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How Vidicode was built on the success of programmable modems and sophisticated Call Recorders.
1983 - 1986 In the beginning
Vidicode started as a hobby project of Rik H.E.H. Eppens MSc. in 1983. He designed software for the Acorn BBC home computer such that it could be used as a terminal for Viditel (a system to retrieve information through a telephone line and display this information as text on a television). All a customer needed was this software and a modem. Within a year it became apparent that the PTT (importer of the modems) could not supply anymore and mr Eppens decided to start importing modems himself.
The next step was to put the software on an Eprom rather than a cassette tape. The business moved from the backroom to a small office and a student was hired to answer the telephone and send the packages to customers.
Several other modems, imported from the United Kingdom, were added to the program and business was really getting started. In 1986 Leo Gareman was hired as a sales man on a full time basis. Vidicode had become a real business.
Within a year three full time employees were importing modems, writing software and designing data acquisition and remote control equipment.
1987 - 1990 Argus
The business was now aimed on developing unique equipment for data communication. In 1987 the first Vidicode product was the “Intelligent Controller” a system for remote measurement and tuning.
Both products were stand-alone applications combined with a modem. The company was still depending on imported modems. The idea was born to develop a line of highly sophisticated modems that could be used as a front end to the computer. It took over two years to meet the specifications and design a housing.
1991 - 1995 Argus Text fax
Parallel to the development of modems, a multi line version of the “Argus Communicator” was built. In 1992 it was replaced by a network of joined intelligent modems that served as an electronic mail server.
1996 - 2000 Call Recorder
Vidicode almost hit rock bottom when the modem market collapsed and the new “Argus Call Recorder”, an application to “Argus Programmable Modem”, was not quite ready yet for a market launch.
2000 - 2008 Distributors in over 40 countries
In the past few years Vidicode introduced two new product lines. The “Business Recorder”, a high quality digital audio recorder equipped with hard disk, network, USB and CD, for business meetings, in 2006 and the “Voice Server”, an innovative voice response system for digital telephone lines in 2007. With the expansion of the product range it became easier to find distributers in different countries. At the moment Vidicode has distributers and partners in over 40 countries around the globe.
A new era
In March 2008, the founder of the company, Rik H.E.H. Eppens MSc. stepped back as owner/ director. In a combined management buy out, buy in, the company now has a staff of four owners, two of whom stood at the cradle of the company. The new general director is Mr Jan Straver PhD.