Elan Celebrates 25 Years of Success
The culmination of an eventful year for Elan Digital Systems Ltd, of Hampshire, UK, specialists in the PCMCIA field, was heralded by a gala dinner held at historic Highclere Castle in November to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the company's incorporation in 1976. Attended by the recently elected Fareham M.P., the Right Hon. Mark Hoban and his wife Fiona, the co-founders of Elan, Alex Bible and Al Negrin greeted an international gathering of company advisors, distributors and staff for an evening to remember.
The year 2001 has been a very special one for Elan Digital Systems in that they recently became Smart Award winners, winning funding to enhance and develop their Memory Card Explorer software product, which is already a global best seller and a unique package in the PC Card market. They also had their International patent on the desktop PCMCIA adapters granted, and this was also the year in which Elan appointed a new Managing Director, Julian Barnard.
Elan is one of the few companies in the world to offer sophisticated bespoke design of PC Card and relevant interface software, resulting in contracts from all over the world including projects for the US Military, Japanese electronics companies, UK and international Blue Chip firms.
Elan's influence in the world-wide PC Card Drive market has spiralled along with the rise in Wireless LAN cards with their series of Universal P-Series Drives capable of accepting all makes of PC Cards as well as Bluetooth cards, and the future of this particular market is increasing fast despite general technological recessionary trends.
Alex Bible, Chairman of Elan, commented "We have seen many changes in the company's focus over the past 25 years with the different ranges of products we have designed and manufactured. Elan has now evolved to provide respected expertise and innovation in the field of PCMCIA design, encompassing all the latest Card technology requirements of the moment, whilst keeping an eye to the next series of standards appearing on the horizon. The one trend throughout the last 25 years of business, however, has been our emphasis on quality and future-proofing of a product range that is always just that little bit ahead of the market. Whilst we have enjoyed a spectacular evening at Highclere Castle to celebrate the past, we are now looking forward with considerable optimism to the future."
Photo caption - from left to right - Fiona Hoban, Rt. Hon. Mark Hoban M.P., Alex Bible and Al Negrin, co-founders of Elan Digital Systems Ltd celebrate Elan's 25th Anniversary.