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Cablegate: Wellington Equipment Request Follow-Up

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DE RUEHWL #0538 1930402
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 120402Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3024
INFO RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 4478
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK PRIORITY 1492

UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000538

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE SIPDIS

DEPT FOR DS/FSE/FSB, DS/STO/OSB, DS/IP/EAP, CANBERRA FOR ESO AND
BANGKOK FOR ESC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC ABLD NZ
SUBJECT: WELLINGTON EQUIPMENT REQUEST FOLLOW-UP

REF: A.) WELLINGTON 282
B.) WELLINGTON 283
C.) WELLINGTON 323

1. (SBU) Since March 2006, a number of replacement and new equipment
items have been ordered by RSO Wellington
for projects at post. The replacement equipment (two 24-zone AES
monitors) was requested both through the OTIS system and by email.
The new equipment items were requested in Ref. A, B, C, and through
the OTIS system as well as by email. To date, none of this
equipment has arrived at post.

2. (SBU) RSO Wellington's impression of the OTIS ordering system is
that the system does not work. Although we have received a
confirmation of the order each time we have ordered this way, the
material never appears and there has been no follow-up to tell Post
about equipment shortages in the pipeline, contractual difficulties,
etc. We wonder if other posts are experiencing similar difficulties
with OTIS.

3. (SBU) We've had better feedback rates on our cable requests, but
similar problems with delivery of items. We were informed that the
CCTV contract was changing and that the equipment we ordered was
going to be replaced with other equipment. However, three months
after sending in the original ESSR, no equipment for the CCTV
installations has yet arrived. A similar time frame has lapsed
since the Aiphone video intercoms were ordered.

4. (SBU) As a follow-up, please provide the following security
equipment to Wellington as soon as possible:

1 MY-2CD intercom mast stat, for the MSG booth ICM 267
2 MK-DGV surface mount sing gang vid door stat ICM 275
2 MK-DVC vandal resistant mounting box ICM 276
2 500 feet rolls of 2-conductor non-polarized

parallel-conduct suitable for Intercom install WIR 150
1 PS 18E Aiphone power supply 110/220 VAC ICM 241
2 AES 24-zone alarm monitors, rack mount ALM 102
2 Panasonic Dual Mode PTZ cameras TVC 515
2 Mounting bases, CCTV, ceiling pole TVB 528
2 Rolls, coax cab, RG-59U, solid core, 500' WIR 114

5. (U) RSO Wellington appreciates the support.

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