Roobuck has devised a solution in collaboration with a world leader in Face Recognition software systems. The solution uses Roobuck WiFi or non-WiFi Cap Lamps with externally embedded RFID or NFC Tags with mated Readers, Rugged Cameras, Rugged Display monitors and networked computer technology.
The solution caters to: Mine site operations Portals, Egress points (PPE Kiosk for Miner’s ID) surface/underground. It also has application to other forms of Surface operations, Tunnels, Plants and gate control points.
The technology interfaces to a Face Recognition Software System with customized functional licenses to create reliable and repeatable ID monitoring covering both entry and exit of Miners and other Service Personnel with error free knowledge of people numbers.
Roobuck Cap Lamp embedded RFID Tag
Monitor Miners entering the mine
Face Recognition System
Display Monitor and Network Computer
The PPE Kiosk Technical Setup
PPE Kiosk is a defined above ground area, where Miner’s acquire safety equipment (Cap Lamp & Rescue Apparatus) and register their ID and ownership of the PPE before starting their shift and entering the mine Portal.
The PPE Kiosk is mostly located in the Cap Lamp room to keep it simple. All human interface devices are mounted on the wall, including the Camera, display and button box. The miner is facing the wall then presses one of 3 buttons: IN, OUT, Cancel. There is no gate to pass through.
Roobuck’s Miner’s Cap Lamp is recognised as the #1 safety device in the mine and must always be worn by all personnel. Roobuck has now enhanced its WiFi Cordless Cap Lamp with a new design (Roobuck manufactured), externally embedded RFID tag. This tag uses a dual antenna design, short range (under 2 metres) and is designed to be detected by a mating RFID Reader linked directly to a Camera and networked display (programmable monitor with inbuilt CPU, ethernet connectivity); and Face Recognition Software on a central server.
Miner’s faces will be captured during system setup and saved in a database. In the Cap LampPPE Kiosk, the Miner’s face is recognised and the RFID label on the Cap Lamp is read;so, every miner will be matched to the unique RFID number on the Cap Lamp. After the registration process, the RFID on the Cap Lamp will be treated as the Miner’s ID during that shift. When the Cap Lamp is returned to the Kiosk the ID is disassociated and placed back in the pool for the next Miner.
The software, which references from a central database gallery of miner/contractor data and photos; processes the persons entry/exit movements and displays their ID, Face Image and other location details on a monitoring screen in a mine control room or other designated monitoring area, including the option of a Smart Phone App. The display will also provide a running tally (total) of all personnel within the mine in live time.