Increased network coverage supports customer plans to drive productivity
with new applications
TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) today
announced a second ActiveMine(TM) purchase order by a Wyoming open pit coal
mine. The mine, which deployed an ActiveMine wireless Wi-Fi network earlier
this year, will expand its network coverage area with additional wireless
Wi-Fi nodes and other equipment.
The customer seeks additional network coverage to support
productivity-enhancing applications, to be deployed over the coming months.
Planned applications include systems to monitor heavy machinery diagnostics
and production, with the goal of minimizing equipment downtime, reducing
operating costs and enhancing overall efficiency. The customer is also looking
to use ActiveMine to support a sediment management system. The customer
requested that its name and the value of the transaction not be disclosed.
"This new purchase order builds a foundation for ACT not only to deploy
an ActiveMine network but also to sell 3D-P's Intelligent Endpoints, which
provide machine diagnostics and key operating data to mine managers," said
Steve Barrett, President and CEO, Active Control. "It also validates what
surface mine operators are telling us - that they are most interested in
ActiveMine's data capabilities, especially for collecting and transmitting
information from high-value equipment."
Barrett added, "We look forward to helping our customer drive efficiency
gains with new applications enabled by ActiveMine."
A key feature driving the new purchase order is ActiveMine's open
standards-based network, which enables the deployment of a wide array of new
and existing IP-based mine applications and protects the original investment
by enabling future applications as they are developed.
"The opportunity for Active Control will be in providing 3D-P's
Intelligent Endpoints for numerous units of equipment," Barrett said. "While
the U.S. MINER Act is the immediate value driver for ActiveMine sales to
underground coal mines today, data applications are the key long-term value
driver for our network in both surface and underground environments."
ActiveMine, the premier wireless voice communications and tracking system
for mines, was originally selected by the mine to provide back-up for a legacy
wireless communications network and to support future applications. The
competitor's technology did not support high-speed data applications and was
The operating area of the Wyoming mine is approximately 14 miles (22 km)
in length. Like most surface mines, it requires a lower density of ActiveMine
wireless nodes compared with underground mines because of the greater range of
About Active Control Technology
Active Control Technology is a mining services company specializing in
advanced wireless productivity and safety systems. The company's ActiveMine
system provides two-way wireless voice communication, real-time tracking of
personnel and assets, and high bandwidth data applications such as streaming
video and operational data from mining machinery, over a robust wireless Wi-Fi
network. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Active Control trades
publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more
information, visit www.activecontrol.com.
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