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Switzerland : ABB GROUP introduces new software Mine Location Intelligence

June 16, 2014

ABB, a Switzerland-based technology group, has announced the launch of new software Mine Location Intelligence (MLI) to enhance underground mining safety and productivity.

The group s latest software delivers 3-D, real-time positioning and location of vehicles, equipment, and personnel in working underground mines. It has features including spatial search, navigation support, advanced data mining and analysis, and creation and management of geofences. It helps to assist in safety and productivity for mining companies.

Patrik Westerlund, global product manager of ABB integrated mine automation, commented "This will change how mines are operated and will be an important tool for increased safety and production efficiency." According to Westerlund, MLI will help consumers visualize their mining operations to approach a new level of situation awareness.

The technology has ability to automatically survey mine sites, which enables firms to prohibit workers from moving to dangerous areas in the event of an accident or disaster.

The software s real-time location information helps to bolster productivity. It enables production to be controlled and automated on demand. Moreover, communication is advanced via with integrated voice, message and CCTV services for employees in underground mines.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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