Wintek Corp

Steve Belter and Jim Wilson continue to run this technology company that dates back to the early exploration of microprocessors at Purdue. The first version of the Morse Code Teaching Machine was developed on their Wince Control Module.

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Way back on May 27th of 1973 when Paul Wintz, then a Purdue professor of Electrical Engineering, started Wintek Corporation, the Internet was still just a dream in the mind of a few very farsighted thinkers. In fact in 1973, very few even knew what a microcomputer was.

Dr. Wintz founded Wintek to provide what may have been the nation's first: a short course on this fledgling new microcomputer technology. Wintek's three-day course cost $495 and included your very own 4-by-6-inch single-board computer based on the then-new Motorola 6800 chip. For the very serious, there was a five-day course for two-hundred dollars more.

Professor Wintz and his assistant Jim Wilson next found that there was a new market developing for specialized hardware and software designed to connect these new tiny computer circuits with industrial manufacturing equipment. For the next 20 years Wintek grew as a specialized manufacturer of single-board computers and their required software.

At present, Wintek's business is split between Internet services and the sale and configuration of computer network equipment from Cisco Systems. Wintek is a Cisco-certified Premier Partner, installing and maintaining Cisco firewalls, routers, switches, and wireless access points.

One of the keys to Wintek's success has been its consistency of service over its three decades in the industry. A major reason for this is likely the long tenure of key staffers. While Mr. Belter has been with the company since 1982, Wintek's operations manager, Jerilyn Rausch has this topped, having served with Wintek since 1977.


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