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A+ Technologies
Web Site Design, Service Contracts, Hosting, Turn Key Ecommerce

Abacurial Information Management Consultants
Abacurial provides enterprise modelling expertise to clients wanting to know how information technology should support their operations. System and data modelling are used to scope, prioritise, plan, and resource projects. The project(s) may create an enterprise plan for the strategic use of information technology, create new systems, reengineer old systems, deploy a data warehouse or integrate a web presence.

ABC e-Learning Corporation
Full service Canadian e-Learning company that offers custom e-learning development, 1200 off-the-shelf courses, LCMS, LMS, Authoring and Webinar tools.

Internet services for business including intranets and network integration.

Aborg Computing
Provides small and medium-sized business with Web and e-mail solutions focused on delivering maximum ROI.

Absopulse Electronics Ltd.
Manufactures standard and custom power supplies including AC/DC & DC/DC converters, inverters, chargers, power systems in 19" rack, DC input backlight inverters.

ACA TMetrix
A leading supplier of test instruments and design tools in Canada. ACA TMetrix provides services and support for products that are manufactured by the world's leading instrument suppliers.

Acart Communications
Acart offers the complete range of integrated marketing services, including strategic planning, branding, advertising, graphic design, digital media, direct marketing and media planning/buying. We create inspired communications solutions that deliver results for our clients.

Accenture Inc. (Formerly Andersen Consulting)
Accenture Inc. is an international management and technology consulting organization whose mission is to help its clients' change to be more successful. The organization works with clients from every industry to integrate their people, processes, strategies, and technologies.

ACCESS Corporate Technologies (formerly Cerca Solutions)
Full service technology providers offering ASP consulting and implementation services, systems integration and application hosting for businesses.

Access to Creative Solutions
Risk analysis; Enviromental impact issues and assessment for products and projects; Training and documentation; Project management and organizational development; Technology evaluation and transfer; Project evaluation/monitoring services.

Accord Communications (a subsidiary of Cygnal Technologies)
Accord Communications provides design, professional services, implementation and management services to support your telecommunications infrastructure. This is accomplished via the full range of system platforms from Avaya, Cisco Systems, Syntegra, Spectralink, and Polycom. Accord is part of the Cygnal Technologies group of companies as a wholly owned subsidiary. Cygnal Technologies, a publicly traded company (TSE-CYN) is involved in advanced wired and wireless high speed networks. The Cygnal website is located at

Accurate offers a complete range of services to help meet your communications objectives, from strategic planning and public/media relations, to advertising and web design.

Accutech Computer Systems Ltd.
Develops and supports business systems on the IBM mid-range product line, primarily in the wholesale food distribution industry.

ACE Security Laminates International
Ottawa-based company that specializes in safety and security window laminate technology. Toll Free: 1-800-290-6512.

ACERRA Learning Inc.
A professional services firm focused on custom learning solutions and organizational development for public and private sectors.

Achilles Internet Ltd.
Achilles Internet Ltd. Provides Internet access, Servers, firewalls, Linux support and installations, security services and network installations and support.
Monitoring website's visibility, quality and security.

Acorn Partners
Merchant bankers to emerging firms.

ACT Teleconference Canada Inc.
Established in 1990, ACT Teleconferencing, Inc. is a leading independent worldwide provider of audio, video, and web-based conferencing products and services to corporations, educational organizations and governments worldwide. ACT is the only conferencing company with integrated global audio and video conferencing platforms that provide uniform international services, uniform billing, and local language services. The Company's headquarters are located in Denver, Colorado, with operations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, the U.K., and the U.S., and virtual locations in Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Poland and South Africa.

Actel Corp.
Creates developer software tools that assist in the design and verification of circuit, component and semiconductor products.

ActivCard Canada
Delivers the digital identity and electronic certification technology that is essential for next generation e-business communication and transactions. ActivCard solutions are designed for authenticating and managing the digital identities of employees, suppliers, partners, and customers accessing e-business resources online. Linked seamlessly to market leading systems supporting symmetric (SKI) or public key-based (PKI) authentication, data confidentiality and integrity, ActivCard is a key enabler of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) communication and commerce.

Active Components
Distributor of semi-conductors, passive components, tools, test equipment, data books, anti-static materials, etc. The company specializes in serving, OEMs, MROs, R&D, as well as the educational environment, students, and hobbyists.

ActiveSytems Inc.
Specializes in the development of document managing systems using SGML object databases, conversion of text and tables to electronic formats such as SGML, XML, HTML, PDF and FrameMaker.

Acuity Research Group Inc.
Provides market research services to companies developing new products or services and wishing to verify these products or services with the target market during the definition, development, and trial stage. The company's emphasis on quantitative techniques is valued by clients in the telecommunications and accessibility arenas.

ADAPTEK Systems Inc.
Assembler of its own line of microcomputers, reseller and integrator of other brand computer peripherals. They are a Microsoft Solutions Provider and authorized Gold Novell Reseller.

Design and installation of communications cabling and related infrastructures, free-space optics wireless system planning and installation, and multimedia distribution systems.

ADCOM Videoconferencing
A true pioneer in telecommunications since 1974, ADCOM provides the world's best virtual face-to-face communication solutions. Offering a complete range of professional conferencing products, peripherals and acclaimed high touch value-added services, ADCOM has the proven expertise to satisfy and exceed their customer's requirements.

ADDSecure.Net Inc.
An independent and impartial company that provides highly efficient and reasonably priced external security audits for Internet/Extranet servers and workstations.

Adeptron Technologies Corporation
Providing a broad range of Electronic Manufacturing Services . Strategically located in Ottawa and Toronto, Adeptron efficiently supports Printed Circuit Board Assembly , production box build , custom cable and pressfit backplane assembly.

ADGA Group
Providing Management Consulting, Engineering and Information Technology services to Government of Canada and private sector clients. Solid track record in the areas of systems engineering, computer-based training, project management, technical support and IT security services. Certified ISO 9001.

Adherex Technologies Inc.
Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX:AHX) is a biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cancer therapeutics and a pioneering tumor vascular targeting platform. The Corporation has four innovative products in clinical development, all of which are targeted to unmet medical needs using independent but complementary strategies. The Corporation also has several preclinical product candidates, a rich product pipeline that distinguishes Adherex from other small and mid-cap pharmaceutical organizations.

Aditso Inc.
Offers a wide range of informatics services to Government and Private Sector, focusing on systems analysis, IT solutions delivery and Project Management work.

Adobe Systems (formerly Accelio/Jetform Corporation)
Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe's revenue in the last fiscal year exceeded $1 billion. For more information about Adobe, visit

Advance Network Service Corporation (ADVNet)
To provide professional high quality technology services at a cost efficient rate for the development and network management. Presently we focus on High Speed and Dial up internet, Long distance in Ontario, Off site data backups, printing, computer sales, computer maintenance, software consulting, and computer software and hardware training courses. Toll Free: 1 (866) 834-6154.

Advanced Bioelectric Corporation (AB)
A biomedical products company with leading-edge cardiac monitoring electrode technology that represents a major change in how electro-cardiography (ECG) is done in the fitness, telemedicine/telehealth and reassurance markets. The technology eliminates the restrictive, gel-based skin contact electrodes currently used.

Advanced Engine Technology Ltd
R&D: diesel engine/fuel/combustion & electricity generation. Manufacturing: instrumentation- petroleum/regulatory areas, small diesel engines, generator sets-business/home & search/rescue.

Advanced Global Networks Ltd.
Provides cost reduced manufacturing solutions for Canadian customers through the use of affiliated ISO9000 Asian vendors.

Advanced Software Concepts (ASC)
Advanced Software Concepts (ASC) provides customizable, web-based Enterprise Contract Management software solutions that automate the entire contract life cycle and centralize contract data and signed contract images in a single repository. ASC's patented document bar coding engine, integrated with a centralized Content Management Framework, offers significant productivity, compliance, and governance benefits. ASC's products, professional services, and managed ASP solutions are targeted to the Telecommunications, Financial Services, and Government market segments. ASC is ISO 9001:2000 registered.

Advanced Systems Management Group (ASMG)
Canadian technology company based in Ottawa. The company delivers innovative trusted information exchange architectures and products for Homeland Security, Critical Information Exchange, Military C4I environments, and businesses which have to operate under privacy or security constraints, based on reconfigurable exchange policies.

AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada)
Design and engineering of CANDU nuclear power sectors and research reactors. Marketing and sales of CANDU and research reactors, as well as construction, project procurement and services management.

Aegera Oncology
A biotechnology company doing pionerring research in apoptosis control to develop drugs for cancer, specifically inducing cell death, and rescuing neurons from chemotherapeutic damage.

AEI Wireless Communications
AEI Wireless provides Secure, License Free, Network connectivity Equipment for point-to-point Ethernet, Voice and Video applications. Free Space Optics offer Ultra High Bandwidths with no frequency licensing or cost of Installing or leasing terrestrial fiber.

Aepos Technologies Corporation (Part of ADGA Group)
A prominent member of the IT Security Community, AEPOS provides consulting services to Government and private sector clients in the areas of threat/ risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, product validation support and critical information protection. Certified ISO 9001.

AeroMech Devices Limited
Developed a number of medical devices used in respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The company also designs and develops products of an electromechanical nature.

AFORE Solutions Inc.
A premier provider of R&D services including hardware, software, quality assurance and project management. Proven expertise in Telecom and GIS markets. Channel development services for emerging markets in Russia/CIS and China.

We are dedicated to providing scientific and regulatory consulting expertise to government departments and agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, and producer groups and associations in the area of agricultural biotechnology.

Agere Systems Canada
Premier provider of advanced integrated circuit solutions that access, move and store network information. Serving leading PC manufacturers, wireless terminal providers, network equipment suppliers and hard-disk providers. Both sales and development organizations are represented in the Ottawa office.

Agilent Technologies Canada
From optical and wireless communications to disease and discovery research, Agilent delivers product and technology innovations that benefit millions. More than 20,000 test, measurement and monitoring devices, semiconductor products and chemical analysis tools help drive the communications and life sciences revolutions that transform the modern world.

Agnitio Networks Inc.
Integrated internet solutions, voice/data services, carrier class facility, wireless broadband, co-location, managed services, custom developed mobile platforms, 2-way satellite

Agnovi Corporation
Provides leading edge technologies and related services to law enforcement and private security markets. Leading provider of investigative support software, X-Fire product line, Major Case Management Software.

Ahlea Systems Corp.
Ahlea Systems Corp. consists of two operating divisions; namely, the Open Systems Solutions division, and the Signal Processing Products and Services division. Ahlea's dedicated and highly-trained individuals aim to provide you with the most appropriate, innovative and complete open systems solutions to you networking problems.

Air Liquide Canada Inc.
Offering innovative solutions to customer challenges, the firm produces and markets industrial and specialty gases.

Air Navigation Data
Air Navigation Data focuses on providing Aeronautical Data Development tools and services to the aviation community. Air Navigation's objectives are to satisfy clients and customers, to be leaders in airspace design software and to build knowledge and competence in aviation technical fields.

Ajilon Consulting
Leading provider of IT services, managed services (outsourcing) and management consulting in the national capital region and across the country.

AJJA Information Technology Consultants Inc.
Celebrating 25 Years of Quality Service by providing expertise in project management, business analysis, technology architecture, customized development and quality assurance for IT applications

Akamina Technologies Inc
Akamina Technologies Inc. specializes in the development of custom real-time, embedded software. Our main focus is on the setup and use of open source tools to develop software to run on the Linux operating system. Our services span the range from system-wide consulting to device driver development to high-level application software development.

AKM Technology Inc.
The AKM Technology strives for excellence in the provision of services in Business Management and Information Technology Management for starting business and small to Medium business; we work with individual, organization and companies to achieve their ambition and objective.

Akran Networks
A complete systems integration company that offers full product procurement, implementation, support, training, data recovery. Expertise in local and wide area networks, video and satellite broadcasting oand conferencing, document imaging and mass storage and more.

AKSEL Solutions
Provides solutions for developers and end-users, from tools and mentoring to training and documentation.

Aksure Networks Corporation
Aksure (TM) is a software production company specializing in creating end-to-end (E-2-E) electronic business solutions. Based in Silicon Valley North, Aksure (TM) is rapidly gaining exposure as a company whose e-business models and integration capability are as important as the products they are developing.

Alacris Inc.
A developer of identity assurance management systems including idNexus, providing lifecycle management of advanced authentication technologies including certificates & smart cards for Windows environments. .

Albion Research Ltd.
Research, development, and consulting in the areas of Data Mining, Business Continuity Planning, Website Insecurity, and scientific/technical software.

Alborz Networks Inc.
Alborz is your collective suite of IT services providing complete services systems integration, network solutions, communications products and services tailored to your needs.

Alcatel Canada
Designs, manufactures and markets video, voice and data communications equipment for global networks.

Alcea Technologies Inc.
Delivers a broad base of information technology solutions that meets the needs of both clients and technology professionals.

Aleutian Corporation

Ali Institute of Technology (merged with Zcom)
Ali Institute of Technology is dedicated to provide the finest and personalized computer training services in today's industry as well into the millennium.

Allegro168 Inc.
Creating lasting impressions, engaging your customers, garnering respect for your brand -- these are just a few of the tasks our brand strategists undertake each day.

DataCom, Network & Telephone & MINI connectors & cables, including: jacks, plugs, adapters, USB, DIN, earphone, datalink, keystone, audio RCA jacks, D-Sub connector, SMD molded custom connectors, linecords, patch cables, sound/VCR cables, Jack Gang Assemblies, etc.

Allgorithms Inc.
Allgorithms distributes a wide variety of self paced computer training products.

Alliance TechPoint Inc.
Alliance TechPoint is a non-profit organization created in 1999 by technology-based companies established in the Outaouais. Its mission is to create synergy, promote and develop an infrastructure that is conducive to the development of the technology industry in the Outaouais, within the dynamics of the National Capital Region and establish and maintain links with Ottawa-based technology companies.

Allport Group Inc.
The patented Allport Methodology of community notification maximizes the potential of modern telephone networks to serve the growing demand for all hazard public alerting.

Allstream IT Services (formerly MONTAGE.DMC)
Offers Integration to companies who build competitive advantage by harnassing the power of the Internet. These services span a full range of business solutions within e Commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management.

Alstom Canada Inc., Power (Formerly ABB Air Pollution Control Division)
ALSTOM Power offers the broadest scope of power generation systems, equipment and services in the industry. This uniquely comprehensive capability enables us to provide our customers with the maximum of options and the most economical and environmentally friendly technologies.

Altera Ottawa Technology Center (OTC)
The Altera Ottawa Technology Center's optical networking experience combined with Altera's programmable logic leadership will create more powerful SOPC solutions for Altera's customers. The synergies created through this combination within the Ottawa Technology Center will further enhance Altera solutions targeting at the communications marketplace.

AlternateRealities Computers
Design and manufacturing of Linux servers, clusters and high performance networks for stand-alone and scaleable computing applications.

ALWEND Group (The)
Mission-Business growth through technology licencing. Services - analysis and evaluation of technology and intelligent property; licencing in and licencing out; negotiating.

Amcan Technologies Inc.
Designs, develops, manufactures and markets composite (i.e., Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)) and polyethylene plastic roto moulded special purpose shipping and storage containers, ideal for electronics, and communications.

AMG Logistics
Third party logistics provider. Currently on contract for Nortel, Ottawa.

AmikaNow! Corporation
AmikaNow! specializes in content analysis for email and unstructured content. The AmikaGuardianTM Server screens email by detecting the meaning of its content, blocking spam and ensuring compliance with corporate and regulatory policies for government, healthcare and financial customers. AmikaNow! Also offers high performance tools to automatically screen, categorize, summarize, and search.

AMITA Corporation
Core competencies in Project Management, Microsoft and Oracle technology expertise, can be provided on per diem or solution-based, business models. Helps clients in government and public security to connect, share information and use technology to do more.

AMK Networking Technologies Inc.
AMK is a professional services solution for all of your networking technology requirements: assistance, implementation, design, and education. Our AIDE philosophy enables you to leverage our expertise at any point from conception to reality. Our skills and knowledge are complemented by a strong commitment to personalized attention with a focus on professional integrity.

AMS Management Systems Canada Inc. (Subsidiary of AMS Inc.)
Global business and IT consulting firm whose customers are in the top public and private sectors. With deep industry experience and technical know-how in all levels of government and throughout the private sector, we deliver results that measurably improve business performance. Founded in 1970, AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, VA with 50 offices worldwide and its Canadian subsidiary is headquartered in Ottawa.

AMTEK Engineering Services Ltd. (AESL)
Provides engineering, technical and support services as well as research and development activities for land, air and marine material management, logistics and communications applications.

Andes Marketing International
Andes Marketing International (AMI) is a Canadian, Ottawa based marketing company dedicated to marketing state-of-the-art technologies and products worldwide. We do worldwide marketing of the best technologies and products in the areas of affordable energy, clean water supply, communications, and environmental cleanup. If you are a supplier of such technologies and products, AMI is the company that will put you on the map in far regions of the world and deliver the market hungry to buy your products.

Andras Consulting
Consulting; R&D funding assistance from gov't. sources

Andrie Nel Consulting Inc.
Canadian-based consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. Our principals bring over 40 years technology and government experience and are augmented by a seasoned team of business management consultants equally committed to getting results.

Androcom Interactive Media
Provides consulting and content development services, helping clients use interactive media to meet communications and training needs.

ANINO provides proven services to support your product and partnering strategies, building the business case and unique value proposition for your customers. With our industry leading 'virtual team' business model, ANINO Consultants work closely to enhance the established resources, to ensure accurate and timely deliverables. With a diverse customer base ANINO creates collateral content, demand creation programs, engages early adopter prospects and works within your business processes to ensure revenue growth.

Anixter Canada Inc.
Anixter Inc. is the world's leading distributor of data communication products and electrical wire and cable. Anixter customers benefit from the company's technical expertise and market specialization and have access to Best-in-Class products through Anixter's partnerships with the world's leading manufacturers.

Anjura Technology Corporation
One of the largest professional services firms in Eastern Canada-specializations include business process; IT solutions; and DNA software: STaCST.

Anritsu Electronics Ltd.
T&M solutions for wired & wireless communication systems incl. optical, microwave/RF, wireless, digital instruments for R&D, manufacturing, field test, maintenance. Entire wireless market with solutions for 802.11 WLAN, Bluetooth, mobile phone test incl. W-CDMA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000.

Anroco Inc.
Distributors for aerospace and industrical diagnostic equipment.

Ansen Corporation
Offers design, manufacturing and engineering services. Manufactures surface mount and through-hole printed circuit boards, and real-time x-ray systems for BGA/CSP inspection. Microelectronics R&D Center.

Anthony Macauley Associates
Provides financial management systems for government organizations. Integrates program, project, performance management, financial, procurement, asset tracking/capitalization, salary forecasting, and grants and contributions management.

Anvil Integrated Solutions Inc.
Computer Aided Design (CAD), computer consultant.

Apex Data Management Inc.
Develops proprietary data management and data protection technology, including it's enterprise data protection software, ApexDM and data storage vault ApexDV.

Apple Canada Inc.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970's with the Apple II. and re-invented the personal computer in the 1980's with the Macintosh. Apple is now committed to its original mission to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, business persons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

Applications Systems Group Inc. (ASG Inc.)
IM/IT Consulting firm.

Applied AI Systems Inc.
R&D in intelligent mobile robotics based on New AI (Subsumption Architecture, Evolutionary Robotics, Embodied Computation). Service robot applications.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC Canada
AMCC designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon solutions empowering intelligent, optical networks. The Company utilizes a combination of high-frequency analog, mixed-signal and digital design expertise coupled with system-level knowledge and multiple silicon process technologies to offer integrated circuit products that enable the transport of voice and data over fibre optics networks. AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the transport, switching, routing and storage of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver communications silicon and software for global wide area networks (WAN), Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) for storage area networks (SAN), and hardware and software solutions for high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID.

APPtastic Software Inc.
Apptastic Software stands for "Fantastic Applications" (since applications are another term for computer programs). Our goal at Apptastic Software is just that - to develop fantastic computer applications for you. We're dedicated to creating high quality productivity and entertainment software, backed up by friendly service.

Apption Software Corporation
Software engineering firm specialized in web and wireless technology, brings disciplined engineering practices and creative approach to the design of software systems. Services include the custom development of web applications, the integration of disparate software systems, and the extension of enterprise knowledge to the wireless domain.

APREL Laboratories
Fully accredited, independent research, consulting, engineering, training and certification laboratory. CE, FCC, IC, & other approvals. Expertise in electromagnetics, acoustics, wireless communications, accessibility and regulations, RF Safety (SAR).

Arbell International Corporation
Manufacturers of Arlink Modular Workstations, distributors of solder paste, bar, wire, circuit board rework and repair equipment, wire processing, material handling, static control, microscopes, thermal printing equipment.

Temperature controlled housings for outdoor electronics systems (wireless equipment), custom engineering for housing design and thermo-electric cooler applications.

ARC International (formerly Precise Software Technologies Inc.)
ARC International is an industry-leading developer of embedded solutions including: user-customizable, high-performance 32-bit RISC/DSP processor cores; integrated development tools; USB OTG and peripheral cores; and embedded software products such as RTOS, TCP/IP Stack, and others. Toll Free: 1-800-265-9833.

ARIMTEC International Inc.
Design, integration, implementation and support of complete document management solutions and services including imaging, archiving, workflow and fax server technology, internet, web-hosting, outsourcing, service bureau & e-commerce.

Armstrong Monitoring Corporation
Ottawa based ISO-9001 registered manufacturer of quality gas and liquid monitoring equipment, meets needs of industrial, research, environmental, health and safety, and commercial industries.

ARRAY Development (Canada) Inc.
Uses Web tools to restructure corporate mission critical applications in electronic commerce, transaction delivery of administrative services, extranet sites, online consultations and procurement.

Arrow Electronics, Inc
Distributor of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of solutions and services to the technology sector.

Artech Studios
Multimedia, games, simulations, animation and real time solutions for broadcast.

Artzooks Multimedia Inc.
Artzooks Multimedia Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company. It's website,, is a leading portal for royalty free stock photography, stock illustration and clip art.

ASAP-CD Solutions
In-house custom screen and digital printing with full graphics arts department. Fulfillment, large inventory of packaging solutions for all CD/DVD media. Desktop equipment sales for CD/DVD print and duplication.

ASCI Anderson Strategic Consulting Inc.
Consulting firm specializing in strategy, positioning and communications.

ASH Technology Marketing
Comprehensive strategic marketing services, exclusively to technology companies. Management mentoring. Market research, strategy & positioning. Competitive analysis. Branding, advertising, promotion & exhibits. Media, public & investor relations. Sales methodologies.

Ashton Informatics Inc.
Client/server software that addresses system and network planning; network and configuration workload characterization; evaluation of data distribution strategies; and life cycle costing.

AssetMetrix Inc.
AssetMetrix is a managed service for PC inventory and asset analysis. Using e-mail, LAN and/or disk, you can inventory and report on 250 hardware data points and over 100,000 software titles.

Associates Group of Companies
A technology recruiting consulting services company with a focus on contract and permanent positions in Systems Development, Application Support, Web/Intranet development and Outsourcing/Project Management.

Assurance Technologies Inc.
Provides consulting services in quality management, ISO9000, quality system design and implementation, assessments, process/system evaluation, improvement, re-engineering, configuration management to the IT/IM, software, manufacturing and service sectors.

Astec Components Limited
Represents both passive and semiconductor electromechanical manufacturers in Canada.

AstroCom Associates Inc.
Telecommunications and aerospace specialists that provide consulting services in the areas of fixed, mobile and broadcasting satellites, spectrum management and frequency allocation, and mobile data communications systems.

Atlantis Scientific Inc.
Specializes in products and services for data acquisition, radar remote sensing, image analysis and advanced signal processing applications and more.

