3D-P and Bentley Systems Partner to Drive Asset Performance Using Ivara EXP through Mobile Data Utilization

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Hornet Intelligent Endpoint Technology to Enable Real-Time Execution of Reliability Strategy

 LAS VEGAS, Nevada, U.S.A. – MINExpo 2012 – Sept. 24, 2012 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, and 3D-P, a leader in mobile software and hardware, today announced a partnership to deliver a long-awaited solution for the mining industry. The solution uses real-time data from the mobile fleet to make maintenance decisions and increase uptime. The integrated solution is designed to improve reliability and performance while reducing risk and costs. Joint users will employ Bentley’s Ivara EXP to make fast and accurate maintenance decisions based on data acquired from 3D-P Hornet technology. Bentley Systems acquired Ivara Corporation on Sept. 17, 2012; for details, read the Bentley press release at www.bentley.com/IvaraAcquisition.

3D-P designs and builds the most rugged and technologically-advanced onboard open-sourced computing platforms and wireless networks to keep mining operations and people connected. The Hornet Intelligent Endpoint system consolidates multiple systems on a single hardened technology platform and is based on open standards. Ivara EXP will take the data from the Hornet to analyze and act on for the purpose of maintenance. Ivara EXP Remote will run on

3D-P’s new t200 Falcon Intelligent Tablet, which can host multiple third-party mining applications from a single display and has a bright, rugged, and anti-reflective screen.

Bentley’s Ivara EXP asset performance management software is a leading APM enterprise system used by the mining industry. Operators and maintenance engineers use Ivara EXP’s asset health dashboard to optimize asset performance and reliability, increase equipment availability, and reduce operating costs. Ivara EXP is a cohesive and integrated platform to develop, implement, and manage a living equipment reliability program – automating the collection, consolidation, and analysis of equipment condition data and its relative risk to the organization. Ivara EXP is the central system that integrates asset data management tools with field and plant process and other day-to-day operational systems, and is the engine for proactive analytics and decision making related to managing asset health, extending asset life, and mitigating risks associated with equipment failure.

 “The Bentley and 3D-P partnership is in response to the need for consolidation and real-time analysis of mobile equipment condition,” said Paul Marshall, Bentley vice president, asset performance. “Bentley and 3D-P are two best-of-breed companies dedicated to ensuring the reliability and performance of mining equipment.”

 “Our products are a perfect match,” commented Ron White, 3D-P’s vice president of technology. “This solution is exactly what the mining industry has been asking for and needing. Bentley’s Ivara EXP running on our t200 Falcon delivers critical applications on one single display. We have reduced technology clutter, and have made the cabs safer for miners.”

3D-P and Bentley presented a live demonstration and discussed their strategy at MINExpo 2012 in Booth #4761. For more information, contact Bentley at 1 877 746 3787, ext. 271 or 3D-P at 1 800 955 9337, ext. 2.

About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with offices in the United States, Australia, and South America. The company is an innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry, providing middleware that connects mines with operations and people. 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. For additional information about 3D-P, visit www.3D-P.com.

 About Ivara EXP

 Ivara EXP provides a cohesive and integrated approach to develop, implement, and manage a living equipment reliability program. It’s the complete end-to-end solution for operational excellence that eliminates unexpected downtime, reduces operational costs, increases availability and asset utilization, ensures compliance with industry regulations and guidelines, meets safety, quality and operational targets, and eliminates islands of data. For additional information about Bentley’s new Ivara EXP asset performance management solution, visit www.bentley.com/Ivara.

 About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.

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Bentley, the “B” Bentley logo, Be, Ivara EXP, MicroStation, and ProjectWise are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. Hornet, Intelligent Endpoint, Falcon, and Intelligent Tablet are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of 3D-P. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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3D-P at MINExpo Booth #4761

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Come see us.  We will have a live demonstration proving that our products are literally indestructible.  We will also be introducing a game-changing product that will revolutionize the mining industry. 3D-P is a provider of customer-driven solutions, and this new product is what the mining industry has been asking for and needing.

Visit Booth #4761 

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Communications International’s 3D-P Offering/Oferenda

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Communications International is 3D-P’s exclusive distribution partner in Asia, Africa, Europe and parts of South America.

As a communications designer and technology integrator, Comms International delivers customer-driven, on-board 3D-P technology solutions either based on standard designs or tailored designs per customer requirements.

For more information in English, click here: Comms International 3D-P English

Como designer de redes de comunicação e integrador de technologias, a Comms International apresenta a Solução de technologia embarcada 3D-P, que  pode  tanto adotar tecnologias padrão, quanto projectos sobre madida, de acordo com as necessidades do cliente.

Clique aqui para mais informações:  Comms International 3D-P Portuguese

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3D-P Announces Promotion and New Hire in Australia

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Dave Bannell promoted to Regional Support Manager, Jeff Mahar joins as Sales/Account Management

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – August 14, 2012:  3D-P, the leading resource for technologically-advanced onboard open-sourced computing platforms and wireless networks, announced today the promotion of Dave Bannell and recent hiring of Jeff Mahar to help in the expanding Australian market.

Dave Bannell has been employed by 3D-P as Tier II Support Representative. In his new position as Regional Support Manager for the Australian Support Team, Dave will assume the responsibility of operations manager over the growing Australian support team.

Jeff Mahar brings 20 years of technology sales experience and was most recently National Sales Manager, Mining System, for Leicia GeoSystems. He will provide sales and account management in Australia.

“These new positions in Australia underscore 3D-P’s ongoing commitment to provide excellent customer service throughout the life of a project and to maintain 24/7 customer support,” said Sean McClary, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “With the phenomenal expansion of 3D-P’s deployments in Australia, we are fulfilling our commitment to exceed customer service expectations.”

Key personnel in Australia will assist Mal Jones, 3D-P’s Manager for the Asia Pacific Region. “The roles of Regional Support Manager and Sales and Account Management in Australia will help us in the management of ongoing and new projects in these growing regions,” said Mal Jones. “3D-P’s commitment to Mining in this area is unparalleled.”

About 3D-P

Formed in 1996, 3D-P is the innovator of customer-driven, technology-advanced solutions for the mining industry. We provide middleware, connecting mines with operations and people. Our products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire forklift upgrades to equipment and networks. With global offices staffed with engineering experts, 3D-P’s field-proven solutions are deployed at the largest mining companies on every continent in the world. Customers have proven that 3D-P’s Intelligent Endpoint ™ products increase production while decreasing costs.

3D-P is Technology :: Connected. Visit us online to learn more http://www.3D-P.com.

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