About NetAcquire

NetAcquire® is a privately-held company that develops and manufactures advanced, mission-critical communications products for aerospace markets, including satellite, aircraft, radar, and DoD test range markets.

Company History

NetAcquire was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

From 1996 to 2001, the company emphasized contract engineering services and product research and development. During this time, NetAcquire developed proof-of- concept hardware and software for a range of vertical markets including aerospace, industrial data acquisition/control, and remote monitoring.

Based on customer feedback, marketing analysis and product penetration, it became clear that NetAcquire products were especially well suited for high-performance, mission critical, real-time aerospace applications.

Within the aerospace sector, existing NetAcquire markets are concentrated in the following categories:

  • DoD test range (aircraft/missile) telemetry
  • Satellite telemetry / commanding
  • Radar interfaces
  • Other range instrumentation (i.e., Correlating Source Selector)
  • Spacecraft test equipment (i.e., hardware-in- the-loop, manufacturing verification/validation)
  • Aircraft/sensor interface equipment (flight data processors and PCM/network gateways)
  • Real-time distributed network systems

NetAcquire Executives

Preston HauckPresident, Chief Technology Officer

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John BonoEngineering Vice President

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Steve ProudluckSales Vice President

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NetAcquire Products

NetAcquire products allow users to create specialized input/output interfacing and data processing systems in less time with less cost and less risk. Our proprietary technology provides a leading-edge hardware/software solution with dramatically enhanced capabilities and performance.

Network Data Acquisition and Telemetry

With NetAcquire, you can mix-and- match any collection of serial, analog, and digital signals, and publish this data on a network using standard COTS hardware and software.

Real-Time Data Processing

NetAcquire offers sophisticated real-time processing functions for data extraction, recording, and analysis. Data processing graphics can be configured with a large number of predefined building blocks, allowing easy setup without programming. Programmers can extend data processing capabilities when desired.

Data Display

Users can configure advanced real-time data displays to suit mission needs, including tables, graphs, and meters. Our graphical operator configuration, including status and control displays, can be extended as needed.

NetAcquire Engineering Services

NetAcquire Engineering Services offers extensive software and hardware customization, integration, and support services for a wide range of different aerospace applications. We have the personnel, track record and facilities to work on classified engineering projects.

Proven Subcontract Performance

NetAcquire consistently receives recognition from prime contractors for excellence as a subcontractor, including high marks for price, performance, and delivery.

NetAcquire continually meets timely delivery deadlines that are critical to reaching system integration milestones and realizing overall mission success. Our project managers carefully track delivery commitments. Potential problems are identified early using resource tracking spreadsheets and databases in order to ensure responsiveness if delivery dates become tight.

Success Story: Weather Satellite Telemetry Stations

During the prime contractor’s procurement process, NetAcquire was almost eliminated from consideration due to NetAcquire’s substantially lower pricing proposal. The concern was that the equipment offered by NetAcquire at this price point must be inadequate. At the end-user’s request, the prime gave the NetAcquire equipment an opportunity to prove its worth. NetAcquire systems for both of two applications successfully passed witnessed Factory Acceptance Testing, not only meeting all the requirements but also exceeding expectations in a number of areas. Since then, NetAcquire has shipped many systems of both types and achieved an across-the- board “Exceptional” ranking in all of the prime contractor’s evaluated categories (Quality and Delivery).

Success Story: Avionics Test

In the past 15 years, another Fortune 50 aerospace customer purchased numerous NetAcquire systems for avionics testing. The company’s performance report card continues to be perfect, with 100% rating (excellent) in all categories (overall, quality, and delivery).

“Once again the agility of your team exceeds expectations. You guys are awesome. Please thank everyone for us on behalf of the program.” – Director Level Customer Representative

Preston Hauck

President, Chief Technology Officer

Preston Hauck founded NetAcquire in 1993 with the goal of providing computer communications and processing systems that seamlessly operate with real-time performance over distributed networks.

