Rogers Communications and Wavefront today opened the doors to a new Wireless Innovation Centre in Vancouver.
Located within Wavefront’s national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization, the Rogers Wireless Innovation Centre is “a space where business customers and developers can experience first-hand the latest in machine-to-machine technology and enterprise mobility applications.”
“Rogers is passionate about fostering growth in M2M and strengthening the wireless developer ecosystem in Canada through simplifying the development and go-to-market journey,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice-President, Advanced Business Solutions, Rogers Communications. “We are thrilled to be opening our latest innovation centre alongside Wavefront. Together, we can support current and emerging developers to get to market faster with innovative applications for connected devices, as well as educate Canadian companies about the benefits of M2M technology.”
The Rogers Wireless Innovation Centre showcases some of the most innovative and widely adopted M2M solutions in Canada today. Interactive demos in the centre provide hands-on access to best-in-class solutions, including wireless asset tracking, virtual network back-up systems (critical network access), connected health solutions and digital signage – the next wave of M2M innovation on LTE networks. Additional solutions will be added to the centre as they are ready.
“Connecting wireless businesses in BC with leading M2M solutions at the Rogers Wireless Innovation Centre allows us to further accelerate innovation and drive industry growth,” said James Maynard, CEO, Wavefront. “Rogers is an M2M industry leader and we’re delighted to partner to support Canadian application developers and to advance the wireless industry in Canada overall.”
Today’s announcement builds on Rogers’ previous centre in Montreal and there are plans to expand the initiative to Toronto.
“As Canadian businesses become increasingly mobile and dependent on their smartphones and tablets, it opens up a world of opportunities for application developers,” added Nelson. “Showcasing them in our Wireless Innovation Centres is an ideal away to offer them exposure that will benefit us all.”