Peiwei Ni appointed to Active Control Technology board

    Ni provides ACT with extensive government, business and coal industry
    contacts in China

    TSX-V: ACT

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT)
announced today that Peiwei Ni, President of Wesbridge Capital Corporation,
has been appointed as an independent member of ACT's board of directors.
    Mr. Ni provides ACT with strong links to business and government in
China. This includes extensive relationships in China's coal industry and
Ministry of Commerce, which he has assisted in arranging numerous mining
conferences. ACT plans to explore sales opportunities in China for 
ActiveMine(TM), the company's 100 percent wireless voice communications,
tracking and data system.
    Mr. Ni's appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
    "Peiwei Ni's knowledge of the Chinese coal mining sector and many of its
key players will assist our efforts to develop new opportunities in that
market," said Steve Barrett, President and CEO, ACT. "His impressive track
record of bridging the Chinese and Canadian business communities gives us a
big advantage at a time when China is moving rapidly to improve safety in its
coal mines."
    In his role at Wesbridge Capital, Mr. Ni advises Chinese companies
seeking to go public and raise funds in North America. Companies where he has
been instrumental in this role include Hangfeng Evergreen Inc. (TSX:HF) and
Migao Corporation (TSX:MGO), where he serves on the board of directors. Mr. Ni
also assists Canadian-based companies, like Toronto's B+H Architects, in
China, helping many of them win large international contracts.
    A native of Beijing and a graduate of University of International
Business and Economics, an elite business school in China, he maintains
extensive business and social connections in both Canada and China. Fluently
bilingual and bi-cultural, Mr. Ni specializes in interpreting and
communicating business values and expectations during negotiations involving
Chinese and Western investors.
    ACT has recently accelerated its efforts to seek opportunities for
ActiveMine in China, which has launched aggressive programs to improve coal
mine safety. In 2005, the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety mandated
US$6.3 billion in spending to enhance safety at all state-owned mines, and the
government has extended regulations and enforcement to more coal mining
    China, which has by far the largest number of coal mines in the world,
has vowed to reduce accidents in the sector by at least a quarter by 2010. It
is estimated that last year, almost 6,000 people were killed in more than
3,000 coal-mine related accidents in the country.
    The ActiveMine mine communications and tracking system is designed to
improve mine safety and operating efficiency. The technology, which operates
on a 100 percent wireless Wi-Fi network backbone, provides two-way voice
communications, tracking as well as high-speed data communications for video
and other applications. It has been approved by regulatory authorities in West
Virginia and meets US federal MINER Act requirements for wireless systems as
established in MSHA policies.

    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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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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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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