We connect your environmental sensors, mining or geotechnical instrumentation to the web
Outpost Central products are found throughout mining, environmental and geotechnical industries. Our compact, rugged RTU’s and simple yet powerful web software have revolutionised how businesses, including the world’s largest mining companies and environmental consultancies, manage the collection of data from mission-critical instrumentation to support planning, construction, operation and ongoing reporting in projects throughout the world.
We supply compact, rugged, economical options for connecting water level sensors for groundwater and surface water, rain gauges, flow gauging stations, weather stations, dust monitoring, water quality instrumentation and much, much more.
The world’s simplest solution for web connectivity within all facets of mining operations including heavy plant (drill rigs, diesel generators), water supply infrastructure (pipelines, tanks etc), diesel storage (from 1,000 to 1,000,000L+) etc.
We’ve revolutionised data collection from geotechnical instrumentation, with plug-and-play connectivity options for sensors including piezometers, inclinometers, extensiometers, tilt sensors and strain gauges.
Long gone are the days of downloading data from environmental sensors while a laptop is balanced on one knee. Or sending highly trained (and expensive!) field staff on-site for routine monitoring. Or wondering what upstream river levels are doing and what your flood risk might be. Outpost Central has revolutionised the task of collecting, visualising and reporting on environmental data from virtually any sensor type. Our products can be found in a wide range of environmental monitoring applications (flood warning, dewatering management, urban hydrology, rain and weather etc), and across diverse industries including mining & resources, agriculture, environmental consulting, research/academia and many more.
Mining companies worldwide, including household names like Rio Tinto and BHP, rely on Outpost products to be a cost-effective alternative to traditional SCADA products (at a fraction of the cost and with none of the OHS risks) to provide timely information from remote assets and instrumentation. Our products are relied on to perform tasks such as managing diesel storage levels to ensure continuity of operations, reporting on rain events and river levels to manage flood risk, informing dewatering options by providing realtime groundwater levels, and to ensuring the health and safety of minesite staff by monitoring water quality of drinking water supplies.
Geotechnical instrumentation has to be tough, compact and have a long service life to ensure it can handle tough environments like infrastructure projects, construction sites and mining operations. And this makes Outpost hardware the perfect match. We’ve seen our products revolutionise geotechnical instrumentation in tunneling projects (e.g. Perth City Link), civil projects (including the currently under-construction Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK), and mining operations worldwide.
Wildeye partner Scott Brain (from Carnarvon-based agronomy services provider Field Capacity) has been working with Water Corporation Western Australia on soil moisture monitoring at the Rhodes grass pasture project. The project is using treated wastewater to grow Rhodes Grass, which is turned into hay and sold to local farmers. The funds raised through the sale of the hay are used to help fund community projects undertaken by not-for-profit groups and schools, including Broome Senior High School, which received $7,500 for an interschool science, technology, engineering and mathematics event; and Centacare Kimberley, which received $7,700 for 'Cooking up Good Tucker', a project aimed at teaching traditional Aboriginal food preparation.
The quality of drinking water supplied to miners in the Pilbara region of Western Australia is being watched over by Outpost products. Rio Tinto use Outpost technology to monitor and alert for residual chlorine levels in water treatment plants throughout the Pilbara region.
Grain growers in WA’s wheatbelt region are benefiting from Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia’s (DAFWA) network of online monitoring stations powered by Wildeye technology. These stations read a suite of weather sensors and sub-surface soil moisture probes to provide real-time info to Western Australia’s $2-$3 billion grain industry. The data is used to inform strategic planning decisions around planting programs and input investments, and operational decisions based on real-time spraying (delta-T) and harvest (Fire Danger Index) information.
Outpost’s UK partner RS Hydro is working with consortium Kier BAM and well-services contractor Stuart Group to monitor meters, environmental and geotechnical sensors throughout the $18 billion pound Hinkely Point C nuclear power station development in Somerset, England.
Our galileo temperature monitoring product now monitors vaccine storage at ASX-listed Healthscope clinics throughout Australia, helping to reduce vaccine wastage and bringing cold-chain management into the 21st century.
Wine producers in the world-famous Barossa region of South Australia benefit from Outpost technology (and on occasion we like the benefit from their wines!). Barossa Infrastructure supply irrigation water to grape growers in the Barossa region, and use Outpost products to record data from meters and pressure sensors throughout the network.
Rio Tinto relies on Outpost technology to monitor and manage diesel supply in the Pilbara where our products are used to provide their operators with detailed information and alerts regarding bulk diesel storage levels.
To further secure Perth’s water supply, Water Corporation announced in 2017 that they are providing another 200 of Perth’s largest water consumers with Outpost monitoring technology to help them manage their water use and ultimately reduce overall potable water demand.
Christ Church Grammar School recently deployed Wildeye sensors into their brand new St John’s Wood sports fields to monitor weather and soil moisture. The soil moisture monitoring system is entirely buried within the playing fields with no visible sign of the system at all - amazing!
Water Corporation use Outpost technology to engage with some of their most important customers, including more than 200 of Perth’s biggest water users.