Communications company Motorola has developed a backup communications system for Rio Tinto‘s operations, for use in the event that Rio Tinto’s operations centre is rendered inaccessible due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Motorola Solutions Australia & New Zealand Energy and Natural Resources general manager Martin Chappell said: “Any communications equipment used in mining must adhere to the highest standards to keep workers safe and maintain security and reliability across the entire operation.

“Through a combination of rugged radios, purpose-built dispatch consoles and essential back-up links, we are providing Rio Tinto Aluminium with effective protection for its people and assets to ensure business continuity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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