Matrikon(TM) signs with major Australian coal producer to deliver Process Information Management System

    -   Matrikon's Process Information Management System (PIMS) solution
        provides improved quality and timeliness of reporting, tools for fast
        and flexible analysis of process data and instant access to
        production information

    -   Project will encompass at least 4 major coal mining sites across the
        east coast of Australia and be implemented over the next 18 months

    EDMONTON, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Matrikon (TSX:MTK) today announced that one of
Australia's leading coal producers has selected Matrikon to provide a PIMS
solution as they had identified the critical need for standard production
reporting across their different mining sites. This PIMS will provide instant
access to production information and essentially provide the business with the
ability to make informed decision based on data which maintains its integrity,
is true and accurate.
    Currently, the company relies heavily on manually entered spreadsheets to
manage, track and report operations. Matrikon's PIMS solution provides
automation for accurate monitoring and reporting on the coal production
process. The solution includes Matrikon Downtime Reporter together with
Matrikon Production Manager, which are designed specifically for downtime
reporting, production accounting, materials management and train management
requirements. Matrikon(TM) Operational Insight, which enables a seamless
interface, provides a management dashboard and web-based reporting for the
real-time data historian. Matrikon Alarm Manager which optimizes alarm system
performance to improve plant safety, productivity and profitability.
    Through the use of the Train Management component of Matrikon(TM)
Production Manager, Matrikon has also been selected to provide automation for
the Train Load Out (TLO) systems allowing operator-free coal loading at two
    "We are delighted to have been selected by this major coal mining company
to provide a corporate standard solution for their plant information system"
said Sam Crisafulli, Managing Director of Matrikon's Asia Pacific operations.
"Our extensive experience in the coal mining industry was a key factor in
being awarded this contract"

    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. Matrikon's customers
achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant
data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. 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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For further information:

For further information: Nicole Sayler, Matrikon Investor Relations,
Phone: (780) 945-4010,

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