Who's doing deals in Ottawa

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Calian Technologies Ltd., Wi-LAN Inc., BTI Systems, and Thermal Energy International Inc. are among the Ottawa companies recently announcing new agreements.

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Calian (TSX:CTY) has seen two agreements extended with the Canadian military. One is a health support services contract, extended for at least another 18 months, with a contract ceiling. These extended health services will be funded by a combination of unused existing contract funds and by further increasing the contract ceiling value by $117 million.

The other one, valued at $17.6 million, is for course design, management, and delivery of training to military personnel as well as administrative support to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering in Borden, Ontario.

Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) has recently entered a licensing agreement with Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Philips Electronics North America Corporation. The licensed patents relate to networking capabilities of non-standard devices.

"WiLAN acquired these patents through a licensing partnership that we signed in April of this year," Jim Skippen, company president & CEO said in a statement. "I am pleased with the early progress that we are making in this program."

The remaining terms of the license agreement are confidential.

Wi-LAN also entered a multi-year licensing deal with Sony related to Wi-LAN’s portfolio of television technologies.

BTI Systems’ cloud networking solution has been selected by Interxion, a Pan-European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data center services. The initial deployments will be in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam with eight other markets to follow. Interxion also chose BTI to provide operations and maintenance support.

“Interxion’s strong growth is reflected in their rapid expansion of data centers across Europe and a robust customer base,” BTI’s senior vice-president, global marketing, Sally Bament said in a statement. “By choosing our open, programmable cloud networking solution they have a clear competitive advantage with a network offering maximum scalability, flexibility and simplicity.”

Clean tech company Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSXV:TMG) has recently inked two deals. One is with a Fortune 500 food and beverage conglomerate for GEM® steam traps worth $225,000. This is the company’s 13th order for the product from this customer over the last two years, at a total value of $2.6 million.

“This latest order is further evidence of the superior performance Thermal Energy’s products are delivering for this global food and beverage conglomerate,” said company CEO William Crossland in a statement.

The other deal was with a major publicly-owned hospital worth $246,000. The order was for an expansion to the heat recovery system the company installed in May.

Organizations: TSX, Wi-LAN, Calian Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering Philips Electronics North America Corporation Sony Thermal Energy International Inc. TSXV

Geographic location: Ottawa, Borden, Ontario London Frankfurt Amsterdam Europe

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