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RRS and UK firm join hands

RRS and UK firm join hands

3D Laser Mapping Ltd is boosting its presence worldwide with the appointment of a distributor for Southern Africa. Reutech Radar Systems (Pty) Ltd (RRS) has become the exclusive distributor for 3D Laser Mapping's long range 3D laser scanning and slope monitoring systems in South Africa and the SADC region. RRS is a world leader in radar technology with the latest generation systems for surveillance, monitoring and surveying.

In the Southern Africa mining sector, both RRS and 3D Laser Mapping are suppliers to Anglo American. 3D Laser Mapping's slope monitoring system, SiteMonitor, which connects to a REIGL 3D laser scanner, is already in use at a major platinum mine. Another system to be supplied by RRS is 3D Laser Mapping's Rapid Mapping System, a unique innovation for quick mapping and measuring of open pit volumes. RRS has also developed a Movement and Surveying Radar (MSR), an advanced low cost radar system designed to operate in harsh mining environments. The system provides real-time detection of slope instabilities.

Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping said: "We are pleased to be working with RRS as they have proven expertise in developing and supporting high technology equipment in challenging environments. The RRS MSR slope monitoring radar system is a complementary technology and many mines are already using both laser and radar systems together."

James Verster, CEO of Reutech Radar Systems said: "3D Laser Mapping is an ideal partner and we foresee significant opportunities for their innovative laser monitoring and surveying technologies, especially in the mining industry in Southern Africa. Their products complement our own technologies perfectly and gives us a very impressive portfolio that is sure to meet all the needs of our clients across a number of different markets".

Reutech Radar Systems (Pty) Ltd is a joint venture between JSE-listed Reunert Limited, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and Kgorong Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, RRS's black economic empowerment partner.

3D Laser Mapping Ltd is based in Nottingham, UK and is a leader in the practical application of terrestrial and airborne laser scanning systems.

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