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RAMJACK, a leading provider of innovative mining technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce the recent signing of a distribution agreement with uGPS Rapid Mapper™. The partnership further expands RAMJACK’s market leading portfolio of mine monitoring and personnel safety technology.

The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ was developed in Canada by Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. It is the first technology of its kind and represents a major shift in the way surveyors and engineers tackle their day-to-day tasks. The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is purpose-built for underground mines and is able to collect 3D point cloud data up to 50 times faster than conventional methods. Underground mining applications include accelerating development pick-ups, volume calculations and shaft inspections. Since its launch in August 2014, the technology has generated significant interest from the global mining community however until now has not been available in Africa.

“We are very excited to be adding the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ to our product portfolio in Africa”, said Mike Jackson, Co-Founder of RAMJACK. “We’ve already started discussions with several mines in the region, and the technology is being very well-received. We’re looking forward to seeing images of our first shaft scan from an African mine”.

Andrew Chapman, Product Manager for the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ has worked hard to increase availability of the technology to mines outside of North America and is equally pleased with this recent milestone. “We look forward to this strategic partnership with RAMJACK,” he said. “And, we believe our product can greatly assist underground miners in Africa to survey more quickly, easily and safely in their unique mining environments”.

For more information about how you can use uGPS Rapid Mapper™ at your underground mine in Africa, please contact RAMJACK ramjacktech.com for a product demonstration. Or, visit www.ugpsrapidmapper.com.



RAMJACK is a full-service distributor and implementation partner of technologies for the mining industry. With offices in Canada and South Africa, we bring the best mine technology solutions available to the remote and often harsh environments of Sub-Saharan Africa. We provide our customers with applications and real-time technology that improve the safety, profitability, efficiency, and production of surface and underground mining operations.

About Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. 

Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. is dedicated to providing innovative technology solutions to their clients to improve safety, maximize productivity and minimize costs. As an established leader in the mining industry, Peck Tech Consulting Ltd. has an in-depth understanding of technology applications in mining and uses these requirements to solve defined problems and provide solutions.