IDA announces the shipping of its Model 21-28 VTP radio-gateway product
IDA is pleased to announce the shipping of its revolutionary Model 21-28 VTP radio gateway product. VoIP Tone Panel (VTP) was designed and engineered to provide interconnect, control and management functionalities to make your transition to digital ecosystem easier and to ensure continued utilization of your well-established, optimally operating analog infrastructure. VTP facilitates seamless coexistence of both Digital and Analog worlds in an economical and user-friendly manner. VTP is manufactured at IDA’s new manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND.
Sanjay Patel, IDA’s President and CEO, comments, “We realized early that there was a definitive market need to engineer a bridging technology device which protected our client’s investment in their analog infrastructure and yet offered an easy, configurable and deployable device to support their digital transition plans. This gateway is an integral part of IDA’s commitment to engineer a suite of next generation of interoperability products both in analog and VoIP ecosystem. We remain committed to rolling out many more exciting new products in compliance with industry standards such as P25, ED-137 (for aviation industry) & beyond to support mission-critical networks and applications of our clients.”
IDA’s Dave Gruenhagen, Director of Engineering, further expands, “From an engineering perspective, for us, it took quite a bit of internal research, redesign and reengineering of our current product electronics, firmware redevelopment and mechanical design to ensure that we could come up with a cost-effective piece of technology. We are happy that our efforts paid off and we are already shipping the product to meet the current orders of our clients.”
Kunal Sharma, VP of Software Engineering states that “It was interesting to scope the software / firmware development work of VTP keeping in view different network protocols and diversity of our client’s analog radio and digital infrastructure. Assembling a balanced mix of hardware, firmware and radio engineering skillset under a targeted timeline was challenging, however, we are glad to see how the product finally ended up in its form factor without compromising any of the envisaged functionalities.”
Model 21-28 VTP is intended to be used by customers, irrespective of their applications, in their current analog and digital networks.
Daivesh Sanghvi, who spearheads IDA business development initiative says, “Apart from the technical challenges, we gave a serious consideration towards competitive market-bearing price. Thanks to our clients for their deep desire for a product without any bells and whistles, unlike our competitors, we were able to produce a lean, mean and functional product to serve a niche market need. Another key factor which influenced the design of this product was our continued commitment to our OEM partners. We wanted to ensure that VTP was compatible with their radios and networks between their analog and digital network deployments. We were also driven to provide our dealers with a product which was easy to sell and there was already a market demand for it. At IDA we will continue to develop products to expand our radio industry offering while servicing specific client needs.”
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