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The UHF leaky feeder system is designed for rugged outdoor applications where high durability and low power consumption are required. The UHF leaky feeder system is designed to be mounted on a mast or pole and can extend up to 25 feet. As the system is not a mobile device, it extends the transmission coverage area by extending the range of the transmitter antenna. 

The UHF leaky feeder still has a WiFi terminal connection for easy configuration management from an Android or iOS phone or tablet that comes with Becker’s Connect app pre-installed.

Becker Communications recently released a powerful UHF Leaky Feeder System with various features that provide for reliability, robust performance, and maintainability. Leveraging off the successful and original Smartcom®, Becker has now provided an option for all mines to access the world’s premium UHF Leaky Feeder System.

The Leaky Feeder System has been designed with the newest technology available in mind. The new system incorporates the same ground-breaking features as its predecessor, including configurable channel spacing and robust repeat-beaming technology. Unlike some competitive offerings, LEAKY FEEDER uses the latest high-performance modems designed for reliability, resulting in fewer down days and lower maintenance costs.

Leaky Feeder has been a game-changer for us, allowing us to regain control of our communications. The DEPTH™ technology was initially launched in 2010 and has helped over 40% of our customers achieve the highest level of performance possible in their environments. The new LEAKY FEEDER system will provide an option for all mines to access the world’s premium UHF LEAKY FEEDER System,

Features of New UHFLEAKY FEEDER System by Becker Communication

  • Configurable channel spacing (either 2MHz or 4MHz) with or without repeat-beaming technology, giving users the flexibility to adjust their radio systems based on individual requirements.
  • Designed for ease of installation in all types of mining environments, including hard rock mines and deep underground mines. Using a newly developed remote interface adapter, the new feeder system can be installed from an outside controller/monitor location rather than running cable through the mine’s ground system.
  • Offers a standard HS1177 protocol (AMBE II) and utilizes the latest high-performance modems specifically designed for reliability.
  • The new UHF LEAKY FEEDER System offers the best performance and reliability available, requiring fewer repeat-beams than competitive offerings.
  • Offers the same reliability engineering and design as our existing Smartcom product line (including DEPTH™ technology), resulting in fewer down days for customers.

The Becker team is excited to be able to offer another option for our customers to get the most out of their communications system.

How the Becker Communication’s UHFLEAKY FEEDER System is unique from other leaky feeder systems in the market?

  • Repeat-beaming technology specifically designed to work even in the most challenging environments and mine conditions.
  • A proprietary remote interface adapter that allows for easy installations in hard rock mines and deep underground mines.
  • The UHF LEAKY FEEDER System offers configuration options such as 2MHz or 4MHz channel spacing, depending on the customer’s needs.
  • No one likes to be dependent on a single source for communication. Our customers appreciate the redundancy we offer, and they know that this redundancy is of outstanding reliability. The new standard UHF Leaky Feeder System allows users to have that same reliability in every element of their operations.

About Becker Communication

Becker Communication Ltd. is the world’s leading supplier of Plug-N-Play transmission systems for use in the mining and oil and gas industries. Leveraging off the success of Becker’s original Smartcom® software, Becker has gained a reputation for innovation and exceptional performance.

Becker’s product solutions are designed to provide customers with an industry-leading total cost of ownership. By leveraging the latest technology and utilizing proven design techniques, Becker is able to eliminate costly downtime and unreliability issues. If you would like to learn more visit our home page or contact us today!

Why Are Gas Monitoring Systems Important?

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Why Are Gas Monitoring Systems Important?

Gas monitoring systems are most commonly found in indoor areas and mining. The most common types of gas that are being monitored are carbon monoxide, methane, and oxygen. Gas monitoring systems have sensors placed throughout the area that will detect if an unsafe gas level is detected or higher than what is safe for humans to inhale. 

Why would it be important to have a gas monitor system?

Gas monitoring systems are important because they provide a means to monitor the amount of gas present in an area and whether or not it’s at a safe level for people to breathe. It allows individuals to know if they need to get out of the area before they become sick and, in some cases, die. It provides a warning system for people to evacuate the site and get fresh air.

There have been cases where buildings were filled with carbon monoxide, leading to fatal results. Having a gas monitor would have alerted building owners and tenants of the problem, and they could have taken precautions. 

In certain areas, especially older buildings, methane gas can build up in the area. If there is a leak in the natural gas lines or cracks in the pipes, methane gas will leak into the building or room. There have been incidents where people died from inhaling too much methane.

How does a gas monitoring system work?

Gas monitoring systems consist of sensors that are placed throughout an area to detect the amount of gas and a means to display it. They also include a mechanism to alert individuals if they need to evacuate the area due to unsafe gas levels in the air. 

An example of a gas monitoring system is found on submarines. A submarine uses the same type of gas sensors to detect leaks in the air supply to the submarine. A light goes on when there is too much oxygen in the air, and a buzzer sounds when there is enough. This way, crew members are aware of what is happening and can take action if needed. 

Many fire alarm systems found throughout buildings today contain sensors that alert individuals and help create an evacuation plan in case of a fire. 

Gas monitoring systems can be found in air to air or air to ground systems. They are used to detect leaks that can end up in the upper levels of buildings or rooms. Sometimes they are found on the roof of a building and on the floor where any gas that might leak from an area will use the same system. 

A typical gas monitoring system will detect all gases present in an area, including oxygen, carbon monoxide, and methane.

Becker Communication’s gas monitoring systems

Becker Communication’s addressable gas monitoring systems provide a way to monitor all gas levels in the home. The system is easy to install and low-cost. It provides a complete overview of the gas that enters a building or room and alerts individuals or automates gas detection if there are high levels of gas present.

Becker Communication’s addressable gas monitoring systems consist of sensors that detect the amount and type of gases, with the ability to identify if there is an excess amount of specific gases. The sensors are housed in a metal housing that can be used for multiple functions. Once they have been placed in place, they can be connected to an alarm system.


As we can see, gas monitoring systems are important tools in case of emergencies and provide peace of mind. If you would like to learn more contact us today!