From cStar's inauguration, we swiftly became a leader in
developing innovative wireless communications technologies
that allow non-IT machines (e.g., refrigeration units, vending
machines, metering devices, etc.) to communicate with and
be managed by IT machines (e.g., PCs and hand-held devices).
Our focus on wireless technology ultimately evolved into a
mission to design a wireless virtual gateway engine that would
serve various vertical market segments.
Under my direction, in 1998 cStar became the first to develop
a compact wireless system that combined cell phone functionality
with card vending to provide an ALL-IN-ONE vending data management
Over the years, we have accepted the cost of true innovation
- fear that our technologies were "too early for the
market" - and have boldly continued to develop and implement
exciting M2M (machine to machine/man/mobile) technologies
for national and international markets. From a Wireless Transport
Protocol that provides the fastest and most efficient data
exchange over wireless networks, to RFID cataloging and monitoring
systems that help prevent the spread of infectious diseases
within hospitals and medical facilities, to an RFID invisible
passive seal that enables 100% security verification of cargo
at border crossings and ports - our wireless solutions are
as imaginative as they are practical.
Indeed, our priority has always been to use our research
and development experience and wireless communications expertise
to create cost-effective solutions to problems facing specific
industries in a rapidly changing world.
In general terms, our products automate formerly time-consuming
manual processes (like reading gas meters and dispensing controlled
life sciences materials) to provide access to crucial data
from remotely distributed assets, real time on-line, all wirelessly
- from long distance (w/WAN), to the last mile (w/LAN), to
the last inch (RFID). This allows organizations to streamline
operations, eliminate costly overhead and respond more quickly
to shifting market conditions - all of which significantly
contribute to optimum returns on investment.
As a result, our range of solutions is aimed at several industrial
sectors, including Health and Life Sciences, Security and
Defense, Utilities and e-business Vending. Although our team
successfully traversed the chasm of fear and uncertainty that
greets advanced technology, it became necessary to meet the
demands of a rapidly expanding outgrowth within the global
My deepest thanks go out to our indispensable entrepreneurial
teams, customers, partners, advisors, and investors.
Solbyung (Stella) Yoon
President & CEO
cStar Technologies Inc.