About West Pond Enterprises

West Pond Enterprises and West Pond Technologies together develop products that enhance or enable private cable TV and IPTV networks. Our products include smart and compact headend equipment, managed receivers, display controllers, and cloud based remote management software. Our markets include hospitality, digital signage, and public/education/government (PEGS).

Established in 2011, West Pond Technologies provides engineering services to variety companies. Large or small, local or international, short term or continuous, our team is ready to help bring your products to life. We are motivated to continue our tradition of satisfied customers, many of which have provided reference or comment to this web site. Our goal is to make every customer a repeat customer, a commitment which we continue today.

In 2013, West Pond Enterprises was created to develop products based upon West Pond Technologies’ expertise. Initially specializing in DTV white space technology, West Pond Enterprises (WPE) has expanded the FlexStream product line to include devices that optimize the value of coax wire infrastructure typically found in hotels, stadiums, prisons, large vessels, and educational facilities. WPE products are sold with the FlexStream brand as well as with third party private labels.

Steve Hastings

Steve Hastings

President & CEO

Prior to West Pond Technologies, Steve was a founder and Engineering Vice President at UpdateLogic where he guided a team of engineers to design and develop a nationwide datacasting network. This network was used to distribute software updates to consumer digital televisions, distribute digital signage content, and transfer other proprietary data. Prior to UpdateLogic, Steve managed a team of consulting engineers at Vibren Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation) and Rachis Corporation (an early enabler of interactive TV). At Rachis, Steve was a cofounder and V.P. of Engineering. In this position, Steve guided a 60 member team of engineers and project managers to provide project based professional services for dozens of Fortune 500 communications companies. Steve was also AVP of Engineering at SystemSoft Corporation (IPO 1994) and a CPU designer at Prime Computer. Steve’s other interests include farming, time lapse photography, and interactive digital signage.

Nathan Ford

Nathan Ford

Chief Technology Architect

Prior to West Pond Technologies, Nathan led many strategic software development efforts at UpdateLogic. These included core components of the UpdateTV terrestrial datacast network, satellite communications, hot folder uplink, security algorithms and infrastructure, and integrated datacast receiver. Nate’s talent for accelerated prototype development helped launch many UpdateLogic products. Prior to UpdateLogic, Nathan provided technology services to the medical industry at Eastern Maine Healthcare. Nathan was also a key contributor to the Warp Pipe Project. The Warp Pipe project is an application that creates an efficient communication tunnel to allow LAN enabled GameCube games to interact across the internet. The resulting tunneling daemon manipulated ARP, DHCP, UPNP, and IP data packets at the network layer.

Tripp Blair

Tripp Blair

Chairman

Tripp is a seasoned technology industry veteran with more than 25 years of operational experience. Tripp currently consults to start-up technology companies in the Boston area in the areas of business development, fund raising and overall strategic planning. From January 2005 until November 2007, Tripp was President and CEO of UpdateLogic a provider of firmware updates for digital television devices. Working with Steve Hastings, Tripp helped raise over $5 M of seed and institutional capital to facilitate UpdateLogic’s product development, deployment and agreements with CableLabs and Sony, Samsung, Sharp and Hitachi.

Tripp has also worked at many other companies, such as GrandBanks Captial as an Executive-in-Residence, where.com (uLocate Communications) as President and CEO (sold to PayPal in 2011), WaveMark Technologies as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing (sold to Motorola in 2000), Praxsys Technologies as Co-Founder and President/CEO (sold to Sun Microsystems in 1992). Tripp holds a BS in Manufacturing and Management Engineering from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the Johnson School, Cornell University.