The deal followed success in October when the company secured a pilot contract for its monitoring system to be installed in Linfen city. The pilot system has now been tested and approved.
Tranzcom said it fully expected many more installations would be contracted shortly in Linfen and Jincheng. These two major coal producing regions in Shanxi Province have approximately 5000 coal mines, all of which are required to comply with new safety standards.
Under the trial Jincheng deal, Tranzcom subsidiary Beijing Tranzcom Technology Co. installed 10 explosion-proof underground cameras and 14 above-ground cameras linked and controlled at a central monitoring centre.
The $US97,000 system comprised gas level detection, location sensing, live video surveillance and digital video recording for all operating areas.
After the successful system design, procurement, installation and testing, Jincheng has placed an order for 32 explosion-proof cameras, 23 above-ground cameras, four 42-inch plasma monitoring screens and ancillary equipment.
Total value of the Jincheng contracts was $US329,000.
“Our implementation of video monitoring technology is being well received in this market segment,” Tranzcom corporate development vice president Barry McGowan said.
“We are very pleased to be able to deploy our technology in a cost-effective manner, and to assist the Chinese coal mining industry to improve work safety practices, and to help protect and save lives.”