EMS announces strategic partnership with SaskTel
July 27, 2021
Environmental Material Science Inc. (www.ems-inc.ca) (“EMS”) is excited to announce their strategic partnership with SaskTel, Saskatchewan’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider (www.sasktel.com). Through this partnership, EMS will leverage SaskTel’s long range wide area network (LoRaWAN®) to collect and transmit soil data from EMS customer sites across Saskatchewan.
“Our relationship with SaskTel is a significant piece of the value proposition we have to offer,” said Steve Siciliano, CEO, EMS Inc. “Having a reliable network that provides coverage to our customer sites across Saskatchewan enables real-time data capture that will be used to make accurate and timely decisions”.
“We are thrilled to partner with EMS to assist in their important work to restore the soil conditions of previously shuttered well sites across the province,” said David Ekstrand, SaskTel Vice President of Business Sales and Solutions.
“With our LoRa network, we've created a robust wireless ecosystem that provides a cost-effective way for innovative businesses, like EMS, to deploy and integrate state-of-the-art smart technologies into their day to day operations. The flexibility of LoRa make it a powerful tool that's perfectly suited for Saskatchewan where we have vast swaths of land that are difficult to cover with other technologies.”
Why is there a need to relook at existing soil remediation practices?
An industry worth an approximate $170 Billion that has seen limited innovation, resulting in current practices being timely, costly, and ironically, leaving a significant carbon footprint. In addition, most practices perform assessments at static points in time limiting the ability to have real-time visibility on the status of the contaminated soil.
What EMS technology endeavors to do?
EMS can evaluate the status of customer sites 24/7, 365 days per year by embracing a suite of 3 inter-related technologies and the power of data analytics. This unparalleled level of analysis will facilitate the optimization of the soil clean up strategy and empower decision makers to make timely data backed decisions. The technology is exceptionally easy to install and is designed to be maintenance free. This approach to soil remediation will significantly save time, money, and reduce the remediation carbon footprint by 99%.
Environmental Material Science Inc. (ems-inc.ca) is a Saskatoon-based company that combines cutting-edge technology with 15 years of proven research to deliver a suite of technologies focused on the management, monitoring and cleanup of contaminated sites.
SaskTel (www.sasktel.com) is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.3 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 639,000 wireless accesses, 289,000 wireline network accesses, 289,000 internet accesses, 114,000 maxTV subscribers, and 81,000 secuirty monitoring customers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 3,400 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).