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Immersive Technologies’ User Group drives value through operator optimisation

3 November, 2009 - Perth Australia

Immersive Technologies has continued the recent success of it Operator Optimisation User Group Forum in North America with a recent event in Perth, Western Australia for the Africa and Asia- Pacific region.

Held at the Novotel Langley Perth hotel, between the 14th - 16th October 2009, the three day event saw a diverse group of Immersive Technologies customers come together from companies across the African and Asian Pacific region to gain additional insights and techniques to increase their understanding of simulation training. The annual event focused on methods key to improving simulator effectiveness, and training programs that deliver safer and more productive equipment operators in the fi eld. The Perth event followed the recent Americas User Group held in June 2009, which saw record numbers of customers attending from its extensive customer base across North and South America.

Delegates attending the Perth forum heard presentations from customers including Equinox Minerals Ltd (Africa), Newmont Boddington Gold Mine (Australia), Lihir Gold Ltd (PNG), Morobe Mining Joint Venture (PNG), HWE Mining (Australia) and Peabody (USA), together with a range of presentations and hands-on workshops conducted by Immersive Technologies.

Chief Executive Officer of Immersive Technologies Peter Salfinger said, “It is great to see our global customer base continuing to increase their levels of simulation usage to achieve substantial increases in safety and profi tability.”

Salfinger continued, “These forums provide another opportunity for Immersive Technologies to work closely with its customers in order to build on our joint success.”

Customers were able to try the latest product offerings from Immersive Technologies, including new Conversion Kit® machine modules and the Light Vehicle Simulator (LVS), together with a range of ongoing software enhancements.

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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.