Custom Projects & Products
We often receive
requests for custom products or modifications to existing products. When possible,
we are happy to provide such services, time permitting. Modifications to existing
products can range from simple firmware changes to complete hardware redesigns.
We also design complete custom products to our customers' specifications. Some of
these products are available for sale but are not usually sold through our dealer
network. Pricing for custom projects depends on the complexity of the design and
how many products will be supplied. If you have a need for custom solutions, please
feel free to contact our sales engineers for a quote at (352) 335-6555 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our custom products have included:
- A beep tone generator
with balanced audio throughput. Interrupts normal audio and beeps three times when
it gets an external contact closure (2,000 pieces were made for a major TV network).
- A serial data to
relay converter for generating 16 contact closures from the Starguide-II receivers'
data stream. Custom made for a large radio network.
- A DTMF decoder with
a large LED matrix readout and serial data output. Custom made for a radio network
that uses DTMF for in-house switching.
- An interface for
connecting the I/O ports of a specialized PC to the outside world, including rf
shielding, and FCC Part 15 certification for the entire project. 4,000 pieces were
manufactured for a TV network.
- A DTMF decoder that
latches a relay upon receiving a user programmable DTMF tone. Another DTMF tone
releases the relay and other DTMF tones momentarily close relays. One use for this
product was in teleconferencing.
- A telephone strobe
that begins flashing when a call is received and continues until a reset button
is pushed. Several hundred of these were made for a buying co-op.
- The MPC-2 - A very
inexpensive, FCC part 68 approved, telephone DAA module that can
be incorporated into other designs.
The above products
illustrate some of the many custom projects we've made over the years. Some of these
products, like the MPC-2 , are kept in stock and can be
purchased in single pieces. Others may require minimum orders to process. Custom
hardware designs usually require a minimum of 50 to 100 pieces for full production,
but sometimes orders as few as 5 or 10 can be supplied. If you would like to inquire
about these products or one of your own, please give us a call.