Mine Site Technologies gets Indian certification for key products

first_imgAustralia’s Mine Site Technologies (MST) has received the India Coal Mine Intrinsically Safe (IS) certification for its PED (Personal Emergency Device) and ICCL (Integrated Communications Cap Lamp) products. This certification opens the door for India coal mines to use the PED and ICCL systems which MST believes two of the most reliable and effective emergency and general communications systems available to the modern underground mining industry.The PED system uses a proprietary ultra-low frequency signal to transmit text messages through solid rock – “through the earth” technology. The transmission system can be installed on the surface to send a signal to miners who are working underground, regardless of their location. Installation on the surface means that PED is less vulnerable to the day-to-day rigors of the underground mining environment, which adds to its reliability and supports keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. Messages can be sent to individuals, select groups of workers, or, in the case of an emergency, all employees underground. The ICCL serves as a multi-functional receiver which displays the text messages issued through PED on an integrated screen. In addition when a message is received the wearer is alerted through both audible and visual (flashing cap lamp light) signals.The PED/ICCL combination complements other phone and radio communications systems that may already be installed in a mine. In fact, many mines have installed PED as their primary emergency evacuation alert system and as a redundant emergency system to complement their other underground communications systems which may be damaged, and become inoperable, in an incident underground. Mike Foletti, General Manager – International, commented, “This accomplishment has taken several years to fulfil. Our customers in India have been waiting to have the opportunity to apply the PED technology and we are now actively pursuing orders and installations.”last_img read more

We apologise sincerely All Bank of Ireland accounts back to normal after

first_imgBANK OF IRELAND say all customer accounts should be back to normal this morning, after some people saw duplicate debits taken from their balance.The payments relate to transactions carried out using Visa debit cards last Friday — some customers had the amount taken out of their account twice.The amounts varied from just a few euro to much larger sums.A spokesperson for the bank said all errors had been rectified overnight, and that anyone affected should see their balance restored to normal this morning.“We apologise sincerely,” the spokesperson said.Any customers who who would have incurred extra fees or whose accounts inadvertently went into overdraft temporarily as a result of the glitch won’t be hit with penalty charges as a result of the problem.Read: Banking inquiry could be up and running within ‘four to five months’Read: Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O’Brien targets ‘massive push’ in 2014last_img read more