DAMM and its system partner Wellracom are in the process of upgrading PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (Amman Mineral), a mining company, from an existing analogue system to a digital TETRA network and have already completed the initial migration.

DAMM has delivered five 2-carrier DAMM Outdoor Base Station BS421s for voice and data communication for the entire mining operation, which consists of the Batu Hijau mine, the second largest copper and gold mine in Indonesia. According to the company, the main reasons why it was chosen were its system’s cost-efficiency and scalability combined with its open API.

To facilitate the gradual migration to the new TETRA system, Amman Mineral has deployed a DAMM TetraFlex Group Bridge, which enables communication between the two different technologies. This has ensured a seamless initial migration and smooth integration. The site will eventually become fully digitalised.

Desmond Cheong, regional manager at DAMM, said, “This has been an exciting project for us. It is great for us to demonstrate our ability to deliver communication in challenging conditions, a success that can be attributed to the high quality of our DAMM TetraFlex solution as well as our great collaboration with Wellracom.”

Mr Suprapto, managing director of Wellracom Group, said that DAMM has a proven track record in the mining industry and added that, “The challenge in the mining industry in Indonesia is to secure communication 24/7 to minimise any disruption to operations.”

Author: Sam Fenwick