Immersive Technologies selected last week’s MINExpo event in Las Vegas, Nev., to unveil what it calls a world-first for mining simulator technology in its class: its PRO5.
The PRO5, according to the company, has built upon the success of its predecessors the PRO4, PRO3 and AES2B, which have to date trained more than 150,000 equipment operators in 45 countries over more than 23 years in existence.
The new release has a professional-grade visual system to deliver realism at a level not previously experienced in mining, Immersive said, and it is the first mining simulator to combine stereoscopic 3D, a one-piece curved display, photo-realistic graphics and RealView head tracking technology.
Among its other features: a design specifically to operate continuously in harsh mining environments with extremely high mean time between failure. In fact, the maker said, the platform is based on the most durable and proven design in mining simulation that has delivered an asset life of 10-plus years with 99.4% system availability.
Additionally, Immersive has touted its superior training value and continuous improvement capabilities, integrating learning and development experience with new technologies and comforts for both the learner and the trainer.
“Our close collaboration with mining companies paired with our vast mining technology experience is a catalyst for innovation that solves real mining business challenges. The PRO5 is another big step towards our mission to make resource companies measurably safer and more profitable,” said David Anderson, CEO of Immersive Technologies.
Source: Immersive Technologies