August 26, 2010 10:56 ET

U.S. Government Approves Active Control's New Wireless Face Node

Communications and tracking now enabled where most miners work - at the mine face

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ACT), a leading provider of advanced wireless communication, productivity and safety systems, today announced that it has received regulatory approval from the U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for its new ActiveMine™ AM2000 Face Node solution. 

"MSHA approval of our new ActiveMine™ AM2000 Face Node means that customers can now fully install communications and tracking right up to the working face of the underground coal mine, where most miners are located," said Cameron Sturgess, President and CEO, Active Control Technology. "It also puts us on a stronger footing to generate more purchase orders. We wish to thank MSHA for their hard work and assistance through the approval process."

"The face solution is the first in our series of the AM2000 product line. We have eliminated t he need for over 1000 feet of antenna cable and significantly reduced the size and weight of the product as compared to our AM1000 product line. This increases the mobility of the ActiveMine™ AM2000 Face Node and provides a tangible benefit to our customers," said Sturgess. "Our plan is to start delivering the AM2000 Face Node at existing customer sites within the next few months."

About Active Control Technology

Active Control Technology is a mining services company specializing in advanced wireless productivity and safety systems. The company's MSHA-approved ActiveMine system provides two-way wireless voice communication, real-time tracking of personnel and assets, and high bandwidth data applications such as streaming video and operational data from mining machinery, over a robust wireless Wi-Fi network. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Active Control trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more information, visit

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