Location: 1344 N Martel Ave, #105, Los Angeles, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2004
Stage: Beta (public testing)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 12/2004, Seed: $2 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Gary Bahadur, friends, family
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Awards and mentions
Our fifth patent overall, but the first one based upon the applied research and design of the fully drawn interoperable protocol specification.
Alpha category 90 second pitch

It's time to rethink the IEEE 802 + TCP philosophy for the new internet, now that wireless is king. My company is addressing the embedded "Internet of Things" with DASH7. Ether2 is addressing the internet-proper.

From JP Norair

DQSA offers an immediate 100+% improvement in bandwidth over traditional wireless infrastructures without changing the physical medium below it. What other technology improvement can offer that significant of a change, literally overnight? DQSA is the definition of a Disruptive Technology!


Unifying the Internet of Things
California, United States United States

The "Uber of Com", originally invented to converge Cable TV with IP back in the 90s, the DQ switch architecture today runs on 802.15.4 and 18000-7 radio air interfaces. Result: IoT interoperability with proven low power, low latency and ~100% throughput. Generally, Ether2 fixes the Net, and will close the digital divide for sensors and people.

Company description

How about one type of network for every type of communication, and so any device can talk to any device?  And what about a group that will act like a public utility, enforcing telecommunications privacy law in broadband, while providing access for court ordered law enforcement?  

The Ether2 Community of Network Operators & Developers (EcoNode) is forming with these types of goals in mind, and for any engineer anywhere in the world to use our technology at no fee.  Only in the United States will we enforce our intellectual property rights when the technology is used commercially; but never in a way that would prevent adoption of the technology to better society.

For the Internet of Things, there is currently developer gear from two new European companies...OpenMote and WizziMote. Both are started by groups involved in the standards process, and we have no formal relationship with these companies.  Ether2 is partnered with Illinois Institute (IIT, Chicago) and Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC/CTTC, Barcelona).  

DQ has now been applied to two Internet of Things global radio standards, and has yielded a ~100% network efficiency, up from 36% with Frame Slotted Aloha which was the former DASH7 switch architecture.  The proven global radio standards for DQ are 802.15.4 (ZigBee) and 18000-7 (DASH-7).  The open code bases can be found on Github as OpenDQ and OSS-7.

DQ was invented for cable TV back in the 90s...before DOCSIS was chosen as the cable TV standard. Scientific Atlanta named our collision detection mechanism (XDQRAP) for eliminating bottlenecks in fiber-coax cable TV networks.  Cable TV switching is now well into it's third generation with DOCSIS 3.0, but it still can't do Ethernet.  So cable customers have to run two modems (from the same company) if they want cable TV and Internet connectivity.

Fortunately, DQ does Ethernet better than Ethernet so we can finally converge both types of network transmission to a single channel. This type of efficiency means that any content owner would have equivalent distribution power, because a single transmission could be received by millions of devices...just like TV, but where an IP address can be thought of as a channel instead of a destination.  This allows for one:one, one:many, or one:all, again, for the technical cost of a single transmission.    

With DQ, not only will the Internet have every advantage coveted by traditional broadcasters, but IP-based transmissions will become inherently secure, so that we can enfore telecommunications privacy law in broadband communications.  We will also lower the energy demand for telecommunications by reducing the middle hardware requirement and by cutting retransmissions in half, so to operate at the lowest energy per bit transferred.

  • Jonathan Gael
    Jonathan Gael | Founder
    Jonathan Gael is a Co-Founder of the breakthrough technology company, Ether2, where he and the team are on a mission to close the digital divide for billions of people and trillions of sensors that will comprise the next-gen Internet of Things.
  • David Dietrich
    David Dietrich | Founder
Business model

Fair reasonable and non-discriminatory OEM licensing based upon US sales.  Outside the US, we have already put the technology into the public domain. 


Competitive advantage

We have a better solution than 40 years of data networking can achieve.  No other company is attempting to solve this fundamental flaw which does not allow IP networks to behave like broadcast IP networks.  Further, there is no other technology that combines the quality of circuit-switching with the economy of packet-switching; and with a migration path for legacy devices. 

Our family of protocols was originally designed for cable TV, so the network is controlled entirely from the edge resulting in the elimination of middle switching and routing hardware. Finally, in opposition to traditional IP over Ethernet, IP over DQ is inherently secure.