Wireless mining communication networks transport data, voice, and video, supporting applications that are essential to efficient and safe mine operations.
The network is typically comprised of both fixed and mobile nodes. Wireless communications products operating in this setting must be ruggedized and be capable of handling extreme temperatures and weather conditions, shock and vibration, as well as dirt and dust. Often, the active mining site is transient so the network must be easy to move and setup in different locations around the mine every few months.
To provide maximum benefit, wireless mining communication networks must offer broadband speeds and form a flexible and reliable foundation to securely support multiple applications on one cost-effective physical infrastructure.
A single mining communication network can simultaneously support a range of applications such as:
The HD2 Dome is the perfect fit for providing SpeedFusion SD-WAN to vehicular deployments. It combines the bandwidth from two cellular links for unbreakable cellular connectivity.
a very good reference for cellular signal strength/signal quality values – for both 3G and 4G LTE
Peplink’s routers on the vehicle can also be combined with several other Peplink products to complete the total package. Smart Reader can record arrival and departure times, and the new SD-PMU allows for easy monitoring and regulating of power usage going to all onboard devices.
Not Just Another Hotspot
Basic Wi-Fi on a bus is nothing new. Simple tasks like checking and returning emails on the way to the office are all well and good. But a variety of factors, like spotty cell coverage or video-streaming bandwidth hogs on the bus, don’t allow for more complicated, true productivity, such as using cloud office apps or coding. These users require low latency, high speed, and above all, stable connectivity to accomplish their work. There is no room for dodgy coverage or lackluster speeds when trying to extend one’s workplace to their bus seat.
Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a revolutionary way to approach the simplification of branch office networking and assure optimal application performance by using centrally controlled and managed WAN virtualization.
Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction. Software-Defined WAN has its roots in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), the underlying principle of which is to abstract the network hardware and transport characteristics from the applications that use the network.