A modern, safe, resilient, and reliable communication system is a key component of any confined space, mine, or tunnel access safety system. Tunnel workers rely on regular contact with their colleagues underground and on the surface. TunnelMESH can be 100% wireless – up to 10 hops – and still provide high bandwidth video and voice communication to workers underground.
The TunnelMESH system is an industrial wireless mesh system like no other. System setup in less than 10 minutes, and the self forming network nodes communicate with each other, each nodes provide the user with a visual indication for easy installation without the need for a technician.
Industrial wireless mesh networks bring mission-critical connectivity to underground mines & tunnels without the need for fibre throughout the working area. Save significant OPEX and maintenance costs while adding more network capacity and mobility beyond what fibre can effectively support.
“Very exciting recent confined space communications trial with outstanding results. All those involved in con spaces will know that communications are challenging, especially on long traverses. Hard wired systems are good but time consuming in laying out and retrieving. What if we could have a reliable drop and go wireless system that is good for several miles and has the ability to include live stream video and real time gas monitoring to surface?
Good communications with the working team in the space are essential to ensure safety and to react quickly if needed and our recent trial was more than we could have hoped for.”
Using a combination of BreadCrumb® wireless network nodes and InstaMesh® networking software, TunnelMESH networks employ any-node to any-node capabilities to continuously and instantaneously route data via the best available traffic path and frequency—for any number of nodes, all with extremely low overhead.
BreadCrumbs can communicate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network.
Within a tunnel that has good line of sight, distances of around 1000m can be achieved between wireless nodes. TunnelMESH extends the digital world underground, enabling voice communications, personnel & asset tracking, video monitoring, live gas detection information, geotechnical measurements, and many other applications.