Autonomous operations for remote mining
In 2020, the top 40 global mining businesses, which account for the vast majority of the industry’s revenue, generated $656 billion in sales. The industry is huge. However, ensuring the operational efficiency of these mines through traditional forms of connectivity can be a challenge. There are many limitations for data transmission in the mining industry, including the limited accessibility of underground areas and the weak coverage of traditional radio waves.
Satellite communication provides a highly-available communication solution – critical for the operational success of mining across the globe.
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Improve mining efficiency and make better decisions with real-time access to operations data
Deliver precise positioning
Keep track by providing real-time GPS positioning coordinates across individuals, multiple mining sites and back to headquarters, via reliable and truly global internet.
Improve miners safety
Use satellite-enabled, two-way communications - including text, emails and voice calls - to stay connected to miners, engineers and mobile teams in both routine conversations and emergency response situations.
Maintain standards and regulations
Harness M2M and IIoT technologies to transmit accurate and real-time data in compliance efficiently with safety requirements and environmental regulations
Drive mining operational efficiency
Remotely monitor vehicles, machinery and equipment performance in real-time to improve efficiency, reduce downtime and extend their life through predictive maintenance
Improve the safety assurance and wellbeing of miners
Monitor toxic gas levels and tailings dams with on demand reporting to ensure safe operations and avoid environmental damage
RockREMOTE for remote mining applications
The highly adaptable RockREMOTE guarantees robust communication and provides the vital link to ensure that critical and operational data keeps flowing when the grid stops.
Designed to solve complex remote IoT problems, the device effectively gathers and analyses data for mining applications to optimise loading and hauling operations. It’s also suitable for all weather and delivers real-time data transmission. The solution, coupled with a rugged design, is ideal for both fixed and mobile environments.
Combining a rich terminal feature set and wide-ranging integration possibilities, the RockREMOTE can not only help solve short-term challenges, but it can also support the evolution of mining IoT application needs over time.
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Supporting mining operations around the globe
Ground Control's tracking devices in use
BGAN M2M – a Reliable, Global Satellite Data Service for Asset-Monitoring and Control
Monitoring and control systems in remote, unmanned locations require a reliable and cost-effective communications service to collect and transmit data to operations centres for further processing.
Capturing Scientific Data from the Arctic and Antarctic
With the growing need to secure new data from remote and inhospitable areas of scientific interest, Ground Control saw an upsurge in its Iridium satellite communication products being used for environmental science applications in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Far-Sighted Satellite Solutions for Constant Connectivity
We can now establish optimal communications to and from even the most inaccessible areas on land, on sea and in the skies, while contributing directly to the reduction of international carbon emissions.
Remote Environmental Monitoring
Ephemeral washes located in Southeastern Arizona, USA, contribute to large rivers like the San Pedro, and are used by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to gather data on contaminants which impact larger bodies of water downstream.
The best portable satellite terminals in 2022
If you’re venturing out beyond cellular network coverage, you may well need portable satellite internet – but with a dizzying array of terminals available, which will be the best for your requirements? We’ve rounded up the best devices on the market today with a comparison guide to help make the right choice.
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Interested to see what value better connectivity could deliver for your operations? Contact us today to book a no obligation discovery call.