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Special Effects Tools from cebas Enable Major Movie Epic "2012"

2012 - The Movie

The boutique software company cebas Visual Technology Inc. created the highly advanced 3D special effects software that allowed the director of the upcoming movie epic “2012”, Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day”, “The Day After Tomorrow”), to “destroy” most of Los Angeles along with other well-known parts of the world. The $200 million blockbuster from Sony Pictures will have its worldwide release on November 12 and 13.

“This epic is a milestone for us and confirms our decision to move operations from Germany to the West Coast,” cebas CEO Edwin Braun said. “Now we are closer to our clients in the Vancouver film and interactive entertainment industries and in the same time zone as the Hollywood movie and San Francisco game production centers.”

cebas Destroys the World

The boutique software company cebas Visual Technology Inc. created the highly advanced 3D special effects software that allowed the director of the upcoming movie […]

Survivor, Amazing Race Designer Visits VITP

Alan BishopAlan Bishop, television show designer for the popular Survivor and Amazing Race series paid a visit to the Vancouver Island Technology Park today. Photo: (L to R) Alan Bishop, Dale Gann

Task Force, Committee to Lead Clean Energy Development in BC

Gordon CampbellThe Province will establish a Green Energy Advisory Task Force, as committed in the August 2009 throne speech, and a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Action and Clean Energy, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today at the Independent Power Producers of B.C. annual conference.

“Clean energy will be a cornerstone of B.C.’s climate action plan that will create jobs, support families and generate new economic activity throughout British Columbia,” said Premier Campbell. “This task force and the new committee will ensure B.C. remains a leader in clean and renewable energy by developing our resources, maximizing our opportunities and establishing our potential as the supplier of choice for clean power.”

EDS Advanced Solutions Named One of BC's Top Employers

EDS Advanced Solutions Inc (EAS), a subsidiary of EDS Canada Corp., a member of HP Enterprise Services, today announced it has been […]

Formula One Circuit Goes Solar with Carmanah Technologies

Carmanah Technologies

This fall, the world of motorsport will celebrate a spectacular new venue when the first Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place on Yaz Island from October 30th to November 1st. Combining world-class luxury and cutting-edge innovation, the Yas Marine Circuit also incorporates solar-LED lighting technology from Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH), provided by Carmanah’s authorized distributor in the Middle East, PTL SOLAR.

Designed to perform reliably in some of the world’s most challenging environments, Carmanah’s solar-LED obstruction lights are compact, durable and self-contained, making them a suitable choice for a range of applications — whether helping to mark a sweltering airfield runway, a frozen navigational buoy, or obstructions along a busy roadway. For this application, one hundred Carmanah 600-series lights will help mark potential hazards to ground and air traffic including towers, lamp standards and obstructions along the YAS Marina Circuit’s trackside. Other Carmanah solar-LED technology at this location includes two internally illuminated windsocks, designed to accommodate round-the-clock helicopter service.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust Awards New Contract

PORTLAND, Oregon, October 16, 2009 – Oregon Wave Energy Trust recently awarded JASCO Applied Sciences – a leading company in the areas of […]

Times Colonist Reports: Engaged workers is good business

EDS Advanced Solutions

Jim Hamilton doesn’t mind the joke that it’s a wonder any work gets done at EDS Advanced Solutions.

In fact, the president of the IT firm, a division of HP Enterprise Services, suggests just being able to make the joke is actually good for business because the firm offers a variety of seemingly non-work-related perks to its employees.

It certainly helped EDS get recognized as one of the province’s top 55 employers in a survey done by Mediacorp Canada.

“We believe that getting engaged employees, employees who really enjoy what they are doing, enjoy where they are working makes a huge difference in terms of their performance and the way they treat the clients,” said Hamilton.

“If they are happy our clients seem to be happy.”

And that leads to a healthy bottom line. “(Being recognized) has been a great vindication, … it really does confirm we are on the right track,” Hamilton said. “One of our top three objectives for this year was to make [EDS] a great place to work. It was right up there with making our financials and delivering great service to our clients.”

Times Colonist Reports: UVic Professor shares entrepreneurship award

Brad Buckham

The University of Victoria’s Brad Buckham shared honours with tech entrepreneur and academic Gerri Sinclair yesterday in the first entrepreneurship fellow awards to be granted by the British Columbia Innovation Council.

Buckham, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria, leads the West Coast Wave collaboration program, which is studying wave energy potential off the west coast Vancouver Island, and he is co-inventor of the SyncWave Power Resonator that harnesses wave energy for sustainable power generation.

Vigil Health Secures $770 Thousand Sale

Vigil Health Solutions Inc. (“Vigil”), is pleased to announce receipt of a signed contract for $770 thousand from a leading North American […]