To meet the demands for the foundation of safety mining, a robust and capable communications solution is required in the foundation of safe mining. What does a radio communication system need to do to perform well? These are the six key requirements for radio communication security in the mining sector.
1.Crystal Clear Voice
Miners must work in noisy environments. Radios with good voice quality are essential for miners. radios must also filter background noise.
2.Radios With a Lot of Power
Miners may need to crawl through tunnels as small as half a meter in height. Miners are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, and mud. It is dangerous for miners and can be very challenging. Radios for mine workers must be able to withstand hazardous environments.
3.Help Is Just a Quick Phone Call Away
The radio’s red emergency button can save lives when there is imminent danger. The button should be pushed to transmit an alert and the radio’s location automatically.
4.Underground Radio Coverage
It is necessary to provide radio communication services throughout the entire mine. Direct Mode Operation (DMO), a feature of radios, must be able to provide extensive underground radio coverage.
5.One-To-One and One-To-Many Calls
Mine workers require the ability to make individual or group calls. Both must be possible with the DMO mode. It saves money on cables by allowing dispatchers to create predefined talk groups over the air while field operations are underway.
Radios must be able to communicate with remote offices and central admin via reliable, flexible, and reliable connectivity. The ideal radios can support transportation tracking, and telemetry applications, allowing for efficient fleet management. Tracking is used to track workers and alert them before an explosion occurs.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Tunnel Radio and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.