ADELAIDE, Australia, and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Oct. 4, 2016 – Maptek, developer of Vulcan and ARANZ Geo, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog®, have agreed to provide seamless interoperability between their two lead software solutions.
ARANZ Geo’s Managing Director Shaun Maloney says, “ARANZ Geo understands the growing importance of interoperability between best of breed software solutions in the mining sector. In fact, the industry is demanding it. We are pleased to work with Maptek to ensure our common customers can benefit from the ability to move their data and models between our software solutions.”
This view is shared by Peter Johnson, Managing Director Maptek who adds, “Through the agreement with ARANZ Geo, the Maptek Link will provide assurance to Vulcan users that seamless interoperability with Leapfrog will be maintained. We know integration is important to our customers and this new arrangement gives us a framework which enables a well-supported, coordinated data connection in collaboration with ARANZ Geo.”
The Vulcan 00t file format is a proprietary format owned by Maptek. It allows for the seamless transfer of meshes in, and out of Vulcan. Previously, Leapfrog Geo users were able to access the Vulcan 00t file format by default but there was no guarantee that such interoperability would be maintained. The Maptek Link, as it is termed, enables Maptek and ARANZ Geo to guarantee interoperability for the term of the Maptek Link licence. All new Leapfrog Geo customers and any existing Leapfrog Geo users that upgrade their software will be able to purchase the Maptek Link.
The Maptek Link will be available with the release of Leapfrog Geo version 3.1.2 on the 18th of October 2016.
ARANZ Geo and Maptek provide leading software solutions in their respective fields. Both Shaun Maloney and Peter Johnson express the sentiment that “By listening and reacting positively to the market demands for interoperability, we are able to offer the best possible solution. Ultimately, we are focused on helping our customers achieve their goals and meet the challenges of mining in today’s demanding conditions.”
Sandra Lukey, Shine Group (PR for ARANZ Geo)
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About ARANZ Geo:
ARANZ Geo solutions harness information to extract value, bring meaning and reduce risk. We turn complex data into geological understanding, provide timely insight and give decision makers confidence. ARANZ Geo are the developers of the revolutionary Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries which enable geologists and decision makers to make critical time-sensitive investment decisions that reduce risk, cost and time. Subsidiary consulting company QG serves the mining market. ARANZ Geo’s global footprint includes a Christchurch-based HQ and R&D centre and offices in Asia/Pacific, Africa, South America, North America and Europe.
Founded 35 years ago, Maptek™ is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1800 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops industry-leading software Vulcan™, Eureka™, Evolution and BlastLogic™ for mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation. I-Site™ is integrated hardware and software for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. The spatial data collected can be used for geotechnical analysis, stockpile measurement, design conformance and movement tracking supported by software systems I-Site Studio, Drive, PerfectDig™ and Sentry.