Palo Alto, CA, March 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Service Provider members of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley awarded 7 young telecom companies for their innovation, execution, management, and technologies at the annual SPIFFY Awards today in Palo Alto, California. Among those selected were MicroPower Technologies and their ultra power efficient wireless video cameras.
Members of the Service Provider Forum (SPIF) reviewed over 100+ start-ups at local Telecom Council meetings throughout 2009. Competition for these awards is stiff because all startups are screened by Telecom Council Steering Committees before they are selected to present to the SPIF or other Telecom Council forum meetings. Startups who present have been identified as having ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to our carriers from around the globe.
Over 20 global carriers who represent over 2 billion subscribers worldwide voted on over 100 startup companies. MicroPower Technologies was chosen to receive the San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive New Technology.
"We are honored to be selected by the service providers for this prestigious award," said Jon Siann, CEO of MicroPower Technologies. "MicroPower is developing truly wireless, miniature video camera solutions that can be used in a variety of markets from telecom to gaming to security to UAVs and beyond. The SPIFFY award is vindication of our efforts so far and the potential of our technology. We are thrilled that the telecom market shares our enthusiasm,” concluded Siann.
“Cameras where they need to be, not where they can be”
MicroPower Technologies’ breakthrough innovations in video and wireless power conservation are truly disruptive, providing the ability to capture and transmit VGA resolution video at up to 30 frames per second, at distances of up to one mile using one twentieth the power input of competing technologies such as 802.11, Bluetooth or 802.16. MicroPower technology will allow surveillance cameras with industry leading image fidelity and performance to be placed virtually anywhere with a small solar panel measuring less than 10 inches by 4 inches, running indefinitely with no maintenance required.
MicroPower intends to sell both fixed cameras for surveillance and wearable cameras that initially will be the size of a credit card, but will ultimately be the size of a miniature Bluetooth sized ear piece and capable of running for up to 12 hours (or one work shift) on a charge.
About MicroPower Technologies
Based in San Diego California, MicroPower Technologies Inc. is the creator of the World’s most power efficient wireless camera technology. Founded in 2008 by a team of wireless and video industry professionals with decades of experience, the company received initial seed funding from Tech Coast Angels in October of 2008. MicroPower announced the release of its first working prototype camera in July 2009.
With extensive patent filings, proven working technology, and a track record of innovation, MicroPower Technologies is going to market through OEMs, system integrators and distributors to enable the unleashing of video. Interested parties should visit their website at www.micropowerapp.com.
About the Telecom Council
The Telecom Council brings together the industry's companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe to create a hub for telecom professionals and their companies to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Over the past year, The Telecom Council connected 900 executives from 500 telecom companies and 25 carriers across 40 meeting topics. For more information and to join our invitation list, visit www.telecomcouncil.com.