August 2005 to February 2006
The Wireless Data Group had grown to be a division in it's own
Wireless Data Division. My role was heading the team developing the
next generation of hardware for the Wireless Data Division.
September 2002 to August 2005
The Mobile Data Group was very successful so a new larger group, the
Wireless Data Group, was formed to allow increased worldwide roll out.
This included some expansion into Europe and operations in New Zealand
and Australia. During this period I worked on the development of a new
in car version of the Halo Dome called the Halo Qube. I then added
telephone voice functionality to the Halo Qube. I also did much of the
early development of the new I/O expansion unit. I also developed
our first navigation product, the M-Nav 650 which took the consumer
iCN650 product and interfaced to the Qube product and combined
messaging, tracking and Navigation into one system.
July 2000 to September 2002
I lead the initial technical team that architectured our vehicle
tracking and communications system. It is know as the OnlineAVL system
and the UK operation was feature in a TV documentary when we won the TRADE NZ
Supreme Exporter of the Year award in 2002. We also won by
Supreme Award. The concept of the Halo Dome tracking product was my
idea and the unquiue ideas in it have a been granted US patent 6,789,013. I did most
of the hardware development of this product and wrote the API libraries
and test code for it. I wrote the application and test code for the
MDT800 data terminal along with some of it’s SDK and did much of
final hardware development needed to get it into volume production.
June 1999 to July 2000
I performed software and hardware development of marine instruments. I also undertook support of manufacturing processes and test engineering of marine products. I worked with dealer network worldwide to coordinate software release and resolve customer issues. I installed a Linux Internet gateway to allow the network user to access the Internet from the company LAN.
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