After extensive review of the simulation industry, Hitachi entered into a license agreement with Immersive Technologies in 2007 (Renewed in 2013). Hitachi exclusively allows Immersive Technologies to use its proprietary machine information to ensure its simulators are engineered to the highest fidelity and realism.
As part of this agreement Hitachi exclusively recommend Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators to Hitachi dealers and mining customers worldwide.
Immersive Technologies’ SimControl software includes a range of specific Hitachi EX5500-5 operator errors for recording and measuring incorrect operator behaviours. In addition, the SimControl software includes Hitachi EX5500-5 events which allow a trainer to initiate machine faults and incidents in order to train and assess operators in responding appropriately. This combination of errors and events provide a mechanism to ensure operators are working at maximum efficiency while minimizing equipment damage. It also ensures operators are able to avoid or respond correctly to hazards and potentially life threatening scenarios.