This large mining company has been a valued client of Qbit for the last few years. As their success has grown, so has the size of their remote site operations, and the number of people requiring IT support and access to data onsite. To facilitate this Qbit deployed the latest technology from Ubiquity to create a large Wi-Fi network across the site and dongas. This facilitated the operational requirements across the site, as well as provided internet access for site workers to communicate with home.
This client was in the market for a low-cost, temporary solution for internet around the Wingina Exploration camp. At the time, they were not sure how long the camp would be in this location, so they did not want to invest in cabling the whole camp if they did not need to.
Qbit’s research led us to deploy the Ubiquity Prism Wifi Backbone network. This is a relatively new system from Ubiquity.
First, we install a broadcast antenna in the main office where the internet connection comes into the camp. This antenna can broadcast to a receiver that is up to 1.5km away in the line of sight.
The receiver then passes the internet and power to whatever device you plug into it. You can also plug-in security cameras or a network switch to supply data to many devices.
We have plugged in a Wi-Fi Access Point. We can put a receiver anywhere in the blue zone. We also organised the installation of Business Grade Satellite NBN to get the Internet to the camp.
We covered the whole 20 Donga Site with 5 receivers and access points. This has led to massive efficiency gains across the site. Also, the feedback from the camp has been very positive, with a whole team of site workers now able to access the internet from their rooms. Making for a happier workplace.
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