HOUSTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ISA EXPO Booth# 1978 -- GainSpan
Corporation today announced the formal launch of the company and its Wi-Fi
sensor network solution that leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure while
providing 5-10 years of battery life for sensors and other connected
devices. The business started in 2004 with a goal to accelerate the
adoption of new wireless usage models for sensor network applications, as
part of the New Business Initiatives group, an internal incubator within
"Incubated in Intel's New Business Initiatives (NBI) Group, GainSpan
was spun out to create a business which delivers products that capitalize
on low power 802.11 technology in management and monitoring sensor
systems," said Rich Wykoff, General Manager of NBI. "Our investment in
GainSpan is now managed within the Intel Capital investment portfolio."
GainSpan solutions enable users to deploy Wi-Fi sensors that improve
indoor and outdoor air quality, reduce energy consumption, cut costs and
improve operational efficiencies. Furthermore, because Wi-Fi utilizes
standard IP networking protocols, organizations can more easily share data
across multiple systems, including building and industrial automation
systems and enterprise IT management systems and backend applications.
"GainSpan is based on the simple idea of using an existing, widely
deployed technology to enable new usage models," said Vijay Parmar,
President and CEO at GainSpan. "We took this idea one step further by
providing silicon and software to speed deployment of these new models.
GainSpan will innovate around these basic tenets to create a broad range of
solutions that can improve usage capabilities worldwide."
GainSpan's management team is comprised of seasoned executives with
expertise in networking, communications and semiconductor technologies.
Parmar, who was the former General Manager of the business while at Intel,
brings more than 20 years of semiconductor, networking and wireless
industries experience to his capacity as president and CEO of GainSpan.
Lewis Adams is a co-founder and serves as CTO. Prior to GainSpan, Adams
spent over 30 years at Intel, where he was chief technologist on multiple
emerging communications technologies, such as cable, DSL, satellite, RFID
and 802.11. His efforts resulted in several new internal businesses and
technology innovations for the company and its intellectual property
"Our team has broad expertise in networking, semiconductor and wireless
technologies, and is applying that knowledge to the emerging usage models
for Wi-Fi sensor networks," said Adams. "The success of our solutions are
directly attributable to our team's expertise and our experience in working
together before and after the spin-out from Intel."
Launched as a startup business within Intel and founded as an
independent company in 2006, GainSpan brings Wi-Fi sensor networks to life.
The company has developed technology that leverages the ubiquitous Wi-Fi
infrastructure and enables Wi-Fi sensors to run up to 10 years on an AA
battery. GainSpan solutions help people save money, save energy and work
smarter. For more information, visit http://www.gainspan.com.
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SOURCE GainSpan Corporation