Rajant Corporation's BreadCrumb(R) System Selected by Rio Tinto Mine to Increase Efficiency and Production



    Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation Uses Rajant Wireless BreadCrumb(R)
System for Mining Operational Improvements

    MALVERN, PA., November 14 /CNW/ - Rajant Corporation, a leading provider
of portable, reliable, and adaptable wireless networking solutions, announced
today that its BreadCrumb(R) wireless mesh system has been selected by the
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation (KUCC) wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto
as its primary communications platform for operations within the Bingham
Canyon Copper Mine, the world's largest open-pit copper mine. The Rajant
BreadCrumb(R) system will enable KUCC to gain additional operational
efficiencies by tracking, monitoring and managing its copper mining
operations.

    "Enabling Kennecott to streamline its complex mining operations was the
primary goal of using the Rajant BreadCrumb(R) wireless mesh system," said
Gary Anderson, Senior Vice President of Mining for Rajant. "We knew they
required a high number of moving wireless nodes for improving mine monitoring
and control. The Rajant InstaMesh(R) software running on the wireless
BreadCrumb(R) units connects hundreds of devices to each other while rapidly
transporting critical operational data."

    Kennecott has successfully implemented a large number of Rajant
BreadCrumb(R) systems in an interconnected network that allows loader trucks,
shovels, pumps, laptops and other production equipment to communicate with
each other in real-time. These systems are a mix of secure access nodes that
enable data and voice communications across a meshed, self-healing network for
fleet dispatch, health monitoring and other critical mining applications. Many
of the devices that require wireless communications are moving at all times
throughout the wireless mining infrastructure. The BreadCrumb(R) nodes rapidly
adapt to any changes in the network topology, assuring that IP traffic uptime
and bandwidth are maximized.

    "Rajant is very proud to be part of Kennecott, the world's largest open
pit copper mine. KUCC is a great customer and we look forward to continuing to
help them as well as other mines in the industry increase operational
efficiencies with our BreadCrumb(R) solution," said Bob Schena, CEO of Rajant
Corporation.

    About Rajant:

    Rajant's BreadCrumb(R) Wireless solutions provide portable, reliable, and
adaptable networks for Mining, Homeland Security, Military, First Responders
and Public Safety. BreadCrumb(R) technology provides voice and data
communications across a meshed; self-healing network that can communicate with
IP based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite
terminals, networked radios and sensor devices. For more information, please
visit www.rajant.com, or call (484) 595-0233.




For further information:

For further information: Rajant Corporation Jena Dunn, 484-595-0233
jdunn@rajant.com

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