Wake Forest, NC– May 15, 2014 — Thingovation, LLC, a new company providing software, hardware, business and project management for companies launching Internet of Things connected devices, has moved to its new home within the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC). The Center provides research, development and commercialization expertise in RF and Antenna design, critical components for Thingovation’s clients.
“The Wireless Center was designed specifically to support companies like Thingovation,” said Larry Steffann, General Manager of the Wireless Research Center. “Advanced technologies’ convergence requires that medical device companies, energy and defense groups, etc., apply wireless technology within their devices. Yet the overhead of hiring and managing in-house expertise is too restrictive, especially in the early stages. That’s where Thingovation and WRC come in to solve the problem.”
Thingovation is the second company for which co-founder Chris Hare has set up offices within the WRC. The first,The nTeTe Group, provides strategic consulting focused on international technology licensing execution.
“Dr. Gerry Hayes, Larry and the team here are world class,” commented Thingovation partner Chris Hare, also CEO of The nTeTe Group. “Their skill set and facilities combine to enable us to bring best-of-breed capabilities to our customers worldwide. The Center is a great asset to Wake Forest and NC, and has been key to developing customer trust and winning orders.”
“Antenna issues have caused problems for some of the best known hardware companies in the world,” added Nicholas Napp, Thingovation cofounder. “It is a huge benefit to have direct access to the skills and resources of Gerry and the team at WRC.”
Thingovation turns ideas for smart connected devices into delivered products. The company provides practical consulting services to creators of The Internet of Things, assembling virtual teams that deliver a range of services from hardware and software design and implementation, to manufacturing, business development and strategy. Thingovation has deep domain expertise in mobile technology and manufacturing, gaming, competitive analysis and project management. For more information, visit www.thingovation.com.
About Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Headquartered in and supported by the City of Wake Forest, NC, the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) is a non-profit organization that offers engineering services and testing for wireless communications. Twice awarded the Golden Leaf Foundation grant, WRCNC facilitates entrepreneurial development for wireless-enabled technologies. Its global customer base produces a diverse range of wireless products ranging from transceivers to medical devices and rural broadband. WRCNC fosters collaboration among industry partners, academic institutions and research organizations, and is a CTIA-certified testing facility. For more information, visit www.wirelesscenter-nc.org.