Wireless communications for underground

April 2007
Canadian Mining Journal;Apr2007, Vol. 128 Issue 3, p31
Trade Publication
The article provides information on ActiveMine, a wireless communications and locating system suitable for underground mines developed by Burlington, Ontario-based Active Control Technology Inc. The system uses a mesh network with multiple wireless nodes based on municipal Wireless Fidelity (Wi-FI) mesh network technology. ActiveMine offers real-time tracking of personnel and equipment, using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and serves as a two-way voice communications with each miner through a cellular telephone-size Wi-Fi telephone. In addition, ActiveMine can serve as a data network.


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