Should the main network lines become obstructed, the network reroutes communication via redundant lines and so restores full network capabilities automatically, in less than 500 milliseconds!
Benefits of Wi-Fi zones
Underground surveyors are able to connect to their computer systems above ground
Underground surveyors and miners can communicate with each other through mobile handsets
Public Announcements system can be managed from an office above ground
Minelert strongly believes in the supremacy and opportunities of Industrial Ethernet fibre optic and Wi-Fi-based networks. The worldwide adoption of Wi-Fi-based networks in mining solutions has proven that it is a reliable and mature technology.
Functionality, availability and future-proofing are the yardsticks of every Ethernet network.
The design of the network structure is just as crucial here as the performance of the components selected – and their compatibility with the end devices used. Industrial Ethernet provides users with a robust network infrastructure that has a lower total cost of ownership with improved adaptability for their changing business needs. This continues to drive Ethernet’s use of underground, surface and open pit mining operations.
Industrial Communication Solutions (ICS) is an Australian based technology company specialising in the Industrial sector. At ICS, we represent a South African based company Profitek Industrial Communication Pty Ltd with their highly successful Minelert system.
Minelert is a life critical and mission critical system comprising of voice over Wi-Fi, real-time production data, critical alarms and real-time monitoring of assets and personnel over an Industrial EhternetT Network.
ICS has many years of extensive experience designing, installing and commissioning underground wireless networks based on IEEE 802.11 standards. We also make use of standard off-the-shelf robust equipment with every application.
When designing robust, redundant Industrial ETHERNET networks, the focus is to ensure maximum uptime and throughput, always aiming for 99.999% availability. Our industrial applications service the mining, manufacturing, pulp and paper, food and beverage and automotive industries.