Laird Enters Australian Mining Industry, Attends AIMEX 2013

Mining Remote Control Solutions Focus on Safety and Efficiency

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August 16, 2013 – Laird, a global technology company, announced it will attend Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) to raise awareness of its industry leading remote control and communication systems for mining as it enters the Australian market. The event will be held at the Sydney Showground in Sydney, Australia, August 20-23, 2013. Laird will exhibit at booth #2807-06.   

Laird will demonstrate a wide variety of mining solutions at AIMEX 2013 including the SIAMnet Communication System. SIAMnet is a network of coaxial cables, antennas and Access Points which provide voice and data communication for underground mines. It features an U/G distributed antenna system, two-way voice and mobile data communication and high-speed Ethernet connections all while being an affordable, high capacity mining solution.  

“Laird has developed a reputation as an industry leader in mining solutions around the world,” said Richard Larivière, product manager, mining for Laird. “As we expand into the Australian market, AIMEX presents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities.” 

Laird will also demonstrate the Can-Bus Mining Remote Control system and the Unity-M Industrial Remote Control System. The Can-Bus system simplifies the installation of a remote control on any CAN-based vehicle. It connects directly to the vehicle’s computer network and is adaptable to any vehicle manufacturer with preset configurations. The Unity M system for EOT cranes provides safety and reliability. It features worldwide compatibility with a large choice of operating frequencies. Both systems are affordable solutions for mining and industrial applications.  

Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions have helped prevent serious injury while increasing efficiency and productivity by allowing operators to move to a safer, more efficient location. With more than 65 years of experience in radio frequency products, Laird is one of the largest global manufacturers of industrial radio remote controls. All products are backed by Laird’s worldwide service and support network, which provides service locations throughout the world, as well as a fully trained 24/7 service desk. 

 Contact Information 
For additional information, visit or contact us at: 
  Wireless Automation and Control Solutions:  
United States: +1-724-962-3571 
Canada: +1-514-908-1659 
Brazil: +55-19-3243-7803 
Europe: +44-1-932-247511 
South-Africa: +27-11-425-1123  
Asia: +86-21-2308-1128 

Translated versions of this press release are available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and German languages. 

About Laird

Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics. Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials. Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions. Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products. As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life. Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets. Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.


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