30 Years of History!
Back in 1986, driving down I-75 as what seemed to be the only car on the road for miles, I could only imagine I would still be making the same drive thirty years later! Spydur Technologies began its life in Voice Processing as Voice Mail Inc (VMI), and started out as the #1 support organization for the Genesis Cindi. This was in the early days of proprietary $100k+ Voice Mail machines, as we quickly transitioned and saw the benefit of open architecture hardware. We soon became the #1 support organization for the wildly popular open architecture Avaya Octel, and grew to be authorized distribution for over twenty different manufacturers! It was only a couple short years of exploding growth before we expanded from our original office building to our new office building at ten times the size, just a mile down the road, and where our operations remain still to this day.
Later years would include “the Great Y-2000 Scare” and a variety of discussion panels, as the world’s operating systems went from denoting the year with four-digits. We seemed to work twenty-four hours a day trying to meet the exploding demand of the years surrounding Y2k. Shortly after, one of our people started a little side project in the office we internally called the VMI Asterisk. It was revolutionary in that it used open architecture hardware, using collaboratively developed open source software, and supported open standards for communications that were only just ratified by the ITU. As we soon realized all the very cool, slick, and extraordinarily helpful things we could now do, we quickly devoted more attention and resources to its development.
The SpydurPBX was born in 2005 with our new d.b.a. (doing business as) in hand, Spydur Technologies. The Spydur has been a natural fit in maintaining a number of our core business principles: keep it simple (KISS), no nickle and diming, plug ‘n play, and no limits! While development still remains predominantly on the high end, we soon introduced a smaller SpydurByte, and then a smaller still SpydurCore. It has been a most remarkable platform from the very beginning, and has only grown in its reach and capabilities.
I would like to offer a special thanks to our ever-increasing Spydur Impact Business Partners; we greatly value our continued and growing relationships with you, and are very grateful for both of our continued successes! Finally to our team and coworkers that has been the foundation of Spydur Technologies, you have my sincerest appreciation for your service over the years; and we look forward to growing with you well into the future!
Gary & Diane Harbeck
Jason & LaDonna Harbeck
Still the world’s leading supplier of voice, store, and forward technology!