TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) is
seeking US federal regulatory certification of the second core component of
ActiveMine(TM), a two-way voice communications and locating system for mines
with a 100% wireless (Wi-Fi) network, the company announced today.
ACT yesterday filed documents with the US Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) for certification of its active RFID Wi-Fi tags, a
component of ActiveMine that enables accurate, real-time people and asset
An application in April for MSHA approval of the system's wireless mesh
node modules and battery back-up, which form the backbone of the ActiveMine
wireless network, is under review by the agency.
Active Control expects to apply for MSHA approval of ActiveMine's Wi-Fi
voice and data communications handsets, plus various ancillary components,
within the next four weeks.
"As we near completion of the MSHA filing process, we are well-positioned
to help US underground coal mines meet state and federal safety rules fully
and on-time," said Steve Barrett, President and CEO, ACT.
MSHA, the federal agency responsible for the health and safety of US
miners, is fast-tracking its review of applications for certification of mine
safety and communications systems. The agency's mandate includes evaluation
and certification of these systems as "intrinsically safe" for areas of
underground coal mines where methane gas may be present.
The active RFID tags, which can be carried by people or attached to
high-value mobile mining assets, can be tracked continuously within a Wi-Fi
coverage area. The technology operates over any standard 802.11 wireless
network. In contrast with other tracking systems that require a separate
network of hardware readers or gates to determine the location of tags,
ActiveMine's RFID tags require no additional network hardware overlay.
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
Hogarth, Hogarth Communications Inc., for ACT, Tel.: (416) 565-8920, Email: