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M&E NSW 2014 Preview: Mining communications

Gencom Two Way Radio are set to showcase a range of communication solutions for above and underground mining, on stand 8024 at the M&E NSW Exhibition. These new communications platforms are designed to increase operation efficiency and mine site performance. As the largest supplier of two way radio communications solutions to the mining and energy sector in NSW, Gencom has deployed significant digital radio platforms for both open cut coal mining and hard-rock underground mining such as the Tetra, P25 and MotoTRBO (DMR).

Gencom is Motorola’s Preferred Partner in Minerals & Energy, having been awarded the Motorola Solutions Partner of the Year Award in 2013, which stemmed from their expertise in mine site WiFi and Mesh networks, point to point backhaul links and traditional voice communications. Gencom also has extensive competencies in emergency management; alarm escalation; process control and telemetry; RFID tagging; ruggedised mobile computing for industry; access control; remote worker; stockpile monitoring; gas detection.

At M&E NSW, Gencom will be showcasing several solutions from their 4RF, Motorola, Damm, Sepura and Cambium Networks product ranges, including the 4RF’s Aprisa product range and the Motorola MotoTRBO Digital Radio System.

The Aprisa product range, developed by market leaders 4RF who specialise in data communications solutions for remote monitoring applications, is specifically designed for the harshest conditions by offering narrow and wide band solutions for well-head monitoring, pump/process control and environmental monitoring.

The Motorola MotoTRBO Digital Radio System is a the digital radio platform choice for the mining and energy sector when a soft-upgrade path from analogue is required and are able to replace existing radios onsite until a critical mass is achieved, when a digital switchover can take place, due to their Analogue Mode feature.  

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