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Encom Launches Upgrade to Leading Geoscience Software Solution

  • 23 June, 2008 07:56

<p>Sydney, 23 June 2008 - Encom, a leading Australian innovator and supplier of specialist software, data and services to the global mineral, exploration and petroleum industries, has announced the launch of Encom PA 8.0, the latest upgrade to the organisation’s integrated solution suite for assisting companies to visualise their exploration data.</p>
<p>Encom PA provides an interactive workplace for geophysicists, geologists, engineers and geochemists to share their data, models and ideas. The solution supports a large range of industry data formats for ground and airborne geophysical surveys, drillhole geology and geochemistry, mine models, geophysical models, remote sensing and GIS.</p>
<p>Key new innovations within Encom PA 8.0 include:</p>
<p>- A new Vector series data object, which is designed to display vector and tensor data in 2D and 3D graphs and maps.</p>
<p>- New Drillhole Creator utility allowing the creation of a series of drillhole collars locations using the point digitising capabilities of the Feature Manager. The Drillhole Creator then produces a drillhole database using drilling depth, dip and azimuth information.</p>
<p>- The data object property capturing system for the Fly-Through Wizard has been improved so that all set data properties for any object visible in a 3D Display are now automatically captured from the current object states set in the workspace tree.</p>
<p>- A new look Line Iterator toolbar which includes a new location for the Line Iterator Properties, a change for Line Selection from a visible drop- down list to a new button display, and access to the new Line Report utility for checking the compatibility of survey lines in multiple databases.</p>
<p>- New selectable Line and Point series or Drillhole groups assisting with the feature snapping ability while digitising feature objects in 2D or 3D, producing more accurately positioned objects.</p>
<p>Encom PA is available as a fully featured professional version called PA Professional and a fully functional processing and visualisation package named PA Explorer. Both have been designed to be easy to use by supporting drag and drop of 2D and 3D data files into 2D maps and 3D displays. This is achieved through automatic interpretation of industry standard data formats and model objects.</p>
<p>The Encom PA Explorer also includes all visualisation modes for 1D and 2D mapping, 2D sections and 3D data models, including an easy-to-drive 3D fly-through generator. Furthermore, it includes a range of specialised 1D and 2D filter modules, model builders and processing toolkits.</p>
<p>In addition, the PA Professional module extends the capabilities with full 3D model construction and editing, 3D drillhole planner, 3D voxel toolkit and an advanced FFT GeoFilter suite.</p>
<p>A free PA Viewer is also available for distribution to third parties and provides all the tools necessary to visualise, zoom, pan and print any PA Professional or PA Explorer project file. This includes 1D, 2D and 3D modes with any number of active windows. Layers can be turned on or off to highlight specific features and fly-through flight paths can also be activated in 3D mode.</p>
<p>“The new Encom PA 8.0 continues our emphasis on turning exploration into reality by providing a powerful decision making package in which flexibility and ease of use are in-built within the product design strategy right from the start," said Kerryn Mitchell, Production Manager for Geophysical Software, Encom.</p>
<p>Encom's products enable explorers to identify, locate and evaluate natural resources quickly and cost-effectively. The company has approximately 50 employees and serves more than 1,000 organisations worldwide both directly and via its global network of more than 60 partners.</p>
<p>For further information on Encom PA please visit www.encom.com.au/encom_pa</p>
<p>For enquiries about this product, please contact:</p>
<p>Kerryn Mitchell
kerryn.mitchell@encom.com.au
Tel +61 3 9523 0033</p>
<p>For press related enquiries, please contact:</p>
<p>Katharine Herdman
katharine.herdman@mapinfo.com
Tel +61 2 8925 7323</p>
<p>About Encom</p>
<p>Encom is a leading innovator and global supplier of specialist software, data and services to mineral exploration, petroleum exploration and engineering companies. Encom has a network of over 60 resellers worldwide and customers in 100 countries.</p>
<p>Encom was acquired by Pitney Bowes in December 2007 to provide advanced technical software and services to the natural resources sector. Encom was a natural resources strategic partner of Pitney Bowes MapInfo for more than ten years.</p>

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