The History of Rajant:
Rajant was founded two decades ago on a vision…
for a new, dynamic communications network that would deliver on the promises of mobility, scalability, bandwidth, and immunity to failure. Explore all the innovation our company has advanced since then, the milestones we’re proud to have achieved, and where we have our sights set for the future.
- September 11, 2001
9/11 Revealed Crucial Shortcomings in Traditional Wireless Networks
9/11 was the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S., and it quickly sparked change. The importance of a fully mobile wireless network system was evident, especially for first responders in times of crisis.
- October 19, 2001
Rajant is Founded by Robert Schena and Paul Hellhake
Rajant was formed from a vision for a more robust, fully mobile mesh network technology, at a time when demand was growing for a reliable, wireless broadband network that could operate in mission-critical applications.
- January 2004
Rajant Aids in Tsunami Disaster Relief
Rajant established portable wireless networks in Phuket, Thailand to aid disaster relief. The network allowed the refugee camp and medical administrators to access the internet and make VoIP calls globally to search for lost loved ones. This also assisted the identification and reclamation center in sending DNA out for body identification.
- August 2005
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb ME
The BreadCrumb ME is the smallest and lightest BreadCrumb device offered, making it ideal for deployments with strict size and/or weight constraints. The BreadCrumb ME only contains one radio by default.
- September 2005
Rajant Assists in Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
A Rajant team deployed wireless connectivity at Touro Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. The network allowed staff to help reboot their IT systems that had been disconnected and provide communication channels to treat patients. In Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Rajant set up internet access connectivity and VoIP calling services for first responders.
- September 2006
Rajant Obtains Its First Client PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency)
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) helps communities and citizens mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-made disasters.
- November 2007
Rajant Selected by Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Mine to Increase Efficiency & Production
Kennecott Copper Mine was Rajant’s first significant installation in the mining industry, and included a large number of BreadCrumbs to enable loader trucks, shovels, pumps, and laptops to communicate with each other in real-time.
- February 1, 2008
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb ME2
The ME2 is a portable battery-operated wireless mesh network node that supports open-standard IEEE 802.11 b/g protocols to enable data, voice and video applications. This device supports FIPS 140-2 and requires only a single switch to operate.
- April 2008
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb LX
The Rajant BreadCrumb LX is a rugged, multi-radio, wireless transceiver that forms a mesh network (using InstaMesh®) when used in conjunction with other BreadCrumb devices. This portable, wireless mesh network node can operate in extreme conditions and has several mounting options.
- August 2008
Iron Ore Company of Canada Handpicks Rajant for Mine-Wide Wireless Communications
IOC is a supplier and producer of iron ore pellets and concentrates, one of the world’s largest. With extreme weather conditions they demanded a network that handles challenging environments.
- September 2008
Rajant and Wagner Equipment Ink Deal to Provide Kinetic Mesh for Peabody El Segundo Mine
Together, the companies deployed a wireless mesh network for Peabody Energy’s El Segundo Mine in New Mexico. Peabody Energy is the largest private coal company in the world.
- December 2009
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb ME3
The Rajant BreadCrumb ME3 is a man-packable, battery-operated portable transceiver designed to support applications that require quick network connectivity. The ME3 includes a faster processor than its predecessor, the BreadCrumb ME2, and an N-Type antenna connector.
- June 2010
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb JR
Rajant’s first lightweight wireless mesh network node is ideal to be mounted on people and equipment in the field. Although not intended for infrastructure, the JR can be combined with Rajant’s LX and ME models to form a complete meshing solution.
- August 2010
Northrop Grumman Includes Rajant’s Technology in Military C-RAM Contract
Rajant’s technology is installed in C-RAM systems at forwarding operating bases (FOB). C-RAM systems are used to detect incoming rockets and artillery and mortars, warn those in the area, and sometimes destroy those weapons. Reliable mesh networks are used to communicate warnings to alarm towers.
- January 2011
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb LX4
LX4 is a rugged wireless transceiver that holds between two and four radios, and that forms a mesh network when used with other BreadCrumbs.
- May 2011
FierceWireless Names Rajant as One of Its “Fierce 15” Wireless Companies of 2011
Rajant is recognized for being a top private wireless company by new innovations in the industry. FierceWireless says "Rajant’s innovative data offload solution can help operators solve network capacity issues and keep their networks from becoming overloaded."
- October 19, 2011
Rajant Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary
Rajant celebrates ten years of providing robust mesh technology used around the world and across a broad array of industries, including military, industrial, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments.
- November 2011
Rajant is the Top Supplier for Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Rajant was honored for high quality and services provided to Northrop Grumman's commercial and government customers.
- September 2012
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb ME4
The ME4 is a mid-level wireless mesh solution that is lightweight and portable, featuring multiple configuration options. It is ideal for adding wireless infrastructure and mobile nodes into an existing network.
- May 2014
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb LX5
The LX5 is our premier BreadCrumb solution with the most transceivers and antenna ports. This system is engineered to form a rock-solid foundation that allows your mesh network to provide continuous communications between people and assets.
- October 2014
Rajant Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Enabling Technology Leadership Award
Rajant is recognized with the Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Mesh Networking Solutions for the Industrial Environment, for being innovative and blazing the trail for new technologies that customers value.
- November 16, 2014
Rajant Launches New Channel Partner Program
Through the program, Rajant aims to work with distributors, resellers, and integrators to expand wireless networking solutions to new verticals worldwide.
- April 2015
Rajant Holds Its First Annual Partner Summit
The Partner Summit and Charity Golf Tournament is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with Rajant and fellow resellers to discuss new technologies and recommended best practices. The top 3 winners of the tournament have donations made to the PA Wounded Warriors in their name.
- May 2015
Rajant Private Wireless Network Technology Earns Class 1 Division 1 Certification for Oil & Gas
ME4 MIMO products receives CE conformity marks, allowing Rajant to expand into new markets such as European Union and UK. The C1D1 enclosures offer a special solution for hazardous locations in the Oil & Gas industry.
- December 2016
Rajant Opens an Arizona Office
The new facility is home to the information assurance team which ensures technology is built with advanced security measures.
- February 2017
Named Top 10 WLAN Solution Provider of 2017 by Enterprise Networking Magazine
Rajant is recognized for our Kinetic Mesh network, which provides a cost-effective and fully mobile wireless network in the most challenging environments.
- September 2017
Rajant Opens a Manufacturing Facility in Morehead, Kentucky
The 9,600 square foot building located on Main Street creates 28 jobs. Most employees are recent graduates from Morehead State University. The expansion allows for a partnership with Morehead's nationally acclaimed Space Science Center.
- May 2017
Rajant and DEWALT Collaborate on Jobsite Wi-Fi Access Point
This product allows Wi-Fi connectivity on construction job sites to have scalability, high speed data, and mobility. As the jobsite changes and progresses, the Jobsite WiFi Access Points self-heal and adapt, retaining connectivity on site and helping to keep users connected to their data.
- April 2018
Rajant Officially Moves to New Headquarters in Malvern, PA
The move to a 28,000-square-foot building mimics global expansion as a company and offers a larger space for community involvement. The building features a Prototype Development Room and an Open Lab for compliance and thermal testing.
- September 2018
Rajant Enters the Port Scene When DP World Becomes Our First Port Customer
DP World Antwerp selects BT’s wireless communication solution based on Rajant’s scalable and reliable Kinetic Mesh. This network allows all assets in the port to communicate using real-time data to keep operations running efficiently.
- March 2019
Rajant Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification
The certification demonstrates Rajant’s compliance at the Morehead, Kentucky facility with the production, technical support, and manufacturing of secure network radios.
- May 2019
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb KM3
The KM3 BreadCrumb is a non-ruggedized version of Rajant’s ME4, with the same performance and features but without the IP67 housing and operating at a lower temperature range.
- August 2, 2019
Rajant Is Named a Top 10 Wireless Solution Provider
A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Enterprise Networking Magazine’s editorial board reviewed the top solution providers in the wireless domain and chose Rajant as a company at the forefront of tackling the challenges associated with wireless technologies.
- August 27, 2019
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb ES1
The ES1 BreadCrumb comes in a compact, lightweight, IP67 package. This commercial-grade network node not only offers reliability, performance and scalability but also security to support virtually any application, operating in outdoor environments that can utilize a less ruggedized solution.
- November 5, 2019
Rajant Launches the BreadCrumb DX2
Crafted in 100% magnesium and weighing only 123g, the DX2 is Rajant’s smallest and lightest BreadCrumb to date and is especially ideal for drones. It is our single-transceiver, MIMO-antenna system and is fully compatible with the other BreadCrumbs in the Rajant product portfolio line.
- December 2019
CIO Review Names Rajant One of the 10 Most Promising Networking Solution Providers
Rajant is selected due to our portable technology and capabilities of delivering communications in real time.
- May 1, 2020
Rajant Expands into Artificial Intelligence
Rajant looks to prepare for the future of next-generation applications that can expand current product capabilities through machine learning and AI.
- September 2020
Rajant Introduces the Peregrine Modular Radio Platform
Our new high-performance edge computing wireless platform enables third-party applications and artificial intelligence with connectivity, data collection, and compute power in one package.
- September 16, 2021
Rajant Celebrates Morehead Facility Expansion with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Celebrating another milestone of growth and progress with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rajant's Morehead, Kentucky 48,000+ square foot manufacturing facility.
- October 19, 2021
Rajant Celebrates Its 20-Year Anniversary
Rajant celebrates twenty years of game-changing wireless communications. As pioneers of Kinetic Mesh® networks, we are the only radio manufacturer supporting M2M communications.