December 2014

ITC and electronics

 

Launch of CONEQT program establishing a genuine business corridor between the Québec City region and Silicon Valley

Québec International announced the launch of the CONEQT program with a view to securing the business corridor between Québec City and Silicon Valley. The result of a partnership with Expansion Québec, which has a commercial office in San Mateo in the heart of the Valley, CONEQT provides tech companies in the Québec City region with market intelligence, development, and support services through dedicated resources for up to 6 months.

 

Smiths Detection Signs Agreement With Optosecurity

Smiths Detection has signed an agreement with Canada’s Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution which will improve the overall performance of security checkpoints and reduce their operational costs.

 

Nyx Hemera completes the installation of its intelligent lighting control system in the first highway rated speed tunnel fully lighted with LEDs in North America

Nyx Hemera Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Longtin, is proud to announce the installation of the Tunnel Lighting Addressable Control System (TLACS) in the Carlin Tunnel, located in Nevada, USA. Nyx Hemera Technologies’TLACS has been installed in the first Highway Rated Speed tunnel that is fully lighted with LEDs in North America.

 

After the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Rooster doodle-doo is now in China!

Attraction Distribution is pleased to announce the sale of Rooster doodle-doo, the feature-length animation film from Quebec’s 10th Ave Productions, to China Movie Channel for airing on Chinese television. The film is the first feature-length animation film directed by Pierre Greco, and it is produced by Nancy Florence Savard of 10th Ave (The Legend of Sarila).

 

EXFO Acquires Assets of Aito Technologies

EXFO announced today it has acquired the business of Aito Technologies, a leading provider of customer experience analytics for mobile network operators (MNOs), through an asset purchase deal. Based in Espoo, Finland, Aito Technologies offers out-of-the-box customer experience analytics software that unifies business, network, product and customer data for real-time analysis, discovery, reaction and decision support for a wide range of users and decision-makers within a wireless operator organization.

 

EXFO Receives US$2 Million Order from Global Tier-1 Mobile Network Operator for Comprehensive Service Assurance Solution

EXFO announced today it has received an order worth approximately US$2 million from a global tier-1 mobile network operator for the complete assessment of its mobile backhaul network infrastructure, from turn-up to real-time monitoring and advanced troubleshooting. EXFO's Ethernet One solution, including BrixNGN service assurance software, BV-3100 Verifiers, and FTB-1 field-portable platforms, was awarded the order based on its ability to meet enhanced service performance delivery, increased operational efficiency, and accelerated time-to-revenue requirements of the global mobile network operator.

 

UBISOFT® continues to expand in Quebec City

Following the announcement of an investment of $28 million at its Quebec City studio at Davos in January, Ubisoft confirmed today that it will be investing $4 million of this amount to equip new workspaces in the St-Roch district. This move will ensure the studio’s presence in the neighborhood for the next 14 years. At the same time, Ubisoft revealed that the Quebec studio is ramping up to be lead studio in the production of a future installment of Assassin’s Creed®, one of Ubisoft’s flagship brands and one of the most popular and best-selling video game franchises in the world.

 

Coveo Recognized a Leader in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search

In its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search released last week, the analyst firm Gartner has positioned Coveo, a provider of search and relevance solutions, furthest along the completeness of vision axis in its Leader’s quadrant. Gartner’s report evaluates 17 providers of enterprise search solutions, each assessed based upon both their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

 

De Marque partners with Libranda, the world’s largest Spanish-language ebook distributor

De Marque announces the achievement of an important agreement between De Marque and Distribuidora Digital de Libros, SA (Libranda), the digital distribution and promotion body comprised of 75 major Spanish publishing houses, owned by Penguin Random House, Planeta, Roca Editorial, Wolters Kluwer, SM and Edicions 62.

 

Leddar™ Sensing Module Wins Gold for Best New Product of the Year at Best in Biz Awards 2014 International

LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ LED-based detection technology, is pleased to announce that its Leddar™ sensor module has been named the gold winner for Best New Product of the Year — Enterprise category in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

 

4Degrees: The First And Only Data Centre In The Quebec City Region To Achieve Tier III Certification

4Degrees, the company behind the new high-technology and eco-friendly data center is proud to announce that Uptime Institute, the international reference in the data center field, awarded 4Degrees their coveted Tier III certification.

 

Creaform technology at the service of environmental sustainability

Environmental topics and issues are becoming more present. Increasing efforts are being made towards a “green shift,” whether for new technologies or optimizations made to existing ones. The project we carried out at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in the US is a good example of that new paradigm. Siemens, one of the world’s largest providers of products, solutions and services in the energy technology field, asked us to complete a quite unique mandate.

 

Opsens receive Shonin approval to market FFR products in Japan

Opsens Inc. (TSX-V: OPS) is pleased to announce that its Japanese distributor received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare ("MHLW") to market the OptoWire and the OptoMonitor, our products that measure Fractional Flow Reserve ("FFR") in patients with coronary artery disease.

 

CRIQ gets involved in 3D printing

CRIQ President and CEO Denis Hardy has announced the acquisition of a cutting-edge piece of additive manufacturing (3D printing) equipment for the production of metal parts. His announcement was received by Jacques Daoust, Québec's Minister of the Economy, Innovation, and Exports, at a press conference held earlier this fall in the state-owned company's Québec City offices.

 

Black Tie Ventures | Gaming industry pioneers David and Ron Weiser launch $150 million video game project in Quebec City

Black Tie Ventures, an up-and-coming social game developer of highly targeted social casino games for niche markets, announced today that it is launching Pink Martini Casino, a revolutionary social gaming project. Over $7.5 million will be invested in Quebec City's local economy for the development and operation of this venture, which is expected to generate over $150 million over the next three years.

 

Swiss company ABB continues to grow in Québec City

A leader in energy and automation technology, ABB has decided to build new facilities in the Espace d’innovation Michelet in Québec City, a $20-million project. The new, larger building will accommodate its 200 employees and allow ABB to pursue its growth. 

 

Elster Solutions teams with DimOnOff for smart street lighting

Elster Solutions, a market leader in Smart Grid and Energy Management Solutions, is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement to resell DimOnOff smart lighting solutions. DimOnOff, Inc. is a leader in wireless lighting control and monitoring systems headquartered in Quebec, Canada.

 

Opsens granted CE marking for sale of FFR products in Europe

Opsens Inc. (TSXV:OPS) is pleased to announce that it has been granted CE marking for OptoWire and OptoMonitor, which allows these Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) products for patients with coronary artery disease to be marketed in Europe, the world's second largest market.

 

Official Opening of Optel Vision Office in Ireland

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan TD, officially opened the Optel Vision EMEA Office in the presence of dignitaires from Ireland along with customers and partners from all Europe and the Americas. It is with great pleasure that, Optel Vision, the leading Canadian company specializing in Track & Trace and vision inspection solutions for the manufacturing industries has now opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Ireland to serve its customers across Europe.

 

BlackOut Design: A Quebec City Success Story, from Qatar to Dubai

BlackOut design, a Quebec City firm of creators that is rapidly expanding at the international level, will wow audiences tomorrow during the opening ceremony of the International Parachuting Championship in Dubai.