Komatsu first signed the alliance agreement with Immersive Technologies in October 2006 following a yearlong review of simulator technology for operator training within the global mining industry. It was decided Immersive Technologies’
Hidetaka Kita, Executive Officer President, Product Support Division from Komatsu Ltd said, “The mining market has been expanding rapidly and our customers are suffering from a shortage of experienced operators. Komatsu and Immersive Technologies have had an excellent working relationship over the past five years developing simulators and we are confident that these simulators will support our customer’s operator skills development. We are pleased to be continuing this relationship for another five years.”
Peter Salfinger, Chief Executive Officer from Immersive Technologies said, “I am very pleased that Immersive Technologies is building on its close working relationship with Komatsu. Our joint commitment to safety, quality and innovation in all our products will continue to help the mining industry become safer and more efficient through the optimization of its equipment operators.”
Salfinger continued, “With mining equipment increasing in technical sophistication, access to the Original Equipment Manufacturer’
Immersive Technologies has exclusive technical and licensing agreements with four other mining OEMs which provide comparable levels of proprietary information, support and recommendation. Its simulators are recognized as the mining industry standard, with an extensive global customer user base in 30 countries around the world that drives ongoing research and development of the advanced equipment simulator technology.
Immersive Technologies will release its latest machine model, the Komatsu HD785-7 haul truck, later in 2011.
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Immersive Technologies is the world's largest and most proven supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators to the global mining industry.
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Immersive Technologies' provides its customers with the most effective mining 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, Liebherr and P&H MinePro.