BESTECH was hired to provide further wireless access throughout Xstrata’s mines and surface buildings.

The existing backbone was replaced in order to provide for more bandwidth. The new equipment used was Siemens controllers and Enterasys wireless access points. Virtual LANs were set up to control access to applications such as personnel tracking, remote rig control, blasting, etc. The wireless network provides for guests of Xstrata mines the ability to gain access to internet and email. BESTECH acted as the project manager and subject matter expert on this project which involved a sub-consultant for installation.