Mr. Rhoads, the inventor of ZuluTimeâ€™s technology, started his career at Tektronix, becoming the principal designer of the first commercially available 1 GHz digitizing oscilloscope. He was the chief scientist in working with key customers/applications such as Los Alamos/Livermore in the then nascent commercial efforts toward fiber optics and laser communications systems.
In 1994, Mr. Rhoads founded Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) as its Chief Technology Officer and inventor of digital watermarking technology. At Digimarc he led the intellectual property and technology development, directly resulting in over 600 patents awarded to the company to date. Digimarc enjoyed is highly successful IPO in 1999.
In 2003, Mr. Rhoads co-founded Venture Ad Astra where he continued to invent breakthrough techniques for solving difficult problems in the fields of earth imaging satellite structures and processing, guidance, navigation and precision timing. He joined ZuluTime in 2007, upon Venture Ad Astraâ€™s spin out of its timing and navigation technology.