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July 10, 2024

Two new technology research companies launch in New Haven

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Carillon Technologies, a developer of advanced technologies for both commercial and government applications, has expanded operations in Connecticut with two new subsidiaries in the New Haven area. 

Company, city and state officials recently held a ribbon cutting at the company’s Connecticut Research Center on James Street to mark the launch of ReflecTek Inc. and OTenna Technologies Inc., in New Haven.

Both companies said they are developing communications and imaging technologies applicable to defense and commercial markets. 

Connecticut was “an obvious choice” for expansion,” bringing economic growth and jobs to the state, in one of Connecticut's fast-growing technology hubs, said Carillon CEO John Evans.

“Connecticut is home to some of the world's leading universities, including Yale and the University of Connecticut,” Evans said. “The New Haven area, in particular, offers an attractive combination of highly skilled engineering and programming talent, amenities for employees, and a supportive business environment.” 

The companies are building new research labs and partnering with local academic institutions -- creating approximately 30 new research, software development and engineering jobs in New Haven, Evans said. 

ReflecTek is developing advanced lightweight, low-cost, large-area phased array antennas specifically designed for space-based communications and RADAR applications. 

OTenna is creating advanced free space optical communications technologies for military and commercial applications, including artificial intelligence. 

ReflecTek and OTenna are headquartered in Carillon's Connecticut Research Center at the District New Haven technology and innovation campus.

Carillon formed in 2017 and established its presence in Connecticut with a satellite office in West Hartford in 2021. The company has licenses to nearly 300 patents.

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