Atomic Motion (formerly 3Net Media Corporation)
Atomic Motion is comprised of a group of developers who design, code, and manage some of the largest and most successful websites in North America. We offer same day setup, personal service, a reliable network, and outstanding customer support that is always willing to go the extra mile to solve your website woes.

Atreus Systems
Software solutions for telecommunications service providers delivering new applications and services to commercial enterprise and residential markets. Toll Free: 800-764-5514

Atsana Corp.
Atsana is a leader in the development of fully programmable, low-power consuming multimedia processors for wireless devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and network cameras. Atsana is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in Silicon Valley, California and Taipei, Taiwan.

Attegra Inc.
Delivers web-based solutions that empower small to mid-sized organizations to manage and control their corporate information. Attegra products include AttegraXDMTM, software to access and manage documents worldwide, and AttegraRSMTM, an intuitive tool that allows organizations to manage all aspects of their website. Attegra's services team specializes in designing and building solutions to meet an organization's specific needs.

Audor Communications Inc. (ACI)
Designs and manufactures air traffic control systems for towers and area control centres. Manufactures flight data distribution systems, AFTN and extended range VHF systems.

Autodesk Canada
Helps businesses and government manage their assets cost-effectively in each stage of a project lifecycle. AUTOCAD Map is the standard for map creation and AUTODESK MapGuide delivers live GIS data directly to a web browser for instantaneous selection and GIS analysis. Autodesk's newest product, OnSite, is the first mobile technology to deliver enterprise asset management data to field technicians and engineers via handheld devices.

Automated Learning Corporation
Develops Web and LAN based training courses with a focus on workforce skills acquisition.

AutoSkill International Inc.
AutoSkill International Inc. delivers highly effective and scalable literacy intervention solutions. Working in conjunction with school and board level educators, AutoSkill has helped hundreds of thousands of struggling students to not only raise their test scores, but, more importantly, to build the basic reading and mathematical literacy skills that form the foundation for successful lives.

AUVINET is a privately held corporation whose vision is to be the industry leader in digital video surveillance and monitoring solutions. Our expertise extends to the development and application of digital imaging, data storage and networking technologies to create innovative new products that deliver the highest standards of quality and value.

Avalon Works IGS
Information Gateway Services (IGS) is an Internet Service Provider which operates in 18 locations across Canada. IGS Offers a range of services for both private individuals and corporate or business customers, including dialup Internet access, Web page hosting, virtual Web, Mail and FTP services, Web page design and CGI scripting.

Avatar Systems Consulting
Specializing in Systems Engineering and Software Development, Avatar provides professional engineering services using future-proof technology. Cost effective, efficient solutions are customized to each client's business.

Averna Technologies
One of the Canadian leaders in software design and system integration for test and measurement, data acquisition, control, production management and automation, Averna provides its clients with proven expertise in the creation of solutions in manufacturing, industrial, and scientific automation areas.

AVESTIN, Inc., is a manufacturer of high pressure homogenizers for the production of microemulsions, nanoparticles, liposomes, cell rupture, pigments, coatings and many other applications. AVESTIN also manufactures the LiposoFast line of low volume extruders for liposome formation.

Avnet Computer Marketing
Avnet offers a suite of technical and financial assessment services to ensure a company's IT infrastructure is highly-available, scalable, backed-up and secure, focusing on system consolidation, data management and protection, and network integration.

Avtech Electrosystems Ltd.
Manufacturer of pulse generators, laser diode drivers, and other test equipment.

Axentra Corporation (formerly OEone Corporation)
At Axentra, our main focus is to develop, manufacture and market Multifunction Server Appliances for the small office and home office (SOHO), business, and corporate markets. Axentra leverages its OEone Operating Environment to power its line of servers. In addition, Axentra and its partners offer solutions and integration services based on its OEone award winning Operating Environment and applications to the corporate market, system integrators, and OEMs.

Axis Capital Corporation (formerly StartingStartups LLP)
Axis Capital Corporation is an investment firm that invests in early stage information technology companies in Ontario.


B.J.Giles & Associates Ltd.
Computer systems & software development, integration, installation, training, support & maintenance. Applications include multimedia design, industrial management & control.

B.Mac (The Apple Superstore)
A leading reseller of Apple's Macintosh computers and peripherals, with a staff of highly qualified technicians performing service and training throughout Ontario and Quebec.

BabelFish Corporation
BabelFish brings together translation, localization, language training and business process optimization to ensure that you can do business anywhere, in any language.

The number one choice for advanced technology-based online activity management solutions that allow organizations to maintain the efficiency and integrity of their computer assets and IT infrastructure.

Banfield-Seguin Ltd.
Full-service marketing and communications agency that delivers strategy-driven creative - designed to always be on brand, and on target.

Bascon Control Technologies
Offers a full range of services that include: Controls systems, operations and maintenance, Mechanical systems, operations and maintenance, Air distribution systems, operations and maintenance, Installation of controls, air distribution and mechanical systems.

Base Multimedia Inc.
Industry leader in providing complete compact disc replication services. From conception to completion our highly trained staff and related affiliates will guide you through the manufacturing process resulting in a finished product you will be 100% satified with.

Baseline Communications Inc.
Corporate and broadcast video productions and multimedia program development. 3D animation, digital video editing, video and audio tape duplication, CD-ROM replication.

BasketFunds Corporation
With the BasketFunds Portfolio ManagerTM, we've created the best portfolio management system on the web today - one that will put that power directly in your hands.

Bates Project Management, Inc.
Bates provides a full range of project management services including project management consulting, delivery, assessment, methodology and training.

Baxter Group (The)
Using extensive industry experience, combined with a broad product mix, we can create the customized integrated solutions that best meet the client's Information Technology needs for products and services. Furthermore, The Baxter Group provides a comprehensive line of Tempest and Ruggedized workstation, notebook, server and networking products which comply wit NACSIM 5100A and Level II standards.

BayCADD Solutions Inc.
BayCADD has provided innovative and turnkey solutions for design, implementation, and management of telecomunications, broadband, and utility networks to Canadian service providers since 1994.

Baytek Systems
Experienced web and print designers helping small to medium organizations take full advantage of the web since 1994.

B-Con Engineering Inc.
Designer and Manufacturer of optics and photonic equipment. Manufacturer of master optics and optical molds for optic injection molding and optical replication. Diamond turning of aspheric surfaces, grinding and polishing of optics.

Manufactures electronic assemblies, plastics and mechanical components and assists qualified companies in manufacturing their product in Asia.

BDA Real Estate Services Inc.
Established 1992, BDA provides total turnkey program and project management services to the private and public sectors. We have been providing services exclusively to the technology sector since 1997.

BDP Business Data Services Ltd.
Provide business outsourcing solutions to federal and provincial governments, financial institutions, insurance companies and other Fortune 100 organizations.

BEA Systems Inc. (Formerly The Object People)
Our product line, TOPLink, bridges the gap between object and relational technology. TOP offers comprehensive education programs for object technology, Java, Smalltalk, IBM WebSphere, embedded Java, CORBA, and EJB. Our expert trainers and developers help Fortune 1000 clients deliver solutions for web-based, distributed, multi-tier and other enterprise applications.

BeaconWave Consulting
Provides consultation services: a) in the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Federal Program, as well as the infrastructure required to sustain eligibility SR&ED tax credits (in partnership with GreatTree Consulting) b) in the management of projects, product quality, service quality, supply chain, customer relations, processes and metrics.
Makes it easier for otherline or new line companies to get their name about. Also provides software that works with other systems or software.

Bedarra Corporation
Bedarra is a virtual corporation in the business of helping other companies grow and succeed. From embryonic concepts and emerging startups, to established businesses pursuing growth opportunities, Bedarra draws on a global network of management and technology experts to provide high-value constructive intervention in the early stages of business and product development.

Beeware Enterprises Inc.
"The Adventures of Johnny Beeware" uniquely deals with social issues for children through a combination of state of the art animation and media applications. Our educators and parents kits are a complete approach to influencing the Kindergarten to Grade 6 age group on such issues as bullying, abductions, nutrition & fitness, and multiculturalism.

Belair Networks
BelAir Networks is a wireless infrastructure supplier that provides advanced, multi-service, mobile networking solutions optimized for medium and large public and private cellular LAN networks.

Belnet Communications Inc.
Provides network connectivity design installation maintenance for secure wireless LAN's Man's and Wan's. Our wireless solution is unique and offers the world's only truly secure wireless connection (FIPPS Certified 140-2).

Berk PharmaVenture Capital Inc.
Venture Capital for Radiopharma. R & D. Provides seed capital & second round financing for R&D, within the pharmaceutical sector.

Bersoft Digital Inc.
Produces software to produce electronic publications.

Berwen/Huntley provides strategic advisory services to assist IT companies in positioning their products and services for the government market. Services include working with firms to develop their government sector strategy, guiding approaches to service offerings, approaches to effectively engage governments.

Beyond 20/20 Inc.
Beyond 20/20 is the market leader in developing software for data dissemination, analysis and visualization. Beyond 20/20's extensive family of desktop and Internet-based software products empowers end-users to process and analyze data quickly and cost-effectively. Beyond 20/20 offers a unique feature set, outstanding speed and ease-of-use. Beyond 20/20 is used by the world's largest statistical agencies, international organizations and corporations. Customers include the OECD, US Census Bureau, STAT-USA, Statistics Canada, CIBC Insurance, Moody's Investors and many others.

Beyond the Source Inc.
Our areas of expertise include: business planning & positioning; requirements definition, business case analysis & return on investment justification; information/knowledge/content management techniques & tools; Web site/portal planning, development & integration; process engineering & redesign; and project management/workshop facilitation.

BGA Inc. (Belanger Guy & Associates) BGA is a group of specialists offering (bilingual) services in mergers & acquisitions, technology transfers, private and public financing (including asset based lease financing), marketing, strategic business and international marketing assessments to enterprises with a high technology business orientation.

BHRC - Biotechnology Human Resources Council In cooperation with all stakeholders, BHRC designs, distributes and promotes programs and services of value to Canada's biotechnology industry for attracting, developing and retaining a highly-skilled Canadian workforce essential for its sustainable growth and international competitiveness.

BINOMIAL International Inc. Specializes in business disaster recovery planning using its Phoenix software to produce recovery plans. The firm also consults and conducts seminars in recovery planning.

BioDentity Corporation A market leader in the design, development, manufacturing and deployment of advanced face biometric technology and solutions.

Biomation Biomation is a distribution and manufacturers representative working with several key European and American manufacturers of advanced instrumentation products. The company specializes in medical instrumentation and radiation monitoring systems.

BioMedical Industry Group Inc. Technical services to healthcare providers, product development and prototype services, production and contract manufacturing management.

BioProducts Canada Inc. Industry-led, not-for-profit coalition funded by the private and public sectors. Identifies the market demand for products needed now and in the future. Resulting in funding, research and commercialization of bio-based products sourced from the agriculture, forestry and aquaculture sectors.

BioSafety Consulting Consulting in biosafety (microbiology), laboratory biosafety, containment, design, protocols, training and safety audits.

BiR Consulting Inc. Delivers IT Services. Provides qualified consultants or teams to assist in implementing successful IT/IM projects that satisfy the clients' needs and meet the technical requirements. Services include project management, system development, implementation, support and IT infrastructure for mainframe, PC/Lan and Internet/Intranet applications. Also provides Integrated Information Knowledge Management for Records Management, Document Management, CRM, BI, e-mail and e-portfolios.

Bird McCuaig Russell
Law Office

BirdDog Design
Specializes in projects ranging from advertising to graphic design and from new media to 3 dimensional installations.

BitFlash Inc.

Offers standards-based software for wireless multimedia messaging. Mobile SVG-based solutions are used by device manufacturers, content creations, wireless carriers, infrastructure solution vendors and handset manufacturers to create, deliver and predictably render visually-rich information and entertainment content.

bitHeads Inc.
bitHeads, inc. is a technology company specializing in custom software development, object-oriented consulting, technology training, project audits and in-house commercial product development.

Biz ProExcellence Team Inc.
Provides Consulting and Training Services Integrating Business Performance with International Standards for the Aerospace, Telecommunications, Environmental, Software, Laboratory, Automotive, and FDA Regulated Industries.

Biztecs Canada Inc.
Management Consulting and International Business Development. Specializing in Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, and Change Management. ERP systems design and evaluation.

Black Coral Inc.
Provides Situational Awareness tools, Systems Integration, Operations Centers , Mobile Command and Data Centers and SATCOM Solutions Integration and integrates them with your existing infrastructure.

E-commerce, corporate, informational Web sites; interactive media and print designers.

Blackline Systems Corporation
Engineering advanced networking technology solutions for voice and data communications including hardware and software. Provides network integration, designs and implements hardware and software for communication systems.

Blue Steel Technology Inc.
Developed a proprietary software integration technology that operates at the kernel level of heterogeneous operating systems. One of the most powerful applications of this unique technology is Security Software Product, MASTIFF.

Blueair Networks
Blueair Networks core competencies are in developing real time communication technology and in deep supply chain domain expertise. Blueair foresaw the value in Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) for its target market and has been developing and marketing applications that take advantage of this new real time communications paradigm. Blueair delivers a highly contextual and dynamic framework for ranking and searching for people across an online community. We refer to this as relevance. Relevance results from a continuous process of automatically formulating communities from existing data and transactions and then dynamically and contextually grouping and ranking these people within the community.

Bluedrop Performance Learning (formerly ZeddComm)
Bluedrop Performance Learning (formerly ZeddComm), is a Human Performance Improvement consulting and development firm. They leverage their experience in e-learning, traditional training and blended learning to provide results that address their clients organizational objectives.

BMT Fleet Technology Limited
Software assists design and prediction of ship performance. ShipmoPC calculates ship motions and loading in seas. SHAFTKIT analyses marine shaft line. Conceptual design of ships, selection of buoy mooring systems, managing roadway de-icing strategies.

BMV Optical Technologies Inc.
Manufacturer of optical components for research, telecom and industrial applications.

BOLDstreet Wireless Internet
BOLDstreet is the first national "wireless internet service provider" in Canada. BOLDstreet uses proven, industry-standard (802.11b) technology to provide high-speed Internet access in select public-access locations (HOTspots). Toll Free: 1 (877) 613-9555.

Bookham Technology - Ottawa Office
One of the world's largest manufacturers of components modules and subsystems for optical networks.

A Web development and public relations company.

Bosik Technololgies (acquired by Vanguard Response Systems)
BOSIK's qualified team of professional engineers, designers and technicians offers a wide range of services to clients including development of specialized equipment from conceptual design through to construction and commissioning. Other services include testing in ballistics, bird impact and flight data recorders.

Braebon Medical Corporation
Creates medical products that meet the needs of the clinician and the patient. The MediPalm Family of Recorders is the next generation in Ambulatory and Bedside digital Polysomnography. Toll Free: 1-888-462-4841.

Brainhunter (Sirius Consulting Group Inc. and InBusiness Solutions Inc.)
A leading IT professional services supplier offering solutions and services across all technologies for business and financial applications, E-services; specializing e-business, business intelligence, and software development. Active supplier of e-business solutions and IT services to government and industry in Canada and the United States.

Branham Group Inc.
An international "Go-to-Market" consulting firm that helps information technology companies achieve market success. Assisting companies in three critical areas - Planning, Marketing and Partnering.

BrazeauSeller, LLP
Law firm with expertise and understanding of the legal issues surrounding hardware, software and internet-based technologies and enterprises.

BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions (formerly Ridgeway Research Group)
Global provider of full range of electronics manufacturing services including design, process and test engineering (designing and developing software applications for product testing), manufacturing, systems integration distribution and repair.

Bridgetech Systems Inc.
A service-based systems integrator specializing in Novell, Microsoft Windows NT, Oracle Financial Solutions and Internet Connectivity Solutions.

Bridgewater Systems Corporation
Delivers solutions that help Service Providers enable IP data services and centrally control subscriber access across all networks types (CDMA2000, GPRS, DSL, Dial, Wi-Fi).

Brightwell Technologies Inc.
Technology development company whose goal is to apply innovations in optical and imaging technology to develop innovative particle analysis solutions for environmental and other industries.

Brogan Inc.
Provides strategic advice, analysis, information and data to the pharmaceutical industry, insurers, government, and others involved in the delivery of health care.

ISO 9001 registered company providing consulting engineering and management services that are complementary to its capabilities in development and manufacturing of products for the health care and telecommunications markets. To arrive at innovative solutions, the company draws on the expertise of more than twenty associates, including engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, economists, behavioural scientists, computer scientists and technologists. The associates are experienced in systems engineering, industrial design, equipment design, research and development, human engineering, manufacturing, statistics and methodology. The joint development of more than 10 commercially available products testifies to the company's ability to focus this wide base of technical knowledge into applications for services and products.

BTI Photonic Systems Inc.
A recognized leader in the development and manufacture of innovative optical link systems for the photonic transport layer.

Build the Board Canada Inc.
Provides online and personalized resources (people, tools & information) helping companies accelerate their growth and helping management and board members to develop good corporate governance and maximized their contribution.

Burnsco Technologies Inc.
Manufacturer of environmental test chambers to perform temperature and humidity tests. A service department provides service, maintenance, calibration, and refrigerant changeovers, to all makes. Chamber leasing and rental.

Burntsand Inc.
A North American Network Integration Company offering customers a suite of interoperability, full service intranet and communication security software, teamed with architecture and technical support services.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Financing, counselling, training and venture capital.

Business Objects
Business Objects is the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions. Business intelligence lets organizations access, analyze, and share information internally with employees and externally with customers, suppliers, and partners. It helps organizations improve operational efficiency, build profitable customer relationships, and develop differentiated product offerings.

ByteQuest Technologies Inc.
Develops and markets content management software that provides secure and instant access to content regardless of its format or where it is stored.

Byward Marketing Group Inc.
The Byward Marketing Group Inc. (BMG) is a fully integrated marketing solutions group working as, or alongside with, your marketing team. BMG has a unique skill of linking together the private and public sectors to create strategic based marketing solutions within the marketing mix. Our main focus is to supply local, national and international clientele with creative marcomm solutions to successively compete in today's highly competitive business environment.

Byward Network Security Inc.
Provide engineering, integration and support in the field of network security.


Offers complete networking implementation and administration as well as IBM Netfinity servers, laptops and desktop computer systems. Specialized offerings for the health care market, specifically Radiology and Pathology speech recognition solutions for hospitals and clinics.

CABiNET (Canadian Business Information Technology Network)
A consortium of established Ottawa-based IT product and services providers, formed to deliver integrated solutions to clients in Canada and abroad, through coordination of a wide range of members' IT specialties combined with extensive project and business experience.

CABLECOM International Network Cabling Inc.
Cablecom is a national supplier of network connectivity and physical installation services, including: voice & data cabling; ongoing network moves, adds & changes; physical network design; cable testing & documentation; cable management systems; scripted installations of network and desktop equipment; and on-call/maintenance services. Cablecom is a NORDX/CDT Certified System Vendor.

Caddex Inc.
Courseware and materials to teach AUTOCAD.

Cadence Design Systems (Canada) Ltd.
Cadence enables electronics companies to develop the new products that fuel their business. Cadence is the world's largest provider of electronic design automation (EDA) products and services. Our end-to-end solutions help computer, communication, and consumer electronics companies create high-performance systems and integrated circuits in the shortest possible time allowing our customers to get to market ahead of their competition. As the premier provider and innovator of front to back design solutions and infrastructure, Cadence is uniquely positioned as the design partner of choice for the worlds leading technology companies. Cadence is a global company with more than 5500 employees in over 30 locations and revenues of U$1.4 billion in 2002.

CADlink Technology Corporation
CADlink is an Ottawa based developer of graphics and production software for the sign, engraving, screen printing and digital printing markets, since 1988. Supporting 38 languages, Cadlink's products are sold through a world wide distribution system of distributors and VARs. More recently, Cadlink has developed e-commerce tools for online ordering and editing of graphic files for use in the industries we serve as well as technology to deploy legacy applications over the internet to remote users such as stay at home employees, customers and the general public.

Caduceon Environmental Laboratories (Camelot Location)
Full service analytical laboratory (accredited, certified by CAEAL/SCC) for air, water, soil, sediment and sludge samples. GEOPROBE drilling and lab services available.

Caduceon Environmental Laboratories (Holly Lane Location)
Full service analytical laboratory (accredited, certified by CAEAL/SCC) for air, water, soil, sediment and sludge samples. GEOPROBE drilling and lab services available.

Cal-Alta Web Designs
Designs website for business and personal use.

Calcamar Inc.
A leading developer of web-content extraction software that integrates with corporate portals and business intelligence applications.

Calesec & Associates Inc.
Consultants in the Technologies, materials and systems of secure documents. Specialising in assisting new companies develop markets. Perform adversarial analysis of documents for qualified clients. (Bank notes, Passports, ID cards, cheques etc. Offer techniques from high end documents to Brand and Product protection.

Delivering top-quality business and technology services to industry and government through the provision of staffing and outsourcing support.

Caliban Computing
Software development and consulting company.

Callisto Media Systems Inc.
Provides practical, cost-effective systems for ingesting, managing, storing and delivering digital media for applications including Education, Medical, Entertainment, Media Asset Management (MAM) and Content Delivery Services (satellite and terrestrial).

Calnan and Associates
Develop leadership skills through application of "The Leadership Practicum."

Camcor Industries Ltd.
Precision machine shop, machining specialized components for medical and high technology industry. Joint product development of machined medical components.

CAMLI Corporation
Distributor of educational and language software to schools, colleges, universities and government offices and private individuals.

Cam-Pro Cal-Tek
Involved in the sale and service of computer and microfilm equipment and plotting supplies, small microfilm (microfiche) storage devices.

CAM-TAG Industries Inc.
A "build to print" manufacturer, machine shop and assembly facility. Manufactures high strength structural components, landing gear, helicopter rotor hubs, sub assemblies and assemblies for the aircraft, military and nuclear industry.

Canada Post International Ltd.

Canada Revenue Agency SR&ED Division
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes. The SR&ED program is the largest single source of federal government support for industrial research and development.

Canada-America Technology Alliance Inc.
CA Technology Alliance provides professional services to technology companies seeking to expand representation locally and internationally.

Canadawide Scientific Ltd.
A distributor of laboratory supplies, instruments and chemicals.

Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA)
CATA Alliance is Canada's leading most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members. CATA Alliance is focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources.

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Designs identification systems for country border crossings, payment systems for banks and businesses, and electronic lottery systems.

Canadian Internet Registration Authority
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a not for profit Canadian corporation that is responsible for operating the .ca Internet country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for all Canadians in an efficient and professional manner. CIRA may also carry out other Internet related registration activities for the Canadian community.

Canadian Molecular Research Services Inc.
Dedicated to providing quality, timely and cost-effective scientific programs and services, using current and novel molecular biology techniques. We develop, implement and integrate the appropriate automation technologies for immediate and long term vision.

Canadian Space Services Ltd. (CSS)
Field service and consulting on Geodesic Radomes for the radar and SATCOM Industry, services include sales, installation and refurbishment.

CANARIE is Canada's advanced internet organization, a not-for-profit corporation that facilitates the development and use of next-generation research networks and the applications and services that run on them. By promoting collaboration among key sectors and by partnering with similar initiatives around the world, CANARIE stimulates innovation and growth and helps to deliver social, cultural, and economic benefits to all Canadians. In 2002, the Government of Canada recognized CANARIE as one of the organizations leading innovation in Canada. CA*net 4, Canada's national research and innovation network, is developed and operated by CANARIE. CANARIE positions Canada as the global leader in advanced networking, and is supported by its members, project partners, and the Government of Canada.

Canbreal Therodiagnostics International Inc.
Develops Quantitative blood-based Diagnostic Assays and Biotherapeutic compounds to improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Diseases, focusing on the Diagnosis and Prevention of Breast Cancer.

Canica Design
Canica designs and develops low cost, innovative tools that enable surgeons to exercise their full range of skills with miminum assistance from others.

CanPub Information Technologies Inc.
Specializes in the development and support of electronic communication technologies such as web-based e-mail, wireless (Wi-Fi), Internet Cafe, dynamic web sites, and electronic publishing.

