Former E-Team licenses mining disaster communication technology

In 2007, NCIIA awarded a $12,390 E-Team grant to help a student team at Virginia Military Institute develop its mine safety communications technology. We just heard that the technology, the VMI Through-Rock Communication System, will be marketing and distributed by global mine safety solutions provider, Strata Products Worldwide, LLC.

What it does: The Virginia Military Institute system provides reliable, low-bandwidth communications through rock, enabling much quicker contact and communications with miners trapped underground in emergency situations. These
systems are intended to be located near emergency mine refuge shelters or in strategic out-by locations.