Nottingham, England-based 3D Laser Mapping has launched a range of remote satellite monitoring solutions  that will allow data to be transmitted from inaccessible and inhospitable environments.

The CatchR range of solutions include systems for water flow, depth and level monitoring, equipment status reporting, detection of toxic substances and weather reporting. The measurement units collect and record a range of data which is then automatically transmitted by satellites to a secure data server. Users can view data online and alarms can be received as emails and SMS messages.

“The CatchR solutions will complement our own SiteMonitor system which is already in use in mines and other challenging environments around the world,” said Jon Chicken, managing director of 3D Laser Mapping. “CatchR systems can be used to monitor equipment, such as generators, power plants or pumping stations, and detect and report the presence of toxic substances, even operating in emergency situations when other infrastructure may be lost. CatchR systems also include solutions for monitoring water levels in lakes, dams, rivers and reservoirs and can report on water flow and depth.”

CatchR Basic is a self-sufficient unit for remote collection and transmission of measurement data. Contained within a specially designed enclosure, the system includes a low power computer that communicates with external sensors to collect data which is then transmitted, using the built-in satellite modem through an external antenna.