Rad Group

Rad Group

The RAD Group is a collection of independent companies that develop, manufacture and market solutions for diverse segments of the networking and telecommunications industry.

Each company operates independently, without a holding company, but is guided by the group founders under a collective strategic umbrella. Companies share technology, engage in joint marketing activities and benefit from a common management structure.

Six RAD Group companies are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S.:" [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/asp/SummaryQuote.asp?symbol=RVSN&selected=RVSN RADVISION] ", " [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/Quote.dll?page=multi&mode=stock&symbol=CRNT Ceragon Networks] ", " [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/Quote.dll?page=multi&mode=stock&symbol=RDWR Radware] ", " [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/Quote.dll?page=multi&mode=stock&symbol=RITT RiT Technologies] ", " [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/Quote.dll?page=multi&mode=stock&symbol=RDCM RADCOM] ", and " [http://quotes.nasdaq.com/Quote.dll?page=multi&mode=stock&symbol=SILC Silicom] ". The others are privately held by the Group's founders and several venture capital firms.

Founders

The RAD Group was founded in 1984 by Zohar Zisapel and his brother Yehuda. Zohar is often called the "Bill Gates" of Israel (references: [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/08/01/8269672/index.htm CNN Money article] ; [http://www.innovationspublishing.com/georgia/loadarticle.asp?id=123 Innovations Publishing article] ). Zohar had this to say about the main goals of the RAD Group: “The RAD Group’s decentralized approach maximizes the advantages inherent in smaller business units - such as flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit - while allowing member companies to share mutually beneficial developments and fostering innovations.”

Notability

RAD Group companies have won many awards including the Business Red Herring, Internet Telephony Conference "Best in Show", Editor's Choice Awards from several Industry Magazines like Network Computing Magazine. RAD Group also sponsors [http://www.rad.com/Home/0,6583,5847,00.html RAD University] and [http://www.protocols.com Protocols.com] leading student sites for network and computer science information and reference materials.

RAD Group Companies

The RAD Group comprises 14 companies, six of which are traded on the Nasdaq Market. The group had a total revenue of over $640 million in 2005.

*RAD Data Communications - Access Solutions for Carriers and Corporate Networks, Established 1981.
*Radware (NASDAQ|RDWR) - Intelligent Application Switching, Established 1997.
*RiT Technologies (NASDAQ|RITT) - Integrated Network Management Solution, Established 1989. [http://www.rittech.com Rit Technologies]
*RADWIN - Broadband Wireless Solutions, Established 1997. [http://www.radwin.com Radwin]
*Silicom (NASDAQ|SILC) - Hi End Adapters for Servers and Security Appliances, Established 1987. [http://www.silicom.co.il Silicom]
*SANRAD - Intelligent Storage Networks, Established 2000. [http://www.sanrad.com Sanrad]
*PacketLight Networks - Optical Networking Technology for Storage Transport Solutions, Established 2000. [http://www.packetlight.com PacketLight Networks]
*Wisair - Ultra Wide Band Wireless Communication, Established 2001. [http://www.wisair.com Wisair]
*Bynet - System Integrator, Established 1973. [http://www.bynet.co.il Bynet]
*Commex Technologies Inc. - Established 2005.
*RADLIVE - High definition telephony technologies. Established 2005. [http://www.radlive.com RADLIVE]
*RADVISION (NASDAQ|RVSN) - Voice, video and data communications infrastructure and developer tools, Established 1993
*Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ|CRNT) - Wireless Broadband, Established 1996 (as Giganet)
*Radcom (NASDAQ|RDCM) - Providers of Monitoring, Analysis and Troubleshooting systems for Next Generation Networks, Established 1991

Former members

Former members of the RAD Group include:
* LANNET - sold to Madge Networks in 1995 and then to Lucent in 1998
* Armon - sold to Bay Networks in 1996
* RADNET - sold to Siemens AG and Newbridge in 1997
* RADLINX - sold to VocalTec in 1998
* RADWIZ - sold to Terayon Communications in 1999
* RADLAN - sold to Marvell in 2003
* RND - sold to USR Electronics in 2003.

External links

* [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/08/01/8269672/index.htm The Startup Factory] - by CNN Money
* [http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=102702&promo=999222&kw=rad%20data%20communications High Speed Rail Strays on Track] - ZDNet White Paper
* [http://www.investinisrael.gov.il/NR/exeres/63F181AA-1F88-4BE7-97A4-5882E4E9F260.htm Rad Group Hilights] - by Israel's Investment Promotion Center
* [http://www.tmcnet.com/channels/voip-alternatives/articles/1270-25-years-rad-group-conversation-with-zohar-zisapel.htm TCMnet Article on Rad Group Founder] - 25 Years of RAD Group
* [http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/004885.html Blog about Personal Visit To Rad Group]
* [http://www.rad-direct.com/about-rad-group.htm Rad Group Contact Info]
* [http://www.rad.com/Home/0,6583,547,00.html Rad Group Home Page]

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