DPAC TECHNOLOGIES CORP

DPAC TECHNOLOGIES CORP

Previous company name
DENSE PAC MICROSYSTEMS INC
Name change date
7/3/1992
Company Overview
DPAC Technologies Corp., based in Hudson, Ohio, USA, is a publicly quoted company that provides embedded wireless networking products for machine-to-machine communication applications. DPAC was formed in February 2006 through the merger of DPAC Technologies in Garden Grove, California and Quatech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of device networking and connectivity solutions.
DPAC’s flagship Airborne and AirborneDirect line of embedded 802.11 radios, modules, boards and external wireless device servers continues as an integral part of Quatech’s device networking product line. Airborne and AirborneDirect wireless products are used by major OEMs in the transportation, instrumentation and industrial control, homeland security, medical diagnostics and logistics markets to provide remote data collection and control.
Embedded 802.11 wireless offers OEMs significant advantages over competing M2M technologies. As a well-established connectivity standard, 802.11 makes it possible for OEMs to design products that will interoperate with a wide range of computer, PDA and network devices and utilize the latest security protocols prescribed by IEEE. With broad – and still increasing – commercial acceptance in the enterprise and SOHO markets, 802.11 costs have declined, making the technology highly cost effective for OEMs and because 802.11 is a standard LAN technology, it works seamlessly with existing IT hardware and software infrastructure, permitting easy implementation in virtually any network or application.
Business Summary
DPAC Technologies Corp. (DPAC), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Quatech, Inc. (Quatech), designs, manufactures and sells device connectivity and device networking solutions. Quatech sells its products through a global network of distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company sells to customers in both domestic and foreign markets. QuaTech products can be categorized into two product lines: Device Connectivity products and Device Networking products. On September 30, 2009, the Company acquired the SocketSerial product line from Socket Mobile, Inc.
Description and history
DPAC Technologies Corp. (DPAC), incorporated in September 1983, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Quatech, Inc. (Quatech), designs, manufactures and sells device connectivity and device networking solutions. Quatech sells its products through a global network of distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company sells to customers in both domestic and foreign markets. QuaTech products can be categorized into two product lines: Device Connectivity products and Device Networking products. On September 30, 2009, the Company acquired the SocketSerial product line from Socket Mobile, Inc.

The Company’s device connectivity products include multi-port serial boards that add ports to desktop computers to allow for the connection of multiple peripherals with standard interfaces. These products are used in a range of industries, including banking, transportation management, kiosks, satellite communications and retail point of sale. This product line includes mobile products that add ports for laptop and handheld computers. These products include multi-port serial adapters, parallel port adapters and Bluetooth products. It also includes universal serial bus (USB) to serial products that add serial ports to any computing environment through a USB port. These products address the need to add connectivity through a solution that is external to the computer. These products are used in several markets, including retail point of sale and kiosks.

The Company’s device networking product line includes serial device server products that connect peripherals to a local area network through a standard transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) interface. It also includes embedded wireless modules that enable OEM customers to add standard 802.11 connectivity capabilities to their products. These modules address the needs of a number of industries, including transportation, telematics, warehouse and logistic, and point of sale.

Multi-port serial boards consists primarily of industry standard architecture (ISA) bus products with one, two, three, four or eight asynchronous serial ports, as well as single port synchronous serial ports. Mobile products consists primarily of personal computer (PC) card and compact flash products with one, two, or four asynchronous serial ports, PC cards with a single synchronous serial port and a PC card with a single parallel port.

The wireless module includes a radio, base-band processor, an application processor and software for a drop-in Web-enabled wireless fidelity (WiFi) solution for connecting equipment, instrumentation and other devices to a local area network. An additional plug-and-play version of the product was developed and named AirborneDirect. This product provides a Web-enabled wireless connectivity solution for industrial equipment already in field use.

The AirborneDirect modules provide local area network and Internet connectivity, and connect through standard serial or Ethernet interfaces to a variety of applications. The Airborne modules are designed to provide wireless local area network and Internet connectivity in transportation, logistics, point of sale devices, medical equipment, and other industrial products and applications.

The Company competes with Lantronix Inc., Digi International Inc., Wavecom SA, Maxstream, Skybility, Symbol Technologies Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc.

Formed through the merger of DPAC Technologies in Garden Grove, California and Quatech, Inc.

Business Line
Provides embedded wireless networking products for machine-to-machine communication applications
Subsidiary
QUATECH, INC
Advisor
MALONEY & NOVOTNY LLC
IPO date
1/1986
US SIC Code
3674
Company Address
5675, Hudson Industrial Parkway

City province or state postal code
44236, HUDSON, OH
Phone: +1 800 5531170
Fax:
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.dpactech.com