White Papers

IoT Revolution in Oil, Gas and Mining: A Review

IoT (Internet of Things) trends are connecting all business levels and promising transformation, with many companies embracing various technologies and platforms to implement IoT networks.

Underground Communications: Modern day mine solutions

While advancements in communication technologies now provides underground mine operators with more options for increased coverage and improved connectivity, there are several common challenges that need to be taken into consideration when designing a communications system.

What wireless data solution is right for my mine site?

Today’s modern mine increasingly relies on the use of technology to deliver the safety and productivity being demanded in mine operations.

Opportunities & Challenges For deployment of LTE in a mining setting

The mining industry has been embracing new technologies as it strives to increase both production base and efficiency in tough economic markets. This White Paper provides an overview of LTE technology and investigates what challenges are presented to the roll out of LTE in a mining setting.

Building an Open Access Network

This paper provides an overview on the International Network of E-Communities (INEC) declaration on Open Access Networks and its principles.

Digital Mobile Radio (TETRA Vs P25)

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and compare the benefits, features and functionality of digital mobile radio systems in the 400MHz band as a reflection of recent changes to ACMA licensing regulations. Two such systems of importance in today’s market place include the Project 25 and TETRA standards. 

VoLTE Edge: Mission Critical Voice Over LTE

This paper was initially presented at Rodrigo Alvarez at the 2016 Australasian Conference for Railway Excellence in Melbourne and examines the new Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) Voice over LTE (VoLTE) standard and its implications for the rail industry.

FTTH topology options and considerations

This paper describes options for deployment of Fibre to the Premise access networks. Key enabling technologies and products are described; total costs of ownership and current evidence for deployments by other carriers are included in the scope of the evaluation. The paper concludes that access network deployment based on EPON technology is now viable and preferred solution as it provides a low cost of ownership, both for capital and ongoing maintenance.