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PT Pamapersada extends efficiencies and equipment life with Immersive Technologies

6 February, 2009 - Perth Australia

PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) continues to expand and strengthen their operator training programs throughout Indonesia with repeat purchases of Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators.

The recent simulator purchase for Cileungsi Training Centre near Jakarta, expands PAMA’s training simulator fleet to four Advanced Equipment Simulators and seven Conversion Kit® equipment modules. Previous simulator purchases are deployed at PAMA’s Kalimantan site.

As the largest Indonesian mining contractor in South East Asia, with a developing workforce of over 4,000 operators (Y 2008), PAMA recognised the need for a training solution that could directly impact on improving operator safety, increasing productivity, while reducing unscheduled maintenance costs caused by operator misuse.

Mr Frans Kesuma, Operation Director at PAMA said, “Conventional training methods used to take a long time from initial recruitment until they were ready to operate the heavy equipment. This required real heavy equipment usually during limited idle time, to conduct field practice for pre-operator. We have now reduced this time by 67%!”

Mr Kesuma continued, “Each operator now completes 20 hours on the simulator using across a range of varied training scenarios to develop skill competencies and best practice techniques. The four simulators are used in two shifts for approximately 18 hours per day to keep up with the training demand.”

“A key element has been the simulators ability to provide unbiased and measurable feedback, which has highlighted equipment operational misuse, allowing corrective training without the need to use real equipment”, said Mr Kesuma.

The Immersive Technologies’ training simulators further support PAMA’s goal of ‘Zero lost time injuries and zero fatalities’.

PAMA’s simulator purchases have included Immersive Technologies’ comprehensive training package ‘TrainerAdvantage™’, which has seen over 540 training personnel globally certified since its inception in 2006.

Oye Obe, Executive VP Business Development, Immersive Technologies said, ”In the current economic climate it is vitally important to ensure your workforce is operating at peak performance. We are thrilled that our customers continue to realize significant tangible returns on their investments. We are committed to ongoing development and support to ensure our customers continue to improve their profitability.”

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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.