Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. has announced its first shipment of Wi-Fi equipment to World Affinity Telecom in Africa. The technology will be used as the foundation for a national Wi-Fi network in Sierra Leone that will bring data communications to the country. It will be Africa’s first national Wi-Fi network. This is the first shipment from the contract announced in July 2012, initially for $4.9 million but since increased to $6.7 million and to include services and networking equipment.
Air traffic controllers in two of Dubai’s airports are now using technology developed by NAVCANatm, NAV Canada’s air traffic management technologies division. The technology allows air traffic controllers to manage flight data online with a touch-screen application, eliminating the need for traditional paper flight strips. Dubai International Airport, where the technology is in use, is ranked among the busiest in the world in terms of international passengers, according to Airports Council International. The other airport, Dubai World Central Airport, will be the world’s largest passenger and cargo hub when completed.
Searidge Technologies has found its way into the Winnipeg International Airport. Air traffic controllers will use Searidge’s video solution to enhance air traffic control situational awareness. Searidge’s technology captures real-time video feeds from camera sensors and tracks all targets on the airport’s surface.
Global IQX Inc.’s employee benefit software platform has been chosen by LifeMap Assurance Company, an American insurance benefit plan company. The software, sold for an undisclosed price, will allow LifeMaps to provide automated proposals and renewals to customers and will integrate all of the company’s insurance products.