Setting the Benchmark for IoT in Mining
Mine Site Technologies brings IoT to underground mining.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just a catch phrase in the global mining market. It sets the very real, modern benchmark for expectations on communications systems.
As the need for accurate, real-time information drives the global mining industry toward unprecedented productivity and safety levels, MST has developed exactly the type of technology required to leverage IoT for underground mining.
MST’s Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) creates self-forming mesh networks to reliably deliver data from remote sensors underground. These networks wirelessly connect sensors in hazardous and dynamic parts of the mine to the main mine data backbone. Crucial data is delivered, in real-time, in areas where fixed cables or manual data gathering is difficult or dangerous.
The WSN elegantly extends the benefits of the mine’s existing, high bandwidth Wi-Fi based network, both leveraging the current network and optimizing the convergence of data from Geotech and other instruments in a simple, efficient and reliable manner.