Can-Sol Computer Corporation
Developing an expandable parallel computer system. Initial target applications include: virtual reality, computer animation production, seismic analysis and climate modelling. Company also provides contract engineering services.

Canspect Corporation
International inspection & consulting.

CanVote Inc.
Provider of voting solutions for government, education, industry and associations including integrated voter list management, Internet, telephone, mail and on-site voting systems and services.

Capgemini Canada
Helps companies address their business and IT issues through its Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services. Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, the company helps businesses implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration.

Capital Alliance Ventures Inc.
A labour sponsored fund - specializes in technology-based investments. RRSP eligible and gives both 15% Federal tax credit and 15% Ontario tax credit. It is a venture capital fund that is managed for long-term growth.

Specialists in strategizing, writing, designing and broadcasting customized e-marketing programs complete with measurable results and post campaign analysis.

Caretek Systems Inc.
Provide and support information technology solutions for community care providers. Solutions will include an electronic Home Healthcare Network to provide access by cause managers, hospitals, physicians and home care professional as well as an emergency response system.

Carleton Technologies Inc.
Carleton Technologies (CTI) is a diverse company, with interests in electronics, software consulting and systems design, CTI has pioneered the application of modern, effective Resource Planning technology (MRPII, a manufacturing concept) to the bookstore environment. The Bookware 3000 Bookstore Management Solution (Bookware 3000) was designed and written by CTI and is marketed and supported by CTI, which ensures consistent and reliable responses to your needs and expectations.

Caroline Robertson Strategic Marketing + Communications
Full service consultancy specializing in strategic development. As a client, you receive strategic support tailored to your individual needs and budget, achieving maximum return on investment. You benefit from the latest in rigorous marketing and communications methodologies which consistently deliver measurable results.

Carroll Thatcher Planning Group Inc.
Provides services which include facility strategic planning, CAFM consulting, needs assessment, feasibility and implementation planning, facility planning guide development and space planning for offices and labs.

CaseWare IDEA Inc.
Producers of business-intelligence software for accountants, auditors and other professionals.

Catena Networks
Catena Networks builds innovative broadband access systems that enable telecommunications carriers to deliver voice, data and video services more quickly, cost-effectively and profitably than ever before. These systems include the CNX-5 Broadband DSL System and the CN1000 Broadband Loop Carrier. Founded in December 1998, Catena is a privately held company that has secured U.S. $192 million in venture financing. The company is headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, and has offices in Canada, the United States and China.

CBCI Telecom (formerly Avspex Visual Technologies)
Specializes in supplying, installing, and servicing electronic presentation and video production equipment for clients in government, educational, institutional, high tech and other business markets.

C-Com Satellite Systems Inc.
Leader in the development of satellite-based technology for the delivery of both mobile and fixed High-Speed Internet services across North America (TSXV: CMI).

CDI Corporate Education Services
CDI Education is the largest provider of learning solutions in Canada. Our mission is simple. To help people and organizations learn how to do things better. And with over 1,100 employees in 60 locations dedicated to that mission, we have become a strategic learning partner to organizations around the world. We delivered learning solutions in 18 countries last year alone. From project management to leadership development to eLearning to business analysis to technical training, our learning solutions have won major international awards. We like to think we make a world of difference - to all our clients and to every learner.

We work with ISPs, architects, builders, property management companies, business and communities to provide True 2-way high-speed Internet solutions. The solutions that we provide are in the 2Mb to 100Mb range and utilizing the latest in wireless technology.

Cee-Jay Microsystems
Specializing in the supply of semiconductor technology, our goal is to provide clients with leading edge products and service as well as the best engineering sales support in the industry.

Celeris Aerospace Canada Inc.
Uses scientific technologies, 4GL programming environments and modern database technology to develop solutions for scientific, engineering and life cycle management problems.

Celtic House
Private venture capital firm, which invests in early-stage, companies in the storage, networking, Internet infrastructure and communications sectors. Founded in 1994, Celtic House has led investments in more than 40 start-up technology companies, a number of which have been acquired or have become public companies.

Cemtech Ltd. (a division of The RAM Group)
P.C. Manufacturer, service provider and network intergrator. Key relationships are with H.P., Intel and Microsoft. ISO 9002 facilities in Ottawa and Vancouver.

Centaur Consulting
Strategic business planning including market assessments, business plans, operations effectiveness, performance management, and vision/strategy development.

Centrepoint Technologies Inc.
Develops the award-winning TalkSwitch line of all-in-one networkable PBXs delivering the most user-friendly VoIP and traditional telephony solutions to small businesses across North America.

Centretown Corporate Services
Centretown Corporate Services supports the growth of high tech entrepreneurs and businesses by providing cost effective alternatives such as offices with direct T1 connection, fax broadcasting, database and contact management services. Centretown assists business professionals in streamlining operations, providing services which will allow them to concentrate on their business while maintaining a low overhead. Sophisticated PBX telephone system allows clients to keep in touch while they are on the road. Virtual office programs also available.

Ceridian Canada Ltd.
Ceridian Canada is Canada's leading employer services company, providing payroll and human resource management services to businesses of all sizes, in virtually every industry.

CertainKey Cryptosystems
Develops custom cryptographic applications that safeguard electronic files or programs during storage or transmission. File owner specifies date and viewing time or allows for limited executions of applications with optional secure deletion.

Leading provider of wireless security solutions, enabling developers, governments and enterprises to add strong security to their devices, networks and applications.

"CGI is the largest independent information technology and business process services firm in Canada and the largest technology employer in the Canadian private sector. A trusted partner and experienced advisor, CGI offers a full range of management consulting, systems integration, and operations management services and brings strategic business expertise to clients worldwide in five key verticals: Financial Services, Government and Healthcare, Telecommunications and Utilities, Retail and Distribution, and Manufacturing. ISO 9001 Certified."

CH2M Hill Canada Ltd.
A full service environmental engineering company with expertise in all aspects of environmental management, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, hazardous waste and clean room design just to name a few.

Chalk IT Inc.
Providers of advanced learning and mentoring services for customized IT product implementation and marketing. Development of customized courseware material for high level technology products.

Chalmers Research Group
CRG provides consulting and clinical research services for both industry and investigator-driven research, in clinical drug development (biotherapeutics), clinical trials and systematic reviews. We provide expert advice on drug development strategy (safety, efficacy, regulatory), due diligence, trial design and protocol drafting, bio-statistics and regulatory affairs. Our innovative eTools facilitate efficient electronic data capture and management. Our team includes physician-scientists with regulatory experience, epidemiologists, statisticians, medical records specialists, trial co-ordinators and monitors, and experts in information technology.

ChannelGain Inc.
Outsourced provider of channel strategy and management solutions.

Chaumont Systems Development Inc.
Our objective is to provide to our clients the highest level of software development and support services in the areas of: Client / Server Database Administration, Client / Server Database Development, Client / Server Query, Custom Programming, Internet Based Database Development, Project Management, Report Design, Software Maintenance, and User Training.

Chesapeake Decision Sciences Ltd.
CDS Ltd. provides integrated supply chain planning, scheduling and distribution solutions to Canadian manufacturers in the consumer goods, petrochemical, chemical and fibres industries.

Chippower has developed a new power supply architecture for telecom and computer based products at the board or card level for low voltage, high current applications. Our patented technology reduces the power conversion stages with a simplified architecture for high-performance, high reliability systems. Toll Free: 888-606-0465.

Chipworks Inc.
At Chipworks, we find out what's inside technology - specifically, what's inside chips, devices, software, almost anything electronic. Whether it's patent protection or litigation, researching latest product designs, or just trying to find out what the competition's up to, let Chipworks do the analysis. Chipworks has the expertise to take apart the product - or the patent - to discover its secrets. An internationally-recognized leader in patent portfolio management and technical competitive analysis, Chipworks is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and representation worldwide.

Choreotools Corporation
Services the educational community with goal management process engineering. Core product is dedicated software that intelligently filters logistical alerts 'schedule data', and incorporates professionally relevant knowledge into planning tools. Standard logistics are intelligently recycled from year to year.

CIA Inc. Provides informatics consulting services to public and private sector clients.

CIENA Corporation
Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, provides systems, software and services to cure specific network pain points so that telcos, cable operators, governments and enterprises can exploit new.

CIFELLI Corporation
Custom Technology Solutions. Hardware and software supply and integration. Custom software development. Import and export innovative technology including OEM notebook PC's, OEM data communications gear, MPEG2 decompression devices and algorithms.

Cimdec Inc.
Specializes in the information and knowledge assets management on-line. Focuses on electronic and traditional publishing; new media solutions in building, integrating and maintaining complex information systems.

Cinnabar Networks Inc.
Cinnabar Networks Inc. provides expertise in all aspects ot IT Security and Networking.

Circumference Technology Services Inc.
Specializing in Call Centre Consulting, Custom Software Development & Outsourcing of Lead Generation and Customer Service for Technology Companies

Cisco Systems - Ottawa Development Centre
Cisco is the world leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's hardware and software networking solutions are used to give people easy, reliable, and secure access to information. Cisco's opened its Ottawa R&D center in August 1997 through the acquisition of Skystone Systems.

Cistel Technology Inc.
Cistel is a technology leader, expanding their expertise to include a full range of software engineering products and services. This includes development of a family of software complexity and risk management tools, including software reuse, software testing, and sophisticated techniques and strategies to evaluate software reliability and performance.

Cityboy Graphic Media
Cityboy Graphic Media is an innovative concept that now couples graphic design and marketing with affordability! With over 20 years experience in graphic design and marketing on both the local and international stage, Cityboy will deliver your project on time and within budget! With ever-changing business models emerging daily, Cityboy can help you react in an improved, more timely and cost efficient way, whether your need be "e-centric" or traditional print media. Hence our motto: BIG city ideas on a small town budget!

Deliver customized Web-enabled solutions, user-centered application development and new media marketing services.

Client1 Solutions Services
Client 1 is an international Customer Relationship Management solutions firm headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1996, the company provides professional services and software solutions that enable business managers to increase revenues and improve both customer satisfaction and organizational productivity.

Cloakware Corporation
Cloakware is a leading provider of application security products and services for protecting software against analysis, tampering and automated attacks. Cloakware arms developers with the software protection they need to create applications that are intrinsically secure, reducing piracy, subscription fraud, and the exploitation of intellectual property and confidential information. Cloakware is a Frost and Sullivan award winner for technology innovation, and a two-time Branham 300 award winner. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with its US headquarters in Tysons Corners, Virginia.

CMC Electronics Inc.
Design and manufacture of high-technology electronic products for the commercial and military aviation and global positioning markets. Key products and services: cockpit avionics systems and integration, flight management systems, aeronautical communications antennas, aviation GPS receivers, enhanced vision systems, electronic flight bags, head-up displays, mission computers, navigation systems, human factors engineering.

CML Emergency Services
Produces 9-1-1 network routing and switching equipment; call management, statistical, ALI, and mapping software; and radio dispatch equipment and software.

CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions
We see things differently - turnkey solutions, conceptual design, prototyping and production including mechanical assembly. Highly trained workforce, dedicated engineering group, three manufacturing locations..

CNC Global
Leading provider of IT and E-commerce staffing and career search services, including permanent placement and contract consulting, recruitment advertising, online career fairs and Internet-based recruitment.

CNG Global Services
Canadian-based global network services company specializing in comprehensive network solutions for the full lifecycle of your network. With specific focus on emerging technologies, our lifecycle-based service portfolio incorporates business analysis, network assessment, design, implementation, project management, technical support and operational management of complex network infrastructures.

COAST Software Inc.
Specializes in Web Quality Management. Arms e-business and technical managers with enterprise and desktop software solutions that test, report, analyze and monitor the quality of their web applications.

Code Farms Inc.
We offer a methodolgy and a supporting software which lets our clients develop complex C++ software 5-10 times faster over the entire lifecycle. Programs run correctly with little debugging and are easy to understand for new programmers who join the project later. This breakthrough technology originated in Canada.

CODEDOGS creates the brains behind your web presence, we understand true end-to-end solutions. We're technology agnostic. We believe in using the right tool for the right job.

Coffee Pot Software
Coffee Pot Software is a one person company working to help teachers and students make the most of information technologies at their disposal.

Cogency Semiconductor Inc.
Cogency's first product family implements the HomePlug Powerline Alliance specification. These semiconductors will make use of existing in-home electrical wires for transmitting digital data at high speed. Applications of the technology include sharing broadband Internet access between personal computers and Internet appliances, multi-device gaming, and audio/video distribution within home. Examples of products incorporating this exciting technology include PC network cards, residential broadband gateways, Internet appliances, cable and xDSL modems, and audio players.

Cognetics Information Systems
Creates interactive, personalized on-line solutions that guide users through complex everyday situations such as completing and submitting complex application forms.

CogniLore Inc.
Developers of electronic web publishing software and providers of data analysis, content authoring systems, data conversion, and commercial CD/DVD/Internet publishing services.

Cognimax eLearning Solutions
Cognimax was founded in 1996 and today is a highly respected, award-winning supplier of eLearning solutions to many Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world. We develop customized courses, and have an industry-leading interactive simulator technology which we use for software applications eLearning. Our customers value our very strong instructional design and cognitive science skills.

Cognio Canada
Developing products to advance the proliferation and quality of short-range wireless communications.

Cognos Inc.
Developer of enterprise business intelligence solutions that make corporate data easily accessible, coordinate decision-making across the entire enterprise, and improve the performance of the business. Cognos is the leading vendor of enterprise business intelligence solutions.

COHM (Commercial-On-Hold-Marketing) Inc.
Commercial-On-Hold-Marketing Inc. (COHM) is a total solution provider in Digital Voice-Over recording services and Computer Technology Integration.

Cold North Wind Inc.
Cold North Wind has secured access to the microfilm rights for over 11,000 newspapers dating back to the 1700s. This collection represents a broad spectrum of the historical record from early European settlement onward, and includes all geographic areas of North America. The intent is to broaden the initial scope of this project to encompass most major North American newspapers. The project includes building a digital newspaper archive of historical newspapers as well as presenting the newspapers' more recent editions. "" is the domain name that has been secured for the purpose of building this database of searchable digital images.

Coley Pharmaceutical Canada
Discovers, develops and commercializes a new class of drugs that stimulate the human immune system to treat and prevent cancer, asthma, allergy and infectious diseases.

Comgate Engineering Ltd.
Provides consulting engineering services in telecommunications, database systems, systems integration, and project management.

Common Goals Software
Since 1993 Next Generation has been providing customers in both business and government a full array of technology services. From Custom Software Solutions to Network Design and Implementation to Web Site Design, Next Generation has provided our customers with leading-edge solutions. Development of custom software applications and internet based applications for small to medium sized businesses. Development of client/contact management and loan servicing software for micro-credit/finance organizations.

CommPath provides vast experience in intuitive Web site navigation and layout, practical interface design, and knowledge of the latest Web technologies. Serving the Ottawa area since 1996.

Commtech X Solutions
COMMTECH is a canadian-owned company and has 5 canadian offices in Hull, Winnipeg, Laval, Longeuil, and Ottawa. The company was created in 1994 to adress the increasing needs of PC servicing. It operates in the Information Technology market selling and servicing computers of all brands, networking products, computer peripherals and accessories. It services many brands of computers, servers and portables. The company also acts as a Xerox office equipment Dealer and Sales Agent for Ottawa-Carleton, Winnipeg and Hull territories.

Communicare - IM Branch Office
Communicare, Inc. is a professional services firm with over 25 years experience helping leading organizations improve performance by focusing on the critical performance areas of interpersonal development and written communications. We offer two unique, research-based methodologies: Dimensional SystemT, a collaborative way to enhance personal and organizational productivity; and Information Mapping®, a systematic research-based, method for creating high-quality, structured content that is easy to use, reuse, and maintain.

Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO), a division of OCE I
A division of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc., Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO) bridges the gap between Ontario's academic researchers and innovators in the industrial and business communities. We bring these groups together and invest in collaborations that create new technologies and develop highly skilled people. OCE/CITO receives financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation.

CommVault Systems
Provides unified enterprise data management solutions for storage networks.

Compco Group Inc.
Specializes in consulting, installations and training for accounting and financial hardware and software.

CompEngServ Ltd.
Develops leading edge computer-based solutions for a wide variety of applications and customers. Develops e-task, the online task management product.

CompuCorps Mentoring Inc.
Recruits computer specialists to be volunteer "mentors" for-not-profit groups who need help with their computer systems or with the internet. We also work directly with non-profits to assist them with technology planning and technology implementation to better reach their missions.

Compugen Systems Ltd.
One of Canada's largest privately owned and operated IT services providers and PC systems integrators, with 13 offices nation-wide.

Compulite Business Systems Inc.
Compulite Business Systems Inc. is the premier networking solutions provider in the National Capital Region of Canada. Compulite provides high-quality products and the services to match. These services include network design, installations, LAN/WAN implementations, server technology and computer/network maintenance.

Computar Services Inc.
Computar Services Inc. is a leader in custom bill presentment of aggregated services. We take usage rating data from any and all sources to create high quality custom invoices available on paper, CD or electronically.

CompuTech Career College (formerly Career Blazers)
Computer skills training, desktop applications, MS Office, web design, hardware and network certification, desktop applications, MS Office, web design, hardware and network certification

Computer Associates Canada Ltd.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world's leading business software company,delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness through innovative technology, services and education.

Computer Horizons Canada
We are an experienced international IT Staffing and Solutions company trained to provide industry leading turnaround on client requirements.

Computer Recyclers Inc.
Recyclers of PC or mainframe computers otherwise destined for landfills. Obsolete computers are disassembled for scrap and for the re-use of some of their components.

Computer Rental World
North American computer rental firm that specializes in providing companies, tradeshow organizers, and participants with short-term hardware and peripheral materials.

Computer Room Services Corporation
Designs, builds and maintains infrastructure for computer rooms, call centres and critical applications specializing in power quality, continuous power, environmental control of temperature, fire detection/suppression, local and remote monitoring systems.

Computerobjects Inc.
IT project consultant CRM database design.

Comtest Instruments Ltd.
Carries a full line of Network Access products, XDSL POTS splitters, network communications testing products and optical fibre products.

ConBrio Teamwork Inc.
ConBrio Teamwork Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Halifax Group. Conbrio sells and supports a suite of software tools which collectively form a complete virtual campus for the delivery of both self-paced and leader-led education over private networks or the Internet.

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Ltd.
Engineering of domestic and hazardous waste disposal facilities, such as landfill design, operation and management, landfill gas control, environmental site and compliance and assessment, wastewater treatment, air quality management, construction, operation and engineering, facility decommissioning, remedial system design and evaluation, risk assessment, laboratory treatability studies.

Connelly Group of Companies
CGC operates in three areas of business: marketing, investment and real estate. The firm has extensive experience in: marketing strategy and execution, event management, building partnerships and alliances, sponsorships, and brand creation and brand building. CGC also regularly reviews business plans and conducts due diligence on organizations in Biotech and IT sectors, and works closely with VCs in Canada and the United States.

Conoscenti Telecommunications
Provider of telecommunications consulting services for enterprise networks. Conoscenti's team of network specialists provides comprehensive network consulting services including strategic planning, network engineering, network security, project management and on-site support. Conoscenti's expertise in data, voice and video enables the delivery of a complete range of network consulting services.

Constellation Software Inc.
A conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies focused on dominating its respective market niche.

Contenta Web Services
Specializes in e-business development, web design, webcasting. Integrators of disparate information systems. Qualified GOL supplier in Business Process & Content stream.

Contract CFO Inc.
Contract CFO Inc. is a management consultant firm specializing in outsourced CFO and Controller services. At Contract CFO, we realize that many companies cannot afford, or may choose not to retain, the services of a full-time or permanent high-level CFO or Controller. For these reasons, we specialize in providing extensive professional services that can help compensate for high-level resource deficiencies within your organization.

Control Microsystems Inc.
Specializes in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high quality products used in telemetry, supervisory control and data acquisition, remote monitoring and control, and data communication applications.

Converge Net Inc. (Ottawa Office)
Technology solutions provider offering intelligence-based solutions for corporate class data transport installations. A highly specialized technical team will provide clients with a full spectrum of services from pre-installation consultation to post-deployment support. Converge Net is also an outsource solution provider for companies requiring specialists to manage specific network issues.

Convergys Customer Management (Formerly Taima Corp)
Brings together world-class resources, software, and expertise to help create valuable relationships between clients, their customers and their employees.

IT consulting company that provides web hosting, web design, database services (including design and integration with the web and networking services (with expertise in wireless LAN implementations).

Coradix Technology Consulting Ltd.
An informatics technology consulting services company that provides professional services in systems development, application support, information management and management consulting. Core competencies include relational database solutions for client server and web-based solutions using Oracle, Microsoft, Java and WebSphere.

Corangamite Inc.
Corangamite is an international consulting and venture partner company with a particular focus on North America and Asia-Pacific. Operating from our regional head-offices in Melbourne Australia and Ottawa Canada, we provide a wide range of services to companies across both regions.

Corax Networks
Designs and develops advanced network applications using CAPE (Corax Application Policy Engine)

CORE IT Consultants Ltd.
CORE Information Technology Consultants Ltd. delivers professional IT services and solutions to public and private sector organizations operating in Canada. Leveraging a full-time, in-house group of core talent and a highly-qualified pool of contractor consultants, CORE IT delivers professional services, such as project management, procurement services, ERP solutions, application development, database development, quality control and ITIL services desk support; e-business solution, needs assessment, architecture development, planning & implementation, testing, knowledge transfer and maintenance, and permanent recruitment/executive search services.

CORE Migration (formerly CORE Software)
CORE Migration is the proven method for moving mission-critical applications from Cognos® PowerHouse to modern computing platforms. It combines a rigorous set of procedures, precision-engineered software tools, and an experienced team of dedicated professionals to dramatically accelerate the migration process. CORE Migration preserves core business logic, leverages the advantages of thin- or thick-client technology, and extends the core application to provide a more robust, flexible foundation that better supports current and future growth.

Coredal Systems Consulting Inc.
A management and informatics consulting organization serving both the public and private sectors. The services include designing systems, programming and project management.

Coredge Software Inc.
Software tools for Lotus Notes e-mail integration and mining of knowledge from unstructured data, e-mails, web content, word documents, etc.

Corel Corporation
Personal computer software development company and multimedia integrator. Revenues generated from CorelDRAW (PC graphics software) and Corel Wordperfect (Business Application Software).

CoreSim Inc.
CoreSim, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a world leader in advanced design analysis of new circuit boards and design cost reduction of existing products. Companies developing new products partner with CoreSim experts to avoid costly respins and design marginality through concurrent functional and parametric modeling techniques up to MultiGHz frequencies. For existing products, these analysis techniques along with real time system vector capture and hardware modeling create accurate models of hardware / software functionality and parametric operating margins. This 'digital fingerprint' is the starting point for aggressive design cost reduction. The replacement board model is matched to the original golden model prior to fabrication for first pass success.

Multi-service Information Technology firm committed to producing and providing the highest quality Software Development, SAP Consulting and Training Services and Document Management Services.

Corporate Renaissance Group
Single source for the Microsoft Business Solutions suite of interconnected applications, and develops technology solutions to automate business processes and drive better business management and performance.

Corporola Inc.
Provides automatic tools Cobol2Java for Cobol to Java migration and upgrade to the latest technologies: Web, TCP/IP and database.

Cortex Networks
Providers of product and network testing services to hardware vendors, government, service providers and emerging enterprise customers. Helps clients achieve success in critical areas of communication network infrastructure.

Corum Research Inc.
A market and public opinion research firm specializing in primary and secondary studies, focus groups, quantitative surveys, elite interviews, analysis and strategic recommendations for public and private sector clients.

Corvideocom Limited
Film, video, multimedia, and television production. Award winning corporate videos and communications consulting.

Cosmin Software
Producer of Globex software, Globex is an award winning suite of integrated applications including: a "Currency Exchanger", a "World Clock", a "Country Info Browser", and an "Interest Calculator".

