Avtec About Us

Avtec, Inc. provides Internet Protocol (IP) dispatch console solutions for the manufacturing, transportation, public safety, utility, business, and government markets. For more than 30 years, customers have chosen Avtecs award-winning technology for their mission-critical dispatch centers.

Avtec was founded by Troy Branning in 1979 as an engineering consulting business for railroad customers. In 1980, Avtec won a design-build contract from the Atkinson Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad for a multi-user, computer-based, radio-telephone console system. The Advanced Concept Communications Exchange and Signaling System (ACCESS) was developed for this project and went on to capture a majority of the U.S. railroad market. In 1989, Avtec began to expand into other markets with ACCESS, including public safety, utilities, airlines, and the military. Michael Branning joined the company in 1986, and succeeded Troy Branning as president in 1993.

Early successes led to the development of a pioneering new console system, DSPatch, based on digital signal processors and a redundant time division multiplexed (TDM) switch. DSPatch became the standard of the U.S. rail and airline markets, as well as many deployments to utilities and public safety customers. In 2003, DSPatchNET was introduced, which added VoIP connectivity to the proven DSPatch TDM architecture. In 2008, Avtecs pure VoIP console system, Scout, was introduced. There are thousands of Scout Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) consoles installed worldwide.

From its headquarters in South Carolina, Avtec employs a team of professionals who cover disciplines including software and hardware development, quality assurance, manufacturing, accounting, customer support, sales, and marketing.

Besides designing and manufacturing  console systems, our employees provide services including project management, training, and consulting. Our team prides itself on delivering quality services and conducting business in a straightforward, ethical manner.  We also are committed to promoting and abiding by our core values.


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