Northwest Towers, a Vancouver, WA based rugged wireless mining solutions company has partnered with Poynting Antennas Ltd, the Johannesburg, South Africa based top global provider of integrated antenna solutions to bring innovation to RF solutions for the underground mining industry. Northwest Towers is the first U.S. based distributor focused on the mining industry to carry Poynting’s line of antennas. This partnership provides an important inroad for the Poynting mining antenna supply line in the Western Hemisphere.
Northwest Towers sought out Poynting as a partner because of their unique antenna solutions specifically for the mining industry. There has been very little focus placed on the mining industry by wireless solution manufacturers until now. Of note, Poynting has provided a unique answer to the need for wireless solutions in the underground mining field – the HELI Series of antennas which allow for broadband capabilities deep under the earth.
About Northwest Towers:
Northwest Towers was founded in 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Northwest Towers designs, builds, and integrates heavy-duty, industrial wireless and cellular mobile data communications networks for open-pit mining, natural resource development, and tier-1 telecommunication firms. These custom networks provide reliable data throughout for fleet management systems, inventory management, video surveillance, open pit mining or construction-type networks where physical cables come up short. Northwest Towers has focused on providing unique and rugged wireless networks to the worldwide mining industry, natural resource development, and other industrial sites with harsh or challenging environmental conditions.
Poynting is a top global provider of integrated antenna solutions. They innovate, design and manufacture market-leading products used in wireless communication. Established as a consultancy in 1990, Poynting evolved into an official PTY in 1997 and in 2001 established Poynting Antennas. Poynting supplies antenna solutions for wireless high-speed data applications. They provide solutions for 3G/4G and LTE, GPS and Glonass, IoT LoRa and Sigfox as well as RFID and Wi-Fi applications. Their antennas are used in all industry sectors that require wireless communication whether it is residential, automotive, industrial and IoT solutions. They also have specialised antenna solutions for the marine, mining and tunneling markets.