PlusComms’s strength is its heavy investment in R&D (Research and Development). As one of Australia’s most innovative small companies,we pride ourselves in having the ability to design,test and create new products that are future-proofed. Whether it is creating new network topology or totally new creations,our products will have a long and healthy life expectancy both in reliability and adaptability.
This is especially true with systems designed for mines and tunnels. Many sites rely on old fibre optic distribution of data (point to point) and it is not likely that they will change to new IP technologies in the near future. Our products have to work easily in both environments. They also have to work reliably in environments with high temperatures,high humidity,water,dust,vibration and much more.
We currently have 3 projects in the R&D phase. These are:
- RRBPlus (IP Radio Re Broadcast). Simplicity at its best. What took 10 racks of equipment in the control room now takes less than a rack and provides 2 separate systems for the ultimate in redundancy. Upgrading from point to point fibre is cheaper than providing the infrastructure in a new tunnel,so do not hesitate to discuss your future needs with us.
- AMFMPlus –a remote radio suitable for underground and remote tuning that can monitor radio transmissions in the broadcast band. The remote unit could be placed anywhere in the world and works via IP. Full security is possible. Connection via fibre is also simple.
- PlusTrax –an underground or undercover person and vehicle tracking system. Scheduled for trial in June 2012. It will support collision avoidance,around corners,tag location,two way pager messaging,redundancy,operation either side of a tunnel collapse and possibly inside the collapse and much more. PlusTrax is “disruptive”technology at its fines –“disruptive”means that it will be a real challenge for the competition to compete against the product.
Our R&D group is dedicated to bringing you cutting edge technology that will provide hugely improved capability at a lower cost. R&D underpins a company creating change and new solutions.