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Airlink Communications  Acquired by Sierra Wireless (2007 $ 27,000,000 )

3159 Corporate Place
Hayward, CA 94545
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Andrew Berman (7/1/04)
President/COO/Operations: Alden Andersen (01/31/2006)
General Management: Ray Fasnacht (1993)
Finance: Nevanna Sacks
Technology: Jim Baichtel (1993)
Sales/Marketing: Justin Schmid; Scott Davis

Advisory board: Jodi Sherman Jahic (Voyager Capital Principal)

Business description: AirLink Communications is a recognized leader in the wireless data industry. The two founders of AirLink, Jim Baichtal and Ray Fasnacht, participated in the development of the current industry standard protocols for wireless data, CDPD. Early on, AirLink concentrated on developing and selling test equipment to the wireless carriers. In 1998, acting on their extensive industry knowledge, reputation, and expertise, AirLink began selling wireless subscriber devices. AirLink is now a leading provider of wireless and mobile data systems allowing real-time communications and transactions for commercial markets. AirLink offers a complete family of hardware and software products which include both end-user software applications and APIs designed to allow vertical market integrators to take advantage of AirLink’s technology. In addition to numerous telemetry APIs, AirLink is also developing middleware for these markets. These products are the latest in innovative, productivity-enhancing mobile solutions for companies in a wide variety of markets.
Customers include: SprintVerizon Wireless;  EIS;  Petro-Canada
Partners include: Aether SystemsATandT WirelessEricssonMapquestNextel Communications Novatel WirelessSiemensSprintTele AtlasVerizon Wireless;  Aliant;  Automated Wireless;  Baka Trak-It;  Bell Mobility;  Dobson Cellular Systems;  Mobile Electron;  Movilnet;  National Wireless;  Pelican Mobile;  Quality Communications;  RealTime Ops ;  TELUS Mobility ;  USAT;  Vision Information Technology;  Zeracom

Ownership: Acquired by Sierra Wireless (2007 $ 27,000,000 )

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Record updated: Mar 2007
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1993
Ownership: Acquired by Sierra Wireless (2007 $ 27,000,000 )