The impact of downtime
To perform optimally in an environment as challenging as mining, a wireless network should provide the most complete access to mobile fleet data, when and where that data is needed, with minimal fuss or hassle over maintaining the network itself, and with the absolute lowest downtime over the life of the network possible. The solution should also have the ability to adapt to the changing environment, providing redundancy and scalability as needed.
In these production environments, downtime is often where the true cost of a solution can hide. A clear understanding of the potential causes of downtime, its potential impact on operations and designing the network from the start with those factors in mind will help you implement an optimally performing wireless network that truly delivers on its own ROI by enabling the ROI of the productivity and safety enhancing applications that will utilize the network.