Cost-effective alternative for underground communications
The SIAMnet communication system by Cattron Group International offers an extremely cost-effective alternative to fibre optic and “leaky feeder” technologies for voice and data communications in underground mines. Using cable modem technology and coaxial cable, the SIAMnet system is more versatile and provides as much band width as fibre optic networks at a fraction of the cost.
One SIAMnet coaxial cable can support up to 32 simultaneous voice transmissions, three 1.5-Mbps mobile data sub-networks (each supporting up to 64 vehicles) and 12 DOCSIS 1.1 cable modem channels for a total of 360 Mbps downstream and 120 Mbps upstream. DOCSIS 2.0 and EURODOCSIS 2.0 are also supported when more bandwidth is required. The SIAMnet system is modular and scalable.
SIAMnet cable modems can be installed anywhere a connection to the network is required. The modem, as well as the 802.11 access point, draws power through the coaxial cable. Repairs to the cable can be made quickly and easily, and the system can be expanded and maintained with minimal technical expertise. The cable modems in a SIAMnet system can also provide IP camera and VoIP transmission.
More information is available by calling (724) 962-3571 or visiting www.cattron.com.