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StarPlus 4448 - EION Wireless is pleased to launch the release of an ultra-rugged StarPlus 4448 Broadband Wireless Security Platform to address the global threat of terrorism, safety and security of mission critical infrastructures. EION’s StarPlus 4448 enables long range point-to-point communications in 4.4 to 4.8 GHz bands typically reserved for military and border security applications. EION is proud to announce that this product is being shipped in volume from Q1 2014 to customers in Americas region for military application.

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EION Wireless

EION Wireless, a division of EION Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Ottawa Canada, with Global Customer Support Operations in India, and multiple regional sales offices around the globe. Since being founded in 2001, EION Wireless has been recognized multiple times as one of the fifty fastest growing wireless companies by Deloitte and Touche. To support its diverse global customer base, EION Wireless works with more than 165 channel partners worldwide to support some of the largest 4G deployments in the world.

As a global provider of 4G Mobile WiMAX solutions, LTE solutions, and high speed broadband wireless products, EION Wireless delivers transformational end-to-end wireless solutions with scalability and network management in mind. The company’s point-to-point radio solutions allow end customers to ease their reliance on leased lines when connecting to remote locations. EION’s combination of carrier class IP experience, wireless networking skills, and security expertise bring highly reliable and secure communications solutions to its clients.

EION’s licensed and unlicensed band products support large Tier-1 service providers, enterprise customers, the oil, gas & natural resources industry, wireless ISPs, video surveillance applications, remote rural networks, and voice and data backhaul applications to solve last mile challenges. The company’s award winning products are deployed worldwide in some of the most demanding environments such as; humid rainforests in South America, the sub-zero temperatures of the arctic, and the scorching desert heat of the Middle East. Each of these locations poses it own special challenges and ruggedized EION Wireless products have been up to the task every time.

Broadband Wireless Solutions

EION's Broadband Wireless portfolio delivers last-mile wireless LTE and WiMAX solutions for enterprises, service providers, defense agencies, security agencies, and remote communities. A wide range of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio systems, coupled with robust and scalable broadband gateways enable multiple applications to be supported and deployed.

EION's combination of carrier class IP experience, wireless networking skills, and security expertise bring highly reliable and secure communications solutions to its clients. From isolated and inaccessible villages to congested and challenging urban environments, EION builds the equipment and designs the solutions that make it all possible - a powerful combination of wireless broadband and scalable wireless communications systems.

IP Networking

EION was built on its strength and experience in IP networking protocols, and quickly became a world leader in delivering a range of IP solutions that will ensure a network is secure, reliable, scalable and flexible. EION is an industry pioneer in delivering mission-critical IP solutions for Telecom and Defense equipment manufacturers. With the world's leading IP solution that enables: Routing (IPv4 and IPv6), Security, Quality of Service (QoS), MPLS and related embedded IP technologies for satellite, wired and wireless networks. Over 120 equipment manufacturers already incorporate EION's real-time embedded software globally.

In today's Internet, EION technology is routing Terabytes of data everyday. EION's carrier grade solution has earned a reputation suitable for mission-critical defense and satellite networks. EION has established strong partnerships with major defense contractors in North America.

Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan

Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan founded EION in 2001, and has since grown the business to become a world leader in IP software and wireless networking solutions. He was the Chairman and co-founder of iPine Networks prior to its acquisition by Nakina Systems. Dr. Kalaichelvan brings over 20 years of experience in the communications industry in business and technology leadership. For his entrepreneurial innovation, CATA Alliance and National Research Council honored him with Innovator of the Year 2004 Award. He is currently the only Canadian member on the Advisory Board of Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea.

Prior to founding EION, he held the position of Vice President in Nortel Networks in the wireless and carrier networking division. Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto.

Dale Squires

Dale Squires brings over 30 years of telecommunications experience to EION Wireless. Prior to joining EION, he was President of FASTLAN Engineering Inc, where he specialized in assisting high tech companies build their management teams and develop and execute effective strategic business plans. His successes include multiple start-up companies, one of which progressed from start-up to stock market listing in 5 years.

Gerry Backs

Gerry Backs is a dynamic and results orientated senior manager with a stellar track record of new business development, revenue growth, and strategic alliance building within, government, high-tech and telecommunications industries. Mr. Backs has a history of success providing complex end-to end business solutions that include consulting and professional services, hardware and software sales and implementations.

With 25 years of experience in senior roles working with blue chip companies such as AT&T as Global Account Manager and at France Telecom as General Manager of Global Service, Gerry brings a wealth of experience and expertise with an international viewpoint on business from many parts of the world.

Dr. Anand Srinivasan

Dr. Anand Srinivasan is an expert in system and network engineering for IP based wireless networks. With over 15 years of experience in system design and network planning for large scale wired and wireless networks Dr. Srinivasan is the principal architect developing EION's innovative mobile Ad Hoc networking technology and award winning WiMAX product line.

In addition to his work with EION, Dr. Srinivasan is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of System and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. In this role he has been responsible for the stewardship of various projects with the Canadian Space Agency, Precarn, the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Prior to joining EION, Dr. Srinivasan worked as a technical lead in the wireless and optical divisions at Nortel. His efforts were instumental in optimizing the performance of many of their flagship products, including the popular One Meg Modem.

Dr. Srinivasan holds a Ph.D and M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has published over twenty-five papers in the areas of operating systems, distributed systems, fault-tolerance and optimization and holds two patents. He is a member of IEEE and AIAA and serves regularly in several research panels and external conferences including the ITC and Canadian UAV Forum.

Hassan Abdelghany

Mr. Hassan Abdelghany has extensive knowledge of the Broadband Wireless and telecommunications sector. His experience over the last decade servicing major National Licensed Operators and Major Enterprise Customers in the Middle East region will be instrumental to EION’s success in the region. As EION’s Vice President of Sales for Africa, Middle East and Central Asia regions, Mr. Abdelghany will fulfill EION’s mandate to lead the company’s sales, marketing and customer support efforts in this important geographical area.

Mr. Abdelghany has held several Manufacturing Engineering and Senior International Telecom Sales positions in North America and the Middle East Region and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA. USA. 

 

2013 IT EXPO Best in Show - Wireless

StarAccess Awarded Best in Show

Editors from TMC judged nominations from a host of vendors across a variety of technology sectors, selecting winners based on creativity and technological innovation. EION's StarAccess was recognized in the Wireless category for its ability to deliver WiFi coverage to tablets and smartphones at a distance of up to 1.5 km


2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award 2011

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites.


2011 4GWE Wireless LTE Visionary Award

EION Wireless was recognized for creating long term evolution (LTE) vision with its Star4G platform that was able to prove development towards bringing the progression of bridging the mobile broadband wireless and wireline experience to fruition.


2011 Mobility Tech Zone Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award

2011 Mobility Tech Zone Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award

LibraPlus has been recognized for throughput, TrustLink™ Technology and interference avoidance capabilities by Mobility Tech Zone Magazine. Mobility Tech Zone is the mobile broadband industry’s information source for breaking news, analysis, product information, strategies and developments for mobility and communications professionals.


2010 4GWE Product of the Year Award: LibraNet 5860

4GWE Award

The editors of 4GWE selected the companies that have demonstrated the vision, leadership and thoroughness associated with the Product of the Year Awards. 4GWE honors the most deserving companies with this esteemed award.


2010 4GWE Product of the Year Award: Libra MAX

4GWE Award

The editors of 4GWE selected the companies that have demonstrated the vision, leadership and thoroughness associated with the Product of the Year Awards. 4GWE honors the most deserving companies with this esteemed award.


Deloitte Technology Fast 50 List, 2010

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This is the third time EION has received this ranking. To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2010 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.


Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List, 2009

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Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth. Overall, companies that ranked on the 2009 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 212 to 146,050 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,486 percent.


