Becker Mining systems has developed a revolutionary electronic communication system to enhance productivity and improve safety in mining environments across the world. This communication system is called the dependable wireless router or access point. WRAP Wi-Fi systems are now being recognized by global and local mining sectors as a safe and efficient manner for high-speed communications with underground systems. The backbone of this installation is leading many mines in South Africa to convert their communication systems to these dependable Wi-Fi solutions.

WRAP is designed to be extremely versatile and it offers a series of communication technologies which are well optimized for high data output. By installing a wireless mesh system throughout a mine if possible to achieve speeds of up to 1 GB transferring conventional Wi-Fi systems even underground. Testing of the Wi-Fi systems will outline any potential bugs but early adoption shows that the system is intrinsically safe and extremely reliable.

WRAP is currently certified by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and it stands as an innovation for the future of mining technology and the future of mining communications. With many mines across the world still using old systems for communication or struggling to share data at underground sites, introducing systems like this could revolutionize efficiency and ensure that communication can be maintained even in the most arduous of underground conditions.

The high-speed backbone includes support for wireless voice over Internet protocol providing a seamless level of roaming for all devices, advanced support for vehicle dispatch as well as ongoing inventory systems for equipment. WRAP systems are also extremely easy to install weighing less than 5 kg and remain extremely form factor. Their heavy durability also ensures that there is very little required in the way of maintenance.

If you would like to learn more about WRAP contact us today.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at https://beckersmcusa.com/. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of mine substations. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.