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Welcome to the Ontario Technology Corridor!


Welcome to North America’s gateway to innovation. The Ontario Technology Corridor offers excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous R&D tax credits that are the envy of other G7 countries.

Employing nearly 260,000 people among 6,400 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies in the Greater Toronto area, Ottawa region, Waterloo region, City of London and Niagara region, and in partnership with the province of Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation as well as the federal government's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Ontario Technology Corridor offers one of the world's best educated, motivated and stable workforces. These people all have unique stories to tell about living, working and playing in a part of Canada that celebrates technology talent and entrepreneurial spirit like no other. 

Please explore this site's contributed blog posts and videos, presentations and brochures. If you are building your technology business in Ontario, please participate and add your story. If you are not yet enjoying the many benefits of locating your tech company in Ontario, then check out the incentive programs and contact the Ontario Technology Corridor team today!


BelAir Networks set to fly through the wireless sky on the wings of 70% growth

Employing 75 people in Ottawa and with sales offices around the world, BelAir Networks has taken advantage of Ottawa’s telecom strengths to build world-leading Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Public Safety networking technology

Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks Inc. is the leading provider of mobile wireless broadband mesh network solutions that deliver video, voice, data, and high-speed internet access throughout cities, campuses, apartment buildings, recreation areas, hotels and resorts. 

A wireless mesh network is created by deploying nodes throughout the coverage area. These nodes provide broadband network connectivity to users while also interconnecting with each other to form a resilient ‘mesh’.

With a family of seven products, BelAir Networks has about 400 networks deployed worldwide. The company’s product awards include a Frost & Sullivan 2006 Technology Innovation Award in the field of carrier-class wireless mesh network infrastructure.

BelAir Networks employs the majority of its 75 people at its Ottawa headquarters with sales people located across the US and abroad.

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March Networks delivers IP video surveillance and monitoring that makes the world a safer place

March Networks earned a record $94.4 million in fiscal year 2008 and with a recent European acquisition, is expanding its geographic presence and strengthening its offering for airports, hospitals, schools, hotels and other commercial / industrial markets.

From bank card fraud and retail shop-lifting to security applications in large public settings, March Networks’ IP video surveillance and monitoring technology is making the world a safer place in which to live, work and play.  

Leading financial institutions, retailers, transportation authorities, commercial/industrial organizations and government security agencies use the company’s systems in more than 50 countries. They take advantage of an advanced software suite that combines intelligent video and data mining with advanced video network management that runs on either new or existing platforms for wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) networks. 

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