New Afton mine covers approximately 3 square kms above ground, with approximately 21 square kms of underground tunnels. Cartel developed a design to leverage a significant investment in fiber optics underground infrastructure and incorporated a multi-site, multi-channel TETRA Radio Network.
Using a software suite developed by our sister company, TASC Systems a custom "asset management" package was implemented that saved the mine hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital equipment and provides pin-point details on critical equipment and system performance.
Mining operations are a very demanding environment. One in which many commercial IT platforms do not stand up to the riggers of daily use. Selecting system elements for this design that not only survive in rough terrain but perform was a challenge. Cartel accomplished this objective as the New Afton Mine is about to enter the 6th year of operations.