Catherine: Melissa, it’s been pleasure meeting you and I appreciate you taking time for a Mobility News interview. As I mentioned, I think about Isotropic Networks (IN) nearly every day as I have Hank’s signature seasoning salts in my kitchen, strategically placed right next to the stove! They are delicious, by the way. What a great way to leave your mark on IN sponsored events! In addition to spicing food, IN appears to be gaining new momentum in the satcom mobility market. This is the perfect time to get your insights and perspective on the company and maritime business.
First thing I need to ask about is Isotropic Network’s new corporate logo. What was the impetus for the new design, and does it mark a change in business strategy or mission?
Catherine: Give me a brief history on Isotropic Networks including an understanding of the geographic and vertical mobility markets the company focuses on?
Melissa: Isotropic was founded in 1992 by my father, Hank Zbierski and mother Lynn Zbierski. The roots of the company were built by delivering live commodity trading content via Satellite Internet from the trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade to rural farmers and Co-ops in the Americas. From domestic communications for farmers, we stepped outside and started providing backup / redundant communication services for international retailers, corporations and metered communications for the oil & gas sector (land and sea) from the Gulf of Mexico to Africa to the Middle East. Continue>