Company

About us

Since 2006, we have deployed a high-availability GNSS reference network that spans the globe—creating incredibly accurate and reliable GNSS data that leading semiconductor vendors, device manufacturers and network operators have quietly relied on for their real-time and predicted location data needs. Well over two billion devices use our GNSS assistance data each and every day.

Location.io was the first step in the evolution of our core technologies, and has been designed and deployed to support the consumer market with reliable and verified assisted GNSS data. Now with the addition of TruePoint.io service you can calculate your position with even better precision.

BD Star logo

BDStar (SME stock code: 002151) was founded on September 25th, 2000, and was one of the first listed companies that specialize in navigation and positioning services in China. After more than 20 years of development, BDStar has grown to become a Technology Industrial Group with assets totalling more than 7 billion yuan. Over 5,000 employees comprise three core business divisions, including Satellite Navigation, Automotive Engineering Services, and Microwave Dielectric Ceramics, where we provide superior products, solutions and services to global customers.

Leadership block ref slice

Leadership

  • Mike
    CEO & CFO

    Prior to co-founding Rx Networks, Michael Longinotti was CFO of Silent Witness (TSX:SWE), served on the board of Digital Payment Technologies as the Chairman of its audit and compensation committees, and was Treasurer and Controller for Cominco (TSX:TEK). Mike holds a Bachelors of Science in Geology and Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

  • John
    VP Sales and Marketing

    John Carley holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Computer Science. With over 20 years of software engineering and management experience, John excels in the development of high quality software and hardware platforms, along with high availability network systems. Prior to joining Rx Networks John spent time with Electronic Arts and Intrinsyc Technologies.

  • Chris T.
    VP of Engineering

    Chris Torrens is a BCIT Data Communications graduate and a co-founder of Rx Networks. He has been active with the company since its inception, and brings 18 years of software design experience in high availability, mapping, GPS solutions, and real-time wireless mobility to his role at Rx Networks. He was previously a Senior Software Engineer at Mobile Data Solutions, Inc (MDSI) and Itron Inc.

  • Vijay
    Principal Engineer

    Vijaykumar Bellad holds a Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in GNSS receiver design on embedded processor platforms, software-based receiver design, and various positioning algorithm developments. Before joining Rx Networks Inc. he worked for Accord Software & Systems developing aerospace navigation systems.

  • Anton
    Head of Operations

    Anton North holds multiple diplomas and certificates in Computer Science and Information Technology as well as an Honors Degree in Biology. As Head of Operations, Anton oversees hardware and software deployments, systems architecture, monitoring, networking, customer support, and ensures Rx Networks delivers 99.999% service and industry-leading reliability. Outside of work, Anton has a passion for underwater exploration and holds numerous technical dive certifications.
     

  • Brian
    Head of Business Development

    Brian Marciniak has over 20 years of domestic and international business experience with start-ups to fortune 100 companies in the mobile, wireless & LBS industries. He has been with Rx Networks since 2013 responsible for business development and customer relationship activities, playing a key role in market development and sales for the company. Prior to Rx Networks, he held VP-level positions with Inrix, Loopt and Good Technologies. 
     

  • Vincent
    Product Manager

    Vincent Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. Before taking a management role, he had over 20 years of experience in various cycles of software development, including embedded systems, Windows and Linux applications, and web development. Prior to joining Rx Networks, he was a senior system developer for GPS tracking devices at Quino Solutions Inc.

  • Chris P.
    Product Manager

    Chris Perriam holds separate Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Finance. His experience spans software engineering, product management and consulting roles. Prior to joining Rx Networks, he developed cloud solutions at a major healthcare technology company trusted with the records of over 100 million patients. Prior to this, Chris worked at Deloitte as a consultant on Government IT projects.

  • Robert
    Field Applications Engineer Manager

    Robert Chou holds a Master’s degree in Information Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has over 15 years of software design experience in the fields of embedded systems, web applications, VoIP and mobile phone development. Prior to joining Rx Networks as Field Applications Engineer Manager, he worked for ASUS, Motorola, and Intertek in Taiwan.
     

Directors block ref slice

Directors

  • Lei (Henry)
    BDStar Group

    Lei Huang (Henry Huang), Vice President of BDStar, CEO of Unicore Communications, Inc. Henry holds a Doctor Degree of Communication and Information Systems, he joined BDStar Group since 2007, acting as Staff Engineer, Product Manager, Marketing Director of Unicore Communications, Inc., and International Business Director of BDStar.

  • Mike
    CEO & CFO

    Prior to co-founding Rx Networks, Michael Longinotti was CFO of Silent Witness (TSX:SWE), served on the board of Digital Payment Technologies as the Chairman of its audit and compensation committees, and was Treasurer and Controller for Cominco (TSX:TEK). Mike holds a Bachelors of Science in Geology and Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

  • Tony
    Independent

    Tony Murfin is a Canadian Citizen and managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, writes for a GPS magazine, and acted extensively on behalf of BDStar Navigation Co. Ltd. team in a consulting capacity for the acquisition of Rx Networks.

    Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer. Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK.

Press Releases

Press Releases

November 17, 2021

Unicore Communications (Unicore), a leading manufacturer of GNSS hardware, is a sister-company to Rx Networks within the BDStar group of companies, and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

July 1, 2021

Rx Networks™ GNSS assistance service Location.io™ adds StarCourse™, the next evolution of extended ephemeris services.

June 29, 2021

There is an increasing trend for mobile devices integrating multi-constellation GNSS chipsets to require even better positioning.

April 16, 2020

Rx Networks is dedicated to keeping you informed and remaining your steadfast supplier of GNSS services during these trying times.

All Press Releases