, developed by x-Glo North America and FiComm Technologies, when a seismic event occurs underground, overhead LED lighting will change to a green colour to alert workers.

X-Glo North America Inc. and FiComm Technologies are excited to announce a partnership in the design and development of the Visual Alert Control System (VACS). X-Glo North America’s VACS, powered by FiComm, will revolutionize underground safety.

X-Glo LED strip lighting is quickly becoming the new standard for underground mining and tunnel lighting. Even light dispersion, ease of installation and energy savings are some of the benefits from use. With LED strip lights designed by x-Glo North America and a controller developed by FiComm, this partnership provides all the features expected to run the system effectively. You can anticipate a very powerful, flexible and easily integrated underground visual safety system for mine-wide and localized emergencies, directing personnel to safety. With the VACS, traffic control is a breeze all while offering affordable standard lighting and safety in one system.

“The collaboration between x-Glo North America and FiComm Technologies has produced a very powerful and exciting new visual safety system which is truly original in performance and versatility. We have developed a true shared infrastructure system addressing the basic requirements for standard lighting and added the VACS safety system," said Derek Buchanan, product production manager with FiComm.

Watch a video explaining how the system works below:

"Visualization is the fastest way to communicate an emergency and direct personnel to safety. Utilizing standard automation protocols mine-wide or area-specifics alerts, traffic management and any other way the mine chooses to use the system can be initiated from the control room using existing HMI/SCADA/SQL or any other control software.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with FiComm Technologies to help increase health and safety in underground mining and tunnelling projects with the introduction of the VACS," said Don Bertrand, general sales manager with x-Glo North America.

"X-Glo North America’s VACS will maintain employee safety by adding a visual alert in the event of an emergency. The VACS is customizable and can be used for traffic management giving employees a visual alert that there is heavy equipment being operated in the area.

About x-Glo North America

X-Glo North America is a distributor of industrial-grade LED lighting solutions and is committed to developing and supplying high-quality x-Glo LED lighting products and systems that are purpose built for mining, tunneling, oil and gas, and other industrial applications.

About FiComm Technologies

FiComm Technologies specializes in IoT products dedicated to improving health and safety while reducing environmental impact and operational costs.

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