British Columbia ICT Entrepreneurs take New Wireless Tech to the European Market

British Columbia ICT Entrepreneurs take New Wireless Tech to the European Market

March 18, 2015 Posted by Mary Meldrum

British Columbia company Start Solutions unveiled Cellular network on Drone at the Mobile World Congress 2015

British Columbia entrepreneurs from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Wireless sector travelled to Europe to showcase a range of ground-breaking new products at the Mobile World Congress 2015, held in Barcelona, Spain, March 2nd to the 5th.

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the sector’s most important venues for seeking industry opportunities, making deals, and networking. A delegation of 28 companies represented British Columbia’s ICT and Wireless cluster in the Canada Pavilion, demonstrating why the province is at the forefront of innovation in technology and design:

airG Inc.
Ballard Power Systems Inc.
Bit Stew Systems Inc.
Blacktusk Media
CentralTouch Technology Inc.
Colony Networks Inc.
Dali Wireless, Inc.
FusionPipe Software Solutions Inc.
Hubble Connected
LINXOFT Solutions Inc.
Mio Global
Mobidia Technology Inc.
Momentus Software Inc.
Neverblue - A GlobalWide Media Company
Pulse Mobile
Recon Instruments
Star Solutions International Inc.
ThinkEco Power
Tutela Technologies Ltd.
WiMatek Systems

Star Solutions used the MWC platform to unveil their Cellular network On Drone (COD), a new solution created especially for search and rescue missions.  It uses Star Solution’s ultra-compact cellular network technology with highly mobile drones to allow first responders to program the COD to fly to a specified area and do a search. 

In this way, a group of hikers lost in a remote area outside mobile coverage could be contacted via their mobile device. Thanks to COD’s standalone wireless network and on board intelligent controller, once the drone flies above the lost hikers, it creates a new network through which their mobiles can operate. The COD detects phones, can exchange text messages and place calls.

Left of the Dot Media promoted the YO! App, which uses a new technology that enables people in the same Wi-Fi network to share content at high speeds, without restrictions from bandwidth, speed limits or data restrictions. For smartphone users, this means they could enjoy transfer speeds 10-15 times faster than existing broadband for data transferred on the hyperlocal network.

Start Solutions and Left of the Dot Media joined a market entry trade mission to London and Paris on February 25-27, prior to their participation at the Mobile World Congress. They were joined by six other B.C. companies also promoting a range of ground-breaking new products and looking for partnerships with European companies: Blacktusk Media, Colony Networks, CounterPath, Mobidia, ResponseTek and Tutela Technologies.

The mission was organized by the European Trade and Investment Representative Office for British Columbia, and Wavefront, Canada’s centre of excellence for wireless innovation established in 2007.  Chris Jensen, co-founder and CEO of Left of the Dot Media said: This business development trip is a real opportunity for companies from British Columbia to partner with European businesses, and for Europe to benefit from some of the world-beating new tech that’s coming out of the province.

British Columbia is recognized as a hotbed of innovation in the wireless/ICT sector. Global leaders like Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Sony Imageworks and SAP have chosen to expand or relocate operations in the province rather than Silicon Valley, thereby earning the province the nickname of ‘Silicon Valley North’.

Want to learn more about the British Columbia’s ICT and Wireless sector? Our International Trade and Investment Representatives can help.

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Mar 22, 2015
@ 10:53AM
peter mckechnie Absolutely amazing technology. Thanks fr the post

Peter Mckechnie

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