MISOM Technology’s Field Analysis and Reporting Application is the most affordable, feature rich, and innovative fleet and personnel management system in the industry.
It’s About Affordable Production & Safety Management
MISOM Technologies founders describe the origins of the Field Analysis and Reporting Application (FARA) and the future of innovation in production technology.
Digitize supervisor & operator forms, e.g. preop checklist
Media-enriched forms for more effective workflows, e.g. PM planners
Immediate direct availability in reports & spreadsheets
Start on tablet, finish on desktop
Gamified to ensure follow-through
Integration with 3rd party data to supplement, i.e. plant or maintenance events
Overview of a common U.S. regulatory form requiring signatures, showing the different features both on the tablet and desktop, no audio.
Open back-end database
Available live in excel
Free Dashboarding app
Web, PDF, emailed or on-demand reports
All historical OLAP cube data in Excel
Amazing visuals through PowerBI
Free data mining, dashboarding, reporting, data mining tools
Adaptive web visualizations from multi-screen control room to tiny smartphone
Powerful motivation tools through gamified feedback in real-time and post-shift scorecards
- FARA IS
- Interactive Dashboards
Link plant data into FARA
Operator's own career tracking
Free touch-friendly dashboard tool viewable through free app or on web.
Amazing visuals for deep analytics
A small sample set of the many features and benefits of the FARA solution.
Configure the system to track productive cycles for any process including options such as material type.
GPS or Beacon-based triggers avoid much of the need for operator input.
Track operator's and machine's time throughout the shift.
Easily log statuses, such as delays, activities, downs, region entrance & exits, etc...
Trigger events such as the need to input a down or delay when immobile
Tightly managing ore blends by accurate location tracking
Include the need for signatures and initials on all regulatory forms or visitor sign-ins.
Link drop-down lists and forms to tables in a database for always up-to-date forms.
Automate form workflows to ensure audits and investigations have follow-through promptly and thoroughly.
No more clerks
Eliminate the need to re-enter data from paper to multiple data systems by having form data dumped directly into reports & analytics
3rd Party Data
Synchronize with integrated 3rd party data such as work orders from a CMMS or machine health alarms to process events.
Camera, Audio dictation...
Use the features of all tablets such as camera, GPS, dictation, etc...
Underground & Indoor
Indoor and underground position tracking using BLE beacons.
BLE-based proximity monitoring between machine-mounted tablets and wearable beacons.
Underground materials tracking and management through BLE beacons.
User-friendly field-based region management.
Continuously track location, region entries, ore boundaries...
Mil-spec Hardware Case
Tablet cases that have military specifications ensuring long hardware life.
A Fraction of the cost of current-gen technology.
LTE, Wi-Fi, Blu
All the wireless communications available in standard tablets.
Easily installed, and detachable ideal for completing pre-shift inspections or use in contractor machines.
Common MS SQL server open-schema reporting database
User a browser to set-up the system access reports, etc...
Can be optionally hosted in the cloud, on a private server, or hosted by MISOM.
Frontline supervise can track machines, people, and his/her movements.
Free upgrades, low-initial cost.
Responsive web visualizations, dashboards, and visualizations.
All data available live in excel for ad-hoc analysis and self-service BI.
Operator-centric gamification engine to maximize overall performance.
Custom programmable dispatch and triggering system through web interface.
Fleet management systems (FMS) have been used in mining since the late 1980s. The benefits of using FMS is well known in mining, now, leveraging deep FMS experience, modern mobile computing and the Internet of Things, these base capabilities, and many other features, can be delivered to underground mines and small to medium sized mines by offering a low-cost easy-to-use option.
% Reduction in Shift Change Time
One of the most common consistent improvements, tracking machines and personnel results in immediate reductions if shift change when coupled with a scorecard (gamification.
% Improvement in Productivty
Eliminate unproductive time such as queue and hangtime as well as operational delays through more accurate accounting of time and activities.
% Elimination of Data Entry Clerks
Digital forms eliminates the need to have clerks or worse, supervisory or technical staff, enter data from paper into computer systems through digital forms allowing them to focus on using the info.
% the cost compared to current-gen tech
Using high-quality commercial off the shelf tablets, military-specification cases, LTE and other communication mechanisms, and IoT, MISOM can deliver a feature-packed FMS at a fraction of the cost compared to current technology.
MISOM uses, and continues to expand, IoT for low-cost innovation in:
Underground materials, people, and machine tracking
Virtual backup alarm
Location-based smart forms
Low-cost-low-power, often wireless sensors that use mobile devices as brains & bridge to the cloud or remote server.
IoT beacons that sense proximity and range up to 150 m for equipment-to-human proximity, materials tracking, etc…
Nearables are a next-gen means of tracking people, assets, and materials underground or indoors.
MISOM uses, and continues to expand, gamification to manage performance:
Scorecards at the management level
Real-time in-shift personal & team score feedback
Scoreboards and personal performance history at operator level
Gaming engine can incorporate any data
Frequent operator feedback on performance through tablets creates an engaging work experience.
Shared scoreboards with ‘team’, i.e. crew, creates a positively competitive culture
Through quantitative timely monitoring, supervisors and peers can extend positive affirmation on performance
The MISOM team has deep experience with maximizing the value of fleet management systems (FMS), impactful innovation, and deploying mobile equipment-based tracking systems.
Dr. Sean Dessureault
A recognized expert in mining automation, optimization through effective application of data, and innovation, Dr. Dessureault founded MISOM Technologies to help companies maximize the value of their current technology as a pathway to increasing technological capabilities.
Also holds an appointment at the University of Arizona wherein his Mine Intelligence Research Group (MIRG) lab undertakes applied research in data mining.
Video profile when awarded Medal of Merit by the American Mining Hall of Fame.
Speech at Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (skip the first 5 minutes)
MISOM focuses on delivering value. Rather than focusing on selling overpriced hardware, MISOM’s FARA uses robust yet low-cost hardware, and maximizes information delivery.
We are building a network of top production management consulting companies that can deliver FARA then help teach companies to maximize the benefits of FARA, delivering long-term sustainable results to maximize safety and productivity. All of these companies have industry experts with deep experience delivering value from fleet management systems.
Deep experience and thorough applied research has taught us what to do, and what not to do… We now apply these philosophies to ensure the solutions are successful over the long-term.