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About GSE's Founder

The early beginnings of GSE’s founding father

While most professional engineers may have common academic backgrounds and work experiences, Jeffery Palmer’s story is an unusual, yet inspiring tale of passion and perseverance. A small town in Idaho was a witness to the humble beginnings of this engineering prodigy. At the young age of 10, Jeff became the apprentice of the town’s electrical engineer. There, he began learning about integrating circuits and built basic electrical items such as timers and seven segment displays. This acquired knowledge left him wanting for more. He wanted to have complete control over what he was building but, he knew that this would only be possible with the help of a computer. After many after-school jobs and almost $3,000 of savings, Jeffery Palmer bought his first computer: A 486 DX2-66, 4mb ram, Microsoft DOS 6.2. A primitive beginning to what would become a successful career in the creation of innovative engineering solutions.

His knowledge in engineering was further expanded with the help of "8051 Cookbook", a library book whose checkout card only included the name of Jeffery Palmer. With the recent birth of the Internet, college books were his only source of knowledge, as he taught himself everything there was to know about engineering and computer programming. By the time internet explorer and JavaScript launched, he was able to teach himself web-based programming and continued to do so as the internet matured.

At the age of 20, Jeff moved to Miami, where he enrolled in the Art Institute. He studied graphic design to expand on his web knowledge with education in ActionScript in Flash. He began working on freelance projects for members of the satellite industry as he attended school. This is where he met with a local satellite communications business that needed a way to track and bill its customers. With the need of a new billing system, Jeff was hired to develop the BOSS system, an all-inclusive billing platform for satellite airtime. With continuous requests for custom hardware and software-based solutions, Global Satellite Engineering was born. From its very first product, PlaneSight (an encrypted, military-grade surveillance video-transmitting system), to the creation of the GSatMicro (the smallest self-contained Iridium tracker in the world), GSE has created an innovative product line that is reflective of its founding father’s versatile and ever-evolving nature. Product and services that continuously progress and develop into tomorrow’s technology needs.

About Global Satellite Engineering

Global Satellite Engineering (GSE) was established in 2004 to provide engineering solutions for the satellite industry. Over the years, GSE has built up a reputation second to none with solutions being deployed for the military, disaster recovery, marine and mining environments, with accreditation from the world’s satellite provider – Iridium. All GSE products are manufactured in the United States at their headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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