Minelert LPD system is a proximity (zoning) solution and is based on 2.45GHz technology that has been proven in search and rescue operations and many underground tunnel applications throughout the world. Minelert LPD system specifically addresses and overcomes the challenges found in RTLS technology within mining applications:
Reliable tracking information. Numerous Radio Frequency technologies (433MHz, 868MHz, etc.) were scientifically tested during development and it was proven that 2.45GHz has the best propagation characteristics for reliable and repeatable tracking accuracy.
Ease of installation and implementation. The reading range is fully adjustable from 1m up to 200m. No need for any RSSI site surveys. Tags are independent of any electrical subsystem and can be retrofitted to most target devices.
Superior battery life. Guaranteed battery life of over 6 years can be achieved on a 4-second beacon interval.
No complicated tag license agreements are required.
The basic hardware and software components needed to successfully implement the Lost Persons Detection System can be explained by referring to the figure to the left, illustrating a typical system topology that consists out of the following major components:
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.