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Trimble to Add Wireless Mesh Networking to its Mining Portfolio
Trimble to Distribute Rajant's Kinetic Mesh Wireless Networking Solutions
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MALVERN, Penn., Aug. 23, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Rajant Corporation announced today that Trimble will offer Rajantï's Kinetic Mesh wireless networking solutions as part of Trimble's mining portfolio.
Kinetic Mesh Networking for Mining Operations
Rajant's wireless communications combined with Trimble's positioning solutions—the Trimble® Terralite™ XPS GNSS and Trimble 4D Control slope monitoring system as well as third-party productivity and safety applications—provide the technology infrastructure needed to support mining productivity and safety applications from fleet management and grade control for road construction to collision avoidance and slope monitoring. With Rajant's Kinetic Mesh technology, Trimble can provide a complete communications and positioning infrastructure solution for mining.
Rajant BreadCrumb wireless, portable mesh networking nodes with InstaMesh software enable continuous and instantaneous routing of wireless and wired connections. This dynamic frequency utilization capability allows for network mobility with robust fault tolerance, high throughput and low latency. Rajant's technology is used extensively today in demanding military and mining operations to provide reliable networking for remote monitoring, tracking assets, voice and data communications, and video feeds.
"The increase in precision and automation across mining processes requires advanced positioning and communication technology to build a reliable geospatial infrastructure at the mine site. Rajant's mesh networking technologies complement our positioning technologies to deliver this complete infrastructure solution," said Nathan Pugh, business area director of Mining, Trimble. "Rajant's solutions add depth to our portfolio to help mines operate more efficiently, productively and safely."
"Our ability to address complex topographic, machine and application challenges has made Rajant the networking provider of choice in mining environments," said Bob Schena, CEO of Rajant Corporation. "Our dynamic technology platform, combined with Trimble's offerings and leadership in the global mining industry, sets a new benchmark for the safe and efficient operation of mines. Partnering with Trimble underscores Rajant's goal to be the world's leading machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solution by integrating with premier M2M applications."
Trimble currently offers Rajant's Kinetic Mesh networks through its subsidiary in Chile and is working to offer the products through its mining dealer network in Australia, Central and South America, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Rajant Corporation enables secure communications-on-the-move through a portable meshed wireless network that can rapidly reconfigure and adapt in real-time. Rajant's BreadCrumb Wireless solutions provide networks for Military, Mining, Oil & Gas, Homeland Security, First Responders, Railroads, Telecommunications Service Providers and Public Safety and provide voice and data communications across a meshed, self-healing network. Rajant's BreadCrumb network nodes communicate with IP based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite terminals, networked radios, RFIDs and sensor devices. For more information, visit: www.rajant.com.
About Trimble's Mining Solutions
Trimble offers a broad portfolio of solutions for the mining industry, including infrastructure for the mine site for high-accuracy positioning, positioning solutions for drilling, ore control and grade control as well as surface mine design software, rail and access route planning systems, and light truck fleet management solutions. Trimble's solutions help maximize production, reduce rework and improve safety in all phases of mining: exploration, design, construction, production and reclamation.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808