Kutta Technologies Announces MSHA Approval on Medium Frequency Radio
System

Kutta Technologies, Inc. (http://www.kuttatech.com) announced today that it received Part 23 MSHA certification for a medium frequency (MF) radio system for use in underground mines. The Digital Radio for Underground Miners (DRUM) radio system is a wireless communication 
system designed specifically to meet the intent of the MINER Act.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 10, 2009 - Kutta Technologies, Inc. announced today that it received Part 23  MSHA certification for a medium frequency (MF) radio system for use in underground mines. The Digital Radio for Underground Miners (DRUM) radio system is a wireless communication system designed specifically to meet the intent of the MINER Act. The approval covers Kutta's cross-band repeaters that use MF for multiple-mile communication links and also act as UHF/VHF hotspots. A follow-on approval of portable units is expected very soon. 

Kutta's DRUM radio system seamlessly interoperates with leaky feeder systems and is an excellent choice for  MINER Act compliance for redundant communication systems. The system cost and maintenance cost of the 
DRUM system is much less than that of leaky feeders and node-based systems. The DRUM radios can transmit  a signal on any metal infrastructure, which provides an excellent chance of communicating after an incident. 
Many of the largest underground coal mines in the United States are planning to use Kutta's DRUM system to  meet the MINER Act. The DRUM system is also an excellent cost-effective choice for smaller mine operators 
to achieve MINER Act compliance.

"The MSHA certification allows us the opportunity to go forward with the planned installs of the system," said  Matthew Savoca, President of Kutta Technologies. "There is no reason for mine operators to spend hundreds of 
thousands of dollars or more for MINER Act compliance now that we have this MSHA approved system,"  Savoca added.