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CHIPTECH CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

We have innovated, refined, and expanded in the past 20 years, here are some of our highlights...

2020

We have purchased the neighbouring buildings to expand the factory further (staff numbers in the Christchurch office have grown from the original seven to 28!). Planning for renovations is well underway.

SEVEN 4G personal emergency response system launched in New Zealand and Australia.

GO DURESS available in all markets.

2019

June 2019 marked the opening of the our UK office and the appointment of David Hammond our UK CEO. EU 3G base units and EU GO supplied in market.

Two interns from Scotland joined our team for three months, working on new product designs with great results.

The GOcard lone worker device launched in Australasia.

2018

GO mPERS device launched, along with the SmartCare Locate GPS mapping software.

EVA base unit with voice guided installation and reporting to the SmartCare Response smartphone application launched.

Expanded production line with new machinery.

2017

The cloud connection from data enabled base units means Chiptech can schedule a Global Update of base units installed in the field.

Managing Director and Senior Engineer visited toolmakers in China, to sign off new product designs.

Ferrymead starting to be rebuilt after earthquake damage, and the community slowly returning (more cafes!)

 

2016

SmartCare Cloud for managing data connected devices launched

SmartCare HeartBeat to work with SmartCare Relay in monitoring centres launched.

Significant increase in production of 3G base units for the NBN contract. Additional production staff brought a wonderful diversity of cultures to Chiptech.

2015

SmartCare Relay software for monitoring ContactID CSV reporting products launched.

National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out in Australia, initiated the replacement of analogue personal alarm systems.

2014

The EVE range of 3G cellular base units is launched.

Celebrated 20 years of working in the medical alarm industry with a staff trip to Queenstown.

2013

ERICA GSM, the 2G cellular base unit, is launched.

This was our first cellular communicating base unit and marked a turning point in the connectivity that Chiptech could provide.

2012

Pearl Advanced fall detector hits the market after two years of development.

The Universal Local Disconnect Device (ULDD) with voltage detection for disconnecting telephone equipment to ensure an alert can be sent.

ERICA is supplied in the New Zealand market. Increased sales in Australia.

 

 

2011

Big year. Major Canterbury earthquake events. Damage to buildings but Chiptech was able to safely continue manufacturing with little disruption due to the commitment of our dedicated staff.

Pearl personal help button transceivers launched, along with updated PRU, new RF frequencies 869/916MHz.

New design, ERICA base unit with PSTN reporting launched in Australia.

2010

The first Standard Interface Device (SID) launched for connecting in third party products to wirelessly alert a base unit, such as disability switches.

We moved our state of the art production line into the refurbished 11b unit and added a very large new oven.

2009

Launch of PRUDOC, a four line analogue receiver for processing DTMF reports and passing information into monitoring software.

We purchased the unit next door and expanded our factory, for some much needed space.

2008

The Personal Response Unit (PRU) with built-in PIR launched in New Zealand. First export to VitalCALL, in Australia, June 2008.

Shortly followed by the Local Disconnect Device (LDD), an analogue device that uses tones to disconnect other telephone equipment in the home.

2007

Staff trip to Sydney Australia to climb the Harbour Bridge,

Innovision, the security camera and automation system.

2006

ERIC with the Chiptech Standard Pendant supplied to all New Zealand customers.

2005

Launched the MIRDOC monitoring receiver for PSTN connected products to report into monitoring software using DTMF tones.

2004

Standard pendant and wristwatch operating on 304MHz

2003

Emergency Response Initiated Communication (ERIC) launched, our first Chiptech designed plastic casing, featuring a unique tri-lobal design with smartcard technology.

2002

The Safehouse retail business sold to The Order of St John, New Zealand.

Chiptech relocates to a  purpose built factory at the estuary in Ferrymead, Christchurch, operating as a telecare manufacturer.

2001

The Buster range products launched, for radio frequency control of third party products, used in a number of industrial and monitoring applications.

2000

Chiptech Limited Incorporated.

Manufacturing the version 3.3 medical alarms, fitted with programmed SmartCard's containing monitoring information.

WHAT THEY SAY...

What our customers are saying about us?

"APERS have been monitoring PERS devices since 1993 and have seen many PERS products come and go, not only has the Chiptech product been reliable but a great product to work with, even more important is the responsive of the Chiptech team and how they’re open to feedback that may improve the product."

 

“Blueforce has been working with Chiptech for over 5 years. Their innovative and inclusive approach to product development aligns to our own company goals of transparency, integrity and customer-focus. Chiptech are true leaders in their field and we are proud to provide their life safety products to thousands of our customers across Australia. The team at Chiptech have always been helpful, cooperative, friendly and easy to do business with. We have found them to always be responsive to requests, proactive in resolving issues, and open to collaborate on ideas for new devices and solutions for our customers. Blueforce looks forward to working with Chiptech over the next 5 years and beyond.”
“EVE Personal Alert System is great, meets our customer requirements and thanks for your ongoing product support.”