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Tait takes on Texan challenge

Tait takes on Texan challenge
Tait Communications' latest overseas scoop is a deal to install and support a new radio communications network in the Texan county of Jim Wells.

Tait Communications' US deal

Tait Communications' latest overseas scoop is a deal to install and support a new radio communications network in the Texan county of Jim Wells.

The Christchurch company will provide a radio communications network for the sheriff’s department, state troopers, police and firefighters, making a total of more than 400 personnel.

The new system, which will replace an ageing analogue network, will mean emergency services will benefit from improved communications coverage when responding to incidents across the county.

Once commissioned in September, the network will also save the county money by re-using existing tower antennas, existing mobile radio units and 60 pagers deployed to volunteer firefighters. The deal also includes a three-year maintenance services contract.

Tait Communications managing director Frank Owen said the deal was proof of the company's "significant growth" in North America over the past two years.

“Approximately 30 percent of our export volumes go to the Americas and we’re looking forward to future opportunities in the region.”