Alpha Micro North America appoints Norm Smith as CEO for newly-formed Alpha Micro Wireless
A new company offering synergistic RF integration services for embedded antennas and RF modules for M2M/SMART meter, telematics and military/UAV wireless applications.
Alpha Micro North America, the telematics and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication specialists, has joined forces with RF Savvy LLC, innovators in embedded antenna technology for next generation SMART meters, to form Alpha Micro Wireless www.alphamicrowireless.com.
Headed up by SMART Meter Wirelyss™ antenna pioneer and co-owner, CEO Norm Smith, Alpha Micro Wireless will be providing leading-edge RF products and RF integration services to developers of M2M/SMART meter, Home Area Network (HAN), telematics and military/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications in the USA, Canada and Europe.
With over 25 years experience spanning the commercial wireless and US defence industry, including almost a decade in developing innovative embedded antennae technology for SMART meters, Norm will be responsible for operations, sales, marketing and engineering at Alpha Micro Wireless. Together with his team, Norm will be focusing his attention on the M2M market - in particular SMART meter manufacturers and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) integrators responsible for systems that; measure, collect and analyse energy usage. Developers and integrators of Home Area Networks (HAN) will also be a key focus, as will the telematics and military/UAV sectors.
Commenting on his appointment and the formation of the new company Norm Smith said, “I am delighted that developers of wireless applications now have a single, synergistic, point-of-contact for seamless RF integration of wireless communications modules and embedded antenna technology”. Asked about customer benefits he stated, “I fully expect RF Savvy’s and Alpha Micro’s customers to benefit from our RF savvy integration services, which the new company will continue to offer as our trade-marked service, to help them improve RF system/product performance and to fast-track time-to-market for their products. It’s a ‘win-win-win’ situation and one that simply side-steps the notorious time delays and issues associated with engaging multiple vendors and multiple sales channels that often result in dis-jointed product offerings - leaving customers frustrated.”
Concluding Christos Papakyriacou, Managing Director, Alpha Micro, said, “We are delighted to welcome Norm Smith to the Alpha Micro Wireless management team. He has an excellent track record in developing strategic business opportunities in wireless, M2M, SMART metering and the US defence markets and brings a wealth of RF engineering and technical aptitude along with substantial channel and marketing experience to the company. He has a unique combination of sales and technical skills rarely found in one individual. As a result I’m confident he will do a great job launching our new Alpha Micro Wireless brand in North America and in developing our sales channels and partner alliance strategy which is great news for our customers and supply-chain partners.”
For further information on Alpha Micro Wireless please visit www.alphamicrowireless.com
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About RF Savvy and Norm Smith:
RF Savvy specialises in innovative green-tech antennas for next generation SMART meters.
The company is headed up by Norm Smith who is a creative entrepreneur and successful businessman with over 25 years of sales, marketing and engineering experience in the Wireless industry for companies that include; Nokia, GEC-Marconi, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, and Symmetricom.
Norm Smith obtained his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire (England) and also holds an OND and HNC in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.
He has spent the last 10 years successfully innovating embedded Wirelyss™ antennas for electric utility meters that have been used in; Landis & Gyr, Itron, Elster Electric and other automated meter reader applications. For further information please visit, www.rfsavvy.com
About Alpha Micro Components USA Inc and Alpha Micro Wireless
Founded in Jupiter Florida in 2000, Alpha Micro USA is a successful independent specialist franchised distributor servicing the Machine to Machine (M2M), telematics, medical, energy monitoring, security and automotive sectors with components from world-leading manufacturers. Its franchised product lines include GlobalTop Technology, Sagemcom, Yokowo, Lantronix and the company's own 'AMC' range. Like its UK parent company Alpha Micro Components Ltd, Alpha Micro USA has built an enviable reputation offering excellent customer service and innovative products to its customers.
Newly formed, Alpha Micro Wireless brings together over 40 years of combined industry expertise in tailoring and distributing cellular/GPS/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth & ISM band wireless technologies coupled with synergistic patent pending as well as COTS embedded antenna designs for a rich and unique value proposition to the M2M, telematics, military and SMART meter wireless markets. For further information, please visit www.alphamicrowireless.com
North American Headquarters, Alpha Micro Wireless, 725 N A1A, The Alhambra, Unit E204, Jupiter, FL 33477, USA
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