AWCSL celebrates 25 years of control room innovation
From humble beginnings in February 1991, when a common headset switching module was designed and manufactured in a domestic garage, A.W. Communications has progressed over the past 25 years to now having a complete suite of desktop and screen based communication control solutions.
In the early years, common headset switching was a requirement in many emergency service control rooms and these products enabled steady growth for the company. At the start of the 21st Century, these products were later supplemented with a desktop analogue radio communications controller (the DRC-1) which went on to spawn a whole series of analogue control solutions.
In 2005 the Trip was launched, this was the world’s first specifically designed PMR to IP gateway and this product received peer recognition in the form of the FCS Gerald David award for innovation in 2006. The Trip was then used as a start for the development of the TRICX IP based communications switch, moving control systems away from dedicated hardware and racks of equipment to software based solutions. The development of additional features on to the TRICX then followed and included integration with TETRA and DMR systems including Tier3. From the manufacture and supply of their own products, AWCSL is now also designing and manufacturing products for clients. Providing full software and hardware design facilities along with surface mount manufacturing and full test facilities.
Here’s to hoping that the next 25 Years will provide as exciting and that AWCSL will continue to grow and provide innovative solutions to the radio communications industry.