Datasat and G4S install flexible wireless network at Ghanaian mine

Datasat Communications, the UK-based remote communications specialists, today announced that it partnered with G4S Ghana to deliver a secure and reliable wireless network at a major mine site. The network has given mine owner the flexibility to operate CCTV security and access control systems over a single network infrastructure.

Tuesday 20th August 13

G4S initially commissioned Datasat Communications to install wireless CCTV nodes at three sites around the mine. During the installation period, it became clear that the infrastructure allowed the mine owner to connect its new access control system - based on card reader and fingerprint recognition technologies – from the sites to a central management hub at another mine site. The wireless infrastructure was easily redesigned for the high availability requirements of the new service. As the access control server has to continually authenticate the on-site access points, the network needed to be extremely reliable and secure.

JC Grobbelaar, Director of Security Solutions, G4S says - “Wireless infrastructure is an excellent and cost-effective solution to add connectivity quickly to remote mining locations. The Datasat network has given us another benefit. It is very, very flexible. We found its ability to allow us to add a completely new and unspecified service to the network, at almost no cost, very impressive. Datasat Communications brings a high level of quality to everything they do. The wireless infrastructure had been pre-built and tested so on-site roll-out was very straightforward,”

About Datasat Communications

Datasat Communications has 25 years experience of creating complete remote communications solutions tomeet customer needs virtually anywhere in the world. Specialising in satellite, wireless and terrestrial networks, including Tetra. It is an engineering-led company known for constructing and managing 'best fit' global communications networks. All network solutions from Datasat Communications are bespoke to customer requirements.

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About G4S Ghana

From risk assessment to delivery, G4S works in partnership with governments, businesses and other organisations to provide integrated solutions to security challenges. Around the world, the company protects rock stars and sports stars, people and property, including some of the world’s most important buildings and events.In Ghana, G4S is proud to be one of the leading security companies in the market.

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About the Datasat Group

The Datasat Group Comprising three companies – Datasat Digital Entertainment, Datasat Communications and Datasat Technologies. The Group develops a broad range of solutions designed to enhance the communications capabilities of individuals and organisations.