Organizations such as mines, transport agencies and utilities often cover vast areas, working across different sites. When these particular areas and sites operate on different networks or frequency bands, staying connected can become complicated. The new Tait TM9356 dual band mobile radio makes it easy to switch between analog and DMR Tier 2 bands, and enables you to communicate through a single control head.

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Sohan Domingo, Lead Solutions Strategist at Tait Communications offers his thoughts on Private LTE for the Mining industry. Mining is fast embracing automation and digital technologies across its operations. These transformative applications all require business-critical network connectivity and, given the nature of mining operations, wireless mobile communications are ideal. 

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Mining sites are challenging and dangerous environments, making robust communications and location services essential for safe and efficient operations. To improve the safety of its miners, Russian Bachatsky coal mine replaced their analog system with a Tait DMR solution.

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Late last year, we released the new TP9500 and TP9600 radios to expand and improve our Tait Tough range. Alongside exceptional audio quality, enhanced worker safety tools and improved user experience, one of the standout features of these radios is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).  In this video, we see that in a real scenario.

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Newmont Goldcorp, the world’s largest gold producer own and operate Boddington Gold Mine, a large open-pit mine located 75 miles (120km) east of Perth, Western Australia.

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Con Costi, Australian Channel Manager, Tait Asia Pacific, shares his experiences using the Tait Unified Vehicle AppBuilder for mining operations.

Tait Unified Vehicle is an edge computing platform that can combine mobile radio and broadband connectivity.  It includes a powerful Application Builder tool that is designed to easily program and control various aspects of the Tait Unified Vehicle functions and connectivity.  We love this solution as it offers so much flexibility for customers to build their own behavior or geographic based... Continue Reading

Much like the strata of rock visible in a mine, modern mining communications rest on layers of communications technologies, introduced over time to improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of mining operations.

Ground-breaking new technologies will continue to emerge, but earlier technologies continue to perform the function they were intended for, and do not necessarily become obsolete; indeed most remain relevant and are maintained, advanced and upgraded by manufacturers.

So, rather than the development of a single, ideal technology, the future... Continue Reading

Whether you move passengers, minerals, or patients, success means getting your payload to where it needs to be, in a safe and timely manner.  Whatever hurdles stand in your way, reliable voice and data communications can help ensure the journey is secure and efficient.  Bruce Magee, General Manager for Mining at Tait offers some insight.

Industries with a heavy reliance on vehicles, like mining and transport, share a number of similarities.   Firstly, operational structure is often similar with large distances needing to be covered within strict deadlines, the scale of... Continue Reading

Resource companies, along with other industries, are actively looking into advanced wireless communications and how they can make business safer and more efficient. With a vast variety of options including digital radio, data services, and automation, the companies question the future effect on mine sites and oil rigs. So how can organizations ensure they’re prepared to meet these demands?

The following article from the latest issue of Connection magazine talks about the future of wireless communication.  Omnitronics Ltd, a global Tait Technology Partner, has been talking to... Continue Reading

Independent communications consultant Dr Jan Noordhof discusses the future of communications in the Mining industry.
As the scope of the industry’s communications requirements increase, many mines employ an expanding, but disparate mix of technologies. Over many decades, mines have employed phones, bell signalling, leaky feeder systems, through-the-earth communications, VOIP, WiFi, RFID, and cellular to name a few.

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