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Leading miner Xstrata Coal upgrades to multiple leading edge technology PRO3 simulators to strive for best practice in training outcomes

27 June, 2011

Caterpillar D11R Track Dozer replicated on the PRO3 training simulator
Caterpillar D11R Track Dozer replicated on the
PRO3 training simulator

Xstrata Coal has chosen to upgrade its existing fleet of simulators based in the Hunter Valley NSW, to three PRO3 base simulators and a range of equipment modules units from Immersive Technologies.

This purchase supports Xstrata Coal’s ‘SafeCoal’ approach which drives the delivery of correct safety skills training to their operator workforce.  The new PRO3 simulators enable Xstrata Coal to simulate a range of emergency scenarios with incredible realism without any risk exposure to people or equipment. It is also a useful tool for pre-employment screening, targeted and refresher training.

Immersive Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Peter Salfinger said, “This multiple simulator purchase by Xstrata Coal demonstrates their commitment to the safety of their operators through the implementation of the industry’s most advanced and accurate training equipment.”

“Globally Xstrata are now utilizing 14 Advanced Equipment Simulators together with some 27 interchangeable equipment module, Conversion Kits®, from Immersive Technologies. This makes Xstrata one of our largest customers and we look forward to continuing to support each site and further our relationship into the future.”

To mark this special purchase, Xstrata Coal representatives flew to Immersive Technologies’ headquarters in Perth Western Australia in June for commissioning and hand over.

Immersive Technologies will deliver its Training Systems Integration (TSI) and TrainerAdvantage™ programs to Xstrata Coal to ensure rapid and effective integration of the new technology thereby enabling the sites to achieve their training objectives as planned.

The PRO3 is the newest generation of advanced training simulators available to the mining industry and it delivers many technological advancements. Two of these include a seamless 180 degree visual display system and a unique feature called Real View that dynamically adjusts the perspective of the trainee operator to provide a true real-world view outside of the cabin whilst simultaneously increasing the operator’s level of depth perception and safety awareness.


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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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