For most of the world, the name Robert Pera was unknown, until it was announced that the 34-year-old from San Jose, California had offered $350 million to buy the Memphis Grizzlies.
If you Google Pera, you get a pretty short background version of his life. He worked at apple as a wireless engineer. He left at the age of 25 to start his own company called Ubiquiti. According to one article, Ubiquiti introduced wireless networks to developing entrepreneurial areas in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic creating stand alone systems with their own software and farming out sales to independent distributors around the world.
Fran Glasco with South Vault Surveillance Solutions out of Marion, AR is familiar with Ubiquiti. About a year ago he was looking for a less expensive way to install some wireless security cameras.
"I did some research and found out Ubiquiti networks were like networks. Actually did successful work for cameras around the world. One study done in Philippines this entire city was done very inexpensively. I could not believe it," Glasco said. "Traditional the wireless feature we use is a very good product. But my cost was $2,250 for a pair of transmitters and receivers. Add that to cost of camera. My cost easily exceeded $4,000 per camera. When I looked at Ubiquiti network my cost per camera was $600, not $2,200.
Glasco is so impressed with what Pera has done with his company Ubiquiti that he said a full out effort should be made to bring him and his company to Memphis.