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1 Broadband Wireless Applications for the Mining Industry

2 2 Agenda Industry overview Industry trends Applications System requirements Success Stories

3 Industry Overview

4 4 Mining: terminology What is mining? extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth Types of mines Surface mining (Open-Pit) Sub Surface mining (Underground) Open PitUnderground

5 5 Mining: The industry by size Industry size of about ~$0.5 trillion By PWC research Stable demand and supply over last and future years Heavy resorts per various minerals – new projects constantly deployed

6 6 Mining: The industry by type A larger portion of the mines are Open-Pit type Truly global Industry Continues distributed relocation Widely distributed geographically – not like oil Open Pit Underground

7 7 Mining: The industry by mineral True diversification. Its not about diamonds and coal…

8 Industry Trends

9 9 More focus on operation and safety With insurance and operation cost incline, effective monitoring, production planning and control systems are imperative. Safety becomes 1st priority as technology evolves Telecommunication now plays a part in making safer environment Broadband wireless access solutions enable cost-effective operations of a both large and small operations Rising operation costs Telecommunications brigs real time and remote control possible Safety and efficiency

10 10 Digitalizing the mine site Requires Broadband Connectivity Digital mine site Digitalizing the mine sites field projects require large quantities of data to be communicated. Previously only narrowband communications were needed: Simple or manual processes for dispatching and communicating Only a few Kb of data – only data, no voice or video The digital mine site vision requires: Real time access to data Large volumes of data Minimal latency Single platform for all wireless application

11 Applications

12 12 Vehicle Dispatch GPS positioning Real-time geological data Video Surveillance and monitoring Structure Stability Monitoring On-site office solution Remote control Applications

13 13 Vehicle dispatch Potential deployments: In-vehicle access, thought the mine field. Potential applications: On-line access to Dispatch Software Business benefit: efficiency Use mining resources effectively by dispatching vehicles from HQ

14 14 GPS positioning Potential deployments: In-vehicle access, thought the mine field. Potential applications: On-line access to GPS reported position of vehicle Business benefit: efficiency Use mining resources effectively by locating vehicle in the right spot

15 15 Real-time geological data Potential deployments: Hot Zone coverage, using WiFi extension Potential applications: On-line access to and file servers Business benefit: efficiency Updated Geological data map using on-line test results from site

16 16 Video surveillance and monitoring Potential deployments: Fixed connectivity to video cameras Potential applications: On-line video surveillance on mine site Business benefit: Safety Safely monitor mine on-going operations and explosion effects, from HQ

17 17 Structure stability monitoring Potential deployments: Fixed connectivity to Doppler-Radar devices Potential applications: On-line monitoring of mine structure Business benefit: Safety Ensure safe operation of crew by on-line monitoring of the stability of the mine

18 18 On-site office solution Potential deployments: In-vehicle access and VoIP, thought the mine field. Potential applications: On-line access to corporate applications and Voice calls Business benefit: efficiency Use travel time by connecting to VoIP and access mining applications while on site.

19 19 Remote Control Potential deployments: Remote building connectivity Potential applications: Access telemetry data in remote pump houses and wells Business benefit: efficiency Save time of manually monitor and operate remote pump houses

20 System requirements

21 21 Mining Industry Wireless System Requirements High survivability Near 100% uptime MTBF over 11 years; over 99.99% availability -40°c to + 60°c temperature range Robustness & redundancy IP-67 rating (NEMA 4X equivalent) AU & SU redundancy OFDM & GFSK interference resistant solutions Long term battery backup Solar and wind power configurations available. Emergency back-up power solutions Intrinsic safety Class I, Div 2 certification in process

22 22 Mining Industry Wireless System Requirements Range & coverage OFDM technology provides NLOS coverage and handles multi-path reflections Maximum cell radius up to 20 miles Throughput 32 Mbps per sector (FTP) Security Hardware based AES encryption VLAN support Secure network management Semi-Mobility Data connectivity to vehicles at 50km/h Easy Deployment deploy the first time out

23 Success Stories

24 24 Mining Deployment Map * For more details – please contact Netronics

25 Thank you


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