TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tempe-based DataSoft Corporation received the 2013 Excellence in Global Business Award from the Arizona District Export Council.
Arizona 9th District Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and Arizona District Export Council Vice-Chair Gunnar Light presented the award to DataSoft CEO Vik Patel at the DataSoft headquarters. DataSoft manufactures and sells an innovative family of programmable wireless communications devices that incorporate Software Defined Radio, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. These development, test and deployable systems are popular with government, private industry and academic research labs. Approximately 45% of the sales of these platforms are from exports. According to DataSoft CEO Vik Patel, “Export is one of DataSoft’s major goals for growth in the next two years through direct product exports and through partnerships with overseas companies.”
Congresswoman Sinema comments that “With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, the economic security of the U.S. is increasingly dependent on exporting, and we want Arizona companies to participate and lead in global growth. Anytime an Arizona-based small business can succeed in global sales, we should recognize their role in this important goal for the U.S.”
DataSoft has worked closely with the local U.S. Export Assistance Center to overcome obstacles to doing business abroad and also participates in the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) program, a combined state and federal grant program administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The STEP program was launched in October 2011 in response to President Obama’s National Export initiative, which has a goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
DataSoft designs and prototypes board and system-level hardware and software components for wireless communications involving Software Defined Radios, Bluetooth and WiFi. DataSoft has designed a number of customizable products that can be tailored to a particular customer's use without incurring the cost and time of develop-from-scratch. These products can be purchased or licensed for use in tactical communications, academic R&D, waveform development, industrial automation and telecom products. DataSoft is a globally oriented company with strong international sales potential. For additional information, visit www.datasoft.com.
About The Arizona District Export Council:
The Arizona District Export Council (DEC), Arizona’s voice for global trade, provides local leadership in international trade through its 30+ member council of international trade veterans and experts, all appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The District Export Council collaborates with Arizona business, public and private sector groups to stimulate economic growth through trade and investment; advocates for a well-informed public and political dialogue about global business in Arizona; prepares Arizona to be a “global ready” state; and, supports the Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center, a division of the U.S. Commercial Service. www.exportaz.org