of Phase 4 Design, Inc.
Phase 4 Design, Inc was founded in 1989 as a custom software shop for
the Radio Paging Industry. Our first project joined a COBOL billing
system to a BBL System III Paging Switch using a 3B2-400 At&T UNIX
mini-computer. As technology evolved, Phase 4 Design evolved. We have
continued to provide custom solutions to projects across multiple disciplines
involving RF Systems, Radio Telephony, LAN / WAN Networking and Software
Development. In recent years, the focus has been Public Safety IP Radio
Dispatch integration and training, both onsite and online.
Our Customers include Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, USFS,
BLM, Washington State DNR, Microsoft, Portland Community College Public
Safety Enforcement, Seattle Department of Transportation, Alaska Fire
Service, City of Wrangle Police, California Office of Emergency Services,
AT&T Wireless, Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, BOSCH Security
Systems, Boeing, King County Metro Transit, Associated Grocers, Lockheed
Martin Services, Wells Fargo Advisors and many more.
June 2010 - Phase
4 Design, Inc to focus on RoIP Radio Dispatch Products
2010 - Company
is valuable partner in Fire Dispatch Center Upgrade
2010 - Targeted
Training / Design Session prepares team in The Yukon
2011 - Company assists
the Alaska Fire Service in IADC Upgrade
2011 - Incorporating
SIP appnote featured on Telex Radio Dispatch Site
2011 - Phase
4 Design, Inc launches new in-house RoIP training class
2011 - Phase
4 Design provides Design and Config Services at a distance
2012 - Phase
4 Design to upgrade Washington Fish & Wildlife Consoles
2013 - Phase
4 Design, Inc launches new on-line RoIP training class
2013 - Phase
4 Design launches new on-line support service
2014 - Washington
Fish & Wildlife chooses Phase 4 for System Expansion
2014 - Seattle DOT
chooses Phase 4 to upgrade multi-channel Voter
2015 - City
of Kenmore declares April 22, 2015 to be "Buddy Hunt Day"!
2016 - Phase
4 Design launches new Basic 2-Way Radio Training Class
2016 - Phase
4 Design is featured in MissionCritical Magazine!
2017 - ETAC is a
success for Washington State_RoIP_Dispatch
2017 - Phase 4
puts live video on the water for State Fish & Wildlife
2018 - Phase
4 introduces the "Remote SIP Upgrade" for Telex C-Soft
2018 - Phase
4 Design wins Maintenance contract for WDFW RoIP
2019 - Phase
4 is a vital component in WDFW achieving PSAP Status
2022 - Phase 4 introduces On Demand Basic 2-Way Radio Training
FCC GROL, RADAR
Dave Grant grew up in Tacoma, Washington. From an early
age he always had a fascination with electronics. He attended DeVry
University in Phoenix and started working for a GE 2-way Service Station
in 1972. While there, Dave built and installed the first Solar Powered
VHF Repeater in Lewis County, Washington. Over the next 10 years he
worked for RCA and Motorola as well, building up experience in 2-way,
mobile telephones, portable radios and paging. In 1981, he joined a
local paging company, where over the next 6 years assisted in growing
the business from 4 transmitters to 40, and 5000 pagers to 25,000.
In 1984 Dave began writing software for the UNIX operating system, which
later expanded to include the Windows operating system and continues
to this day. He went on to join US West Paging in 1987, where as Director
of Technical Services, he was responsible for all radio paging and network
systems across 14 Western States.
Grant went on to start his own consulting business in 1989 and has
been writing software, participating in start-up IT
projects, building and maintaining mid-sized IT systems, and providing
project management, integration and training services ever
More recently, Phase 4 Design placed an emphasis on the Public Safety application
of RoIP dispatch systems. In 2008 Dave became a Certified Trainer for
the TELEX RADIO DISPATCH Product Line of BOSCH Security Systems. He
is currently one of 3 factory certified Telex trainers in North America.
General History of the Internet
The "Internet", as it is generally described, has only existed
for a short time. Prior to 1993, the business of transporting data was
know as "Telecommunications". The issues of cost and access
to remote digital connections meant that "network access"
was confined to telephone companies and corporations like Boeing or
FedEx. Organizations as large as these, have dedicated staff to maintain
network access and security.
technology evolved, it is now possible for anyone to have the same level
of access that the big corporations have, just without the support
staff. A simple broadband connection, either cable or dsl, is faster
then most companies could get 10 years ago. It is the lack of support
staff that leads to problems. Anyone in business knows that the
information is the business, and because of this fact, this information
is generally stored on a computer system of some kind.
must ask yourself one question, "Is my computer used to access
the internet?" If the answer is yes, then there is a possibility
for your computer or your entire network to be invaded or damaged. If
you haven't taken proactive steps to secure the connection point to
the Internet, your network is exposed to the World.
Phase 4 DESIGN, Inc has been providing complex, complete solutions to customers
for many years. Telecommunications and the software to support it has
existed long before the Internet was born.