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PT Pamapersada Nusantara increases training capacity with Immersive Technologies simulators

18 June, 2010 - Perth Australia

Indonesia’s largest mining contractor PT Pamapersada Nusantara (Pama) continues to receive strong results from its simulation based training program with additional products and services purchased from the industry’s leading supplier of Advanced Equipment Simulators, Immersive Technologies.

Pama, a subsidiary of PT United Tractors, produced over 68 million tonnes of coal in 2009 and has a workforce in excess of 20,000. This most recent simulator purchase included a transportable base simulator, Komatsu truck equipment

module and a five year support package.

With four Immersive Technologies Advanced Equipment Simulators already in operation at sister sites Adaro, Bontang, Cliungsi and Sangatta, Pama’s most recent purchase at its Kideco site provides additional capacity for the company to reach its target of safely and effectively training 2000 equipment operators annually.

To reach this significant target, Pama has also purchased Immersive Technologies’ new ‘Training Systems Integration  (TSI)’ service, which provides mine sites with a detailed and practical roadmap for simulation training application based on global best practises.

The consultative package includes site visits by specialised application engineers, training curriculums and set of practical resources to ensure sites gain maximum return on their investment.

Immersive Technologies Regional Manager – South East Asia, Nicky Suwandy said, “With four simulators in use already across its organisation, Pama recognises the long and short term benefits simulation training provides. With the large number of new operators required to be trained for field operation, there has been no capacity to conduct the necessary refresher training required to ensure high levels of operational efficiency and safety.”

“This additional simulator is the first step in a continual improvement program for experienced operators to focus on productivity gains from operator optimization training.”

Immersive Technologies has recently opened a dedicated regional office in Jakarta Indonesia to support the large number of Advanced Equipment Simulators in the region and the expected additional growth during 2010/11.

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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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