Cat Buys into Uptake

Caterpillar also announced a technology and predictive analytics agreement with Uptake, provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Caterpillar has made a minority investment in Uptake and will jointly develop an end-to-end platform for predictive diagnostics to help Caterpillar customers monitor and optimize their fleets more effectively. The new technology will be available for both Cat products and non-Cat branded products.

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New Technology Provides Highest-quality Satellite Topo Data

LIDAR vs PhotoSat picPhotoSat Information Ltd., a Vancouver, B.C.-based topographic mapping specialist, announced recently that the elevation data processed from DigitalGlobe’s new 30-cm resolution satellite, WorldView-3, has been verified as accurate to within 15 cm. DigitalGlobe is a global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services, and claims to be the first company to offer 30-cm resolution satellite imagery commercially.

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Immersive Says Case-study Results Meet Simulation Training Goals

Immersive Technologies has developed simulator-based training systems for a wide range of mobile mining equipment.Addressing one of the biggest challenges facing mine operators today—“how can we increase productivity without compromising safety or increasing cost”—training simulator developer Immersive Technologies says it can provide compelling results that prove putting more focus on operator behavior and skills will deliver higher output. They recently released several case studies showing that their simulation training and professional services can deliver cycle time, spot time, swing time and bucket fill factor improvements.

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