Deloitte Technology Fast 50 List, 2009

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To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.


2009 WiMAX Distinction Award for Libra MAX

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The 2009 WiMAX Distinction Award has been granted to companies who were able to demonstrate a commitment to innovation in the WiMAX space. Based on case studies provided by entrants, winners were chosen by members of the TMC editorial staff based on exemplary products and services developed and deployed in the past year.


2009 OCE Mind-to-Market Award Winner ITC Category

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Sponsored by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), the OCE Mind to Market Award celebrates the best OCE-supported research collaboration betweens the business and research communities, resulting in ventures that possess tremendous market potential. Five Ontario companies and partnering universities, selected as finalists for Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE's) Mind to Market Award, have created new ways of generating clean energy, reducing manufacturing costs and connecting rural areas.


2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for LibraPlus

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The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the most innovative products that facilitate voice, data and video communications, or combinations thereof. This prestigious award is bestowed to companies who demonstrated the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the Product of the Year Awards.


IEEE Award for IP Solutions Over Satellite, Wired, and Wireless Networks

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The IEEE award is presented each year to a company in Ottawa by the local IEEE Ottawa Section. Award winners are selected based on criteria for: innovation and patents; products and technology; benefits and services for the region, province, and country; employment; and a market driven strategy for the local and international industry.


2008 OCRI Best Technology Commercialization Partnership Finalist

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The OCRI Awards are synonymous with business excellence in the Ottawa region, shining a spotlight on the people and innovation that set the standard and serve as role models in the region. The awards celebrate excellence in the areas of research, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, partnership and student accomplishment.


2008 ICOBC Award for Community Involvement

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The ICOBC is presented prestigious annual awards to five outstanding Indo-Canadian professionals/businesspersons for their Business Achievements and Community Contributions.


2007 Deloitte and Touche Wireless Fast 50 List and 2007 Deloitte and Touche Technology Fast 500 List

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The Deloitte's Wireless Fast 50 Program is a ranking of 50 fastest growing wireless companies in North America by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage fiscal year revenue growth over five years from 2002–2006. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over five years (2002–2006).The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recognizes North America’s fast growing technology companies in terms of percentage of revenue growth over five years.


2006 Communications Solutions Product of the Year for Libra MAX

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The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the most innovative products that facilitate voice, data and video communications, or combination thereof. This prestigious award is bestowed to companies who demonstrated the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the Product of the Year Awards.


2004 CATAAlliance Canadian Innovator of the Year

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The CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards are prestigious annual awards presented to members of Canada's advanced technology community in recognition of exceptional contributions to Canada's science and technology industry.


2004 Finalist for the 13th Annual Canadian Award for International Cooperation by CME

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The Canadian Awards for International Cooperation have recognized the achievements of Canadian businesses and organizations in supporting sustainable economic growth and social programs to reduce poverty in the developing countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the countries in transition in Central and Eastern Europe.


2004 International Wireless Communications Association Award

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The “Wemmies” are awarded to carriers and vendors using advanced wireless technology to deliver broadband service in innovative ways that demonstrate outstanding technological advances or exemplary service.


Careers

EION Wireless is a leading high-tech company engaged in developing next generation systems for the Broadband Wireless Market. EION Wireless fosters a small company atmosphere where a can-do attitude is critical to the success of highly ambitious projects on an aggressive timeline. EION Wireless is looking for motivated, dedicated, hard-working employees with strong leadership and teamwork skills, who exhibit a strong sense of ownership. If you feel up to the challenge then come and join our high performance team.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , indicating the position in the subject field. EION Wireless would like to thank all applicants - we will only contact those that are selected for interviews.


Senior Engineer, Product Development

Location: Ottawa

Requirement: Immediate

Job description: Attached

MUST-HAVES-TECHNICAL-SKILLS:

  • Working Experience on real-time embedded system development on VxWorks and Linux.
  • Extensive experience developing C software on carrier grade products.
  • Understanding of Real Time OS programming and SW architecture.
  • Working experience with C++/Java programming.
  • In depth knowledge of the following: Packet Shaping, VLAN, Layer 2, Layer 3 routing and switching, TCP/IP, Gigabt Ethernet, Multicast, Broadcast, IPMI.
  • Expertise in socket network programming
  • Experience with WiMAX and WiFi based protocols a definite asset
  • Expertise in full life cycle of systems development, and applying software/systems methods, theories, and research techniques to solve advanced technical problems.

MUST-HAVES-SOFT-SKILLS:

  • C/C++ embedded system development on VxWorks and Linux.
  • Real Time OS programming and SW architecture.
  • IP Routing and Switching protocol stack
  • IPMI
  • Socket network programming
  • Expertise in, and applying software/systems methods, theories, and research techniques to solve advanced technical problems.

 

Telecommunications Manager – Customer Engineering

Location: Ottawa

Requirement: Immediate

Job description: Attached

 Total Industry Experience Required for this Job : 10 to 12 yrs.

MUST-HAVES-TECHNICAL-SKILLS:

  • In depth design knowledge of Layer-2 and Layer-3 IP protocols; IP planning for Medium and Large ISP.
  • Radio Frequency planning / optimization
  • In Depth knowledge of WiMAX and LTE technologies
  • UNIX Scripting and Telecom Automation Programing
  • Knowledge on architecture designing of Network Management Systems (NMS)
  • Hands-on experience of WiMAX and wireless deployments for medium/large ISP

MUST-HAVES-SOFT-SKILLS:

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years experience of managing teams of 10+ members
  • Strong Experience in Customer Support
  • Strong English communication skills

StarPlus - 5 GHz

High-Capacity Outdoor MIMO Wireless Platform Featuring TrustLink Technology

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps. 

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.

StarAccess WiFi

WiFi Coverage, Everywhere

High-powered family of dual-band 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi Access Points for ubiquitous coverage at data rates up to 300 Mbps. StarAccess integrates with StarPlus for seamless backhaul.

Key Product Features
  • Outdoor/Indoor APa support dual-band operation in 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz.

  • Support for IEEE802.11a/b/g/n client devices - up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio.

  • Dual-polarity MIMO (Multiple-In/Multiple Out) antenna with high receive sensitivity. Capable

  • of more than 3 km of WiFi coverage.

  • Ethernet bridging at Gigabit speeds to StarPlus for flexible backhaul options.

  • Variety of antenna options: SISO/MIMO in 60°, 90°,120° and 360° (Omni).

  • Total 8 SSIDs - Enable operators to create tiered services to different user or traffic types.

  • Remote software upgradable.

  • Ruggedized outdoor enclosure, IP67 option available for operation in harsh environmental conditions

Network Management Systems

Constellation

The EION network management system, Constellation, provides full TMN architecture. The implementation is a three - tier architecture, based on SNMP v2, RMI, Java, JDBC and other open interfaces. This provides simple integration of Constellation into existing management and billing systems of the service providers or adaptation to the specific requirements of the environment.

3rd Party Tools

SNMP management is installed on a networked PC or workstation and enables a network administrator to remotely manage EION Wireless units. SNMP network management software is available commercially and as shareware.

 

 

Defence and Security Agencies around the world are faced with a unique set of challenges when planning their telecommunications network infrastructures. Handling highly classified and sensitive data, and ensuring its protection is a matter of departmental, and sometimes national security. These networks are especially vulnerable to attacks by unauthorized, malicious users, and require real-time, enhanced security and encryption functionalities.

EION’s wireless solutions provide powerful capabilities to vigilantly monitor, measure, and extract IP traffic flows in real-time. EION’s security patented algorithms provide instant counter-measures to position WLAN infrastructures and business-critical applications for zero tolerance to attacks.

Go wireless with EION and realize the full benefits of broadband wireless networks.

EION’s wireless infrastructure can be bundled with an IP video surveillance system and perimeter control devices. This allows perimeter and area monitoring from a single control centre—providing better control and reducing staffing costs.

