Manitoba Hydro Chooses Tait Communications to Install DMR Tier 3 network

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Tait Communications has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply Manitoba Hydro, the province's major energy utility, with an 80-site DMR Tier 3 VHF network.

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 DMR Tier 3 VHF network. The deal also includes the supply of more than 3,700 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, Canada, 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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About Tait Communications

Our clients protect communities, power cities, move citizens, harness resources and save lives all over the world. We work with them to create and support the critical communication solutions they depend on to do their jobs.

Digital wireless communication forms the central nervous system of everything we do. Around this resilient, robust core we design, develop, manufacture, test, deploy, support and manage innovative communication environments for organisations that have to put their total trust in the systems and people they work with.

We’ve worked hard to develop genuine insight into our clients’ worlds, and have pursued engineering, operational and services excellence for more than 40 years. This understanding, and our belief in championing open-standards technology, means we can give our clients the best possible choice and value to achieve the human outcomes they’re driven by. We’re not simply aligned with our clients, we’re devoted to their cause.

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