DragonWave, the Ottawa Senators, Ackroo and CENX are among the local companies announcing new agreements.
DragonWave, an Ottawa-based supplier of packet microwave radio systems, is partnering with Sweden’s Saab Group to expand and upgrade the national security communication network in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. The partnership will see the deployment of 1,500 DragonWave radio links and 800 multi-service nodal switches, which will cover all of Sweden.
The Ottawa Senators plan to install 700 high-definition screens at the Canadian Tire Centre. The system, marketed as StadiumVision by Cisco Systems, will be the first of its kind at an NHL arena, according to the team. Two 234-square foot LED screens will also be installed outside the arena, facing Highway 417. The system will be used at Senators games as well as other major events.
For the first time, Ottawa-based loyalty rewards company Ackroo has a professional sports team as a customer. The company did not reveal the name of the team, only that it is a Canadian football franchise. “The deployment of our first sports franchise provides Ackroo with an excellent base for expansion into this market,” said Eamonn Garry, the company’s CEO in a press release.
CENX, a New Jersey-based Ethernet solutions company with a large Ottawa presence, announced a multi-million dollar order for its Ethernet Lifecycle Manager product. A CENX press release did not say who the buyer was, other than that it was a “tier one service provider.”