Fast, Reliable Bandwidth

EION’s advanced point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband products are ideal for defense and security agencies because they are fast and reliable and provide the most bandwidth for the investment. Proprietary EION technology minimizes interference and ensures constant service over distance through increased data rates and enhanced reliability.

Flexible, Scalable Installation

With broadband wireless connectivity, networks can be quickly, easily and inexpensively modified to meet changing requirements. In addition, broadband wireless networks offer the flexibility to painlessly add or eliminate sites, or secure additional bandwidth.

Proven Track Record

With its portfolio of advanced wireless and WiMAX equipment, EION has helped defense agencies in several countries realize the full benefits of wireless networks. EION equipment is at the heart of award-winning network deployments across the globe.

Solid Security

EION equipment features enhanced security to prevent eavesdropping--thanks to built-in data scrambling that “disguises” data when traveling across the wireless network. The EION product family uses proprietary technology for even higher levels of security. EION has added many features that make it virtually impossible to intercept and decipher transmissions, including irregular transmission patterns and proprietary data formatting.

DEFENCE & INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTS

StarPlus 5 GHz

HIGH-CAPACITY OUTDOOR MIMO WIRELESS PLATFORM FEATURING TRUSTLINK TECHNOLOGY

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps.

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.


 

StarPlus - 4 GHz

Broadband Wireless Security Platform for federal government agencies and military

The StarPlus 4 GHz product is designed for federal government agencies and military organizations to create a highly secure broadband wireless infrastructure. It ombines advanced OFDM technology with strong AES encryption to deliver breakthrough performance in the licensed NATO band.

StarPlus 4GHz can be deployed in 4.4 to 4.8 GHz licensed range for operation in the NATO frequency band with EION TrustLink™ Technology forsecurity and speed for Point-to-Point and Point-to Multipoint Topologies.

In today’s competitive and highly volatile energy markets, it is imperative that oil and gas companies optimize their exploration and production activities. Fast decisions, facilitated by instant data and voice communications, are keys to sustained revenue generation and cost reduction.

Much of today’s oil and natural gas production occurs in largely remote areas of the world beyond the economic range of traditional wired communications. Oil and gas companies must regularly collect critical data from remote well sites, offshore drilling platforms, and outlying production locations, and from SCADA systems set up to monitor facilities, such as storage tanks, pumping stations, or pipelines. Company personnel require high-speed voice and fax services, email and web browsing (e.g. training). Establishing the required broadband network links between multiple locations can be extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive, given that these activities generally occur where wireline links are not practical.

The answer to these business problems is EION’s wireless broadband access infrastructure. Providing flexible and reliable wireless connectivity not only ensures reliable data, voice, and video, but delivers a return on investment in short order – measurable by reduced costs and increased revenue, as well as peace of mind.

E-Field Solutions: EION at Work

Oil and gas companies have the opportunity to effectively break down obstacles presented by traditional wire-line networking technologies. EION’s provides wireless solutions for monitoring and controlling processes in the production, gathering, processing and delivery of energy products. By utilizing EION’s best-of-breed wireless broadband access systems, companies can now establish reliable site-to-site links, regardless of well or rig location, topography, and weather-related considerations.

Scalable Installation

With broadband wireless connectivity, networks can be quickly, easily and inexpensively modified to meet an enterprise’s changing needs. A broadband wireless network offers the flexibility to painlessly add or eliminate sites or to secure additional bandwidth by rearranging existing equipment or inserting additional nodes.

Well Site Monitoring & SCADA

Now more than ever the ability to monitor activity in a remote site is critical. Data from the well location such as wellhead measurements, gas pressures, flows, temperatures, and leakage monitoring are sent via the wireless network. Remote monitoring and control also allows users to control remote facilities in response to changing system demands. Quite often there are lower-production wells that must be monitored closely to obtain maximum production. Some well sites are many miles away from the closest monitoring facilities, making on-site data collection a costly and time-consuming operation. By utilizing remote site monitoring, the company is able to proactively address potential problem situations, reduce downtime and minimize costly repairs. Because they are no longer required to spend so much time on the road, field personnel are able to plan their schedules more efficiently.

Communication

Increasingly, data and voice communication is required between the remote locations and head offices to report on work status, dispatch supplies and repairs, report on-site emergencies, and transfer of geophysical data. The wireless solution that is used for SCADA can also be used for data and voice communication. Utilizing the network for Internet access, email, voice-over IP and database access can improve the decision-making abilities of the company and personnel in the field. This can save hundreds of hours, increase productivity and safety of workers in the field and provides the company with a competitive edge.

Security

Today organizations are striving to improve their security to protect critical infrastructure at the well site. Especially for companies with foreign production operations, it has become the norm for the oil and gas industry to heavily protect its assets and personnel from the risk of sabotage or even terrorism by keeping a constant eye on production facilities, especially if these facilities are remote. Broadband wireless technology products from EION provide oil and gas companies with solutions for remote surveillance and security. EION’s solution allows an unlimited number of video surveillance cameras to be deployed quickly, easily and cost-effectively in a new or expanded security system. This system can now deliver high-resolution, real-time video from remotely controlled security cameras to your central security office.

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Oil & Gas Products

StarPlus - 3 GHz

3.3-3.8 GHz MIMO Outdoor Base Station

StarPlus 3Gig is designed for fixed service provider and mission critical enterprise applications in the 3.x GHz licensed bands. The product is available in fixed point-to-multipoint or point-to-point topologies.

StarPlus 3Gig can be deployed in the North American 3.65 GHz lightly licensed band, or is configurable anywhere from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz for use in licensed bands worldwide. With channel sizes of 5, 10, 20 and 40 MHz the StarPlus 3Gig is capable of over the air data rates of up to 300 Mbps. By combining EION’s TrustLink™ Technology with MIMO operation, the StarPlus delivers truly unbeatable performance for the delivery of bandwidth intensive multimedia data.


StarPlus - 5 GHZ

HIGH-CAPACITY OUTDOOR MIMO WIRELESS PLATFORM FEATURING TRUSTLINK TECHNOLOGY

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps. 

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.


 

StarAccess WiFi

WiFi Coverage, Everywhere

High-powered family of dual-band 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi Access Points for ubiquitous coverage at data rates up to 300 Mbps. StarAccess integrates with StarPlus for seamless backhaul.

Key Product Features
  • Outdoor/Indoor APa support dual-band operation in 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz.

  • Support for IEEE802.11a/b/g/n client devices - up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio.

  • Dual-polarity MIMO (Multiple-In/Multiple Out) antenna with high receive sensitivity. Capable

  • of more than 3 km of WiFi coverage.

  • Ethernet bridging at Gigabit speeds to StarPlus for flexible backhaul options.

  • Variety of antenna options: SISO/MIMO in 60°, 90°,120° and 360° (Omni).

  • Total 8 SSIDs - Enable operators to create tiered services to different user or traffic types.

  • Remote software upgradable.

  • Ruggedized outdoor enclosure, IP67 option available for operation in harsh environmental conditions


Tunnel WiFi

Outdoor WiFi for Underground Coverage

EION Tunnel WiFi is an outdoor 802.11 WiFi hotspot designed for optimal coverage inside tunnels and underground locations. The innovative helical antenna signal pattern provides exceptional coverage through the tunnel without wasting power. Typically due to reflections in tunnels such as an underpass, campus tunnel or subway station, the wireless signal is attenuated. In EION Tunnel WiFi, the reflections in fact help propagation by strengthening the signal. Additionally the circular polarization of the integrated antenna means that end user devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets do not need to be ‘aimed’ at the Street WiFi access point.

Tunnel WiFi is ideal for deploying WiFi coverage to the following locations; underpasses, campus tunnels, mining, subway stations, elevator shafts, sewer systems or any confined spaces where traditional coverage models are inefficient or impractical.

