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    The Future of Mining with Hexagon: From Pit to Port

    Across industries, organisations rely on the timely and efficient utilisation of data management. Today, practically everything can be captured and measured digitally. While these digital means provide a wealth of data, it can be challenging for organisations to make sense of it all. It is not uncommon to be data rich, yet information poor. This holds true in the mining industry as well. It is clear that mining is becoming a more precise practice, and accurate mine planning and scheduling are at the forefront of this change. This industry is requesting more integration and automation of critical workflows and has identified the added value of such solutions as a critical competitive edge. Our customers’ goals of improving productivity and lowering operational costs – both safely – are the drive behind our mining solutions business. Hexagon recently announced its acquisition of Mintec, a key software and service prov

    Posted by Ola Rollén on 14 April 2014. Permalink

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    Devex: Mining the Future. Delivering Today.

    In the global mining market, we are always trying to improve development, restart stalled operations and strategically restructure. To do so, we have to battle restricted access to all types of finance and lower commodities prices that have significantly reduced operational cash flows. In addition, our industry must address sustainability issues, as well as regulatory and reporting requirements. To overcome these challenges, it is increasingly important for mining companies to improve performance and operational effectiveness. The latest innovations can have a profound impact on operational efficiency, which ultimately translates into lower costs and higher profits for the operators. From our first forays into fleet management applications, Devex  has been at the forefront of the automation wave, capturing 85 per cent of the market share in our home country of Brazil. With a leading market share in Brazil and conside

    Posted by Guest Blogger on 11 April 2014. Permalink

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    In Line and On Time – 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions

    In today’s world, the pressures of increasing efficiency and productivity in the automotive industry are an essential reason for us to continuously increase and enhance our technology. The need for reliable measurement information is an important quality assurance tool for vehicle manufacturers worldwide, so we want to provide our clients the right solutions and keep their productivity high. Tomorrow’s factories will be smarter and more digitalised than ever before, and in the future, automation will play a significant role across all industrial sectors, especially automotive. Our answer to these demanding challenges is the new 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions (SIMS). If I had to describe the new 360° SIMS with only three words, they would be fast, rich and actionable. Hexagon Metrology is now able to offer our clients broad solutions for a fully automated dimensional and quality process within the production line. The solutions can be completely integrated into any aut

    Posted by Norbert Hanke on 7 April 2014. Permalink

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    Hexagon’s Center of Excellence in India: A Pathway to the Future

    The Journey Thus Far I recently joined the newly titled Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI) in Hyderabad as its Country Director. HCCI has long been successful as the Intergraph Capability Center (ICC) and has been supporting Hexagon’s global network of brands for the last couple of years. We have come a long way since our inception. We began as a small group operating on a handful of software products and are now a one thousand-strong employee workforce managing many products spanning the realms of hardware, middleware and software. We shifted from a primarily development setup to a world-class unit where we handle quality assurance, documentation, product management, system landscape maintenance, customer-specific implementations and support, as well as various regular software development. Describing this progress solely as a growth in numbers and scope would not do it justice. This journey also symbolizes a growth in confidence – internal and extern

    Posted by Guest Blogger on 4 April 2014. Permalink

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    ASPRS 2014: A New Geospatial Portfolio Release with a Spotlight on Mobile

    In the U.S., ASPRS is one of the most important events each year. At this key industry event, we have the opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and thought leaders in remote sensing and photogrammetry – and showcase our latest offerings. At Hexagon Geospatial, we spend a lot of time ensuring that our products ultimately (and easily) provide the information you need. We also focus our efforts on understanding how you can best use your data in new and innovative ways. This includes utilizing data in the most versatile environments, and engaging the most users. Today, that impact can best be understood in the mobile arena. Earlier this year, we launched Geospatial 2014, with exciting updates to our comprehensive portfolio. By building upon the foundation introduced in 2013, this release now provides enhanced analytical tools and treme

    Posted by Mladen Stojic on 25 March 2014. Permalink

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    The Story Behind the Numbers

    I’m a numbers guy. I think in terms of dollars and cents (and euros, renminbi, pounds and so on). Numbers are tangible. They define results and measure success. But numbers don’t always tell you the whole story. For that, you need context. Otherwise, you might miss the true meaning behind them and, in the process, lose sight of what they represent. While measurability defined my efforts as Intergraph’s chief financial officer and will continue to guide my approach as the new president of Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I), I’m also driven by something more. Our customers deserve and demand the best because they’re responsible for the safety of citizens, the reliability of utility and transportation systems and the delivery of public services. But the solutions to optimize their efforts are not one size fits all. With the recent creation of Hexagon Geospatial, we can now focus on what we do best – providing integrated solutions tightly a

    Posted by Guest Blogger on 11 February 2014. Permalink

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    How Metrology is helping drive the Olympic dream

    The principle of the skeleton event sounds really simple -- reach the bottom of the ice track using a sled in the shortest time possible, and yet there is much more to it than that! The skeleton is the oldest sliding sport, dating back to the 1800s. With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, about to get underway, we are taking a look at how portable metrology is being used to bring this sport right up to date in 2014. With the sleds reaching speeds up to 140km/h (90mph) and undergoing forces up to 5Gs, skeleton isn’t a sport for the faint hearted. To be in contention for gold, skeleton athletes must have super-fast reflexes and be physically and mentally fit. For a sled to be fast down the track, it must be energy-efficient in every way. The sled has no active steering, so athletes use shifts in their body weight and subtle body movements to steer left or right. Any sliding, skidding or unnecessary energy loss results in the loss o

