Bringing Mission-Critical to More Industries
In 1989, Avtec introduced additional improvements to ACCESS and began sales to other industries with intense dispatching and safety demands, including airlines, public safety, utilities and the U.S. military. In 1993, Michael Branning, an electrical engineer who joined the company in 1986, succeeded Troy Branning as President. In the same year, with expertise gained by serving clients such as Delta Air Lines, the California Highway Patrol, Toronto Ambulance, and Virginia Power, Avtec developed a next-generation console system: DSPatch.
DSPatch introduced a time division multiplexed (TDM) audio switch, audio processing with DSPs, and an easy-to-use interface, set a new standard for fail-proof reliability. In addition to adoption by U.S. Railroad and Airline markets, the system also was deployed in many Utilities and Public Safety providers. In 2003, Avtec introduced DSPatchNET, a hybrid TDM-VoIP console system that retained much of the proven DSPatch hardware, while adding VoIP console capability.