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What We Do:

Precision Networks is a Cape Town based company that provides professional, affordable and reliable IT Services and Products. If you need assistance in getting the right IT and networking solutions for your company while ensuring that these investments are also providing both financial and non-financial value then you have come to the right place.

So if you are looking for laptops, desktops, networks, servers, LCDs, printers, and/or any other IT equipment at competitive prices, please give us a call. We always strive to give you the best “value for money” we can, alongside great and personalised service! All products are covered by dealer carry-in warranties! If you don’t believe us, please speak to some of our existing clients.

Founder: Patrick Gibson  B.Sc M.Sc Eng (UCT), MBA (GSB UCT)

Patrick is an Electronic Engineer who has worked for several multi-national companies, both in South Africa (Ziton) and in the United Kingdom and Ireland (GPT, 3Com). Much of his corporate experience has been as part of large and small R&D technical teams designing and developing hi-tech electronic products.

After completing his Masters of Electronic Engineering in 1989, he joined Ziton as part of their R&D design team, designing fire detection equipment. He left Ziton in mid 1990 and did some consultancy and design work for several companies in the Cape Town area for a few years.

In 1992 he relocated to the UK from South Africa and joined GPT Video Systems’ (Now Marconi) R&D team where he was responsible for designing and developing the electronic hardware for several subsystems of the company’s latest Video Conferencing products.

He gained extensive experience and expertise with video compression and decompression methodologies such as H.261 and did research on the impact of video compression on users of video conferencing equipment. He held leadership and senior positions at GPT, both as the team leader of the ‘Video Compression team’, as well as working on projects in the USA, Singapore and Azerbaijan.

In 1997 he joined 3Com’s international R&D team (spanning UK, Ireland & USA) designing Application Specific Integrated Chips (ASICs) for the company’s latest Gigabit Ethernet technology for LAN Superstack II and III Switches (4900 range). As senior member of the team, he was responsible for managing the design and development of several of the different ASIC subsystems. He is also the co-author of several USA and UK 3Com networking patents.

In 2004 he returned to South Africa and completed a full time MBA at UCT’s Graduate School of Business (ranked in the Financial Time’s top 100 world wide).

Upon completion of the MBA, Patrick founded Precision Networks in mid 2005, started trading in January 2006 and which is an IT Networking company providing professional and affordable networking and IT solutions to SMEs. Precision Networks also provides IT equipment at very affordable prices despite the current unfriendly rand, dollar exchange rate.

Over the years Precision Networks has also formed strategic partnerships with many companies such as Cisco, Mecer, Tarsus, Duxbury, Rectron, Pinnacle, SPL, and Frontosa in order to be able to deliver the right solutions to SMEs, at the best possible price.

Precision Networks moved offices to Cape Town’s CBD in May 2008 as part of a strategic move to engage SME companies more actively in the CBD area.

2014 will be the 9’th year of trading and the company is growing steadily despite the difficult current economic climate. In fact the company was nominated in the Trade category for the 2012 SMME Awards.

When not busy with the “serious stuff”, Patrick can be found playing football or building lego trains/cities with his son John and daughter Meghan (yes she loves trains and lego) or drinking good wine with his “better half” Wine Journalist Joanne.