The product is fully integrated for simple outdoor installation on a pole, wall or telephone pole or light standard. Tunnel WiFi variants are available in 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz or dual-band operation.


Network Management Systems

Constellation

The EION network management system, Constellation, provides full TMN architecture. The implementation is a three - tier architecture, based on SNMP v2, RMI, Java, JDBC and other open interfaces. This provides simple integration of Constellation into existing management and billing systems of the service providers or adaptation to the specific requirements of the environment.

3rd Party Tools

SNMP management is installed on a networked PC or workstation and enables a network administrator to remotely manage EION Wireless units. SNMP network management software is available commercially and as shareware.

EION’s wireless video surveillance solutions allow you to combine the reliability, freedom, and easy setup of new wireless technology with the flexibility, scalability, and cost savings of IP—for dependable video surveillance with exceptional performance.

EION’s wireless video surveillance solutions allow you to:
  • Combine benefits of both wireless and IP technology in a single solution

  • Conduct dependable and secure surveillance in virtually any setting

  • Deploy rapidly – sites can be installed and operational in as little as four hours

  • Operate a flexible network where cameras can be reconfigured as needs change

  • Add surveillance of mobile environments like trains and buses to your surveillance system

How EION’s wireless video surveillance solutions work:
  • Cameras capture video images in a format that is suitable for transmission over the IP network

  • The images are transmitted to a subscriber unit located near the monitored area

  • The subscriber unit wirelessly transmits the images to an access point device

  • The access point device relays the images over the Internet or private IP network to a control centre

  • Images can be monitored and stored on a server

How EION’s surveillance solutions help your organization:
  • Makes industrial facilities, property, and personnel more secure

  • Wireless technology reduces implementation and maintenance costs. No cost to bury cable or leased line charges.

  • Non Line of Sight (NLOS) capability; reduces total base stations required.

  • Protects investment in current and legacy equipment by allowing you to use your existing IP network for video surveillance

 

Safety & Security Products

Street WiFi

Outdoor WiFi for Coverage of Urban Streetscapes

EION Street WiFi is an outdoor 802.11 WiFi hotspot designed for optimal coverage of urban streetscapes. The innovative helical antenna signal pattern provides exceptional coverage along the street without wasting power. The circular polarization of the integrated antenna means that end user devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets do not need to be ‘aimed’ at the Street WiFi access point. 

Applications include outdoor WiFi coverage, municipal free-wifi zones, outdoor campus wifi for schools and hospitals, wifi hotspots in airports, trains stations and bus stations or when facing coverage design challenges with traditional omni-antenna based WiFi solutions. 

The product is fully integrated for simple outdoor installation on a pole, wall or telephone pole or light standard. Street WiFi variants are available in 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz or dual-band operation.


Tunnel WiFi

Outdoor WiFi for Underground Coverage

EION Tunnel WiFi is an outdoor 802.11 WiFi hotspot designed for optimal coverage inside tunnels and underground locations. The innovative helical antenna signal pattern provides exceptional coverage through the tunnel without wasting power. Typically due to reflections in tunnels such as an underpass, campus tunnel or subway station, the wireless signal is attenuated. In EION Tunnel WiFi, the reflections in fact help propagation by strengthening the signal. Additionally the circular polarization of the integrated antenna means that end user devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets do not need to be ‘aimed’ at the Street WiFi access point.

Tunnel WiFi is ideal for deploying WiFi coverage to the following locations; underpasses, campus tunnels, mining, subway stations, elevator shafts, sewer systems or any confined spaces where traditional coverage models are inefficient or impractical.

The product is fully integrated for simple outdoor installation on a pole, wall or telephone pole or light standard. Tunnel WiFi variants are available in 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz or dual-band operation.


 

StarPlus - 5 GHz

High-Capacity Outdoor MIMO Wireless Platform Featuring TrustLink Technology

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps. 

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.


StarPlus - 4 GHz

Broadband Wireless Security Platform for federal government agencies and military

The StarPlus 4 GHz product is designed for federal government agencies and military organizations to create a highly secure broadband wireless infrastructure. It ombines advanced OFDM technology with strong AES encryption to deliver breakthrough performance in the licensed NATO band.

StarPlus 4GHz can be deployed in 4.4 to 4.8 GHz licensed range for operation in the NATO frequency band with EION TrustLink™ Technology forsecurity and speed for Point-to-Point and Point-to Multipoint Topologies.


 

StarAccess WiFi

WiFi Coverage, Everywhere

High-powered family of dual-band 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi Access Points for ubiquitous coverage at data rates up to 300 Mbps. StarAccess integrates with StarPlus for seamless backhaul.

Key Product Features
  • Outdoor/Indoor APa support dual-band operation in 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz.

  • Support for IEEE802.11a/b/g/n client devices - up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio.

  • Dual-polarity MIMO (Multiple-In/Multiple Out) antenna with high receive sensitivity. Capable

  • of more than 3 km of WiFi coverage.

  • Ethernet bridging at Gigabit speeds to StarPlus for flexible backhaul options.

  • Variety of antenna options: SISO/MIMO in 60°, 90°,120° and 360° (Omni).

  • Total 8 SSIDs - Enable operators to create tiered services to different user or traffic types.

  • Remote software upgradable.

  • Ruggedized outdoor enclosure, IP67 option available for operation in harsh environmental conditions


Network Management Systems

Constellation

The EION network management system, Constellation, provides full TMN architecture. The implementation is a three - tier architecture, based on SNMP v2, RMI, Java, JDBC and other open interfaces. This provides simple integration of Constellation into existing management and billing systems of the service providers or adaptation to the specific requirements of the environment.

3rd Party Tools

SNMP management is installed on a networked PC or workstation and enables a network administrator to remotely manage EION Wireless units. SNMP network management software is available commercially and as shareware.

 

EION Wireless can perform the entire package of professional services ensuring timely and effective project implementation all the way from network conception and design to integration and service commissioning. The specific services required will be defined based on the specifics of the project. 

The core elements of our service offering include the following: 

  • Project management and project planning

  • Quality management

  • RF design and engineering services 

  • Base station installation and commissioning 

  • Backhaul network installation and commissioning 

  • Installation and commissioning of 802.16e core elements (ASN and CSN) 

  • End-to-end network test and service commissioning 

  • Training and Preparation

  • Network Optimization 

  • NOC and Field Operations in a commercial network 

  • Advanced Engineering Services to monitor network health and performance 

Advantages of EION Professional Services

  • Single point of responsibility with experienced engineers and managers who are in charge of the entire process EION Wireless’ in house experts for continuity and confidentiality

  • Dedicated experts for RF transmission, network engineering and field engineering

  • State-of-the art transmission and RF coverage tools for best network performance

  • In-house experts located at regional offices world-wide, with local knowledge

  • Close interaction with Wireless Integration and Deployment Services

  • Management personnel assigned at Planning continue with Deployment and Commissioning for best project continuity.

The key to a successful deployment and operation of a WiMAX network is expert design  and planning. EION Wireless experts can start with the business model consulting, and work through to a complete network design with clearly defined service and revenue specifications. The engineering staff at EION Wireless specializes in various disciplines to support expert planning and design such as RF Transmission Engineers, and Network and Systems Engineers. These specialists will design the physical network and select locations for all the equipment including the base station placement and coverage, backhaul and site construction needs.

System Engineers will design the network connections to the ASN Gateways and specify the CSN equipment, structure and settings for a complete end-to-end WiMAX system.

  • Proposal support, equipment definition, business modeling

  • WiMAX system RF design, transmission and traffic engineering

  • End-to-end network design and dimensioning

  • Site and path survey

  • Backhaul RF design, transmission engineering

  • NMS design and connectivity

 

We draw on our global network of engineering offices and factories to deliver engineering expertise and material to any WiMAX site in the world. With cost of transportation a rising expense in a network deployment, local or regional offices are used for material staging, testing and integration. Highly and certified experienced network engineers are used for all system provisioning and optimization projects. Expert program and project managers with local experience are selected to ensure successful turnkey deployments on time and on budget.

  • Program and project management

  • Site construction

  • System integration and factory acceptance testing

  • Field installation

  • Antenna installation and alignment

  • System testing, acceptance and commissioning

  • WiMAX system provisioning and customization

  • System acceptance

  • Coverage optimization (drive tests)

  • Network optimization and updating

Network Maintenance Services

EION Wireless provides industry–leading technical services and product warranty support using a global network of Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) that provide escalation for operational and technical issues. Factories and repair centers around the world handle repairs within their region, reducing turnaround time and shipping costs.All equipment delivered by EION Wireless can have its factory warranty extended or enhanced through Maintenance Level Agreements. EION’s flexible MLA’s contain uniquely tailored levels of support that provide affordable choices for network maintenance budgets and support philosophy. Network operators welcome advanced service offerings such as First Level Corrective Maintenance and Remote Monitoring Services as cost-efficient alternatives to using their own personnel.

  • Technical support services – worldwide TAC centers

  • Network and field support – with Tier II and Tier III escalation

  • Customer service, regional repair and return facilities

  • Maintenance Level Agreements – enhanced warranty support

Training Services

EION Wireless Training services offers training classes on the WiMAX standards and basic technology to get your network personnel ready to operate your WiMAX network from day one. Classes cover the base stations, backhaul, ASN gateways, CSN/AAA, and NMS.

  • RF Design Theory

  • EION Wireless product training

  • Transmission engineering and installation best practices

  • WiMAX ASN and CSN equipment

  • Supervisory/ Network Management systems

  • EION Reference Books Series

Star4G

Mobile 4G Broadband Solution

EION Wireless offers transformational 4G network solutions including end-to-end WiMAX access, IP backhaul, and mobile core technologies fully supported with a portfolio of professional lifecycle services.

The Star4G WiMAX platforms enable fixed, nomadic and mobile services based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 standards, and are positioned to help operators deliver highly competitive and innovative mobile broadband triple-play services for green field networks, or as an overlay onto existing services.

EION Wireless high-performance Star4G base stations, together with a rich variety of subscriber devices, are a pre-validated and tightly integrated suite of products that can be tailored to your business requirements. Since they are certified by the WiMAX Forum, interoperability with other devices can be incredibly straightforward.

With best-of-breed transmission performance and highly expandable coverage options, Star4G base stations are available in flexible, split-mount configurations supporting diversity or multiple-input-output (MIMO) antenna options.

The Star4G 16e portfolio of products is WiMAX Forum Network Working Group (NWG) Access Service Network (ASN) interoperable, with Quality of Service (QoS) and 802.1Q VLAN packet priority, supporting Voice over IP (VoIP), video and other multimedia applications.

  • Worldwide support for 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 3.5 and 3.6-3.8GHz frequency bands

  • Industry-standards compliant: Fixed/Nomadic/Mobile IEEE 802.16e-2005 with WiMAX Forum certification

  • Delivers full mobility and advanced Triple Play services, supported by end-to-end QoS

  • Rich portfolio of indoor non-line of sight (NLOS) and outdoor mounted subscriber units suited to match all deployment scenarios

  • High-performance transmission for best coverage and ARPU

  • Fully integrated into NetBoss XT and ProVision™ Management Systems portfolios

  • Fully supported by EION Wireless’ professional services for end-to-end WiMAX and 4G network design, deployment and management


StarPlus - 5 GHz

High-Capacity Outdoor MIMO Wireless Platform Featuring TrustLink Technology

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps. 

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.


StarPlus - 3 GHz

3.3-3.8 GHz MIMO Outdoor Base Station

StarPlus 3Gig is designed for fixed service provider and mission critical enterprise applications in the 3.x GHz licensed bands. The product is available in fixed point-to-multipoint or point-to-point topologies.

StarPlus 3Gig can be deployed in the North American 3.65 GHz lightly licensed band, or is configurable anywhere from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz for use in licensed bands worldwide. With channel sizes of 5, 10, 20 and 40 MHz the StarPlus 3Gig is capable of over the air data rates of up to 300 Mbps. By combining EION’s TrustLink™ Technology with MIMO operation, the StarPlus delivers truly unbeatable performance for the delivery of bandwidth intensive multimedia data.


StarPlus 4.9 & 5 GHz

HIGH-CAPACITY OUTDOOR MIMO WIRELESS PLATFORM FEATURING TRUSTLINK TECHNOLOGY

StarPlus is the next evolution of EION's popular LibraPlus product line redesigned to meet the needs of today's bandwidth hungry consumers. The StarPlus series of products is made up of base stations and cost effective subscriber stations capable of delivering throughputs of up to 300 Mbps.

Trustlink is a proprietary protocol developed by EION Wireless. TrustLink is specifically designed for high-throughput outdoor, multimedia rich applications. It provides several advantages for outdoor wireless communication that improve factors such as interference avoidance, spectral efficiency and wireless security and adds Quality of Service.


 

StarPlus - 4 GHz

Broadband Wireless Security Platform for federal government agencies and military

The StarPlus 4 GHz product is designed for federal government agencies and military organizations to create a highly secure broadband wireless infrastructure. It ombines advanced OFDM technology with strong AES encryption to deliver breakthrough performance in the licensed NATO band.

StarPlus 4GHz can be deployed in 4.4 to 4.8 GHz licensed range for operation in the NATO frequency band with EION TrustLink™ Technology forsecurity and speed for Point-to-Point and Point-to Multipoint Topologies.


 StarAccess WiFi

WiFi Coverage, Everywhere

High-powered family of dual-band 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi Access Points for ubiquitous coverage at data rates up to 300 Mbps. StarAccess integrates with StarPlus for seamless backhaul.

Key Product Features
  • Outdoor/Indoor APa support dual-band operation in 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz.

  • Support for IEEE802.11a/b/g/n client devices - up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio.

  • Dual-polarity MIMO (Multiple-In/Multiple Out) antenna with high receive sensitivity. Capable

  • of more than 3 km of WiFi coverage.

  • Ethernet bridging at Gigabit speeds to StarPlus for flexible backhaul options.

  • Variety of antenna options: SISO/MIMO in 60°, 90°,120° and 360° (Omni).

  • Total 8 SSIDs - Enable operators to create tiered services to different user or traffic types.

  • Remote software upgradable.

  • Ruggedized outdoor enclosure, IP67 option available for operation in harsh environmental conditions


Network Management Systems

Constellation

The EION network management system, Constellation, provides full TMN architecture. The implementation is a three - tier architecture, based on SNMP v2, RMI, Java, JDBC and other open interfaces. This provides simple integration of Constellation into existing management and billing systems of the service providers or adaptation to the specific requirements of the environment.

3rd Party Tools

SNMP management is installed on a networked PC or workstation and enables a network administrator to remotely manage EION Wireless units. SNMP network management software is available commercially and as shareware.

Harper government asks public servants to delete emails

The Conservative government is telling public servants to delete emails with no “business value,” possibly opening the door to the destruction of potentially valuable or embarrassing records, say critics.

By: Mike De Souza Ottawa Citizen Wed Aug 27 2014

OTTAWA—The Conservative government is telling public servants to delete emails with no “business value,” possibly opening the door to the destruction of potentially valuable records, say critics.

Employees must still preserve information as required by law, a government spokeswoman says, but instructions obtained by the Star show that employees were being told to delete some reference materials related to their work, including memos and copies of departmental documents. Several departments have issued the instructions in recent weeks to delete records as part of a new two-gigabyte limit imposed on email inboxes for all federal employees based on a new standard, introduced by the secretariat of Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

“Clean up your mailbox and delete everything of no business value,” said a recent message sent to Environment Canada employees this summer.

