Quake Global

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Quake Global
Industry Technology, Telecommunications
Founded 1994
Headquarters San Diego
Key people Polina Braunstein
(President & CEO)

Quake Global is a technology company that both designs and implements machine-to-machine (M2M) satellite modems.[1][2] In 2012, Quake Global received an Inc. 5000 rank of 82 in the San Diego Metro Area.[1] The company is based in San Diego.[3]


Quake Global was founded in 1994.[1] It specializes in creating tracking and monitoring modems, which can be used in conjunction with cellular, GPS, and satellite technology.[3] Quake Global's product allows its customers to track and monitor their assets to maximize efficiency.[4] They service companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime and trucking sectors.[5]

In 2010, Quake Global purchased transportation-tracking company, Stellar Satellite Communications, from Orbcomm.[6] In 2012, Quake acquired Odin, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) company.[7][8] This enabled Quake Global to enter the healthcare sector and marked its introduction to the RFID market.[7] It also is a significant milestone in Quake Global's goal to be the leader in RF M2M technology.[9] Companies in 50 different countries utilize Odin's patented RFID technology, and the company holds ten patents.[5][8]

In 2012, Quake Global partnered with SkyWave Global Communications to create Q-Pro.[10] This technology was implemented in the Russian Federations Inmarsat satellite network.[10][11] Q-Pro can transmit data quickly and efficiently.[10] Quake's long list of other clients include Volvo, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Faria, Bell Equipment.[2][3]

Polina Braunstein is the president and CEO of Quake Global.[8] She took the post in 2003.[8][12] In 2009, Braunstein was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.[2] Born in Russia, she received a Master of Science in business and industrial engineering from Novocherkassk State Polytechnic University.[2] Braunstein was nominated as a Top Influential Nominee in 2011.[9]

Quake Global can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Quake Global reported revenue of $26.2 million in 2011 and has a three-year growth of 30%.[1] In 2008 and 2009, it was listed on the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, which chronicles the fastest-growing private technology companies.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Quake Global". INC. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Mike Freeman (July 18, 2010). "Quake Global on the right track". UT Sandiego. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "SeeControl Adds Quake Global Products to its Mixed-Fleet Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Telematics Solutions". See Control. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Lenny Braunstein (March 10, 2010). "How Satellite Tracking Systems Can Both Save and Make Money". UT Sandiego. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Quake Global Acquires ODIN RFID". Business Wire. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Orbcomm Sells Stellar Satellite Communications Subsidiary to Quake Global". Satellite Today. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Claire Swedberg (January 15, 2013). "ODIN, Acquired by Quake Global, Releases iPad-based Solution". RFID Journal. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Polina Braunstein". Yatedo. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Top Influential Nominees". SDDT. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "QUAKE Global and SkyWave Bring Satellite M2M Solutions to the Russian Heavy Equipment Market". Skywave. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Quake Global Adds Inmarsat Network Capability to Q-Pro Modem". Satellite Today. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Company Overview of QUAKE Global, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2 April 2013.