Modular Announces New Suite of Safety Management Tools

Tucson, Arizona – September 26, 2012

Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the market leader in information management solutions for mining operations worldwide, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to operator safety with
the release of the new MineAlert™ Safety Management Tools.

“The release of the MineAlert system has a strong connection to two of the company’s core values and commitments. The first is that we do everything we can to enhance the safety of our workforce and that of our customers. And the second is that we measure our success by the sustainable results we deliver to our customers,” said Luiz Steinberg, Modular’s Chief Executive Officer.

Modular firmly believes that technology can play an integral role in helping mines reduce the number operator-involved safety incidents. While no single approach
can mitigate all safety risk, the MineAlert toolkit brings together the company’s field-proven, safety-related technologies into a cohesive suite, with a focus on the following
high-risk areas:

  • Proximity Awareness
  • Predictive Collision Detection
  • Speed Monitoring

In broader terms, the suite supports Modular’s multi-layered, holistic approach to safety management by addressing the issues of:

  • Operator Competency
  • Situational Awareness
  • Compliance to Mine Best Practices
  • Equipment Performance and Control

“Given the complexity and sensitivity of the subject, Modular has taken the long view on improving safety in mining operations,” said Steinberg. Modular’s commitment to operator safety has steadily evolved over the last six years, starting with the introduction of GPS proximity detection in 2006. The second generation of advancements followed in 2010, with the incorporation of Moving Map capability into the DISPATCH 6 Fleet Management System. The third generation, including all new Active Situational Control, is expected to release in 2013. “We have engaged our customers throughout this program to ensure alignment of the technology with the people and processes,” Steinberg added.

The company continues to focus on providing mines with the same level of reliability and accuracy they have come to expect from Modular products. As evidence of this commitment, some components of the MineAlert Safety Management Tools have been designed to meet Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 standards, as determined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

About Modular Mining Systems, Inc.

Modular is the market leader in providing powerful information management solutions to meet the needs of both surface and underground mining operations worldwide. Modular sales and support offices are located in all key world mining markets. For more information, visit the Modular website at

Phone: 520.806.3274

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