Navman NZ Ltd

Hardware Team Leader, Wireless Data Division


August 2005 to February 2006

Work doneM-Nav 650

The Wireless Data Group had grown to be a division in it's own right, the Wireless Data Division.  My role was heading the team developing the next generation of hardware for the Wireless Data Division.

Senior R&D Engineer, Wireless Data Group


September 2002 to August 2005

Work donePicture of Halo

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.

Technical Group Leader Mobile Data


July 2000 to September 2002Picture of Mobile Data Terminal

Work done

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 the HiTECH 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 the final hardware development needed to get it into volume production.

R&D Engineer


June 1999 to July 2000Picture of marine products

Work done

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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