August 9, 2012
Vitasound amplifies sales
Vitasound, within the Trivaris family of companies at McMaster Innovation Park, has made a foray into the retail market with its innovative hearing aid device, the neurocompensator…..Read More.
August 7, 2012
Canadian small businesses go for the gold in London
While all the attention is focused on the athletes, many small businesses are also capitalizing on the 2012 Olympics. Here are four Canadian firms that are also playing, and cashing in on, the Games…..Read More.
August 1, 2012
Hamilton’s Pictorvision Caught ‘Queen’ in Olympic Flight
A Hamilton company was behind the most talked about segment of the opening ceremony to the London Olympics. Pictorvision, a division of PV Labs, which is based at the McMaster Innovation Park, provided the stabilized aerial camera and the crew that filmed a helicopter zooming under the Tower Bridge on its way from Buckingham Palace to Olympic Stadium….Read More.
June 14, 2012
Hamilton Company Partners with City in Traffic Management Project
It’s technology used by the military and in blockbuster Hollywood films. And it’s developed right here in Hamilton. Now, the City of Hamilton has embarked on a pilot project with local technology company PV Labs to track traffic data in a new, innovative way. The Divinus, a high-resolution camera in the range of 100 megapixels, is attached to a plane and has captured aerial images around the city of Hamilton…Read More.
June 13, 2012
Hamilton has a ‘phenomenal opportunity’: Chamberlain
Achievements In Film Honoured With Scientific And Technical Awards
Ontario’s innovative film industry is being recognized internationally, with two Ontario teams presented with awards at the annual Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards presentation held February 11, 2012.
Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt of Toronto-based Side Effects Software won the Technical Achievement Award for their software that improves rendering of digital special effects such as smoke and clouds. The Ontario-made software has been used in a number of recent blockbusters, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Puss in Boots.
Michael Lewis, Michael Vellekoop, Raigo Alas and Greg Marsden of Hamilton-based PV Labs received a Scientific and Engineering Award for the development of a camera mount that provides more stable images when filming scenes from a helicopter. The technology has already been used in several Hollywood blockbusters, including The Hangover 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.
Supporting made-in-Ontario technology is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to strengthen the economy and create more jobs for Ontario families.
January 19, 2012
Award to recognize science & engineering contribution to the motion picture industry
PV Labs Inc., a leader in high-end image acquisition and analytics, is pleased to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® will honour the science and engineering accomplishment for the concept, design and…
August 24, 2011
Should Entrepreneurs Bet It All On The Billion Dollar Exit, Or Cash Out Small?
One of the most interesting discussions at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference was the debate between the “super angels” and VCs. No, I’m not referring to “AngelGate” or the question of which investor group squeezes entrepreneurs the…