After a nine-month solicitation process, Frequentis Canada Ltd. – which listed itself as having six local employees in 2010 – earned a $20.7 million contract from Canada's Coast Guard.
The Fisheries and Oceans Canada agency is looking to replace its marine communications and traffic service control system, and will order radio equipment from Frequentis to fill the need.
The tech firm will replace marine radio operator training simulation equipment, which includes transmitters and receivers for shore-to-shore communications.
Frequentis, located in downtown Ottawa, is a wholly owned subsidiary of a company in Austria that shares the same name. It specializes in digital-voice communication systems for command centres and air-traffic control.
Incorporated in 1997, Frequentis lists six employees in the 2010 issue of Ottawa Technology Magazine.