Network challenges in underground mining include confined spaces, lack of GPS, explosive atmosphere, weak strata and complex mining machinery. As such, use of powerline for communications is best for underground, tethered vehicles. Our communication products are designed to use WiFi technology underground with the ability to access real-time system data, productivity analysis, voice and video, as well as monitoring.
The Spitfire® BPLM range is fully compatible with Nautitech® Thermal and HD Cameras and includes:
Spitfire® BPLM – creates a reliable network connection across multiple machines in order to transmit data between equipment and the surface
Super Spitfire® – extends the communication network to work over longer distances
Wingman – enables remote monitoring, upgrade, and configuration of the network structure of all Spitfire® BPLMs
Profiler – collects and buffers data from critical vehicle components and sends it to the surface via WiFi
Wi-Fi Bubble – establishes WiFi hotspots on or near most major machinery underground for immediate mine to surface communication or access to data