SMC Networks designs, develops and manufactures customer-premises equipment such as gateways, routers, modems and home security, automation, and monitoring (SMA) products for residential and business customers.
SMC was purchased by Accton Technology Corporation in 1997. Accton (Hsin-Chu:TWN) is a global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions who earned over US$1 billion in annual revenues in 2009. Accton has equity positions in over 70 technology companies in Taiwan.
In 2001, SMC began to focus exclusively on servicing multi-service operators (MSOs) who offered voice, video, and data services to residential and business customers. SMC's products mix changed to reflect this change and SMC began developing and marketing products exclusively for MSO customers. In 2002, SMC hired Todd Babic to lead sales and business development. Over the next 8 years, Babic and his team grew revenues by an average of 200% per year. In May 2010, Babic was promoted to President, North America for SMC.
Today, SMC is the only vendor to service 12 of the top 14 multi-service operators (MSOs) in North America including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Rogers, Suddenlink, and Shaw. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, CA in the United States and in Vancouver, BC, Canada. SMC has R&D centers in Denver, Austin, Massachusetts, China, Taiwan, India, and Israel and maintains offices in Irvine, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, and Charlotte. Globally, SMC maintains a presence through regional offices located in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan.
SMC has invested in research and development using new technologies such as DOCSIS 3.0, Ethernet over DOCSIS, PRI over DOCSIS, plastic optical fiber, MOCA, home PNA, DLNA, UPnP, and Packet Cable 2.0. SMC currently have over 3 million products in service in North America