RapidM was established in July 2001
to focus solely on the development of core HF radio modems, 2G ALE
(Automatic Link Establishment), 3G ALE and HF e-mail software products
and services. Since its inception, RapidM
has built up significant technical competency in the wireless modem
field, especially with regard to conformance with the applicable
standards STANAG 4539,
STANAG 4285, MIL-STD-188-110B, MIL-STD-188-110A, STANAG 5066,
RapidM is also active in the area of
3G ALE and STANAG 4538. Our development team consists of 27 highly
skilled Electronic Engineers and Computer Scientists. RapidM has developed cutting edge
embedded modem hardware and software for use in standalone or embedded
scenarios. The team is committed to continuous improvement of the
quality and performance of our products to most importantly, provide
priority support to our key clients.
RapidM is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
RapidM is privately owned with significant stakes held by the founder and the management team.
The RapidM Management Team consists
of Stephan Isebeck (CEO), Danie van Wyk (CTO), Christo Coetzee (Production) and
Abri Coetzee (Waveforms). Summarised CV's of Stephan and Danie are
Stephan Isebeck is the Chief
Executive Officer of RapidM. Through
his long-standing involvement in high frequency and radio development
work, Stephan has managed to develop significant contacts with
international companies involved in this market. He has built a strong
team of design engineers, and provides leadership in the architectural
innovation and quality aspects of the RapidM HF radio modem design.
Dr. Danie van Wyk is the Chief Technical Officer of RapidM Danie
holds an PhD degree in Electronic Engineering and specialises in DSP
and communications system engineering.
He is also the project leader of various undertakings at RapidM.
Our offices in Pretoria
RapidM has an existing range of HF
radio modem products, which have found application in high-profile NATO
navies. We have a permanently staffed on-site production facility.
In-house, the company focuses on the important areas of component
buying, QA, final assembly, burn-in and test, whilst we outsource PCB
manufacturing and assembly.
RapidM provides licensed STANAG 5066
based software solutions for HF e-mail and IP over HF. The company has
the capacity to establish software development teams on short notice for
this purpose. The software development process is typically based on
MIL-STD-498 unless adapted by the customer. To date, these solutions
have been adapted for use in high-profile European military
organisations and tested by world-leading HF system houses.
This is driven by the demand for long-haul bandwidth, especially in the
commercial marine HF E-mail application area.
This demand is driven by the strategic requirement for satellite
independence for long-haul military communications and interoperability