BUMA Selects DAMM for cross-platform critical communication in Indonesian mining


In its bid to drive seamless mission critical connectivity, Indonesia’s second-largest coal mining contractor, BUMA, has selected Denmark based DAMM´s rugged and reliable TETRA solutions for critical radio communication in the Open Pit Mine of Kideco.

Working mainly in coal-production the single most important challenge for BUMA was to secure reliable and fail safe communication at anytime. Making million dollar decisions every day, workers and managers in coal mines rely heavily on communication to keep the business moving. This means that access to information and communication anytime and anywhere is key both for workers and managers.


DAMM solution:

To secure critical communication across technologies DAMM provided a dual carrier multi node outdoor system, including built-in applications such as Dispatcher, Voice and Application Gateways, as well as Group Bridge; bridging TETRA to existing analogue networks already operating in Indonesian mines.

With easy integration to 3rd party applications such as AVL, DAMM was the ideal choice. To fulfill the need for non-critical voice and data communication, DAMM provided the TetraFlex Android Client enabling TETRA on soft terminals, in this case via WiFi.

DAMM is represented in Indonesia by Authorised System Partner Wellracom Group. S. Jagyantama, Managing Director of Wellracom Group, states: “DAMM has a proven track record in the mining industry. The challenge in the mining industry in Indonesia is to secure communication 24/7 to minimize any disruption to operations. Based on a true IP-backbone DAMM TetraFlex® offers a reliable, decentralized architecture, and provides easy access with an open API.”

TetraFlex® offers integrated Cross-Platform technology solutions for critical communication.
DAMM TetraFlex® is most rugged, reliable and easily scalable TETRA communication system for mining:

– Optimised for direct installation in harsh environments the DAMM TetraFlex® outdoor base station with IP65 enclosure offers full redundancy. Additionally the 100% IP-based distributed architecture gives full flexibility in site and capacity expansions – even during operation.

– Creating valuable interoperability bridging to analogue, TETRA and TetraFlex® networks. Integration to analogue networks with the TetraFlex® Group Bridge Application.

– Benefit from coverage extension with TetraFlex® Android, Windows and iOS Client – a vendor independent soft terminal, operating through WiFi, WiMax, UMTS(3G) and LTE(4G) networks.

DAMM is a Denmark based global provider of rugged, reliable and easy scalable TETRA (terrestrial trunked radio) voice and data communications. As a key player for more than 30 years within professional radio communication, DAMM is taking the lead in TETRA technology through superior engineering and a constant focus on customer needs and reduced complexity.