Australian technology company GeoMoby – shaping the future of location intelligence – works alongside US-based Cisco Systems Underground Mining Solutions to extract telemetry to be visualised by GeoMoby. The complementary technology of both companies will improve safety and operations in underground mining, as the mines of the future become smarter.
In Perth, Chris Baudia – founder and CEO of GeoMoby – said: “We are delighted to work alongside leading global technology company Cisco. This is a significant development for our company and it will accelerate our growth in Australia and overseas. We look forward to working closely together as we continue to improve safety in underground mining and ultimately accelerate the digitalization and automation of the industry.
"One comment was that there is no one better than GeoMoby, right now, in underground communication technology in the world. This is a very important recommendation for our product.
“The world is changing – environmental and heritage concerns are driving more and more mines underground. There is a demand to make those mines operate more productively and keep workers safer. Cisco, which is the premium technology provider for mines in the world, has recognised the innovative technology approach of GeoMoby communications technology can be of real and immediate benefit in underground mining safety.
“GeoMoby and our technology, which is complementary to Cisco’s, is assisting Cisco fulfill their clients’ objectives.”
Cisco reported: “Enabling autonomous operations and understanding the location of people and assets, in real time, are necessary for realizing fully operational smart mines. Smart mines require the ability to make good decisions based on large volumes of data, specifically within tunnels.
“A common goal of both GeoMoby and Cisco is to accelerate the digitalization of the mining industry. GeoMoby uses, extends and enhances Cisco technology within mining operations. The result is a readily implementable mining platform that enables continual optimization of operations and safety in underground mining.”
In a recent blog on underground mining, Cisco said the opportunity with GeoMoby could provide:
- Reduction or elimination of gaps in network connectivity and communication.
- All-in-one 3D map and real-time location, including existing Cisco tags and infrastructure.
- Convergence between OT/IT: traffic management, ventilation automation, IoT sensors, data collection.
- New solution blueprint extends value for customers using Cisco solutions and specialist ecosystem partners such as GeoMoby.
GeoMoby director Mathieu Paul said: “GeoMoby’s innovative technology has been rigorously tested by Cisco and has been proven to vastly improve underground mining visibility; the ability to locate assets and people in real-time; and protect people. With the support of Cisco, the GeoMoby team is looking forward to rolling out our technology to many of the world’s largest underground mines over the coming years.”
Here is a link to a film showing GeoMoby’s flagship technology used in underground mines: https://geomoby.com/case-study/underground-asset-management/
Here is a link to Cisco Systems blog on the new partnership with GeoMoby: https://blogs.cisco.com/internet-of-things/mining-innovation-underground-mining-visibility-locating-assets-and-protecting-people