Our tracking in underground mines uses strategically placed Wi-Fi Access points as readers for RFID Tags, that are carried by personnel or attached to vehicles & other equipment so that their real-time position is monitored underground and on the surface both personnel and asset.
Typical Personnel & Asset Tracking System
The tags can be stand-alone or integrated into the MST Integrated Communications Cap Lamp (ICCL). The tags unique identification data is registered each time it passes a Wireless Access Point. This data is logged to the database and then displayed in the desired format, allowing the location to be known and tracked, at all times, throughout the mine. When using the optional web-based viewer, location and movement data can be combined with user-defined rules to trigger a desired action.
The active tags use a 2.4GHz signal which propagates extremely well in an underground environment increasing the accuracy and reliability of tag reads.
Personnel & Asset Tracking System Components (Hardware & Software)
Mindash Tracking Viewer
Web based viewer - Use any viewer on any platform
Scalable - view any area from M’s to KM’s
Powerful location tracking
Easily add or remove assets
Tracking of Tagged Equipment, Vehicles and MinePhones
Zone Display Unit
Diesel token management tracks maximum permissable number of vehicles
Location data can drive block lights or traffic control
Tag Board Viewer
Easy and rapid identification of personnel and vehicles
Active RFID Tags
Standalone or available as an integrated option with MST’s Cap Lamp
Transmits: unique ID, battery level and checksum data
MST Global | Hardware combined with smart software solutions
MST Global (Mine Site Technologies; “MST”) provides fit for purpose hardware combined with smart software solutions to support productivity and safety processes in underground mines and tunnels, as well as surface mining. MST has been developing, manufacturing, deploying and supporting mine and tunnel communication systems over 27 years.
Data and communication networks in general business and society are the essential backbone to support systems that deliver business value. Our digital platforms are specifically engineered for the underground environment to enable and support a large range of productivity and safety systems at any mining operation, as well as tunneling projects.
Our systems are key enabling technologies for implementing Short Interval Control as a means of optimizing your underground mining processes.
With over 600 technology deployments worldwide, our underground digital networks and IoT platforms are embedded in many mines’ production and safety processes. The systems enable voice and data communications, tracking and tagging of personnel and vehicles, emergency evacuation warning, and proximity detection systems/collision avoidance. This core data is then further analysed and reported on to better manage time and attendance, asset utilisation, production measurement, emergency mustering, remote blasting and geotechnical and environmental monitoring.
Our subsidiary Nixon Communications provides specialist surface radio and networking services throughout Australia.