Active Control unveils new network monitoring service for mines

    ActiveVision(TM) provides 24/7 support for ActiveMine(TM) communications
    and tracking

    TSX-V: ACT

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) today
introduced ActiveVision(TM), a new monitoring and support service for
ActiveMine(TM) network, voice communications and tracking systems.
    ActiveVision is a first-of-its-kind remote network operations centre for
the mining industry. It provides an added layer of network support by Active
Control to continuously maximize the performance of ActiveMine systems
anywhere in the world. Key benefits of the service include:

    -  24/7 monitoring and support by Active Control network experts
    -  Real-time network diagnostics and troubleshooting
    -  Pinpoints network and component issues for quick resolution
    -  Tracks and stores operational statistics such as "Availability"
    -  Remote software updates
    -  Fast customer response and service
    -  Utilizes proven network management, monitoring and analysis technology

    "ActiveVision is another way we're bringing mine network technology into
the 21st century," said Steve Barrett, President and CEO, Active Control.
"This unique new offering demonstrates our commitment to providing modern,
best-practices support to ActiveMine customers."
    ActiveVision will generate incremental service revenue streams and is
provided for a monthly fee that is determined by the size and features of the
installed ActiveMine network. In addition, ActiveVision technology will be
available for mine operators to centrally view and monitor multiple mine
operations. ActiveVision is enabled by a proprietary data feed over a secure

    About ActiveMine

    The ActiveMine 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:

    -  Provide full duplex clear voice communications and tracking in one
    -  Be easily expanded with "plug & play" installation as a mine grows.
    -  Easily add other applications like machinery monitoring, belt
       monitoring, CO monitoring and streaming video.
    -  Operate on a 100 percent wireless Wi-Fi network backhaul capable of
       transmitting high speed data and voice communications.
    -  Be less susceptible to water and mechanical damage of all sorts,
       including rock fall.
    -  Use open-standards technology and support other Wi-Fi devices.
    -  Meet federal MINER Act requirements for wireless systems.
    -  Enable miners who become isolated underground to stay linked, even
       when they are distant from one another and cut off from the outside
       world - a capability made possible by the system's unique
       "Starfish(TM)" feature.
    -  Provide a wireless communications and data network above-ground,
       linked seamlessly to underground networks.

    About Active Control Technology

    ACT designs and markets wireless network control and communication
systems for buildings and mining. 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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which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.
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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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