HxM Athena Wins Software Award

Mining Magazine chooses integrated solution for top honor

Tucson, Arizona, January 26, 2016 – Mining Magazine has chosen HxM Athena as the industry’s top mining software for 2015.

“On behalf of the Mining Magazine team, I would like to congratulate Hexagon Mining on winning the Software award for 2015,” said Ailbhe Goodbody, deputy editor of Mining Magazine. “The awards are highly competitive and there were several excellent products nominated in the Software category, but HxM Athena stood out for its ability to take data from multiple sources across the mining value chain and combine it into one repository of information.”

Released last year, Athena embodies Hexagon Mining’s mission to integrate solutions that connect all parts of a mine. Using a robust data integration process, Athena imports, validates, analyzes, and combines purposeful data from multiple sources. Real-time fleet management telematics are overlaid with geological and geographical models, together with planning and mine-centric KPIs. By displaying the information in near real-time in a centralized location, inefficiencies are quickly exposed, allowing miners to solve problems and improve productivity.

Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora, said the award validates the company’s mission to develop a life-of-mine solution.

“HxM Athena builds on Hexagon Mining’s vision of smart change,” said Samora. “Mines are under increasing pressure to make better use of their data to maximize efficiencies,” said Samora. “HxM Athena empowers miners to transform that data into knowledge and quickly arrive at informed decisions.

“We’re delighted that Mining Magazine recognizes the value of a solution like this.”

It’s not the first time that a Hexagon Mining product has been honored. Readers of Mining Magazine – part of Aspermont Media – voted the activity and resource-based scheduler, MineSight Atlas, best mine planning/resource modeling software in 2013.

The annual Software award is one of 11 categories (Exploration, Software, Drill and blast, Load and haul, Mineral processing, Bulk handling, Safety, Technology, Service and support, Environmental excellence and Editor’s award).

About Hexagon Mining
Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating design, planning, and operations technologies for safer, more productive mines. Uniting MineSight, Leica Jigsaw, SmartMine UG, and SAFEmine, Hexagon Mining connects mine planning, design, fleet and production management, optimization, and collision avoidance software for a comprehensive flow of data across all operations. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with more than 30 offices across five continents, the company is a dynamic network of talented mining professionals delivering technology, service, and support. Hexagon Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Learn more at hexagonmining.com.