MICROMINE, a leading provider of software solutions and services to the international mining sector, announces the release of Micromine 2014, the latest version of the company’s exploration and mine design solution.
Micromine 2014 was unveiled on Thursday May 19, to clients and industry at a launch event in Perth, Western Australia. The Perth launch is being followed by events in Melbourne and Brisbane, and international launches throughout the company’s global offices.
Micromine 2014 is the 15th version of the application which allows users to capture, manage and interpret critical data, and is relevant to all stages of the mineral extraction process. Micromine provides explorers with an in-depth understanding of their project so prospective regions can be targeted more effectively, increasing the chance of a project’s success. Miners are provided easy-to-use modelling, estimation and design tools to simplify day-to-day production tasks.
MICROMINE managing director Wally Borovac says, “The Micromine Product Management and Development Teams have worked tirelessly to release Micromine 2014 only a year after the previous version, Micromine 2013, and to ensure that the application and its developments exceed client expectations.
“More than 310 new and enhanced features specific to both exploration and mining have been introduced within Micromine 2014 to satisfy all users, from GIS specialists and geologists through to mine engineers. Micromine 2014 also continues the company’s commitment to producing easy-to-use software solutions that are intuitive and allow users to enhance productivities and cost efficiencies.
“By re-investing a significant percentage of annual revenue into the company’s R&D Program, MICROMINE ensures its clients benefit from the latest technological advances with frequent, timely releases and updates that reflect their needs.
“In addition to the ongoing R&D Program, which has been supplemented by the largest ever grant awarded to a mining software company by the Australian Government, the Micromine Product Management Team manages an incredibly robust Beta Testing Program.
“Based on the feedback of our Beta testers and the market’s initial reception to this latest product version, I am confident of Micromine 2014’s success.” Wally Borovac concludes.
CSA Global’s principal resource geologist and Micromine 2014 Beta tester Dmitry Pertel adds, “MICROMINE consistently releases new software versions which are intuitive, easy-to-learn, and incorporate the most innovative technology. I am very pleased with Micromine 2014 and I believe that all users will benefit from the application’s new and enhanced features.
“From a resource estimation perspective, Micromine 2014’s most significant user benefits are achieved through enhanced statistical and geostatistical tools. The tools are now far more interactive and most importantly, they dramatically speed up and simplify the process of creating variograms.
“Another highlight is that Micromine now supports rotated block models in the pit optimization environment. I believe this functionality is unique to Micromine 2014. I’m not aware of any other mining software solution that offers this advanced functionality.” www.micromine.com