Hi-Tech Security Solutions, Spectrum Communications and a number of southern African security installers and service providers were shuttled off to Shenzhen, China, in November as the guests of Shenzhen HYT Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (HYT). The trip was a chance for HYT to present a number of distributor awards to its local partners after another record year in the region. It also gave HYT the chance to highlight the latest in 2-way radios coming out of the company's R&D labs.
Although it has only been in business for around 15 years, HYT today is one of the top five global providers of wireless communication equipment: the company is focused on providing two-way radios, wireless trunking systems and services. HYT is headquartered in Shenzhen, where it boasts the largest manufacturing base and R&D centre for professional two-way radios and wireless trunking systems in China. It operates three laboratories and two R&D centres (the high frequency laboratory, general standard laboratory, environmental testing laboratory; a wireless engineering R&D centre and a digital trunking system R&D centre). It employs over 700 R&D engineers, 35% of which holding master degrees or above.
HYT has establish a worldwide sales and service network, with subsidiaries in the UK, US, Russia, Indonesia, India and Hong Kong. Through its partners, HYT sells products to over 80 countries and maintains the top position in China in two-way radios, while its trunking systems command over 60% of the Chinese market.
Established in 1973, Spectrum Communications is the master distributor for HYT products in southern Africa and has been a key component in establishing the HYT brand in the region and in facilitating record sales for HYT in South Africa.
As part of the trip to Shenzhen, HYT showed off its newest technology, including a radio designed for the toughest conditions. The TC610 can be dropped, submerged and set on fire – and still work. This is not simply a marketing claim by the company, but was demonstrated rather dramatically.
A tour of the company's manufacturing and R&D facilities demonstrated why HYT has achieved success over a short period of time. Quality is built into the manufacturing process with dedicated staff trained to accept no substandard components or work. Additionally, in line with the customer-focused policy of the company's president, QingZhou Chen, any product can be customised to the needs to customers without compromising the quality of the final product.
The highlight of the time spent at HYT Tower was the presentation of distribution awards to the HYT partners. Apart from Spectrum Communications, the following companies were recognised for their contribution to the growth of the HYT brand in the region:
* Aliboats from Botswana.
* Teltech from Namibia.
* Signet from Johannesburg.
* Satlec from Johannesburg.
* Akira Communications from Durban.
* Emcom Cape from Cape Town.
In the next issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions we will investigate the company further, including an exclusive interview conducted with HYT president QingZhou Chen and a profile on Spectrum Communications.
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