During the early years of NetAcquire, Preston took a hands-on role in developing new products. He remains enthusiastically involved in helping customers solve complex real-world challenges.

As the company grew, Preston leveraged his information systems background to create tools that could automate business processes, increasing company efficiency, responsiveness, and scalability. In his current role, Preston oversees new product direction, manages company growth,works directly with clients and the engineering team on projects that call for his applications design expertise.

Prior to founding NetAcquire, Preston served as vice president of software engineering for Microstar Laboratories, a provider of PC-based test and measurement products. During his tenure, he helped the company grow tenfold in both revenue and employees. Preston developed an innovative real-time operating system from the ground-up, plus a data processing engine that powered all of Microstar's products for more than two decades.

Preston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, graduating first in his class in 1984 from the University of British Columbia.  He was granted a U.S. patent for developing a novel approach to initialize one processor from another in a multi-processor system. He has published a number of papers on real-time computer systems and regularly teaches networked telemetry processing classes.

Preston was born in Canada. After many years living in Washington State, he proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He enjoys traveling, reading, photography, basketball, skiing, and movies with his wife Colleen and their two children.

John Bono

Engineering Vice President

John Bono, a Seattle area native, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.  John started his career with Boeing Aerospace Company, working in a variety of roles. He received personal recognition from Boeing’s CEO for his contributions to 767 avionics.  John designed hardware and firmware for a Mil-Std-1553 bus interface and was the hardware lead and system designer for a B-1B flight simulator’s computer generated imagery display.  After Boeing, John joined Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) as a signal processing engineer. He was promoted to the role of ultrasound system architect before becoming the software and systems lead for an image storage and network transport system. During John’s tenure at ATL, he received a Technical Fellow award, became a member of the Senior Technical Staff, and had a role in ATL’s achievement of ISO 9001 certification.  

When John joined the rapidly growing NetAcquire Corporation in 2001, his “big company” experience was leveraged to enhance configuration management and quality systems and processes. He soon became the Management Representative for the company’s AS 9100 certification efforts.  

Today, John is involved in the system, hardware, and firmware design of virtually every system NetAcquire ships.  While the majority of these systems are customer-specified configurations of NetAcquire COTS hardware and software modules, many other systems are rack-sized, challenging configurations involving complex interchanges of information in all forms.  The NetAcquire motto of “connect anything to anything” is John’s daily mission; he knows that, when applied to real-time systems, there will be a continuous stream of interesting problems to solve and challenges to conquer to best meet the needs of his customers and their mission critical projects around the world.

Steve Proudlock

Sales Vice President

For many NetAcquire customers, Steve is the initial face and voice of the company. While he has a desk at the company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, quite often he’s in the air, flying to meet customers, discuss projects and set solutions into motion.

Steve joined NetAcquire in the summer of 2001. He sees his principal role as being the customer’s advocate. Steve thrives on opportunities to work on-site with NetAcquire customers to see first-hand the tasks and challenges they face.

In 2002, Steve joined the volunteer organizing committee for the International Telemetering Conference; he serves on the committee to this day. Steve also supports and participates in the meetings and industry standards efforts of several Range Commanders Council (RCC) committees.

Steve is an Army Veteran, having served in locations around the world in military law enforcement and personal protection roles. After graduating Pre Law from Central Washington University, he began a sales career in retail consumer electronics. The career choice was inspired by his favorite uncle, Ken Cartwright, a career tire salesman at Sears. Ken taught Steve the foundation principles of professional salesmanship: “Say what you are going to do, and then do it,” and “Get to know someone by showing sincere interest and earning their trust”.  

Steve’s Microsoft and Cisco certifications help him better understand the technical aspects of test range telemetry. While Steve is well versed in all aspects of NetAcquire technology today, he still learns something new on a daily basis from his colleagues.

Steve is a Seattle area native who enthusiastically gives his time and resources to a local charity dedicated to supporting foster children and their families.

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