Innovative Wi-Fi Solutions for Mining Industry

Innovative Wi-Fi Solutions for Mining Industry
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As Altai’s Australian partner, Powertec is excited about the applications of Altai’s Super Wi-Fi technology. With mining a primary industry in Australia, technological advancements in this field are vital. Continuous and reliable connectivity contributes to improved efficiency and safety for workers. Contact Powertec today (07) 5577 0500 to learn how Altai’s Super Wi-Fi can benefit your business.

Altai Enables Open-Pit Mining in Indonesia

A reliable communication system is critical in all kinds of mining projects. However, the harsh and everchanging environment is one of the largest hiccups for deployment and proper operation of communication systems. For this reason, one of the largest mining company’s and the leading coal producer in Indonesia, PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk (ITM), has selected Altai Super WiFi to build a network for their project in East Kalimantan of Indonesia.

ITM is aware of Altai’s remarkable Super WiFi technology; a single Altai AP can provide coverage up to 1.5 km, with strong and stable signals. After a detailed site survey was performed by Altai and its local partner in Indonesia, PT.Wahana Piranti Teknologi, a solution was designed using Altai’s flagship A8-Ein, A2e and A2. Altai’s technology required significantly less devices compared to other solutions.

The deployment process was completed in a highly efficient and professional manner. Once the WiFi network is available, the whole mining site is under its coverage and the communication systems have been enabled. It has greatly enhanced the operation of the mining site, but also improved the workers’ safety at work as the WiFi network ensures a stable communication.

The Challenge

  • Large area coverage
  • Harsh and everchanging environment

The Solution

An A2e Wi-Fi access point was mounted 80 meters above ground on a cellular tower for PTMP solution, from the Mining Base Station to the Site with a distance approximately 9 – 10 km. A2 was mounted 6 meters above ground on a mobile tower to support the PTMP connection and CCTV link, while AN A8-Ein Wi-Fi base station has been used for user access in one Mobile Tower. The solution also includes AltaiCare for access & network management.

The Result

The WiFi network has greatly enhanced the operation of the mining site, and also improved the workers’ safety at work as it
ensures a reliable communication. ITM was amazed by the fact that the signal is stable when the mobile device is 1.5km far from the AP. The WiFi network has totally fostered the operation and communication at the mining site.

Words by Altai Technologies Ltd, published 9/01/2019.

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