San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies Inc. closed a $5.7-million round of new equity financing, which will be used to fund expansion of its product development, sales and marketing activities, the company announced. Launched in 2008 and recognized for innovation in wireless, solar-powered surveillance, MicroPower Technologies has deployed solutions for customers in a wide range of vertical markets across the globe. The company is a graduate of EvoNexus™, the business incubator of San Diego-based high-tech organization CommNexus™.
“The new round of funding comes at a time when our business has developed significant momentum through customer wins, and it will allow us to invest in further enhancements of our technical innovations and go-to-market strategies,” said Aaron Tankersley, CEO, MicroPower Technologies.
This latest financing round will fund new initiatives targeted at enhancing the product line, expanding use cases, and increasing industry partnerships. MicroPower said its surveillance platform delivers the optimal level of pixels-on-target, defined as the ability to place cameras where necessary without the restrictions and costs associated with wired solutions. To accomplish this, the company designed a completely wireless, power-efficient surveillance camera with integrated solar panels. The system incorporates proprietary wireless technologies to enhance data transmission even in heavily congested environments. Its wireless structure enables quick installation as no cabling or trenching is required, reducing installation times by 90 percent over traditional video systems, the manufacturer described. Operating at one-half a watt, MicroPower’s MPT2520 camera was designed as a standalone solar-powered video surveillance camera. It is compatible with video management solutions such as Milestone and Genetec.
“MicroPower Technologies is in a great position to leverage this investment to propel future growth and business success,” said Jim Brailean Ph.D, managing director, Karmel Capital and a member of the MicroPower board of directors. “The company has strong leadership, a focused strategy, terrific customer and partner relationships, and significant momentum in its target market. This funding gives MicroPower the resources to capitalize on its assets and realize opportunities for further growth.”