Lockheed beams the WiFis through the ground, moles sue over wireless sensitivity

by Rafael Hernandez on July 21, 2010 · 0 comments

There are places in this world where running Ethernet cabling isn’t exactly possible, or necessary, and a wireless network runs into some serious problems when your signal gets absorbed by the strata surrounding you.

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested its MagneLink MCS technology that allows for communication through the Earth up to a depth of 1550 feet and allows for two-way voice communication (text communication is supposedly possible beyond 1550 feet) which would be handy for those finding themselves trapped in some form of mining accident.

MagneLink Magnetic Communications System @ Lockheed Martin

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