THE inaugural AusAsia-MinTech conference held in Perth, Western Australia, in late August showcased technology and extolled the benefits it brings to the mining industry. The event was organized by Mining IQ and The ASIA Miner.

Associate event partner was Dassault Systèmes and other partners were, Optus and DiverseIT. Exclusive networking drinks reception host was Ezifix Mining Materials and spotlight partner was Modular Mining Systems. Exhibitors were One Key Resources (, Delta-V Experts (, Granite Power (, QinetiQ Australia (, Guardian Security 24/7 formerly Eye Security Services (, Centron Energy Australia (, Bluefield (, Cadre ( and Platinum Oils (

Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, enables business and people within virtual universes to utilize sustainable innovations. Its world-leading 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.

GEOVIA, known as Gemcom Software prior to its acquisition in 2012, is part of Dassault Systèmes. GEOVIA's focus is currently on the mining industry and its objective is to model and simulate our planet, improving predictability, efficiency, safety and sustainability throughout the natural resources sector.

When mining companies seek to increase productivity, they turn to GEOVIA for technology and services. It is home to world renowned and award winning mining solutions and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. GEOVIA delivers comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries at over 4000 sites. Visit

BuyBigTires boasts one of the largest supplier networks in the OTR tyre industry, spanning six continents. The company's specialty is finding the tyres that no one else can at the cheapest cost.

BuyBigTires looks at the end user's needs and develops a comprehensive strategy to save customers money. The company handles all the grunt work and logistics to become a single point of contact, making OTR tyre procurement needs easy and efficient.

BuyBigTires provides first-class consulting services to mining firms throughout the world. Extensive knowledge ensures clients get the best OTR tyres for their application, not only ensuring that the tyres last long and work efficiently but also showing clients what is needed and how to save money. BuyBigTires can set up a procurement schedule allowing a client to buy at low prices based on past trends within the market and the company's needs. Visit

Optus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel, is an Australian leader in integrated communications. Incorporating optical fibre, wireless and satellite technologies into a single network, its fully digitized infrastructure means customers have access to a complete suite of communication services which provide coverage across Australia.

Optus has been providing premium satellite services for almost 30 years and is the only telecommunications company to own and operate satellites in Australia.

Optus understands that businesses in remote areas rely on satellite communications to stay in touch. With Optus Satellite solutions, mines can have access to the largest satellite network in Australia. Benefiting exploration, construction and operations within the mining segment, Optus Satellite can help maximize communication needs, with a suitable solution for each stage of mining operations. Visit

Since 2000, Diverse IT has been providing Australian mining companies with premium information & communication technology solutions and services. Areas of expertise include wireless networks, next generation communications, data and network security, IT support & managed services, communications infrastructure and Cloud solutions.

Diverse IT's technology gurus have extensive experience servicing the resources sector and possess a thorough understanding of the demands and challenges of operating in remote locations. This understanding feeds into its product development and service delivery, which results in leading solutions that help mining companies achieve operational goals, maintain business continuity and maximize efficiency.

Diverse IT works with clients to understand their business and objectives in order to recommend the most suitable solutions. Visit

Ezifix Mining Materials
Ezifix Mining Materials provides next generation innovative technology in materials handling thus helping mining companies to future proof their bottom line while also eliminating hazardous work practices.

Ezifix is the only system offering capability to fully automate conveyor belt idler maintenance. With frequent failure of rollers at every mine site/port, regardless of the quality of carry and return rollers, unscheduled stoppages are a major headache for production crews. At most large port operations typical unscheduled roller breakdowns cause stoppages of 22 to 38 hours per month.

The Ezifix System guarantees to reduce stoppages by up to 90% depending on the products chosen, or 100% if the full system is utilized and rollers maintained safely from walkways while the belt is operational.

The Ezifix System monitors the condition of individual rollers via a patented, specially designed microchip, sending regular signal remotely, to a central command centre on site or at head office.

The roller that needs 'retirement' can be isolated and arranged to be changed at the push of a button remotely. Visit

Modular Mining Systems
Modular Mining Systems maintains a long history of industry-standard productivity optimization, maintenance management, machine guidance and safety solutions in surface and underground mining. The IntelliMine® product suite, including the world-renowned DISPATCH® fleet management system, is the solution of choice for mining operations worldwide, with more than 200 installations since the company was founded in 1979. Modular technology is supported by more than 550 dedicated employees in 12 offices around the globe.

As the mining industry moves forward, Modular continues to lead the way with fully-integrated, best-of-breed technology solutions allowing customers to mine smarter and giving them the competitive advantage for years to come. Visit

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