Cottingham Group (The )
Consulting services specializing in Information Technology security and IT standards, particularly strategy and policy development.

Coventry Connections
Coventry is a full service taxi operator, providing equipment, software, call-taking services, automatic dispatching services and account services to taxi companies in Ontario with 50 or more cabs seeking to outsource the function at cost-effective rates.

Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Worldwide structured-text-oriented Internet consulting and training services in Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).

CRC - Communications Research Centre
An agency of Industry Canada located at the Shirleys Bay Campus in Ottawa's west end, CRC is the Government of Canada's primary laboratory for research and development in advanced communications technologies. CRC's research and development supports public policy, standards and industrial development; it also supports the needs of National Defence and the Canadian Space Agency. CRC's R&D addresses rural and remote broadband access, spectrum issues, wireless and satellite communications systems, radio fundamentals, broadcast and multimedia technologies, broadband networks, network security and photonics.

Creative Genius Communications
Specializes in the design, production and delivery of print and web-ready marketing materials.

Creo Solutions
Creo Solutions is a Consulting Company Dedicated to Professional Excellence and Quality Assurance. We hire exceptional professionals who have demonstrated superior work in their individual areas coupled with a passion to teach and a drive to learn. We leverage our collective experience and wisdom to help all of our clients excel and benefit from the extraordinary knowledge of each and every consultant. We believe professional excellence requires professional dedication, focus, broad and diverse experiences, and the ability to adapt to dynamic markets.

Critical Telecom
Specializes in developing broadband enabling technologies for telephone carriers in the outside plant.

Cross & Associates Manufacturing Inc.
Precision machining services for aerospace, electronics, avionics, fibre optics, and other military, medical, and commercial industries.

Crossdraw Inc.
Provides portal-oriented collaboration and discussion management solutions. Orchestra(tm), our flagship product incorporating unique Smart Page(tm) and email-threading technology, is used by government, industry, associations and law firms to support, organize and archive team and project-centric document sharing, collaboration and e-mail discussions.

CRYPTOCard Corp.
Manufactures Strong User Authentication Systems that prevent unauthorized access to protected networks through the use of lost, stolen or guessed passwords. The systems are compatible with all leading firewall, dial-up, router equipment and operating systems. The CRYPOAdmin authentication administration system is shipped with Cisco Secure ACS.

CSC - Computer Sciences Canada Inc.
CSC is a world leader in the science of information technology. CSC provides a full spectrum of IT services including consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to both the public and private sector in Canada.

CTE Solutions Inc. - Certified Technical Education
CTE Solutions is a Corporate IT Training Company offering Instructor-Led Training through our full-suite of Certified Microsoft, Authorized Novell, Unix, Linux, ITIL, Java and Programming Language Courses. CTE Solutions offers a rich set of delivery solutions to meet the requirements of our clients, including public courses, customized courses, on-site courses, private courses, accelerated courses, course development, and classroom rentals.

C-Team Systems Inc.
Software suppliers specializing in electronic commerce and documentation applications providing solutions for transportation, logistics and shipping.

CubeWerx Inc.
CubeWerx is an innovative, flexible, and customer-focused software company whose expertise is in the development of "Data Server" and "Application Server" technology that support the most demanding requirements for the integration, access, and management of very large volumes of Spatial Data.

Cullbridge Marketing and Communications
Cullbridge Marketing and Communications is a research, strategy development, implementation, and evaluation consulting firm. We have a particular interest and depth of experience in the areas of : social marketing, including community-based social marketing, sustainability, healthier indoor environments/green buildings, health promotion, and Web / Internet strategies.

Cummings Mitchell Inc.
Trade show exhibits design and production, large scale graphics production, exhibit asset management, graphic design, Skyline Exhibits distributor.

Customer Expressions
The firm provides i-Sight, integrated and best-in-class software for complaint handling, corrective and preventive action management (CAPA Management), compliance monitoring and other business processes that require case management.

C-View Strategies, Inc.
Provides strategy facilitation services to technology company executive teams in maximizing their alignment with their market. Focus areas include market and competitive research, customer segmentation and profiling, value proposition articulation and positioning, value pricing, channel and partner development, sales effectiveness processes, product portfolio alignment, organizational structures, and governance processes.

Cybertechne Inc.
A vendor independent group of senior IT consultants that works with leading companies and governmental organizations with a focus on ensuring our clients achieve their business goals. We hold a vision of an IT world closely linked with the corporate enterprise world, yet subordinate to the latter's goals, bringing to the forefront both the promises of new, powerful "engines" (IT), and the risks of new, uncharted technological territories.

Cyberus OnSight Services (formerly Ascenta IT Solutions)
Ascenta Network Solutions is an Information Technology firm within the National Capital Region. Ascenta provides technical recruitment and placement services to both public and private sector clients. Ascenta also provides complete technical support and remote network management services to small-medium size organizations.

Cyclop Vision Inc.
CYCLOP Vision Inc. Provides media content creation, management and exploitation solutions to businesses. CYCLOP Vision Inc. has developed and owns Cyclop(R), an advanced all-media exchange, archive, search and e-commerce software application that manages media assets. CYCLOP has a proven track record and serves as the technology backbone to many of CLYCLOP's intellectual property and e-commerce applications.

Cygnal Technologies
Design, supply, install voice & data communications systems including structured cabling systems (SCS), (Copper & Fibre) networking equipment (HUBS, Routers, Switches) and wireless systems.

Cygnos IT Security
A leading consultancy in the field of security assessments, architecture, strategy and training. Our solutions have powered secure services in Canada's Government through solid best practices, intelligent design, and business-sensitive analysis.

Cyrium Technologies Inc.
Cyrium Technologies is developing Disruptive Photonic Products using Semiconductor NanoTechnology Innovations.

Dandy Roll
a wire mesh cylinder used to smooth the top of paper as it forms. Enhancing both surface smoothness and formation, the dandy roll may also carry a design, which will create a water- mark, identifying the sheet. see also laid finish, papermaking, watermark.

pressing letters or illustrations into a sheet of paper using a metal or plastic die to create a depressed (debossed) image. see also embossing.

Deckle Edge
the feathery edge on a sheet of paper, created as the paper machine sprays a stream of water or a jet of air across the paper as it's being formed. Deckle edges can also be created after the paper is made, using a die. This method creates a less feathery, harder-edged deckle.

Dedicated Line
A dedicated line is a permanent connection to the Internet using an individual, separate phone line.

removing ink and other finishing materials, like coatings, sizings, and adhesives from printed paper. The complex deinking process is what makes recycling paper difficult and ultimately adds to the cost of a recycled sheet of paper. To produce high-quality recycled or recycled content papres for printing and writing, the deinking process needs to be thorough. The goal is to end up with reusable fiber that has few impurities, since impurities lower the quality of a reycyled sheet and can some- times damage equipment in the papermaking and printing process. Modern offset and flexographic ink, photocopier and laser printing "ink," ultraviolet and thermography coatings, and adhesives make it increasingly difficult to deink paper. deinking process see also bleaching, flotation, pulping wood, recycled paper.

an instrument used throughout a print run to measure the optical density of ink on paper.

the weight of a sheet of paper as compared to its bulk. For example, a paper that weighs more than another paper but is thinner has a higher density. Compacting the fibers creates a dense paper. see also bulk, weight.

The part of a lowercase letter that falls below the body (baseline) of the letter. "g", "j", "p", "q" and "y" are all examples of letters with descenders.

Desktop Publishing
A process for creating camera ready and plate ready artwork on a personal computer.

Stands D ynamic H ypertext M ark-up L anguage. DHTML is an HTML extension that allows web pages to react to the end users' input, such as displaying a web page based on the type of browser or computer end users are viewing a page with.

using a formed, meta-edged die to precision cut , or to cut shapes into a piece of paper. If a printing project requires a custom-made die, the total cost of the job will increase.

Digital Imaging
The process of creating a digital output of an illustration, photographic image, computer file or other computer generated materials. Output media can be film, paper, transparencies, vinyl and other materials.

Digital Photography
The process of recording images using a digital camera or a conventional camera with a digital adapter, it records on a disk or on microchip whitch can then be downloaded directly to a computer in tiff, pict or eps format.

Digital Printing
A type of printing which uses digital imaging process that transfers the image directly onto plain paper imediately, without traditional offset rollers and plates.

Dimensional Stability
a measure of paper's tendency to stretch or shrink, especially when affected by changes in moisture content from humidity, the printing process, or even the passage of time. Paper that maintains its original dimensions has a high degree of dimen- sional stability. see also grain, relative humidity, resilience, runnability.

Dingbat typeface
a typeface made up of nonalphabetic marker characters, such as arrows, asterisks, encircled numbers.

direct to plate
Directly exposing image data onto printing plates without using film.
"direct to press Directly transferring image data to printing cylinders in a printing press, eliminating film and printing plates.

A directory (such as Yahoo, commonly mistaken for a search engine ) depends on people for listings. The main difference between a search engine and a directory is that a directory does not make use of a spider or robot. One of the defining characteristics of a directory is that it is usually divided into categories.

Discretionary hyphen
a hyphen that will occur only if the word appears at the end of a line, not if the word appears in the middle of a line.

Dispersion see deinking

Display type
large and/or decorative type used for headlines and as graphic elements in display pieces. Common sizes are 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, and 72 point.

for digital halftones, the creation of a flat bitmap by simply rutning dots off or on. All dots are the same size there are simply more of them in dark areas and fewer of them in light areas -- as opposed to deep bitmaps used in gray-scale images.

In order to display a full-color graphic image on a 256-color monitor, computers must simulate the colors it cannot display. They do this by dithering which is combining pixels from a 256-color palette into patterns that approximate other colors. At a distance, the human eye merges the pixels into a single color. Up close, the graphic image will appear pixelated and speckled.

This is a process used in making an image (like in a GIF file that has 256 colors or less) appear to have more colors than it really does. This is done by blending pixels using patterns that approximate the colors it is trying to produce. Up close, this dithering looks quite dotty and speckled, but at a normal viewing distance, the effect of more colors and cleaner transitions can be obtained.

Stands for D omain N ame S ystem. The DNS translates URL text addresses (such as into a numeric Internet address (such as

A file created on a computer by software. Known also as a data file .

Doorway Page
Web pages created specifically for search engine positions. Also known as gateway page or a bridge page.

Dot Compensation
adjusting the size of the dots in halftones or four-color images to allow for dot gain and to ensure that the color and detail of the image print as intended. see also dot gain, four-color process, halftone, ink holdout, screen.

Dot Gain
A printing term which describes wet ink coming in contact with paper and spreading as it is transfers. As the halftone dots are applied to the paper, the wet ink spreads, causing the dots to increase in size and halftones to appear darker. Paper weight, type of paper (coated or uncoated), press type (especially web presses), effect the amount of dot gain in a given printed piece. You may compensate for dot gain by calculating the dot gain before a print job and lessen the density of the images to be printed before you output film. See also dot compensation, four-color process, halftone.

Dots Per Inch- (or dpi)
This specifies the resolution of an output device, like a printer or printer press. This print resolution varies depending on what kind of output is required.

double truck
Any two facing pages of a publication where the content traverses the gutter to cover the two center pages of a section. Also known as a truck or double-page spread.

DPI (dot per inch)
the unit of measurement used to describe the resolution of printed output or the number of dots that fit horizontally and vertically into a one- inch measure. Generally, the more dots per inch, the more detail is captured, and the sharper the resulting image. see also halftone, lines per inch, screen.

Drop shadow
Drop shadows are those shadows dropping below text or images which gives the illusion of shadows from lighting and gives a 3D effect to the object.

Drop-Down Menu
In an online form, a drop-down menu (also known as a pull-down menu) looks like the following:

Dry End
the drying section of the papermaking machine, after the press setion, at which point most water has been removed from the paper. As paper moves through the dry end, the drying process is completed and the paper reel is wound. see also drying, felt, papermaking, wet end.

Dry Trap
a layer of wet ink being applied over a previous layer of dry ink in a separate run of the printing press. Dry trapping usually pro- duces sharper images than wet trapping because subsequent layers of ink aren't diluted by prior wet or damp layers. Dry trap- ping is also more expensive because the paper travels through the press more than once. see also trapping, wet trap.

the step in the papermaking process that brings the moisture content of paper to approximately 5%. This is done by moving the web of paper around a series of heated iron drums in the dry end of the paper machine. see also dry end, papermaking.

waterless offset lithography. This printing process is able to use extremely fine line screens to produce high resolution printing. see also offset, waterless printing.

Dull Coated
a coated paper finish that falls between glossy and matte. see also coated paper, gloss, matte coated.

an unprinted mock-up of a book, brochure, or "to-be-printed" piece. A dummy is made of the same paper stocks that will be used in the finished piece, and serves as a reference for the cliet, designer, printer, mailing, house, or distributor. The print- er, paper, merchant, or paper consultant generally provides the dummy at the request of the designer. see also comp, paper consultant.

a two-color halftone of the same imaegs created with two screens, two plates, and two colors. Most halftones are one-color halftones, printed with black ink on white paper. By blending the black of the tiny ink dots and the white of the paper, the human eye sees shades of gray. Duotones are made by printing an image with two colors, generally black and a second color. The full range of tones are printed black and the middle range of tones are printed in the second color. The result is a striking image with more richness and depth that a one-color halftone. The image can be further enhanced by printing a tritone or a quadratone; these are also reproductions of black and white images, perhaps with a touch of color. The cost of printing tritones or quadratones may be as high as or higher than four- color process printing. see also four-color process, halftone, quadratone, screen, tritone.

tiny, free pieces of fiber, filler, and/or coating on paper. During printing, dust may adhere to the blanket and create imperfec- tions by not allowing ink to reach the paper surface. see also hickey, jog.

E.T.M. Industries Inc.
E.T.M. Industries is a diversified manufacturing facility providing precision components to customers in telecommunications, aerospace, automotive and industry in general.

Eagle Professional Resources Inc.
One of Canada's fastest growing IT staffing companies. Eagle offers exceptional IT staffing solutions.

Earth Lore Communications
Communications design firm.

Easyflex Benefits Administration Inc.
Easyflex Benefits Administration Inc. is the leader in online self serve flexible benefits administration. Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, Easyflex can help you control the rising costs of employee benefits. Our product has the versatility to support a variety of benefit plans, whether it is a simple or complex plan for a small or large organization. Easyflex has the effective administrative supported solution for your organization. Corp.
A Web-enabled karaoke and electronic audio web site.

ECCI (Esnard Computer Consultants Inc.)
Canadian owned international informatics consulting firm. Provides quality informatics services that can help your organization to efficiently exploit the latest in information technologies.

EchoUs Media
EchoUs Media® is a progressive new media solutions and communication design firm. More than that, we are a team of dedicated professionals who give form to ideas and information.

EcoVu Analytics
EcoVu is developing a new class of affordable analytical instruments for monitoring the quality of fresh waters. Our focus is on fixed and portable tools for near-realtime, in situ, ultra-trace-level analysis of environmental contaminants.

EDS Canada Inc.
EDS, the premier global outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS' core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. With 7,200 employees across the country, EDS reported Canadian revenues of Cdn $1.25 billion in 2002.

Specializing in e-mail management. Products help cleints protect corporate intellectual property, enhance user access to information, and reduce e-mail server overload. Exchange Archive Solution (EAS) -- enhanced storage management for Exchange.

Eedo Knowledgeware Corporation (formerly Knowledgelinx)
Develops a Web-based solution that makes it easy to rapidly develop integrated performance support and e-learning applications. Provides a hosted version of this knowledge sharing technology, and full service solutions through a wide range of partners.

Effective Immediately (formerly Veonnel Inc.)
Developing advanced software solutions for North America's high-tech community.

Eightfold Technologies
Develops custom applications in the areas of measurement automation, remote sensing, vision systems, and data handling. We tailor the ideal system to perform seamlessly within your existing infrastructure.

EION empowers devices with real software to distribute intelligence anywhere and everywhere. EION's IP software solutions are the underpinnings of flagship products from industry leaders that drive the Internet. EION provides the broadest line of IP software solutions for data and voice over wired, wireless and optical networks.

eKiosk Inc.
Tourism promotion company.

Electric Medialand Inc.
EM understands the full power of communications and the critical need to leverage both traditional and digital marketing strategies to optimize the brand experience and drive powerful results. EM doesn't just build marketing tools we integrate and “em-power” your communications with our powerhouse team of talented brand strategists, marketing communications specialists, web designers, project managers and media strategists.

Electro Source Inc.
Leading representative for Global Electronic Component Manufacturers across Canada. ESI facilitates the ever-changing needs of its customers by providing access to state of the art electronic components manufactured worldwide. Assists Canadian companies to remain on the leading edge of design technology.

Electronic Sales Professionals, Inc. (ESP)
Canadian manufacturers representative for telecom, commercial, and industrial electronic components for OEM market.

Electronic Test Centre (division of MPB)
Accredited to the highest level of industry standards, the facility provides electromagnetic interference and compatibility measurement services.

Elliptic Semiconductor
Offers design solutions for secure communications. We offload networking and security protocols at 10-100X less power and at data rates 10 - 100X faster than software implementations.

Elytra Enterprises Inc.
IT security services -- vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, security architecture, threat risk assessment, certification and accreditation, router and firewall configuration, security audit/review and security software development.

Emailgen Software Corp.
Email branding software product developer, providing organizations of all sizes with in-house desktop email branding, broadcasting and campaign analysis as part of their overall marketing communications strategy.

eManage Inc.
Developer of electronic records management and email archiving products that enable organizations to manage corporate records at an enterprise level in compliance with legislation and industry regulations.

eMAS eManagement Solutions
Authorized NetSuite Solution Provider. ASP hosted Oracle. Complete integrated web native business system as a utility. Free trials.

Embedded Access
Embedded Access Inc. specializes in real-time embedded systems with a focus on providing pre-verified embedded platforms. We concentrate on the software that resides below the application layer such as Real Time Operating Systems, Networking Software, Drivers, and other communication protocols. Embedded Access also provides customization of software modules as well as porting software to new processors and tools.

EMC Corporation
Deliver intelligent enterprise storage and retrieval solutions. Toll Free: 1-877-569-3362.

EMCON provides a complete range of TEMPEST products and engineering services to support NATO Governments' secure computing needs. EMCON products that protect government-sensitive data include: workstations, portable PCs, printers, hubs and KVM switches – these are listed on the approved product lists for participating countries. EMCON is a member of CSE's Canadian Industrial TEMPEST Program and has one of the largest independent test facilities in Canada with four certified TEMPEST test chambers and six Certified TEMPEST Professionals.

Emphasis Wireless Inc.
Brings together the breadth of the Internet, the power of broadband and the mobility of wireless to bring value-added customized services to operators and users of extensive recreational facilities such as golf courses, private resorts, ski-hills, equestrian parks, racecourses, theme parks, athletic arenas and sports stadiums. After the network technology is proven, the applications will be broadened for rural, security and other service applications.

Empowered Networks Inc.
Empowered Networks® is the leading independent solutions integrator in Canada. We simplify and optimize the test and management of next-generation networks and applications by combining market-leading solutions from trusted partners with our own EmpoweredServices™. Empowered's client-focused E4 Methodology™ ensures that our integrated solutions mesh fully with your existing investments to help you mitigate risk, reduce costs and enable new services and business value.

EMS Group Inc.
Specializes in site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites and offers a range of integrated services from its five business units: Environmental Consulting and Engineering, Environmental Technologies, Environmental Contracting, Waste Management and Environmental Testing & Compliance. The company is publicly traded on the TSX.

Enara Technologies Inc.
Provides enterprise-wide electronic document management solutions. Web-enabled solutions that combine Imaging, Document Management, ERM, Storage Management and Workflow Events. High security, Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes integration.

Encore Networks
Developer of VPN routers for terrestrial and satellite networks. Solves IP integration issues for legacy lottery, utility, banking, payment processing and retail networks. Additionally provides signaling conversion devices for carriers and PBX vendors globally.

Engage Selling Solutions
Engage delivers sales solutions that help companies realize immediate results, achieve lasting success and permanently raise their bottom lines.

Engim Canada
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Engim Incorporated, a Boston-based company involved in the development of next generation wireless solutions.

EnRel Energy Corp.
Manufactures and installs solar power systems for homes, and Solbrite(TM) solar street lights. Photovoltaic, telecom and microelectronics expertise. Products include super-bright 12V compact floresent lamps, for ice-storm and black-out disasters.

ENS Group Inc.
ENS Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in technology consulting, recruiting, and managed network services. By providing unmatched client service, along with a thorough understanding of the IT sourcing market and the increasing need for permanent and temporary support, ENS Group has established ongoing relationships with a diversified client base.

Ensyn Technologies Inc.
Developed the proprietary Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) systems for converting biomass waste into a low sulfur liquid fuel for power generation. RTP is also used to produce food flavourings and other marketable chemicals.

Entech Enterprise Technologies
A value added reseller providing leading edge network solutions and services to government and corporate clients. It's workgroup and enterprise experience with UNIX/NT provides clients with a seamless integration between both environments. Whether your corporate requirement involves assessing, installing, migrating or testing systems, our highly trained and certified technicians possess the necessary expertise to solve even the most technically complex issues.

Enterprise Information Systems Inc.
EIS provides ORACLE instruction, development and tutoring specializing in Designer/2000, Developer/2000, ORACLE DBA services and preparation of advanced ORACLE training materials. We install, configure and support Windows NT networks, Web site development and hosting services. Development services - MS Access, VB, CH, Delphi and Paradise.

Entrust Inc.
Creating and providing software and services that secure digital identities and information for enterprises and governments.

Entuition Canada (formerly Northeastern Solutions)
Software developer. leading developer of Operational Support Systems ("OSS") for the Telecom, IT, Financial, Insurance and Utilities sectors.

Envirolaser Technologies
Laser printer products and services.

Envirotest Laboratories, Xenos Division
Performs R&D on chemical and immuno assys for agricultural, veterinals studies.

Envision Online Media Inc.
Innovative new media solutions for business; user-friendly presentations, web projects and web applications facilitate customer interaction and enhance customer relations.

EOD Performance Inc. (acquired by Vanguard Response Systems)
EOD Performance Inc. specializes in design and manufacture of explosive disposal equipment, our product line includes robots, inspection and search mirror, breaching system, non-magnetic tools, dual inflator, dual cap crimper, escape / rescue ladder.

ePALS Classroom Exchange
The leader in K-12 email and collaborative classroom solutions, connecting 4.5 million students and educators in 191 countries through safe webmail, moderated and interactive educational content and resources. ePALS schoolmail is a safe, affordable and customizable email solution for schools and school districts.

Epiphan Systems
A software/hardware product company focused on enabling efficient, cost-effective and profitable web-based presentation and collaboration for businesses.

Epocal Inc.
Technology development company making biochips for drug discovery and medical applications.

e-Procure Solutions Corp.
e-Procure Solutions offers web-based procurement services that enable our customers to effectively manage the procurement, financing, delivery and tracking of mission critical IT parts.

e-qual-IT Consultants Inc.
e-qual-IT is an information technology consultancy set up with small and medium-sized companies in mind. The demand from the business world and the pressure from competition requires effective investment in information technology. Such investment for a small and medium-sized company is a significant one and it is crucial that it is managed wisely.

Equasion Business Technologies Inc.
CRM Strategies and Solutions for Public and Private Sector including e-mail management, and call centre improvements. Supporting technology services include: application/database design and development.

Esper Consulting Inc.
An Ottawa-based systems and software engineering services company specializing in high-availability information systems. Services range from: project management to system and software development.

Espial Group
Leading provider of embedded software solutions for interactive applications. With proven Espial technology, customers reduce risk and time-to-market. Companies including IBM, Intel, Motorola, On Command, Philips, and Samsung have selected Espial software, which is working in more than 100 device wins. Espial has offices in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

Espirity Inc.
Specializes in Object-Oriented methodologies, Java technologies, and open source software and standards.

