The expanding use of computing and network technology systems in the mining industry on large mining equipment and for mine control systems has been beneficial for productivity improvements. The need to be able to quickly utilize and apply computing and networking technology in the mine has been inhibited. In 2005 this project focused on standards to address and improve the situation. In 2007, a document was released that outlines the criteria, requirements, benefits, and a set of generic guideline specifications regarding hardware and software standards for mining equipment.
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