Active Control receives first of five purchase orders from Magnum Coal, totaling $1.8 million

    TSX-V: ACT

    Company selects ActiveMine system for wireless voice and data
    communications and tracking in five mines

    TORONTO, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT)
announced today that it has received the first of five purchase orders for
ActiveMine(TM), the company's two-way wireless voice communications, tracking
and data system, from Charleston, West Virginia-based Magnum Coal. The total
value of all five orders is $1.8 million.
    Magnum, a major coal mine operator, will place ActiveMine in five of its
West Virginia mines. The company expects to complete the installations within
the timeframe mandated under state regulations.
    The order, which is subject to certain conditions including regulatory
approval of ActiveMine by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration
(MSHA), will proceed initially with an installation in one mine. ActiveMine
will be installed in the other four mines after the first system becomes fully
    "We look forward to delivering the safety and operational benefits of
ActiveMine to each of the five mines," said Steve Barrett, President and CEO,
Active Control. "At the same time, we remain fully engaged in discussions for
additional purchases with other mine operators in West Virginia and other

    ActiveMine's communications, data and tracking system enables monitoring
of production, personnel and equipment in all types of surface and underground
mining environments, including coal and base metal mines. The system is
designed to:

    -   Operate on a 100 percent wireless Wi-Fi network backbone.

    -   Be less susceptible to water and mechanical damage of all sorts,
        including rock fall.

    -   Use open-standards technology.

    -   Meet federal MINER Act requirements for wireless systems as
        established in MSHA policies.

    -   Provide four-day intrinsically safe battery back-up and power supply.

    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:, Website:; Don
Hogarth, Hogarth Communications Inc., Tel.: (416) 565-8920, Email:

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