    Posted by Stephan Amann on 21 January 2014. Permalink

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    Introducing Hexagon Geospatial

    The true value of being part of the Hexagon family is the ability to provide a full life cycle of geospatial solutions for our global base of users. From airborne sensors all the way down to enterprise-connected field workers, Hexagon is the only one-stop provider for all geospatial needs for any organization across vertical industries. This concept was further reinforced when Intergraph Geospatial became Hexagon Geospatial, a new business unit in the Hexagon family. As Hexagon Geospatial, our products will be the core geospatial technology stack within Intergraph’s vertical market solutions, while also serving as the geospatial software platform across our global partner network and other Hexagon companies. All over the world and across all walks of life, our senses continually collect information about the changing earth and its social, physical and human g

    Posted by Mladen Stojic on 8 January 2014. Permalink

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    5 Reasons You Need To Ring In the New Year with an HxGN LIVE Registration

    HxGN LIVE will be here before you know it, and it promises to be a spectacular event that not only will educate, but entertain and inspire.  We know what you’re thinking – “HxGN LIVE is months away, I don’t need to register right now,” but here are five reasons to do so. #1 New Year Registration Special If you register by Jan. 14, your cost will be only $649, a $100 savings off the early bird rate. But wait, there’s more – register one or two more people with you and each of you can receive up to $200 off your registration fee! #2 Visionary Keynotes You’ll have several opportunities to hear from our management team about where Hexagon is headed, our business strategies and groundbreaking technologies. #3 Informative Sessions Choose from more than 400 customer-led case

    Posted by Kim Henderson on 20 December 2013. Permalink

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    The Future of Mining with Hexagon: From Pit to Port

    Across industries, organisations rely on the timely and efficient utilisation of data management. Today, practically everything can be captured and measured digitally. While these digital means provide a wealth of data, it can be challenging for organisations to make sense of it all.

    It is not uncommon to be data rich, yet information poor. This holds true in the mining industry as well.

    It is clear that mining is becoming a more precise practice, and accurate mine planning and scheduling are at the forefront of this change. This industry is requesting more integration and automation of critical workflows and has identified the added value of such solutions as a critical competitive edge. Our customers’ goals of improving productivity and lowering operational costs – both safely – are the drive behind our mining solutions business.

    Hexagon recently announced its acquisition of Mintec, a key software and service provider for the mining industry.

    Hexagon has been active primarily in the operations domain, but the integration of the planning, scheduling optimisation and daily production capabilities of Mintec will enable us to close the loop and control data flow from mine design and planning through production and back into life of mine planning. Hexagon’s vision is to provide a seamless, integrated link between mine planning and real-time fleet management – configurable to our customers’ needs and requirements (providing a comprehensive flow of data across all mining operations).

    With a mining solutions portfolio of innovative technologies from our brands Hexagon Solutions, Intergraph, Leica Geosystems, Devex, SAFEmine and now Mintec, Hexagon has the key components to be an important consolidator, providing end-to-end automated workflows and value.

    •  Leica Geosystems and Devex together provide state-of-the-art, seamlessly integrated real-time fleet management, production optimisation, GPS machine guidance and semi-autonomous control solutions for mining. The revolutionary Leica Jigsaw product range is designed for draglines, blast-hole drills, electric shovels, dozers, excavators, haul trucks, loaders and auxiliary assets.
    • Leica Geosystems and Devex offer mine management solutions to maximise production, quality, mine asset usage and asset health, while reducing operational costs and maintenance. Leica Jigsaw and Devex SmartMine have already been proven in more than 150 mines including operations with tight grade control constraints for the plant.
    • Plant automation solutions from Intergraph Power, Process & Marine and computer-aided dispatch and mobile workforce management solutions from Intergraph Security Government & Infrastructure help the industry achieve higher production goals and operational excellence through better engineering data management. This allows for improved asset performance from initial design stages to commencement of operations.
    • SAFEmine provides comprehensive traffic safety solutions for vehicles operating in open-pit mines. Built around a compact collision avoidance system, SAFEmine technology increases situational awareness and reduces accidents by actively alerting the vehicle operator to imminent threats. The product portfolio includes collision avoidance, vehicle information and driver fatigue monitoring systems.

    The Mintec acquisition will permit Hexagon and Mintec to create a unique flow of data across all mining operations and strengthen our common mining solution strategy. We can provide a platform for comprehensive life-of-mine solutions by combining life-of-mine planning consultancy with operational best practice and benchmarking. This will give customers additional value across the entire mining life cycle, filling an important knowledge gap.

    We really look forward to working with our Mintec customers, employees and partners in building an even stronger presence in this vital industry.

    Providing integrated pit-to-port mining solutions to power smart enterprises – that’s shaping SMART change 

    Regards,

    Ola Rollen

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  • Devex: Mining the Future. Delivering Today.

    In the global mining market, we are always trying to improve development, restart stalled operations and strategically restructure. To do so, we have to battle restricted access to all types of finance and lower commodities prices that have significantly reduced operational cash flows. In addition, our industry must address sustainability issues, as well as regulatory .... Read More>>

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  • In Line and On Time – 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions

    In today’s world, the pressures of increasing efficiency and productivity in the automotive industry are an essential reason for us to continuously increase and enhance our technology. The need for reliable measurement information is an important quality assurance tool for vehicle manufacturers worldwide, so we want to provide our clients the right solutions and keep .... Read More>>

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