September 23, 2008
Motorola Improves Communications Solutions for the Mining Industry
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Motorola (News - Alert) has introduced the most recent improvements to its portfolio of voice and data solutions for the mining industry. Along with its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)-approved HT750 portable two-way radio, the company has introduced MOTOMESH Solo wireless broadband network solution.
A wireless communication will face the ultimate test of its performance and reliability in industrialized locations like mining operations. All over the world, MOTOMESH Solo single-radio networks provide superior performance under the harshest, most challenging RF environments, according to Motorola.
Providing excellent combination of cost-effectiveness, ruggedness and reliability in challenging RF environments, Motorola’s MOTOMESH Solo mesh network solution is powered by a purpose-built equipment portfolio. To meet a variety of industrial needs, Motorola has come up with a variety of fixed access points and client devices.
MOTOMESH Solo provides broadband connectivity well beyond the capabilities of Wi-Fi technology and operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Motorola’s proprietary Mobility Enabled Access (MEA) technology automatically adapts to high multi-path, highly mobile environments.
While the client-router architecture extends the network as the subscriber units move throughout the mine environment, its dynamic frequency assignment feature avoids other 2.4 GHz traffic automatically. With the help of tools like a single computer console, and Google (News - Alert) Earth network views, the recently launched One Point Wireless Manager facilitates complete visibility and control of this entire wireless network.
Offering professionals in the private and public sector with reliable voice communications, Motorola’s HT750 two-way radios have stood the test of time. With the introduction of the MSHA-approved HT750 radio models, companies in the mining industry can now take advantage of this proven technology.
“Mining operations require reliable communication capability among workers to better coordinate their activities in and outside the mine - resulting in increased productivity,” said Paul Cizek, director of Professional Commercial Radios, North America, Motorola. “More importantly, voice communication is essential to maximize worker safety in emergency situations. With the MSHA-approved HT750 portable two-way radios, workers can communicate with one another to quickly respond to an incident.”
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart