Focus will be Development of New Technologies for Global Wireless Access and Connectivity
AUSTIN, Texas and SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 04, 2017 — Carnegie Technologies, developers of the Network Convergence Platform for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers, announced today the launch of Carnegie Labs, its new research and development division that will drive Carnegie’s product innovation pipeline, as well as spearhead technology due diligence for the Company’s investments, strategy, and partnerships.
Carnegie Labs is focused on creating specific solutions for next-generation mobile telecommunications networks to allow people and machines to communicate effectively from every corner of the world. Its innovations will empower mobile operators, MSOs, telco operators, and enterprises with solutions that drive revenue and enhance end user experiences. Carnegie Labs is an active participant in technology standards meetings, including Wi-Fi, 3GPP, IEEE, and IoT, and is the primary evaluator of partners, suppliers, and investments for Carnegie Technologies’ product pipeline.
The first official Labs project is named SatBridge, a satellite access point with patent-pending smart antenna technology that provides up to eight times the signal gain of standard hand-held satellite phones as well as horizon-to-horizon satellite tracking. SatBridge allows any smartphone to access satellite service via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth link, and a Visitor Location Register (VLR) is planned as a software upgrade to allow follow-me roaming onto satellite networks. Carnegie has been working in collaboration with Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), a United States defense contractor and one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the U.S., on the design and testing of SatBridge’s beam steering antenna.
Carnegie Labs is led by CTO Paul Struhsaker. Paul was previously CTO of Dell’s Client Solutions Group where he was responsible for technology strategy, innovation pipeline, technology incubation, and thought leadership. Paul’s other roles included SVP Software Engineering at Comcast NBC Universal, VP of Engineering at Cablevision Systems, VP Silicon Platform at Motorola PCS, and CTO Broadband at Texas Instruments. He was also a founder and CTO of two successful startups: Wi-Fi innovation leader Aironet Wireless (acquired by Cisco) and 4G wireless innovator Raze Technologies.
“We are incredibly excited about the projects we’re working on at Carnegie Labs, as they’ll have far-reaching impacts on the mobile communications industry,” said Paul. “We’re farthest along with satellite communications groundbreaker SatBridge, but we’re also developing Animal Tracker, our first agricultural IoT product for tracking herd animals, as well as our foldable Ku Satellite Antenna, which is small enough to fit in a backpack and can be deployed in minutes to provide cost-effective high speed voice, video, and data feeds at any location. Carnegie Technologies is going to fundamentally change the way we communicate, whether we’re around the corner or in the most remote locations of the world, and Carnegie Labs will be the driving force in identifying and developing those innovations.”
Carnegie Labs is based in Austin, Texas and employs a staff of best in class talent from around the globe. For more information and to see its latest projects, visit www.carnegietechnologies.com/
About Carnegie Technologies
Carnegie Technologies brings together the best and brightest minds to challenge the status quo and develop real, revenue-generating communications products that take advantage of the fundamental shifts in the communications technology ecosystem. Founded in 2010 following a successful 20-year history operating wireless networks and developing adjunct communications products, Carnegie Technologies has over 100 employees and engineering teams on four continents with deep expertise in application development and software for mobile devices, cellular core network operations, and more that is now leveraged to drive the development of the next generation of communications technology. For more information visit www.CarnegieTechnologies.com.