Low Power, Long Range Solutions

IoT solutions for a sustainable world
 

Low Power, Long Range,
Ease of Use, Unparalleled Scalability

Highly scalable LoRaWAN IoT solutions
for consumers and industry

Introducing Tabs

The all-in-one solution to ensure peace of mind for busy families. Our suite of products and simple mobile app give parents visibility into the activities and location of their children as well as the security and health of their home. Whether at home or across town—families can keep tabs on what they care about most – location and safety of their kids, home security, health of the home environment, home Wi-Fi parental controls, and home Wi-Fi security. The Tab’s hub covers entire neighborhoods and overcomes the connectivity issues associated with getting other smart home solutions to work seamlessly over the entire residence. The hubs all collaborate together to expand the network performance for all users. Tabs is poised to be the next successful, volume smart home solution which builds low power network coverage that has tremendous value for other applications.

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Introducing Tabs

About LoRa and LoRaWAN

About LoRa and LoRaWAN

LoRa is the physical-layer (PHY) which permits extremely long range communication with optimized energy efficiency and signal robustness. LoRaWAN is the low power, wide-area network (LPWAN) global de-facto standard for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the foundation of the LoRa Alliance. The LoRa PHY and LoRaWAN protocol are optimized for battery lifetime and low cost of the end-devices to enable volume deployments for applications such as agriculture, supply chain, asset tracking, intelligent building, smart city, smart metering, and smart home.

For more about LoRa and LoRaWAN
For more about how LoRa compares to other technologies

About TrackNet

TrackNet provides highly scalable LoRaWAN IoT solutions for consumers and industry, focusing on ease of use and unparalleled scalability to enable a new era of exponentially growing LPWAN deployments for a sustainable world.

About TrackNet

Our partners: ZENNER IoT Solutions, SmartMakers, microshare.io

TrackNet is developing end-to-end solutions including sensors, gateways, and apps with optimized user experience for targeted LPWAN and IoT applications. The company is a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance and the TrackNet team has been instrumental in specifying, building, and establishing LoRaWAN and the LoRa Alliance for more than five years. It has been brought to life by former Semtech and IBM employees with cumulated decades of real-world experience in embedded and RF systems, wireless networks, network management, end-to-end security, and solutions development for the whole spectrum from small-scale private networks to carrier-grade deployments. TrackNet has offices in Switzerland and California, USA and is looking to build a talented, passionate team to realize IoT and LPWAN applications.

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Meet the Team

Hardy Schmidbauer / Co-Founder and CEO

Hardy Schmidbauer

Co-Founder and CEO

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Hardy Schmidbauer / Co-Founder and CEO

Hardy Schmidbauer

Co-Founder and CEO

Hardy Schmidbauer is a Co-founder and the CEO of TrackNet focusing on marketing and strategy. Prior to TrackNet he was the Director of Wireless and IoT at Semtech Corporation where he successfully positioned the wireless division to be a leader in IoT and LPWAN with LoRa. Hardy was a key contributor to the formation of the LoRa Alliance as the marketing committee chairman, increased Semtech revenue 50-100% each year under his management, and constructed the original LoRa ecosystem under his business development efforts. Prior to Semtech, Hardy held marketing and design manager positions at Silicon Labs, Integration Associates, and DSP Group playing an instrumental role in successful product introduction through wireless product definition, design, and key customer acquisition.

 

Joe Knapp / Co-Founder and EVP Engineering

Joe Knapp

Co-Founder and EVP Engineering

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Joe Knapp / Co-Founder and EVP Engineering

Joe Knapp

Co-Founder and EVP Engineering

Joe Knapp is a Co-founder and the EVP Engineering of TrackNet focusing on hardware and system architecture. Prior to TrackNet he was working in the semiconductor industry for almost 20 years for such companies as Stanford Telecom, Marvell Semiconductor, Wipro, and Semtech on GPS, satellite communication, Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN and other wireless technologies. He has a wide breadth of knowledge in network architecture, hardware, and software design. At Semtech, Joe was a key contributor developing the LoRa gateway reference designs and localization prototypes. He was further instrumental in the North America definition of LoRaWAN and Hybrid operation in compliance with FCC regulations. Joe has worked in the United States and Europe while managing teams of engineers in India, Europe and the United States.

