Communication Devices Inc (CDI) was incorporated in 1976 as a custom data-communications solutions provider for the newspaper and financial services industries. CDI equipment was installed in every major newspaper and radio station in the country for news and financial feeds.
Through the early 80’s CDI developed and patented the only “modem vendor independent” network management system for large banks of dial modems. This network management tool was installed in major government agencies, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and financial institutions worldwide. The system was also licensed by the largest data-communications company in the world. CDI was awarded 3 patents on this product line.
During the late 80’s and into the 90’s this relationship with banks and financial institutions led to the development of a financial encryptor for use with electronic transactions wholesale. This encryptor was installed worldwide by major financial institutions. CDI was awarded a patent for a key transaction method developed for this product line.