Direct Communications International, Inc. (DCI) has an experience and direct involvement in the land mobile radio, avionics, and wireless industries. Established in 1990, DCI introduced its first software product; CommShopTM. This single title quickly became an industry standard for land mobile radio system design, maintenance and just a handy tool in the shop.
In 1993, DCI LMR Products added plug-in computer boards to encode service monitors with selective signaling formats. The CommShop Audio and Paging boards can be used for bench testing or direct modulation for in-house paging systems.
Added to the company in 1992, DCI Professional Consulting continues to provide services for hire within the land mobile and wireless industries. Among the services offered are DCI's live seminars covering the FCC and OSHA regulations and guidelines regarding RF Safety.
In 1995 the DCI Marketing division was established as a manufacturer's rep company in the Rocky Mountain Territory. The rep division acquired the talent to get the job done and the product lines to feed the talent. Lines represented included Motorola Test Equipment, Antenex, Ritron, SDI, Cadex, Narda, Dispatch Products, Amrel and AvReps Int'l. The direct rep division was closed in 2001 when DCI relocated to Illinois.
DCI Marketing continues to work with a network of representatives to provide national representation within the wireless and land mobile industry. Manufacturers looking for a field force can benefit from DCI's extensive experience and access to some of the best reps in the business.
In 2005 DCI released its RF Safety course on DVD. "RF Safety LIVE!" is a two-hour packed training program to familiarize technical personnel to work safely around RF sources. Upon successful completion and testing, students receive a certificate of training.
Company president, Steve Lemons has been conducting technical, sales, and marketing, courses since the late 70's. His experiences in the field bring the classroom materials to life with real world examples. As a professional presenter, Lemons cues into the audience to gauge the reception and clarity. Years at the "chalkboard" provide a confidence in material and skill to meet the training objectives.
Energy, humor, and enthusiasm, are key components of Lemons' style. Getting through the material is never the goal but rather getting the material through to the student. Experience is not expensive, it is priceless.
Career in Brief:
1974-1980 King Radio, Director of Field Training
1980-1982 Audio Visual Systems, Sales Manager/Engineer
1982-1984 Communications Magazine, Editor
1984-1988 Celltronics, Vice President of Sales (Neutec, Trilectric, Neulink divisions)
1988-1990 Celltronics, President (Neutec, Trilectric, Neulink, RF Industries divisions)
1990-2001 DCI, President
2001-2002 RSI Corp, Sales Manager/Instructor
2002-2003 SmarTrunk Systems, Vice President
2003- DCI, President
DCI is located about 90 miles east of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Airport options are Saint Louis, MO (STL) or Evansville, IN (EVV).