Sierra Wireless announces industry’s first global dual-mode LPWA module with integrated application processing and GNSS

AirPrime® WP Series now supports both LTE-M (Cat-M1) and NB-IoT (Cat-NB1) on a single CF3™ module to simplify design and deployment of innovative LPWA solutions Vancouver, B.C.-June 28, 2017 Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the industry’s first global, dual-mode Low Power Wide Area … Read More

Samsung and MLB Virtual Reality Content Partnership Brings Fans Closer to the Game

Toronto, CANADA – July 10, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. is pleased to announce a new phase in its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) that provides fans a new virtual reality experience, offering immersive access to players, ballparks and key baseball moments throughout the remainder of the 2017 MLB Season. Through the multinational partnership, fans will be able to … Read More

Going global: Canadian companies depart on European telecom market entry trip

  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 12, 2017) – Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society (“Wavefront”), a Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Vancouver, BC announced that five Canadian tech companies are leaving today to explore business opportunities in the telecommunications sector in Europe. The five-day trip is hosted by Wavefront, in partnership with Export Development Canada. Working with the Canadian Trade … Read More

Canadian wireless and IoT companies fuel Canada’s new economic engine

Wavefront programs for SMEs and startups generate $418m in GDP, 6,700+ jobs, study finds Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7, 2016. Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre Society (“Wavefront”), a Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Vancouver, BC., today announced the results of their economic impact report. Recognized as Canada’s new economic engine, the tech sector is being fueled by Wavefront, a national organization … Read More

New device library offers Toronto area tech community access to valuable testing resource

We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Lighthouse Labs and DevHub to launch a new Wireless Zone in downtown Toronto on June 1st. The Wavefront Wireless Zone offers over 1000 hardware devices, which includes the latest smartphones, tablets, sensors, and wearables. The Wavefront Wireless Zone allows the wireless community to test their applications across multiple platforms and … Read More

Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. Closes $1M Seed Financing to Launch Commercialization

  North Vancouver, BC – March 16, 2017 – Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc., a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program alumnus, announced today the completion of a successful Seed financing. The financing was initiated in November 2016 and closed on March 16, 2017. The Seed financing raised $1 Million and was significantly over-subscribed. Angel investors from North America and the European Union participated including … Read More

Boost your Digital Advantage at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit

Half of the world’s leading businesses believe they will be vastly digitally transformed in the next two years, but only 11% describe their digital strategy as “excellent”, according to Forbes Insights. Wavefront is helping Canadian companies bridge this gap between intentions and actions. The Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit is bringing together top business decision makers, Internet of Things experts, tech … Read More

Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit Announces Dynamic Speaker Line-up

The Internet of Things has been identified as the top tech trend for 2017, and it’s the focus of the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, taking place May 1-2 in Toronto. Wavefront today announced a roster of experts, industry leaders and provocative thinkers who will be featured on the main stage at the Summit: Futurist Nikolas Badminton Business broadcaster and author … Read More

Five Players Helping Canadian Companies Achieve Homegrown Success

By: Globe Edge Content Studio Via: The Globe and Mail Startups are repeatedly told that, to be successful, they need to find a niche and solve a problem. The same could be said for incubators and accelerators that connect startups with investors to help build and scale companies. Canada has an increasing number of these specialty centres, serving industries ranging from … Read More

How Wavefront is growing mobile, wireless and IoT in B.C.

  Via: MobileSyrup Published Date: October 13, 2016 Vancouver, BC – For the technology sector, the province of British Columbia is an exciting area to grow in. Though the history of this support through accessible resources and funding is relatively long, it hasn’t always been at the forefront.

New Research Shows Value of Simulation Training for Surgical Residents with Conquer Mobile’s PeriopSim

News Release For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC — September 15, 2016 — Conquer Mobile today announced the publication of the first research paper assessing the value of simulation training for instrument recognition among neurosurgery residents using the company’s PeriopSim simulation training platform. The paper was published in the international, peer-reviewed journal BMC Medical Education and was carried out by a team … Read More

FusionPipe Sponsoring, Exhibiting & Presenting at Panasonic Canada Toughbook Mobility Forums in BC and Ontario

News Release For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC — September 13, 2016 — FusionPipe Software Solutions Inc. (“FusionPipe”) (a Wavefront Community member), a Vancouver-based leader in providing world-class authentication & data security solutions for Enterprises and Mobile Workers, today announced that it will be sponsoring, presenting and showcasing its innovative authentication solutions at the upcoming Panasonic Toughbook Mobility Forums, which are taking … Read More

Historic Yale is Moving ‘Full Steam Ahead’ into the 21st Century with Augmented Reality

Historic Yale embraces augmented reality to take storytelling into a self-guided experiential tour for visitors. News Release For Immediate Release YALE, BC – Historic Yale has partnered with award-winning augmented reality company, QuestUpon (a Wavefront Venture Acceleration Program company), to create an immersive walking tour for visitors that combines geocaching, trivia, time travel, scavenger hunts and augmented reality throughout this historic boomtown on the … Read More

BC Innovation Council Appoints Shirley Vickers as President & CEO

News Release For Immediate Release Vickers set to drive innovation in all industries across the province BRITISH COLUMBIA—The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia, today announced that Shirley Vickers has been appointed BCIC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Canada’s Tech Sector Report: An Economic Goliath

 Wavefront partnered with Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship to release a new report on the impact and contribution of Canada’s tech sector on the economy and workforce. Canada’s tech sector is a major driver of innovation and a dependable source of economic growth for the foreseeable future, indicates new research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) … Read More