Communication is essential for any workplace, especially mines where the operating environment can sometimes be very harsh. Underground tunnel workers need to be able to communicate with each other, especially in the event of major accidents or incidents. Underground mining radios can be useful in this situation.
The workplace communication system can improve productivity and efficiency. Becker Communications sells a range of portable underground radios, radio systems from Motorola and Kenwood as well as stationary leaky feeder systems.
Becker Communications offers solutions for North America’s 800+ mining operations.
Kenwood supplies and manufactures both digital and analog portable mine radios. These radios can be used in harsh mine conditions and provide instant communication between units. These ATEX-certified radios can be used in any area of mining operations worldwide. They are protected from dust, gas, and other hazards.
These radios are portable and can last a long time without needing to be charged. The NEXEDGE(r) has GPS capabilities.
Motorola also offers two-way radio solutions called the MOTOTRBO series. These include simple voice-only models, to more advanced voice radios that can be voice-only or feature-rich. These accessories optimize your device’s performance. These accessories have been tested for five years in the field using Accelerated Life Testing (ALT).
Stationary Mine Communication Systems
Leaky feeder systems are a reliable and secure method to communicate underground or aboveground with a mine facility. Becker Communications offers the PB2 12 Pages Boss Phone. This radio can be used in conjunction with pager-type systems. It can also integrate into leaky feeders.
For daily mining communication, leaky feeder systems offer greater reliability than traditional wired telephone systems. They can also be integrated with monitoring and tracking technologies to provide a complete solution.
The cable runs through a mine to create this system. It functions as an antenna, allowing a variety devices to pick-up a radio signal. Radio devices can communicate with each other over short distances, but this is not necessary. They can instead communicate with the cable. An antenna can be used for connecting workers 10 miles below ground to colleagues 10 miles above ground.
Becker Communications has been the industry leader for over 15 years. Radio communication in tunnels and electrical mining communication systems. They also added wireless communication systems, handheld radios and tagging and tracking systems as they expanded into underground mining, railroads and tunneling. If you would like to learn more contact us today!