Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

November 22, 2011 10:41 ET

Latest Version of Gemcom MineSched Incorporates New and Enhanced Capabilities to Improve Scheduling Accuracy

MineSched 7.1 Provides Fully Integrated 3D Scheduling Experience, New Features to Save Time, Lower Costs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) - Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced that it has released Gemcom MineSched™ 7.1, the latest version of its next generation scheduling software for surface and underground mines of all types and sizes. MineSched provides mining companies with the capabilities they need to develop economic, easy-to-mine schedules to maximise productivity and profits.

"Central to MineSched's success is its focus on providing easy-to-use features which enable mining engineers to produce efficient and cost-effective schedules," said Stephane Cantin, Gemcom product line manager. "In addition to many across-the-board enhancements, MineSched 7.1 enables underground schedules to be completely set up in a 3D graphical environment. Underground mining engineers can now interact with both development and production in the same 3D environment to perform tasks such as defining mining precedences. This saves users significant time and helps them achieve more accurate schedules."

MineSched 7.1 further builds on the system's renowned ease-of-use by adding industry and user requested enhancements which make it even simpler to operate and more streamlined than ever before. In this version, surface mine schedulers have the ability to calculate truck hours directly in the software. This enables more accurate calculation of fleet requirements, leading to substantial cost savings where fleet requirements can be reduced through more efficient scheduling.

MineSched 7.1 benefits include:

-- The integration of all tasks related to development and production scheduling into the same 3D environment simplifies setup and ensures more accurate underground scheduling.
-- Enhanced interactive graphical sequencing allows users to visualise and select the optimum sequence of blast polygons while analysing charts and reports which update with each selection.
-- New truck haulage capabilities allow for the creation of accurate models by defining haul routes across benches, multiple truck types and detailed haul route velocities.
-- MineSched reports on truck hours and fleet requirements in the dashboard, allowing for quick analysis of changing requirements over the life of the schedule and ensuring the most efficient haulage is always maintained.

For more information and to watch videos about MineSched 7.1, visit

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit

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