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Wearable technology: Canada emerging as a global leader

Canada’s wearable technology companies are fashioning themselves a new niche as global leaders, with Montreal considered the mecca for smart clothes, while Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo are the places to go for gadgets.

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Waterloo Region has a diverse history of developing “wearable technologies”  Not exactly the chip and processor kind, but definitely technologically advanced and certainly wearable.  Check out this additional article written by a former staff member back in 2012 about the technologies worn by swimmers in the Olympic pools.  https://cttinc.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/2012-olympics-whats-in-the-water-at-waterloo/

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New Comprehensive Analytics and Reporting Capabilities for UBI

IMS and Pentaho partner to help auto insurers unlock a wealth of insights by blending usage-based insurance (UBI) data and customer information.

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“IMS is already recognized as a leader in the usage-based insurance industry based on our tried and tested expertise in end-to-end solutions and the versatility of the DriveSync® platform,” said Christopher Dell, Senior Director, Product Development and Management. “By embedding analytics and reporting capabilities into the DriveSync platform, IMS continues to redefine what the industry should expect in a comprehensive end-to-end UBI solution, while further demonstrating our focused commitment to client success.”

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Local Poverty Reduction Fund to Invest in New Technology for Perth and Huron Organizations

Ontario is investing in an innovative web-based tool,
created by the University of Waterloo, to help community organizations lift
people and families out of poverty.

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This tool will help identify the areas of greatest need in the community and identify the local initiatives that best help the community, allowing civic leaders to target resources to those who need them the most and invest in the right supports.

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PaperWorks to invest $11M in Kitchener’s Boehmer Box facility, create 150 jobs

PaperWorks Industries has announced it will invest more than $11 million to expand the capabilities of its Boehmer Box facility in Kitchener, Ont. 

The company said investment in Boehmer will include new sheet-fed lithographic printing presses and related carton-making equipment. By upgrading the 340,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space the Kitchener facility will be able to increase carton production by almost 75 percent.

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“We purchased Boehmer Box because of its demonstrated excellence in operational effectiveness, customer service and quality,” PaperWorks president and CEO, Kevin Kwilinski, said.

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Nightshift lets rural Netflix users beat slow speeds, usage caps

Waterloo, Ont.-based Aterlo Networks is trying to solve that problem. The four-person startup, made up of veterans from networking company Sandvine, has a clever solution called NightShift that automatically downloads Netflix videos at night while the user is sleeping.

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Aterlo announced a deal last week with Wireless Nation, an ISP in New Zealand, that will see the internet provider offer NightShift to its customers. The company is pursuing similar deals around the world, Nagelhout says.

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Doing business in an intelligent community

A talented labour force, competitive business costs and the most diverse economy in Ontario are all driving the continued expansion of the Waterloo Region

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Outstanding higher education institutions within the Region feed into the constant regeneration of a highly skilled workforce, increasing the use of advanced technology in product development and manufacturing processes.

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Waterloo start-up wants to get cables out of the meeting room

A start-up in Waterloo, Ont. is aiming to get the cables out of the meeting room and allow anyone to walk in

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Ubiq began with that frustration of end users with meeting room technology, and their lack of understanding of why making a presentation has to be so difficult. Chan said what makes their solution unique is that while other wireless presentation tools just focus on hardware, Ubiq’s focuses on software but has a hardware component.

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