 

Dr. Thorsten Kramp / Co-Founder and CTO

Thorsten Kramp

Co-Founder and CTO

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Dr. Thorsten Kramp / Co-Founder and CTO

Dr. Thorsten Kramp

Co-Founder and CTO

Dr. Thorsten Kramp is a Co-founder and the CTO of TrackNet focusing on software and security. Prior to TrackNet he was a Master Inventor at IBM Research for more than 15 years, being (co-)author of more than 25 reviewed publications and 15 patents. While at IBM, Thorsten was working on smartcard operating systems, applied security, networking, sensor networks, and machine-to-machine (M2M) infrastructure. His roles span from nuts-and-bolts engineering to technical project management to strategic business development. Most notable are his contributions to the "IBM Long Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)" system, the first carrier-grade LoRaWAN network infrastructure solution. Thorsten is one of the authors of the LoRaWAN 1.0 specification, the foundation on which the LoRa Alliance has been built.

 

Brian Bosso / VP Hardware

Brian Bosso

VP Hardware

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Brian Bosso / VP Hardware

Brian Bosso

VP Hardware

Brian Bosso is VP of Hardware for Tracknet. Previously, Brian was VP of Engineering at Energous Corporation, developing RF wireless power at a distance technologies. He spent over a decade at Marvell Semiconductor where he served as Senior Director of Wireless System Hardware and was instrumental in growing Marvell's wireless business and portfolio. While at Marvell, Brian was responsible for hardware, system design, applications engineering, and validation for all Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and FM solutions. Before Marvell, He developed wireless broadband and satellite communications products at Omnispectrum, nBand Communications, Stanford Telecom, Newbridge Networks, Alcatel, and Lockheed Martin. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University. He has over 25 U.S. patents granted in various RF and wireless communications technologies.

 

Byron BeMiller / VP Global Sales

Byron BeMiller

VP Global Sales

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Byron BeMiller / VP Global Sales

Byron BeMiller

VP Global Sales

Byron BeMiller is the VP of Global Sales at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet, Byron spent 7 years at Semtech where he held a variety of Business Development and Product Marketing positions. Most recently he was responsible for LoRa Business Development activities in the LATAM market where he initiated the deployments of the first public LoRaWAN networks in the four largest markets in the region. He also served as the Semtech Alternate for the LoRa Alliance Board of Directors and as a key member of the LoRa Alliance Marketing committee which has grown membership in the Alliance from 15 to nearly 500 members in a little over two years. Previous positions at Semtech included Director of Marketing for Timing and Synchronization products, and Director of Sales for High Speed SerDes. Previous to Semtech, Byron held Sales and Business Development management positions at Cortina, Ciena, and Nortel Networks. He holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois and an MS in Management from Georgia Tech.

 

Jim Smolen / VP Americas Sales

Jim Smolen

VP Americas Sales

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Jim Smolen / VP Americas Sales

Jim Smolen

VP Americas Sales

Jim Smolen is the VP of Americas Sales at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet, Jim has spent over 20 years in executive-level positions at Vodafone Airtouch, Life360, and Location Labs, where he deployed wireless networks and location based services world-wide. Jim was responsible for a variety of Business Development and Alliances positions that contributed to explosive growth at Location Labs, Mobileway, and Loc-Aid Technologies, which resulted in successful M&A exits. Jim grew Life360’s location based services, tripling revenue and expanding into the global marketplace. Most recently he has focused on delivering location based mobile safety solutions to the enterprise and Higher Education markets at LiveSafe, where he was Head of Strategic Alliances.

