StrataConnect™

StrataConnect™

Digital Voice Communications
VERSATILE NETWORK FOR UNDERGROUND CONNECTIVITY

StrataConnect™ is a multi-functional communications network for underground working environments. It provides versatile options in communications,tracking and environmental monitoring for everyday operations. Fully wireless and battery-powered options are available for both everyday operations and post-accident situations.

StrataConnect’s flexibility enables operations to create and expand a communications network with functionalities that meet their specific needs.

 

NETWORK OPTIONS

Strata offers two infrastructures that are also fully interoperable.

Completely Wireless CommTrac Fibre Optic based Wi-Fi
  • 100% wireless
  • No existing back-bone infrastructure required
  • Battery-powered
  • Fully operational post-accident
  • Resistant to power outages and voltage spikes such as lightning
  • Fibre and power required
  • Wireless "hotpots" underground
  • Supports all 802.11
    Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • Provides voice, high-speed data, video

 

Hassle free installation and maintenance
WIRELESS COMMTRAC IN YOUR OPERATIONS

 

CommTrac is a truly wireless and battery powered underground communications and tracking system that eliminates the expense and heavy maintenance associated with wired infrastructures.

  • Fast and easy installation with as few as one or two installers
  • Simple suspension of Strata C-Nodes. Self-forming mesh network 
  • Completely independent from other systems and power-sources
  • Remains fully operational post-accident

It is completely I.S. and approved for use in underground coal mines. 

FUNCTIONALITY

 

High-speed digital data access underground
STRATACONNECT WI-FI IN YOUR OPERATIONS

 

Incorporate Strata Wi-Fi into your existing fibre-optic network to achieve powerful underground “hotspots”.

  • Strata A-Node access points installed in desired locations along fibre
  • Establish up to 1 800m (6,000ft) of Wi-Fi coverage in each direction
    (varies by location)
  • Strata B-Node wireless backbone installed to extend coverage beyond fibre.
    Up to 1 220m (4,000ft) per hop

Strata Wi-Fi is compatible with any 802.11 device for voice calling, texting, videos and high-speed data access.

FUNCTIONALITY

Strata Wi-Fi A-Nodes are interoperable with CommTrac wireless and battery-powered C-nodes. This enables expanded wireless coverage for tracking, monitoring and remote control capabilities into areas not requiring voice communications.

 

StrataConnect user interface in control room
STRATACONNECT™ SERVER & GUI

 

StrataConnect™ Server and Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides monitoring, tracking and worker interaction between surface and underground operations. The Server integrates all underground systems into a single, multi-layered GUI to provide a comprehensive view and awareness of underground operations in real-time. 

A digital mine-map or facility floorplan mark fixed nodes and other device location by latitude/longitude, as well as real-time location and tracking of mobile devices.

 

REPORTING CAPABILITIES

  • Underground fixed node status history:  Includes detailed network health reports
  • Event history:  Includes location of event with timestamps, event description, miner/device name & serial number, and record of event been cleared
  • List of personnel checked-in or underground: Current data, or filtered back
  • Personnel activity history:  Includes locations with timestamps and text message logs
  • Equipment activity history: Includes locations with timestamps
  • Section activity history: Includes personnel listings by working section/area

All files can be printed to PDF or exported to CSV file.