PERASO WIRELESS VIRTUAL REALITY PRODUCTS HONORED IN CES 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS

TORONTO – November 14, 2017 – Peraso Technologies Inc., a leader in Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) chipsets, today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its V125 Reference Design for Wireless Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). With the growing industry demand for a wireless solution to accelerate the VR/AR market, Peraso's solution for Wireless VR Applications provides the multi-gigabit throughput and near zero latency needed to deliver a truly immersive virtual experience – all with no wires.

 

Peraso's V125 Wireless VR Reference Design is based on its W120 WiGig USB Phased Array Chipset that is currently in use across a range of consumer electronics and enterprise applications. The chipset incorporates the PRS4001 WiGig USB 3.0 baseband IC, the PRS1141 60 GHz phased array RFIC, and optimized application-specific antennas. As the only vendor focused exclusively on WiGig chipsets, Peraso has centered its research and development on chipset designs that will impact the VR ecosystem through lower price points, longer battery life and smaller headsets.

 

“While there has been interest in VR for years, its potential has been literally tied down by headsets tethered to PCs or gaming consoles. Wired VR simply can’t deliver on the promise of a truly mobile and immersive experience and will inevitably limit mass market adoption and robust content creation,” said Ron Glibbery, President and CEO of Peraso Technologies. “As one of the leaders in WiGig technology, we are actively engaged with a wide range of VR firms worldwide to finally cut the cord for a multi-gigabit, near zero latency wireless VR experience. The industry recognition via the CES Innovation Awards underscores the importance of WiGig to the future of consumer electronics.”

 

Honoring outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products, the prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media.

 

Peraso’s Wireless VR and other WiGig-based solutions will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peraso will be located in the Tech East section in Westgate Hospitality Suite 1010. To arrange a private demonstration, please contact: mdenicola@perasotech.com.

 

About Peraso Technologies, Inc.

Peraso is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company is focused on the development of 60 GHz chipsets and solutions compliant with the IEEE 802.11ad specification. The IEEE 802.11ay specification has been adopted for interoperability certification by the WiFi Alliance under the Wi-Fi Certified WiGigTM program. For more information, visit www.perasotech.com.

 

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Swimming Canada to utilize TritonWear Technology to improve relay performance

TORONTO, ONTARIO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 25, 2017

TritonWear (http://www.Tritonwear.com), a Toronto-based sports technology company, announced a game changing project with the Canadian swim team, facilitated by Own The Podium, to achieve significant relay improvements at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Catalyzed by Swimming Canada’s commitment to increase the efficiency of their relay takeovers, the collaboration is an ideal match.

“The world of international swimming is so competitive that the smallest edge can make a huge difference,” said John Atkinson, high performance director, Swimming Canada. “We’re always looking for innovative ways to help our athletes and coaches improve, and this project with TritonWear is definitely a part of that overall plan.”

Dr. Allan Wrigley, IST Director of Swimming Canada, agrees, reinforcing the notion of Swimming Canada being dedicated to improving in Rio.

“Swimming, and sport in general, has progressed to a point where it has become increasingly difficult to win Olympic medals,” said Wrigley. “The margins of victory are often small, and we believe working with sport technology companies provides tremendous potential to help close those gaps. We are extremely fortunate to have such a company right here in Canada who will be working on Canadian solutions, for Canadian swimmers. We believe this will provide us with the competitive advantage that we need.”

 

Swimming Canada’s implementation of TritonWear’s technology will begin with variable isolation. Providing coaches with athlete performance insights previously unavailable, the team will be able to isolate and target the exact variables most likely to improve overall performance in its athletes. This project will result in the creation of a new set of valuable everyday training tools designed to deliver on Swimming Canada’s Tokyo 2020 relay goals.

Swimming Canada recorded its third best Olympics of all time at the 2016 Rio Summer Games, bringing home six of Canada’s 22 Olympic medals overall. While Canada achieved a bronze in both the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays, the difference between bronze and gold was a mere two seconds in both events. This initiative with TritonWear is designed to help the Canadian relay teams to close this narrow gap.

“As a proud Canadian company, in a rapidly growing sports technology industry, we are honoured to be selected by Swimming Canada for this initiative,” said Tristan Lehari, chief executive officer, TritonWear. “Evaluating our system as the optimal solution to support Team Canada’s training needs heading into Tokyo 2020 is incredible. Helping athletes improve through data is at our core. The opportunity to aid in delivering performance improvement for Canada on the International stage is an ideal way to showcase the capabilities of our innovative technology.”

Swimming Canada athletes will begin training with TritonWear in November.

 

About TritonWear: The most accurate swimming wearable technology on the market, delivering performance improvements through data analytics. TritonWear works with clubs, schools and federations around the world, helping athletes achieve new heights. TritonWear captures and transmits a suite of performance metrics in real-time to screens on deck, and tracks trends over time for every outfitted athlete. The combination of personalized feedback and increased accountability for each athlete naturally increases engagement and overall success.

 

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ENVENIO SECURES $1.3 MILLION INVESTMENT

The Canadian CFD software developer Envenio has announced that it has secured $1.3M of investment from Celtic House Venture Partners, Green Century Investment and New Brunswick Investment Foundation.

The funding will be used to grow and strengthen the sales and engineering teams, in line with an ambitious and exciting business plan to increase the use of its cloud-hosted, on-demand CFD platform, EXN/Aero.

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Mappedin Announces Support for Apple Indoor Maps

Mappedin, the leading indoor mapping SaaS platform, today announced its collaboration with Apple to offer indoor mapping services in select malls across the U.S.

Launching with iOS 11 this fall, and previewed on stage at last week’s WWDC, Apple Maps will provide detailed maps of hundreds of major airports and shopping centers around the world. Premium mall owners such as Simon Property Group, rely on Mappedin to deliver the highest quality and up to date data, allowing shoppers to navigate seamlessly through indoor locations with the same ease and accuracy as the outdoors.

After the launch of iOS 11, mapping updates made within Mappedin’s platform will be reflected on the Apple Maps experience, enabling malls to keep their property data accurate.

“In order for brick and mortar to evolve, the physical shopping experience must embody enhanced digital engagement. The ability for shoppers to navigate a mall within Apple Maps is a testament to not only the evolution of the physical shopping experience, but also Apple’s commitment to providing its customers with a digital-first experience wherever they are,” said Hongwei Liu, Co-founder and CEO, Mappedin. “We’re excited to collaborate with Apple to redefine how shoppers navigate and interact with mall properties, and look forward to a future of seamless indoor navigation everywhere.”

Mappedin’s goal is to make the indoors discoverable by providing software solutions to property owners and operators to manage their dynamic spaces, enabling an always accurate search and navigation experience for their visitors.

About Mappedin
Mappedin powers search and discovery indoors. The software platform provides industry leading tools for REITs and retailers to manage their dynamic indoor information and build digital wayfinding experiences into their customer-facing applications.

Founded by University of Waterloo Engineering alum in 2011, Mappedin is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario. Mappedin is backed by a prodigious group of Canadian investors, most notably Esri Canada, the industry standard for GIS technologies, and is currently being utilized by clients across North America and around the world. For more information, please visit www.mappedin.com.

 

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