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Strategic acquisition results in a premium mining and civil training service

28 March, 2008 - Perth Australia

Immersive Technologies is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Perth based Mining Training Services (MTS) to help address the Australian mining and civil industries shortage of operators.

MTS is a registered training organisation with a history of providing high quality training to the mining and civil industries on mobile plant. MTS will now be known as Immersive Operator Training.

“Immersive Technologies saw the opportunity to combine its world leading equipment simulators with a quality training provider to deliver industry a unique range of training services to help address the shortage of mobile plant operators.”, Rob Gourlie, Executive Divisional Manager, Immersive Operator Training.

Immersive Operator Training now delivers nationally recognised training courses that include advanced simulators that are approved by the mining equipment manufacturers, real machines and theoretical knowledge all delivered by experienced and qualified trainers on a working quarry training site conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Perth.

“Immersive Operator Training is an extension to our core business. Our focus remains helping our customers to minimise the risk to their operators while maximising their productivity”, Gourlie said.

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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.