ESTCO Battery Management Inc.
A battery management company that developed the Battery Health Manager, a modular and customizable software and hardware system that automatically manages amd monitors stationary battery systems without having to take the system off service.

e-Storm International Consulting
e-Storm International Consulting helps SMEs in the IT sector with market entry strategies to the Bay Area.

Ethera Loudspeaker Systems
Develops products used in the field of acoustics. Its products are developed in National Research Council acoustic facilities including the International Electrotechnical Committee's listening room. Its primary products are the Ethera Vitae speaker, and the Ethera Seraph speakers.

ETRA Environmental & Technology Research Assoc. Ltd.
ETRA focus is the deposition of metal on synthetic, natural, inorganic and organic material for use in aerospace composites and for electronic shielding.

Eurocom Corporation
Canadian high-end and premium quality Notebook Computer Manufacturer, involved in R&D, and marketing of high-end and off the shelf desktop Replacement Notebook Computers. EUROCOM notebooks and LCD PC systems, powered by Intel family of Intel Pentium 4 processors, are built on a customized basis, so that clients can select the individual configurations they require. EUROCOM systems offer stylish all-in-one design, superb performance, upgrade ability and latest computing technology. All EUROCOM products are engineered for highest quality, best performance, long-term stability and serviceability. 1-877-EUROCOM

Eurodata Support Services Inc.
Sales and service of Hewlett-Packard computers across Canada and USA. Service and repair depot for Hewlett Packard computers, third party Hewlett Packard hardware and software support.

Everywhere Networks Corporation
Focused on providing manageable solutions for making business networks accessible for diverse groups of users, from anywhere, securely and affordably in order to make businesses more productive. With Everywhere Office platform, application access, security, and management are successfully integrated into a single, secure, gateway that enhances remote worker and partner productivity, reduces integration complexity and maintenance, and offers a host of manageable security features to protect internal assets.

Evorian Communications
Evorian provides international business development services for companies interested in increasing revenue through superior marketing, sales, and communications planning and development.

EWA Canada
EWA-Canada specializes in systems and software engineering, and program management services for complex systems, including Information Technology Security and Monitoring and Weapon System Electronics.

Excel Human Resources Inc.
Places job seekers in the areas of IT/IM, Administration, Accounting/Finance and senior-level specialized government positions. The number-one provider of staffing services to the federal government.

Excino Technologies Inc.
Building software for secure access management of wireless networks.

EXFO Inc. (Electro-Optical Engineering)
Design and manufacturer of fiber-optic test, measurement, monitoring and automation solutions for the global telecommunications industry. Markets more than 90 product families to 2000 customers in 70 countries around the world.

Exia Corporation
Leader in useful software solutions. The field of useful software combines art, science and business to create solutions that are both visionary and pragmatic. Useful software is characterized by the creation of business benefits that are immediate, tangible and sustained. Useful software consistently goes beyond solving problems, enabling customers to extend their value, integrate with partners and customers and accelerate their operations.

ExitCertified - Authorized Sun Education Center
Global provider of authorized technology training for Sun Microsystems, Veritas, Oracle, Symantec, Project Management and Linux.

Graphic Design and Custom Signage Company

Eyeball Networks
Specializes in internet video communication software for application developers, communication service providers and enterprises.

Eyedu Solutions
Focus is to provide customers with the best quality hardware at the most cost-effective price, and to deliver in the shortest period of time. Eyedu Solutions Inc. provides storage, server and networking products.

e-Zing Technologies
A senior search, technical professional and solutions provider. Specializing in the acquisition of senior talent for the high tech industry in Canada and the US. As well, the company provides on-site, off-site, off-shore outsourcing solutions for it's clients. Solutions offered are: Business Practice Outsourcing (BPO),HR and eHR outsourcing, software project development, database design, maintenance and migration, e-commerce, intranet/internet applications, CRM applications, sales/marketing outsourcing amongst others solutions.
Facing pages
in a double-sided document, the two pages that appear as a spread when the publication is opened.

Stands for Frequently Asked Questions

A progressive fading away of the edge of an image, blending it with the background. Feathering tools are found in image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

to insert small amounts of additional leading between lines, paragraphs, and before and after headings in order to equalize the baselines of columns on a page.

Feathering the edge of a graphic image gradually dissipates the edge, making the edge look blurry.

a fabric of natural or synthetic fibers used in the press section of a papermkaing machine to absorb water from the paper as it is manufactured. see also felt finish, papermaking.

Felt Finish
a soft texture that affects the look but not the strength of an uncoated paper. A felt finish can be created at the wet end during the papermaking process in one of two ways; either with a roll that is covered with a felt, or with a rubber roll with a felt-patterned finish. An embossed felt finish is creat- ed off the machine, after the paper has dried. Champion Carnival Felt is an example of a paper with a felt finish created during the papermaking process. see also felt finish, finish, papermaking, wet end.

Felt Side
the top side of the paper, which comes in contact with the dandy roll and felts during the papermaking process. The bottom side of the paper, which comes in contact with the wire (forming fab- ric) or the papermaking machine, is called the wire side. The felt side of a paper may appear to be softer, while the wire side of a paper may have more "tooth." During printing, the softer texture of the felt side of an uncoated paper may pick up slightly more ink than the wire side of the same sheet, and the printer may have to adjust ink densities to compensate for this. Paper is generally packed and shipped as it is made: felt side up. see also finish, papermaking, tooth, two-sidedness, wire side.

filaments of plant tissue, such as cottom fiber and wood fiber. Some specialty papers may contain synthetic fibers, such as rayon or nylon. see also ingredients of paper.

Fiber-added Paper
paper with visible fibers, flecks, and specks. The term may be a bit misleading because all paper is made from fiber. The most common fiber additives are wood chips, colored cotton fibers, and colored rayon fibers. see also recycled paper, recycled-content paper.

A collection of data stored on a disk. This can be a document, an application or resource. "
file extension An optional addition to the file name as an abbreviated suffix at the end of a filename. (such as photo .eps ) It is used to describe the file type or application that created the file. It is always separated from the filename by a period.

A name given to a particular file.

materials like clay added to pulp before it's formed into paper. Fillers improve a sheet's smoothness, brightness, and affinity for ink. see also clay, ingredients of paper.

A term used in online marketing that describes a web site's ability to be found easily via the search engines , directories , and other online resources.

the surface characteristics of a paper. Finishes may be created on-machine or off-machine. On-machine finishing can be done two ways: for a smooth or vellum finish, pressure is imparted on the sheet with a finishing "stack." Laid of felt finishes are made with a marking roll, which actually presses the pattern into the paper shile it's still wet. Off-machine finishes are called embosses. This is a separate step that presses the paper between a steel pattern roll and either a hard cotton backing roll (to create the finish on both sides), or a plastic roll (for smoothness on one side). Several generic terms describe the various finishes of uncoated paper, such as vellum, smooth, and laid. Individual paper manufacturers may not use these terms consistently, instead unsing unique finishes or unique names for common finishes. see also calendering, embossed, papermaking, supercalender.

preparing printed pages for use. Most printed jobs require one or more finishing steps, such as trimming, folding, or binding. see also binding, folding, trimming.

Vector graphic animation software from Macromedia that allows Flash graphics to look the same across all browsers, as long as the plug-in is installed. One of the advantages of Flash animations is their relatively fast download time.

a direct (not offset) printing method that uses relief plates, similar to rubber stamps, which are made from rubber or photopolymer. The flexible plates are wrapped around a cylinder on the printing press. "Flexo" workds best when printing large areas of solid color, making it popular for printing plastic bags, wrapping paper, and milk cartons. It's also used for the Sunday color comics and newspaper inserts. Rubber manufactures, eager to find new uses for rubber, have invested heavily in flex- ographic research, and improvements have been made in ink coverage and four-color registration. see also four-color process, offset, plate, printing process, registration, relief.

This is a prepress program that reads a disk (or other media) and checks for and identifies missing fonts, embedded graphics, bad traps, and many other potential problems.

a method for removing ink from paper during the deinking process by floating if off the paper. see also deinking.

Fluorescent Dye
a coloring agent added to paper to increase its brightness. Fluorescent dyes give white papers added brilliance in natural light and may add a slight cast like blue or green. see also brightness, refractiveness, whiteness.

A proprietary color matching system for process color.

Foil Stamping
to cover paper with a thin, flexible sheet of metal or other material. The foil, which may be clear or opaque, comes in a range of colors, and is carried on a plastic sheet. Stamping separates the foil from the plastic and makes it adhere to the paper. Foild stamping can be combined with embossing or debossing as an added design element. see also debossing, embossing.

doubling up a sheet of paper so that one part lies on top of another. Folding stresses the paper fibers. To create a smooth, straight fold, heavy papers, like cover stocks and bristols, need to be scored before they're folded. Multiple fold strength is important in printed pieces like books, maps, and pamplets. It's far less important in one-fold opera- tions like greeting cards or envelops, where fold cracking is the vital consideration. Folding strength is negatively affected y the drying heat of various printing and finishing operations. see also binding, finishing, gatefold, imposition, scoring, signature.

a page number, often set with running headers or footers.

A font is a complete set of characters in a particular size and style of type. This includes the letter set, the number set, and all of the special character and diacritical marks you get by pressing the shift, option, or command/control keys. For example, Times NewRoman Bold Italic is one font, and Times NewRoman Bold is another font. Times NewRoman is a single typeface .

the assembled pages and images as printed on a single large sheet, before trimming. With the correct imposition, the pages of a form will be in correct order after folding and trimming. Once folded and trimmed, a form becomes a "signature." see also folding, imposition, signature, trimming.

the uniformity of fibers in a sheet of paper. For example, paper with fine formation has evenly dispersed fibers, and will be smoother and more uniform than a paper with uneven forma- tion. The tighter the fibers are bound, the more uniform the surface, and the better the printed sheet usually looks. see also fiber, grain.

HTML tags that define and label text-entry boxes , check boxes , radio buttons , and/or drop-down menus to create simple on-screen forms for collecting information from the viewer.

Four-color Process
a method that uses dots of magenta (red), cyan (blue), yellow, and black to simulate the continuous tones and variety of colors in a color image. Reproducing a four-color image begins with separating the image into four different halftones by using color filters of the opposite (or negative) color. For instance, a red fil- ter is used to capture the cyan halftone, a blue filter is used to capture the yellow halftone, and a green filter is used to capture the magenta halftone. Because a printing press can't change the tone intensity of ink, four-color process relies on a trick of the eye to mimic light and dark areas. Each halftone separation is printed with its process color (magenta, cyan, yellow, and black). When we look at the final result, our eyes blend the dots to recreate the continuous tones and variety of colors we see in a color photograph, painting, or drawing. see also color separation, continuous tone, dots per inch, halftone, screen subtractive color, touchplate.

a papermaking machine with a horizontal continuous wire belt. A slurry of pulp is poured or sprayed onto the wire (forming fabric); the water is then drained off and pressed out; and the paper is dried. see also papermaking.

In animation , a frame is a single graphic image in a sequence of graphic images.

In HTML, providing the ability to break a web page into multiple, separately scrollable areas. Because some search engines cannot follow links in a framed web site, a good web designer will contain text in a NOFRAMES-tag and provide a link for search engines to index your site.

paper that contains no more than 10% mechanical wood pulp. Most freesheet papers are "free" of mechanical (groundwood) pulp. see also pulping wood, uncoated freesheet, uncoated paper

Software distributed for free on the web.

FTP Stands for F ile T ransfer P rotocol. FTP allows you to copy or send files (HTML-documents, graphic images, spreadsheets) from one computer to another via the Internet.

Fuorescent Inks
printing inks that both emit and reflect light. Generally, these inks are brighter and more opaque than traditional inks. Using one or more fluorescent inks can actually brighten a printed image - especially four-color process printing on uncoated stock. On the down side, fluorescent inks are not colorfast and will fade in bright light and sunlight over time. They can also have a negative effect on dot gain and trapping, making the printing less sharp and without as much detail. see also dot gain, trapping

fully prepared pulp and all its ingredients: fiber, fillers, sizing, and pigments - diluted with water and ready for the papermak- ing machine. Furnish contains about 99% water. see also paper, pulp, slurry.

in traditional publishing, the type set in long columns, not laid out on a page. In desktop publishing, galleys can be printed out using a page-assembly program, for proofreading and copyfitting purposes.

two or more parallel folds on a sheet of paper with the end flaps folding inward. see also folding.

An eight bit (256 colors or shades of grey) or less computer file format by Compuserve. Commonly used to post photographic images to computer bulletin boards and the internet, GIF files are almost never used for professional printing.

the property that's responsible for coated paper's shiny or lustrous appearance; also the measure of a sheet's surface reflectivity. Gloss is often associated with quality: higher qua- lity coated papers exhibit hight gloss. Champion Kromekote is a paper noted and sold for its exceptionally high gloss. see also cast coating, coated paper.

A glow is the opposite of a shadow in that it creates a surrounding highlight of an image. A high radiance creates a soft, subtle glow and a low radiance creates a hard, bright glow, such as a neon glow.

a type or class of paper identified as having the same composi- tion and characteristics. Grade is a generic paper category, such as writing, offset, cover, tag, and index paper. It can also refer to the quality level of the paper; or to a mill's specific brank of paper, such as Champion Carnival, Benefit, or Kromekote.

A smooth progression from one color or tone to another involving two or more colors.

Grain Long
grain running along the length, or long side, of a sheet of paper (23"x35"). Fibers line up parallel to the long side of the paper. This book in your hands is an example of grain-long binding. see also grain, grain short.

Grain Short
grain running along the width, or short side, of a sheet of paper (35"x23"). Fibers line up parallel to the short side of the paper. see also grain, grain long.

the direction in which more fibers lie in a sheet of paper. As paper is formed, the slurry of fibers moves forward on the forming wire at high speeds, aligning the fibers in the direction of the movement and creating the grain. At the same time, the machine shakes the slurry of fibers from side to side, so that the fibers crisscross. This crisscrossing creates a web of fibers, and gives the paper strength in both directions while maintaining a predominant grain, or direction. As the moisture in the air changes, the individual fibers take in moisture and swell sideways, rather than from end to end; this explains why paper will expand or shrink across the grain, and is more flexible along the grain and stiffer against the grain. For books and other bound work, the grain should run parallel with the binding, creating a smoother fold, making the pages easier to turn, and allowing the paper to swell across the grain. If the binding runs across the grain, the free ends of the paper will swell or shrink with moisture changes, but the bound ends will not. The book will buckle and the binding will weaken. With sheet paper, the grain direction is indicated by underscor- ing the dimension along which the grain lies, or by changing the order of the numbers. For example, a 23"x35" sheet is grain long; a grain short sheet is indicated by 25"x35", or 35"x23". On web paper, the grain runs along the length of the paper web. see also binding, formation, grain long, grain short, papermaking, slurry.

weight in grams of a quantity of paper cut to sheets that measure one square meter. see also weight.

A non text item, illustration, photograph or artwork.

Graphic Backgrounds
The bottom-most layer on a web page, usually with either a design or color that highlights the above copy. A small graphic can be tiled to create a background texture for a web page.

Graphic design
Visual representation of an idea or concept. The term is used as a collective name for all activities relating to visual design, including web design, logo design etc.

Graphic Designer
The person who puts Graphic Designs together, many of whom now use computers, drafting and illustration techniques and other tools to create with.

a printing process that uses intaglio, or recessed, image carri- ers. The image carrier, which is flat or cylindrical, moves through an ink pool. A blade scrapes excess ink off the plane of the plate, leaving ink in the recessed wells. A second cylinder presses the paper onto the plates, where it picks up ink from the wells. The high speed of gravure presses and the durability of the metal intaglio plates make gravure an economical printing method suitable for large print runs (more than two million copies). see also intaglio, plate, printing methods

An application of black ink (for print) or the color black (for the screen) that simulates a range of tones. Grayscale images have no hue (color). In print design, a grayscale graphic image appears to be black, white, and shades of gray, but it only uses a single color ink.

Usually nonsense words and letterforms that are not legible, used in a design to aproximate the "color" of a page. Used primarily before final text is available for a client comps.

Greeked text
in page-assembly programs, text that appears as gray bars approximating the lines of type rather than actual characters. This speeds up the amount of time it takes to draw images on the screen.

This is a color mode where there are no colors in use. There is just black, white, and various shades in between. In the print world, a greyscale image is actually made up of just black ink. The value of the grey depends on the density and size of the black dots printed. In photographs, halftones are produced to simulate various shades.

Gripper Edge
the leading edge of paper that moves through a printing press or folding machine. No printing can take place on the outside 3/8" of the paper on the gripper edge. see also gripper.

the row of clips holding the sheet of paper as it speeds through the press. see also gripper edge.

Groove Finish
a textured paper like Champion Carnival Groove, with shallow, parallel furrows or grooves running along the surface. This finish is created by embossing the paper after it comes off the paper- making machine. see also embossing, finishes.

Groundwood Paper
paper that contains between 10 and 75% of groundwood pulp. The groundwood pulping process, also know as mechanical pulping, leaves many natural impurities, like lignin, in the paper. As a result, groundwood paper is less bright and ages faster than freesheet paper, which is made from chemical pulping. Groundwood paper isn't recommended for any printed matter that is expected to last over time. The advantages of ground- wood are that it's lightweight, bulky, and economical. An example of a groundwood paper is Champion Maineweb, manufactured for catalogs and magazines. see also bulk, freesheet, lignin, pulping wood, uncoated groundwood.

(Graphical User Interface) This is a u ser interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text. When designing a website, it is important to design the GUI effectively.

a machine used to trim stacks of paper, which works like the original French guillotine worked. A cutting blade moves between two upright guides and slices the paper uniformly as it moves downward. see also trimming, trim size.

In double-sided documents, the combination of the inside margins of facing pages; the gutter should be wide enough to accommodate binding.

Hairline rule
Generally the thinnest line likely to print. This is usually .25 of a point.

A process that will reproduce a continous tone image on a press by splitting up the image into a pattern of dots. The dots vary in size, determining tones or shades.

Halftone screen
in traditional publishing, the screen through which a continuous-tone image is photographed, measured in lines per inch. Although digital halftones are not actually photographed through a screen, the term is still used to describe the size of the dots; the larger the dots (fewer lines per inch), the more grainy the image. Special screens can be used for special effects.

Hang indent alignment
type set so that the first line is flush left and subsequent lines are indented.

Hard hyphen
a non breaking hyphen, used when the two parts of the hyphenated word should not be separated. As opposed to a soft (or normal) hyphen, on which the word-wrapping function of a program will break a line.

Hard return
a return created by the Return or Enter key, as opposed to a word-wrap, or soft return, which will adjust according to the character count and column width.

Hardwood Pulp
pulp made from deciduous trees (trees that drop their leaves, such as maple and oak). Hardwood pulp has short fibers, which give paper bulk, body, and smoothness. Papers are often made from a blend of hardwood and softwood pulps, combining the qualities of both into a single paper. see also softwood pulp.

a line or lines of copy set in a larger face than the body copy.

the compartment that holds pulp slurry before it is sprayed or poured onto the paper-forming wire of a papermaking machine. see also papermaking, slurry, wet-end

A proprietary color separation process, developed by Pantone, that uses six (6) instead of four process colors.

A numbering system which uses a base of 16. The first ten digits are 0-9 and the next six are A-F. Hexadecimal numbers are used to color web pages. For example, the hexadecimal equivalent for the color white is #FFFFFF.

an irregularity in the ink coverage of a printed area. Hickeys are caused by paper or pressroom dust, dirt, or pick out on the printing blanket, all of which prevents the ink from adhering to the paper surface. see also dust, picking, pick out

A color model that characterizes colors by h ue, l ightness and s aturation.

A color model that characterizes colors by h ue, s aturation and b rightness.

A color model that characterizes colors by h ue, s aturation and v alue.

Abbreviation for H yper t ext M arkup L anguage; a cross-platform text-formatting system for creating web pages, including copy, images, sounds, frames, animation and more.

The actual color of an object. Hue is measured as a location on a color wheel, expressed in degrees. Hue is also understood as the names of specific colors, like blue, red, yellow, etc.

equipment used to slurry pulp. Water is added to dry pulp and fillers, and agitated until the mixture becomes about the consis- tency of oatmeal cereal. see also papermaking, slurry.

A hyperlink, more commonly called a link, is an electronic connection between one web page to either (1) other web pages on the same web site, or (2) web pages located on another web site. More specifically, a hyperlink is a connection between one page of a hypertext document to another.

Hypertext is any text that can be chosen by a reader and which causes another document to be retrieved and displayed.

Hyphenation zone
For ragged-right text, an arbitrary zone about 1/5 to 1/10 of the length of the line; if a long word is not hyphenated and leaves a gap within that zone, discretionary hyphens are used to fill the line.

An individual who draws or paints images for use in commercial art. Many new tools allow a variety of expressions with traditional media or new computer enhanced illustration techniques.

Image area
the area on a page within which copy is positioned; determined by the margins.
image editor A pixel-based application (such as Adobe Photoshop) used for manipulating scanned or computer generated images.

image map
A website term that refers to an image containing embedded links to urls, images or documents. A link is activated when clicking on the proper area of the image.

A high resolution device that prints directly to plate ready film. Many imagesetters outpur film at 2400 DPI (dots per inch).

also called image assembly; refers to assembling printed matter in a way that results in pages appearing in correct sequence. imposition process see also backing up, folding, form, make-ready, manufacturing order signature.

Impression Cylinder
the cylinder or flat bed of a printing press that holds paper while an inked image from the blanket is pressed upon it. see also offset planographic.

A unit of measurement equal to six (6) picas or seventy two (72) points.

Index Paper
a stiff, inexpensive paper with a smooth finish. The high bulk but low weight of this paper makes it a popular choice for business reply cards. The basic size of index paper is 25.5"x30.5". see also basic size.

Information Page
A static web page that is designed, coded, and written primarily for a target audience but formatted for optimal search engine and directory positioning.

Ingredients of Paper
all the materials used to make the mat of fibers known as paper. The one essential ingredient is cellulose fiber. The rest of the ingredients enhance the paper adding body, reducing cost, or changing color. see also cellulose fiber, clay, filler, furnish, papermaking, pigment pulp, resin, sizing.

a combination of pigment, pigment carrier or vehicle, and additives. Careful ink formulation by the printer can reduce or prevent smudging, unevenness, picking, and additional printing problems associated with ink. The ink used for a particular job depends on the paper specified and the printing process used. see also dry trap, tack, UV ink, vegetable-based ink, wet trap.

Ink Absorption
capacity to accept or absorb ink. see also absorbency, ink holdout.

Ink Holdout
resistance to the penetration of ink. Coated papers tend to have good ink holdout. The ink pigments sit on the surface of the coating, and are not absorbed into the spaces between the paper fibers. This minimizes dot spread and results in a sharp image. Uncoated papers tend to absorb ink into the sheet, but printers can compensate for this and still produce a very bright, sharp image on uncoated paper. see also coated paper, dot compensation, ink absorption.

a method of printing in which an image or letter is cut into the surface of wood or metal, creating tiny wells. Printing ink sits in these wells, and the paper is pressed onto the plate and into the wells, picking up the ink. see also engraving, gravure, printing methods.

This is a web graphic technique used to have an image appear in steps (with a rough image appearing first, and then progressively getting more detail), rather than waiting for the full source image to appear. This is getting less and less used as broadband Internet picks up steam.

Interlaced GIF
A feature of the GIF89a (Graphics Interchange Format) file format that displays images in two passes of alternating lines rather than loading images one line at a time.

The interconnected structure of networks connecting computers around the world.

Interstitial An interstitial is a web advertisement that appears in a separate browser window, other than the target web page.

any slanted or leaning letter designed to complement or be compatible with a companion roman typeface.

Jacques Whitford
Offers a comprehensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services including: Geotechnical Engineering, Waste Management Analysis and Planning, Noise and Air Quality, Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Biological and Natural Resources Studies, Geographic Information Systems and Database Management, Materials Engineering and Research, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology, Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Urban and Rural Planning.

JAE Automation
A Systems Integration firm specializing in PLC programming, SCADA/HMI, Robot integration and Electrical design. Automation solutions and consulting services.

