General Dynamics, OSEG, QNX and Clearford are among the local companies announcing new agreements.
Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada is providing a sonar system upgrade to the Portuguese Navy. The new processor, which will be installed on three frigates, works with existing sonar systems and increases their ability to detect torpedoes and submarines. General Dynamics Canada is a subsidiary of Virginia-based General Dynamics.
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group has formed a multi-year partnership with Heart and Crown Irish Pubs. The deal will see various cross promotions between the OSEG’s Ottawa Fury FC soccer team and the local bar chain, the most prominent of which will be Heart and Crown logos appearing on the team’s jerseys. The agreement will also see Heart and Crown advertising at TD Place, the new stadium at Lansdowne Park, and Fury FC road games shown at the pub chain’s Byward Market location.
Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems is providing the operating system for a new generation of self-driving cars currently under development at the University of Panama’s Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VisLab). “Autonomous cars are the future of the automotive industry and our current project is pushing the envelope to demonstrate the capabilities of this growing trend,” Alberto Broggi, a professor and the president and CEO of VisLab, said in a press release. “In the design of our vehicle, we selected building blocks offering high reliability with proven safety records; the operating system powering the vital elements of the vehicle is one of those and is why we chose the QNX OS.” QNX is a subsidiary of BlackBerry.
Clearford Industries (TSX-V: CLI), an Ottawa-based water infrastructure company, has formed a new partnership with Toronto's UV Pure Technologies that will see Clearford distribute water purification products developed by UV Pure in Colombia. Clearford will use UV Pure’s disinfection product as part of a water system its currently installing at a community near Bogota and will also offer the technology for sale and plans to use it in other infrastructure projects.