Immersive Technologies leading the way in African simulator sales

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), a Barminco Limited and Ausdrill 50/50 Joint Venture, continues to provide significant market growth in the African region for Immersive Technologies, with recent orders for two IM360 simulator platforms with Conversion Kits deployed for Sandvik Long Hole and Jumbo Drills, LHD’s and Trucks and a Cat Truck and LHD.

Following the release of the IM360 simulator Immersive Technologies says the interest and investment from underground mining companies has rapidly grown.

“Immersive Technologies has outsold all other simulator vendors in the underground simulation market for the past three years and we are extremely excited to see that success spread into Africa,” says Greg Karadjian, Vice President of Underground Mining Solutions at Immersive Technologies.

“Continuously exceeding productivity targets without compromising safety has put AUMS at the forefront of African underground mining and we are confident our simulator based training solutions will ensure AUMS continues to grow that track record,” Karadjian says.

AUMS provides a structured training program for all its employees, their approach to training and technology is a key differentiator in the market. AUMS will continue to review and broaden its programs through shared learnings from Barminco’s utilization analytics, which are used to understand how machine operators perform.

Immersive Technologies will leverage data from Barminco’s analytics platform to develop a training agenda and tailored simulator curriculum to address operator skill and behavior issues, complimented with a Targeted Training Environment (TTE) within their simulator delivering specific traffic rules, priorities and other standard operating procedures in a compact, geographically themed virtual environment. The environment enables a focused operator training plan delivering fast and highly effective training transfer to achieve results infield quickly.

“The level of flexibility we provide in our custom virtual mines is a significant value add for customers. We create replicas of actual working sites allowing detailed focus to be placed on training requirements specific to each site,” says Wayde Salfinger, Executive Director at Immersive Technologies.

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