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Caterpillar validates use of Rajant wireless solution with MineStar Command for hauling

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Rajant BreadCrumbs wireless solutions have been validated by Caterpillar for use with MineStar Command for hauling, and will move forward for further testing. Caterpillar

Extensive testing by Caterpillar has validated Rajant BreadCrumbs, LX5 CA radios, enabling field trials with the technology and Cat MineStar Command for hauling.

Rajant Kinetic Mesh networking systems use fully autonomous nodes to achieve high performance under changing conditions. Its networks use InstaMesh routing technology to provide dynamic network connections in a mobile environment, routing traffic through the best available route as network topology constantly changes.

Rajant wireless nodes have multiple radios operating at different frequencies and route traffic through mobile nodes to improve connectivity and throughput in dynamic environments. This approach creates more available radio paths, delivering uninterrupted communications where other solutions have failed.

The next step is to validate the solution with Command for hauling in production at a mine site to confirm performance and scalability.

"This validation is a key step to provide additional options for our mining customers when deploying Command for hauling in their operation," said Sean McGinnis, vice president and general manager of technology and global sales support at Caterpillar. "We greatly appreciate the support from the Rajant team throughout the validation process."

"Achieving Caterpillar validation has always been a critical requirement for Rajant, since our dealer/integrator network frequently gets asked about supporting autonomy," said Geoff Smith, Rajant executive vice president of global sales and marketing. "We are very thankful to the entire Caterpillar team for all of their support during this process and look forward to driving new business worldwide for all of our global customers."

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