 

Patrick Mercer / COO

Patrick Mercer

COO

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Patrick Mercer / COO

Patrick Mercer

COO

Patrick Mercer is the COO of TrackNet and is responsible for the day-to-day business operations with emphasis on global manufacturing and logistics. Patrick has over 20 years of experience serving in multiple operational positions, most of which were focused within the medical device industry. Prior to TrackNet, he was Vice President of Manufacturing for RODO Medical where he was responsible for all domestic and international contract manufacturers. In addition, he implemented all logistics and inventory management processes from the ground up. As Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics at DFINE, Patrick was responsible for setting up and validating new manufacturing operations in Hungary and Costa Rica. His global experience includes managing manufacturing operations in Hungary, China, Korea, Costa Rica and Australia. Patrick graduated from the University of Alabama with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering. Prior to entering college, Patrick proudly served in the Nuclear Power Program for the US Navy.

 

Dr. Thomas Eirich / Software and Security Team Lead

Thomas Eirich

Software and Security Team Lead

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Dr. Thomas Eirich / Software and Security Team Lead

Dr. Thomas Eirich

Software and Security Team Lead

Dr. Thomas Eirich is the software and security team lead at TrackNet. Prior to Tracknet he was a researcher at IBM Research for more than 15 years. Thomas has extensive knowledge in the areas of applied cryptography, embedded systems software, operating systems, networked systems, and cloud solutions. Since joining IBM Research, Thomas was working on numerous projects, always being responsible for overall software design / architecture and the implementation of core components. He is one of the authors of the LoRaWAN 1.0 specification and was the technical lead for the “IBM Long Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)” system. He also designed and implemented the “LMiC” embedded system software for devices in LoRaWAN networks, which has been made available as open source under the BSD license.

 

Michael Kuyper / Software and Hardware

Michael Kuyper

Software and Hardware

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Michael Kuyper / Software and Hardware

Michael Kuyper

Software and Hardware

Michael Kuyper is a software and hardware expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a Senior Software Engineer at IBM Research where he primarily worked on development tools, smart card operating systems, secure identity documents, cryptography frameworks, and embedded systems security. Most recently, Michael was working on low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN), specifically contributing to the "IBM Long-Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)” and being instrumental for on-gateway software and management tools, hardware interfacing, regulations compliance, as well as timing and synchronisation. In addition, he designed and implemented sensor and control devices with LoRaWAN long-range networking capabilities for various customers such as the government-funded European joint projects.

 

Dr. Alexandru Caracaș / Software and Security

Alexandru Caracaș

Software and Security

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Dr. Alexandru Caracaș / Software and Security

Dr. Alexandru Caracaș

Software and Security

Dr. Alexandru Caracaș is a software and security expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a researcher at IBM Research for almost 10 years, being (co-)author of more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and 5 patents. His activities at IBM were focused on embedded systems, hardware and software development, and wireless protocols. Alex further was a key contributor to the "IBM Long Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)" system, being mainly responsible for on-gateway software, remote gateway management and network operations software, and LoRaWAN-compliant devices. In addition to his research and development activities, Alex was responsible for deployments of the IBM LRSC in various telecom environments including customer network operations, on-site training, and support.

 

Frank Höring / Software and Security

Frank Höring

Software and Security

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Frank Höring / Software and Security

Frank Höring

Software and Security

Frank Höring is a software and security expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a Software Engineer at IBM Research for more than 20 years. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of embedded systems software, operating systems, virtual machines, IoT architectures, network protocols and security. While at IBM, Frank was designing and developing products like smartcard operating systems, online banking security devices, cryptographic frameworks, and software for IoT sensor networks. Most recently, he was working on LoRaWAN-connected sensor and control devices for optimization of power grid utilization.

