Skymira Ranks #265 in Elite Inc 500 & is Named a CTC Innovation Pipeline Award Finalist
Award | August 12, 2009
MILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skymira LLC, a leading provider of state-of-the-art satellite and cellular technology solutions for the seamless management of remote operations, today announced that it has garnered two awards acknowledging the company’s rapid expansion and growth into a range of vertical industries with tailored remote management and communication requirements.
“We are very pleased with both accolades as they are a testament to the effectiveness of our Skymira TailorFitTM suite of solutions and the tremendous commitment of the entire Skymira team,” said Robert Landsfield, CEO, Skymira, LLC. “I anticipate Skymira’s upward growth will translate into additional momentum as well as more customer success stories with a common theme of us delivering substantial costs savings to corporate clients who experience increased productivity levels by embracing highly efficient remote management operations,” added Landsfield.
“If you want to know which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones finding innovative solutions to problems, creating smart systems, and inventing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”
The 2009 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine (available on newsstands August 17 to November 15) and on Inc.com, reported aggregate revenue of $18.4 billion—up significantly from last year’s $13.7 billion—and a median three-year growth rate of 880.5 percent. The companies on this year’s list are also responsible for creating more than 55,000 jobs since their founding, making the Inc. 500 perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the overall U.S. economy. The largest company on the list, flat-panel-TV maker Vizio, broke the $2 billion revenue mark. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.
The Connecticut Technology Council’s 2009 Cantor Colburn Innovation Pipeline Awards recognize emerging technology companies that are judged to have an outstanding technology product or service which is either in beta or is already being sold in the marketplace. The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies.
Skymira delivers the industry’s first truly tailored remote information solutions for seamless management of remote operations through a complete set of state-of-the-art satellite and cellular technologies. Designed to unlock the value in corporate remote information, Skymira TailorFitTM solutions are the perfect combination of technology, services and client-insight, tailored to the exact fit each business requires.
Providing proven cost-savings through timely access to a company’s remote assets and information, Skymira supports a variety of functions, from streamlining paperwork to GPS fleet tracking and remote equipment monitoring, in the transportation, maritime, oil/ gas, construction, utilities, mining and forestry industries. Its partners are leading manufacturers and network operators including: Inmarsat, SkyTerra, Skywave, Iridium, EMS Satcom, Hughes, Thrane & Thrane, Wideye, and Sierra Wireless, among others.
Skymira was founded in 1998, and is based in Milford, Connecticut. Information about the company can be found at www.skymira.com.
The 2009 Inc. 500 measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2008. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2005 is $200,000; the minimum for 2008 is $2 million.
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