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Matrix METS 2.1 System

Overview

METS 2.1 is a wireless communication, electronic tracking, and atmospheric monitoring system designed specifically for survivability and post-accident use in underground coal mines. In a mine, Intrinsically Safe (IS) Communications Devices, Tracking Tags, and Atmospheric Sensors communicate with IS infrastructure nodes connected via inexpensive coaxial cable or wireless transmission. Hubs connected to the IS infrastructure provide fiber or copper Ethernet switch connectivity to an above-ground server that stores and communicates data to/from the devices. Workstations communicate with the server to enable communication to and from METS text pagers, display location status of tracking tags, and collect data from devices like CO sensors.

METS 2.1 is an invaluable tool for increasing the safety, productivity, and efficiency of your mining operations. The system is scalable to accommodate small or large operations and flexible to keep up with the ever-changing plans of soft rock operations like coal.

Advantages

  • Meets MSHA Requirements
  • Wired mesh redundant infrastructure designed for post-accident operation
  • Battery-powered, wireless nodes for section communication and tracking
  • Cost-effective to purchase and maintain
  • Over 150 systems installed in all major U.S. coal-producing regions
  • SmartAntenna/Node placement not limited to line-of-sight with other nodes
  • Receives atmospheric data from Matrix IS Wireless Atmospheric Monitoring System (WAMS) sensors
  • Mine emergency and custom reporting
  • Local Distributors for sales and service
  • WV, PA and MSHA Part 23 Approved (MSHA # 23-A080013-0)

 

METS 2.1 Components

METS 1.0

Matrix METS 1.0 System

Overview

METS 1.0 is an electronic safety and tracking system designed specifically for quick installation in mines with underground Ethernet infrastructure to track underground personnel and equipment. The system tracks tags mounted to miners' hats or vehicles as they move throughout a mine.

MSHA approved, intrinsically-safe tracking 'Tags' transmit an identifying signal to 'Readers' located at strategic points throughout a mine. Readers transmit the location information to systems with monitors for displaying the information in map and table formats.

METS 1.0 is an invaluable tool for increasing the safety, productivity, and efficiency of your mining operations. The system is scalable to accommodate small or large operations and flexible to keep up with the ever-changing plans of mining operations. Other features include:

Advantages

  • Economical pricing
  • Simple installation in mines or hazardous environments with ethernet infrastructure
  • Four individually addressable antenna ports
  • More reliable tracking than a dispatcher
  • Mine emergency and custom reporting
  • Integration available for HMI's like RSView with OPC Server
  • Unmatched technical support and professional installation
  • Over 15,000 tags in production use in US
  • Product installations in WV, KY, IN, IL, PA, NM
  • Local distributors for sales and service
  • Cost-effective to purchase and maintain
  • Reader/Node placement not limited to line-of-sight with other nodes
  • Used in mines with 500+ employees

METS 1.0 Components