Rio Tinto Improves Worker Safety and Supports Local Operations at its Oyu Tolgoi Mine Using Vuzix Smart Glasses

 Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that Rio Tinto, a leading international metals and mining companies, has deployed Vuzix Smart Glasses at its Oyu Tolgoi mine located in Mongolia, which has one of the world’s largest known deposits of copper and gold. 

As discussed in Rio Tinto’s 2020 Annual Report, Rio Tinto has been focused on working safer and smarter and as part of that effort they increased their use of drones and mine pit cameras and introduced video headsets (including smart glasses) to conduct visual inspections of tailings facilities and equipment while complying with travel restrictions and physical distance requirements. At the Oyu Tolgoi underground project, Rio Tinto used Vuzix Smart Glasses to enable technical experts from all over the world to work with local teams on the project site.

“Vuzix Smart Glasses usage continues to expand across an ever-widening array of industry verticals,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer. “Companies like Rio Tinto, which is a global leader in its field, continue to provide validation of the value and effectiveness of our products in real world situations.”

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