Tait Communications has won a contract to design and develop the pilot phase of an upgrade to the Vietnam traffic police radio network.
The company will deliver the initial digital mobile radio (DMR) Tier 3 trunked system for the Vietnam ministry of public security’s (VMOPS) traffic police.
VMOPS plans to eventually replace the country’s ageing analogue network with a private digital trunked system.
The network in the initial pilot phase will be implemented on one site, which Tait will oversee with a local partner, and is expected to be operational by August 2014. A full-scale system will then be implemented across several other sites for the Vietnam-wide network.
Tait already has a presence in Vietnam, having worked with VMOPS on a fire-fighting communications project.
Tait CMO, James Kyd, said, “Asia-Pacific is an important region for Tait and we continue to make excellent progress in the region with projects like this one in Vietnam.
“Our clients make up a global community of agencies that allow Tait to succeed across competitive international markets and return valuable export dollars to New Zealand.
“This translates into real benefits for our NZ suppliers - 256 of which are based right here in Christchurch.”