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Digital radio technology from Sepura in Cambridge UK is gaining significant traction in the Australian mining sector.
Sepura TETRA motorola SL4000 two way radios have been chosen to operate on the first long haul railway radio network owned by the major Australian mining organisation Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).
The world-first contract was won in conjunction with Radlink, one of Sepura’s longstanding and experienced partners in Australia.
FMG first adopted TETRA technology in 2010 as a future-proof company-wide standard for all communications further to a successful pilot site roll out at its flagship iron ore mine of Christmas Creek in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The TETRA system now covers all the company’s operations and provides a unified communications platform to enable the smooth running of activities across all facets of the business.
The new TETRA system deployed by FMG’s rail network comprises 24 sites, over 400 km of rail roads and more than 800 Sepura TETRA terminals.
Doug Bowden, senior business development manager at Sepura said: “In the last two years we have witnessed the growing adoption of TETRA by the mining sector in Australia, Europe and also in the American continent and believe that Sepura has played a significant part in stimulating this growth.”