Coffey and Virtalis team up to bring Virtual Reality to EXPOSIBRAM 2009

first_imgCoffey International has entered into a preliminary strategic partnership with the UK’s Virtalis, one of the world’s leading Virtual Reality (VR) companies. Virtalis will be showcasing its GeoVisionary software, the 3D landscape visualising software that it developed jointly with the British Geological Survey, at Coffey’s booth during the EXPOSIBRAM 2009 conference and exhibition in Brazil in November.Coffey General Manager of Operations in South America, Craig McCloskey, said both businesses have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to embed new VR technologies in the mining industry. “We are pleased to leverage Coffey Mining’s specialist knowledge in the minerals industry and Coffey Information’s expertise in spatial information technology to deliver extraordinary outcomes to clients, supported by Virtalis’ VR solutions. Spatial data management is an important tool in providing planning, design, training and maintenance solutions to the mining industry, as well as in many other sectors. Virtalis’ GeoVisionary software coupled with the company’s systems expertise, presents an excellent opportunity to expand Coffey’s ability to provide high quality spatial data management solutions in 2D, 3D and 4D visualisations.”According to David Cockburn-Price, Virtalis’ Managing Director; “GeoVisionary enables the real-time visualisation of high detail GIS source data, and allows other data, such as geoscience, geotechnical, environmental, sub-surface, geochemical and other specialised information to be overlaid onto it, giving a complete picture. The depth of knowledge that Coffey has in Brazil should prove invaluable to us in our quest to bring GeoVisionary to a wider audience on the global stage. Coffey’s extensive industry knowledge and expertise in a variety of sectors and its ability to identify practical applications using our VR technology to improve the efficiency and design of new and existing operations will enable Coffey’s clients to benefit from the value-add that GeoVisionary brings almost immediately.”last_img