Modular Mining Systems, Inc (MMSI), a global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, has released its DISPATCH® Underground 2015 Fleet Management system (FMS).Since 1989, the DISPATCH Underground system has been helping underground mine operations achieve their utilisation and productivity goals. The latest evolution of the underground FMS gives mines a higher degree of visibility into development and production activities taking place below the surface. Some of the many new features and system enhancements include:Advanced development process managementComprehensive active task managementExpanded workflow automationUpdated desktop- and mobile application user interfacesIncreased flexibility, configurability and adaptabilityHeightened data capture capabilitiesMicrosoft® Windows®, SQL Server® 2012, and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) support.This underground system maximises production through real-time, total-activity management of all mobile equipment units. Rugged RFID tags and tag readers track the movements of machines through the mine, while GPS technology monitors equipment position above ground. With the comprehensive level of equipment tracking, mines can realize more accurate time tracking, material tracking and reporting for all development and production processes.Durable, purpose-built mobile hardware facilitates the real-time exchange of information between the operator at the working face and personnel in the central office for increased productivity, efficiency, and safety. Automated tools for advanced production, material movement; and crew and locations management help mines keep operations running at optimal capacity and according to plan.“Modular is committed to maximising the value that our solutions deliver to the market,” said Michael Lewis, Vice President, Product Innovation. Leveraging more than 25 years of underground fleet management experience and extensive customer feedback, Modular embarked upon a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to tailor and modernise its underground system. “As a result of this concentrated development effort, the DISPATCH Underground 2015 system provides our customers with enhanced tools and technologies they need to meet or exceed their operational goals,” he added.