The ImPact Network is a Wi-Fi Digital Network enabling functionalites like: IP Video, PLC Control Systems, Ventillation Control, Gas Monitoring, Data Monitoring & Logging, Vehicle and Personnel Tracking, and the network is capable of providing underground access to email, the internet, and provides VoIP phone capabilities.
For day to day operational needs, MST has developed VoIP based phones that provide addtional features that a radio cannot, such as caller ID, a phone book capable of storing 200 contacts, text messaging, man down emergency override, and can also be used as an asset locator when used in conjunction with the MST tracking system. Also, like the traditional radio, MST’s VoIP based phones include push-to-talk functionality. For those looking for something a little more basic for use with a leaky feeder system, Mine Site Technologies has also partnered with Icom to provide a radios for use underground.
A reliable underground mine tracking system is an essential part of any mine’s Emergency Plan. Therefore, MST has developed two different kinds of tracking tags, those for use with ImPact, and those for use with PED.
The underground mining environment presents challenges for communications, particularly in emergencies where underground infrastructure can be damaged. To ensure messages can always be sent to personnel in cases of emergency our PED System uses ultra low frequency signals to transmit directly through rock strata from an antenna on the surface. Known as Through-the-Earth (TTE) signalling.
The Proximity Detection System (PDS) was developed as the occurrence of near misses and previous fatalities have been acknowledged by both hard rock and coal mining companies, confirming the need for some form of Proximity Detection to provide an additional level of control in vehicle-person hazards.
The use of the on-board Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP) data logger/Wi-Fi bridge enables real-time engine and load diagnostics to be uploaded and available for reporting in MST’s MineDash software or used by third party dispatch systems to eliminate the need for manual input of location and load information.
Our BlastPED System uses our Through-the-Earth PED System or Leaky Feeder Radio System transmission to remote initiators that allow blasting to be done from the surface without the need for a separate hard wired, blasting cables circuit.
Two-way communications for voice and data is essential in the safe and productive operation of any business. This is even more so in the underground mining environment and hence we have developed high quality, high bandwidth communication networks to ensure you are always in contact with people and monitored devices in your mine.
Mine Site Technologies and subsidiary Nixon Communications offers turnkey solutions for “long line” communication requirements. This service is ideal for construction and maintenance of pipelines, railroads and other projects where clear radio and data communications are required.
Mine Site Technologies’ Mobile Mesh Networks offer a simple and robust solution for digital communications coverage in open pit operations.