PAUL MOORE, WRITER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MINING MAGAZINE, TALKS ABOUT HOW MINES ARE LOOKING TO ASSURE HAVING ENOUGH BANDWIDTH FOR THE EVER-GROWING LIST OF TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, IN THE FEATURED ARTICLE “FUTURE PROOFED NETWORKS” OF IM’S SEPTEMBER 2021 EDITION.
PASTE MONITORING WITH PLEXUS POWERNET™
Fibre presents several challenges to the underground mining industry. Terminating fibre underground is difficult, time consuming and requires expensive specialised training, which is frequently, the biggest contributing factor limiting the advance of connectivity. These types of delays inhibit the agility and pace needed to enable the digital mine and bring communications to the face.
Maestro Digital Mine’s Plexus PowerNet™ delivers a high speed, low latency digital communication network that provides PoE+ power to Wireless Access Points (WAPs), cameras and any other IP based device. The system eliminates the need for costly outside fibre optic contractors and can be installed and maintained by any internal tradesperson. It also addresses the challenges associated with extending fibre optic-based communication backbone solutions for ‘last mile’ data applications.
Lundin Gold decided to use the Plexus PowerNet™ because it uses a single conventional copper coaxial cable which provides power and data. Plexus PowerNet™ delivers a high speed, low latency digital communication network that provides PoE+ power to IP Cameras, PoE+ lights, Wireless Access Points (WAPs) and any other IP based device.