The approval certifies the MC as intrinsically safe (IS) for use in underground coal operations.
StrataConnect MC2 for personnel communication and location tracking, operates on the StrataConnect wireless mesh network formally known as Strata CommTrac.
It provides two-way text communications, real-time location tracking, and both critical alert and response functions. Users have access to a full employee contact list and the ability to create personalised groups, as well as a full, hard-button QWERTY keyboard and large display screen to facilitate fast, easy message reading and response.
The device can also be used to send emergency alerts to dispatch if immediate assistance is needed.