Minetec Introduces ELF II Software-Defined Communications Infrastructure: Increases Data Throughput at Three Times the Speed for Mining Operations Business Wire PERTH, Australia -- November 26, 2013 Minetec, a division of Codan Limited (ASX:CDA), has introduced ELF™ II (Ethernet-over-Leaky Feeder), a software-defined communications infrastructure providing high speed data throughput and capacity for underground mining communications management and operations. Data throughput has been increased from 20 to more than 60 megabytes per second in ELF™ II surpassing conventional systems by more than three times the speed. Minetec Introduces ELF(TM) II Software-Defined Communications Infrastructure; Increases Data Through ... Minetec Introduces ELF(TM) II Software-Defined Communications Infrastructure; Increases Data Throughput at Three Times the Speed for Mining Operations. (Photo: Business Wire) “The increased data throughput in ELF™ II has been introduced to address the needs of complex mining operations to support high data rate applications from the working face to the rest of the mine, including but not limited to video, SCADA, telemetry and mine management applications,” said Andy Sheppard, executive general manager, Minetec. “The ELF™ II infrastructure has been operating successfully in commissioned systems and is now available to the broader mining community.” A number of mines worldwide have commissioned ELF™ II in South America, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia. “All new Minetec customers will receive the ELF™ II infrastructure moving forward, and existing Minetec customers can upgrade to the new software-defined architecture,” added Sheppard. The Minetec ELF™ II (Ethernet over leaky feeder) supports full voice, Ethernet and IP-based connectivity over previously installed leaky feeder-based, voice communication systems. ELF™ II is able to provide seamless upgrade over these systems through ‘swap & drop’, Power-on-Equipment (POE) and advanced diagnostics capabilities. ELF™ II can also interface to fiber-optic and RF-based technologies through its Access Point (AP) capabilities. In addition to integration with third-party technologies, ELF™ II coupled with powerful mining applications developed by Minetec are rapidly becoming a standard in mining operation including SMARTS™, SafeDetect ™ and the Trax+Tags™ II tracking system. Together, these Minetec solutions provide a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution for underground mining operations. Minetec Pty Ltd, (Willetton, Western Australia), is part of the Codan Group of companies. Founded in 2000, Minetec quickly established itself as a service partner to the mining industry, and has grown rapidly into a trusted technology provider delivering safety and productivity-based products to serve the critical needs and requirements of underground and surface mining operations. An acknowledged leader in hard-rock underground mining, Minetec has expanded this expertise to address the needs of aboveground, open cut mining. Minetec supports products through integrated project engineering, delivery and life cycle services and maintenance. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131125006346/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50758189&lang=en Contact: Minetec Susan Sheppard Marketing and Communications Consultant email@example.com or Andy Sheppard, +61 419 099 497 Executive General Manager
Minetec Introduces ELF II Software-Defined Communications Infrastructure: Increases Data Throughput at Three Times the Speed for
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