Mastercom's milestone prompts VIP visit


By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 12 June, 2018
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Mastercom's milestone prompts VIP visit

The Lord Mayors of Cumberland and Parramatta councils have visited the headquarters of Mastercom to see first-hand how, after 50 years, the company is keeping its staff and the community connected and safe.

From humble beginnings in 1968 — a small office space at the back of Cumberland Cabs (now Premier Cabs) in Granville — Mastercom has been built into a respected critical communications provider to NSW emergency services, all levels of government, transport, ports and airports.

In addition to standard two-way radio applications, Mastercom also provides other, less prominent essential communication services… such as distress calls for mobile cleaning and events staff who find themselves in difficult or dangerous situations. The company’s solutions also include collecting street sweeper data and pin-pointing garbage truck locations.

Under the direction of Managing Director Hamish Duff since 2001, Mastercom has embraced newer communications technologies that can provide more coverage, more features and more safety.

“I began my career with Mastercom in the 80s, straight out of school, so it’s with great pride I see the company hit its half-century,” said Duff.

“For 50 years the team here have dedicated ourselves to product innovation and we are known for providing our customers with the highest-quality critical communications infrastructure, support and services available in NSW.

“Throughout 2018–19, we will be reflecting on what we have achieved and our plans for the future. We’ll keep investing in world-class technology and bring only the best possible hardware, software and service to our customers around the state,” he added.

Pictured, left to right: Greg Cummings, Cumberland Council Lord Mayor; Hamish Duff, Mastercom Managing Director; Andrew Wilson, Parramatta Council Lord Mayor.

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