In 1980, CTI was launched
by John Eilertsen as a high-tech consulting firm that consulted with
many Fortune companies (including Ford, GM, EDS and others) which later
emerged as a computer systems oriented company. In 1984, the company
began marketing remote data communication devices as a national
distributor to support the paperless Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
movement and through it's VARs, captured approximately 90% of the
automotive EDI supplier market.
In the early 1990s CTI moved into other market niches with its own
high-speed software to support various companies (starting with General
Motors suppliers) requiring high-speed CAD file transfers. In this same
time frame, CTI entered into the synchronous electronic tax filing
market established scores of VARs and captured more than 80% of the IRS
tax filing market including all major Tax Application Software Houses
and 55 key IRS locations within the United States. In 1994, CTI
introduced its own multi protocol synchronous modem board to
support market conditions.
In 1995, CTI introduced a unique low cost, but fully featured IP electronic
mailbox system based upon the legacy IBM protocols to allow small
and medium sized companies the same capabilities as larger companies
with their own mainframe mailbox systems. In 1996, CTI introduced its
line of software with the capability of supporting synchronous
transmissions through a PCs COM port without the need for special
internal synchronous interface cards or modems.
In 1996 CTI also introduced a special FastSync TCP/IP extended E-mail mailbox
system to support Internet Service Providers (ISPs), corporations,
institutions and other such sites requiring fast and secure bulk and
binary file transfers with extensive audit trails over the Internet,
Intranet and Extranet infrastructures.
Since the early 1990s until today, CTI's various FastSync® software
packages, hardware and services provide an integral part of
communication networks serving a broad spectrum of business and industry
including many Software Houses, Financial and Computer Services,
Banking, Manufacturing, Education, Insurance, Automotive, Medical,
Local, State and Federal Government Agencies (click
for a partial list of customers).
Most recently (2018-2019) CTI added another new FastSync®
software product to support Fiat-Chrysler's effort for an even more
secure method for transferring their EDI oriented documents to/from
their supplier base. The new
software called EMTS complies with special SFTP PASSWORDLESS