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Response data sent from the field to urban control centres can be even more daunting, but thanks to advances in remote and transportable communication systems like the SCOUT technology provided by Galaxy Broadband, mining and other exploration crews are now able to venture farther into the wilderness to look for new mineral resources while simultaneously keeping in touch with the outside world. “The portable unit was quickly deployed by our crew and the technical support was very helpful and available. We used it for about two months and the link was very stable and dependable, we never experienced any slowdown or disconnection during that period. The voice over IP was very clear even when the internet was under heavy usage by the rest of the crew, we always had a clear channel to communi-

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cate (with a Canadian phone number) with our crew even in a remote area, which is very important for the safety of everyone. We were very pleased with the overall experience and we will use a SCOUT unit the next time we need an internet and phone connection remotely!” Maxim Belleau – Technical Electronics Supervisior, Abitibi Geophysics Inc. CMJ

2016-09-21 9:12 AM

Canadian Mining Journal October 2016  

Find out about new Canadian mining and exploration trends, technologies, mining operations, corporate developments and industry events.

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