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Immersive Technologies unveils the world’s first Komatsu wheel loader simulator

11 June, 2008 - Perth Australia

Immersive Technologies has further expanded its exclusive relationship with Komatsu with the release of the WA1200-3 wheel loader.

Immersive Technologies has extended its simulation product range to include the world’s largest mechanical wheel loader, the Komatsu WA1200-3.

Popular across Japan, Australia and the United States, the Mountain Mover WA1200-3 boasts the largest bucket in its class, incorporates a range of new automated machine features including travel speed and drive force limiters, tire slip control, manual and automatic transmission selectors, and wheel traction control.

Following a thorough review of the simulator, Facundo Arano, Mine Training General Foreman, Gold Corp Mexico, reported “It’s been a great privilege and advantage to have a training tool like the WA1200-3 Simulator in our department. Until the user is sitting in the simulator, it is hard to believe how real the experience can be. Through demonstration and practice, we’ve been able to train our operators in the areas of safe loading distance and stability control. Thanks to this product by Immersive Technologies, our team is doing a very good job.”

Oye Obe, Executive Vice President, Immersive Technologies says: “This development builds upon our exclusive alliance with Komatsu to respond to customer’s needs with the most advanced simulated Komatsu equipment available. Simulation of the sophisticated features in the WA1200-3 has resulted in a range of enhancements to our simulation software. For example, we re-designed our drive-train simulation to allow accurate replication of the machine’s unique handling requirements, such as coasting and roll back on steep grades.”

Obe further went on to say, “Our collaboration with Komatsu and exclusive use of their restricted machine technical data in developing the most advanced simulation equipment available is one of the reasons why Immersive Technologies is the preferred global platform for simulator training in the mining industry.”

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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.

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