Slingbox Veteran Raghu Tarra Joins Arrayent, Inc.
Slingbox Veteran Raghu Tarra Joins Arrayent, Inc. Raghu Tarra brings to Arrayent a proven track record of connecting millions of consumer devices to the Cloud and mobile apps Business Wire REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- July 9, 2013 Arrayent, Inc., the leader in connected product platforms for consumer products, announced today that Raghu Tarra, founding member of Sling Media, has joined Arrayent as VP of Engineering. Raghu will lead the engineering and customer engagement teams for the Arrayent Connect Platform. Prior to joining Arrayent, Raghu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Echostar's Sling Business Unit. Over the past 9 years, Raghu built and ran Sling's worldwide engineering team, managing embedded system hardware, cloud platform, and mobile apps. The Sling cloud has grown to support millions of Sling-enabled devices. Raghu has more than 20 years of experience building and managing geographically distributed engineering teams. He holds multiple patents in the video streaming and networking domains. “Raghu has firmly established himself as a world-class engineering team leader. He built Sling's end-to-end communication platform that supports millions of connected devices and consumers. He architected and built Sling's connected product system that includes a complex embedded device, a Cloud-based communication platform and 5-star-rated mobile apps," said Shane Dyer, CEO and president of Arrayent. "We are thrilled that he joins us to lead Arrayent's engineering team into the world of millions of connected devices. A place he knows very well." Prior to Sling, Raghu held management positions at Infineon Technologies North America Corp., RealChip Communications, Inc., and Areva T&D. Raghu holds a M.S. in Electronics and Control Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology. ABOUT ARRAYENT – The Arrayent (uh-RAY-ent) Connect^TM Platform is used by leading consumer product companies to securely connect their products to web and smartphone applications at low cost and with a “just works” installation process. Arrayent's cloud-based platform enables its customers to deliver a superior product experience and build connected-customer relationships that together maximize customer lifetime value. Arrayent customers are household name brands that include Chamberlain, First Alert, LiftMaster, Maytag, Mattel, Monster Products, Pentair, and Whirlpool Corporation. Customers have called Arrayent “the Cisco of Small Things.” For more information please see www.arrayent.com. Note: The Arrayent name, logo, and Arrayent Connect are trademarks of Arrayent, Inc. Contact: Arrayent, Inc. Bob Dahlberg, 650-260-4520 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arrayent.com