Our History

  • 1987 – Gary Zamel & Associates were awarded a NERD&DC the grant to develop the Through-The-Earth communication device- PED®, after the underground explosion at Moura Coal mine in 1986.
  • 1989 – Zamel establishes Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd in Sydney, NSW, Australia, as a mining services company
  • 1990 – Deployed the first PED (Personal Emergency Device) using TTE (Through-The-Earth) technology.
    (PED® remains the only commercially available and widely deployed TTE System.)
  • 1992 – Automatic, air-operated PP50 de-watering pump developed in partnership with MIM Holdings
  • 1993 – PED wins Sydney University Warren Centre Award
  • 1994 – PED wins Engineering Excellence Award
  • 1995 – PP50 wins Engineering Excellence Award and the Energy Award from Department of Primary Industries
  • 1996 – First BlastPED installation in Mt Isa in alliance with MIM Holdings
  • 1996 – First VDV Leaky Feeder Radio System installed in alliance  with WMC, WA
  • 1997 – First TRACKER Passive Tagging System installed
  • 1998 – PED acknowledged for saving five lives in fire at Willow Creek Coal Mine, Utah.
  • 1998 – Active RFID Tagging System development began
  • 2000 – BlastPED ST developed for surface mines
  • 2002 – 100th PED System installed at McArthur River Mine, Queensland
  • 2004 – ICCL development commences.  First ImPact Wi-Fi network installed in Montcalm Mine, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 – First ICCL installations
  • 2006 – ICCL receives Australian Design Award
  • 2007 – ImPact VIP and upgraded Wireless Network Switch released to market.
  • 2010 – NS40 Access Point & Switch gains intrinsic safe certification with MSHA in USA
  • 2010 – Intrinsically safe NS40 wireless network switch gains IEC Ex ia certification
  • 2011 – 500th technology installation completed
  • 2011 – ICCL recognised by the Australian International Design Award organisation for fit-for-purpose design
  • 2011 – MinePhone and NS40 Wireless Access Point achieve ATEX certification, Group 1 Category M1
  • 2011 – PED and ICCL receive Indian DGMS coal mine I.S. (Intrinsically Safe) approval
  • 2011 – Capital raising completed with Macquarie Capital.
  • 2011 – MST wins Austmine Australian Exporter of the Year Award
  • 2011 – Acquired Nixon Communications in Australia. Founded in 1977, Nixon provides innovative and effective communication solutions for remote pipelines; challenging underground and surface mining environments; as well as city based municipal and industrial customers.
  • 2012 – NS50 wireless network switch released
  • 2014 – MineDash/ICA becomes the “single source of truth” for MST and third party applications
  • 2015 –  Latest version of MST’s Proximity Detection system for hard rock mines and ports released