Ethernet over leaky feeder a reality
Varis has successfully demonstrated high speed Ethernet over its existing Smart Com leaky feeder underground communications system. The Smart Com Ethernet system uses the proven Smart Com amplifier and its 30-MHz bandwidth to provide high speed TCP/IP data transfer through leaky feeder. It uses industry standard cable modem technology to provide wired and wireless Ethernet applications such as computer networking, IP cameras, tele-operation and VoIP in underground hotspots for less than $1,000.
Any leaky feeder system can be converted to Smart Com Ethernet. It can impact operational efficiencies in a huge way, yet it is a simple robust infrastructure that miners are familiar with, so that maintenance, repair and expansions can be handled in-house. Existing Smart Com installations can implement Ethernet without upgrade, and can continue to benefit from Smart Com’s diagnostics and 500-m amplifier spacing.
For more information visit www.varismine.com or phone 877-658-2747 (Canada/USA) or 705-674-8111.