High Five on the Twenty for Catalyst Communications Technologies



October 25, 2017  FOREST VA – Catalyst Communications Technologies, a leading provider of Radio over IP technology for mission critical communications, celebrates its 20-year anniversary this month.  In an era when communications companies come and go, Catalyst, a Virginia based business, has continued to innovate, grow and thrive.

Over the past two decades, Catalyst has been responsible for introducing many of the innovations that presently drive first responder and mission critical radio communications. Catalyst deployed the first Radio over IP communications system in 1997, and since then has led the effort to provide advanced radio control over IP capabilities, including standards based control of P25, DMR and legacy radio systems, and proprietary control of many of today’s leading radio manufacturers including Harris, BK Technologies, Tait, Motorola, and Kenwood radios. Recently, Catalyst has introduced new products including IntelliLink™ Gateway, Incident Commander Element (ICE™), and Field Incident/Repeater Element (FIRE™), products that leverage Catalyst’s significant strengths in Dispatch, Interoperability, and Radio Control.

Catalyst Founder and President, Robin Grier, reflected on the company’s 20th anniversary saying, “We are grateful for our customers and alliance partners who made this milestone possible.  Thank you to all the truly extraordinary and visionary leaders with whom we’ve worked.  Our greatest reward has been their success, knowing that together, we are saving lives.”  What lies ahead?  “The critical communications marketplace will undergo even greater transition and disruption over the next 5-10 years, as FirstNet™ and competing LTE network infrastructure impacts public safety communications. We have positioned Catalyst to be a major contributor to this emerging environment, as our computer-based technology will simplify applications development for these new networks. I couldn’t be more excited about Catalyst growth and the contributions we can make to improving mission critical communications.”

Catalyst’s flagship products include:

IP|Console™ – Dispatch for P25 and large systems
Propulsion™  – Dispatch for DMR and small to medium sized systems
Desktop Dispatch™ – Dispatch for monitoring and lite PC applications
IntelliLink™ Gateway – interoperability solution to bridge disparate radio networks
Incident Commander Element (ICE™) – Portable / transportable Incident Command and Digital Vehicular Repeater for Harris radio networks
Field Incident / Repeater Element (FIRE™) – Portable / transportable Incident Command and Digital Vehicular Repeater for a wide variety of radio networks

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