Unitech Industries Inc. said it has agreed to manufacture private label cellular phone accessories for Caudwell Communication & Technology, a European distributor of cellular products. Unitech will manufacture batteries, power supplies, vehicle adapters, desk-top chargers and hands-free kits under the Dextra name, Caudwell’s private label brand. Unitech also announced it has moved its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., to a 130,000 square-foot building that will house the company’s corporate offices, a warehouse/distribution center and a manufacturing facility.

Washington, D.C.-based Hughes Network Systems Inc. announced it will provide Cellular Digital Packet Data technology to BC TEL Mobility, a Canadian wireless carrier. BC TEL plans to offer CDPD service in greater Vancouver and Victoria beginning early next year.

Pinpoint Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd.-a joint venture between Cue Network Corp. of Irvine, Calif., and the National Trade Union Congress-said it will activate its Differential Global Positioning Satellite service Nov. 30 in Singapore. Targeted specifically for the survey market, the new service called RTK FM increases the accuracy of location data received for GPS from 100 meters to 1 meter, the company said. The service broadcasts on the Trimble CMR2 format as well as the RTCM format.

Nexus Telecommunications Systems Ltd. said it has signed an agreement with INC Communication Pty. Ltd., an Australian data communications manufacturing and service company, to deploy the Nexus two-way paging and location network in Australia. The contract, valued at $4 million, calls for Nexus to supply infrastructure from 1996 to 1998, the company said. Nexus initially plans to deploy a pilot system in August. Once the system is completed, full deployment will begin throughout major Australian cities.

Cincinnati Bell Information Systems Inc., Mercury One 2 One and Hewlett-Packard Ltd. said they have signed a contract granting One 2 One the CBIS Advantage solution set for wireless billing. One 2 One will receive real-time rating, collection and Global Systems for Mobile communications roaming modules. CBIS will interface the modules with One 2 One’s existing customer administration, finance systems and network elements, CBIS said. Hewlett-Packard will provide hardware, systems integration and project management under the three-year agreement.

Bell Canada and Telular Canada said they have formed an alliance to market wireless back-up telecommunications for hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The companies will use Telular Canada’s existing technology to create a cellular phone service to back-up the landline phone system in the event standard telephone service is interrupted. “Our experience with stationary back-up systems in both Canada and the United States has shown how important contingency planning is to the lifeline of public service and safety applications,” said Brian Groh, president and chief executive officer of Telular Canada.


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