In the past few months we have made significant upgrades to StereoCore™ PhotoLog, StereoCore™ LogFormatEdit and our back-end website, which we are pleased to launch today. You can download StereoCore™ software for free from www.stereocore.net.
The first order of business is to introduce our new partnership with B&S Geological, a South African company that has been appointed as an official distributor of StereoCore™ software. B&S Geological (www.bnsgeo.co.za) has extensive experience in providing software support services and training to geologists and other mine employees. This partnership allows Ground Modelling Technologies to concentrate more on software development, whilst continuing to support our customers.
Secondly, the changes made to the website have revamped the sales process. One of the strengths of StereoCore™ PhotoLog has always been that the software is freely available at zero cost. Anyone with an interest in drill core can download and install: whether to log core; or import and overlay previously logged data for QA/QC audits; or to validate televiewer data by comparing the picks with structures visible in the core; or simply to have the annotated orthographic images readily to hand whilst modelling the data.
Hence the number of users is unrestricted, without requiring dongles, free trial or multi-user licences etc., which has the added advantage that everyone always has access to the latest version of the software. The only charge is for image processing – purchasing ‘activations’ that permanently convert ordinary core tray photos into scaled, orthographic images that are compiled into project files which can be freely copied, edited, used for further specialist logging and distributed as required.
All of these advantages are still embedded and have been greatly enhanced; we have just simplified the ordering system. Previously activations were downloaded directly by each user, but now a project manager, for example, can order activations on one account and allow download access to specific users tasked with logging the core – simplifying order-tracking and billing for all concerned.
Finally, we've fixed a few minor bugs in the StereoCore™ PhotoLog program itself - as always, it is a continuously improving product.