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Optech Acquires Exclusive Patent Rights for Underground Cavity Monitoring Technology

optech logo Optech Acquires Exclusive Patent Rights for Underground Cavity Monitoring TechnologyToronto, Canada, August 19, 2009
Source: www.optech.ca

Optech Incorporated has assumed full ownership of certain patents directed to underground laser-based cavity scanning devices.

In the late 1980s, Noranda Incorporated’s Technology Center developed and then patented technologies for the remote, contact-less measurements of stopes, bore holes and other underground mine features. These technologies culminated in Optech’s development of its commercial product, the Cavity Monitoring System (CMS). The CMS was originally called the Mast Volumetric Laser by Noranda. Optech has been manufacturing, marketing and selling the CMS under license from Noranda since 1991. The technology has been a key driver in the long and enduring success of Optech’s rugged and field-proven CMS system, which is now in use in hundreds of mines worldwide on all inhabited continents.


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