CCW 2013: Sepura awarded first mining TETRA terminal contract in Canada

Sepura clinches TETRA terminals deal with New Gold mining company in Canada, making it among the first TETRA contracts to be awarded in North America since the standard received FCC approval in 2012

CCW 2013: Sepura awarded first mining TETRA terminal contract in Canada

Sepura has won a contract with New Gold Inc. mining company in Canada: the first TETRA contract with the mining industry in Canada and North America. The successful award was achieved in conjunction with Cartel Communications, Sepura’s partner in Canada.

New Gold will enhance its on-site communications with a TETRA solution featuring Sepura TETRA terminals. TETRA voice and data communications will help deliver improved team working, safety and productivity in New Gold mines’ extreme environments.

For mining organisations, working safely and efficiently in increasingly demanding environments and terrains is a continually evolving challenge. Their operatives often work in isolation at, or move between, remote locations. Safe, successful operations depend critically upon reliable and crystal-clear communications.

Sepura TETRA terminals will be used in a variety of surface and subterranean operations at New Gold mines. Due to their excellent design and build-quality, they are robust enough to cope with the toughest working conditions. In addition, they deliver crystal-clear voice communications plus ‘man-down’ emergency features and offer other features such as GPS location capabilities to ensure workers stay safe and productive—even at the most remote locations.

Brett Gagnon VP of Information Technology for New Gold commented: ‘After very careful evaluation we chose Sepura TETRA terminals for their quality and durability and are pleased to enter into what we expect to be a long term relationship with Sepura.’

Steve Cragg, the newly appointed president for Sepura North America, said: ‘This is another landmark award for TETRA in Canada and North America, one of the very first TETRA wins in the region since the official approval of the use of the technology last year. It builds on the success and experience Sepura has enjoyed within the mining industry in Australia, one of the major mining world hubs, and further emphasises TETRA’s position as the technology of choice in this sector at a global level.’

New Gold is an intermediate gold mining company with a portfolio of four producing assets and two significant development projects, which together make the organisation one of the lowest cost producers in the industry. In 2013, the company is forecasting between 440,000 and 480,000 ounces of gold production.

Written by Wireless magazine
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