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Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future

Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future
Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future
Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future
Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future
Goldcorp: Internet of Things Enables the Mine of the Future
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OVERVIEW
Goldcorp is committed to responsible mining practices and maintaining maximum safety for its workers. At the same time, the firm is constantly exploring ways to improve the efficiency of its operations, extend the life of its assets, and control costs. Goldcorp needed technology that can maximize production efficiency by tracking all mining operations, keep employees safe with remote operations and monitoring of hazardous work areas and control production costs through better asset and site management.
Goldcorp, is one of the world’s fastest-growing gold producers, with development projects throughout the Americas and more than 18,000 employees worldwide.
To increase insight and control across the mine, Goldcorp deployed a Cisco Connected Mining solution. Goldcorp can manage its communications and mining operations on one multiservice, secure IP network. Built to withstand harsh conditions, the solution delivers unified, secure access from any device and any location.

The Connected Mining solution provides near real-time visibility, monitoring, and ventilation control. Meanwhile, Partner utilization of partner AeroScout's RFID solution enables live tracking of people and assets in the mine.

Hardware Components
- AeroScout Industrial RF tags

Software Components
- Cisco Connected Mining solution
Near real-time tracking of people and assets, ventilation status, air quality
IOT
Emerging (technology has been on the market for >2 years)
OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Real-time Tracking - The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.
Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
Enhanced tracking provides near real-time insight into the status and location of equipment.
QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
Ventilation on demand reduces energy costs between $1.5 and $2.5 million per year.
Improved tracking locates employees in the event of an emergency 45 to 50 minutes faster than before.
IOT SNAPSHOT
The IoT ONE Radar indicates the mix of hardware, software and services used in an IoT solution.
Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Hardware that enables dual directional communication for data collection and control message delivery. Examples include cellular, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Data management solutions capture, index and store data in traditional database, cloud platforms, and fog systems for future use.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
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