One of the most challenging cellular coverage projects Star Solutions has worked on is for underground coal mines in China. We have deployed an enterprise cellular solution at these locations to provide communications services for video surveillance, safety operations and enterprise communications. Wireless coverage can be extended underground to support devices that are approved by mining safety authorities.
Unique services and communications tools can also be used to support efficient and effective group communications. These include several features enabled by the Wireless Call Manager. A dispatch console is also often deployed to support dispatch voice or text based communications. The operator can group or broadcast text messages to communicate alerts or other group messages to all users. Conference calls can be set up between teams to discuss operational issues. Optional push-to-talk capabilities are also available.
Service Provider Roaming
As an option, the enterprise solution deployed for underground mines can be integrated with mobile network operators. Roaming or network extension models can be employed depending on what has been agreed between enterprise and operator. Using devices with multiple SIM identities can also be supported.
Solution Features & Benefits
- Wireless data to support video surveillance & monitoring
- Enables machinery and test equipment monitoring and reporting
- Dispatch and operator communications and control
- Group calling, conference call, group SMS