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Defining Events

New Zealand owned & operated and delivering innovative technology solutions since 1973.

Below are a cross-section of notable projects, client highlights and milestones the Broadtech companies have been involved in over the years, some at the ground-breaking forefront of respective technologies in New Zealand.

1973

Group Formed

Roots – Private Radio Broadcast networks

1978

Johnston, Dick & Associates Ltd Registered

1988

JDA Design & Build Nationwide TV3 Network

1996

JDA Engineers SkyCity Telco and Broadcasting Facilities

1997

Sky Communications Limited Formed

JDA Plans TV4 Network

1999

First Vodafone RAN/DMR Build

2005

New Zealand 3G Mobile Rollouts

2010

JDA Builds Regional Digital Television Network

2013

JDA Acquires Mediaworks Transmission Sites

2020

New Managing Director and Board

2021

RAN and DMR Build/Upgrades

COBALT Acquisition

Coastguard Northern Region

Parallel phased implementation of Omnitronics DX Altus digital radio dispatch system, setting up half of new system in temporary room, removing old analogue system while retaining the ability to revert to it if needed, then installing full capacity system in remodelled operations room.

Pacific Media Network

Shifted two stations, Radio 531 PI and Niu FM to new premises, installed two temporary studios, STLs and got both facilities and their network running. Dismantled the old studios, shifted the equipment and installed six studios plus the IT and ICT infrastructure, news, production and network facilities.

Inflight Productions

Shift of premises. Required dismantling, moving and re-assembly of six racks of equipment and two edit suites. Included arranging power and air conditioning, cable ducts, etc. The prime edit suite was operational by the next day and major rack equipment was running within a week of move.

AUT, Static FM - Wakefield St, Auckland

Had three weeks to design and install five studios and shift the radio station. On-air studio with digital desk, two support studios, production studio with Yamaha O2R desk and voice over studio completed within the time frame and budget.

Chinese Voice Broadcasting - Penrose, Auckland

Install two new on-air studios, one studio with on-air Television broadcast facilities, adding another FM station to their existing AM and FM stations and provide switching between them.

Legge Works - Albany, Auckland

Shift premises, design, build and install editing suites for On-Air Production. Included fitting network storage and network services between edit rooms, booths and CAR.

Radio Samoa, Manukau

Shift station, design and build three studios, On-air studio, two support studios, and talk suite, two hop STL, IT, phones and data.

Planet FM - Pt Chevalier, Auckland

Shift the station, design and build five studios, On-Air studio, two support studios, production, talk studio, and news booth, STL, phones and data.

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