A Pivotal Moment for RFID
Mojix incorporated in August, 2004. After spending one year developing the technology roadmap and business plan, Mojix received funding from InnoCal and Red Rock Ventures in September, 2005, and started working towards a proof of concept with a team that grew to include fifteen PhDs, each expert in their respective fields ranging from antenna, RF circuit, digital hardware and real time software to operating system design and implementation. Many team members had collaborated with Dr. Sadr in past ventures and all possessed vast experience building complex systems with industrial telecommunications grade performance. After initial funding, the team worked relentlessly to deliver the proof of concept for the Mojix STAR product in May, 2006. Mojix subsequently demonstrated this early model to a leading consumer packaged goods company in October, 2006, reading a population of RFID tags at a distance of 800 feet. This was a pivotal moment for the industry, the first time in history that a passive RFID tag was read at such a distance.
In early trials, customers were astounded at what they were seeing—passive RFID tags read from the extreme end of a warehouse. It was the commercial pay-off of work commenced by Dr. Sadr and his associates almost a decade before in detecting very weak signals from deep space probes across vast distances in the Milky Way. The ultimate solution for reading RFID tags—receiving signals with triple nine reliability over these distances—positioned Mojix to improve the state of art in RFID reader technology by an astonishing factor of x100,000 fold improvement in receiving capability.
Series B funding was completed in mid-2007 with lead investor Oak Investment Partners. In 2007, Mojix completed its senior management team with the addition of executives with years of experience in business development, marketing and sales in the RFID, telecommunications, wireless and consumer product goods sectors.
The Mojix STAR system debuted publicly at RFID Journal LIVE! in April, 2008, following extensive customer field trials with Fortune 50 innovators in consumer packaged goods and retailing. The new product was voted “Best of Show” by the event attendees. A giant step for RFID, the Mojix STAR is the first step in a revolution in the way people and businesses will use sensors and RFID tags (pieces of wireless memory), dispersed spatially and across time to drive a host of previously unthinkable applications.
Today, Mojix is a leading connected business solutions company that provides wide-area sensor networks, real-time IoT platform solutions and cloud and mobile development services for IoT and big data applications. Mojix serves a global customer base in a wide range of markets including retail, oil & gas, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and many others.