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Offers a full range of services in the Information Technology business. We can help you when you need experts in system analysis, software development, secure and dynamic web sites creation, network planning and implantation, communication systems setup, system migration as well as formation and support.

Jain Enterprises
Provides solutions for companies looking to further develop their presence in the local and international market using the internet. Specializes in graphical media and web development.

Jambalaya Technologies Inc.
Develops software based decision support systems to simplify, enhance and optimize job scheduling of CNC controlled materials processing machines for Advanced Manufacturing and Photonic device fabrication.

JDS Uniphase Corporation
Designs, manufactures and distributes a broad range of fiberoptic components, instruments and installation (resale) products for the global fiberoptic communications market. Provides customer-focused innovative solutions through product development, precision manufacturing and product reliability.

JFL Peripheral Solutions
JFL Peripheral Solutions provides Custom Software Development, Toolkits, Licensing and Consulting Services. These services and products are backed by extensive programming experience with 16 and 32 bit Windows Applications and Drivers. JFL also has special expertise working with the TWAIN protocol and SCSI devices and has successfully completed projects in these areas for some of North America's key high tech companies.

Johnson Controls Limited
Sales and service of pneumatic and electronic controls and energy management systems.

Johnston & Buchan LLP
Provides specialized legal services to communications and technology companies.

Joseph Williams and Associates Inc. (JWAI)
JWAI offers a broad spectrum of services, including IT and non-IT Business Consulting.

JSI Telecom Inc.

Design, manufacture and sale of communications interception equipment used by law enforcement agencies, telephone companies, and military organizations for evidence collection.

J-Squared Technologies
J-Squared Technologies is a leading Manufacturers' Representative in the Canadian market. Since our inception in 1990, J-Squared Technologies has distinguished itself as the most technically proficient solutions provider in our marketplace. Our sales engineers are committed to working with our customers and principals to provide leading-edge solutions.

Jukie Networks
Specializes in software development and consulting including: Linux kernel development; such as device drivers, and embedded configuration.

Juniper Networks
Leading provider of next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment that enables service providers to offer unique, high-value services to their business and residential customers across both voice and data networks.

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JuxtaComm Technologies Inc. specializes in the development of software products that streamline, simplify, and cost-reduce the data management of business transactions conducted over the electronic networks. JuxtaComm is a revolutionary new data translation tool for the Information Systems community. JuxtaComm is a universal data translator that enables the seamless exchange of data between heterogeneous systems in constantly evolving system environments. The company was formed in 1996 by an experienced group of data systems analysts and senior consultants in response to the database interaction challenges, expertise in EDI, MQ, and multi-platform initiaves.

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k sharp delivers a comprehensive set of analytical solutions for evaluating and improving software quality. With k sharp, developers and acquirers of software intensive systems can objectively gauge the quality of source code or black-box components. We provide authoritative expertise and tools through our partnerships and active research program.

Kaltron Associates Ltd.
Engineering and rep firm, electronics.

Kamber Systems
Provides leading-edge administrative software solutions to the global death-care industry. Toll Free: 866-339-3303

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As a full service developer, KRP Developments is an experienced and talented group of professionals capable of providing turnkey real estate development, project and construction management, property management and asset management services.

Kanatek Technologies Inc.
Focuses on storage management and Internet/intranet applications, and provides engineering services and integrated business solutions.

Kaszas Communications
Marketing communication strategy, positioning & writing for private businesses.

Kaytronics Inc.
Kaytronics, a leading Sales Representative organization with 5 Canadian offices, represents world-class manufacturers of high-tech semiconductor, passive and electromechanical components. Key target markets include office automation, telecommunications.

Keepers Inc.
Specializes in managerial and executive leadership and team development.

Kelsar Inc.
Progressive start-up which is revolutionizing the way people work. Its products and services allow for remote distributed development of IT software. Online tools for project management, process control and tailoring, and an Integrated Development Environment which is the first of its kind, combined with partnerships with tech savvy companies and independent contractors from around the world add to its unique and highly efficient offering

Keshet Technologies
Keshet Technologies is a partnership company pioneering a new approach to the commercialization of IM/IT products. By facilitating the sales channels, back office functions and management expertise critical to market success, Keshet is able to leverage partner's core competencies and reduce the amount of time and risk associated with commercialization.

Ketchum Manufacturing Ltd.

Metal and plastics stamping, including a wide variety of identification tags many of which are consecutively numbered.

Best choice for all your computer & Internet Needs. We provide services from web design, hosting and maintenance to computer sales, service and networking.

KeySpire Inc.
Provides software-based security products and services.

KFA Consulting
Provides communications consulting solutions to government and industry. Services include documentation, training, course development and more.

Kingsford Consulting Ltd.
Helps technology companies take products and services to market. Applies the fundamentals of market definition, segmentation, positioning and sales channel development to create a compelling "go-to-market" strategy.

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Patent and trade mark agents.

Kischi Konsulting Inc.
Provides information technology professional consulting services to both federal government and private sector organizations. Includes IT business planning and architecture, marketing support, systems development, project management, and more.

KJR NetLinks
Provides knowledge base, issue and alert management ASP applications for web-based customer self-service, partner and call center support.

Klarnet Scientific Inc.
Provides scientific consulting, and software development in photonics technology. Designs optical waveguides and fibre devices.

klocwork Inc.
A leading provider of software intelligence solutions that detect, correct, and prevent the introduction of source code and design defects. Klocwork's suite of products, inForce, inSpect, inSight and inTellect, integrate into existing critical and large-scale C, C++ and Java environments and perform a detailed source code and design analysis to reveal defects affecting quality, software roadblocks to improved productivity, as well as providing ongoing management reporting and developer assistance. Toll Free: 1-866-556-2967.

KnowTech Solutions Inc.

KnowTech Solutions provides Software Engineering and Advanced Technology based solutions to promote competitive advantage. KnowTech has extensive experience in Strategic Information Technology Planning and both Business and Information Modeling based application building using CASE and RAD methodologies.

Drives improvements in IT Service Management by employing industry-proven methodologies, tools and expertise leading to better service, cost control and manageability for our clients.

Kokopelli Networks
Solutions for managing digital property on P2P networks.

KOM Networks Inc.
Developer of enterprise-wide data storage management strategies and software solutions.

Komtech Inc.

Design and development of injected moulded plastic products for the electronic and telecommunications industries. Provide moulds for plastic injection; assembly of plastic product; pad printing; post mould machining.

Laid Finish
a paper with a translucent pattern of lines running both parallel to, and across the grain. Laid finished paper like Champion Mystique is created by dropping a patterned dandy roll onto the paper machine while the paper is still wet. see also dandy roll, finish.

An image or page in a horizontal format, where the width is greater than the height.

The orientation of a document that is to display a page length wise instead of up and down. A brochure will often be a landscape document, where the width is wider than the height.

Lap register
used with knockouts, images of different colors are slightly overlapped, to avoid the appearance of a white line between the two inks.

Laser Compatible
paper that performs on a laser printer or copier. Laser compatible paper has good dimensional stability that keeps it from curling, changing shape, and causing paper jams in printers and copiers. All of the premium writing grades that Champion manufactures are laser compatible. see also dimensional stability, xerography.

The process of positioning text and graphics on a page. Also the design of a page or book. This can include page size, page numbers, type size, typeface and titles.

a line of dots or dashes to lead the eye across the page to separated copy.

Leading (pronounced "led-ding")
The space, measured in points, between the baseline of one line of text to the next baseline of type. (Original name derived from the strips of lead placed between lines of hot type in the early 1900's.)

in typography, the shapes of the characters.

a relief printing method. Printing is done using cast metal type or plates on which the image or printing area are raised above the nonprinting areas. Ink rollers touch only the top surface of the raised areas; the nonprinting areas are lower and do not receive ink. The inked image is transferred directly to the page, resulting in type of images that may actually be depressed or debossed into the paper by the pressure of the press. see also printing methods, relief.

in typography, characters that are bound to each other, such as "oe" and "ae." In professional typefaces, the lowercase "f" is also often set as a ligature in combination with other characters such as "fi" and "fl."

Light (font)
a font that is lighter than the roman (normal, plain, or book) version of the typeface.

the natural, glue-like substance that holds together the cellulose fibers of wood plants. Lignin that is left in pulp causes paper to age and yellow over time. see also acid-free, cellulose fiber, groundwood paper.

paper that has the same appearance and characteristics on both sides (the opposite of two-sided). see also twin-wire machine, two-sidedness.

Line art: black-and-white artwork with no gray areas. Pen-and-ink drawings are line art, and most graphic images produced with desktop publishing graphics programs can be treated as line art. For printing purposes, positive halftones can be handled as line art.

Linen Finish
a paper finish that is similar to the texture of linen fabric, such as Champion Carnival Linen. Linen finishes are embossed after the paper comes off the paper machine. see also embossing, finish.

Lines Per Inch (lpi)
the number of lines in an inch, as found on the screens that create halftones and four-color process images (for example, "printed 175-line screen"). The more lines per inch, the more detailed the printed image will be. With the demand for computer-generated imagery, the term "dots per inch" (which refers to the resolution of the output), is replacing the term "lines per inch." see also dpi, four-color process, halftone, screen .

Text that is categorized, be it bulleted, numbered, or unnumbered. The default list bullets and numbers are black with no special effects. To make a bulleted list using graphic images as bullets, web graphic designers use a table format.

short for lithography or offset lithography.

a printing process using flat surface planographic plates nally stone) that is based on the principle that oil and water don't mix. The image to be lithographed is created on the plate with greasy material that repels water. Water is run over the plate, and the non-image areas absorb it. When the oily ink hits the plate, it's attracted to the similarly greasy image, and repelled by the rest of the wet plate. When paper is pressed onto the plate, it picks up the ink (and a bit of the water). This process is now used primarily for limited-edition prints. see also offset, planographic, plate, printing process.

A symbol, name or design consisting of type and/or artwork, symbolizing a product or an organization's identity.

a symbol, mark, or identifying name.

Lossless Compression
In graphic design, lossless compression refers to a data compression technique where the file quality is preserved and no data is lost. Lossless compression is commonly used on GIF images, but can only reduce file size to about half of its original size. Lossy compression, by contrast, eliminates some data can further decrease file size.

Lossy Compression
A term coined by graphics programmers to refer to a technique of shrinking file sizes by giving away some precision of detail. JPEG is an example of a file that is compressed this way. By reducing the so-called quality of a picture when you save it, you can make the file size smaller. Many photos can take of loss of fine detail before it becomes noticeable on a web page.

A small lens used to examine the quality of printing proofs, film, photographs, transparencies, etc. Some have built in measurements

Low-resolution image
A low-resolution image is a low-detail scan made from, for example a photograph.

L ines P er I nch. When photographs or shades or tints of a color are printed, they're screened. The LPI represents the number of rows of dots per each inch. A greater number produces greater resolution.

From the German word for magnifying glass, a lens used by photographers, printers, and designers to examine details in printed materials.

M weight
the weight in pounds of 1,000 sheets (or two standard 500- sheet reams) or paper. On the label of a paper ream, the M weight is often given after the dimensions of the paper in the ream: for example, 23"x29"-42M. The capital letter M, like the Roman numeral

designates 1,000; the 42 indicates that the 1,000 sheets weigh 42 lbs. see also basis weight, ream weight, weight. "
Machine Coated paper that is coated on the papermaking machine. see also coated paper.

Machine Finish
a paper texture of finish imparted onto the paper white it's still on the papermaking machine. see also felt finish, finish, vellum. "

a capital letter.

all the activities involved in preparing a printing press for a print run, such as setting the registration, balancing the color, and adjusting the plates and blankets for paper thickness. see also imposition, impression cylinder, plate, printing methods, registration.

Making Order
see manufacturing order manufacturing order also know as making order. A quantity of paper manufactured to custom specifications, such as a special weight, color, or size not available as a standard stocking item. Special order require- ments are necessary, and should be discussed with a local paper consultant.

A masthead is a graphic image placed on top of a web page that tells end users what page they are on. Masthead images can contain photos, text, shapes, and/or image maps.

The title of a newspaper, newsletter or publication appearing on the front page. Also called a nameplate.

the credit box, headed by the publication name, that lists sponsors, editors, writers, designers, illustrators, photographers, and others, along with the publication office address, subscription and advertisinginformation, etc.

Match Color
a custom-blended ink that matches a specified color exactly. Match colors are used to print line copy and halftones in one, two, three, or occasionally more colors. The specified colors are chosen from color systems. The most widely used systems are the PATONE MATCHING SYSTEM, Colorcurve, and Toyo. see also Colorcurve, PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, Toyo.

Match Print
A color proofing system developed by 3M. A high quality proofing system.

Matte Coated
a non-glossy coating on paper, generally used to refer to papers having little or no gloss. A matte coated sheet is often specified when there is a lot of type, since it makes for easier reading. see also coated paper, dull coated, finish, gloss.

(noun) in typography, the length of a line, even if the line is not filled with characters (such as a centered or partial line), designated in picas. When the text is set in columns, the line length is called columnmeasure.

Mechanical Pulping
separating wood fibers for pulp by grinding wood chips mechani- cally, rather than by using a chemical process.

a distributor of papers, often representing several different paper mills or manufacturers.

meta tag
An HTML tag that provides search engines information such as descriptions and keywords pertaining to a specific website.

the tendency of color to change with the light source in which it's viewed. For example, two reds may appear to match under fluorescent light, but clash badly in the light of the sun.

Meta-tags are HTML tags that can be used to identify the creator of a web page, what HTML specifications a web page follows, the keywords and description of the page, etc. The most common use of a meta-tag in online marketing is the keyword and description tags, which tell the search engines that index meta-tags what description to use in their search query results.

for a halftone, a special screen that produces connected, dusty-looking dots.

Mill Broke
paper generated at the paper mill prior to completion of the manufacturing process. Wet mill broke originates at the wet end of the papermaking machine, while dry mill broke comes from the dry end of the papermaking machine. see also dry end, wet end

the physical site where paper is manufactured;refers to a company that manufactures paper. Champion premium papers, for example, are manufactured at the Hamilton, Ohio mill. Champion is also referred to as a mill.

a lowercase letter.

A modem (modulator/demodulator) is the hardware required to connect telephone lines and is essential for dial-up connections to the Internet.

Moderated Discussion List/Newsgroup
The person who categorizes the topics and selects posts is the moderator. Thus, a moderation discussion list or newsgroup is a service in which the moderator organizes participants' comments or suggestions are organized into topics or categories.

moiré (pronounced "mo-ray")
An unwanted pattern occuring in halftone reproduction due to positioning dot screens at the wrong angles or poor registration. Moiré also occurs when scanning an image that has a halftone screen without without using a descreening filter.

Monospaced type
a (typewriter) typeface in which the amount of horizontal space taken up by each character is the same.

A technique used on the Internet where an image changes to another image when the mouse pointer moves over the image. An example of this is a button where it looks like it is being pressed down when you move the mouse pointer over it. Mouseovers can also be used to trigger navigation changes and pop-up windows.

A form of communication combining text with graphics, page layout, video, audio, animation, and so forth.

The title of a newspaper, newsletter or publication appearing on the front page. Also called a masthead .

Neon Glow
Type of glow on a graphic image that gives the appearance of neon lighting.

Nested stories
in newsletter/magazine layout, stories run in multiple columns at different column depths.

Accepted, proper behavior on the Internet. The term especially applies to email and newsgroup posts.

Someone who is new to the web, a newsgroup or e-mail, or any other Internet application. Negative space: in design, the space where the figure isn't -- in artwork, usually the background; in a publication, the parts of the page not occupied by type or graphics.

Newsprint Paper
a grade of paper made primarily from groundwook (mechanical) pulp rather than chemical pulp, resulting in a short lifespan. Newsprint is one of the least expensive printing papers. see also groundwood paper, pulping wood.

A random appearance of pixels on an image to create an effect or decrease definition.

Objected-oriented (mode)
the Draw graphics mode. A set of algorithms describe graphic form in abstract geometrical terms, as object primitives, the most fundamental shapes from which all other shapes are made: lines, curves, and solid or patterned areas.

Oblique type
characters that are slanted to the right; sans serif typefaces often have oblique rather than true italics, which are a separate font.

OD100 Process
a proprietary term used to describe Champion's bleaching tech- nology that combines oxygen delignification and 100% substitu- tion of chlorine dioxide for elemental chlorine. see also bleach filtrate recycling, elemental chlorine free, oxygen delignification.

Office Reprographic
Paper commonly referred to as reprographic paper, includes a variety of business paper grades (both cut-size and copier rolls), like bond, mimeo, duplicator, and reproduction papers. see also bond paper, electronic printing, xerography.

Off-machine Coating
coating paper after it comes off the papermaking machine rather than while it is still on the machine. Off-machine coaters may be used to add a single layer of coating to a paper, or to add a second layer to a paper that has already been machine coated. see also coated paper.

an indirect printing process. Ink is transferred to paper from a blanket that carries an impression from the printing plate, rather than directly from the printing plate itself. Generally, when we say "offset" we mean "offset lithography," even though other printing processes, such as letterpress, may also use this indirect technique. The term offset (or "set off") can also refer to the smudges created when ink from one printed sheet transfers to another. Offset spray is used to prevent this. see also impression cylinder, lithography, planographic, plate, printing processes.

Offset Papers
book and text weight papers that are made to withstand the rigors of offset printing. These papers are more resistant to water and less susceptible to picking. Most book and text grades of paper can be used on offset presses. Often the term "offset" is used synonymously with "book." The basic size of off-set papers is 25"x38". see also basic size, book papers, picking, text paper.

Offset Printing (Offset lithography)
Currently the most common commercial printing method, in which ink is offset from the printing plate to to a second roller then to paper.

If you are connected to the Internet, you are online. Online advertising is done exclusively on the web or through e-mail.

Online Marketing
Online advertising is done exclusively on the web or through e-mail. Various types of online marketing include: affliliate programs search engine optimization banner advertising directory enhancement posts to moderated discussion lists, newsgroups, and forums email advertising online press releases

a measure of how opaque a paper is. The more fibers or fillers a paper has, the more opaque it is, and the less it allows "show- through" of the printing on the back side or on the next page. Opacity isn't always determined by thickness or weight; a thinner paper may have more opacity than a thicker paper if opacifying thickeners are used. see also calcuim carbonate, fillers, thickness, titanium dioxide, weight.

The density of an image, color or tonal value. Also the measure of transparency of type or an image.

An email marketing term in which the email recipient specifically requests receiving email related to a specific topic of interest Outline

in a page layout, the first line of a paragraph separated from the rest of the paragraph by a column or page break. Headings without enough type under them may be considered as orphans; there should be as much type below the heading as the height of the heading itself, including white space.

The outline is the outer edge of text or a graphic.

To print two or more colors in a way so they overlap. This printing technique is used to prevent gaps from turning up between colors or to add a third color.

Oxygen Delignification
a processing step that takes place after pulping and before bleaching. Oxygen is used to remove lignin (delignify) resulting in lower chemical usage in the bleach plant. see also bleaching, lignin, OD100 process.

a platform with a slatted bottom, used to hold and ship cartons of paper stacked on top of each other.

the most widely used system for specifying and blending match colors. The PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM identifies more than 700 colors. It provides designers with swatches for specific colors, and gives printers the recipes for making those colors. PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM was developed by neither a commercial printer nor an ink manufacture, leaving the choice of ink brand up to the printer. see also Colorcurve, match color, Toyo.

a complex matted web of cellulose fibers.

Consultant a representative from a paper mill or merchant who has the expertise to help designers and printers choose just the right paper for a specific job. see also manufacturing order, merchant, specifying paper.

Paper Cut
the excruciating, often unforseeable, and usually invisible-to- the-naked-eye cut received when skin slides along the edge of a piece of paper at just the wrong angle.

paper with a caliper greater than .012 inches, or 12 points. Paperboard is used primarily for packaging and construction materials. Paperboard doesn't need to have the same white- ness and brightness as premium printing and writing papers, and because the process of deinking is less important in its manufacture, it is a perfect product for using recovered fiber.

Affinity the tendency for paper and ink to attract and stay attracted to each other. This keeps the ink on the paper and off the reader's hands or the next sheet. An incompatibility between ink and paper can cause printing problems.

creating a web of fiber from plant cellulose (or, less commonly, from synthetic fbers). Papermakers today follow the same steps that its inventor, Ts'ai Lun, followed almost two thousand years ago: pulping vegetable matter and leaving the cellulose fibers behind; mixing the pulp with lots of water; draining it; forming paper on a sieve-like mold; pressing the paper to remove some of the water; and drying it to remove the rest of the water. Technology has sped up the process and helped to improve the smoothness, brightness, and printability of the paper, but it hasn't changed the essence of papermaking. papermaking process.

an aquatic plant found in northern Africa. Although papyrus is considered to be the first paper, it's not, in the strict definition of the word, paper (which is a matter web of individual fibers). Rather, early papyrus "paper" was made by peeling the plant, which is constructed like an onion, and placing one layer on top of another. The natural juices acted like glue, bonding the layers and leaving the cellular structure of the plant layers intact. see also scrolls

a writing substance made from the skin of animals. Today, parchment-like paper, or vegetable parchment, is made by dip- ping paper quickly into sulfuric acid, then quickly washing it and neutralizing the acid. This melts the fibers on the outside, which in turn coats the other fibers and fills the void between them. The result is a grease resistant sheet that is difficult to recycle.

the process of preparing mechanicals -- in traditional publishing, positioning and pasting type and graphics on a board (and overlays). In desktop publishing, page-assembly software enables the user to do electronic pasteup.

(Portable Document Format) This format developed by Adobe makes it possible to keep the exact fonts, format, and layout of a document across any platform. These files can be created in Adobe Acrobat, or any program that can output to PDF. An Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view these files.

Perfect Binding
A book binding process where pages are glued together and directly to the cover of the book. The appearance is of a flat spine on the end of the book such as a paperback book.

Press a printing press that simultaneously prints both sides of a sheet of paper as it passes through the press. On other presses, printing both sides means running the street through the press to print one side, allowing the ink to dry, turning the paper over, and then running the sheet through the press again to print the other side. see also imposition, printing methods.

a paper's ability to resist tears, fading, and general aging over time. The national standard for permanence requires a pH of 7.5-8.5; at least 2% calcium carbonate; and no ground wood or unbleached fiber. The standard also has specific fold endurance and tear resistance requirements. Paper meeting the standard for permanence can be expected to last more than 100 years. Paper with a pH level of 5.5 or higher can be expected to last up to 50 years. see also alkaline papermaking, archival paper, pH

Petroleum-based Ink
an ink using petroleum as the vehicle for carrying the pigment. Ink manufacturers are seeking new vehicles to reduce the need for petroleum-based solvents, which may be toxic at high levels. see also ink, vegetable-based ink

the measeure of the acidity or alkalinity of a material. Paper with a pH below 7.0 is considered acidic; paper with a pH above 7.0 is considered acid-free, or alkaline. see also acid-free paper, alkaline papermaking, archival paper.

Photo CD
A proprietary format developed by Eastman Kodak for storing photographic images on a compact disc. Usually 35mm format. Images can be easily accessed for use in professional printing.

Photo Illustration
An image, primarily consisting of a photograph or composite image containing a photograph.

Photo Plate
A light sensitive printing plate. The plate is developed like film, then used on a printing press.

A mechanical printing process that uses a light sensitive printing element, magnetic toner and a heating element to fuse the toner to the paper.

An image or picture made by exposing light sensitive film with a camera.

Abbreviation for Hypertext Pre-Processor.

Pica is a unit of measure commonly used in graphic design. Six picas equals roughly one inch (precisely, six picas equals .9957 inches). Most graphic design programs round off picas so that six picas exactly equals one inch.

