Simplifying multiple displays on equipment operator consoles

first_imgGuardvant has released the Guardvant Mobile Server (GMS) which aims to reduce the in-cab clutter and operational costs of multiple hardware platforms and displays installed on mining equipment.  The GMS provides the computing power, sophisticated system architecture, redundant storage and a robust quantity and variety of inputs needed to operate multiple, concurrent on-board software applications. The GMS simultaneously hosts Guardvant’s OpGuard and ProxGuard products and third-party applications including fleet management, fire suppression alarm communications, vehicle health monitoring, and biometric access systems. With only the GMS installed in the cab plus a single touch screen display, the operator can easily control multiple on-board applications. The GMS also streamlines the installation of multiple applications and reduces maintenance downtime.“We developed the GMS because we saw the need to support the mine’s increasing use of on-board applications to improve efficiency and productivity, while streamlining implementation and operation of those applications in the cab.  As mines continue to invest in on-board technology they are looking for a solution, like GMS, to provide the support needed in one piece of hardware,” said Sergio Blacutt, Guardvant’s CEO.The GMS was recently demonstrated at the World Mining Congress (WMC) and 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC) held August 11-15, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. The demonstration was part of the Unified Shovel Display hosted by the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Situation Awareness Working Group ( as a proof of concept demonstration of multiple third-party applications sharing a common on-board hardware platform and display. The GMS was used as the common on-board server platform hosting multiple application demos. The GMS was interfaced with a Unified Shovel Display screen with four viewing panes showing application demos of fleet management, proximity detection, bucket tooth monitoring, and a presentation of the companies providing the hardware and software for the demonstration, including Guardvant, Wenco, Motion Metrics, and Azonics.last_img read more

8 soulcrushing realisations about department stores

first_img5. You will see at least 6 children dying of boredomThis will bring back painful memories of your own childhood, sitting under a rack of skirts in Arnotts, or Switzers, or Guineys for what seemed like days.6. You’re going to be disappointed by your visit to the caféLocated on the 5th floor, department store cafés are where paninis and bakewell tarts go to die.You will be so parched by the 69 degree celsius heat in the store though, that you’ll be glad to choke back a €2.79 sparkling water. Source: WordPress7. There’s never a bunch of lost priests in the lingerie sectionNo matter how hard you look.8. You’re never going to get locked in overnightThis was your childhood dream, right? Ours too.You’d be able to eat all the pick n mix: Source: EEPaulJump on all the beds: Source: thinkretailAnd play with all the toys: Source: roboppyShare your department store experiences in the comment section. And if you ever got locked in overnight, you’re our hero…9 reasons shopping is a special brand of horror>20 things you’ll find in an Irish shopping centre>16 reasons to hate doing the ‘big shop’> CLERY’S IS BACK in business today after several months out of action.We welcome back the Dublin institution with open arms, but not all department store experiences are as joyous as a jaunt in under the famous clock.It’s time we came to terms with them…1. They’re lying to usLOOK AT THIS! Source: Imgur2. You’ll never be able to fold the shirts the way they doYou can watch all the videos you want, but you’ll never get there. Source: LOLbrary.com3. Don’t turn rightDepartment stores place all of their best swag to the right of the door, because they count on you to turn right. Source: GifbinWhy not stick it to the man and turn left. I’M SPARTACUS!4. You’ll find the ‘up’ escalator easily enough…… but it’s trickier to find the ‘down’ because THEY NEVER WANT YOU TO LEAVE.last_img read more