NLT Australia has launched a world first intrinsically safe Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) that addresses the International Electrotechnical Commission for explosive equipment (IECex) standard.
The WLAN is designed to withstand the rigours of underground environment.
The intrinsically safe communication solution enables underground coal mines to take advantage of real-time two-way communication.
The company’s messenger cap lamp is an integrated communications device that utilises the WLAN to enable real-time two-way text messaging and tracking.
Tracking enables mines to improve safety and productivity by knowing the location of assets and personnel in real-time.
Theunis Johannes Botha