RFI Technology Solutions is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of Digital Drift™. Digital Drift™ provides power distribution and high-speed network connectivity to devices in challenging industrial environments, including: underground mines, tunnels, processing plants and agriculture.

The acquisition includes the product designs, intellectual property, manufacturing rights and key staff.

The acquisition of Digital Drift complements our fibre optic and wireless offerings, enabling RFI to provide complete data network solutions to underground mines – from the surface to the working face” Scott Magee, CEO of RFI commented.“This is an exciting technology solution with huge potential and advantages for our customers, particularly in the mining sector.”

What is Digital Drift?

Digital Drift™ is a high-speed, fit for purpose access layer networks for underground mines and tunnels, which:

  • Uses a single coaxial cable to carry both power and data;
  • Provides a simple to install, affordable extension of the data network into working areas;
  • Can be installed and repaired by tradespeople on-site, using simple tools in wet, dirty and dusty conditions;
  • Works with all industrial devices that support Ethernet;
  • Delivers the performance of fibre with the simplicity of coax.

As part of the Digital Drift™ acquisition, Chris Snell moves across to RFI to join the mining solutions group, leading the further development of the Digital Drift™ system and its integration with RFI’s 2-way radio solutions.

Chris joins RFI with over 10 years of experience in the mining industry, delivering data networking solutions to underground mines around the globe.


Digital Drift™ has been selected by the world’s leading miners as the connectivity solution for:

The Complete Mining Solution

RFI’s mining solutions group is now able to offer a full suite of communications solutions to mines – from radio systems to solar energy and now data networking – both wired and wireless.

The portfolio covers: