Australian SME marks 10 year anniversary on February 17, 2017
Clearbox Systems opened its doors in Sydney on February 17, 2007. Founder, Paul Solomon, launched the business with the aim to bring to life a number of technologies to help make communications systems easier to use, more efficient and more reliable.
A culture was quickly set that embraces integrity, seeks the best solutions for customers and has a drive for technical excellence.
Today, Clearbox Systems has expanded to two locations, one in Sydney and one in Canberra. It has locally designed, developed and manufactured systems that are deployed into critical communications systems across Defence, Government and Commercial sectors covering technology such as Satellite Communications, Air Traffic Control, TV Transmission and Digital Radio.
Its future is secured with a number of large projects in progress and a number of long term support contracts underway.
Looking back – 10 years of products and projects
The following is a timeline of key product and project milestones over the last 10 years.
|February 2007||Clearbox Systems Founded|
|March 2008||nControl launched, providing a low cost, low SWAP solution for remote monitoring and control|
|June 2008||Delivered systems for Digital Radio for both Commercial Radio Australia and the ABC|
|March 2009||Profile Manager and Redundancy Manager launched providing equipment parameter management and equipment redundancy management|
|September 2009||First Defence project, delivering a WGS SATCOM Ground Segment Management System|
|March 2010||n2 launched provided a leap in function and power from the nControl|
|April 2010||Delivered system for TV Transmission for TX Australia|
|March 2011||Foresight launched, providing a toolbox of Centralised M&C, Tactical M&C and Satellite Spectrum Management|
|May 2011||Delivered Satellite Radio Interchange system for the ABC|
|February 2012||First export of Profile Manager product|
|October 2012||Relocation to Sydney secure facility which still serves as corporate headquarters|
|March 2013||Delivered UHF Spectrum Monitoring system to Defence|
|April 2014||Delivered WGS SATCOM Ground Segment Management System to Defence|
|May 2015||Delivered WGS SATCOM Terminal Management system to Defence|
|November 2015||Establishment of permanent, secure location in Canberra|
|March 2016||Spectre Launched, providing a high performance, scalable Analog RF to 10 GigE platform.|
|December 2016||Signed multiple long term support contracts with multiple customers|
Change in leadership
At the 10 year anniversary of Clearbox Systems, Founder and Managing Director, Paul Solomon, has decided to step down. Current COO, Greg Reid, will become Managing Director effective, immediately.
Paul will remain Chairman of the board and will continue day-to-day as Technical Director where he will guide the company’s Product Development and R&D activities as well a provide mentoring to engineering and technical staff.
Greg steps up as Managing Director after joining Clearbox Systems as COO in 2012. Greg spent 20 years in the Royal Australian Navy in operational and project roles, and 10 years in the Broadcast industry before joining Clearbox Systems.
As Managing Director, Greg will continue to champion the Project Management, Engineering and Quality functions within the company and will have a more visible presence as an influence and advocate of Clearbox Systems within the marketplace.
Current Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, will remain in his role driving Strategy and Business Development, Support Services and managing the operations of the Canberra facility.