The Environment Canada message included a poster listing different categories of what could be deleted and what should be preserved.

Documents “approved by your manager” were among the records that the department told employees to save. But some business-related emails fell into a “transitory” category that also includes “messages from your friends” or an “invitation to a party.”

The Environment Canada poster described these as “transitory reference” materials — which could include memorandums, copies of government reports, or reference material for subsequent work. The poster, which identified memos with an image of a paper airplane, showed these types of “transitory” documents going into a trash can.

The NDP’s access to information critic, MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), slammed the instructions, warning that they might erase evidence of political interference or mistakes by managers prior to decisions on federal policies.

“We’ve seen many times where draft reports may contain very vital political information that could be changed, either through political interference or an attempt to whitewash an issue,” Angus said in an interview.

“I have great faith in Canada’s civil service, but I don’t have faith in the embedded political officers who are now operating throughout these departments to protect the rear ends of the ministers.”

The instructions could also lead to the elimination of records, including personal correspondence, that would otherwise be available to the public under the Access to Information Act.

A spokesman for Environment Canada told the Star that its employees were responsible for retaining all information of “business value.”

Environment Canada also told its employees in its internal message that they could take a 60-minute online course, offered by the Canada School of Public Service — a government-owned training school for civil servants — for guidance on what to preserve and what to delete.

The Treasury Board Secretariat, which oversees application of Canada’s access to information legislation, added that government information management policies haven’t changed and continue to “clearly outline employee responsibilities” for information of “business value.”

Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka) has touted the government’s record on transparency, noting that federal departments and agencies are releasing an increasing volume of documents in response to growth in requests made through access to information legislation.

But the union representing government professionals and scientists is skeptical about the new instructions.

“Given the current government’s track record, a red flag has to go up anytime our members are instructed to delete information,” said Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.

“Gathering, maintaining, and assessing evidence has become increasingly difficult under this government and its fondness for secrecy, which has led to muzzling of government scientists.”

The new limits on inboxes are part of a system-wide overhaul of government emails, that would convert 63 separate email systems into a single “@canada.ca” email address for all employees.

A consortium led by Bell Canada was awarded a seven-year contract, worth up to $400 million, to deliver this system.

Daviau said her union was also concerned that the government hasn’t considered using its own employees to manage the email restructuring. She warned that it means profit motives could be conflicting with what’s in the public interest. “In this case, it could certainly mean that a corporate bottom line decision undermines services and threatens accountability while the price to taxpayers goes up,” she told the Star.

The Treasury Board Secretariat wasn’t immediately able to say Tuesday who had recommended the new email management standard, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2014 and will be phased in over three years. It told the Star that someone set the two-gigabyte limit to “accommodate the significant variance in account sizes” across the government. Canada’s information watchdog said she wasn’t concerned about the government setting limits on the size of email inboxes as long as it creates systems to preserve “valuable information.”

“It’s important to note, however, that the right of access isn’t confined to information of business value,” said Josée Villeneuve, a spokeswoman for Suzanne Legault, the federal information commissioner. “It applies to all records in existence at the time an institution receives a request (for information), including transitory information.” In a recent report concluding an investigation into record-keeping of mobile text messages across the government, Legault noted that the right of access to government information is a “quasi-constitutional” right under existing legislation, and that it’s also protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression.

Huawei Has Made Canada Nervous for Years

September 2, 2014 // 04:01 PM EST Motherboard.ca

Two years after US officials slammed the Chinese telecom giant Huawei for its connection to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the company is looking to expand in the Canadian market, which is perceived as being friendlier than the US.

But two separate Canadian government memoranda from 2011 and 2012 obtained by Motherboard through the Access to Information Act suggest the Canadian federal government had reservations of its own about Huawei and internal talk to “harmonize” its national telecommunications infrastructure with its American allies.

The documents feature similar reservations to the aforementioned 2012 report from the US House Intelligence Committee: that Huawei's alleged ties to the PLA—and the hackers that work for it—present a security risk.

Both memos come from the Department of Public Safety, which oversees Canada’s spy agency, CSIS. The documents contain heavy redactions, but infer the government's interest surrounding the potential role of having the Chinese company, which the US government labelled a national security liability, involved in its own telecommunications infrastructure.

One heavily redacted draft of a memorandum from June 2012, classified as "TOP SECRET," examines the security of Canada's telecommunications infrastructure with regard to Huawei.

In the document, Lynda Clairmont, an assistant deputy minister of national security at the time of the memo, writes that her department provided the intel "as per your request." That indicates an interest from the ministerial level in light of media reports about the trustworthiness of Huawei.

"Recent media attention surrounding the participation of companies in the Canadian telecommunications sector such as Huawei," reads the memo with a redaction following,

"Have prompted questions about the overall security of Canadian telecommunications and its underlying infrastructures."

The memo cites Australia's decision to block Huawei from tendering contracts in the country's National Broadband Network as well.

Foreign governments and companies are increasingly taking steps to exert and gain control over this infrastructure to achieve their national security and economic objectives Clairmont also catalogues Huawei's presence within Canada after first establishing itself in Canadians markets in 2008. The company went on to provide radio access network equipment to Canadian telecom companies like Bell, Telus, Wind Mobile, and Sasktel, while receiving government funding from the province of Ontario and integrating some of its research into Canadian universities.

Under "Considerations," the top secret draft memo examines the global integration of technologies into computer equipment used in Canada. Though there's no explicit mentioning of the security risks involved with international suppliers, the breakdown of computer hardware is reminiscent of NSA slides detailing internal computer back channels used by the agency to spy on foreign citizens.

That's when heavy redactions in the memo begin. Indeed, Clairmont's "Next Steps" for the unnamed deputy minister were completely removed. After the above memo was initially sent, it was reported that the Harper government was considering banning Huawei from building Canadian government telecom infrastructure for national security reasons. But another memo authored by Clairmont from October 2011, this one classified as "SECRET," sheds more light on reservations Canadian government officials had for Huawei and their advice to the top levels of government formulating policy. Prepared as a briefing on the US decision to prohibit Huawei from building the interoperable wireless networks for American emergency responders, Clairmont maps out "possible implications for Canada."

Listed under "Considerations," Clairmont writes that global information infrastructure is "increasingly being perceived, by many countries, as a strategic economic and national security asset. Foreign governments and companies are increasingly taking steps to exert and gain control over this infrastructure to achieve their national security and economic objectives."

Following several redactions, Clairmont indicates that the government of Canada has been looking to reduce or remove "restrictions on foreign investment in the telecommunications sector," with such reforms allowing "greater foreign access to our telecommunications infrastructure and services."

Again, following yet more redactions, Clairmont states that Canada's ability to mitigate the potential dangers a foreign telco could have on Canadian digital infrastructures "is paramount."

Perhaps in the most telling passage in the document, Clairmont infers Canada should fall in line with its American counterparts and its perspective on the safety of emergency responder networks.

"As the US has prohibited Huawei from providing equipment for their first responders network and Canada is seeking to harmonize with the US for public safety use of telecommunications spectrum; it will be critical that Canada ensures its telecommunications infrastructure and networks are secure," she writes, followed by complete redactions of the remaining text in the document.

One of the heavily redacted documents I received from the government In light of the memos, I asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade whether or not the government is suspicious of Huawei's presence in Canada and if they took these reservations into diplomatic relations with the Chinese.

"The Government of Canada supports a prosperous and competitive telecommunications sector in Canada. A thriving telecommunications industry must be a safe and secure one," said department spokesperson Claude Rochon.

"Huawei is a foreign investor in Canada, with several research and development facilities across the country. Canada welcomes foreign direct investment that benefits our country," she said.

