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Underground coal mine expands ActiveMine installation

Active Control Technology Inc. today announced that an existing customer has expanded its deployment of ActiveMine,...


May 26, 2009  


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Active Control Technology Inc. today announced that an existing customer has expanded its deployment of ActiveMine, a wireless voice communications, tracking and data network for the mining industry.

 

The customer has ordered seven additional MSHA-approved wireless Wi-Fi nodes and network equipment to meet the needs of its expanding underground coal mine in West Virginia.

 

According to the company, the expanded installation is the largest MSHA approved wireless Wi-Fi mesh network in the U.S. and is believed to be the largest underground Wi-Fi mesh network anywhere.

 

The mine’s ActiveMine network now has 57 nodes extending several miles underground to two separate mine faces.