Next-gen mining communications, above ground and underground
From pit to port, Instant Connect provides a unified, automated push-to-talk (PTT) environment that makes it easy to connect workers across any device, organization, and network.
the modern mine
Smarter voice for smarter mines
Today’s mines face intense scrutiny and pressure to operate safer and smarter. Instant Connect Enterprise™ (ICE) can help. ICE is a push-to-talk (PTT) voice and automation platform that improves miner safety, elevates productivity through a data-driven approach, and increases ROI by consolidating communications infrastructure and extending existing investments (for example, in radio or private 5G).
Gone are the days of having to carry multiple devices and attempting to bridge multiple networks for team communications. ICE’s integrated environment connects miners across any device or network—radio, LTE/5G, Wi-Fi, IP, or telephony. ICE also delivers the world’s first smart talk groups, which automatically trigger workflows and connect only the workers essential to completing the task at hand. This new class of PTT voice helps keep today’s mining teams connected, productive, and safe.
SMART TALK GROUPS
Data at the heart of every response
Smart talk groups can be triggered by IoT sensors, security and scheduling systems, smart geofences, and autonomous vehicles. So mining teams can prevent or resolve any incident faster, better, and safer.
Ready for your 5G transition The modern mine is a complex web of devices, IoT cameras and sensors, systems, machines, and people. All dispersed and in motion across vast geographies. Connecting these pieces safely and reliably requires the high-performance, ultra-low latency, wireless connectivity that 5G can provide. The ICE platform is an industrial-grade voice solution, ideally suited to mines that are transitioning to private 5G enterprise networks.
Automation with a human touch The concept of automation is often interpreted as a replacement for people. Instant Connect's smart talk groups make miners more effective. ICE's automation engine uses data from IoT sensors, security and scheduling systems, and unmanned vehicles in order to instantly trigger workflows and create talk groups that connect the personnel essential to completing a task. The result? Increased safety, improved production efficiencies, and higher workforce productivity.
62% of mines
plan to increase automation in 1-2 years
44% of mines
seek to build remote ops centers
Use case: Smart geofence
An autonomous transport vehicle passes through a smart geofence surrounding an extraction zone. An alert message is sent to ICE.
ICE automatically creates a talk group connecting on-site handlers and a remote supervisor.
The vehicle is rapidly loaded and deployed to the nearest processing site.
Augment or replace radio
Instant Connect extends the reach of radio systems by allowing radios to communicate with smartphones, laptops, IP phones, hands-free headsets, and any other voice-enabled device.
Or, if you want to move beyond radio, we can put you on the path to full radio replacement.