Parraid

Parraid – Telemetry Data Systems

Parraid is wholly devoted to design, engineering, sales, and support of telemetry data systems and tactically oriented mission-critical communications solutions. Parraid has extensive and in-depth experience in developing a range of product lines and integrated systems that meet the critical needs and demands of highly advanced aerospace industry programs, first responder and tactical-edge communications and readiness in force requirements (land, air, sea), as well as a commercial line of smart tools for IT professionals that enhance existing computer resources and simplify network testing and monitoring.

 

Featured Products

The Parraid Telemetry and Data Systems (TDS) division provides world-class aerospace system solutions for
telemetry receiving, processing, recording, archiving, and data mining for Government and industry clients on six
continents. TDS developed the first PC-based telemetry data processor more than 25 years ago. Since then, the TDS
offering has grown to include the most feature-rich ground-based data processing and recording systems in the world
for use in all data processing applications. Our current capabilities and products include:

REAL-TIME TELEMETRY SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE

♦  Complete telemetry ground stations and networks

 ♦  High-performance portable and easy-transport multi-stream processing platforms

♦  Hand-carry Data Brick™ battery-powered telemetry systems

♦  Best source/data selectors

HIGH-SPEED RECORDER / REPRODUCERS

♦  IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format

♦  PCM, Analog, Video, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and others

♦  Integrated real-time processing, best data engine, and receivers

♦  Remote control operation

TELEMETRY RECEIVERS, COMBINERS, AND DEMODULATORS

♦  Multi-band: S, L, P, and C-bands

♦  ARTM Tiers 0, 1, and 2

♦  Rack-mount, Receiver Brick™, card-level

♦  Remote control operation

DATA MINING, MANAGEMENT, AND POST-PROCESSING

♦  Scalable from desktop to the enterprise

♦  Search terabytes of raw data in milliseconds

♦  Permissed access security protection

♦  Any file format in and any format out, includes Matlab & Excel

AIRBORNE DATA RECORDING / ACQUISITION

♦  IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format

♦  PCM, Analog, Video, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, and others

♦  Real-time processing network connection 

♦  Remote control operation

 

Custom Product Solutions for Mission-Critical Requirements

Parraid specializes in custom product solutions for mission-critical requirements. Rapidly deployed, integrated, cost-effective, and requirements-driven; our custom product solutions have solved challenges for some of the most critical requirements worldwide.

 

 

 

Parraid is dedicated to developing products which enable our customers to be more net-centric, allowing any number of users to securely access critical networked information from the most remote locations.

Information is generated in many forms, which can include audio (voice), video, and various types of digital data. In its raw form these various types of information are incompatible and difficult to transport and share. To be networked, information must be in the correct form – that is Internet Protocol (IP). IP information can be easily transferred, switched, and used by applications. The main benefits of using networked IP information are; sharing of assets from any remote location, and having information in a standard format making application development easier. These benefits can result in huge cost-savings and allow operational and mission achievements that were not possible before.

Parraid bridges data sources to networks using its Network Radio Gateway (NRG) and CloudNode products. These devices implement hardware and software to turn any available data sources into network-ready information. This can be termed Everything over IP (EoIP). Examples include; Voice over IP (VoIP) where a voice source, such as a tactical radio is digitized, processed, packetized, and routed into a network. Learn more about our leading-edge EoIP technology and product solutions that can generate networked information for any source of critical data communications to assure your mission success.

Rugged USB Hubs & Repeaters

Parraid builds a line of cost-effective, value-added rugged enhancement products for critical radio and computer communications on the move. Our products are engineered and designed to enhance data access and transfer, streamline operations, lighten the load, and add protection to hardware. Used in rugged and harsh tactical-edge and first responder environments, they meet the demands when every second counts.

Deployable Tactical Systems

Parraid has extensive experience and knowledge in network security integration and infrastructures, developing a variety of deployable tactical communication suites for DoD. These portable systems can be easily adapted with secure scalable architectures to meet mobile security requirements in the field.

 
 
 
 
 

Company Overview

A small products-oriented business, Parraid is wholly devoted to design, engineering, sales, and support of telemetry data systems and tactically oriented mission-critical communications solutions. Rooted in 25+ years of experience, we are proudly headquartered in Hollywood, MD, with a great team, great products, and great clients.

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Steve Moormann VMA manufacturers rep

STEVE MOORMANN

Field Engineer

Steve originally hails from Chicago and has maintained his strong Midwest values while enjoying the ‘good life’ in the great southwest.  Graduating from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, he started his career in sunny Tucson, AZ and has enjoyed over 30 years in Signal Conditioning and Data Acquisition Systems, in the Industrial Electronics industry.  His varied experience extends from being a Lab Manager to key roles in Technical Sales and International Sales Management. You will likely find Steve on the road visiting customers, friends and family, or watch for him cycling, skiing and exploring both near and far. 

Steve joined VMA in 2020 and is located in our Albuquerque New Mexico office. 

Brandi Fruge VMA VMA manufacturers rep

Brandi Fruge

Inside Sales Engineer

Office Phone: 720-822-4119
Email: [email protected]

Brandi grew up in Katy, Texas.  She graduated from Colorado School of Mines with her Mechanical Engineering Degree in 2015. She previously worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer on frac locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and more. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, binge watching Netflix and spending time with her dog, Duke. Brandi is located in our Colorado office.

