Midian Electronics unveiled during IWCE 2008 in Las Vegas last week the ANI-F series of plug-in encoders that supports Kenwood’s FleetSync messaging protocol, said Michael Soulliard, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. In addition the device also supports MDC-1200, G Star, DTMF and 5-tone signaling. Plug-ins currently are available for Icom, Kenwood, Maxon and Vertex radios, Soulliard said.

The company also introduced the VS-1200 digital signal processor-based, frequency domain voice scrambler.

Though the level of security provided by the VS-1200 is similar to that provided by rolling code scramblers, because the device doesn’t require synchronization, “this type of encryption a lot easier to use,” Soulliard said.

He added that a wire-in version is available “for any brand of radio,” while a plug-in version currently is available for Vertex radios. Plug-ins for Motorola, Icom, Tait and Kenwood radios should be available by May, he said. —Glenn Bischoff