SmartSynch creates new division responsible for managing telemetry business

Jackson, MS, June 26, 2002 — Following the acquisition of the CreataLink® 2XT product line from Motorola in March of this year, SmartSynchà¢â€ž-, a provider of smart metering solutions to the energy and utility industry, has expanded its operations with the creation of the Telemetry Services Division of SmartSynch.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, the Telemetry Service Division is responsible for managing the SmartSynch telemetry business, delivering the highest quality, most cost effective and functionally adaptable CreataLink product line to the utility and other vertical markets.

This new division will be led by Dale Pilger, SmartSynch Chief Operating Officer. Other members of Telemetry Services’ top leadership team include Scott Davis, Vice President of Telemetry Business Development, and John Szpak, Vice President of Worldwide Telemetry Engineering.

Davis, located in Chicago, has 31 years of experience with Motorola during which he served as Zone Manager; District Manager; Regional Manager in the Communications Sector, which served the commercial and industrial markets; Area Manager in the Derivative Technologies Division for new and emerging technologies; and Director of Telemetry in Motorola’s Personal Communications Sector, where he was responsible for opening up the one-way and two-way telemetry markets in Canada, Latin America and the United States.

Szpak, located in Fort Worth, offers 19 years of Motorola experience, including project management, engineering operations management, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering and development engineering. He has also founded and managed organizations responsible for wireless data products in consumer, vertical and OEM markets for paging, packet data, cellular and land mobile networks deployed worldwide.

Szpak leads the Fort Worth team of technical experts in the telemetry field.

These include Director of Telemetry Software Ronald Bane, formerly a Chief Software Architect for Motorola who has more than 23 years of experience and 10 patents in this field; Manager of Telemetry RF John Daggett, an Electrical Engineer with Motorola for the last 13 years who was responsible for the 900 MHz paging subscriber transceiver for telemetry applications; Manager of Telemetry Software Kenneth Gibson, a 21-year engineering industry veteran who specializes in real-time embedded software and development implementation of Digital Signal Processing algorithms for two-way paging subscribing units; Manager of Telemetry Software Linda Trine, formerly a Senior Staff Software Engineer from Motorola who brings more than 15 years of experience in real-time embedded software development; and Telemetry Technician Douglas Cross, an Electronics Development Technician who was an integral member of the team responsible for the CreataLink 2XT ReFLEX® 50.

The CreataLink 2XT two-way wireless data transceiver is a leading telemetry module for wireless applications operating on ReFLEX protocol-based networks, such as utility meter reading, asset tracking and control, security applications, healthcare device monitoring, vending, HVAC control, cathodic measurement, irrigation monitoring, and monitoring and control of electronic signage. SmartSynch uses the technology as a core component of its SmartMeter SystemSM, a real-time connectivity system that enables energy and utility companies to communicate with their commercial and industrial electricity meters.

About SmartSynch

SmartSynch, an energy technology company based in Jackson, MS, is the leading provider of smart metering solutions to the energy and utility industry. Its core product, the SmartMeter System, enables energy and utility companies to communicate with commercial and industrial electricity meters using wireless communications and the Internet. The SmartMeter System manages the delivery of critical information to any application system, workstation, computer, or browser enabled personal communications device. For more information, visit www.smartsynch.com.


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