Tracy Grossman VMA Technical Engineer

TRACY GROSSMAN

Field Engineer

Tracy was raised in Arizona and served in the USAF as an Electronic Warfare Technician, completing an Electrical Engineering Technology Journeyman degree from Community College of the Air Force. After the Air Force he worked as a technician before getting his Bachelors in Computer Information Systems at the University of Phoenix. Tracy worked as a Computer Systems Engineering consultant before joining Orbital Sciences (now Northrop Grumman) in 2002, where he worked as an Electrical Engineer for 15 years designing and deploying systems to test and launch rockets. Tracy specialized in Telemetry Ground Systems for several years before becoming the Lead Electrical Engineer on the Antares Ground system design team. After Orbital, he worked as an Embedded Systems Sales Engineer, helping customers find the best solutions to solve complicated design requirements. Starting July 2019, Tracy is on Team VMA as a Field Engineer to continue building relationships and helping engineers find innovative solutions for high-reliability applications. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children and his hobbies include Trucks, Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Scuba diving, Motorcycling and church. Tracy is located in our Arizona office.

KEENAN GRIFFIN

Field Engineer

Keenan was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated from the University of Denver with his Electrical Engineering Degree with a Specification in Mechatronic Systems. With the need to problem solve and the love to work with people, Keenan has worked in technical sales for the manufacturing, construction, and security industries. From going outside to hike, snowboard, golf, run, or grill to staying inside to cook, read, or simply relax by sitting down to watch a good movie, Keenan loves to spend as much time as possible with his friends and family. Keenan is located in our Colorado office.

CHRISTIE WHITEHEAD

Field Engineer

Christie Whitehead Is married and has raised 3 beautiful children, one girl and 2 boys. Her passions are children, education, technology and volunteering. She helped open a Charter school from the ground up in 2000 that is now a top 100 school in the nation year after year. Christie has her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. She has been in many technology engineering positions and thrives on solving problems. She strives to always add value, have patience and care for others. She loves technology and complexity of the things people are designing. She loves to get into the lab, sharing experiences and knowledge that may help her customers.

Sierra Bishop VMA Staff

SIERRA BISHOP

Inside Sales

Office Phone: 303-730-7313
Email: [email protected]

Sierra has been with VMA for 4 years.  She previously worked in law enforcement/emergency dispatching for over 9 years.  She is currently going back to school get a bachelors degree in Art and Graphic Design.  She loves travelling and enjoys doing anything ‘artsy’, but especially loves watercolor and oil painting.  When she can she likes to catch a good live theater show. Sierra is located in our Colorado office.

Kristin Hall VMA Staff

KRISTIN HALL

Sales Administration

Kristin has been a part of the Vic Myers Associates team for five years now. Prior to her position as Inside Sales and Administration, she worked in the Construction Industry as a Project Manager. Needless to say, she has learned a lot here at VMA, and enjoys being a part of this company. In her free time, she values singing at church, card-making, and spending time with her husband and family. Kristin is located in our Colorado office.

Ron Garcia VMA Engineer

RON GARCIA

Inside Sales Engineer

Office Phone: 505-884-6878
Email: [email protected]

Ron has worn several hats at VMA over the past twenty years, including inside sales, IT guru, webmaster and application engineer. As a recent empty-nester, Ron and his wife are spending more time on the road, exploring the Southwest. He is an avid sci-fi enthusiast, enjoys playing guitar and listening to jazz. Ron is located in our New Mexico office.

Jim Barnett VMA Staff

JIM BARNETT

Inside Sales Engineer

Office Phone: 480-345-6449
Email: [email protected]

Jim was born in Michigan but has lived in Arizona longer than most natives. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and holds certifications in Network Administration and Network Security. Jim originally joined Vic Myers Associates in 1991 and has held a variety of positions. Among his interests are hiking, travel, and most things vintage including cars, music, architecture, and artifacts. Jim is located in our Arizona office.

Mark Myers VMA Technical Engineer

MARK MYERS

Field Engineer, Legend

There a few experiences in my life which I consider invaluable. They include earning my Boy Scout Eagle rank with considerable help and inspiration from my father, serving in the United States Submarine Service during the Viet Nam war, earning a black belt in a mixed style martial arts (it took me 25 years), completing a masters degree (16  years),  becoming a lifelong learner, being engaged in my faith, and ending up with some really good friends.  Professionally, I love being a helper, an ally, a facilitator, a problem solver and someone who is passionate about wanting my friends, my customers and my colleagues to be successful.  Life can be hard, life can be unfair and life can be extraordinary, all at the same time. Mark is located in our Arizona office.

Carlton Davenport VMA Staff

CARLTON DAVENPORT

Managing Partner

Office Phone: 505-884-6878
Email: [email protected]

Carlton has traveled and lived all over the U.S. but chose Albuquerque as his home. Carlton and Nancy have raised 3 daughters, grown up and making their own lives now. He joined VMA in 1991 and is responsible for the day-to-day business side, supporting our sales efforts, doing whatever it takes.

Bob Bishop VMA staff

BOB BISHOP

Managing Partner

Bob was raised in Minnesota. Graduated from Minneapolis Technical College with an A&P license. He worked at Rosemount Inc. for a few years and moved to California where he met his wife and gained valuable experience having sold to the test ranges, military bases, and contractors. Bob has been in Colorado serving the same customers for over 30 years. He enjoys muscle cars, travelling, golf and singing in a community choir. Bob is located in our Colorado office.

Ryan Christian VMA Staff

RYAN CHRISTIAN

Managing Partner

Ryan was raised in Mesa, Arizona, attended Gilbert schools and graduated from ASU in 2006 with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. He went on to complete his MBA at the University of Phoenix Campus in Mesa. Prior to VMA, Ryan worked 5 years as a consumer sales consultant and then 5 years as Analyst at Orbital Sciences, now Northrop Grumman.   Outside of the office, Ryan loves to spend time with his wife, 10yr old daughter and twin 5 year old boys. Ryan loves to get outdoors to hunt & fish as often as possible, serves frequently with kids and adults at church and enjoys quality BBQ time with his friends and family. Ryan is located in our Arizona office.

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