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Hillhead embraces digital challenge



Attendants of the Hillhead 2022 quarry exhibition will see an ambitious site-development program, with hard-wired fibre-optic broadband installed across the showground at this year’s event.

The novel measure will increase capacity from 300mb to more than a gigabit to deliver three times the bandwidth provided at the event last year.

Event director Richard Bradbury said that it is crucial for Hillhead to be the front-runner when it comes to employing digital tools and technology within the industry.

“The application of digital tools in quarrying and construction is becoming increasingly prevalent, so it’s important that Hillhead keeps ahead of the curve, enabling our exhibitors to showcase the latest technology available to the industry,” he said.

“This investment will allow exhibitors to book more powerful internet packages at a lower cost than before. Free Wi-Fi hotspots will also be available around the site for visitors to download their e-mails and go online.

“We would also like to thank our Wi-Fi sponsor for 2022, Spillard Safety Systems who will be launching their next generation Spillard.Live, a video telematics and management platform built from the ground up for the industries they support.”

Spillard Safety Systems first exhibited at Hillhead 25 years ago, and have since become a successful developer and supplier of innovative safety equipment to the quarrying and mining industry.


Written by Danaya Malenda


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