Pitram Connect allows the user to retrieve information about mine site assets – people, equipment, production, locations and time allocations – on a mobile device, without directly impacting mine control personnel or having to be at a workstation. A production supervisor, for example, can determine the mine’s current production delivery to a production plant, the status of a location or the time a truck has been on delay.
The Pitram Restful Integration Service (PRIS) makes sure that data collected won’t be locked or obfuscated. PRIS has been developed by Pitram specialists to allow third-party software applications to submit and retrieve Pitram data without needing direct access to the database. Based on current, industry-standard integration technology, PRIS enables any organisation to more easily incorporate Pitram data into its enterprise information systems, Micromine explained.
PRIS utilises the ‘Restful Service’ technology and provides a means for any third-party application, including mine-design packages, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and corporate reporting systems, to extract data from Pitram. Through the use of this technology, systems are able to extract data from Pitram without the need for an in-depth knowledge of how Pitram data is stored and without risking the integrity of the Pitram data.
PRIS can also be used to submit data to Pitram in a safe and structured manner. Third-party systems such as autonomous loading and hauling systems, conveyor systems or weighbridges can submit data to Pitram. This data is treated in the same manner as data recorded through the Pitram control room and is available for reporting immediately.
According to Micromine, Pitram Connect is a convenient and easy way to access mine information while you’re off-site. It can save time, and reduces radio traffic and the likelihood of misinterpretation, allowing users to focus on maintaining data integrity without interruption.
Pitram Connect will be released for Apple and Android devices in conjunction with Pitram 4.8 in upcoming days.