SOURCE: Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc.

January 24, 2012 10:40 ET

Synapse Wireless Expands Executive Team to Manage Growth

SNAP® Network Operating System User Base Grows 5X

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - With the recent addition of two new global distributors to its International supply chain, Synapse Wireless® announced today the appointment of Pete Manno as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to its executive team. Over the past two years Synapse has seen a five-fold increase in its development base and is now assisting thousands of engineers who are experiencing the benefits of Synapse's SNAP network operating system. Synapse continues to offer the lowest cost path for wirelessly connecting machines to the Internet and to each other.

"Pete Manno brings years of success in building and managing high technology companies to help Synapse manage the growth being created by the increasing market acceptance of SNAP," said Wade Patterson, CEO of Synapse. SNAP is a multi-vendor, multi-frequency, mesh network solution for embedding intelligent, wireless communication in M2M applications while enabling Internet connectivity.

"With Synapse's award-winning commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence as a recognized TOP 300 STARTUP," said Pete Manno, new COO of Synapse, "it's easy to forecast how Synapse's disruptive technology is going to drive the future of machine communication in both new and existing markets. I am proud to be a member of such a promising company."

Pete Manno has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and has been a leader in the high tech industry for years. Working at companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Avantek, M/A-COM and Powerwave Technologies, Mr. Manno has successfully guided significant growth in worldwide sales and brings hands-on experience in managing product development during periods of rapid growth.

SNAP has been embedded in products across a wide range of industries and is fast becoming a de facto standard for connecting machine networks to the Internet. A recent example is Proventix System's announcement of its SNAP-based nGage™ product becoming the most widely adopted healthcare hand hygiene monitoring system in the United States. Designed to help reduce healthcare-associated infections, the nGage system has recorded over 4 million total hand cleansings.

"We are seeing wireless applications taking hold in the market," Wade adds. "Proventix's growth demonstrates acceleration in the application of SNAP technology embedded into low-cost wireless devices. With Pete joining our team, we add the experience to take Synapse to the next level for our growing customer base."

SNAP supports a wide range of network standards, radio frequencies and bandwidths, and provides an embedded Python interpreter to run applications while supporting distributed computing via the Internet. Synapse's wireless technology can be deployed in almost any application that requires remote monitoring and control of machines, sensors or processes.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring technology for machine-to-machine networks based on the Internet-enabled SNAP® network operating system. Synapse's Portal® and SNAP® Connect products provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules include an increasing number of MCU choices for both interoperability and second sourcing. Synapse offers a complete line of LED lighting control products as well as wireless cable replacement products for DMX and RS-232/RS-485 serial adapters. Synapse Engineering Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit:

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patented or patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2012.

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