It has been a while since I met with executives from Odin Telesystems but it all came back to me when I sat down a week ago with company
President & CEO Hanz Johansson to discuss his company’s DSP resource solutions which can act as gateways, transcoding devices and PBX building-blocks when coupled with the right software like Asterisk.
I first met the company at a trade show in New York in the mid-nineties and followed up later that year by going to the company’s Texas HQ to learn about how they play in the space. At the time, Odin was a relatively new entrant into the US and they were going up against high-flying Dialogic, NMS and Brooktrout – three companies who have been subsequently merged with a bunch more companies added in such as Snowshore, Excel etc.
Odin fell off my personal radar for a few years and I saw them at Supercomm show many years back but didn’t speak with them there. Then they showed up at ITEXPO recently (I think it was Miami this past January where I saw them) but I didn’t get a chance to speak with anyone there either.
Getting back to Odin though the company has cards small enough to go into laptops all the way up to a line of PBXs. Generally Odin has cards with more horsepower than a Sangoma or Digium card – more akin to the power of Aculab or Dialogic products. There are also a line of Alvis appliances which can be as small as an access point or reside in a rack mount chassis.
TMC’s Erik Linask interviewed Hanz Johansson last week and you can see the details below. Enjoy.