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RTI Assists Joy Global Underground Mining in Supporting Next Generation Underground Mining Equipment

Global Underground Mining Equipment Manufacturer Leverages Leading Connext Modular Infrastructure to Monitor, Control and Collect Real-Time Equipment Analytics

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Oct. 1, 2013—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time infrastructure software company, today announced that Joy Global Underground Mining has implemented the RTI Connext™ modular infrastructure for its upgradeability, future maintainability and real-time data analytics.

Joy Global is the leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of surface and underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other minerals. Prior to RTI, Joy Global wrote its own middleware and had legacy hardware, which was about to end-of-life. Joy Global evaluated several vendors, including RTI, and also considered building its own solution in-house.

Ultimately, Joy Global chose RTI because of the company's strong solution set and services. The RTI Connext product family was easy to integrate and supported multiple operating systems. With RTI, Joy Global can now gather information and seamlessly forward it to the top of the mine for data analysis to deliver enhanced Joy Global Smart Services that are pre-emptive and predictive, ultimately maximizing the assets of Joy Global's customers by providing better machine availability, utilization, minimal downtime and reduced costs.

"Having Joy branded mining machines continuously operating is the key to our success; second only to providing a safety-first work environment. RTI offered a comprehensive solution that ran across our entire platform and enabled us to add new applications and functionality to our machines quickly and easily," said Arun Kesavan, Joy Mining's Global Director – Controls and Automation. "From the beginning, RTI acted as a true partner and with the Connext solution on board, we have improved our ability to monitor, control and collect real-time equipment analytics to prevent future safety issues."

Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI, also commented, "From day one, our services team was fully committed to making the implementation successful and we are thrilled with the result. We are honored to help Joy Global provide machines that result in a safer and more productive work environment and look forward to continuing our partnership with Joy Global in the years to come."

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RTI is the real-time infrastructure software company.

RTI provides the messaging backbone for the world's most demanding real-time systems. RTI Connext™ enables applications – running on the smallest devices and the largest enterprise servers – to seamlessly share information and work together as one.

Committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture, RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

Our customers are in aerospace and defense, process automation, financial services, energy, automotive, health sciences and transportation. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.