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RFID and Temperature Sensing Utilizing SAW Technology
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RFSAW, Inc. produces Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products that operate in the 2.45 GHz globally legal frequency band.  RFSAW is exploiting a fundamentally new type of RFID system based on Surface Acoustic Wave ("SAW") devices, a reliable, low-cost, well established RF wireless technology. The Company has invented, patented and successfully developed this new system whose core element is the "Global SAW Tag”. This new approach provides superior solutions for our target markets that include supply chain, asset management, health care, transportation security, food-chain safety, healthcare, military, and governmental applications. RFSAW's product family includes tags, readers, antennas, and applications software in a variety of configurations.
 
One Tag Worldwide
The Company's proprietary Global SAW Tag system is a single, global solution to technical and cost barriers that have previously restricted RFID adoption.  Further, SAW-based RFID is the only approach that solves regulatory issues on a worldwide scale because it uses lower power reader signals and operates in the globally legal 2.45 GHz band -- One Tag Worldwide.
 
Management Team

Paul Hartmann, President
Paul Hartmann has over 40 years of experience in building and leading development teams and designing sophisticated electronic products that meet stringent cost and technical requirements. He has managed both small, highly focused development teams as well as large teams. Prior to joining RF SAW, Hartmann spent 13 years as the founding Vice President of Engineering and CTO of Applied Digital Access (ADA) in SanDiego. He built the technical team and established the architecture of a family of products that are widely used throughout the public telecommunications network. His direct technical contributions included fifteen patents and other major contributions to the intellectual property of the company. Following a successful IPO in 1994, ADA was acquired in 1999 by TTC and subsequently merged into Acterna. Before joining Applied Digital Access, Hartmann served in a number of increasing responsible roles at Collins Radio/Rockwell International at Richardson, Texas. At Collins/Rockwell, he was responsible for the design of long-haul analog microwave communications equipment. In the mid 1970s, he led the design team that developed the first successful digital microwave system developed in the United States.

 

Until March, 2013, Mr. Hartmann served as Vice President - Engineering for the Company.  He established the hardware and system architecture for the company's product offerings.


In March, 2013, Mr. Hartmann was named President of the company.  He also serves on the Company’s Board of Directors..


Hartmann was named the founding chair of the new IEEE Technical Committee on RFID for 2009 and 2010, and served as Past Chair for 2011.  He has served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. He was the Technical Program Chairman of IEEE Globecom ’89, and is Chair of the conference steering committee for all IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM conferences. He has authored numerous technical papers and magazine articles in IEEE and trade publications.

Hartmann graduated with a B.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Charles Parrish, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel
Charles Parrish, a successful businessman and investor, has over 25 years of experience as a business attorney and strategic business counselor. During his career, Parrish has provided counsel for large and small companies alike involved in a wide range of business activities while maintaining an independent law practice. He also serves on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Until March, 2013, Mr. Parrish served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Company.

 

In March, 2013, Mr. Parrish was named Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for the Company.  He continues to serve on the Company's Board of Directors.


Parrish graduated from the University of Tennessee (B.S., MBA and J.D.) and New York University (L.L.M. in Taxation in 1980).

 

William Bonner, Director of Systems Engineering

 

William Bonner has over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of multi language programming projects, specializing in C++.  He has developed a custom distributed processing program to take advantage of networked computers in a cloud to process large amounts of data. 

 

Mr. Bonner has established and implemented all of the software architecture for the Company's RFID reader product offerings.

 

Bonner graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University in 1991.