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Exyn Technologies expands with NSS Canada as strategic distributor

Partnership will bring underground autonomous drones to the Canadian mining industry
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Under a new agreement, NSS will serve as a distributor for Exyn Technologies' ExynAero, a fully autonomous drone used for surveying in underground mining.

Philadelphia, PA – June 28, 2021: Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied industrial environments, today announced a partnership with NSS (Northern Survey Supply). The partnership highlights the availability of Exyn's underground drone products in the Canadian market, distributed through NSS Canada.

Canadian underground mining companies looking for ways to increase safety and efficiency by using cutting-edge autonomous robots now have a viable solution for their needs. Exyn offers a full-stack solution that enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time.

As the number of mining fatalities decreases every year due to technological advancements (the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports there were 29 mining fatalities in 2020, making it the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30 – a historic low), Exyn is leading this movement with the ExynAero, an autonomous and self-piloting aerial drone. The ExynAero operates using a high level of autonomy (Autonomy Level 4) to access complex, GPS-denied environments, predominantly within the mining industry. It replaces legacy CMS systems for safer and more efficient workflow.

“We’re proud to expand our worldwide footprint with this partnership by empowering surveyors with a suite of highly accurate cavity monitoring tools," says Nader Elm, CEO and co-founder of Exyn Technologies. "More Aeros and Paks in the field means more safety for mine workers in Canada and beyond.”

The consistent thematic synergy of the partnership can be seen in the prioritization of safety and efficiency from both companies. NSS Canada provides tools and solutions, such as MOSS (Miner Operated Survey System), that ensure underground procedures can be done safer, faster and with more accuracy. The partnership between NSS Canada and Exyn Technologies highlights these values given that the ExynAero autonomous drone allows data to be collected without humans subjecting themselves to potentially hazardous locations and situations.

The partnership allows mining customers to benefit from comprehensive underground aerial 3D mapping with progressive visualization that increases overall transparency of mining operations – including for GPS-denied, hard-to-reach, or hazardous areas, or locations that would be time-consuming to survey and inspect using conventional methods.

“NSS Canada believes in the rapid adoption of cutting-edge technologies that can revolutionize the mining industry by increasing safety, speed, and accuracy," Bruno Lalonde, president, NSS Canada. "Exyn Technologies is a pioneer in the industrial drone space, whose autonomous drone technology reduces the possibility of human error in potentially dangerous environments. Our mutual dedication to safety and innovation through technology is why we believe this is the perfect partnership!”

Exyn has successfully commercialized industrial-grade drone autonomy with major customers in mining, construction, and logistics.

About Exyn Technologies

Exyn Technologies is pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time. For the first time, industries like mining, logistics, and construction can benefit from a single, integrated solution to capture critical and time-sensitive data in a safer, more affordable, and more efficient way. Exyn is powered by a team of experts in autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial engineering, and is a spin-out of the University of Pennsylvania's world-renowned GRASP Laboratory. The company is VC-backed and privately held, with headquarters in Philadelphia.

NSS Canada

For over 31 years, NSS Canada has been successfully integrating technologies in the mining and surveying space to increase safety, accuracy and efficiency. We help solve surface and UG challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. Our experts will help you choose the right solutions for your mine site allowing you to integrate, automate and optimize critical workflows for a life-of-mine solution. Our wide variety of trusted measurement instruments and engaging software –including our own in-house software, MOSS (Miner Operated Survey System) – is used in a diverse mix of applications, spanning industries and benefitting professionals worldwide.


 
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