Celestica opens new microelectronics lab in Toronto

Celestica Inc., a Canadian electronics manufacturing services provider, has opened a new microelectronics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, the company announced today. Serving the likes of IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.,

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Linksys launches new router with open source code

Linksys has started shipping a new router, and it’s touting its latest offering as the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi router to provide thorough wireless coverage throughout the home through its four external antennas. The

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Candice So

Linksys rolls out SMB-focused routers and switches

Linksys has launched new products geared towards businesses, unveiling two new dual-band wireless-AC access points and six new switches. Announcing the new products at the Interop show in Las Vegas, Linksys showed off

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Candice So

University of Waterloo to explore fringes of electromagnetic spectrum with new wireless facility

The University of Waterloo opened a new wireless technologies facility today, one that will be used to test electromagnetic devices. The Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) cost about $15 million

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Fongo expands free calling service in Ontario

After already providing more than 500 million free calling minutes to Canadians, Waterloo, Ont.-based Fongo Inc. is expanding to be available in 32 new cities in Ontario. The free calling service that works

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Industry works on Ethernet speeds in range of 100 Gigs per second

Some equipment manufacturers are working on technologies that will allow transfer rates of 100 Gigabits per second over Ethernet networksLast month, San Jose, Calif.-based Force 10 Networks Inc. announced it was awarded two

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

News Briefs – WiMAX world conference, Vanco plc, Voice 2.0 Conference

As equipment and component manufacturers announced products at the WiMAX World conference in Boston last month, some vendors predict mobile carriers will add WiMAX base stations to their GSM or CDMA infrastructure.“We certainly

Published on: December 5th, 2006 CN Staff

Primus builds data centre to survive earthquake

Primus Canada has opened a Vancouver data centre designed to withstand the pressures of high customer demands, extreme power consumption and even an earthquake.The facility includes 2,200 sq. ft. of storage space, with

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Shane Schick

Videotron buys Nortel switch for multimedia services, unified messaging

Videotron is laying the foundation for next-generation multimedia services such as video calling and unified messaging as it expands the reach of its voice over IP offering in Quebec.The Montreal-based firm has chosen

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Shane Schick

WiMAX gives any firm with lots of cash the ability to compete with the telcos

WiMAX is not a particularly revolutionary technology. Fixed wireless has been around for a while, and ironically, the lion's share of the market is outside of North America.With WiMAX, it's not the technology

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Don’t hold your breath for 100 Gbps: Ovum

Some equipment manufacturers are working on technologies that will allow transfer rates of 100 Gigabits per second over Ethernet networks, but an industry analyst predicts it will be at least five years before

Published on: October 19th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Physics lab replaces tape archive system with two EMC disk shelves

Canadian Light Source (CLS) Inc. recently installed two new disk shelves in its CLARiiON CX disk-based systems, manufactured by Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corp. CLS, owned by the University of Saskatchewan, houses a 2.9

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Backing up to tape creates problems of backwards compatibility, cost

Companies shopping for back-up and data recovery products to safeguard valuable information need to look at several issues, including interoperability between backup products and the ability to read old tapes, before laying down

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Clothing distributor fits shipments for Wal-Mart with radiofrequency tags

Alpha Distribution of Pottsville, Penn. ships goods for a sister company, Alpha Mills, that makes clothing. Wal-Mart is a major customer. Alpha was identified as one of the “next 200” companies required to

Published on: July 20th, 2006 Grant Buckler