New Zealand IT companies: Watch this space

(PresseBox) (London, ) New Zealand IT companies: Watch this space

Two New Zealand IT companies are making headlines as the New Year kicks off, putting the spotlight on the country’s world-class IT skills and innovation.

Auckland electronics company Rakon (www.rakon.com) has just announced the world’s smallest GPS receiver. As tiny as a baby’s fingernail, the radio receiver is a complete plug and play unit, making it uniquely simple for manufacturers to embed it into mobile phones, PDAs and even watches. Rakon specialises in high performance crystals and oscillators and expects to triple its production numbers in 2006.

AfterMail (www.aftermail.com), a Wellington-based IT company which has already received worldwide acclaim for its email management software, has been bought by US firm Quest Software. Quest, a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions with more than 18,000 customers worldwide, plans to retain AfterMail's development team in Wellington and establish a New Zealand sales office.

New Zealand is fast gaining a reputation as an IT and telecoms hotspot. Alongside strengths in wireless, health and security IT, New Zealand is becoming a hub for innovations in the human computer interface. Some of the most exciting Kiwi IT companies will be coming to Europe from 9-15 March 2006 to exhibit at CeBIT, the world’s biggest IT show in Hannover, Germany.

The New Zealand stand is backed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the government’s trade and economic development agency, and will be located in Hall 3, Stand A25.

For more information about this and New Zealand IT generally please contact Silja Binner or Bettina Winters at GBC: nzte@gbc.co.uk, Tel. +44 208 322 1922.

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