Acumera provides trusted connection services to multi-site merchants. We deliver secure networks, cloud-based aggregation of site-system status, and reliable machine-to-machine connections to support business intelligence and operations management.
Acumera builds and manages networks for multi-campus chains of convenience stores, gas stations, wholesale petroleum sites, and quick-serve and full-service restaurants. Acumera's network management services help companies reduce expenses and increase operational effectiveness. The foundation of Acumera's network management system is Acumera's Merchant Gateway. This single, simple, ruggedized device replaces as many as four standard network access devices and provides remote, automated network provisioning and configuration.
With AcuVigil™ dashboard, Acumera's unique monitoring and alert service, customers gain real-time remote visibility into their business critical inventory, compliance, client and equipment status, and operational data. Acumera networks enable visibility and faster responses in order to minimize downtime, avoid run-outs, and maximize profit margins.
Acumera, Inc. was founded by the pioneers of broadband Internet access for business travelers. Back in 1993, the founders of Acumera first formed the idea for a company that would ease the lives of millions of business travelers, while enhancing operations at airports and hotels. They formed Wayport (Now ATT Wi-Fi Services), the leading supplier of Ethernet connections in hotel rooms, and the leading supplier of for-fee 802.11 "hotspot" wireless access to the public. Every month, hundreds of thousands of times, some weary businessman gets to sleep a little sooner, some hotel operates a little more smoothly, and some traveler makes good use of the increasing time spent in airport lounges.
Board of Directors
Dirk Heinen, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors
Founder and former Vice President of Operations and Board Member of Wayport, Former Senior Vice President, Operations for Multimedia Games.
At Wayport, Dirk led the deployment and management of Wayport's wired and wireless Internet access service for business travelers to over 120,000 hotel guest and meeting rooms in North America and Europe as well as numerous airports. At Multimedia Games, Dirk was responsible for manufacturing, integration, network operations and field service for high-availability systems for lottery and casino markets. He managed networks at over 100 sites consisting of over 20,000 managed network objects.
Bill Morrow, Board of Directors
In addition to serving on the Acumera board of directors, Bill Morrow is executive chairman at Quarri Technologies. Bill has more than 20 years of business foundation and leadership experience.
In 2006 he established CSIdentity Corporation and serves as the Chairman. Previously he founded and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board, Director and CEO of Grande Communications. In 2005 Bill was appointed by the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, to serve on the Texas Emerging Technology Fund board. In 2007, Bill was reappointed to the committee and appointed to be Chairman for the next two years. Bill currently sits on the University of Texas San Antonio Development Board and has served for over 8 years.
Bill has a BA in Marketing from the University of Texas San Antonio and was awarded the UTSA Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year award in 2002. He earned both the San Antonio Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award in 2001 and the 2002 Austin "Under 40" award for community service in the business and finance category. Bill was the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner for Central Texas.
Brett Stewart, Chief Technology Officer, Board of
Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Wayport, former Director of Business Development for AMD.
Brett founded and led Wayport to its status as the largest supplier of wired and wireless Internet access for business travelers. At AMD, Brett was responsible for business development and IP licensing in the network, WiFi and DSL semiconductor markets. Brett has been awarded over 40 patents relating to WiFi and network innovation.