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P&H MinePro services appointed global distributor for Immersive Technologies training simulators

12 March, 2003

To extend its offering of productivity enhancing products, services and training, P&H MinePro Services has signed a global marketing agreement with Immersive Technologies, Inc.

The exclusive arrangement authorizes MinePro to market the world’s best training simulators and ancillary products applicable to P&H branded electric shovels and draglines to more than 280 minesites serviced by MinePro worldwide. The agreement also authorizes MinePro to sell or rent the broader range of OEM simulator products including off highway haulage trucks, excavators, front end loaders and more.

The fully transportable and free standing simulator units will deliver a quantifiable cost benefit to customer operations, reducing machine wear, while increasing machine availability, safety and productivity. Mark Readinger, President and COO of P&H Mining Equipment, noted, “Training simulator modules are a great complement for the training support we already provide to mine operators and maintenance teams. Well trained and tested machine operators optimize productivity, reduce machine wear and maintenance, extend service intervals, improve safety, reduce injury rates and potentially improve resale value of equipment.”

Readinger concluded by noting, “Training simulators and modules can be customized to any given mine conditions and unique applications.”

Simulator training itself provides seven major advantages:
1. Accelerated operator training
2. Objective accurate assessment
3. Operator skill level identification
4. No risk of equipment damage or operator injury
5. Equipment is kept in full production
6. Critical production rates are maintained
7. Machine availability is increased

P&H MinePro Services provides a broad complement of services to enhance mine productivity and reduce costs, including machine inspection, diagnostics and upgrades to mention a few. MinePro is committed to reducing the cost of customers’ operations by continually expanding its offerings and services.

P&H MinePro Services is the global distribution and support arm of P&H Mining Equipment, the world's leading supplier of electric rope shovels, large rotary blasthole drills and walking draglines. MinePro provides life-cycle management support of surface mining machines, and also is a full-line distributor of wheel loaders, haul trucks, hydraulic


About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies. Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators' safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to the OEM's proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM's machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 39 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.

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