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Christchurch company wins Costa Rica contract
Sat, 8th Dec 2012
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Tait Communications has signed a contract with Costa Rica’s largest electric utility company, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), to provide over 1,800 portable and mobile digital radios to its workforce.

Headquartered in San José, ICE is a state-owned electric utility which offers fixed-line and mobile telephony, internet and data communications services throughout Costa Rica.

ICE personnel will be using the Christchurch-designed and manufactured Tait equipment when installing and repairing electricity and telecommunications networks.

“ICE relies on critical communications so that its employees can stay better connected, be safer, and carry out their work more effectively,” says James Kyd, Tait Communications chief marketing officer.

“The digital radios ICE has chosen are compliant with P25, an international open standard that allows for improved communications within and between agencies—especially emergency services. It’s a standard that many of our other customers use.

"While Central and South America are increasingly important markets for Tait, we also remain committed to delivering to our domestic customers too, such as New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Fire Service.

“Success in our global markets also translates to success here at home, as we use a large eco-system of Kiwi suppliers and partners.”

“We’re competing globally in an intensely competitive marketplace, so it’s great that an organisation like ICE knows it can partner with a New Zealand company for industry-leading digital audio clarity and superb build quality.”

Last year, military police fighting organised crime in the Brazilian state of Paraná selected hi-tech digital mobile radios designed and built by Tait.

Brazil’s Sao Paulo Civil Police has also committed to a new US$4 million upgrade of its existing Tait P25 digital radio network to trunking operation, which will further help officers combat organised crime in the southern hemisphere’s largest metropolis of more than 11 million people.