Immersive Technologies, the world leader in mining equipment simulators and operator training solutions, is celebrating their most successful year in the company’s nearly 20 year history with projections for another banner year in 2013. Revenue growth of 30.3% in 2012, follows accelerated investment in research, product development, technical support, professional services and global locations.
Immersive Technologies was awarded for their “Outstanding Contribution to Training” at the Codelco 3rd Technical Standards Exhibition in Calama, Chile. Business partners of Codelco were invited to attend the five day event which highlighted current technologies being used at Codelco mine sites and being integrated into their safety guidelines and standard operating procedures.
Immersive Technologies’ recent launch of the mining industry’s first complete and scalable operator training solution has received extraordinary support and enthusiasm from the mining industry along with generating immediate sales orders.
Xstrata Coal New South Wales was awarded the inaugural 2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award for Mine Operator Training at a recent User Group Forum hosted by Immersive Technologies in Melbourne, Australia.
Immersive Technologies will launch the industry's most advanced, complete and scalable solution for mining equipment operator development, this month at the world's major mining exhibition, MINExpo International, in Las Vegas.
Driven by a shared strategy in support of the mining industry and to extend their leadership, Immersive Technologies and ICOM Productions today announced that they have entered into an exclusive Strategic Alliance. By combining Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators and Professional Services, along with ICOM Productions’ tailored eLearning and Instructor Led Training development services, Immersive Technologies can now offer a complete Blended Learning Solution. These Blended Learning Solutions will deliver unparalleled training effectiveness and efficiencies, allowing for the dissemination of best practice training packages, with the organizational capabilities to ensure every solution is perfectly tailored to the customer’s specific workforce development challenges.
Xstrata Coal's best-practice dust management employed at open cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales has now been extended to equipment operator training thanks to state-of-the-art training simulators from Immersive Technologies.
Immersive Technologies has advanced its strategy to support the mining industry in reducing operational risk and skills shortages. This has been achieved via the release of the Cat 795F AC Mining Truck Conversion Kit® for the industry-leading, Immersive Technologies' open-cut simulators, including the PRO3. Karen Joseph, Product Manager said: “This project has been driven as part of Immersive Technologies' collaboration with Caterpillar, which focused on releasing training simulators alongside or shortly after Caterpillar's release date of the model simulated. We are excited that the first 795F AC Conversion Kit will be shipped to a Cat dealer to aid in the rollout and delivery of operator training for the Cat 795F AC.”
ResCo Service's new indigenous trainee simulator program saw its first 10 students graduate in May 2012. The graduates now have the opportunity to continue into ResCo's Certificate II in a surface extraction operation traineeship or seek direct employment in the mining industry.
Immersive Technologies continues to further strengthen its offering for underground mining with the development of simulators (Conversion Kit®) for the Sandvik DD420 Jumbo Drill and Atlas Copco MT6020 articulated underground truck. The Jumbo Drill particularly represents a leap forward in innovation, design and application due to highly realistic drilling physics coupled with an ingenious 'drilling assistant' feature to maximize operator training effectiveness.
Syncrude's Mildred Lake and Aurora mining sites received the Immersive Technologies' 2011 Business Improvement Award for outstanding results with its simulator-based operator training program. Syncrude used its simulator-based operator training program to reduce production loss, improve equipment availability and advance operator safety initiatives. The Canadian oil sands company now has the ability to measure effectiveness of its training curriculum and program. Syncrude was chosen as the 2011 recipient of this award from more than 200 Immersive Technologies' mining customer locations in 30 countries.
Rio Tinto has purchased three additional Immersive Technologies PRO3 Advanced Equipment Simulators for their Marandoo, Hope Downs 4 and Greater Brockman Iron Ore operations. These simulators join the three existing Immersive simulators in their fleet.
African based MCC Contracts have released details of its improved operator training programs which integrate advanced simulator training technology from leading global supplier Immersive Technologies as a key method of safely training, assessing and measuring performance.