Haystack offers developers a powerful new wireless data platform built around the DASH7 open-source wireless data standard. We enhance the connectivity and file system technologies originally developed by us and through the DASH7 Alliance, allowing our customers to use DASH7 to solve problems and achieve their particular business goals.
As co-founders of the DASH7 Alliance, originators of OpenTag open source firmware for DASH7, and the driving force behind many DASH7 activities and projects around the world, we wanted to build a company whose sole focus would be to make it easier for developers to design and build DASH7 products.
Haystack’s mission is to bring the power of DASH7 and OpenTag to companies of all sizes in the mobile and embedded sectors. We license our extensive IoT technology portfolio — including hardware designs, software, and patents — and provide design services for system integration.

Haystack In The News

Electronic Design News (EDN)
Enhance IoT Security: Use Snipers
August 31, 2015

There has been a lot of talk about IoT security, but not much new in the way of ideas for attaining it. Mostly the discussion has been to raise awareness of the need for security, even in the smallest devices, and to encourage designing security in from the very beginning. But now Pat Burns, CEO of Haystack Technologies, has put out a proposal that is intriguing in its simplicity and seems well worth careful consideration. More

Engineering.com
Fido gone astray? There’s an app for that.
November 14, 2012

Does your dog try to bolt for freedom the moment you open the front door? Thanks to the wonders of modern electronics, you can cancel your plans for the transmitter implant.

The Haystack Technologies, the creators of the DASH7 wireless standard, announced the HayTag, an RF transceiver that works with your Smartphone to quickly locate your lost pet… More

RFID Journal
HayTag Looks for Lost Dogs
November 15, 2012

A year ago, a startup called Haystack Technologies launched its H-Builder development platform to enable companies and individuals to create solutions based on the Dash7 (ISO 18000-7) standard and OpenTag open-source firmware library for active 433 MHz radio frequency identification tags and readers. But recently, the firm began marketing its own products, the first of which focuses on locating missing pets. The HayTag… More



Founding Team

Patrick Burns, Co-founder & CEO

Pat joined Haystack from Savi Technology where he led marketing, licensing, and alliances for more than six years before and after its acquisition by Lockheed Martin.  While at Savi, he spearheaded Savi’s ISO 18000-7 and OEM licensing programs and co-founded the DASH7 Alliance.  Prior to Savi, Pat was co-founder of Demandline, a B2B telecom marketplace backed by New Enterprise Associates, and was also a founding member of SkyTel’s Advanced Applications Group, prior to its acquisition by MCI.  He has also held positions with ARDIS, a joint venture of IBM and Motorola, as well as positions with the Office of Management and Budget and Office of the Secretary of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.  He holds multiple patents in wireless communications and e-commerce and received a bachelor’s degree from American University and an MBA from Kellogg.

JP Norair, Co-founder & CTO

JP is the creator of the modern DASH7 specification and the creator of OpenTag, which is the original and de-facto implementation of DASH7.  Before starting Haystack, JP moved from the east coast to California in order to work with Pat Burns, at Savi Technology, as an applications engineer for their technology licensing program.  JP’s previous life on the east coast began in Washington DC, made a stop at Princeton University to get a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and finally migrated south to space-coast Florida to work in a passive-RF technology startup.  JP currently lives in San Francisco and can sometimes be spotted at the city’s finer cafés and pubs, often wearing DASH7-branded clothing.

Intellectual Property

Since 2010, Haystack has been pioneering communication technologies for the Internet of Things – connecting things, people, and places in new and exciting ways.

Haystack invented “connectionless” low power wireless communications for the Internet of Things.  Unlike legacy technologies like ZigBee or WiFi that compromise on essential IoT requirements like low power or long range, Haystack is the first company to have deliver multi-mile range with devices using a coin cell battery that lasts for 3-5 years, all while providing real-time, connectionless two-way communications. Developers for industrial, commercial, government, and consumer products have all used Haystack software to solve a diverse and challenging set of IoT implementation problems.

Haystack licenses its a growing portfolio of U.S. patents related to DASH7 and other wireless communications inventions.

Issued and Pending patents include:

 Application  Title
20120226955 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION (FEC) IN A RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED NETWORK 
20120226822 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDRESSING IN A RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED NETWORK 
20120225687 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER AUTOSCALING IN A RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED NETWORK 
20120224590 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL IN A MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEM 
20120224543 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUERY-BASED CONGESTION CONTROL 
20120224530 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RAPID GROUP SYNCHRONIZATION 
20120224491
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN A RESOURCE- CONSTRAINED NETWORK 
20120207141 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLUG AND PLAY, NETWORKABLE ISO 18000-7 CONNECTIVITY 
20120191901
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEMORY MANAGEMENT 
20120224491 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING PEOPLE, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES VIA A LOCALIZED WIRELESS NETWORK  
20120118952 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERFACING WITH A SMARTCARD 
20120116887 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC PAYMENT AND AUTHENTICATION 
20120116694 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING 
20120088449 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MULTI-BAND, MULTI-MODE SMARTCARD  
20120087350 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW-POWER, LONG-RANGE NETWORKING 
20120087267 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE SEARCHING OF DISTRIBUTED DATASETS 
20120086615 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN INTEGRATED ANTENNA 
20120209716 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVING PROMOTIONS IN A LOW-POWER WIRELESS NETWORK  

*Additional applications added as they are published

Haystack subscribers have full access to the Haystack pending patent portfolio at no additional cost.  For more information, click here.

Haystack’s Patent Counsel is McAndrews, Held, and Malloy

Careers

Haystack is always looking for talented embedded systems engineers and software developers with mobile & cloud application experience. If you are interested in working for Haystack, please contact us at jobs@haystacktechnologies.com. Use the subject “Haystack Careers” and be sure to include links to LinkedIn, GitHub, or other examples of your work.

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CONTACT

Haystack Technologies, Inc.
210 S Ellsworth Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
info@haystacktechnologies.com
(650) 762-9079

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