Another utility chooses Tait to communicate

Tait Radio Communications, a global leader in providing radio solutions, has been selected by energy production, transmission and distribution company Avista Utilities, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, to upgrade its radio communications system.

Tait will supply a 7-site, 16-channel TaitNet MPT 1327 network to provide coverage for Avista's service area in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and for facilities in northwest Montana. The new trunked radio system will replace an existing two-way VHF radio system.

Tait Radio Communications Americas President Steve Cragg says this contract is a continuation of Tait's growth as an end-to-end solutions provider in the utilities sector. "Because Tait works with open standard technology, utility organizations can be assured that a solution with Tait is a long-term investment."

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses.

Avista Utilities is the operating division that provides electric service to 356,000 customers and natural gas to 316,000 customers. Its service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.

For more information about Avista, visit www.avistacorp.com.

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