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Innovation centre launches Lightship

October 22, 2015 11:22 A.M.

Software developers with Lightship at Kamloops Innovation Centre have delivered one of their most significant applications to date, one  with a distinctive corner on industrial and mining markets.

“It’s a worksite management solution,” said Jaethan Reichel, part of the team responsible for the application.

Also known as Lightship, the application was launched Wednesday, promising to bring the smart tech revolution to worksites. Lightship serves the dual purposes of productivity tool and safety application, tying together a range of management controls.

“We decided that if we were going to be building the best emergency response tool, it would have to be more than an emergency response tool,” he said. “So we built something that people can use everyday.”

Lightship is designed to give site management teams a bird’s eye view in real time of large and complex worksites. Even in remote locations, the smart technology enables tracking of thousands of workers while storing data on everything that takes place. 

Using a map interface, the software allows managers to monitor the location and status of people, assets and sensors. As a comprehensive tool, it provides the opportunity to improve safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The team spent three years developing Lightship and with support from a U.S. investor they’re planning a commercial launch next month, Reichel said.

While other software developers have produced applications, this is the first to provide a comprehensive package.

“There’s no one, just us,” Reichel said, adding that the response so far has been quite positive.

“If people are interested, we’re happy to do a demonstration,” he added.

Here's the Lightship website.


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