Large Copper Mine goes Digital for Mine Communications & Tracking
- 59 ImPact Wireless Network Switches (WNS). Each of MST’s WNS units consist of a 4 port, single mode gigabit fibre switches with one or two wireless radio cards, as well as 4 PoE external ports.
- 8 ImPact PoE Access Points. These are MST’s basic single Access Points that form minor spurs off the main WNS based backbone, to provide Wi-Fi coverage at specific locations.
- 12,000 metres (39,370 ft) of ImPact Composite Fibre/Power cable to link the ImPact WNS’s and form the main digital backbone.
- 100 Wi-Fi RFID Tags are being installed to begin tracking key assets. The Tags are AeroScout’s advanced T3 Wif-Fi Tag.
- Tracking software is will be using AeroScout’s Mobile View and Positioning Engine.
- 10 Spectralink VoIP phones are being installed initially to begin the introduction of two-way digital voice communications into the mine. This will complement the existing fixed phones and overcome the limited coverage from the mine’s existing leaky feeder radio system.
MST look forward to working with Konkola engineers in the introduction of digital communication to their mine, and appreciate the support offered by our representatives in Africa, Gijima AST, in securing the project and offering high quality, first line support to the mine.
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