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Lexington, KY, United States, 2008/10/01 - Matrix Design Group, LLC and Kutta Technologies, Inc. announced that they have completed an agreement for distribution of Kutta’s medium frequency DRUM (Digital Radio for Underground Mines) radios to mining companies in the U.S.
Matrix Design Group, LLC and Kutta Technologies, Inc. today announced that they have completed an agreement for distribution of Kutta’s medium frequency DRUM (Digital Radio for Underground Mines) radios to mining companies in the United States.
“We are extremely excited to be working with a leading-edge technology company like Kutta,” said Matrix Design Group President Aric Pryor. “Matrix is proud to offer the best underground tracking system available today and together with Kutta’s DRUM radios can provide an important part of a mine’s post-accident safety systems.”
“We are pleased to announce Matrix Design Group as the first distributor of our emergency mine communication system,” said Kutta President Matthew Savoca. “Matrix brings a wealth of mine experience and expertise into the relationship, and we are thrilled to be working with them. We will continue to focus on developing reliable, survivable communication systems that are interoperable with other communication systems in the mine, and one that is truly affordable to mine operators. Matrix will focus on distribution and installation of the system.”
In addition Kutta and Matrix announced today that they will be working together on an interface to allow data transfer for Matrix’s Miner and Equipment Tracking System (METS) across Kutta’s digital radio network. Kutta and Matrix, in cooperation with Alliance Coal, have successfully tested the DRUM voice communications system on four separate occasions at Alliance mines in Western Kentucky.
About Matrix Design Group
Matrix Design Group, LLC (matrixdginc.com) is an industry-leading engineering services, control systems and mine safety technology company. Matrix automation experts have solid experience in the design and installation of automation systems and electrical controls for a full range of operating requirements. MATRIX mine safety technology division offers reliable and tested mine safety products and services, including miner tracking (METS), network design, installation and service, and mine monitoring system design & service.
About Kutta Technologies
Kutta Technologies (kuttatech.com) is a high-tech research & development, manufacturer and supplier of command and control, and communications software applications, interconnects, components, and subsystems for Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health programs. Kutta’s analog DRUM system will be available 4Q, 2008. Kutta’s digital DRUM system will be available 1Q, 2009.