Tait wins contract to install DMR Tier 3 network for Manitoba Hydro

31st October, 2014, Houston, TX, USA:

Global leader in the design, delivery and management of critical communications systems, Tait Communications has struck further success in the North American utilities market with its Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 3 platform.

Tait has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply Manitoba Hydro, the province's major energy utility, with an 80 site trunked DMR Tier 3 network that will operate on VHF frequency. The deal also includes the supply of more than 3700 Tait 9300 portables and mobiles over the three year project.

This latest contract win comes following Tait Communications' successful deployment of DMR Tier 3 networks for North American utilities, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) and Grant County Public Utility District in Washington State.

Tait Americas President, Victor Agnellini said, "We're thrilled that Manitoba Hydro has chosen Tait to partner with them on this significant project. We're looking forward to helping Manitoba Hydro achieve the benefits of greater coverage, enhanced voice quality, data capabilities for distribution automation and improved worker safety."

Tait will also provide 24/7 support services for Manitoba Hydro through its Service Advantage Program.

Agnellini said: "Our Service Advantage Program is designed to give clients like Manitoba Hydro the peace of mind that they have a team of experts available 24/7 to provide technical support. The program also includes access to sophisticated asset management tools and software maintenance to ensure software and firmware is up-to-date."

The Tait solution includes approximately 40 Zetron Acom dispatch consoles as well as Eventide Recorders. Both Zetron and Eventide are certified with Tait's Endorsed Technology Partner program.

The new digital radio network is part of a wider project by Manitoba Hydro to accelerate their investment in infrastructure.

Manitoba Hydro serves 548,700 electric customers and 269,700 natural gas customers across 250,900 sq mi (649,950 square kilometers). Around 96% of electricity is generated from self-renewing water power using 15 hydroelectric generating stations.

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