CEM secures world’s largest undeveloped copper and gold mine

Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold mining Complex
Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold mining Complex

Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold mining Complex

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, has announced that Oyu Tolgoi Copper and Gold mine, Mongolia, has selected AC2000 SE to secure premises in the South Gobi region of the country.

The Oyu Tolgoi site is located approximately 550 km south of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and 80 km north of the Mongolia-China border.  Based on discoveries at the site during the past nine years, independently verified estimates indicate that Oyu Tolgoi contains approximately 81 billion pounds of copper and 46 million ounces of gold in measured, indicated and inferred resources.  The site is initially being developed as an open-pit mine with facilities being built on site to process and support the daily throughput of 100,000 tonnes of ore.  The mine is expected to be ready to begin commercial production ahead of schedule in 2013.

Oyu Tolgoi required a system which would be expandable and flexible enough to use on a site where requirements can vary greatly.  AC2000 SE, combined with CEM’s comprehensive range of industry-leading hardware, represented the high level of flexibility for the client.

“With the wide range of requirements and difficult environment, the Oyu Tolgoi Copper and Gold mine provides a good example of how the AC2000 SE system, together with CEM hardware, can meet and exceed the access control needs of even the most complex site” said Andrew Fulton, Senior Director of Global Sales, CEM Systems.

Oyu Tolgoi opted to install several powerful AC2000 applications including AC2000 API (Application Programming Interface).  This application allows customers to seamlessly interface with 3rd party systems of their choice, providing unparalleled convenience and flexibility.

To meet the requirement for minimal downtime on site, CEM’s AC2000 Failover was used to create a secondary server which can take over from the main server in the event of system failure.  The switch between the two servers is automatic and results in zero data loss, with notification of the event being sent to system users and administrators immediately.

Oyu Tolgoi will be one of the first CEM customers to utilize CEM’s new AC2000 WEB Visitors application.  The application represents the power of the original AC2000 Visitors but with the added benefit of being accessible via the web.  This means that users can log in remotely via a web page to manage visitors without the need for client access control software on their PC.

In addition to the numerous software options chosen by the Copper and Gold mine, a variety of CEM hardware solutions will be used on site.  This includes the new S3030 Portable reader which is used to provide access control where no mains power is available, something which will be valuable in the less accessible parts of the site.  The reader is capable of displaying cardholder images which allows for biometric verification.


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