GPS for Mining and Remote Operations


Location and status while in the field.

You work in some very remote areas.  Mobile telephone coverage is nowhere to be found.  The conditions are harsh and the elements challenge you.  This is where Raveon's GPS tracking can save you time, keep people safe, and be a valuable tool helping you coordinate your teams.


Using Raveon's GPS Equipment and Vehicle Tracking system, you know where all of your equipment, personnel, and operators are located, and how they are being used, with no recurring fees.  RavTrack uses VHF and UHF radio channels, so no public infrastructure is needed.  You will also know if geo-exploration or drilling site equipment is being moved without permission, even after hours, with location data provided by global positioning satellite.


Because the RavTrack system works everywhere, you can use it off-shore, in the deserts of Australia or the Arctic tundra.


But GPS-based equipment management goes beyond simply mapping and tracking vehicles. Real-Time Vehicle Tracking is about delivering constructive, real-time information about your workforce shown on a map image of your choice.  Information that you can use to increase profit and improve productivity.

Create a real-time tracking system using Raveon's M7 GX transponder and a simple map display.  The map display may be a navigation display such as the Lowrance 540C, or our own RavTrack PC software program running on any Microsoft Windows computer.  No internet connection is required to track vehicles or to display map imagery.


With RavTrack PC software, you can alert a supervisor or guard if equipment is improperly moved, speeding, or in a location it should not be.  Alerts may be on a PC, via email, or SMS to a mobile phone. All without any recurring fees.


You can also track your equipment with Raveon's GPS transponders from within the cab of your vehicles or on-site at the main office.  Raveon provides a complete AVL tracking system, with no recurring fees.  Simply install the transponders in the vehicles you wish to track, and plug a Windows PC or Navigation display into our M7 GX transponder and begin tracking.  With RavTrack PC software, you can log the routes your vehicle's take, monitor speed and idle time, and create virtual Geo Fences.

RavTrack improves the construction site by:

1. Quickly locating specific vehicles using GPS tracking
2. Track valuable assets (rigs, generators, trailers)
3. Accurately locate your exploration team.
4. Identify idle items.
5. Automatically log vehicle location and status to a server.
6. Enforce work-zones.
7. Reduce theft and loss.
8. Monitor equipment from any number of PCs.
9. Use commercial GPS navigation displays to see everyone's location.

RavTrack Basic is the easiest way to make a GPS tracking system is with two or more RV-M7 transceivers, and a suitable mobile plotter such as the Lowrance 540C GPS plotter. With one RV-M7 connected to the Lowrance plotter it will show the location of the Lowrance, as well as the location of all of the other RV-M7 transceivers within radio range.

Raveon has developed RavTrack PC an application for displaying, tracking, alarming and logging the activity of a radio system based upon the RV-M7 transceivers. This easy-to use application graphically shows the location and status of cars, trucks, people or anything equipped with an RV-M7 transceiver. The display map may be any graphic images, bitmap or .jpg.