August 30, 2013 -
AOptix has announced that it has appointed François Lê as the company’s new VP of Global Sales, Communications.
“François is joining AOptix at an important stage in the company’s evolution as we prepare for a period of rapid growth within our Communications business and the rollout of a breakthrough wireless communications product,” Dean Senner, Chairman and CEO of AOptix said. “With more than 20 years of global communications technology experience, François will play a pivotal role in bringing AOptix’ advanced wireless transport capabilities to network service providers, enterprises and government agencies worldwide.”
Before AOptix, Lê was VP of Global Sales at Network Equipment Technologies, and he has also led sales at Tropos Networks and Aperto Networks.
“As data consumption continues to soar at an extraordinary pace, particularly with the growth of mobile data traffic and cloud-based applications, new technologies and breakthrough approaches are needed,” Lê said. “AOptix has a history of effectively solving extremely complex technological challenges with innovative and elegant solutions, and it is clearly an innovator in high capacity wireless communications. It’s a great time to join AOptix as we work with organizations around the world to solve their increasingly daunting data transport challenges.”
AOptix is in an interesting position, with expertise in both the biometrics and mobile spaces, as many consumer mobile devices are beginning to experiment with biometric integrations as of late. The transmission and cloud storage of sensitive biometric data are important factors in this on-going market development.
In fact, all of the speculation around Apple’s likely inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in its upcoming iPhone 5S has had a profound impact on the industries focused on biometric development. Reported previously, almost across the board, biometric stocks have seen a hike in value since Apple’s AuthenTec acquisition last year.
AOptix, along with CACI International was recently awarded a research contract form the U.S. Defense Department to examine its Smart Mobile Identity biometrics identification package and to eventually provide the department with a smartphone solution for biometric capture.
In April, AOptix launched the AOptix Stratus, a mobile hardware peripheral identity solution designed for the iPhone, which supports fingerprint, iris and voice recognition, sporting a fingerprint sensor and the company’s iris imaging system.