SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Range Networks, the leading U.S. provider of commercial open source cellular systems, today announced that Stephen Cambone has joined its board of directors. In this role, Cambone will bring his expertise and vision to the company as an advocate for improved mobile communications to aid disaster relief efforts and supply affordable communications to underserved markets at home and abroad.
- Cambone is the founder of Adirondack Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and the adoption and employment of technology to improve operational performance and results. He has also served in senior corporate positions for QinetiQ North America and as a senior official in the Department of Defense with responsibility for strategy, program planning and intelligence.
- Cambone has extensive experience through his government service and his work in the private sector in the requirements for affordable and secure critical infrastructure and those related to the deployment of emergency communication networks in cases of disaster.
- Range Networks is advancing the future of cellular networks with the only complete commercial open source cellular system.
- Made in the U.S.A. and based on open standards, the Range Networks systems are simple to deploy and manage at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.
- Range Networks empowers first responders, rural communities, remote outposts and small network operators to deploy cellular networks as part of a pre-existing network or standalone system.
- Range Networks has successfully demonstrated the feasibility and profitability of low-cost networks with deployments on all seven continents.
Stephen A. Cambone, Ph. D., said: "Through my experience, I've seen first-hand what the collapse of communication infrastructure looks like during a disaster. When disasters occur, rapidly deployable cellular communications are a necessity to ensure effective relief support. Range Networks has a unique approach to providing emergency responders, as well as rural communities and remote outposts, with the power and flexibility of a fully integrated cellular system, built on open source software, that drastically reduces implementation and maintenance costs. I look forward to working with the Range Networks team during the next phase of the company's growth."
Faith Sedlin, COO of Range Networks, said: "We are pleased to welcome Stephen Cambone to our board of directors. Steve's business and technical expertise is a huge advantage for Range Networks as we continue to build momentum in establishing low-cost cellular networks in disaster zones and developing countries."
About Range Networks
Range Networks is the future of cellular networks. Founded by the inventors of OpenBTS, the Company provides the only commercial open source cellular system. Range Networks' products are made in the U.S.A., and are simple to deploy and manage at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions. Based on open standards, Range Networks provides connectivity to existing 2G/3G and 4G networks to rural communities, remote outposts and emergency crews. Additional information is available at: www.rangenetworks.com.
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