PRESS RELEASE: Pitram is a solution that assists mining operations to record, manage and process mine site data in near real time. It provides mine managers with an overall view of the current mine status through the acquisition of key mining data relating to equipment, personnel and materials, and is suitable for underground and surface mine construction, development and production.
Pitram product strategy manager Gareth Dean said: "Pitram 4.10 includes a number of enhancements specifically focused on improving stability and performance, which means users will have more control over their operations."
According to MICROMINE, Pitram 4.10 includes 35 new major features and over 650 improvements across the Pitram solution.
Some of the key highlights for the Pitram 4.10 release include the removal of compatibility mode to support modern browsers, a new non-critical faults panel entry and commenting in maintenance view, improved IIS connectivity and performance improvements to Pitram Mobile. Pitram Restful Integration Service (PRIS) functionality has been extended for personnel and reference data elements.
Development work has also taken place to enhance the shift planner function, which now includes multiple shift roster functionality. Earlier versions of Pitram were only able to operate in a single shift roster mode. In the updated version, the shift planner function has been extended to support multiple shift rosters.
"A major feature of this release is the multiple shift rosters functionality. Mining is a 24-hour operation with shift handovers and overlap covered by more than one shift; we introduced this functionality to ensure accurate capture and reporting of production," Dean commented
Previously, Pitram was supported by Internet Explorer browser (IE10 and IE 11) and required the compatibility mode to be turned on. Enhancements in version 4.10 allow all Pitram modules not using Microsoft Silverlight to be displayed and used in other popular browsers, such as Chrome, Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
The Pitram development team has also redesigned and replaced the mobile database in Pitram Mobile to improve the overall performance of the application. The improved database will save time for users, increase efficiencies and allow for a more streamlined user experience.
Pitram 4.10 also assists clients with stabilising mobile installs, increasing data transfer and improving the overall stability of the mobile platform. Current analysis has shown reference data to have improved significantly, with some instances taking only 14% of the original data transfer and processing time.
"We place a lot of emphasis on better understanding our clients' needs and their feedback has guided some of the changes in Pitram 4.10. The new features and enhancements will provide greater control for mine managers and assist to increase production, reduce costs and improve the decision-making process," Dean added.