Wireless Applications

Rajant, Mine Site Technologies Announce Partnership

January 24, 2008

Mine Site Technologies to use Rajant wireless BreadCrumb devices for worldwide mine installations.


MALVERN, PA.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rajant Corp., a leading provider of portable, reliable, and adaptable wireless networking solutions, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Mine Site Technologies (MST) to support both underground and open-pit mines with wireless communications. The world's largest open-pit copper mine, Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto) recently selected the Rajant BreadCrumbnetwork as its primary communications platform for the entire copper mine. Mine Site Technologies is a leading mining solutions provider, specializing in the development and supply of technology and services to the global mining industry.

"Over the last twenty years, Mine Site Technologies has developed a strong reputation as the leader in mining services and communication technology," said Gary Anderson, Senior Vice President of Mining for Rajant. "Their experience and expertise in mining communications used for safety and operational improvements is exactly what we were looking for in a global partner. They have great long term relationships with a major part of the industry—from the largest open-pit mine operators to the independent underground coal operators."

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, MST has offices and authorized distributors throughout North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa to support mining customers worldwide. MST has already been working with the Rajant BreadCrumbsystem in several successful mine installations and will become an integral partner in the sales, delivery and product creation of wireless mining solutions. MST will work with Rajant on wireless feasibility studies, site surveys, aerial mine photography (unmanned aerial vehicles-UAVs), installation, training, maintenance, and operation of BreadCrumbnetworks.

The Rajant network is composed of BreadCrumbdevices that form a wireless, meshed, self-healing network for fleet dispatch, health monitoring and other critical mining applications. Many devices that require wireless communications are constantly on the move throughout the mining network. The Rajant network's BreadCrumbnodes can rapidly adapt to any changes in the network topology, assuring that IP traffic uptime and bandwidth are maximized.

"MST is honored to be a Rajant Solutions Partner," said Mike Foletti, Vice President of Mine Site Technologies USA. "Their BreadCrumbsolution has proven itself in helping mines become safer and more efficient. It is hard to find any other technology that can handle the harsh mining environment as well as Rajant can. We look forward to working with the Rajant team on developing and delivering additional world-class mining solutions."

About Rajant
Rajant's BreadCrumbWireless solutions provide portable, reliable, and adaptable networks for mining, Homeland Security, military, first responders and public safety. BreadCrumbtechnology provides voice and data communications across a meshed; self-healing network that communicates with IP based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite terminals, networked radios and sensor devices. For more information, please visit the Rajant Web site or call (484) 595-0233.

About Mine Site Technologies
Mine Site Technologies (MST) is a global mining communications company with their technologies installed in over 350 mines in Australia, China, the United States, Canada, Chile, Tanzania, Mexico and Sweden. MST's particular areas of expertise include underground communications, remote blasting systems, mine tagging & tracking systems and cap lamps; as well as high data surface networks for remote mining sites and open pit communications. For more information, please visit the MST Web site or call +61 2 9437 4399.


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