GMSG releases proof of concept video

2014-06-10

The Global Mining Standards Group (GMSG), an organization for global mining collaboration on solutions to common industry problems, needs and technology through standards, guidelines and best practices, is pleased to announce the release of the proof of concept video from the Situation Awareness Group. This offering is the latest in GMSG multimedia intended to engage and educate stakeholders.

To view the video, click here.

GMSG has developed a functioning, manipulatable unified shovel interface proof of concept, which was unveiled at the World Mining Conference last summer. Since then, the proof of concept has been updated as more stakeholders connected and a more robust version has appeared at various mining events around the globe and is gaining exposure and notoriety as an important tool to promote collaboration and a new way to approach the multiple systems required for mobile mining equipment. The proof of concept effectively provides a unified operator interface that pulls together the many divergent systems onboard large shovels.

The video is an important demonstration and promotional tool, which will assist in raising interest and awareness, both around this project itself and around group initiatives.

Situation Awareness Group leader Andrew Chapman says, "This video is a recording of our shovel display manager proof of concept in action.  In essence it is a common area where several different applications from distinct (and occasionally competing) companies are simultaneously displayed, selectable for focus and interaction.  The proof of concept itself has been on display at numerous mining events such as CIM, SME and WMC, where it has garnered significant attention from the mining community at large.”

In addition to its promotional value, the video underscores the value of a collaborative environment in terms of being able to take visible steps toward streamlining operations, productivity and safety.

Chapman says, “This effort has brought together a variety of stakeholders from the industry, all recognizing the value of technological symbiosis within mining equipment.  There is a strong desire from the mine operators to reduce the number of screens in their equipment, and the Situation Awareness working group is guiding the development for the OTMs."