CONSOL, One of the Largest Underground Coal Producers in the U.S., to
Assess System's Wireless Communications and Tracking Capabilities
TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT)
announced today that it will demonstrate ActiveMine(TM), the company's 100%
wireless two-way voice communications and tracking system, for CONSOL Energy
Inc. (NYSE: CNX), a major U.S. underground coal and energy producer.
The system will be installed in a West Virginia longwall mining operation
later this month. West Virginia is a leader in mine safety and requires all
safety systems to be approved for use in the state. This will be the second
installation of ActiveMine, which recently underwent a successful
demonstration at another major underground coal mine, in Illinois.
"The CONSOL demonstration will further show mine operators and regulators
that ActiveMine meets their tough standards for safety and operating
efficiency," said Steve Barrett, President and CEO of Active Control
Technology. "We thank CONSOL for the opportunity to demonstrate ActiveMine's
capabilities in a longwall operation."
ActiveMine is the first fully-integrated, 100% wireless communications
and locating technology for underground mines. The system is designed to
improve underground mining safety and enhance operating efficiencies through
wireless, real-time electronic tracking of personnel and equipment, and robust
two-way voice communications with each miner.
The system's unique, 100% wireless network architecture makes it easy to
install and extend as the mine face advances, while significantly reducing
maintenance costs arising from the frequent mechanical damage suffered by
traditional hard-wired mine communication networks.
ActiveMine(TM) Demo Today During PDAC Convention in Toronto
ACT will host the final day of an open house hospitality suite between
10 am and 6 pm today (March 6th) during the 2007 PDAC convention and trade
show in Toronto. The company will provide live, on-site demonstrations of
ActiveMine in the Wentworth Meeting Room at the InterContinental Toronto
Centre Hotel, adjacent to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A meeting can
be scheduled by contacting IR@activecontrol.com, or simply drop by the suite.
About Active Control Technology
ACT designs and markets wireless network control and communication
systems for buildings and extreme environments. Located in Burlington,
Ontario, Canada, the company trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbol ACT. For more information, visit the company's website at
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For further information:
For further information: Steve Barrett, President & C.E.O., Active
Control Technology Inc., Tel.: (905) 670-5500 ext. 202, Fax: (905) 592-9691,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.activecontrol.com; Don
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