Applied Satellite Technology (AST) has announced a new joint venture with Wright Technologies in New Zealand AST is a global provider of intelligent remote communication solutions, while Wright Technologies is a leading provider of marine electronics services to the South Pacific markets.

AST Group Managing Director, Gregory Darling says “we look forward to offering remote data applications through new technology and software proven in many global locations to improve our customers’ operational effectiveness.”

The newly-formed company, AST Wrights Ltd, has its headquarters in Wellington and offices in Auckland and Christchurch. The combined companies bring expertise in remote monitoring and control of fixed and mobile assets, extension of coverage beyond GSM, integration of radio and satellite networks. These managed services will bring cost reduction and real-time information on which customers will be able to make businesscritical decisions. and