OceanComm, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was featured on ChicagoInno.com on March 8. OceanComm, the UIUC startup, has created a wireless underwater modem that unleashes robots from its cables and eliminates dependency on support ships. OceanComm’s modem not only dramatically brings down that cost, but can communicate data with faster speeds and more efficiency than ever seen before.
In light of a recent announcement from NASA on the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star that could potentially support life, OceanComm expresses the need to focus on our oceans which have been drastically unexplored. Oceans comprise nearly 77% of the earth's surface, presenting a tremendous opportunity for OceanComm's technology to reveal answers on a variety of issues.