NextGen Datacom provides consulting services for developing
new data communications products. The scope of these services
These services may be combined in various ways to meet
the needs of established
companies doing product development, technology investors,
intellectual property lawyers,
or start-up companies.
NextGen Datacom helps
define the features, interfaces, protocols, and system architecture
required for your product to be successful. With the depth and
breadth of experience, NextGen will help your company select from the
many conflicting ideas that will lead to a successful product.
This is accomplished by talking with customers, knowing the competing
products, and understanding technology trends.
This experience has
been used in the early stages of product development to successful create
fast packet data switches, cable modems, wireless LANs, and ADSL products.
The products were created years before their successful product introduction
and this same insight will be used to provide you a competitive lead
in the market.
Analyzing a technology
includes not only knowing the capabilities of the technology but also
its limitations. Usually there are several ways to provide a solution
for the problem. NextGen Datacom can provide the information on
how these alternatives will impact the propose solution. Often,
there are non-technical issues such as relationships, alliances, or
related industry plans that will shape the final outcome. This
independent assessment can provide you the assurance you need in mitigating
Product design may
require leveraging your companies existing designs, inventing new solutions
or licensing technology. The solution to a problem may be hardware
or in software and NextGen can select the optimum boundary for each
under a given set of circumstances. NextGen, having extensive
experience in each area, allows an unbiased solution that will maximizing
in a design include incorporating appropriate standards, ensuring the
product is ready during the market window, meeting resource constraints,
and ensuring the design team works together effectively. Our experience
in doing this successfully is part of the assurance that NextGen can
Patents and other
forms of Intellectual Property are important to a company. Obtaining
technology patents can rapidly increase the value of your company.
Avoiding patent infringement is necessary to ensure that a company's
value does not rapidly decrease.
NextGen has created patents for companies,
assisted them in securing patents, and is available in defending the
company's Intellectual Property. Frank holds 22 US patents, 17
International Patents, and assisted companies to develop their own portfolios.
This assistance includes identification of ideas that are patentable,
writing provisional patents, and helping patent attorneys construct
Information and Representation
There are many different
standards bodies, industry forums, and ad-hoc groups creating standard
implementations for communications products. It is often difficult
to know which standards should be used for the product. NextGen
is also able to take your intellectual property and bring it into the
standards bodies which might result in others licensing your technology.
There are several
key avenues for introducing your product to the market. For telecommunications
products, access to the RBOCs technology groups is important.
For Datacom products, trade shows, publications, and invited speeches
at technical seminars are often very useful. Frank has done many
such presentations and can knowledgeably assist in the introduction
of your product.
It doesn't matter what your role is in a technology
company, there is a need to understand the broad issues of the market,
the competing technologies your customers might use, and becoming familiar
with the terminology that is evolving. NextGen has provided many
technical seminars to assist your employees become better prepared.
Click here for a list
of some of these seminars.