Who is doing deals in Ottawa

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WiLAN, Halogen Software, Ackroo, International Datacasting, and C-COM Satellite Systems are among the Ottawa companies recently announcing new agreements.

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WiLAN announced Tuesday a subsidiary has acquired a portfolio of patents related to technology used in Smart Meters.

No terms were released.

"This new partnership, our 30th and second in the energy market, is part of our ongoing effort to increase the number of portfolios that we can license to generate revenue," company president and CEO Jim Skippen said in a statement.

Wi-LAN also announced its subsidiary, Open Network Solutions, has reached a licensing deal with Wincor Nixdorf International on patents related to networking capabilites of non-standard devices.

Halogen Software has reached a deal with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to integrate and resell its behaviour-based competency library and leadership development content into Halogen’s TalentSpace suite.

Halogen will license the content on a subscription basis and implement it through the company’s professional services.

DDI says the partnership is an alignment of company cultures and a way to reach new markets.

The company’s director of global strategic partnerships, Bruce Marks, said Halogen has a proven commitment to customer experience.

"Together, we're going to deliver incredible value to these organizations, with a focus on helping them build a world-class workforce and accelerate business performance," Mr. Marks said in a statement.

Ackroo, a loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, recently announced it has integrated to Datacap Systems’ GIFTePay solution, allowing more than 500 point of sale software solutions to integrate into Ackroo’s gift card and loyalty solution set.

Ackroo CEO Steve Levely said it was an exciting advancement for his company.

"This work significantly increases our addressable market while also providing a great value add to any of our current and prospective customers that utilize one of Datacap's partnered POS solutions. A great win for Ackroo and our valued merchants,” Mr. Levely said in a statement.

Ackroo also recently announced a partnership with Dealer Rewards, a loyalty and rewards solution for the automotive sector with 250 locations across North America.

Mr. Levely said this agreement will give Ackroo a presence in the United States and  provide product enhancements for current and future customers.

International Datacasting (IDC) is partnering with Grimsat, a Mexican company providing mobile television broadcasts.

Grimsat CEO, Miguel Grimaldo, said IDC’s TITAN 3 contribution encoder will be used in outside broadcasting throughout Latin America.

"Delivering the best possible image quality and low latency performance is critical to live broadcasting," IDC president and CEO Doug Lowther said in a statement. "IDC is thrilled to support broadcasters who wish to deliver the highest image quality for news and sports to their audiences."

C-COM Satellite Systems is partnering with Newtec, a company that specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing satellite ground equipment and technologies.

C-COM’s iNETVu antenna technology has been integrated with Newtec’s MDM3000 IP Satellite Modem Series.

"This partnership should accelerate the introduction of our iNetVu mobile antennas into new vertical markets, especially in the broadcast contribution market where Newtec has a strong presence," C-COM’s president and CEO,Leslie Klein, said in a statement.

Organizations: DDI, IDC, Wi-LAN Open Network Solutions Wincor Nixdorf International International Datacasting C-COM Satellite Systems MDM3000 IP Satellite Modem Series

Geographic location: Ottawa, North America, United States Latin America

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