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A lifeline for miners

Find out how CSIRO could help save the lives of trapped miners, with a new two way radio system. In this five minute podcast, Dr Jay Guo of CSIRO’s ICT Centre describes the new radio system and how it will help make mines safer. (4:47)

  • 25 May 2007 | Updated 24 November 2011

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The recent mine collapses in Beaconsfield , Tasmania and Sago in West Virginia have highlighted the need for effective communication between trapped miners and rescuers.

CSIRO has developed a two way radio which will allow trapped miners to immediately contact the outside world, even if power to the mine is cut off.

In this five minute podcast, Dr Jay Guo of CSIRO’s ICT centre discusses the radio system and how it will make a difference to mine safety.

Read more about CSIRO and Mine Site Technologies join for safer mines (Media release 24 May 07).