One of our proudest achievements to date is having provided more than 100km of continuous Wi-fi coverage underground in one of South Africa’s deepest mines. Minelert is one of only a few providers worldwide who have been able to successfully implement underground Wi-Fi zones.
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.