Aveopt Inc. Joins Embry-Riddle’s Research Park, Launches New Concept to Get Rural Communities More Connected

Steve Rehard Art Kahn with Aveopt
Chief Operating Officer Steve Rehard (left) and CEO Arthur Kahn are launching innovative new technology to drive economic development from Embry-Riddle’s Research Park. (Photo: Embry-Riddle/Daryl LaBello)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park this month welcomed its twenty-fourth affiliated company – Aveopt Inc., which expects to create high-paying jobs in Volusia County once its disruptive new communication technology takes off. 

“By bridging gaps in connectivity and improving signal quality, the CIMTM technology will help make a multitude of applications requiring continuous connectivity more robust and effective,” CEO Arthur Kahn reported. 

Aveopt’s Communication Infrastructure Mesh (CIMTM) will collect, analyze, prioritize and distribute improved wireless communication signals across an integrated land, air and space network. “The Aveopt approach shows promise for vastly expanding connectivity in rural and remote areas while making efficient use of existing telecommunications and/or utility infrastructure,” Chief Operating Officer Steve Rehard said. 

Further described by Kahn, other applications that can benefit from the use of CIMTM technology are systems that employ autonomous vehicles. “By improving access to a continuous communication infrastructure, supporting capabilities such as AI and machine learning become more effective and, therefore, improve the relative safety of an autonomous vehicle ecosystem.” 

Aveopt’s bold vision to advance technology in service to society aligns perfectly with Embry-Riddle’s goals, said Dr. Stephanie Miller, executive director of technology transfer and Research Park initiatives. “The Embry-Riddle Research Park was established to improve the lives of the communities we serve. We look forward to supporting Aveopt Inc. as they work to promote innovation that creates jobs and drives economic progress.” 

Currently, Aveopt is optimizing its prototype design. Next, the company plans to demonstrate the effectiveness of the CIMTM technology, to show improvement of broadband signal strength, connectivity/availability and coverage in rural and remote areas. Aveopt hopes to conduct a regional feasibility study and demonstrate its technology in the State of Florida. If all goes well, Kahn said, Aveopt will be hiring a team of approximately 5 full-time employees as soon as the business ramps up.                                                                                                                             

About Aveopt, Inc.

Aveopt, Inc. is an Illinois corporation, founded in 2016. Aveopt, Inc. is a communications company developing what is considered to be the next generation communication infrastructure. Aveopt’s Communication infrastructure Mesh (CIM™) concept is an enabling platform solution, a novel and disruptive approach creating a new communication “backbone” capable of serving and driving a multitude of applications. Visit www.aveopt.com to learn more.

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