06/04/2004 - 22:00

Commtech to target China

06/04/2004 - 22:00


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Commtech to target China

HAVING enjoyed a a string of success since its conception in 1993, Commtech Wireless is poised for further international growth.

The multi-million dollar Osborne Park-based wireless telecommunications business has evolved from a backyard shed into an international company that turns over more than $5 million in domestic and export revenue annually.

Focused on the development and export of electronic products, Commtech is widely regarded as one Australia’s fastest growing companies.

Developed by the then 21-year-old Nathan Buzza, the company’s flagship product is BASEPage2000 – a wireless paging system that takes information from a third party and translates it to a wireless device. That translation can be in the form of an SMS, an email, a pager or a big LED sign.

Applications include health care, hospitality, emergency services, industrial and casino industries – and the company has gone on to develop a suite of other products.

Commtech’s export program began in 1998, and BASEPage2000 is now installed in more than 3,500 sites globally, with sales facilitated through offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Florida in the US. The company also recently established a presence in Shenzen, China.

Commtech has won several awards and was recently a finalist in the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAITTA) for its BASEPage 2000 software product.

The product was listed as a finalist in two award categories – exporter and telecommunications and has been both a winner and a finalist in previous years.

The company has consistently attracted industry accolades and awards, and in addition to being listed in the 2002 DeloitteTech fast 50 and BRW fast 100, Commtech Wireless won the 2002 Industry and Export Award for Emerging Exporter and the 2002 CY O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology.

-         Alison Birrane



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