Hard Rock Mining
Hard rock mining is one of the foundations of today’s global economy. Mining natural resources is hard and inherently hazardous work. Mines must strive to reduce their cost per tonne, while still providing a safe working environment.
More and more, mines are recognizing the role that superior networking and communication systems play in mine safety and efficiency.
We’re eager to demonstrate our experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting a scalable communication and networking solution that will immediately generate value for your mine - and peace of mind for your miners.
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Monitoring vital conditions is critical element of making informed production and safety decisions for your operation, regardless of industry.
Northern Light Technologies (NLT) partners with leading-edge providers of environmental, ventilation, gas, and geotechnical monitoring systems to provide solutions that are innovative, reliable and accurate, enhancing operational efficiency and safety.
Tracking & Proximity
NLT’s Tracking Solution provides a reliable, detailed, and flexible approach to tracking personnel, vehicles, and assets throughout your mine.
NLT also provides solutions for Proximity and Collision Avoidance applications to improve workforce safety and reduce the likelihood of accidents.
Video & Security
The NLT Digital Network supports the use of IP cameras to monitor key locations underground or on the surface. The cameras can be connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to NLT’s network. Power over Ethernet (PoE) IP cameras can be connected directly to our N-Connex modules without requiring external power.
On-site security is enhanced using Access Readers and turnstiles or boom gates. The NLT Digital Network enables both technologies, supplying all related components and enabling a secure site where all personnel and vehicle movements are controlled and monitored.
Voice communications are critical for improving safety while maximising productivity. The ability to converse in real time with an individual, group, or all personnel simultaneously ensures everyone is working optimally. The development of IP radios and the improvements to VoIP Phones in recent years now mean that voice communications can be very effectively conducted over NLT’s Digital Network.
Text & Messaging
A major advantage of the NLT Digital Network is the ability to send short messages to personnel using our Reverse Tracking Messenger (RTM) cap lamps. Though typically generated on NLT’s Digital Mine Software by an operator, messages can also be automatically generated via third-party software. The message is transmitted over the Wi-Fi network and received by the relevant person, group, or all personnel members.
Your transition to a more connected mine demands the speed, reliability and functionality of an NLT Digital data backbone. We offer the high-speed (1 GB) fibre, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity demanded by leading applications including voice, data, and video communications.
Our open-standards design philosophy safeguards your investment while adding maximum compatibility with third-party applications. Our fit-for-purpose, IP67 rated networks are designed to evolve and grow in tandem with your business. Experience the difference NLT Data Networks make.
Automation & Telemetry
The NLT Digital Network provides a reliable and robust data highway that enables both simple telemetry and complex automation of equipment. Monitoring and controlling electrical equipment, like fans and pumps, results in considerable cost savings and improved efficiencies. Similarly, automating equipment saves time, improves safety, and enhances productivity.
Cap Lamps & Lighting
Since 1984, NLT Cap Lamp Systems have been crafted for maximum durability and comfort, while offering the superior light pattern and focused spot you’ve come to expect from NLT cap lamps.
NLT supplies a range of industrial standard, high quality LED lighting solutions for both surface and underground applications. These long-life LED lights yield considerable financial and environmental savings, no matter what the application.
Northern Light Technologies (NLT) provide a wide range of professional expertise and capabilities that cover system design, commission and installation, training, project management, and aftersales service.
We understand that our success is dependent on our performance. Keeping our solutions fully operational, 24/7 to provide our customers with peace of mind and confidence in their investment is our number one priority.
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Software & Applications
NLT’s Digital Mine Software is a fully web-based mining platform solution providing controlled global access to data. Equipment status monitors and system health are easily viewed, while personnel information can be interfaced with other systems, including card access. Any vehicle or tag movement patterns can be monitored, ensuring both the safety and efficiency of your equipment operators.