Fall River, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced today that a newly formed company, OceanServer Technology, Inc., opened a research & development office at its Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) located in Fall River. OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures embedded instruments, sensors, and other computer-based subsystems for use in the marine environment. The company’s first product is a navigation device that will be field tested later this year.
“Fall River’s proximity to the many organizations that both produce and consume marine technology and the availability of skilled employees, made it an ideal location to establish this company,” said Mr. Robert Anderson, co-founder of OceanServer Technology. “The potential academic support available through UMASS Dartmouth and its strong ties to the marine industry through the School of Marine Sciences and Technology (SMAST) and the ATMC, added to the attractiveness of this facility,” Anderson added
Dr. Thomas Curry, director of the ATMC, said, “We believe this relationship will be very synergistic for OceanServer Technology and for the ATMC. We look forward to this partnership flourishing in our Technology Venture Center. It’s another excellent example of how the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth fosters innovation and contributes to the economic development of this region.”
With more than 25 years of experience in designing and manufacturing components for the high end of the commercial computer and electronics industry, OceanServer Technology co-founders, Bob Anderson and Jon Crowell, are ready to meet new challenges in the marine technology environment.
Mr. Anderson holds a B.A. degree from the State University of New York, and an M.B.A. from Bryant College. Prior to forming OceanServer Technology, Mr. Anderson was founder and president of IntraServer Technology, Inc. a company that designed and manufactured server modules as an original equipment manufacturer and supplier to the computer industry. Three years ago, that company was sold to LSI Logic.
Before establishing OceanServer Technology, Mr. Crowell was a co-founder of IntraServer Technology where he served as its director of engineering. In addition, Mr. Crowell worked for over 10 years as a system engineer and engineering manager with Digital Equipment Corporation. He worked in various developmental roles ranging from the design of core logic and central processing units to the development of input-output peripheral chip sets, module technology, backplanes, and sub-systems development. Mr. Crowell has a B.S. and M.S. Degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, and is currently enrolled at UMASS Dartmouth pursuing graduate studies in marine technology.
UMass Dartmouth's Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center is located at the SouthCoast Research and Technology Park in Fall River, MA. The ATMC leverages University resources for economic development by focusing in three strategic areas that include research and partnering with industry; enabling and accelerating new technology ventures; and hosting technical, business and educational conferences and workshops.
The Technology Venture Center, where OceanServer Technology operates, provides business support services and the corporate infrastructure to assist emerging companies as they grow and develop into the future technology and manufacturing leaders in the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts.
For more information about OceanServer Technology please visit their Internet web site at www.ocean-server.com. You can contact the University’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center via the Internet at www.atmc.umassd.edu.