• Mining
  • 2013
  • North America
21 May 2013

DAMM strikes gold in Canada

Extracting precious and industrial metals from deep below the earth's surface is not a business for the faint-hearted. Heat, noise, dust, vibration and the constant risk of accident and injury place extreme demands on the people who work deep underground, as well as on the equipment they use.

Optimized communications
As one of the industry's most advanced and efficient producers of gold and industrial metals, New Gold Inc. regards safety at work as a top priority. With this in mind, the company has entered into an agreement with DAMM's Canadian partner, Cartel Communication Systems Inc., to install a new state-of-the-art TetraFlex® radio communications network at its New Afton mine site in British Colombia, Canada.

Canadian First
The agreement sets the stage for the first TetraFlex® network to be deployed in Canada, and extends DAMM's presence into the North American mining markets. Mining operations around the globe have taken advantage of the scalable, feature-rich IP-based technology TetraFlex® delivers.

Seamless integration
As well as being able to reuse New Gold's existing 800 MHz infrastructure, the new TetraFlex® system will accommodate all of their existing operational groups and provide mine safety personnel the ability to constantly monitor all operational talk channels. This functionality is crucial for a mining operation, where it is vital to know where everyone is, especially in cases of accident or emergency. The new system will be delivered with DAMM's Dispatcher option, and a Voice Gateway that will interconnect with New Gold's PABX telephone system.

Cartel Communications Systems Inc.has been supporting the needs of the industrial and commercial communications industry in Canada for over 30 years. Cartel provides a broad range of products and services for TETRA implementations, including: System Design, Installation, License Application, Testing, Training and System Optimization.

To find out more about CARTEL, please visit www.cartelsys.com

About DAMM
DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible, user-friendly and cost-effective TETRA infrastructure products to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. As a key player within professional radio communications for more than 30 years, DAMM leads the way in TETRA technology through superior engineering and a constant focus on customer needs and reduced complexity. DAMM solutions are available worldwide through an exclusive network of partners.

To find out more about DAMM and its products, please visit www.damm.dk

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