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Underground Miners’ Location Tracking and Communication System


Get near real-time online tracking of underground miners and enable voice and data (fixed or custom message) communication between surface and underground using TCS’ Underground Miners’ Location Tracking and Communication System. 

The TCS Advantage

TCS’ solution on Underground Trapped Miners’ Location Tracking System is unique in terms of its two-way communication and fall-back technologies. There is no such solution in place which can do both of these.

Our Solution

This solution combines the best essence of multiple technologies / fallback options to minimize the risk of working in a harsh environment. The communication technology backbone is a combination of the following:

  • Very High Frequency (VHF)
  • Medium-wave Frequency (MF) network
  • Wi-Fi network
  • Mine Communicator Device (MCD) and web-based application software

The MCD is capable of switching between Wi-Fi and VHF-MF automatically depending on the availability of the network. It has a display and key-pad to receive and send text messages. The supervisors on surface can always be in touch with persons underground through voice and text messages.

Solution Benefits

  • Miner safety and thereby, a motivated workforce
  • In-built redundancies for communication, assuring the mine owners and the community of maximum survivability during disaster situations
  • Tool to enhance safety measures in a mine – e.g., it generates an alarm when the number of mine personnel entering a restricted zone exceed the defined number
  • Compliance with local regulations, promoting sustainable mining, such as the Miner Safety Act, 2006, in the US and MSHA