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South African Mining Vendors Ultilize RF Technology to Increase Human Safety

nanotron Technologies, a German RTLS developer, has successfully entered the South African mining industry. The Berlin based company counts several global providers of safety equipment to mine operators among its customers in South Africa. These clients apply nanotron’s innovative proximity-awareness CSS technology for avoiding heavy mining machinery collisions with people or assets, thus improving mine safety significantly. Besides South Africa, nanotron’s clients serve mining customers in North America, Australia, Russia and Europe.

nanotron Technologies is a leading provider of wireless products that help to protect and find people, animals and valuable assets. To best target and serve the new market, nanotron Technologies has committed to the strategic distribution and service agreement with one of the nations fastest growing RF/microwave distribution specialist, RF Design. With the aim of leading the South African market in the supply of the highest quality RF/wireless solutions and services, RF Design presents itself as the perfect partner for nanotron to serve local mining customers and expand into other application areas. From the three RF Design offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, nanotron’s customers in South Africa will be provided with support in technical design as well as assistance for any supply chain related need.

After his recent visit to South Africa, nanotron Technologies CEO Jens Albers explains his views on the South African expansion: “We see great potential for our technology in various upcoming African markets. nanotron is impressed with RF Design’s professional team, whose close ties to mining community customers provide a network of industry clients. I am sure that our working partnership will help us to build mining safety solutions as well as other innovative solutions for the growing South African markets.”

RF Design Sales director, Andrew Hutton, comments, “We are looking forward to pushing the potential of this promising market together with nanotron Technologies. We are more than confident that the industry players will take on nanotron solutions positively.”

nanotron’s protect and find product portfolio targets system integrators, middleware providers and OEMs focusing on global vertical markets. The products provide wireless solutions for hazardous and hard to reach environments – these include collision avoidance, asset protection and data transmission in extreme conditions. In addition to mining, nanotron’s robust products are also set to improve safety in the demanding South African construction, industrial and power generation industry sectors.

nanotron promotes an open air-interface supporting ISO/IEC 24730-5:2010, the standard for global asset tracking and enables customers to sell their own vertical-specific tags.

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