Mine automation is a fast growing trend. The effective operation of driverless truck, trains and drills relies on reliable, available communications technology. Datasat is working with industry partners and mine operators to deliver the network infrastructure that can support autonomous equipment and vehicles now and in the future.

Key Benefits

  • Secure and available network infrastructure

    Delivering a secure, reliable and available network infrastructure for advanced control and management.

  • Integrating mine automation into a single network

    Integrating disparate, third party automation systems over a single infrastructure for seamless and productive operations.

  • Intelligent Layer 3 architecture

    Intelligent Layer 3 architecture virtually eliminates latency and improves throughput while all QoS-based traffic management at an individual user or device level.

  • 802.11 wireless networks

    Wireless networks based on 802.11 open standards for seamless integration of wide range of third party automation, tracking and surveillance systems.

  • Flexible satellite backhaul

    Flexible range of backhaul options, wireless, satellite and fibre - to provide real-time monitoring and management in the field, on-site and from a central control room.

Outdoor wireless network supporting open cast operations

Increasing Profitability and Productivity Through Automation

Apart from a few very high profile examples, mine automation is still in its infancy for most mine operators. However, the more remote management of equipment and operations of mine sites, the greater the productivity and lower cost of production. The key is the ability to create a common network platform that all equipment, vehicles and monitoring devices can connect to and communicate with each other. Datasat's focus on delivering end-to-end multi-service network infrastructure solutions is helping mine owners to implement a foundation today that will allow them to increase the automation of their remote sites as it becomes right for their business.

Key Capabilities

•  Point-to-point, point-to-multi-point and fully meshed configurations for flexible deployment.
•  Advance QoS-based traffic management enabling dynamic QoS-driven bandwidth allocation to an individual service, user group or user level.
•  Satellite, wireless and end-to-end network capabilities.
•  Network availability over 99.995% guaranteed by stringent SLA.
•  Range of power options - including solar and wind - to ensure uninterrupted remote operation.
•  Range of remote monitoring and management services available that can be centrally managed via the Datasat NOC.

Satelliote services managed from the Datasat Network Operations Centre
End-to-end communications services from Datasat

An End-to-End-Service

Datasat offers a complete range of services - network design, network build, network management and network maintenance - to ensure customers benefit from dealing with a single supplier for their communications needs. The company has over 25 years of experience creating effective connectivity solutions ranging from small remote sites to global VSAT networks. Organisations benefit from a single contract with single SLA and single pricing structure - and only one contact if issues arise.


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