Pennsylvania Company to Join Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on High-Tech Trade Mission to India

Rajant will join US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as one of 24 US companies on a business development mission to India. The delegation will make stops in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to explore export opportunities in India’s expanding industrial sectors of civil-nuclear trade, defense and security, civil aviation, and information and communication technologies. The mission will include senior officials from the Export-Import Bank (EX-IM) and the Trade Development Agency (TDA).

“Rajant is proud to be a part of the Commerce Department’s initiative to bolster US exports,” commented Rajant co-founder and CEO, Robert Schena. “The wireless broadband communications made possible by kinetic mesh technology can be used to augment overburdened or missing broadband infrastructure, supplement telecommunications capacity, and provide resilient, ad-hoc networking capabilities to organizations of all sizes across multiple industrial sectors.”

Rajant is the pioneer of kinetic mesh networks and a provider of pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions that enable secure communications-on-the-move through a portable meshed wireless network that can rapidly reconfigure and adapt in real-time. Rajant’s BreadCrumb® wireless solutions provide networks for military, mining, homeland security, first responders, telecommunications service providers and public safety and provide voice and data communications across a meshed, self-healing network. Rajant’s BreadCrumb network nodes communicate with IP-based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite terminals, networked radios, RFID’s and sensor devices.

The India business development mission will help build on the exporting success US companies had in 2010 – up 17% compared to the same period in 2009.

Exports represent a critical part of the economy and are a key component of the Obama administration’s efforts to spur new job creation. One year ago, President Obama outlined his National Export Initiative (NEI), which seeks to double exports by 2015, in support of several million new US jobs. The NEI enhances the US government’s trade promotion efforts, increases credit to businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, looking to export, and continues to improve efforts to remove trade barriers for US companies in foreign markets.
The businesses joining the trade mission are based in 13 states across the country and more than half of them are small and medium-sized companies.

Delegation members include: ABSi, Rockville, MD; Aero Controls, Auburn, WA; Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, Brea, CA; Exelon Nuclear Partners, Kennett Square, PA; FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, OR; Fluidic Energy, Scottsdale, AZ; GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Wilmington, NC; Intuit, Mountain View, CA; Kent Displays, Kent, OH; Kulite Semiconductor Products, Leonia, NJ; Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD; nLIGHT, Vancouver, WA; North Star Aerospace, Auburn, WA; NuScale Power, Portland, OR; Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI; Palantir Technologies, Palo Alto, CA; Pelican Products, Torrance, CA; Rajant, Malvern, PA; Rapiscan Systems, Torrance, CA; The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA; Transco Products, Chicago, IL; VeriSign, Mountain View, CA; Westinghouse Electric, Monroeville, PA.

Visit the Commerce Department’s India trade mission website for updates on the trade mission.

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