HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Attila Technologies, LLC, will be the focus of the third in a series of "Disruptive Technologies Roundtables" held at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski, Vice President for University Research & Enterprise Development at Stevens, will host the Oct. 12 luncheon, which will discuss Attila Technologies, a wireless communications company that provides continuous broadband-on-demand communication devices and services despite saturated airways. Members of the media are welcome to attend the roundtable, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 14th Floor of Stevens' Howe Center.
Invited representatives from the investment community and industry will have the opportunity to receive a firsthand look at the technology, meet the inventors and discuss their assessment of the technology's potential in the marketplace. The intention is to provide a forum for networking and promoting interaction among industry, the investment community, and the university, leading to joint innovation and enterprise.
These roundtable events will discuss technology developed at Stevens that either is ready for commercialization, or is the basis of a Technogenesis® start-up company.
Attila Technologies is a Technogenesis company, founded in 2005 by Stevens and the technology co-inventors, Dr. Patrick White and Nicholas Girard. It is a wireless communications company that provides continuous broadband-on-demand communication devices and services despite saturated airways. Attila's products are based on newly patented, breakthrough technology from Stevens. This technology is critical to developing a communication system that cannot be interrupted or jammed, resulting in ultra-reliable, high-speed communications. Attila's approach solves the two most important problems faced by first responders in a disaster – continuous communications and interoperability.
The patent-pending technology was largely developed under funding from the National Science Foundation. To date, three prototypes have been developed and will be tested for deployment for Beta testing by a N.J. County police department in August 2005. Attila has acquired initial investments and is seeking additional investors and partners.
The initial market is the first-responder market. Attila's adaptive radio meets the critical communication needs of the first responders, as set fort by DHS. Attila's radio will turn the entire city into a virtual hot spot for the first responders. In addition to the virtual hot spot capability, its interoperability and security make the military market a viable one. The valuation of this initial market is $1 billion. This is based on over 350,000 first-responder vehicles at $3,000 per vehicle.
Attila is the leader in the adaptive radio market. Its patent-pending technology enabled an adaptive mobile radio that provides uninterrupted radio communication and interoperability during emergencies – despite the saturation of the airwaves. Its capabilities include maximized performance – by adapting user needs to match the local wireless environment and simultaneous transmission over multiple channels or nodes.
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