Organization: TRLabs

TRTECH (TRLabs) folds after 30-year run

TRTech, formerly TRLabs, is ceasing operations after 30 years following withdrawal of support from backing provinces. The decision to close the pan-prairie information and communications technology innovation organization comes just three years after a name change. The Edmonton-based TRTech expanded to Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg in the 1990s, becoming one of the largest R&D…

TRLabs changes name to TRTech

TRLabs has changed its name to TRTech to reflect its evolution from an applied research organization to one that enables commercialization in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The name was previously used for TRLabs’ contract services arm although its core strength remains technical development capability relating to applied R&D, proof-of-concept and prototyping projects.…

Wi-LAN boosts wireless patent portfolio to 370

Ottawa-based WiLAN Inc has purchased more than 125 issued and pending wireless patents from NextWave Broadband Inc, San Diego CA, for an undisclosed sum that will be paid in FY09/Q03. The acquisition boosts Wi-LAN’s wireless patent portfolio to more than 370 , adding to recent patent acquisitions from Airspan, SR Telecom, TRLabs and Infineon.

TRLabs makes changes to grad support, programs

TRLabs, Edmonton, is combatting increasing international competition for engineering and computer science students by boosting the value of its scholarships by 50%. Scholarships begin at $12,000 for a graduate program’s first year before doubling to $24,000 for years 2, 3 and 4 of a PhD program and year 2 of a Master’s program. Top-up support…

TRLabs and China Railway sign development agreement

TRLabs, Edmonton, has signed an agreement with China Railway to bring broadband wireless services to railway passengers. TRLabs will be the technology partner in the China Railway Digital Information Systems Project, being undertaken by China Railways subsidiary China Railway Television Media Co Ltd (CRSTV) and Pacific Telecom & Networks Ltd. The first, year-long phase will…

Optimum moves from California to Calgary

California-based Optimum Communications Services Inc has relocated to Calgary to work with TRLabs. The firm, which develops network and service management software, is making the move to utilize TRLab’s TRnet, a high-speed wide-area networking laboratory linking the organization’s facilities in four provinces. Optimum is part of the TRLabs Industry Associate network of 31 start-up and…

TRLabs wins public health R&D contract

TRLabs and TDV Global Inc have entered a three-year, $900,000 R&D project the develop a range of critical software tools for use by the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence (CNPHI). TDV, an Ottawa-based strategic management consulting firm with branches in Winnipeg and Halifax, is heading up CNPHI in conjunction with Health Canada, the Univ…

CRC and TRLabs collaborate on wireless research

TRLabs and the Communications Research Centre (CRC) have signed a collaborative research agreement aimed at accelerating industry development of wireless devices, applications and systems. A memorandum of understanding will establish cooperative wireless projects capitalizing on strengths in the areas of antennas, broadband multimedia communications, signal processing and channel characterization and integrated circuits. The projects will…

TRLabs signs R&D pact with Finland’s Mobile Forum

TRLabs has entered a multi-faceted R&D agreement with the Finish-based wireless consortium Mobile Forum. The pact could see collaboration in several areas including university-industry collaboration and cooperation on applied R&D, commercialization and prototype development and testing. TRLabs brings several new capabilities to the table including a $3.4-million industrial chair in system-on-chip mobility technology, new media/wireless…