The insights into Canada's internal perspective on Huawei, an entity with a long list of detractors who suspect it of providing Chinese hackers with backdoor spying capabilities on its users, come after DFAIT Minister John Baird held a tête-à-tête with his Beijing counterpart over allegations the Chinese had been hacking Canadian scientific research. There's no denying the covert espionage between Canada and China likely continues behind the veneer of diplomatic meetings. And it's worth noting that many of the redactions made to the documents Motherboard obtained was withheld pursuant to sections "International Affairs," protecting government "buildings, structure or systems," and because the information constituted "advice or recommendations," all cited within the Access to Information Act.

In other words, it's clear that Canadian federal eyes have been fixed on Huawei before, current support for foreign investment notwithstanding.

Michael Daniel's Path to the White House

CyberSec Coordinator Tells Why Lack of Tech Know-How Helps

By Eric Chabrow, August 21, 2014. Follow Eric @GovInfoSecurity

Michael Daniel sees his lack of technical expertise in IT security as an asset in his job as White House cybersecurity coordinator.

"Being too down in the weeds at the technical level could actually be a little bit of a distraction," Daniel, a special assistant to the president, says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

"You can get enamored with the very detailed aspects of some of the technical solutions," he says. "And, particularly here at the White House ... the real issue is to look at the broad, strategic picture and the impact that technology will have."

Daniel came out of obscurity in the federal bureaucracy in May 2012 - he was serving as the intelligence branch chief at the White House Office of Management and Budget - when President Obama tapped him to replace the administration's first cybersecurity coordinator, Howard Schmidt (see Who Is Michael Daniel?).

In discussing his role, Daniel says understanding the economics and psychology of cybersecurity is a big challenge. "At a very fundamental level, cybersecurity isn't just about the technology but it's also about the economics of cybersecurity," he says. "Intruders get in through those holes that we know about that we could fix," he says. "The question is, 'Why don't we do that?' That clearly leads me to the conclusion that we really don't understand all of those economics and psychology [situations] well enough." In the interview, which was interrupted when he was called to the West Wing, Daniel discusses:

How his academic career and experience at OMB prepared him to become the president's top adviser on cybersecurity; The range of talents needed in government to boost the nation's cyberdefense; and His adeptness at martial arts - he holds a black belt - and how he applies that to cybersecurity.

Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from Princeton University, a master of public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a master in national resource planning degree from the National Defense University. After graduating from Princeton in 1992, Daniel took a job as a research assistant at the Southern Center for International Studies, a think tank in Atlanta. Upon receiving his master's degree from Harvard, he joined OMB as a program examiner in the operations and personnel branch, covering the Navy, Marine Corps and contingency operations programs. Cybersecurity Is A Severe And Growing Challenge For Government Contractors 8/26/2014 Eli Sugarman- Forbes.com

Government contractors are attractive targets for cyber attacks because the U.S. federal government – the largest producer, collector, consumer, and disseminator of data in the world – entrusts sensitive information to these private companies. This includes everything from national security secrets, to information on the nation’s military and critical infrastructure, to the personal information of all U.S. citizens and residents. If this makes you worried, don’t fret just yet. Washington is responding to the cyber threats against contractors by issuing laws, regulations, and standards that require contractors to take broad security measures to safeguard data. These regulations are tough, but protecting sensitive government information is critical to national security and the U.S. economy.

While contractors used to be responsible for protecting only classified data, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is now requiring strict measures to protect certain unclassified information, as well. In September, the DoD is scheduled to issue a new rule that requires defense contractors to report cybersecurity breaches and give the Pentagon access to their networks to investigate attacks. Intelligence community contractors are bracing for a similar new rule in late 2014 or early 2015.

In an interview, co-chair of the international law firm Covington & Burling’s government contracts practice Robert Nichols, stressed that “contractors of every size are being impacted by escalating regulatory requirements, and most contractors lack a robust cybersecurity program.” Start-ups are perhaps “the most vulnerable of all because few of them can afford the compliance costs,” according to Geoff Orazem, President of Eastern Foundry, a DC-based incubator for government contractors.

Cybersecurity is a particularly thorny issue for contractors because they face greater legal and commercial risk than other companies. Contractors must navigate a thicket of inconsistent rules and standards issued by different agencies that define key cybersecurity concepts in contradictory ways. They also face compliance obligations even though the Federal Government does not always clarify what specific cybersecurity safeguards are actually required to meet them. Emilian Papadopoulos, Chief of Staff at Good Harbor, a cyber-risk consultancy, emphasized in a phone interview that “it is critical for contractors to dedicate adequate resources towards and fully understand their cybersecurity responsibilities in light of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.” Failure to adhere to these vague requirements can result in stiff penalties that are more severe than those faced by a typical company. For example, the government may terminate a contract by default, withhold payment, and levy penalties. It may also use past cybersecurity compliance problems to penalize a company when it competes for future government contracts. Companies can even be suspended from all current contracts and barred from future ones for breach of cybersecurity obligations. Particularly egregious lapses in cyber hygiene can result in extensive civil liability under the False Claim Act. Moreover, contractors may also be required to flow down all cybersecurity safeguards to their sub-contractors, creating additional compliance costs. Orazem noted that “this will further increase costs for small contractors as they are forced to mirror each prime contractor’s compliance protocols and invest in the different systems each prime requires.” Although Target received extensive negative press, saw its stock fall in value, and fired its CEO a result of its 2013 cyber breach, it remained in business and did not lose significant market share. However, a government contractor that suffers a similar attack – after failing to follow government-mandated cybersecurity rules – could be forced out of business altogether.

Nichols stresses that “it’s difficult to exaggerate the business risks to contractors that do not take their cybersecurity obligations seriously and regularly update their compliance protocols.” Small and medium sized contractors are more vulnerable because they are more easily replaced than larger contractors on whom the federal government depends for numerous contracts. Nichols rightly points out, however, that “the U.S. government can cripple even a very large contractor” that fails to make cybersecurity a corporate priority. This threat is not merely theoretical. U.S. Investigations Services LLC (USIS), the main security background-check contractor to the federal government, recently discovered a cyber-attack on its corporate network that may have resulted in the theft of information of employees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS responded by advising its 240,000 employees to monitor their financial accounts for any problems – and by suspending much of its work with USIS. The Department of Defense will soon issue a new rule pursuant to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that requires cleared contractors (i.e. those with access to classified information) to rapidly report successful cyber-attacks against their computer systems and assist the Pentagon in investigating any such attacks. The rule will require covered contractors to provide the DoD information about the method of attack, a sample of any malware used (if identified), and a summary of any data compromised. It will also specify what type of access the contractor must give to the Pentagon to facilitate a forensic investigation of the incident. A similar rule that covers intelligence contractors is expected later this year or early 2015 pursuant to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

Several key details about these new rules are not yet known and may impose significant costs on companies. First, it is unclear what will constitute a network “penetration” that must be reported, if investigations of such breaches will be disclosed publicly, and whether unclassified computer systems (in addition to classified ones) are covered. Second, contractors are eager to know how long they will have to report successful network infiltration and how long they must retain information pertaining the attack; one existing regulation requires reporting within 72 hours of detecting an attack. Unclassified systems may well be covered given the expansive wording of laws that require the new rules, which would drastically increase the compliance burden for contractors. Papadopoulos suggests that “companies may find it more attractive to report breaches to government if this puts off their responsibility to disclose publicly, as sometimes happens today when law enforcement investigations are ongoing.”

Finally, it is unclear how much access hacked contractors must provide to the U.S. government in the course of the ensuing investigation. Will contractors be required to give government investigators partial network access and protect business data and personal information about employees, or will the government be empowered to physically take possession of affected hardware and remove it from contractor offices for detailed study?

