Who is doing deals in Ottawa

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QNX Software Systems, Telesat, and WiLAN are some of the local companies doing deals recently.

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QNX Software Systems recently announced a deal with the Ford Motor Company that will see Ford port its open source SmartDeviceLink technology to the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment.

Telesat announced recently it had procured a new spacecraft, the Telstar 18, from Space Systems Loral. It has also entered an agreement with APT Satellite Company Ltd. to use the Telstar 18 VANTAGE to serve its customers.

WiLAN and its subsidiaries recently announced a number of deals:

WiLAN entered a multi-year patent license agreement with Kyocera Corporation, a telecommunication equipment manufacturer. The license resolves pending litigation in Texas.

It announced it had entered a license agreement for its wireless patent portfolio including Wi-Fi, HSPA, CDMA and LTE-related technologies with NEC Corporation, a multinational telecom carrier equipment provider.

Automation Middleware Solutions Inc., a WiLAN subsidiary, entered a patent license agreement with Yokogawa Electric Corporation for technology related to the automation of industrial facilities, including manufacturing plants and refineries. Yokogawa is a leading control company in the industrial automation industry.

Collabo Innovations, another WiLAN subsidiary, entered a license patent agreement with Toshiba Corporation relating to image sensing technology, which is used in electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and cameras. WiLAN acquired the portfolio from Panasonic in 2013. The agreement resolves pending litigation in the District of Delaware.

Another WiLAN subsidiary, Copy Protection LLC, announced it had entered a patent license agreement with Netflix.

Advanced Microscopy, Inc., another subsidiary of WiLAN, recently announced a settlement agreement with Keyence Corporation of America, resolving litigation pending in the District of Delaware.

Advanced Microscopy also entered into a license agreement with BioTek Instruments, Inc., related to technology that provides enhanced image processing capabilities. Potential applications relate to the life sciences, material sciences, and semiconductor research. The license resolves litigation pending in the District of Delaware.

Terms for all WiLAN-related deals were not released.

BluMetric Environmental announced a number of contracts recently to provide a broad range of groundwater and surface water monitoring, engineering, and remedial services at a number of different sites in Northern Ontario. The contracts are worth $8.3 million.

AirVM announced a deal recently with Crayon, a Norwegian software asset management company, to distribute its cloud management software. The partnership will allow more VMware service providers using  AirVM’s AirSembly software to achieve increased cloud revenues without the extra operational costs usually associated with business growth.

Organizations: QNX Software Systems, Ford Motor Company, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment Yokogawa Electric Corporation Telesat Telstar Space Systems Loral APT Satellite Company Kyocera Corporation NEC Corporation Middleware Solutions Toshiba Corporation Panasonic Copy Protection Netflix Advanced Microscopy Keyence Corporation of America BioTek Instruments

Geographic location: Ottawa, Texas, Northern Ontario

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