Maccaferri’s New Device ‘HELLOMAC’ Make Rockfall Protection Smarter


Maccaferri’s New Device ‘HELLOMAC’ Make Rockfall Protection Smarter

Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd (MESPL), a prominent civil engineering solution provider and the Indian subsidiary of the world-renowned Officine Maccaferri Group has launched in the Indian market the innovative and smart device ‘HELLOMAC,’ an alert system developed to monitor rockfall protection. This simple-to-install system provides real-time risk protection while ensuring safety, reliability, and accuracy. It is a disk-shaped alert system designed for safeguarding lives, infrastructure, and buildings protected by rockfall barriers and drapery systems of any type. It can be installed on new rockfall protection systems as well as retrofitted on existing ones, and it sends timely alerts not only when a rockfall event occurs but also on the status of the rockfall protection; these alerts can be received via a mobile app, e-mail, or SMS.

One of the most important features of the product is that it operates via satellite and can be used in remote areas with limited or no network connectivity. The device’s features and technology are well-equipped, and it does not require any wiring or an external power supply. The product was tested at Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious universities, and it works between -40°C and +60°C and is designed to operate in harsh environments. HELLOMAC requires very little maintenance and is simple to install by a rockfall worker. Apart from conventional systems, it signals events on every single portion of the rockfall protection system, allowing the detecting system to be restored in a simpler and more cost-effective manner.

On the launch of the smart device and looking forward to expand further at a significant pace, Vikramjiet Roy, Managing Director, MESPL India, and Regional CEO, ISEAP (India, South-East Asia & Pacific) region, Officine Maccaferri Group, added, “We focus to develop world-class products and offer solutions which can be adapted to local situations with sustainability and minimum environmental impact at its core. In India, we have excelled our presence in the last two decades and we are moving to offer better solutions and technology that dwell with the Indian landscape.”

Elaborating on the need for protection and mitigation key solutions, Abhishek Pathak, Head, Sales & Business Development - India & Nepal, Maccaferri, explained, “Rockfall is one of the inherent hazards for mountains and it is important to develop products and solutions that can mitigate these issues. Our innovative product ‘HELLOMAC’ helps in giving timely alerts on such rockfall occurrences. We are looking forward to using this device in the Himalayan and other mountainous terrains where such mishaps occur very often. This advanced device is one of the most reliable and accurate products. We offer a complete range of rockfall protection and as the needs will evolve, we will continue to innovate and develop more advanced products.”

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