Natcom Electronics sees continued growth

27 February 2002 News

Durban-based design house, Natcom Electronics has enjoyed steady growth in the electronics marketplace.

"As digital communication designers, we provide custom designs in the security, communication and industrial markets," says Deon Barnard, development manager at Natcom. "We are currently assisting many household names with multimedia, vehicle tracking, security, surveillance, military and industrial communications projects.

"We would love to mention some of our higher profile clients but strict nondisclosure agreements prevent this. Critical to our role as a bolt-on R&D facility is confidentiality - our customers need to know that both the nature of the project under development as well as the extent of their commitment is kept under wraps," he adds.

According to Barnard a particular emerging trend is that companies with established products are now venturing into the international arena. "We develop production tools such as intelligent and automated test equipment to boost both the quality and quantity of their production."

Following on this international theme, certain imported products have become obsolete and at times Natcom has been tasked to engineer suitable replacement modules or products.

"We have recently become members of the Microchip Consultant Programme in order to support PIC products but this does not preclude us from designing in a variety of other semiconductor products. Looking ahead this year, we are currently teaming up with a British Isles-based intelligence firm to promote local high-tech security products in the UK," he concludes.

For further information about electronic design and development contact Deon L. Barnard, Natcom Electronics, 031 462 8696, [email protected], or see

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