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Immersive Technologies Increases Trainer Productivity with Release of New Advanced Equipment Simulator Models

15 January, 2013

Leading mining equipment simulator and operator training solution provider, Immersive Technologies, has announced the release of the PRO3-B and UG360-B Advanced Equipment Simulators. These products represent an upgrade to the highly successful PRO3 and UG360 models, via the inclusion of an Enhanced Trainer Station.

The Enhanced Trainer Station is a dual-monitor interface that allows a trainer to better manage the simulator during a session. With the new advancements trainers can now, observe a 3D view, trigger events, review errors as they occur, generate reports, administer scenarios and learners all while running training sessions, vastly improving trainer efficiency.

“This is an extremely valuable tool as trainers are a limited resource in most mining operations. We are able to improve trainer efficiency by providing a way for other tasks to be undertaken while the simulator is in use,” said Product Portfolio Manager, Karen Joseph.

The two screen setup allows a trainer to administer the simulator on one screen while a view of the session is run on the second screen. New views of the simulation are part of the enhancement and include multiple fixed views and free-roaming camera settings which allow the trainer to view the learner’s performance from any angle.

“Allowing a trainer to see the simulation from any angle and get a full 3D perspective with the ability to navigate around the mine site provides a unique opportunity for improved mentoring and instruction for learners. We are focused on making operators safer and their employer more profitable and this innovation supports both objectives by making it easier for trainers to train more operators. It supports increased simulator throughput and makes trainers more effective,” Joseph said.

A focus on trainer efficiency and learner throughput is not a new area of expertise for Immersive Technologies. The Enhanced Trainer Station complements an existing suite of technologies including automated learner feedback tools, automated learner assessment tools, targeted training tools, advanced data analysis and reporting tools which are all designed to streamline and accelerate the learning process for equipment operators. The recent release of the Trainer Productivity Station, for multi Advanced Equipment Simulator facilities and the SimMentor™ touch screen, delivering integrated brief and debrief functionality further support efficiency and effectiveness in the learning process.

The Enhanced Trainer Station is part of the current PRO3-B and UG360-B platform and available as an upgrade for all owners of PRO3 and UG360 Advanced Equipment Simulators.

PRO3-B includes enhanced dual-monitor interface that allows a trainer to monitor and control a simulation
session while performing administration and reporting functions at the same time.

PRO3-B includes enhanced dual-monitor interface that allows a trainer to monitor and control a simulation session while performing administration and reporting functions at the same time.

PRO3-B includes enhanced dual-monitor interface that allows a trainer to monitor and control a simulation session while performing administration and reporting functions at the same time.

Enhanced Trainer Station is available for both PRO3 surface and UG360 underground Advanced Equipment Simulators.

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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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