Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Communication system installed at AMAK Mining

13 December 2022 Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Subsoil Technologies delivered its flagship underground communication network from Australian company Northern Lights Technologies’ (NLT) to Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company (AMAK Mining) in Saudi Arabia. The solution delivered to AMAK Mining includes a 1Gbps Wi-Fi network, real-time positioning system for people and equipment with evacuation system and rugged mine phones for workers.

This will be the first N-Connex network installed in the Middle East by Subsoil Technologies and the 35th installation of its kind globally. Notable installations of the N-Connex network in the Africa, Middle East territory include Ekapa Mining (formerly Kimberly Diamond Mines) in South Africa, completed in 2021.

N-Connex is NLT’s rugged, modular, IP67-rated networking solution for harsh environments. The system includes Icom IP radio and VoIP solutions which keeps track of the radios in the network and allows communication with third-party WLAN access points.

“The communication system from Subsoil technologies will help AMAK to enhance worker safety and efficiency through improved communication. This network gives us the ability to consider further smart mining solutions such as ventilation on demand and production monitoring, which we intend on implementing in the near future”, said Sinan Burak, AMAK’s mine manager.

Tendayi Mwayi, sales director at Subsoil Technologies stated, “We selected the N-Connex network for AMAK because it is a modular, plug and play solution built for harsh operating environments typical of highly remote mines such as AMAK. The network is flexible and easily scalable to cater to the demands of both mechanized and conventional rail and track mines.”

Subsoil Technologies is a reseller and implementation partner of NLT and other global technology companies including Huawei, Nokia, Centero, CGG and Groundhog Apps in the Africa and Middle East territory. Subsoil’s goal is to help mines in Africa and the Middle East to get meaningful value from wireless connectivity and smart mining solutions.

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