Connectivity enabled applications, remote control and automation are transforming mining. It's all part of
Industry 4.0 – delivering efficiencies, reducing costs and improving profitability and safety.
Connected applications are becoming mission critical.
They demand better, more reliable data performance from wireless networks. This is driving a trend toward using cellular (LTE and ultimately 5G) and, in many cases, private networks that offer greater flexibility and reduced risk through greater control.
Mining faces unique connectivity challenges.
- Delivering wireless service underground or in large open pit environments that are constantly changing through excavation – necessitating frequent network reconfiguration and re-optimization.
- Delivering connectivity to large vehicles and equipment with changing orientation and during mobility – necessitating multiple and well positioned antennas
- Assuring uninterrupted uplink connectivity for video feeds supporting remote control and automation.
The consequences and costs of getting it wrong increase as connectivity and applications become more mission critical. To help manage the complexity of wireless, mining operators need tools that can identify and diagnose connectivity-related issues.
TEMS for Mines delivers this with network testing and monitoring solutions that network operators have used and relied on for 25 years. You can continuously optimize your network to track changes due to excavation, reduce risk of business interruption and improve application performance.
Avoid letting connectivity issues impact your operations, employee safety or your bottom line.
Data for coverage validation and interference management – enabling early detection of issues that emerge as the mine landscape changes.
Connectivity performance optimization and post-change validation.
Connectivity performance monitoring and continuity assurance from the mobile application perspective.
Early problem identification and data to aid in problem investigation.
Performance data to aid in application design and testing – to assure performance and reliability for:
• Tele operated driving
• Remote control
• Remote video surveillance