History

1978
  • Foundation of the company by Antherm Pickhardt.
  • In the very same year, TDT developed its own test system for data communication.
1979
  • At the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover, TDT introduced a protocol converter, made by a Canadian company, which allowed access to the public X.25 network.
  • TDT also presented an asynchronous protocol converter online, connected to the Bernet-node in Berlin, which was the test system of the German Federal Post Office.
1982
  • TDT's own production of data communication equipment and the foundation of a revolutionary service offering: remote diagnostic service.
  • From TDT's headquarters data networks worldwide including all relevant vendor independent equipment could be monitored, sources of errors diagnosed and repaired. This procedure allowed a continual quality supervision of data networks and enabled new cost-effective service structures. A creeping error situation could be recognized in advance and when it occured, an immediate correction could take place, ensuring continual system availability.
1984
  • The Single PAD and various PC Cards for the connection of PCs to the X.25 network went into production. This device series (Packet Assembler Disassembler) enabled simple termial equipment, such as PCs or terminals to access data bases and host systems worldwide. Every accessible X.25 packet switching network was used. Within ten years TDT had systematically developed and produced a variety of devices for X.25 networks.
1988
  • The DCC Data Communication Computer, a milestone in data communication, enabled the construction of X.25 networks. The DCC and the SinglePAD supported all common protocols.
1989
  • Development of the network management system »NetMACS«. This powerful operator's tool provided simple and cost effective administration and error diagnostics for X.25 networks.
1990
  • Setup of the first X.25 satellite connection in the former GDR within ten days in cooperation with Telekom, Deutsche Post, Dornier, Robotron und Gricon.
1991
  • Development of the Crypto-Module for an encrypted data transfer in X.25 networks.
1992
  • Connection of LAN networks to the X.25 network.
1993
  • The company is led by Michael Pickhardt in the second generation, where half of the fifty employees worked on the development of new products.
1995
  • TDT introduced it's solutions for the connection of ISDN with the X.25 network at CeBIT in Hanover. TDT was the first producer granted the necessary approval from the Federal Bureau of Approval for Telecommunication (BZT).
  • Presentation of the SinglePAD TA at the SYSTEMS 95. The SinglePAD TA was developed especially for use in ISDN networks with simultaneous access to the X.25 network via X.31.
1996
  • Development of the new DCC System 3. The consequent evolution of the DCC created for the future demands in data communication. (Frame Relay, ISDN, PRI etc.).
1997
  • Development of the new SinglePAD System 3, SingleFRAD and a SinglePAD TA series (TA-ALPHA, TA-DELTA, TA-SIGMA).
1998
  • Launch of the dial-in pool and the completion of the TA series with the TA-BETA and TA-OMEGA. New, trend-setting features for the DCC System 3. The development of the active ISDN-OEM-module TA6, the NetMate® series and SinglePAD/GSM excellently round off the product range of high-quality high-tech devices from TDT.
1999
  • Development of a speech data multiplexer and the introduction of NetMacs 3®.
2000-
2002
  • Development of a VPN Router series (R1650).
  • The R1650 was integrated in the LOTTO Rheinland Pfalz GmbH network. 1.600 points of purchase with 100.000 transactions per day are connected over IPSec tunnels.
2003
  • New development of the R Router series with the R510 and R520 models.
  • Development of the ISDN tester PA2000.
2004
  • Further development of the R Router series with the R515, R525 and R51 GPRS Router.
  • Development of the R420 ISDN Router.
  • Development of the R625 UDS VPN Central-Side-Routers.
  • Introduction of the mobile GPRS Router in networks with LOTTO Hessen GmbH.
2005
  • Development of the G-Series.
  • Enhancement of the R51 GPRS Router with EDGE functionality.
  • Enhancement of our product portfolio with Network-based (SNMP) switchable socket outlets.
  • Connection of the approximately 1.600 ALDI South branches on a POS (Electronic Cash) System with the R420 ISDN Router.
2006
  • New development of the R64SX series.
  • Enhancement of ourproduct portfolio with ROS-conformity (Directives 2002/96/EU and 2002/95/EU from 27 January 2003).
  • Development of the multi-protocol router platform M3000.
2007
  • New development of the R640 Router Serie.
  • New development of the C2000 Router platform.
  • New development of the R700 VPN Concentrator.
2008
  • Development of the 3G router family C1500.
  • Development of the G5000 high-end central site VPN gateways.
2009
  • Development of the M3000 central site router and VPN gateway (modular architecture).
2010
  • Expansion of the C Router family with the 3/4G router C1550.
  • Commencement of development for the new LTE radio network.
  • Expansion of the C2000 with a multiple radio modem interface, up to four 3G/4G modem modules with dual SIM and MCC mode.
  • PCI 3G/4G modem module.
  • Development of an integrated DSL modem for the C1550 family.
2011
  • Development and introduction of the mobilewatcher, a mobile and highly flexible 3G video system..
2012
  • The first professional 4G/Lte router on the world market is available.
  • Upgrading the mobileWatcher with 4G/Lte.
  • Development and implemantation of a uninteruptible Bundling process for any available interfaces, DSL, 3G/4G, etc.
2013
  • Development of the DCC4 the successor of the legandary DCC3 system which was installed over 20 years primarily in highly spezialiced data communication applications.
2014
  • Development of the HSTA the successor of the legandary SinglePAD serie which, like the DCC4 was installed over 20 years primarily in highly spezialiced data communication applications.
2016
  • Introduction of a new router series VR2020-D and VR2020-LD with a TPM chip for high security application.