Matrikon Mobile Equipment Monitor Solution launched at Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Conference

    Mobile Equipment Monitor Highlights
    -   Enables reduced operating and maintenance costs related to mining
        trucks, shovels and loaders and increased equipment availability
    -   Production implementations are underway with two clients

    EDMONTON, March 4 /CNW/ - Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) announced the official
launch of Matrikon(TM) Mobile Equipment Monitor at the SME Conference held in
Salt Lake City February 25-27. Matrikon Mobile Equipment Monitor allows mining
operations to monitor, analyze and improve fleet performance in real-time.
    Mining operations now have the capability to accurately predict and
prevent incidents and equipment failures, reduce downtime and significantly
extend equipment life. Matrikon Mobile Equipment Monitor is a vendor
independent and scalable monitoring system that meets the requirements of the
smallest mine or multiple-site enterprise.
    Matrikon Mobile Equipment Monitor remotely collects all available
operating data such as temperature, pressure, position, speed and alarms from
the equipment's onboard sensors and systems and transmits the data to a
central database. Mining personnel have the ability to track and trend key
performance indicators, manage OEM and user defined alarms and predict
impending equipment issues. The result is a considerable reduction in
operating and maintenance costs and increased equipment availability.
    Nizar J. Somji, president & CEO of Matrikon stated: "The launch of
Matrikon Mobile Equipment Monitor will provide an opportunity for our mining
clients to realize significant improvements in equipment operations and cost
saving in the operation of their large and costly equipment."
    Mining haul trucks, shovels and other mobile equipment fleets represent
some of the highest capital and operating costs of a mining operation.
Controlling these escalating costs is one of the primary challenges facing the
mining industry today. As a result, many mining organizations are investing in
cost reduction and productivity improvement initiatives that will maximize
profitability and help ensure viability in an increasingly competitive market.

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon ( is a leading provider of integrated
industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve
operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to
predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. With offices in major
cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and a
global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process
industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

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