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NEC Australia awarded with ‘Commendation for Performance’ from Airservices Australia

  • 16 February, 2006 15:33

<p>NEC Australia has been recognised by Airservices Australia, receiving a prestigious ‘Commendation for Performance’ award from the government agency. The award marks the completion of NEC’s two-year project to install the primary communications system for air traffic control in Australia.</p>
<p>The completion of the implementation of NEC’s critical systems integration project has come ahead of schedule. Airservices Australia commended NEC for the expedient execution, as well as the company’s demonstration of professionalism, initiative, flexibility, spirit of co-operation and excellent customer focus.</p>
<p>Airservices Australia’s CEO, Greg Russell commented that “it is with great pleasure that we commend NEC for their performance. It is rare that one can honestly say that a company has performed so well in the areas of system engineering, project management and in general open and timely communications. The very capable and enthusiastic NEC project team has always been totally committed to our requirements. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and good humor make them a pleasure to work with to achieve our project goals.”</p>
<p>NEC Australia’s Managing Director, Mr Toshiharu Iwasa said that “the NEC team is delighted to receive this award. As the prime contractor, NEC Australia was responsible for the project management, system design, system assembly, integration, verification, staging and acceptance testing. The award further cements the strong track record we have with Airservices Australia, one which we hope will continue into the future.”</p>
<p>The Very High Frequency Air Ground Air (VHF AGA) Communications System Upgrade allows vital ground-based personnel to manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of and between airports in Australia. The project saw Radios and Radio Interface Controller equipment and Voice Switch Interface Controller (VIC) equipment installed at over 300 main centres and remote sites across Australia.</p>
<p>Valued at A$34million, the project has been through the initial infrastructure supply and now involves an ongoing service and support contract to maintain the system. Airservices is confident that NEC will continue to provide high standard service throughout the follow-on support contract.</p>
<p>For media enquiries, please contact:
Lynn Hepple
Public &amp; Media Relations Manager
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
(03) 9264 3746
0411 563 907
lynn.hepple@nec.com.au</p>
<p>About NEC Australia
NEC Australia is a provider of superior, affordable products, services and solutions to carriers, business, government and consumers. As a leader in the development of broadband and mobile communications technologies, NEC Australia’s strong sales and service focus has propelled the company to the forefront of a new era in communications. Through the provision of new technologies such as plasma displays, data projectors and high-speed broadband connections, NEC Australia also drives innovation into the home. Boasting the largest Research and Development facility in Australia, NEC’s commitment to innovation and continued expansion into export markets remains unrivalled. As well as undertaking leading R &amp; D in DSL technologies and third-generation (3G) mobile terminals, NEC Australia's broadband business, NEXTEP Broadband, delivers business grade DSL services for SMEs, corporates and government. For additional information, please visit the NEC Australia or NEXTEP websites at www.nec.com.au and www.nextep.com.au.</p>
<p>About Airservices Australia
Airservices Australia is a Government owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of air traffic across 11 per cent of the world's air space. Services include air traffic control, airspace management, aeronautical information, radar communications, radio navigation aids, aviation maintenance and engineering, environmental management and aviation rescue and firefighting. Airservices website: www.airservicesaustralia.com</p>

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