DragonWave, LeoNovus and PiiComm are among the local companies announcing new agreements.
DragonWave (TSX:DWI), an Ottawa-based supplier of wireless broadband components, will be the provider of microwave-based network components to Gogo, an Illinois-based provider of in-flight Wi-Fi. The DragonWave components will be used to connect the in-flight Wi-Fi system to ground-based wired networks.
LeoNovus (TSXV: LTV), a software company with offices in Ottawa and California, is less than a month away from completing the installation of an infotainment and data centre system at a hotel, the company announced on Jan. 16. The hotel, owned by Montreal-based property development and hospitality management company 360VOX, will be the first hotel to implement the LeoNovus system. It will allow hotel guests to access the Internet and will provide hotel advertising and services.
Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), an Ottawa-based association that represents the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country has formed a partnership with The Funding Portal, a Toronto-based online platform that helps businesses access private and public-sector financing. The partnership will allow Rx&D members to access the Funding Portal’s services, in an effort to increase the amount of international R&D funding to Canada. The Funding Portal was founded in Ottawa and maintains a local office.
Alfred-based mobile IT company PiiComm has partnered with NeWave Sensor Solutions, an Ohio-based developer radio frequency identification technology. The deal will see the two companies roll-out an automated RFID deployment system to track supplies in medical facilities. According to a company press release, the system will eliminate the need to place an RFID tag on individual items, reducing labour costs.