Pick Out
a problem on press caused by unevenly sealed paper, or paper with low bonding strength. The ink "picks" off weak areas of the paper, lifting coating from a coated stock, or lifting fibers from an uncoated stock, and transferring them to the printing blanket. These fibers will eventually be transferred back onto the sheets being printed, causing inking and surface inconsistencies. see also bonding strength, hickey, picking, sizing

Pick Resistance
the ability of paper fibers to hold together during the printing process. see also bonding strength, pick out sizing

a problem generally resulting from using an ink that's too tacky for the paper it's printed on. The ink actually pulls tiny pieces of the paper off the surface of the sheet. Two types of picking are fiber bundles and coating picking. Fiber bundles are caused by weak fiber bond, and coating picking occurs when the adhesive properties of coating binder aren't strong enough to hold up the high tack of the offset printing process. see also bonding strenght, pick out, sizing

a material, such as titanium dioxide, added to pulp before it is formed into paper. White pigments boost brightness and opaci- ty; colored pigments and dyes control the shade or change the color see also fluorescent dye, ingredients of paper, opacity, titanium dioxide

Pixel (picture element)
the smallest unit that a device can address. Most often refers to display monitors, a pixel being the smallest spot of phosphor that can be lit up on the screen.

Pixel Depth
The amount of data used to describe each colored dot on the computer screen. i.e. Monochrome is 1 bit deep. Greyscale is 8 bits deep. RGB is 24 bits deep. Images to be printed as CMYK separation should be 32 bits deep.

a method for printing ink onto paper, where the image sits on the same surface as the printing plate. The image area is greased to attract ink, while the rest of the plate attracts water and repels ink. As the paper is pressed onto the flat surface of the plate, it picks up ink from the greasy image areas and a small bit of water from blank areas. This is the printing process used in lithography and offset lithography. see also lithography, offset, plate, printing methods.

brief for printing plate, generally a thin sheet of metal that carries the printing image. The plate surface is treated or configured so that only the printing image is ink receptive. see also electronic printing, intaglio, letterpress, lithography, offset, planographic, printing methods, relief

Plate Ready Film
Final photographic film used to "burn" printing plates.

A software extension that provides added capabilities to the browser, for purposes such as viewing, hearing, or saving specially formatted files. Most plug-ins are available via the creator's web page for downloading.

PMS (Pantone Matching System)
a standard color-matching system used by printers and graphic designers for inks, papers, and other materials. A PMS color is a standard color defined by percentage mixtures of different primary inks.

PNG Portable Network Graphics format
PNG (usually pronounced "ping"), is used for lossless compression. The PNG format displays images without jagged edges while keeping file sizes relatively small, making them popular on the web. PNG files are however generally larger than GIF files.

in measurements of the thickness of paper, one point is 1/1000 or .001 inches; measurements of the size of type, one point is 1/72 inch. see also caliper, thickness

point size
Measurement used to indicate the size of type.

refers to the openness or compactness of the fibers in a paper, is measured by the ability of air to pass through the sheet. The more open a paper is, the greater its porosity.

The orientation of a document that displays the longest sides of the document vertically. An example of this is an 8.5X11 paper viewed normally.

A post is a single message sent to a newsgroup or message board.

Recovered Paper paper material recovered after being used by a consumer. see also recovered paper, recycled content paper, recycled paper

for a halftone, the reduction of the number of gray scales to produce a high-contrast image.

This is a language used by postscript printers to convert documents so they can be printed.

PostScript Type
A digital font technology based on the Adobe PostScript language. One PostScript file is used for screen display and one for printing.

paper per inch, or the number of sheets in a one-inck stack of paper; used to describe the bulk of a paper. see also bulk, caliper, thickness.

Stands for pixels per inch. PPI specifies the resolution of an input device, such as a scanner, digital camera, or monitor. Web page resolution ranges from 72-96 pixels per inch. (For information on output device measurements see dpi .)

(Points Per Inch) This is the resolution of an input device. Examples include digital cameras, scanners, and monitors.

Precision Sheeting
converting rolls of paper into finished sheet sizes in a single operation.

Recovered Paper paper recovered after the papermaking process, but before use by a consumer. see also recovered paper, recycled content paper, recycled paper

The various printing related services, performed before ink is actually put on the printing press. (i.e. stripping, scanning, color separating, etc. . .)

Press Proof
a test printing of a subject prior to the final production run. Press proofs are generally printed on the paper stock that will be used for the finished project. A few sheets are run as a final check before printing the entire job.

Print Quality
the overall excellence of a printed piece. Paper, ink, press, and the skill of the press operators all affect print quality. see also printability.

how well a paper performs with ink on press. Absorbency, smoothness, ink holdout, and opacity all affect printability. see also absorbency, dimensional stability, ink holdout, opacity, relative humidity

Printer font
high-resolution bitmaps or font outline masters used for the actual laying down of the characters on the printed page, as opposed to display on the screen.

Printing Methods
a means or tool for placing ink on paper. Most printing is done with a plate. The four main types of printing methods are relief, where words or images are raised above the surface of the plate; intaglio, where they are etched through the surface; plano- graphic, on the same plane as the surface; and stencil, or screen printing, cut below the plate surface. Words and images may also be "printed" electronically, using photocopiers and inkjet printers. see also electronic printing, intaglio, letterpress, lithography, offset, planographic, plate, relief, screen printing, stencil, waterless printing, web press

The process of applying images to a variety of surfaces. Some printing processes include: offset lithography, thermography, la gravuer, letterpress, silkscreen, digital, laser, dye sub, photographic.

Process Color
Colors that are made up of the CMYK. By using halftones, you can obtain photographic full color images using just CMYK. Also known as Full Color.

Production Artist (Paste-up Artist)
A skilled laborer who produces finished camera ready or plate ready artwork from the visual elements and instructions provided by the designer or client.

progressive JPEG
A JPEG file format used to display an image progressively in steadily increasing resolutions as data is downloaded in a browser.

Proportionally spaced type
a typeface in which the set width (horizontal space) of characters is variable, depending on the shape of the character itself and the characters surrounding it.

abbreviation for "point." see also point

Pull quote
a brief phrase (not necessarily an actual quotation) from the body text, enlarged and set off from the text with rules, a box, and/or a screen. It is from a part of the text set previously, and is set in the middle of a paragraph, to add emphasis and interest.

a wet slurry of fibers and water that is the basic ingredient of paper. see also cellulose fiber, pulping wood, slurry, wet end

Pulping Wood transforming wood, the raw material of most paper, into pulp. Pulping breaks wood apart, separating the rows of cellulose fibers that are stuck together with lignin. These separated fibers will later create the matted web of fibers we know as paper. Paper may be made with pulp from just one of the following processes, or by mixing mechanical and chemical pulps.

Punctuation block
in right-justified or right-aligned text, several consecutive lines that end with punctuation and make the right margin look uneven.

a black and white image printed with four screens and four colors, such as one or more blacks and different shades of gray, used to enrich the contrast between light and dark ares. see also continuous tone, duotone, halftone, screen, tritone "
quality of an image.

software used by the publishing industry.

A search request submitted to a database (such as the search engine and directory databases) to find a particular piece of information or all records that meet the search criteria. A search query box to the search engine Google generally looks like the following:

Quick Time Video
Quick Time Video is the Apple technology that allows video, digitized sound and music, 3D, and virtual reality to be viewed on your web site. It's available for Macintosh and Windows-based computers.

Radio Button In an online form, radio buttons looks like the following: Would like information on our graphic services? Yes No If you click your mouse on the radio buttons above, you will only be able to select one answer. A radio button is different from a check box , which can accept multiple checked items at a time.

Rag Paper paper with at least 25% and as much as 100% cotton fibers. see also cotton paper

Ragged right alignment: type set so that the extra white space in a line is set at the right, giving the text a ragged margin. Usually set with flush left.

raster An image or graphic defined by pixels. A rasterized image can be very detailed, such as a photograph, but lacks the ability to be resized without loss of quality.

Ream a package containing 500 sheets of printing paper.

Ream Weight the actual weight in pounds of a ream (500 sheets) of paper. see also actual weight, basis weight, weight

Recovered Paper paper tha has been separated, diverted, or removed from the solid waste stream.

Recto: in a double-sided document, the page that appears on the right side of the spread; an even-numbered page.

Recycable, recycled paper, recycled paper recyclable suited for recycling. This term may be misleading. For exam- ple, it may be physically possible to recycle a given material, but if it is too costly to do so, or if a collection process is not in place, recycling may be impossible or economically not feasible.

Recycled Content Paper a paper product containing some, but consisting of less than 100% recovered fiber. Champion Carnival is an example of a recycled content paper. see also deinking, pre-consumer recovered paper, post-consumer recovered paper, recycled content paper

Recycled Paper a paper product consisting of 100% recovered fiber. Recovered fiber includes pre- and/or post-consumer sources. Champion Benefit is an example of a !00% recycle paper. see also deinking, pre-consumer recovered paper, post-consumer recovered paper, recycled content paper

Refining the process of cutting, breaking, and flattening the cellulose fibers in pulp. In order to form a strong, flexible paper, pulp fibers need to be flattened and frayed. The refiner has metal discs that can be adjusted to create longer or shorter fibers. see also hydropulper, papermaking

Refractiveness a measure of how much a sheet of paper deflects the light that hits it. The more light a sheet deflects, the greater its refractive- ness, allowing a printed image to be more brilliant and detailed. see also brightness, whiteness

Registration The process of alignment of the different elements in a printing job. Such as the different colored inks on a print job, so they are correctly printed next to each other or over each other . (i.e. If the inks can be seen to overlap improperly or to leave white gaps on the page, the printing is said to be "out of registration" or "poorly registered".)

Relative Humidity
balance the relative humidity of the pressroom compared to the relative humidity of the paper to be printed. Relative humidity is a mea- sure of how much moisture air or paper can hold versus how much it is actually holding at a given temperature. Before print- ing a job, the printer must "cure" the paper by letting it sit, wrapped, in the pressroom for a determined amount of time. This will bring the paper to the same temperature and humidity as the pressroom, helping to prevent several printing problems. For instance, ink on cold paper takes longer to dry than ink on room-temperature paper. Ink on dry paper may "chalk" if the dry paper absorbs the liquid in the pigment before the solid pigments adhere to the paper. Paper with too much humidity will expand, causing it to wrinkle on press. This can cause misalignment and a lack or registration in the printing. see also registration

a method for printing ink on paper, using type of images that rise above the surface of the printing plate. Ink sits on top of these raised surfaces, and as the paper is pressed onto them it picks up ink. Letterpress, flexography, and rubber stamps all use relief plates. In letterpress, intense pressure can cause images to be slightly debossed or depressed below the surface of the paper. see also flexography, letterpress, plate, printing methods

Reprographic paper
see office reprographic paper

the ability of paper to return to its original form after being stressed by bending, stretching, or compressing during the printing and finishing processes. see also bonding strength, dimensional stability, runnability, tensile, strength

a generic term referring to the materials used by paper manufac- tures to "size" paper. Rosin, a natural resin from pine trees, is used in the manufacture of acidic paper. Synthetic resins are used in the manufacture of alkaline and acid-free papers. see also acid-free, alkaline papermaking, alum, ingredients of paper, rosin, sizing.

the crispness of detail or fineness of grain in an image. Screen resolution is measured in dots by lines (for example, 640 x 350); printer resolution is measured in dpi (for example, 300 dpi). More pixels means higher resolution. The higher the resolution, the better the printed output.

white or light-colored type of images on a dark background.

This is a command found in many computer applications that returns the document to it's last saved state.

Red, Green, Blue. This is the common color space used on computers. Website graphics are saved as RGB, as well as other output that involves a monitor. Colors are determined by mixing these 3 colors together with values ranging from 0 to 255. Black has an RGB value of R=0, G=0, B=0. A light purple could be a value of is R=180, G=0, B=255.

Rich Media
Typically, a web site or banner ads that use technology more advanced than standard GIF animation. Rich media banners include: Flash, Shockwave, streaming video, Real Audio/Video, pull-down menus, search boxes, applets that allow for interactivity, and other types of special effects.

Right-justified alignment
type set so that the text runs even on the right margin as well as on the left margin; the extra white space is distributed between words and sometimes between characters on the line.

spaces between words that create irregular lines of white space in body type, particularly occurs when the lines of type have been set with excessive word spacing.

Roman type
book weight, regular, or in desktop publishing systems, called plain or normal type -- used for the body type in a text-intensive publication.

the formation created by the dots that make up four-color images. The dots, in magenta (red), cyan (blue), yellow, and black, overlap each other in a cluster. Because the dots are not perfectly round, and because they are turned at angles to each other, this cluster resembles the arrangement of petals in a rose. see also four-color process

a natural resin from pine trees, used to size acidic paper. see also ingredients of paper, resin.

a refined thumbnail sketch for a publication design, done at actual size, with more detail. Roughs are often used for the first client review.

Royalty-Free Photos or Images
Photos, graphic images, or other intellectual property that are sold for a single standard fee and may be used repeatedly by the purchaser. Typically with royalty-free clauses, the company that sells you the images still owns all of the rights to the images, and they are allowed for use only by the purchaser (i.e., the same images cannot be used by another company or individual without repurchase).

Rule (ruling line)
a geometric line used as a graphic enhancement in page assembly -- the term is used to distinguish ruling lines from a line of type.
rule A printed or displayed line used to separate text or graphics.

Rules, or horizontal rules, are HTML tags enable you to insert horizontal lines as separators or dividers. Web graphic designers will vary the length and color of horizontal rules to add emphasis and flair. The following gray line is a horizontal rule set at a width of 50 percent.

A page layout term that refers to the way text can be wrapped around the edges of an image or shape. Sometimes called text wrap.

type that is set to fit the contour of an illustration, photo, ornament or initial.

Run-in heading
a heading set on the same line as the text, usually in bold or italic type.

the ease with which a paper moves through a printing press. For example, offset lithography puts more stress on paper than other printing processes because of: how the paper moves through the press; the great amount of water used in the process; and the tackiness of the inks that are used. In order to have good runnability, paper for offset printing must be strong, have great tear resistance, and possess good dimensional stability. It must also be water resistant and have a strong surface so the paper doesn't pick.
Runnability is also a term for measuring the number of mechanical web breaks per 1,000 rolls of paper run on a press. see also dimensional stability, offset, printability.

Running heads/feet
titles (often accompanied by page numbers) set at the top/bottom of text pages of a multipaged publication.

Saddle Stitch
A book binding process where pages are stapled together through the spine of the book. Tradionally performed on V shaped saddle. Many magazines are saddle stiched or stapled.

Sans Serif
A style of typeface that means "without feet", that has no tails or curled points (serifs) at the ends. Common sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica, AvantGarde and Verdana. The following graphic image shows sans serif typefaces:

The color intensity of an image. An image high in saturation will appear to be very bright. An image low in saturation will appear to be duller and more neutral. An image without any saturation is also referred to as a grayscale image.

reduction or enlargement of artwork, which can be proportional (most frequently) or disproportional. In desktop publishing, optimal scaling of bitmaps is reduction or enlargement that will avoid or reduce moir? patterns.

Scaling Images
Here is one of my favorite ways to scale a photo or graphic for the printer, it is a simple formula that is pretty much foolproof. Using a pica ruler, points, or even inches if you wish but in decimals points only. SIZE TO ________ Divided by: SIZE FROM __________ percent key = ________ (answer) Here is an example: scaling TO 4.5 inches divided FROM 9 inches, percent = 50 percent.

pressing a chanel into a sheet of paper to allow it to fold more easily. Scoring and pressing the paper fibers together creates an emossed channel that does two things: acts as a guide for easi- er folding, and creates a hinge that keeps the fiber stretch short. The score should run parallel to the paper grain; the thicker the paper, the wider the score should be. Paper should be folded with the scored side on the outside, making two short stretches rather than one long one. The outcome is a straight, durable fold that doesn't crack or break. see also finishing, folding, grain

Screen (tint)
in graphic arts, a uniform dotted fill pattern, described in percentage (for example, 50 percent screen).

Screen font
low-resolution (that is, screen resolution) bitmaps of type characters that show the positioning and size of characters on the screen. As opposed to the printer font, which may be high-resolution bitmaps or font outline masters.

Screen Printing
a printing process also called silk screening, where ink is trans- ferred through a porous screen, such as nylon, onto the surface to be decorated. An emulsion or stencil is used to block out the negative, or non-printing areas of the screen. A squeegee forces ink through th eopen areas of the screen and onto the paper, plastic, cardboard, wood, fabric, glass, or other material. see also printing process, stencil.

the lined glass, now called contact film, through which images are photographed to create halftones. Shooting through the mesh of a screen breaks an image into tiny dots. The closer the lines of the screen, the smaller the dots and the more dots per inch; the farther apart the lines of the screen, the bigger the dots and the fewer the dots per inch. The higher the dots per inch, the smaller the dots are, therefore creating a finer, crisper image. The coarseness or fineness of the screen is measured in the number of horizontal and vertical lines per inch. The less a paper absorbs and spreads ink, the finer the screen that can be used. Newspapers use coarse screens with 55 to 85 lines per inch. Most trade publications use 85 to 110 lines. With traditional printing, a coated paper can hold the small dots from a 200-line screen. With waterless printing, the paper can hold the dots from an even finer screen, 400 lines and greater. Though this approaches the quality of continuous tone, it is hard for the eye to discern the differences in resolution above 200 lines per inch. see also absorbency, continuous tone, dot gain, dpi, stochastic.

connected, flowing letters resembling hand writing with pen or quill. Either slanted or upright. Sometimes with a left-hand slant.

long sheets of papyrus, parchment, or paer rolled for storage. see also papyrus, parchment.

Search Engine
A search engines is a program that searches documents (i.e. web pages, which are HTML-documents) for specified keywords and returns the list of documents. A search engine has two parts, a spider and an indexer. The spider is the program that fetches the documents, and the indexer reads the documents and creates an index based on the words or ideas contained in each document.

An area of an image that is selected for editing, leaving the rest of the image protected.

Self Cover a booklet having a cover made of the same paper as the inside or text pages.

Semi-chemical Pulping
using chemicals and mechanical grinding to separate the cellu- lose fibers of wood. Because this pulping process doesn't remove lignin, it isn't generally used for fine printing and writing papers. It's used instead for papers not requiring permanence. see also pulping wood, cellulose fibers, lignin.

These are the exaggerated strokes at the ends of letters. Type that has these markings are known as Serif type. An example of a typeface that has serifs is Times New Roman.

Service Bureau
The facility that provides professional services to graphics and printing professionals especially related to computer output. (i.e. plate ready film, matchprints, colorkeys, etc...)

Set width
in typography, the horizontal width of characters. Typefaces vary in the average horizontal set width of each character (for example, Times has a narrow set width), and set widths of individual characters vary in typeset copy depending on the shape of the character and surrounding characters.

the color depth and hue in comparison to papers that are the same color; also used to describe the color achieved by adding dye to pulp slurry. There is a wide shade variety in white papers, as well as in colored papers.

Press a press that prints single sheets of paper, rather than a continu- ous roll or web of paper. A sheet-fed press prints more slowly than a web press, and is typically used for shorter runs. see also offset, web paper, web press

see imposition

a test used to measure the smoothness of paper by measuring the rate of air flow over the surface of the sheet. The lower the number, the smoother the sheet. see also smooth finish, smoothness "

see opacity

in newsletter/magazine layout, a related story or block of information that is set apart from the main body text, usually boxed and/or screened. "Signature the collated pages of one folded and trimmed form, making up one section of a bound book. see also binding, form, imposition, trimming

Silk Screen see screen printing

a Resin , such as rosin, added to pulp before it's formed into paper, or added to the surface of the paper after it's dry. Sizing acts as a glue to keep the fibers of the finished paper tight, since loose fibers on the surface of the paper can cause printing problems. Sizing also helps the finished paper repel water, which is an especially important property for stock that will be used for offset printing.

a platform built with a solid wood bottom, for holding stacks of paper not packed in cartons. Paper may be ordered in skids or cartons. When printers are printing a large job, they generally prefer skids to cartons.

a thin, watery mixture. The mixture of pulp and water that is poured onton the papermaking machine is often referred to as slurry. see also headbox, hydorpulper, papermaking, wet end.

Small caps
capital letters set at the x-height of the font.

Smooth Finish
paper finished to a Shefield smoothness between 50 and 150. see also finish, Sheffield, smoothness "Smoothness the surface property of paper that desribes its degree of uniform evenness and flatness. When printing, the smoother the paper, the better the ink dot formation and the sharper the image. see also cast-coating, coated paper, Sheffield, smooth finish, super- calendar, uncoated paper

Softwood Pulp
pulp made from coniferous trees (evergreen tress with cones and needles, such as pine and fir trees). Paper is often made using a blend of pulps; softwood pulp has long fibers, giving paper strength; hardwood fibers are short, lending smoothness, bulk, and body. see also hardwood pulp, pulping wood "Solarization: a photographic image in which both blacks and whites appear black, while midtones approach white.

lines of type with no space between the lines (unleaded).

Specifying Paper
choosing the appropriate paper for a specific printing job, in order to meet its individual design, printing, handling, and economic requirements. Designers and printers are frequently assisted by a paper merchant or a paper mill consultant when choosing a paper. see also paper consultant.

A software program that search engines use which visits every site on the web, follows all of the links, and catalogs all of the text of every web page that (a) contains text, and (b) it is able to visit or crawl.

Spot color separation
for offset printing, separation of solid premixed ink colors (for example, green, brown, light blue, etc.); used when the areas to be colored are not adjacent. Spot color separations can be indicated on the tissue cover of the mechanical, or made with overlays.

Spot Color
Single colors applied to printing when process color is not necessary (i.e. one, two and three color printing), or when process colors need to be augmented (i.e. a fluorescent pink headline or a metallic tint).

1) A design that encompasses two or more facing pages (i.e. the center spread in the morning newspaper)

2) Spreading the ink beyond the edge of an object so that there is no gap between it and the next colored object. "Choke and Spread" are common methods of trapping elements of a printing job. "Spread: in a double-sided document, the combination of two facing pages, which are designed as a unit. Also, the adjacent inside panels of a brochure when opened.

Standing elements
in page design, elements that repeat exactly from page to page, not only in terms of style, but also in terms of page position and content. The most commonly used standing elements are page headers or footers, with automatic page numbers.

the amount of space between a clock of text and a graphic, or between two blocks of text that wrap. "Stencil a sheet of plastic, paper, or other material with letters or an image cut out of it. When placed on a surface and inked, it reproduces the cut-away images onto the material behind it. see also printing methods, screen printing

Stochastic (screening)
a relatively new method for creating halftones. Rather than producing the regularly space dots of lined screens, stochastic screening generates randomly placed dots. Because the generation of the dots is frequently modulated, the technique is also called FM screening. Registration on press is slightly more difficult than with lined screens, but the colors rests can be brilliant.

Paper or other material that will be printed. To a paper mill, a "stock item" is a manufactured item that is invertoried, as opposed to a "manufacturing order," which is custom made. see also manufacturing order.

in a typeface, the axis around which the strokes are drawn: oblique (negative or positive) or vertical. Not to be confused with the angle of the strokes themselves (for instance, italics are made with slanted strokes, but may not have oblique stress).

Stroke weight
in a typeface, the amount of contrast between thick and thin strokes. Different typefaces have distinguishing stroke-weight characteristics.

Style Sheet
A method of designating the type faces to be used in a design. i.e. Headlines, captions and body text, this is listed on a "sheet", usually in a "floating pallet" on a program like Pagemaker.

Style sheet
in desktop publishing program, style sheets contain the typographic specifications to be associated with tagged text. They can be used to set up titles, headings, and the attributes of blocks of text, such as lists, tables, and text associated with illustrations. The use of style sheets is a fast and efficient way to insure that all comparable elements are consistent.

a secondary phrase usually following a headline. Display line(s) of lesser size and importance than the main headline(s).

a character slightly smaller than the rest of the font, set below the baseline; used in chemical equations and as base denotation in math, and sometimes as the denominator of fractions.