 

Dr. Thomas Weigold / Software and Applications

Thomas Weigold

Software and Applications

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Dr. Thomas Weigold / Software and Applications

Dr. Thomas Weigold

Software and Applications

Dr. Thomas Weigold is a software and applications expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a researcher at IBM Research for more than 15 years, being (co-)author of more than 15 reviewed publications and 17 patents. While at IBM, Thomas was working on smartcard operating systems, applied security, distributed systems, storage systems, and cloud solutions. His roles span from research and software engineering work to project and people management of globally distributed teams, which he led as a research group manager. Most recently, he led the storage systems research team creating innovations in all-Flash arrays, cloud object storage, big data frameworks, and blockchain based systems.

 

Dr. Marcus Oestreicher / Software and Tools

Marcus Oestreicher

Software and Tools

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Dr. Marcus Oestreicher / Software and Tools

Dr. Marcus Oestreicher

Software and Tools

Dr. Marcus Oestreicher is a software and tools expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a researcher at IBM Research for more than 15 years. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of embedded systems software, virtual machines, operating systems, and networked systems. While at IBM, Marcus was working on smartcard operating systems, sensor networks, and machine-to-machine (M2M) infrastructure. Most recently, he was working on low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) as a key contributor to the "IBM Long-Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)”

 

Anton Beitler / Software and Analytics

Anton Beitler

Software and Analytics

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Anton Beitler / Software and Analytics

Anton Beitler

Software and Analytics

Anton Beitler is a software and analytics engineer at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was at IBM Research where he contributed to projects related to machine-to-machine communication, systems security, and data analysis. Most recently he developed an approach to address security challenges in Industrical Control Systems (ICS) by means of deep packet inspection and device behavior monitoring. Earlier, in the context of the "IBM Long-Range Signaling and Control (LRSC)," he investigated exploratory topics around LoRa-based presence detection and localization techniques.

 

Attila Gosi / Software and Hardware

Attila Gosi

Software and Hardware

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Attila Gosi / Software and Hardware

Attila Gosi

Software and Hardware

Attila Gosi is a software and hardware expert at TrackNet. Prior to TrackNet he was a Senior Applications Engineer at Silicon Laboratories, and former Integration Associates for over 11 years. His main focus was on proprietary, sub-GHz radio products with an emphasis on embedded systems, but he also worked on hardware solutions for ACDC converters for some time. Attila has helped engineering and supporting multiple radio generations to market, working intensively with alpha customers. His activities included validation, debugging, sample code, making customer driven improvements on hardware and software tools, and –– at the chip level -- training customers, FAE, and sales personnel.

 

Richard Fuller / System Architecture and Localization

Richard Fuller

System Architecture and Localization

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Richard Fuller / System Architecture and Localization

Richard Fuller

System Architecture and Localization

Richard Fuller is a senior systems architect at TrackNet. Prior to joining TracknNet, he has spent over 25 years working for such companies as Broadcom and Space Systems/Loral in wireless systems and location technologies. Richard began his career as the chief system architect and programmer for the GPS Tensor, a position, time and attitude space receiver design which was the most frequently-launched space-based GPS receiver of its time. In 2002, he founded a company which pioneered the use of hybrid location technology in the recovery of stolen currency. Richard also serves as Chair of the Location-Based Services Special Interest Group (LBS SIG).

 

Stéphane Beauregard / Senior Localization Solutions Architect

Stéphane Beauregard

Senior Localization Solutions Architect

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Stéphane Beauregard / Senior Localization Solutions Architect

Stéphane Beauregard

Senior Localization Solutions Architect

Stéphane Beauregard is a Senior Localization Solutions Architect at TrackNet. A highly experienced engineer, researcher, and inventor, Stéphane has in-depth knowledge of sensors and location technologies. A Ph.D. graduate in Engineering and Computer Science with undergraduate studies in Physics, Stéphane has demonstrated technical competence in signal processing, stochastic estimation, Machine Learning and Data Science, software prototype design, and implementation. A keen thinker, inventor, and creative problem solver, Stéphane has proven a professional and dedicated author at all levels of the research and development process. He has several patents issued and/or pending for indoor, pedestrian, sensor and RF-based location systems.

 

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