The explosion of the Internet of Things is pushing us towards a sensor enabled world. Ubiquitous sensors will provide new data to cities, communities and farms that will enable entire new business models, greatly increase efficiencies, as well as reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
To realize this potential, we will need a new approach to wireless networks that can scale to efficiently and cost effectively support hundreds of millions of sensors. Sensors need to be low cost, communicate over miles outdoors and from inside buildings, as well as run for years on standard batteries. No existing wireless network technology can support these requirements today. Cellular networks are too expensive and power hungry. Existing consumer wireless devices like WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee simply don’t have enough range to provide city-wide coverage.
We’ve studied this issue for years and assembled a team of seasoned wireless veterans to develop the infrastructure technology for the world’s most advanced, low power, wide area network for the Internet of Things, RadioCloudTM.
Jim has founded multiple successful startups (Tridom, Media4, Jacket Micro Devices) with exits to public companies (AT&T, Dish Network, AVX). At Tridom and Media4 he was instrumental in the development of highly integrated satellite communications technology which resulted in the deployment of millions of very small aperture satellite terminal (VSATs) and eventually to personal satellite broadband products. He has deep experience in wireless and satellite communications technology and filed the original patent application on the RadioCloud concept. He is also an active angel investor and a founder of the Atlanta Technology Angels. Jim is active in the Atlanta startup community as a mentor and advisor and with the George Tech community where he serves on the advisory board of the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Jim has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.