Aug 9

NLT and Matrix Receive Australian IEXEx Approval for IntelliZone System

NLT and Matrix Receive Australian IEXEx Approval for IntelliZone System

CABOOLTURE, AUSTRALIA, Aug. 9, 2018 – Northern Light Technologies (NLT) and Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix) are pleased to announce that the Matrix 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.

NLT has partnered with Matrix to assemble, test, distribute, and service the IntelliZone System in Australia to the IS standard.

View Press Release

Nov 8

Matrix to Distribute NLT’s N-Connex System

Matrix to Distribute NLT’s N-Connex System

NLT is pleased to announce a new partnership with Matrix Design Group, LLC to develop market leadership in mine networking through the distribution of NLT’s award-winning N-Connex platform. Matrix will collaborate with NLT to deliver solutions for communications, tracking, control and automation, and environmental monitoring into mines in the United States and Africa.

The unique combination of NLT’s rugged technologies and the industry-leading proximity technologies delivered by Matrix will ensure mines and tunnels will be safer and more productive.

For more information, please read the press release from Matrix Design Group, LLC.





Oct 27
NLT and N-Connex to be featured on Australia By Design Innovation TV Series



NLT and N-Connex, Good Design® Award Winner in Product Design, will be featured in the Australia by Design Innovation (ABDI), a brand new Television Series on channel TEN.  ABDI is an entertaining look at product innovations in many industries ranging from consumer products to heavy industry, and products will compete to be in the top ten. Join us over the next six weeks to explore the best innovations Australia has to offer.





Australia by Design Innovation Premieres on Saturday October 28 at 2PM on TEN AEST and Sunday October 29 at 3:30 AEST

Episodes Available here.


Oct 27
Powered by NLT, North American Palladium’s Lac Des Iles Mine featured in CIM Magazine.

NLT customer and technology partner, North American Palladium has been featured in this month’s issue of CIM Magazine, which is focused on digital mining. Learn how Lac Des Iles Mine is inspiring a digital revolution, powered by NLT Wi-Fi and digital solutions!

Read it here! (Page 34) 

May 1

N-Connex Receives 2017 Good Design® Selection in Product Design Category

N-Connex Receives 2017 Good Design® Selection in Product Design Category


Monday 1st May 2017

N-Connex Receives 2017 Good Design® Selection in Product Design Category.

Good Design Australia announced the 2017 Good Design Selections today marking the countdown to Australia’s most prestigious awards for design and innovation on June 8th 2017.

After an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts, the Jury have finalised their results and awarded only the best entries to receive the Good Design® Selection.

N-Connex was one of only 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design® Selection and is now in the running to receive the coveted Australian Good Design Award, which will be announced at the Good Design Awards Ceremony on June 8 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) in Sydney.

On receiving the Good Design® Selection for N-Connex, the Jury commented: “High-end design for a rugged, no-fuss utility product. It is clear that a professional design team worked on every aspect of this product. The end result is a professionally executed product that does what it has to do with elegance and simplicity.”

The Jury set the bar very high this year with only the very best submissions receiving this level of recognition.

Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950’s and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products.

Last year, the Flow Hive, an innovative beekeeping device that has taken the world by storm took out the prestigious Good Design Award of the Year, the highest design honour in the country.

The 2017 Good Design Awards Ceremony and Festival will coincide with Vivid Sydney, now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Winners will be celebrated at the black tie Awards Ceremony in Sydney, where guests will be invited to the exclusive opening of the 2017 Good Design Showcase, which will feature the winners of this year’s Awards.

“The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program.

“This is one of the few design award programs in the world where design and innovation are celebrated so broadly. This year’s Good Design® Selections represent excellence in design across the widest spectrum of design including Product Design, Service Design, Architectural Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design and Social Innovation,” Dr. Gien commented.

“Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these Awards”.

View the 2017 Good Design® Selections HERE.

Aug 31

NLT Announces Acquisition of ActiveControl Technology Inc. Assets

NLT Announces Acquisition of ActiveControl Technology Inc. Assets

Asset Purchase of Wireless Solution Company Enhances NLT’s Current Offering
Toronto, ON – Northern Light Technologies (NLT) announced today that they have acquired the assets of ActiveControl Technology Inc’s mining division, namely ActiveMine, ActiveTracker, ActiveVoice and ActiveMesh. ActiveControl, located in Ontario, Canada, develops robust certified IS (Intrinsically Safe) network and wireless solutions for harsh and demanding mine environments, while offering redundancy, easy maintenance, and improved safety and productivity enhancements.

“I am very excited about this acquisition.” said Heidi Levitt, President and CEO of Northern Light Technologies, “it allows us to combine the best of both our technologies to bring even more solutions to end users in mining markets around the world.”

With the newly acquired technology, NLT can now offer Gigabit Ethernet speeds, which allow for a multitude of Wi-Fi client devices to run on the network without compromising transmit speed or throughput. These nextgen access points offer the latest in 802.11n technology, providing higher bandwidth and more volume of data to be transferred. Applications requiring high speed, volume data, such as HD video, real-time monitoring, Vehicle Monitoring Systems, (VMS) and VoIP, are now confidently provided. The new model AM1000 nodes can be configured with up to four radios to allow for increased coverage areas underground and for communication along multiple roadways from a single access point. Ultimately, this will result in cost savings to the mines.

NLT offers the latest in personnel and asset tracking, real-time environmental monitoring, and can facilitate automation at many levels. Remote measurement and monitoring, and full communications solutions have been provided to both mining and tunnel construction, and our clients include coal, hard-rock and other mining, both underground and surface.

“All around us commodity prices are in flux, mining groups are reducing costs and consolidation continues in the industry,” says Ms. Levitt. “As we assimilate the ActiveControl product line in to our own, we now have the building blocks for next generation networking solutions for global mining and tunnelling markets. I am thrilled that NLT is able to continue innovating in these tough mining times so we can ensure we’re providing our customers the best mining and tunnelling network systems on the market.”
About NLT
Founded in 1984, Northern Light Technologies (NLT) designs and manufactures underground lighting and networking solutions for the mining and tunnelling industries with manufacturing/assembly locations in Canada, Australia and Chile. Northern Light® cap lamp systems are designed for maximum light output, durability and comfort, while offering secondary power options for RFID and Wi-Fi tags, and for remote controls. The NLT Mining Networks division is a turn-key partner in the design, manufacture, deployment, and support of scalable communication technologies that change the way mines communicate, collaborate, and operate.


Oct 1