HISTORY OF CONNECT SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
Systems was started in the dining room of Malcolm Oakes in
Torrance California in 1982. While he was working for Hughes
Aircraft he developed and started selling a phone patch for
the Amateur market.
became so good he soon left Hughes Aircraft and became the
first full time employee of the company. With the expanding
business, he soon rented a building in Torrance California.
During the interval of 1982 to 1988 he developed and marketed
the Private Patch, Private Patch II, Private III, 850, 950,
8000, and other products.
1988 and 1995, the company developed its first microprocessor
based products including the CS700, CS9800, CS800, CS8200,
CS8300, TP154, TP163, TP154 PLUS, RT8-RU, RT8-TU, 6800, CD1,
and CD2. The TP154 was the first tone panel in the industry
to decode all CTCSS and DCS codes at the same time. It was
about two years ahead of Zetron when it was released.
in 1996, the company introduced the LT2, LT4200, and LT4900.
This was their first version of an LTR controller.
the next few years the company put all their efforts into
developing and marketing Inverters for the RV and Boat Markets.
Then in the year 2000, Malcolm Oaks retired and Jerry Wanger
became the new owner and President.
the year 2002 they introduced the first FLEX SERIES Controller.
Over the next few years they developed the FLEX II, FLEX II
E&M, FLEX III, FLEX III-A, FLEX IV DSP D and FLEX IV DSP P.
These new products allowed Connect Systems Inc. to participate
in new and exciting markets.