Successful debut for VoIP mining phones in South Africa

first_imgNorphonic enjoyed a highly successful product launch at the recent Electra Mining in Johannesburg, with its display of the latest rugged VoIP mining telephones. “Norphonic’s VoIP Mining Telephones proved immensely popular at our stand, demonstrating that the mining industry is serious about improving communications and safety for exposed workers” said Albert Bower, MD at Becker Electronics, Norphonic’s partner in South Africa.“The Norphonic IP based telephone is ideally suited for underground mining areas and comes with innovative technology features such as automatic fault check and remote management and control functions. Despite the economic downturn, we see that the leading mining companies are starting to realise the benefits with these VoIP telephones”.Safety for underground miners was a buzz-word at the Electra Mining event this year, with many following the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile that was trapped underground following the San Jose mine accident. The accident shed light on safety conditions at many mines across the world, and many global mining companies attended the Electra Mining to find how to improve safety underground, using the latest VoIP communications technology.Helge Rognstad, Sales and Marketing Director with Norphonic comments “We are delighted with the high level of interest in our heavy duty mining telephones at Electra Mining.”“We are also very excited about the way we have worked with our partner, Becker Electronics, to truly integrate this solution with complimentary wireless and leaky feeder systems. Together, we have created a future-proof and scalable solution that has the potential to emerge a clear market winner in South Africa.”last_img read more