PUSH-TO-TALK / MINING

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.

Smart talk groups

Hazardous sites

Identify unsafe areas

Vehicle turnaround

Accelerate operations

Equipment malfunction

Know when thresholds are exceeded

Lone worker

Leave no one behind

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Simpler operations. Higher ROI.

Why you need a voice platform that's people-centered and powered by automation.

Simple

Consolidate devices and networks

Whether it's augmenting or replacing radios, or moving operations to private LTE/5G—we'll ease your transition.

Safe

Enhance the safety of your teams

By eliminating gaps in communication above and below ground, and adding safety features like "worker down," ICE protects your workers.

Efficient

Leverage existing investments

Radio. LTE. 5G. IP phones. You name it, we can connect or replace it, ensuring none of it goes to waste.

Want to replace radio?

We'll take you there.

Private 5G

Connecting remote, hybrid teams

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.

Radio interoperability

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.

The choice is yours.

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