Costa Mesa-based Irvine Sensors Corp. has opened a new development facility in Richardson, Texas, in an effort to strengthen its presence in the growing cyber-security industry.
Irvine Sensors develops and sells security, thermal and laser-imaging products such as miniaturized-infrared or electro-optical cameras and image processors for military and commercial applications.
To support its new facility and development division, the company has added Jim Deerman, formerly of Raytheon, as head of cyber engineering and Keith Rhodes, most recently with Arbor Networks, to lead product management. The company says the formation of the team and the addition of the office will help to reduce the amount of time it takes for its security products to hit the market.
"We see ongoing demand from our customers and the market for improved cyber security products, and we are responding," said Bill Joll, president and CEO of Irvine Sensors. "We are very pleased to have Keith and Jim on board as we begin executing on our new vision for the company."
The development team, which is currently being formed and will include testing and quality assurance staffers, and a demonstration space will be located at the Texas facility.
"Irvine's innovative technology and great people position the company for strong contributions to the cyber-security industry," said Rhodes. "I'm excited about our future and happy to be part of the team."
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