Following tragic events in many underground mines such as those at the Darby, Alma and Sago coal mines, the need for reliable communications systems in underground mines became evident.
Designing industry-leading communication and safety solutions for the harsh mining environment takes more than just technology. It takes underground intelligence and industry expertise in communications, safety and asset monitoring.
Mine Radio Systems (MRS) has been the leading supplier of the world’s most advanced, performance-driven, scalable and reliable communication solutions engineered to improving efficiency, safety and productivity in the mining and tunneling industries for the last 25 years.
With over 400 installations at mining and tunneling sites in over 50 countries, MRS’s world-class network of clients and partners, along with its advanced solutions, prove to be a standard for success.
Underground communication and safety applications
MRS maintains a commitment to the development of technologies that enhance the value of existing communication infrastructures for mining and tunneling. Through this development and implementation, MRS leads the way in establishing communication networks through the use of underground intelligence.
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MRS features proprietary innovations in underground communication and safety solutions, and hosts an array of applications under the FLEXCOM, MultiCOM, INsite®, Helian, Solarian, Centrian and FloSonic brands. Our latest innovations include the Helian underground safety solution and the Solarian collision prevention solution used for safe underground navigation.
Leaky feeder underground communication systems
MRS’s innovative leaky feeder underground communication solutions are built on proven technologies that incorporate the latest standards and features necessary for the mining industry. MRS is committed to the development of technologies to enhance the value of existing leaky feeder infrastructures and the integration of seamless data reception and transfer in the mining industry.
MRS’s proprietary innovative communication solutions deliver mission-critical elements end-users need within a cost-effective solution. MRS solutions are designed and engineered to exceed the industry standards and have proven to be rugged, reliable, responsive and redundant.
Communication and safety systems for hazardous mines
MRS’s solutions have been safety tested and certified for hazardous mining environments around the world. Its advanced communication and safety solutions are compliant with the mandatory safety and health standards to help reduce fatal accidents, frequency and severity of non-fatal accidents, and to support operators in promoting improved communication and safety standards.
MRS’s FLEXCOM, MultiCOM, Centrian, Solarian, INsite, FloSonic and Helian solutions provide mine operators with the best suite of products for operators requiring location and detection, asset monitoring, collision prevention, air quality control or trapped miner search solutions. MRS’s communication and safety solutions have been designed to help advance mine operators’ safety obligations and increase their productivity.
Voice, data and video communication system for mines
MRS’s FLEXCOM solution has outperformed mining and tunneling industry standards for effective underground communications for over two decades. The FLEXCOM system is the industry’s most cost-effective solution for information exchange over leaky feeder while providing best-in-class quality, support and service.
The FLEXCOM solution has been engineered specifically to meet the stringent certification standards for hazardous and non-hazardous environments around the world. Its features include:
- Two-way voice communication
- Two-way data communication
- Video communication
Mobile underground communications system
MRS’s MultiCOM underground intelligence solution provides operators with an advanced solution for underground voice, video and data communications.
The MultiCOM solution’s success in the industry is due to the simplicity of installation, operation and maintenance. Operators benefit from a solution that has proven to be the industry leader for rugged, reliable, responsive and redundant communication technology. Features include:
- Real-time information
- Adaptability to existing infrastructures
- Remote diagnostics
- Automatic gain control
Multi-level asset location and personnel warning technology
MRS’s Helian is the most advanced safety solution for the mining and tunneling industries. Its advanced multi-level asset location and personnel warning technologies are engineered specifically to exceed the standards for safety in the mining and tunneling industries.
The Helian underground safety solution works seamlessly with the MRS INsite® software providing extra layers of safety to operators. The Helian solution includes the Helian personnel transponder (HPT) and the Helian search unit, together providing the most advanced safety technology for mine and tunnel operators / constructors. It features include:
- Last known location of assets
- Location of trapped personnel as well as distance and direction
- Emergency situation alerting
- Visual alert via cap-lamp
- Real-time emergency alerting
Certified underground communication systems
MRS solutions have been engineered specifically to meet the stringent certification standards for hazardous and non-hazardous environments throughout the world. MRS is an ISO 9001: 2008-registered company providing the highest degree of quality in all its solutions and components.
MRS solutions have been geared to improve efficiency, underground to surface communications, safety, monitoring and productivity in the mining and tunneling industries.
Mine Radio Systems, an industry-leading communication and safety solutions provider for the harsh mining environment, has released a free white paper on reliable communications in underground mines.
Mine Radio Systems will be attending MINExpo International, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on the 24-26 September 2012.
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