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SR 10 Fastest Growing IoT companies 2015

AvaLAN Wireless Systems: A Specialist in Wireless Technology

“Headquartered in Huntsville, USA, AvaLAN is an industry leading Developer and Manufacturer of long range industrial wireless radio and cryptographic technology”.

Wireless technology has come a long way in the past 5 years. With the increasing transition to Internet of things (IoT), the dependence on wireless technology for companies around the world has become indispensible. Safeguarding connected devices and networks in the IoT space is the need of the hour.

Established in 2004, AvaLAN was founded to create reliable Ethernet connections for devices. Specializing in 900mhz frequency wireless technology the company grew in its early years connecting IP Surveillance cameras. Instead of connecting computers and mobile phones, AvaLAN differentiated itself from other wireless technology companies by focusing on IoT applications. Always delivering secure and reliable connections for a multitude of industrial devices, the company continues to innovate with solutions for digital signage, retail point-of-sale, commercial fueling stations and other industrial automation applications. Solving customer’s problems with complete solutions is AvaLAN’s main focus area.

To meet a growing need for connected devices, AvaLAN delivers embedded and standalone products for indoor and long distance outdoor applications. Squarely positioned with in the Industrial Internet segment of the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape, the company’s solutions are utilized in environments requiring always-on, highly secure wireless connectivity including the industrial, physical security, energy, retail, government and health care industries.

Product offerings
AvaLAN Wireless is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of long range industrial wireless radios and cryptographic technology. AvaLAN’s products are designed to enable affordable secure wireless connections in perimeter or remote locations. Specializing in unlicensed 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz and cellular radio bands, AvaLAN offers a family of encrypted wireless Ethernet and data communications products. AvaLAN’s products are engineered to solve difficult wireless challenges for installations that require long range, interference immunity, superior reliability and uncompromising data security. AvaLAN’s products offer the ideal combination of price, range, data rate, security, interference avoidance, quality-of-service, and a simple plug and play set up with minimal user programming required. No other company matches the price-performance value characteristics of AvaLAN’s products.

AvaLAN is the industry leader in secure 900mhz wireless Ethernet connectivity and supports additional frequencies in the 2.4GHz, 4.9GHz, 5.8Ghz bands and cellular. AvaLAN combines a number of technologies to allow customers to securely connect and interact with their devices.

The company sells to large industry leading retailers, digital signage manufacturers and fueling systems companies throughout the US and internationally.


  • Won the Security Products of the year award in 2015.
  • Won the Daktronics Supplier Quality Award for the second consecutive year in 2014.

Future Roadmap
AvaLAN has seen tremendous growth resulting from its encryption technology combined with its reliable wireless Ethernet technologies in the areas of retail point of sale and fuel delivery/monitoring systems. This growth has been its biggest challenge as it causes resource issue. The company anticipates the number of applications and demand for products to accelerate in 2016 and beyond because of the increasing need for device information and remote device control.

Client Testimonials
“I had a very good experience using the AvaLAN high speed 5.8 GHz wireless bridge. The equipment connects easily and I like POE integration. When I did have questions, it was easy to reach the support. We could not have had success with The Pea Patch Heronry project without Avalan”
– Jake Saulsbery, Field Explorer

“By using a high speed network, we can acquire high sample rate sensor data with a greater precisions and timing accuracy and use this information to perform advanced calculations which describe the systems state and conditions that could become costly.”
– Mike Masterman, Extreme Endeavors

Knowing the Key Executives
Matt Nelson, President and CEO
Matt has over 20 years of wireless technology business experience. Throughout his career, he has held marketing, strategic planning, and strategic partnerships positions with multiple fortune 500 companies including Avocent, Motorola and 3COM. He has always stayed on the cutting edge of innovative wireless technologies and lead teams that introduced a number of revolutionary first-to-market wireless products. Matt has published numerous articles and is considered a technology visionary within the wireless networking market. He holds an innovative patent in wireless computing, a BS in computer information systems and a MBA from Regis University in Colorado.

Michael Derby, Founder and CTO
Michael has more than 20 years of experience in wireless technology. He was a member of the IEEE standards development organization for the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 wireless standards and has current knowledge of NIST’s FIPS cryptographic standards. Mike founded AvaLAN Wireless in Palo Alto, California in 2004 and leads the development of the company’s core wireless and cryptographic technology and guides the company’s steady growth in profitability. Mr. Derby’s postgraduate degrees include a master’s in engineering from Clarkson and an MBA from Cornell University.

“We offer secure wireless solutions for a connected planet”.