Contractors must take seriously their cybersecurity obligations and accept that honoring them is a cost of doing business with the government. Defense and intelligence companies in particular must closely follow the ever-shifting regulatory landscape and put aside adequate cybersecurity compliance budgets. The U.S. government is serious about cybersecurity and is starting to crack down on contractors that do not have adequate security measures and compliance programs in place. Government contractors would be wise to make cybersecurity compliance a priority and invest accordingly.

CGI and Aon partner to provide cyber insurance risk assessment services for Finnish companies

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - CGI (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced that it is joining forces with insurance expert Aon to provide cyber insurance risk assessment services across Finland.

Cyber insurance enables organizations to insure their valuable intellectual capital and helps to protect themselves better against business and reputational risks. The insured asset is typically a mission-critical control system that, if crippled, may result in significant business damage. Cyber insurance also covers loss or damage in the case of industrial espionage, which happens when an outsider gains unauthorized access to confidential business plans or research results.

"Cyber insurance is becoming increasingly common in Finland because today's digital world involves new types of threats that are not covered by traditional insurance," said Jukka Jaakkola, a cyber insurance specialist at Aon. "In today's business environment, there are significant risks that threaten companies' information systems and the operations that depend on them. These can be protected by taking out a separate cyber insurance policy."

Cyber insurance prices and deductibles are partly determined on the basis of a risk assessment. In partnering with Aon, CGI will first perform a technical cyber security analysis for each client, which Aon will use to evaluate the client's business risks for insurance planning and tendering purposes. On the basis of this analysis, the client may decide to reduce its risks-and thus its insurance premiums-before the insurance tendering process by bridging its security gaps or improving control. "Investing in security usually pays itself back in reduced insurance costs," noted Jan Mickos, director of cybersecurity for CGI in Finland. "From the insurance company's viewpoint, a client company can reduce its risks by, for example, using a cybersecurity operations center that leverages the latest in technology and science to monitor the online security of multiple companies, improving their response readiness to exceptional situations. We have both commercial and government clients around the world, using this kind of service. We look forward to helping companies in Finland gain the same business advantages."

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

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EION Wireless Standing Offer to the Federal Government

NMSO Ref: M7594-131471/002/QD

Product:

Dual band (4.9 & 5.9GHz) point-to-point broadband wireless radios and accessories

Estimated value:

$6,000,000 (Six Million Canadian Dollars)

Manufacturer:

EION Inc. HQ: Ottawa, Canada

Authorized Agencies:

Any Canadian Federal government department, agency or Crown corporation listed in Schedules I, I.I, II, III, of the Financial Administration Act, R.S., 1985, c. F-11

Term Validity:

Until 30 April 2016 – renewable for another 2 years

Description:

EION broadband wireless point-to-point radios create a secure broadband wireless link between two locations. Equipment can span distances of up to 10 km with the included integrated antenna, or up to 50 km with optional external antennas.

 

 

 

Applications:

  • Leased Line Replacement
  • Building-to-Building Wireless Link
  • Voice Backhaul
  • RCMP/Public Safety Application
  • Perimeter Surveillance
  • Border security Wireless Network
  • Aviation Runway Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance Backhaul

 

Advantages of EION Broadband Wireless:

  • Single unit can be configured to operate in the unlicensed 5.x GHz band for general-purpose applications, or the 4.9 GHz band reserved for public safety and homeland security and border security deployments.
  • Ruggedized to meet high availability operational requirements for use anywhere in the country. Designed for reliable operation in all weather conditions and temperatures, EION equipment is deployed is some of the most demanding locations in the world.
  • Advanced protocols are enhanced with EION’s TrustLink™ technology for superior wireless performance and protection against interference.
  • Multi-layer cyber-security features to prevent eavesdropping and hacking from undesired intruders. StarPlus provides protection of over-the-air transmissions with 128-bit AES encryption at full line speed, upgradeable to AES-256. The rugged all-weather enclosure allows co-location on rooftops and masts limiting physical access.

Features:

  • Up to 300 Mbps over the air and 100Mbps and 150Mbps Net Throughput
  • TrustLink™ Technology provides unbeatable RF performance and interference mitigation capability in the unlicensed band.
  • AES-256 Encryption for payload and management
  • 5.x or 4.9 GHz operation
  • Optional GPS Module Sync
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet or 10/100/1000 Gigabit Interface
  • OFDM provides NLOS coverage in urban environments
  • 5, 10, 20 and 40 MHz Channel Sizes
  • SNMPv2 with proprietary MIBs
  • High Output Power for Increased Range

Product Photographs:

StarPlus PtP radio 4.9 & 5.8 GHz integrated front view showing integrated panel antenna:

StarPlus PtP radio 4.9 & 5.8 GHz connectorized front view with 2xNtype connectors:

StarPlus PtP radio 4.9 & 5.8 GHz connectorized rear view showing ethernet port, GPS sync port, vent plug and holes for mounting bracket:

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Products and Services Offered: In addition to the radios, our standing offer includes all the cabling, accessories, surge-protection and external antennas for extended range applications. For T1 backhaul applications optional E1/T1 over IP conversion equipment is available.

Full equipment specifications and datasheets are available on our website.

Where required, EION offers a full range of professional services including RF Link Planning, Network Planning, Installation and Advanced Technical Support Services.

 

 

1120-49-10-PW PtP radio 4.9 & 5.8 GHz integrated - StarPlus 1120-49 with integrated GPS
1120-49-10-PW PTP radio 4.9 & 5.8 GHz connectorized - StarPlus 1120-49 with Connectorized GPS
5300-58-00-PW High capacity 5.8 un-licensed connectorized - StarPlus 5300-58 with integrated GPS
9010-01-30-03 System management software - EION Constellation Management System
6010-0014 Cable 30cm LMR400 Ultra-Flex, Radio to Antenna Patch N(M)-N(M)
6010-0019 Cable 90cm LMR400 Ultra-Flex, Radio to Antenna Patch N(M)-N(M)
1220-0025 RF Surge Suppressor @ 5.8GHz
1220-0042 Surge Suppressor @ Ethernet MJ8-POE-B
EW-ALPU-PTP-M GbE PoE 92V Surge Protection
EW-ARC-PD5823B88 Flat panel antenna 23 dBi gain - Antenna 4.94-5.875 GHz 24/23dBi 8 Panel MIMO N-Type
EW-HG4958DP-30D 2 feet external dish 28 dB gain - Antenna 4.9-5.8 GHz 30 dBi 7 Parabolic MIMO N-Type
EW-HG4958DP-34D 4 feet external dish 32 dB gain - Antenna 4.9-5.8 GHz 34 dBi 6 Parabolic MIMO N-Type
EW-MA-WA56-DP20 Flat panel antenna 21 dBi gain - Antenna 4.9-5.875 GHz 21 dBi 12 Panel MIMO N-Type
EW-MT-446003-N Flat panel antenna 28 dBi gain - Antenna 4.9-5.925 GHz, 28 dBi Panel MIMO N-Type
EW-WRQFD6-52-N 6 foot external dish 36 dB gain - Antenna 5 GHz  37.3 dBi Dish MIMO N-Type
EW-300footcat5 300 foot cat5 cable - Cable 300 foot cat5 cable
EW-200footcat5 200 foot cat5 cable - Cable 200 foot cat5 cable
EW-100footcat5 100 foot cat5 cable - Cable 100 foot cat5 cable
EW-50footcat5 50 foot cat5 cable - Cable 50 foot cat5 cable
EW-25footcat5 25 foot cat5 cable - Cable 25 foot cat5 cable
EW-PB-cpack-1P Cable Pack for 1 port E1/T1 PacketBand 2m
EW-PB-cpack-4P Cable Pack for port E1/T1 PacketBand 2m
EW-PB-TDM-1AC-NA 1 Port T1/E1 CESoPSN unit

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