COLUMBIA, MD. January 16, 2019 …Syntonics LLC, a leading provider of advanced RF-over-Fiber systems and innovative RF technologies, is pleased to announce that its acquisition of ETC (Engenium Technologies Corporation) has been completed. ETC’s founder, Dr. Mike Pascale, has joined Syntonics as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
ETC, a subject-matter expert in radar, radio communications, and signal processing, has been a subcontractor to Syntonics for the past several years, as the companies have jointly developed the innovative SPiDR (Sniper Projectile Detection Radar) technology for a DoD sponsor.
“Adding ETC is a big step forward for Syntonics,” said Bruce G. Montgomery, President. “Mike Pascale and his team are exceptionally bright, capable, and creative. We already had a great working relationship, so combining our engineering teams, our customer bases, and our technologies made sense for both of us.”
Syntonics will continue ETC’s offerings of innovative Tag/Track/Locate and data exfiltra tion devices for U.S. government customers. “Because these customers do not overlap Syntonics’ existing customer base, we achieve business diversification,” Montgomery continued, “while our underlying technical skills are highly similar, simplifying team integration and expanding our ability to perform our customer’s most challenging projects.”
Syntonics is the leading provider of radio range extension products for mission-critical, 24x7 communications. FORAX equipment extends radio coverage up, down and sideways: from kilometers above the ground on tethered aerostats, to hundreds of meters below ground in mine tunnels, and from command posts to distant antennas. FORAX communication products exist for all civilian and most military radios. Syntonics’ High Antennas for Radio Communications (HARC) products loft antennas high above the ground on tethered drones and aerostats and have been deployed since 2010 in the U.S. Central Command’s Area of Responsibility.