March 12, 2003
News Release 03-006
Trading Symbol TSX: CCB
US SEC Exemption No. 82-3378
RICHMOND, BC - Mr. Graham Withington, General Manager of CON-SPACE Communications (UK) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CON-SPACE Communications Ltd., (TSX:CCB) announced today that Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate has awarded CON-SPACE a half million dollar plus contract to supply further equipment for use by Urban Search and Rescue Teams.
This order for $525,000 includes special search cameras from Search Systems Inc, to supplement the twenty-five CON-SPACE Victim Locator Kits provided earlier this year. The total package will provide British Urban Search & Rescue Teams throughout the greater London area with the tools needed to search for victims in structural collapse and other hazardous rescue situations.
CON-SPACE UK offers this combination of
products as a total communication solution for rescues from a
range of hazardous sites along with other products that complement
the equipment it manufactures. This is a unique characteristic
of the UK office, which has significantly increased revenues
from the rescue market and permits them to offer complete solutions for customers in both the Industrial and Rescue communities.
This order reflects the increasing demand
for rescue equipment that prepares First Responders for the aftermath
of terrorist activity. CON-SPACE outlets in other major countries
are experiencing a similar action and report that incoming calls
and request for quotes have risen considerably during the past
three months. Sales to Rescue Teams in the United States and other
parts of the world during this time frame have kept the CON-SPACE
manufacturing group extremely busy and additional staff have been hired to cope with the growing backlog.
CON-SPACE has consistently succeeded in
producing special voice communication equipment designed to provide
safety to workers and assist in
rescue efforts. The Victim Locator Kit was designed after input from rescuers and their efforts after the Oklahoma City Bombing. The equipment
was used extensively to protect Rescuers in the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon disasters and to make first contact with the trapped miners in Pennsylvania. CON-SPACE recently advanced to Tier 1 status, representing the Toronto Venture Exchange's most advanced Issuers. The Company's reputation has spread worldwide and has resulted in escalating growth and profitability. The company's website is at www.con-space.com.
For more information, please call Jim Swanson, Investor Relations, CON-SPACE COMMUNICATIONS LTD., (604) 244-9323, (800) 755-2528 in the U.S., or by e-mail [email protected]. "Forward-looking" statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties associated with, among others, economic, industry conditions, technological development, and competition and should not be relied upon as actual results may differ materially from those projected.
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