Dundee Precious Metals Inc recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with MineRP Holdings Proprietary Ltd, a provider of integrated mining technical solutions, whereby DPM will combine its proprietary wireless underground communications technology, managed within DPM’s Terrative Digital Solutions division (Terrative), with MineRP, and acquire a majority interest in MineRP. “The combination will create a leading technology provider well positioned to further capture the rapidly growing demand in the mining industry for digital innovation.”MineRP, a private company founded in 1997 and headquartered in South Africa, is an independent software vendor (ISV) for the mining industry. Its unique platform improves productivity in planning and operations by integrating various technical and financial applications in the industry. Since 2011, DPM has also established itself as a leader in digital innovation across its asset base, particularly at Chelopech where it developed wireless underground communications technology which is held within Terrative.DPM is a globally recognised leader in mining innovation, and developed wireless underground communications technology held in Terrative. “MineRP’s vision of unified mine planning and production suits DPM’s vision of the future, and the DPM board agreed to the value of investing in a combined MineRP/Terrative entity to provide transformative digital innovation to the mining industry at large.”With the August 2017 release of MineRP 4.0, MineRP is in a position to extend its data-integration capabilities to real-time operational monitoring and control. For this purpose, the cost effective, robust communication and data acquisition technologies developed by Terrative, combined with MineRP’s solutions will offer the mining industry a fully integrated communications platform and information management framework to practically enable millisecond mining.“MineRP has always been at the forefront of innovation focused on the Enterprise Big Data in mining. Combined with the advanced digital communication technologies offered by Terrative, MineRP’s enterprise solutions provide a revolutionary platform for robust digital transformation for mining. The transaction provides MineRP with the means to aggressively implement our Spatial Enterprise Integration strategy across the globe,” said Pieter Nel, CEO of MineRP.