StrataConnect DigitalBRIDGE™

BRIDGING POWER & DATA TO THE EDGES OF YOUR MINE. A fast and simple to install, single-cable solution for the extension of high-speed digital networks and communications in underground environments.
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underground communications
Wi-Fi Access, Voice, Cameras, Telemetry, RFID

The heart of the DigitalBRIDGE™ system is a specially designed coaxial cable that offers broadband capabilities for delivering high-speed digital data and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) communications, as well as electrical power to power end-point devices.

 

 
POWER | CONNECTIVITY | DEPLOYMENT

POWER-over-Ethernet (PoE & PoE+)

DigitalBRIDGE is an Ultra-Low Resistance (ULR) coaxial cable that delivers both reliable power and high speed digital access anywhere mines require electrical and/or data transmission devices for communications, monitoring and tracking. It can be used as a quick expansion of underground networks beyond the reach of fiber, into hard-to-reach and temporary work areas or as a stand-alone system.

DigitalBRIDGE is fully recoverable and reusable.

 

Benefits:

  • PoE cables eliminate the need for AC power cables, optimizing and simplifying installation as well as reducing costs
  • Flexible cable lengths with max recommended 6,500 ft / 2,000 m without a Repeater or electrical power source
  • Power can be injected anywhere along the cable
  • PoE outlets can be tapped into the cable wherever end-point devices are needed

 

underground communications and telemetry
CONNECTIVITY

10/100/1000 Ethernet

Adhere to networking standards, without being tied to a particular vendor

 

DigitalBRIDGE is a high-speed IP backbone that can be integrated into any existing network and is interoperable with any preferred brand of Ethernet end-point device.

Ethernet data ports can be broken out at any point along the cable using the system’s QuadPort unit. The QuadPort provides up to four PoE ports with power and data backhaul for any industrial Ethernet device.

 

 
DEPLOYMENT

Power and Connectivity where you need it, when you need it. 

DigitalBRIDGE's easy to use, lightweight coaxial cable can be installed in flexible lengths that can reach up to 6.500 feet (2,000m) in a single segment. There is no need for highly skilled electricians or technicians, as the cable can be installed, maintained and advanced by on-site personnel.