Telewave marks 30th anniversary
Telewave, San Jose, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1972, Telewave operated in two buildings in Mountain View, Calif., until relocating in January 2002 to a new San Jose facility that the company designed.
Telewave traces its roots to work that its president, Ray Collins, conducted in the early 1970s in the San Francisco Bay area to resolve radio interference and to “clean up” antenna sites.
“Collins’ leadership is the driving force behind Telewave, and the company developed a reputation as a provider of high-quality, interference-free communications for SMR and repeater customers,” said Will Galloway, a Telewave spokesman.
More recently, a large part of the company’s success and continued growth has resulted from close relationships with public safety agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, the California Division of Forestry, the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration. Telewave also works with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard.
“The company also develops and maintains new markets,” Galloway said. “In the Philippines, Telewave combiners and antenna provide the backbone for wireless local loop radiotelephone systems, and the company has aggressively expanded its presence in overseas markets by appointing authorized distributors and agents in more 100 countries.”
Galloway noted that, even during the downturn in the economy, Telewave focuses on customer satisfaction and support. He said that system engineers are on call to handle emergencies.
Galloway added, “The recent move allows us to offer even better service to customers and allows them to take advantage of greater efficiency in operations, improved collaboration between sales, engineering and production and high-speed networking facilities to allow rapid, CAD-based design.”