NetSilicon’s Silicon and Software Ships in Telex-Vega’s Voice-over-IP Dispatch Console

6/25/2002 - NetSilicon, Inc., the leading provider of integrated hardware and software for intelligent, networked devices announced that the company’s device networking package, NET+WorksTM, is shipping in Minnesota-based Telex Communications, Inc.’s C-6200 VoIP Dispatch Console. Deployed by police, fire departments, forestry, and utility companies, the C-6200 is a dispatching system that allows for multi-channel radio communications as well as concurrent telephone service.

“Telex’s unique application utilizes network connectivity to combine VoIP service with radio communications, significantly increasing the C-6200’s functionality and value to customers,” said Bruce Berger, senior vice president and general manager, NetSilicon. “And by choosing NetSilicon’s industry-proven, high performance microprocessor and advanced networking software, Telex saved valuable application development time and therefore could get their product to market faster.”

The C-6200 is a multi-line full-featured desktop communications control console designed with VoIP technology, for use with conventional radio systems. Measuring only 9.75” x 11.75”, the C-6200 is a self-contained DSP-based console that does not require CEB (Central Electronics Bank) or under-the-desk CPU equipment. It utilizes NetSilicon’s Ethernet-enabled microprocessor and software for network connectivity.

The C-6200 can be easily connected to any internal Ethernet network by plugging a standard 10/100 Base cable into the back of the unit and assigning it a network address, thus allowing for an unlimited number of C-6200 consoles to have full control and functionality over the system. The C-6200 is programmed by connecting via the Ethernet port on the back of the console using a PC’s standard web browser. The C-6200 console uses a versatile modular design that accommodates up to 18 dedicated radio/phone circuits.

A telephone interface card is also available allowing dial-up access compatible with Telex’s Vega C-550/RP-251 control systems products, or a full duplex conventional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) telephone circuit. The C-6200 console can accommodate up to three concurrent crosspatch groups. Each patch can involve more than two lines, either radio or telephone. The VoIP radio/phone operator can communicate with the crosspatch groups or operate on the other channels.

“NetSilicon’s integrated NET+Works package offered our design team advanced performance with greatly reduced development risks and costs, allowing Telex to be first to market with a VoIP-enabled dispatching communications console,” commented Doug Ehlers, business development manager, Telex. “Our experience with NetSilicon’s products and support services was very positive, and we are planning to design future Telex applications based on the NET+Works platform.”

NetSilicon’s NET+Works is fully integrated, tested, and production-ready embedded platform comprised of the NET+ARM® microprocessor and NET+OSTM, a suite of networking software, real-time operating system (RTOS), network protocols and servers, application programming interfaces (APIs), drivers, and utilities - fully supported and royalty-free. By elevating the traditional hardware-only system-on-silicon approach to a tightly coupled “solution-on-chip,” NetSilicon is able to give OEMs an out-of-box solution that allows design engineers to increase focus on product design and meet time-to-market demands.

About Telex Communications, Inc.
Telex® is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands Vega, EV®, Telex®, RTSTM, Dynacord®, Midas®, Klark Teknik®, University® and others.

For more information, please call 1 (800) 752-7560 x226, or visit the Telex-Vega website at

About NetSilicon
NetSilicon, a Digi International company (Nasdaq: DGII), designs and manufactures integrated platforms for manufacturers who want to build intelligence and Internet/Ethernet connectivity into their products. These platforms integrate system-on-silicon and software to provide a complete solution for Internet/Ethernet-connected products. The NET+Works platform allows manufacturers to shorten their time to market, reduce development risk, lower costs, and free their engineers from the difficult task of integrating multi-vendor networking components. NetSilicon is enabling device intelligence and connectivity in a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, building controls and security, retail-point of sale, industrial automation and office appliances.

For additional company, product, or financial information, please visit the NetSilicon website,, send email to, or call 800-243-2333. For calls originating outside the United States, call 781-647-1234. NetSilicon headquarters is located at 411 Waverley Oaks Road #227, Waltham, Mass., 02452.

About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in connectware, wired and wireless, hardware and software connectivity solutions. Connectware network-enables the essential devices that build business. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

For more information, visit Digi's website at, or call 800-344-4273 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

NetSilicon, NET+Works and NET+OS are trademarks of NetSilicon, Inc. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. NET+ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited and is exclusively sublicensed to NetSilicon. Digi, Digi International and Connectware are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digi International Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Steve Barnes
Director of Marketing Communications
NetSilicon, Inc.

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