Profile: ARC Group Worldwide Inc (ARCW.OQ)
7 Mar 2014
ARC Group Worldwide, Inc., formerly ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc., incorporated on September 30, 1987, is a provider of wireless network component and wireless network solutions. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets antennas and antenna related accessories, including cellular base station, mobile, cellular, and flat panel antennas. With the release in December 2011, of the Company's ARCFlexTM line of radio products, the Company has combined a functional radio and software solution with its antenna offerings. As of December 31, 2011, the Company has ceased all operations at Rainbow Industrial Limited (RIL) and manufactures exclusively through third party contract manufacturers in China. On August 8, 2012, the Company acquired Quadrant Metals Technologies LLC (QMT).
Wireless Broadband Solutions
The Company’s ARCFlexTM family includes indoor and outdoor wireless access points, customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions, and combinations of these that combine two radios into one package. The second radio means Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). ARCFlexTM provides WISPs with always-on wireless access to their network equipment, allowing upgrades and repairs without access to the customer premises.
Flat Panel Antennas
The Company's flat panel antennas are flat antennas that are used for wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and WiMAX and related technologies. The antenna design incorporates a group of constituent antennas, all of which are equidistant from the center point. These types of antennas are used to receive and/or transmit data, voice and, in some cases, video from radio transmitters and are used in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications. The Company offers several flat panel antenna designs that include frequency bands that are within the 400 megahertz to 6 gigahertz frequency span.
The Company's antenna accessories primarily consist of enclosures that attach to the Company's integrated antenna product line. The enclosures are used to house active electronics, such as a routerboard and radio frequency (RF) radio used to complete a network link solution. In some cases, the Company designs, manufactures and sells custom enclosures to some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Global Positioning System (GPS) Antennas
The Company has developed GPS antenna systems that integrate with GPS receivers. The Company is marketing its GPS antenna products on an OEM basis for the purposes of fleet management, asset management, and vehicle tracking systems.
Cellular Base Station Antennas
The Company's cellular antenna systems work with several protocols and technologies, such as AMPS, global system for mobile communications (GSM), general packet radio service (GPRS), 2.5G and third generation (3G). The Company's base station antennas have been deployed in some of the AT&T, Telefonica and Qwest mobile phone carrier networks, as well as other carrier networks across the United States and Latin America. The Company has supplied its base station antenna products both directly to the carriers and through other channels, such as network integrators and distributors. The Company's base station antenna products have been supplied to Alcatel, Bechtel, General Dynamics, Tessco, Domital and Sprint North Supply.
The Company's dish antennas are used for Wi-Fi and related technologies, as well as licensed band technology. The Company offers several dish antenna designs that include frequency bands that are within the 4.9 gigahertz to 24 gigahertz frequency span.
ARC Group Worldwide Inc
7040 COUNTY ROAD 20
LONGMONT CO 80504