Jim Crichton, a cofounder of UltiSat (now Speedcast Government), has been involved in the data communications industry since 1982. He has been active in system level and detailed design of hardware and hardware/software systems. His experience includes DSP and microprocessor based software architecture and implementation, ASIC and board level hardware design and integration. Mr. Crichton joined Speedcast Government CEO M.G. Abutaleb and CFO Miguel Hernandez at ICTI in 1993 as vice president of engineering. He held that position through the sale of ICTI in 1999. Mr. Crichton is also a coauthor on several patents and holds an MSCS degree.