HarmonyOS, Huawei’s self-developed operating system, is now being utilized in the local mining sector. This is the first time that HarmonyOS, originally created for consumers, is being utilized for industrial applications.
The tech firm partnered with China Energy Investment Corporation to test their IoT-capable OS. Their main objective was to boost efficiency in coal mines.
According to Huawei, Harmony-OS for Mining will now bring the advantage of the system’s famed connected features to mining. The system will harness IoT to address the connection gap between industrial mining equipment. The OS also provides services for digitizing the coal industry. HarmonyOS for Mining also monitors miners’ safety and supports robot inspection
In March, Huawei established the Huawei Coal Mine Corps. The organization aims to create a world-class smart mine solution to achieve mine safety, deploy fewer people in mines, and attain green efficiency.
Xiang Ligang, director-general of China’s Information Consumption Alliance, stated that HarmonyOS for Mining bears great potential in the future of the industry–and future developments in industrial applications.