Two-way communication in an underground mine is a fundamental element of productivity and safety. MinePhone users can make private, person-to-person VoIP phone calls from anywhere underground within Wi-Fi signal. You can make calls to outside phones anywhere in the world if authorization is enabled to allow it.
The VoIP MinePhones use our WLAN underground Wi-Fi network as the communication backbone throughout the mine. This same network is often already in place to support tracking people via RFID tags, so underground mine communications is an easy add-on if required.
MinePhone General Features
Re-dial (last 20 records)
Hot key dialing
Text messaging (stores up to 100 messages)
Multiple ring tones
Phone book (up to 200 records)
Power saving mode
Speaker and microphone volume controls
Vibrating alert and silent mode
24 Push To Talk (PTT) Channels - emulates the same behaviour as two-way radios to simultaneously broadcast calls to groups. This functionality is extended to the “Help Button”, which overrides all forms of voice communication to instantly send individual SOS requests, or safety messages, evacuation instructions and other urgent alerts to all personnel.
Man Down Emergency Override
External headset (non I.S. verson only)
Asset locator (when used in conjunction with MST tracking system)
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.