Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

February 28, 2011 14:57 ET

New Release of Gemcom GEMS Collaborative Geology and Mine Planning Software Helps Users Drive Productivity

GEMS 6.3 Provides Users with New, Enhanced Capabilities for Greater Control over Tasks, Mining Data

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) - Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced it has released Gemcom GEMS™ 6.3, the latest version of its collaborative geology and mine planning software. GEMS supports exploration, open pit, and underground operations and is used to quantify, model, plan, and schedule mineral deposits. With a focus on data management, GEMS brings accuracy and integrity to all exploration and mining data.

Included in GEMS 6.3 are important enhancements such as expanded solids and surfaces triangle editing functionality, and more robust block modelling capabilities to improve resource estimation and validation. This release also incorporates added support for use with a 3D mouse to enable simultaneous on-screen navigation and editing, and updates to the GEMS PlotMaker feature for greater ease-of-use when generating plots.

"Bringing GEMS 6.3 to the market has been a collaborative effort between our software, services, and support teams and the industry professionals we work with regularly – our customers," said Eli Alston, Gemcom's product line manager. "After listening carefully to our customers' needs, and by including important feedback received by our support and services staff in the field, this new release has been designed to help users drive productivity. A key theme found throughout this release is greater ease-of-use and improved user control over common tasks performed with the software and on mining data."

GEMS 6.3 highlights:

  • Enhanced solids and surfaces triangle editing options save users time and adds flexibility.
  • 3D mouse support significantly improves user productivity by enabling simultaneous on-screen navigation and editing.
  • More robust block modelling capabilities for better resource estimation and validation.
  • Additional database tools for filtering on multiple tables result in cleaner, more refined views of data.
  • Enriched importing of drillhole data with automatic reconciliation of differing source and destination drillhole lengths.
  • New version of GEMS' PlotMaker feature provides users with more output options.

For more information about GEMS 6.3, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com/GEMS. Also visit www.gemcomsoftware.com/resources to view a list of GEMS and industry resources, including product videos, Webinars, and customer stories.

Gemcom today also announced the release of Gemcom Surpac™ 6.2, the latest version of its geology and mine planning software focusing on powerful 3D graphics and workflow automation.

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 www.gemcomsoftware.com.

Gemcom, the Gemcom logo and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc. GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Gemcom Software International Inc.

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