Micromine addresses software stability and performance with Pitram 410

first_imgThe newest version of fleet management and mine control software Pitram has 35 new major features and over 650 improvements, according to developer MICROMINE.The enhancements in Pitram 4.10 are geared towards improving stability and performance, according to Pitram Product Strategy Manager Gareth Dean.“[This] means users will have more control over their operations”, he said.Pitram assists mining operations to record, manage and process site data in near real-time. It provides mine managers with an overall view of the current operation status through the acquisition of key data relating to equipment, personnel and materials and is suitable for underground and surface mine construction, development and production.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 major performance improvements to Pitram Mobile. Pitram Restful Integration Service functionality has also been extended for personnel and reference data elements.Extensive development work has taken place to enhance the shift planner function, which now includes multiple-shift roster functionality, according to Micromine.“Earlier versions of Pitram were only able to operate in a single-shift roster mode. In the enhanced version, the shift planner function has been extended to support multiple shift rosters,” the company said.Previously, Pitram was supported by Internet Explorer browser (IE10 and IE 11) and required the compatibility mode to be turned on. Version 4.10 allows all Pitram modules not using Microsoft Silverlight to be displayed and used in other browsers, such as Chrome, Edge or Mozilla Firefox.The 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,” Micromine said.The mobile platform also benefits from stabilised mobile installs and increased data transfer. “Current analysis has shown reference data to have improved significantly, with some instances taking only 14% of the original data transfer and processing time,” the company said.Dean said: “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.”last_img