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.
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
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.
- 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