Industrial Wireless Enables Mobile Mining Workforce
Client:One of the world's largest global mining companies
- Hardware deployed in a remote location needs to operate and function as expected to reduce support and management requirements
- Industrial Wireless reduces the effects of multiple application vendors designing and supporting multiple wireless networks, so reducing overall support effort, and reducing capital expenditure
- Superior coverage and a digital trunking two-way radio system
- Keep up with legislative demands and respond to mine safety requirements
Hardware deployed in a remote location needs to operate and function as expected to reduce support and management requirements. Our proven experience in heavy mobile equipment fleet communications, delivers just this. Built to support industry standards, we select hardware that can withstand high heat, rain, dust, vibration and knocks. With Mil-Spec connectors designed to operate under battle conditions, the solution can withstand virtually any environment.
During every shift, operators and contractors are expected to do more with less. In this environment, communications is no exception. With a clear separation of applications and communications, we have researched, tried and tested, the best products which, when integrated, can support multiple applications across a single wireless and digital two-way radio network.
We call it Industrial Wireless. This solution reduces the effects of multiple application vendors designing and supporting multiple wireless networks, so reducing overall support effort, and reducing capital expenditure.
The back bone to any mine is a reliable two-way radio system, preferably using the latest digital technologies. Our Industrial Wireless solution provides a new multichannel site-wide broadcast capability, priority emergency alert and auto channel assignment, blast and site alarms, site-wide roaming, and an almost limitless number of channels.
Our client had previously relied on application vendors supplying multiple contention-based wireless networks supporting single applications, or labour intensive manual methods of removing application data from vehicles for analysis.
We managed the project from strategy and requirements gathering to design and installation. We developed a solution that provided a pervasive network and self-healing active mobile mesh with intelligent end points, ensuring maximum coverage whether at the ROM or the mine face.
Application data is presented in real time to operators who, while at the mine today, could be in a remote operations centre tomorrow.
Our Industrial Wireless solution now provides our client with superior coverage and a digital trunking two-way radio system, allowing them to keep up with legislative demands and respond to mine safety requirements.
Industrial Wireless allows application productivity improvements to actually be realised, and more importantly, fully enables those systems that both enhance and support health and safety.