25th October 2010

More Canadian Top Tech Business News

padworxPadWorx Digital Media’s first eBook, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition, has been named Apple’s iPad App of the Week! Launched only days ago, PadWorx Digital Media’s debut has clearly made good on their promise to create a new, immersive, user-driven reading experience on Apple®iPad™.

Become part of the timeless vampire story with this new App for your iPad, which features nearly 300 interactive pages of user-driven reading. Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition is available exclusively on the App Store for the introductory price of $4.99! Dracula also features an original soundtrack, as well as 21 songs from indie rock performers Adaline, Christa Couture, Emily Spiller, Eve and Ocean, and Phoebe Sharp. Each song sets the tone for a different chapter from the book, creating yet another whole new way of experiencing the classic story.

New Ventures BC CompetitionThirty-nine BC businesses are advancing to Round 2 of the BCIC-New Ventures BC Competition: Regional after completing and fulfilling the eligibility requirements in Round 1. These businesses will be presenting to the jury over four days (Nov.29-Dec.2) onsite in Kelowna and Victoria. The regional competition was open to businesses located outside of the Lower Mainland and the breakdown of applications by place is as follows:

Island: 17 (44%)
Okanagan: 12 (31%)
Thompson: 5 (13%)
Kootenays: 4 (10%)
North: 1 (3%)

The 39 businesses who are advancing, in alphabetical order:

1. 822 Rent-A-Bike 2. AC Global Systems Ltd. 3. AlphaSimple 4. Altapure Canada Inc. 5. ApplyNowApp 6. AWCER 7. Bravius Software Inc. 8. BusinessManagementCloud.com 9. Digital Cavalier 10. eAccounting.ca 11. EcoMeter by EnviroSpeak Media 12. ePrescribing Product 13. Factor 9 Sports Inc.14. Fat Wallet 15. Find It EZ 16. HuStream Technologies Inc. 17. Hydra Cat Performance System 18. JuliasWild.com 19. KoK Technologies Inc 20. Kootenay Alternative Fuels 21. Little Green Book22. LoCal Technologies 23. Map Jungle 24. MemoryLeaf Media Inc 25. Nitro Technologies Inc. 26. Rapid Water Testing Ltd 27. Reef Safe Fish Inc. 28. Resonessence Labs 29. Ripcharger 30. SchedulePanda.com 31. SideStix Ventures Inc. 32. Situware.net 33. Smile software (Smart Menu) 34. TRiBiNET 35. Truesheet 36. Universal Collaboration Web Services 37. Vida 38. Wolf Trailer Company, Inc. 39. Xeri roX Productions Ltd.

NBS TechnologiesNBS Technologies, a leading provider of smart card personalization hardware and software solutions based in Toronto, today announced that the Commissioner of Patents of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued the company a patent for the personalization of smart (EMV / chip) cards in client/server based environments.

Patent #2331494, entitled ‘Smart Card Personalization in a Multistation Environment,’ recognizes NBS’ ability to produce personalized smart cards on a multitude of devices which are connected to a server PC responsible for data preparation and cryptographic operations. NBS’ technology enables the personalization of smart cards, including financial, ID, contact or contactless cards.

With NBS’ smart card personalization environment, card issuers can offer a myriad of smart card personalization options on a multitude of devices without the need for spending funds on increased cryptographic devices or support of multiple development environments. This flexibility greatly reduces the total cost of ownership of a card producer’s smart card personalization process. The architecture also increases the security of the system as all data preparation, including confidential operations, takes place in a secure environment at the Server.

“We are extremely excited with the issuance of this patent for smart card personalization,” said Ramesh Ajitaprasad, General Manager of NBS’ Software Division. “NBS pioneered the server-based approach to smart card personalization for central issuance. This technology is also the basis for NBS’ Xpressi™ software, the instant card issuance solution that is used by customers worldwide for issuing Credit and Debit smart cards – both contact and contactless.”

NBS believes that this patent recognizes NBS as a clear leader in the Canadian marketplace for smart card personalization. NBS holds many software patents for card issuance and card production equipment in several countries throughout the world.

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