In the underground mining environment where mobile machines and human workers are constantly on the move, network connectivity of mobile machinery is essential for achieving productivity and safety goals. Advances in robust and high-speed data technology have now overcome the limitations usually associated with mobile network infrastructure.
Power Line Communications (PLC) using Broadband Power Line Modem (BPLM) utilise power cables that supply electrical equipment to carry network data in tandem with power. PLC is ideally suited to the physical and technological challenges of mining and brings the power of network connectivity to mobile machinery.
In this white paper, we highlight the benefits and practical applications of PLC technology.