Easy to Power, Install, Advance and Repair.
The Digital Mine is founded on the use of critical data to increase production, reduce costs and enhance worker safety.
Most often, underground mines choose fibre optic cable as the means to extend connectivity from the level out to the working areas. In addition a separate power cable is required for the wireless access points.
Fibre presents a number of challenges to the underground mining industry. Terminating fibre underground is difficult, time consuming and requires expensive specialized training, which is frequently, the biggest contributing factor limiting the advance of connectivity.
These types of delays inhibit the agility and pace needed to enable the Digital Mine and bring communications to the face.
Identifying the mining industry's growing demand for real-time data, Maestro Digital Mine works with mining companies around the world to address the challenges associated with traditional communication backbone solutions (broadband and fibre). The Plexus PowerNet™ system quickly extends communications using existing infrastructure to where it is needed.
Plexus PowerNet™ delivers a high speed, low latency digital communication network that provides PoE+ power to Wireless Access Points (WAPs), cameras and any other IP based device. The system eliminates the need for costly outside fiber optic contractors and can be installed and maintained by any internal tradesperson.
Accelerate the time to connectivity by making the complex, simple with the Plexus PowerNet™
The Plexus PowerNet™ is high bandwidth, low latency, coaxial communication infrastructure solution. It provides a robust, simple to deploy, one cable solution for network connectivity. Plexus makes installation simple, using a single coaxial cable that carries both power and network connectivity. This eliminates the need to run both fibre and power to new network devices. The EZ Advance Nodes provide an easy way to terminate, troubleshoot and deploy standards based IP devices from the Plexus PowerNet™ embedded network switch.
Features and Benefits
Newmont Goldcorp's Borden Mine continues to expand the Plexus PowerNet on each new level to provide a solid communication network in time for full production.
"Plexus PowerNet is a proven technology at Borden. It works!
Plexus PowerNet is easy to install, easy to advance and easy to navigate the webpages. All of this can be done by our technicians including any emergency repairs.
We are at a critical time in our production schedule and the simplicity of the Plexus PowerNet is working well with the team and will play an important role for monitoring the activity & keeping our workers safe at the face."
The core of the network is the Plexus PowerNet™ nodes, each of which has four PoE+ ports and provides power to the wireless access points or end point devices. The nodes also have a USB port that can allow an easy upgrade of firmware and backup of configurations. Simple port diagnostics on the devices make it easy to see power consumption, voltage and data rates.
The Plexus PowerNet™ is currently installed and being expanded at 18 mines in Canada, USA, Spain and Finland. Our current clients have compared other gigabit network solutions and concluded that CAPEX can be decreased in the area of 40-60% without any compromise of network speed or capability. The Plexus PowerNet™ can be used in mines with or without a fiber optic network. The Plexus has been designed for the quickest "last mile" of communication.
Maestro Digital Mine manufacturers Internet of Things (IoT) measurement and control instrumentation for the optimization of underground mine ventilation and underground digital networks for last mile of communication. Our products are made exclusively for the underground mine automation, IT and ventilation sectors that delivers energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards. We leave no one stranded.
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