Subtractive Colors
the three primary process printing colors; magenta, cyan, and yellow, as opposted to the three additive primary colors of green, red, and blue. Color separations are created by shooting or scanning a color through filters of additive colors to generate halftones of subtractive colors. Subtracting the additive color of green from white light leaves magenta; subtracting red leaves cyan; and subtracting blue leaves yellow. The subtractive color halftones are then combined on a printing press to create full- color images.

Alternating steel and fiber-covered calendar rolls that increase a sheet's gloss and smoothness. The supercalender is a separate piece of equipment located close to the dry end of the paper machine.

a character slightly smaller than the rest of the font, set above the baseline, used for footnote markers and sometimes as the numerator of fractions.

a booklet containing paper samples and paper specifications for a line of paper. Champion produces individual swatchbooks for each of its fine printing papers.


Tabloid-sized page:
a page that measures 11" x 17" -- most often used in portrait orientation for newspapers. Not to be confused with an 11" x 17" spread, which is made up of two letter-sized pages.

Tack Stickiness .
Tack is a critical property of the ink used in lithogra- phy. Because the ink sits on a flat surface, it needs internal cohesion; in other words, it needs to stick to itself so that it doesn't run all over the plate. However, too much tack can cause it to pull the paper apart. When printing two or more ink colors in line, the ink tack and sequence must be adjusted in order for the ink to adhere to each other as well as to the paper.

Tag paper
a heavy utility grade of paper used to print tags, such as the store tags on clothing. Tag paper must be strong and durable, yet have good affinity for printing inks.

for style sheets, delimited sets of characters embedded in the text or internally coded. Tags apply to paragraphs (text terminated with a hard return -- this includes titles and headings) and indicate the function of paragraphs. The actual type specification depends on the style sheet that is associated with the tag.

Tear Strength
a measure of how likely a paper will continue to tear once started. Tear strength will be different with and agaist the grain of paper. Paper that will be punched should have good tear strength.

in page design, a file with an associated style sheet and all standing and serial elements in place on a master or base page, used for publication following the same design.

Tensile Strength
a measure of how likely a paper is to break when pulled at opposite ends, in oppostie directions. A web offset paper must have good tensile strength if it is to withstand the high speed of the printing press.

Text Paper
premium uncoated printing paper of fine quality, manufactured in weights suitable for the text of books or brochures. Text papers are made in a wide variety of finishes, including smooth, antique, vellum, laid, felt, and emobossed. They are character- ized by execellent folding qualitys, printablity, and durability. Text papers are used most often for books, annual reports, brochures, booklets, advertising collateral material, and announcements, and have a basic size of 25"x38". see also basic size, book paper, cover paper, offset paper

text wrap
A page layout term that refers to the way text can be wrapped around the edges of an image or shape. Sometimes called runaround.

Text wrap: the spatial relationship between blocks of text and graphics, or between two blocks of text. A text wrap may be rectangular (most commonly), irregular, or arbitrary.

Text-Entry Box
In an online form, text-entry boxes look like the following: Email: If you place your cursor inside the text boxes, you will be able to type information into the online form.

a finishing applied after printing that creates the raised effect of engrved printing. Special inks are used during offset printing; a poweder is applied to the paper; and the paper is passed through a heater.

the thickness of a single piece of paper, as measured in thou- sandths of an inch, called "caliper." Thickness measurements define the bulkiness of a sheet of paper, but the actual number of sheets in an inch-high stack of paper is referred to as PPI, or pages per inch. see also bulk, caliper, ppi

A series of messages related to the same topic in a discussion group or newsgroup, such as an original post and related follow-ups.

A reduced image of a graphic or page, used in order to view several images on a screen at one time. This enables downloading images more quickly.

Tagged Image File Format, a bitmapped file format used for the reproduction of digitally scanned images such as photographs, illustrations & logos.

Tiling (tile):
printing a page layout in sections with overlapping edges so that the pieces can be pasted together.
tint A shade of a color made by adding white to a solid color.

to vary a color by adding white. Also, a very light or delicate variation of a color.

Titanium Dioxide
an exceptionally opaque and expensive compound used as a white pigment and opcifier in papermaking. Elemental titanium is a lustrous, lightweight, white metal with exceptional strength.

in multicolumn publications, when two or more headings in the same horizontal position on the page.

refers to paper's surface roughness, a characteristic that allows it to take up ink.

in four-color process printing, an additional fifth plate of ink that adds more of one color to enhance the image. see also four-color process, subtractive color

a system used for color matching. see also Colorcurve, match color, PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM

in typography, to reduce space uniformly between all characters in a line. As opposed to kerning, which is the variable reduction of space between specific characters.

Adjusting (increasing or decreasing) the space between type characters in a selected allotment of text.

Traffic Node
A group of information pages on a web site.

transparent GIF
A feature of the GIF89a image file format that lets a designer designate one color in the image's palette as transparent. This enables the background to show through designated parts of an image.

printing ink over previously printed ink. Trapping is also used to describe the very slight overlapping of adjacent colors. Trapping color is achieved by use of chokes and spreads.

Printing one ink over another, preventing gaps or misregistration between two adjacent elements. "
trim marks Marks at the corner of an image pointing out where to trim a printed page. Also called crop marks or corner marks.

Trim Size
the final size of a printed piece once it's been cut to specification.

cutting paper after printing to make all sheets the same or a specified size. After binding printed papers, the head, foot, and edge of a book are often trimmed in a guillotine to make all the papes even. The inner papes of each signature have a tighter fold and will be slightly longer than the outer pages.

a black and white image printed with three screens and three colors, such as one black and two grays, used to enrich the con- trast between light and dark areas. see also continuous tone, duotone, halftone, quadratone, screen

Any two facing pages of a publication where the content traverses the gutter to cover the two center pages of a section. Also known as a double truck or double-page spread.

True Type
A digital font technology developed as alternative to PostScript. One True Type file is used for screen display and printing.

Twin-wire Machine
a paper making machine with two continuous forming wires, rather than just one. Twin-wires were designed to create a less two-sided paper than manufactured on a Fourdrinier paper machine. Other techniques for reducing two-sidedness have since been developed, enabling paper manufactures to created paper on single-wire machines with little side-to-side variation.

the tendency of some papers to have slightly different character- istics and printing results from side-to-side. see also felf side, like-sided, wire side

type A number,
letter or glyph drawn in a huge variety of designs, sizes and weights that belongs to a type family.

Type alignment:
the distribution of white space in a line of type where the characters at their normal set width do not fill the entire line length exactly. Type maybe aligned left, right, centered, or right-justified.

Type families:
a group of typefaces of the same basic design but with different weights and proportions.

the set of characters created by a type designer, including uppercase and lowercase alphabetical characters, numbers, punctuation, and special characters. A single typeface contains many fonts, at different sizes and styles.


Ubiquity Software Corp.
Ubiquity Software Corporation develops and markets SIP-based communications software, including its award-winning SIP Application Server (SIP A/S) and Speak Conference Director. The SIP A/S is both a carrier-class deployment platform and a programmable, standards-based application-creation environment (ACE) that allows providers to develop and deploy next-generation converged communications services. Speak Conference Director is a rich media conferencing application built using the SIP A/S and sold to service providers worldwide. Use of the SIP A/S is extended to service providers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) through open, standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs). Ubiquity has corporate offices in the US, UK and Canada.

Ubitech Systems Inc.
Provides computer-based messaging products, such as the UBICOM fax, UBICOM modem and the UBICOM telex that can be used as stand alone products or combined to offer multiple media access through a single unit.

Provides complete interface design and development services for web sites, intranets and software applications. Specializes in creating usable and accessible web interfaces.

Unified Voice and Data Inc.
Supply and Install Voice Mail, Fax Servers and Unified Messaging Solutions.

An e-business solutions company

United Ventures Canada
Provides specialized internet business solutions

Unlimi-Tech Software Inc.
Provides web-based file transfer software solutions.

UnoSpace Inc.
The company enables wireless carriers, broadcast media, and governments to deliver information to cell phone users in specific geographic areas.

UPE Canada - Formerly Prism Printed Circuits Inc.
Printed circuit board manufacturer supplying double sided and multilayer PCBs, able to supply flex and heavy copper up to 12oz. prototype and production volumes.

UpsideWave Inc.
Canadian-based management consulting and integration firm that delivers business solutions through effective use of technology. UpsideWave uses innovative ideas and approaches to build tailored business solutions.

Urthgate Systems Inc.
A provider of network security consulting.

Utechtix Inc.
Quality rework solutions with quick turnaround at competitive prices. Services include: BGA replacement and reballing, Pad & Trace repair, PCB modifications and prototype builds, training, SMT repair, etc.

Uxilium Solutions
Premier provider of information technology services to electronic design, biotechnology, and software engineering. Helps design teams better utilize their computing resources to perform CPU and network intensive tasks such as compilation, simulation, and synthesis.


Valcom Consulting Group Inc.
Provides security, information technology, and defence engineering consulting services, specializing in defence equipment management, IT maintenance, and support.

Validian Corporation
Validian offers its ASI, a cost-effective, software-only solution for application-to-application communication over the Internet. ASI lowers the cost of network management of distributed applications and provides inherent security to data communication. Validian's Secure Instant Messenger allows the secure exchange of messages, and also of any type or size. Validian recently announced an OEM agreement with Sony Electronics to embed its SIM on the new Sony 810 biometrically-enable USB drives. Toll Free: 1-888-229-5274.

van der Sluis, Marcel C.
Patent drafting and searching services, telecom, optical, photonics, electrical, mechanical.

Vanguard Response
Develops and markets the world's most trusted solutions for containment and mitigation of WMD - CBRNE* devices and materials (*Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Explosive).

Vantage Point International Inc
Our business is helping our customers use advanced technology to solve real-world problems. We provide reliable and correct recommendations and results within the timeframe we promise.

Vastor Corporation
Developing an innovative solution that will dramatically change the nature of enterprise storage management. This solution will allow Vastor customers to delay and dramatically reduce enterprise storage management spending on hardware, software and IT staffing. Vastor customers will benefit from a ten times total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction compared to current storage management best practices.

A leader in providing building technologies that improve comfort, safety, energy efficiency, and occupant productivity. Our Businesses include, Energy Management and Controls, HVAC Services, Technical Facility Management and Building Environment/IAQ Performance Evaluations.

Vector Media
Vector Media specializes in the research, development and implementation of paid media advertising strategies for B2B, B2C and government organizations. We provide the analysis and direction advertisers need to make sense of today's proliferation of media options, including traditional and Internet-based media vehicles. We help companies put their advertising messages in front of the right people, at the right time and for the right cost. We take the guesswork out of the process, and make it a creative one. Our services include media audits and research, media planning and strategy development, and media buying for domestic and international markets.

Vega Imaging Technologies Inc.
Consultancy and system integrator specializing in Technology Evaluation, Machine Vision, Imaging Systems and Software, Auto-identification systems.

Venture Communications (formerly Shoreline Communications)
Full service agency offering a complete palette of communications expertise from our offices in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Halifax. Advertising, database marketing, internet site design and execution, public and media relations, strategic planning, executed with creativity and impact.

Focused exclusively on public sector IT, VERITAAQ offers IT Professional Services across a broad range of business lines, including management consulting, business analysis, project management, system design, application development, quality assurance, technical writing and network support.

Vernon Technology Solutions
Established in 1984, Vernon Technology Solutions Inc. provides business management solutions and services including rentals, leasing, asset management, re-marketing of used technology products, online auctions and business management software and consulting throughout North America.

Versatel Networks Inc.
A Spin-off from CML Technologies and leading-edge platform provider for enhanced telecom services. Committed to offering flexible, innovative products.

Versaterm Inc.
Offers a full range of software applications to police and fire departments used in computer assisted dispatching, mobile wireless access to information resources and paper-less records and document management software.

Versature is a leading Canadian information technology provider enabling organizations to maximize the return-on-investment for human and technological resources. Versature's core technologies are intelligent SPAM and Virus filters and office automation services. Through our competencies we maximize enterprise productivity and minimize costly wastage of time and resources.

ViaSafe Inc.
e-Global Logistics service provider serving the global trade and logistics community. MyViaSafe enables the automated integration of the flow of trade and logistics data between importers, customs brokers, carriers, freight forwarders, exporters, financial institutions and governments throughout the trade cycle.

VIDILUX SysEng Tools and Training Inc.
Provides first class expertise and training in systems engineering, feature product is Irqa - a state-of-the-art requirements engineering tool.

Viridis Environmental Inc.
Viridis Environmental Inc. is a consulting firm whose mission is to provide environmental managers with top-quality management, auditing and informatics services for sound decision-making and reporting.

Virtucom Inc.
Virtucom is a custom precision sheet metal fabricator for the High Technology and electronics industry. Engineered prototypes to volume production runs. Full design assistance available. Laser cutting services in house. Quality Management system to ISO 9000:2000 underway.

Viscore System Inc.
Viscore develops and sales software, semi-conductor chip and photoelectronics products, especially the application of these technologies in telecommunication field. Viscore also sales the measurement devices and equipments.

Vision Circuit Technologies Inc.
Provides superior PCB Layout, Library, and DFx Verification Services. Every major CAD software used. No electronic circuit is too complex.

VisionSphere Technologies
Visionsphere Technologies Inc. specializes in the development and marketing of biometric face recognition hardware/software solutions for Secure Access applications. The company has developed proprietary face recognition software and hardware products.

Vitesse (Re-Skilling) Canada Inc.
The mission of Vitesse (re-skilling) Canada Inc. is to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the skills requirements of knowledge-based industries by using existing educational, human and business resources.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
Networking, Communications and Storage ICs.

VLN Advanced Technologies Inc.
Manufacture of fluid jet products for cutting, cleaning, mining, manufacturing and many other applications. Applied R&D in fluid jet area. Consulting on the use of fluid jets, job shop services for the precision cutting of materials.

VMI Medical, Inc.
Developer of EchoVACS, a workflow management application for use in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disorders using diagnostic ultrasound. Automates lab activities and streamlines workflow through direct capture and analysis of ultrasound machine.

Vocantas Inc.
Vocantas delivers call center and business solutions that include award-winning interactive voice response (IVR) systems, proven computer telephony integration (CTI) applications and advanced Text-to-Speech and speech recognition environments and develops and markets turnkey Telephony based customer service solutions for the Retail, Utility, Municipal and Healthcare markets. These turnkey solutions are helping private and public sector organizations optimize their customer-facing processes and produce measurable ROI.

Voice Synergies Inc. (formerly Mitercom)
Voice Synergies specializes in creating voice user interfaces using natural language speech recognition for North American business customers. Voice Synergies provides complete "Speaking for Business" solutions including development and hosting of your applications.

VoIPshield Systems Inc.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) security products designed from ground up to protect VoIP services and infrastructure from security threats. Yariba's range of products includes: VoIP Security Assessment Tool (VoIPAuditT), VoIP Security Threat Mitigation System (VoIPShield).

Volex Canada Inc. (formerly Capulum Cable Technologies Ltd.)
Custom electronic interconnect products and systems. Supplies telecommunications cable and coaxial cable assemblies. Includes custom moulding, fiber optic cables, power cords and SCSI 1,2,3.


W. Loates Development Consultants Inc.
Land and facility planning / development feasibility studies / commissioning.

W.R. Davis Engineering Limited
Offers mechanical/electrical/electronic engineering and manufacturing services. Products include infrared signature suppressors (ship and helicopter) and segmented wave machines for hydraulic basins.

Walker Information
Helping companies take strategic and tactical action on customer feedback through a customer loyalty management system that incorporates proven survey research models with web-based technology.

Wasteneys Associated Consultants
Assists business firms in dealing with government. This includes the certification of electronic communication equipment.

Watchfire's solutions help improve online effectiveness by protecting an organization's brand, improving the customer experience, and enabling privacy, regulatory and accessibility compliance across all Web properties.

WaveCell International Corp.
Provides hardware and software platforms for the rapid development of in-vehicle asset security and management applications.

Web Director Software Systems Inc.
Provides information management solutions to small-medium sized businesses looking to increase their data accessibility. Software is planned using the Rational Unified Process and development in phases to accommodate tight budgets and allowing core features to be developed now and advanced features to be added in the future.

Web Discovery Corporation
Web Discovery Corporation offers Web site Development, Hosting and Graphic Design services.

Webcon, Inc.
A network consulting firm specializing in custom Open-Source network solutions, software development, security analysis, and database design and integration. Toll Free: 1 (877) WEBCON-9.

Weber Shandwick Worldwide (formerly Shandwick Public Affairs)
National public relations consultancy, offering a full range of public relations services, including: crisis and issues management; strategic communications planning; marketing communications; product promotion and launches; media relations; special event management; health care communications and advanced technology communications.

webETHOS Inc.
Internet solution provider. Provide services such as database development, hosting, Internet development, project planning and training.

WebGauge Consulting Limited
Specializes in online data collection systems for market and organizational research.

webHancer Corp.
WebHancer measures, records and optimizes web based transaction times from the browser to the server. Toll Free: 1-866-432-8328.

Webplan Corporation
Provider of Operations Performance Management software that empowers manufacturers to quickly make the right decisions and gain a competitive advantage by reducing costs, shrinking cycle times and increasing customer service. (a division OnPath Business Solutions) is the leading provider of customer service solutions to eCommerce, eBusiness and corporate web sites. We help clients acquire customers, make sales and build customer loyalty through real-time customer service solutions. By making web sites more service-friendly we maximize eBusiness profitability, revenue and customer satisfaction. Toll Free: 1-800-299-5608 ext. 116.

WebView Designs
A multimedia company specializing in interactive web sites, stunning presentations and complete corporate image programs. We take the time to understand each client's unique audience and project objectives creating targeted design solutions that get results.

WESA Ltd. (Water & Earth Science Associates Ltd.)
WESA is a leading environmental sciences and engineering consulting group providing professional services to business industry, government and other professionals. Founded in 1976, the company has completed thousands of assignments on behalf of its many clients in the areas of environmental engineering, property assessment, remediation and redevelopment, waste management, environmental controls, monitoring and approvals, industrial hygiene, occupational health & safety, hydrogeology and environmental management systems. The company's headquarters is in Ottawa (Carp), with branch offices in Gatineau, Kingston, and Kitchener. WESA also operates internationally, and has worked in over 25 countries around the globe. WESA prides itself on finding cost-effective, practical, and sustainable solutions to each client's problems. Several clients have won environmental awards as a direct result of WESA's work. WESA's clients include the who's-who of Canadian and international business, and many have relied on WESA for environmental expertise for over two decades.

Wescar Corporation
Precision sheet metal fabrication for high technology companies, manufactures superior, close tolerance items in steel, aluminum, copper, brass and lexan.ustries.

Westpark Consulting
Westpark Technology Management is one of Ottawa's leading consulting firms in marketing and sales. We build integrated marketing and sales management programs and processes-specializing in innovation, early stage products and services. Call (613) 591-9884 or visit our web site

Whelan Technology Solutions
Electronic repair, custom circuit design, prototyping and computer services

Wilcom Systems Ltd.
Provides information technology services in the following areas: planning, implementation and support.

Wild & Boyd Management Advisors Ltd.
Consulting services specializing in: reliability, risk analysis, technical regulation and specialized software, with support services, for use of logic trees for analyzing complex systems.

Willis College of Business & Technology
Willis has been serving the Ottawa area for over 100 years and offers a wide range of technology and business/management courses and diploma programs that are industry certified, gov.-approved and many include university credits. We provide top instructors and use official curriculum to optimize learning the latest technologies. Our partners include local companies, industry vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle, and universities to ensure the highest quality. Programs include .NET MCAD, Oracle OCP, MCSE 2003, A+, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Office Management & HR and we are proud that our educational model: Five Pillars of Career Education is the foundation for the TeKnoWave initiative and is being copied in numerous locations. Technology Sciences Institute ( is our corporate training division. It offers many high-end fast-track courses to government and corporate clients.

Windows To Technology Ltd.
Suppliers of telecommunications products including headsets, call logging/recording systems, Workforce Management Software, UPS systems, on-hold announcement systems, telecommuting equipment, audio & video conferencing systems, and Norte and Lucent system equipment.

WindRiver Networks
Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) is a leading provider of embedded software and services for connected smart devices in the Internet age. Wind River software is used in conjunction with embedded, or hidden, microprocessors that make up over 90% of all computer chips sold today. Embedded systems made up of hardware and software are found in numerous end products, from MP3 players to automotive braking systems to control panels in fighter jets. Wind River allows customers to create reliable, complex, real-time applications more quickly and with less risk than creating such applications internally. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity solutions for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, networking, consumer, automotive, industrial measurement and control (IMC), and aerospace/defense markets.

Windswept Integrated Technologies
Windswept Technologies is your complete IT services company. We provide full solutions involving the provision and integration of computer hardware, network software, network communications, custom software, barcode equipment, e-commerce/web solutions and total IT support & management services. Visit us at and Keep IT Simple.

Wing RECS (Wing Reliability Engineering Consulting Services Group
Provides engineering consulting services to ASIC design, network, telecom, equipment and operation companies.

Winsoft Software
Winsoft is a software development company with a high level of expertise in designing and developing state-of-the-art Windows application programs and large scale Internet based software systems. Winsoft's design and development team is one of the most creative and technically advanced in North America. Individual team members are actively involved in software development since late 1970's. Our project managers are considered to be pioneers in Windows development since the introduction of Microsoft Windows in 1986. Each are recipients of numerous scientific and engineering awards and are experts in their respective fields.

Wintertree Software Inc.
Wintertree Software is a small, privately-owned company with offices in Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Formed in 1990 and incorporated in 1992, the company specializes in linguistic and text-processing software, which is licensed primarily to other software developers.

Wireless LANscape Inc.
Wireless LANscape was founded in 2002 with the goal of becoming a North American leader in providing Wireless LAN products to the industrial and edu-tainment market. Our core compentancy lies in Systems Integration and software/hardware development to support the markets that we serve. Corporation (formerly Workscape Corporation) Corporation is an international manufacturer of work and content management e-business application software products (Vision Suite), and a provider of mission critical software implementation, R&D, and support services. WorkLogic is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. has been one of Ottawa's leading IT Solutions Provider for small to medium sized businesses since 1993. offers three areas of Information Technology Services: Consulting, Scheduled and On-Call support. Our partners include the industry's leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality hardware, software and peripherals. These partnerships enable us to offer you competitive pricing on all of your IT needs.

Workstream Inc. (formerly Inc.)
A leader in comprehensive Web-hosted hiring management systems empowers companies to attract, select, and hire qualified talent quickly and cost effectively.

World Heart Corporation
World Heart is a medical devices business focused on commercialization of artificial heart and related technologies. The HeartSaverVAD is an implantable heart assist device designed to provide long term support of pulsatile blood flow.

Worldreach Software Corporation
WorldReach Software helps improve public safety and security worldwide with case management and emergency management software. International agencies, national, regional and local organizations responsible for providing assistance to people in times of crisis turn to WorldReach Software for specialized tools in consular service delivery and integrated relief and recovery assistance. WorldReach products are licensed to over 400 sites in approximately 200 countries, including Canadian, British and Dutch embassies/ consulates. Since 1994, WorldReach's software has been used to deliver assistance to over 1 million people worldwide. WorldReach Software is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

WOW Document Management Services Ltd.
Specializes in Electronic Imaging and Scanning. WOW converts paper or other media into electronic format for database management, web placement or archival purposes. Other services include disaster recovery, high volume duplication and backup.

Wrapped Apps Corporation
We offer a software solution, which enables any software owner/developers application to be instantly delivered as a utility to their! Toll Free: 1 (877) 388-6742

WyseCall Inc.
We specialize in mobile payment solutions and applications.


X Fusion Corporation
Provides IT hardware and software solutions to small and medium-sized clients.

X-actly Marketing
X-actly Marketing provides a full service local, national and global marketing solution for clients striving to achieve optimum marketing results, while realizing maximum Return on Investment.

Xandros Corporation
Xandros is creating a desktop solution that combines the best open source technologies with a corporate attention to completeness, usability, and support. Based on version 3.0 of the award-winning Corel LINUX OS, Xandros is continuing development to define the ultimate standard for Linux on the desktop and expanding development to deliver a complementary enterprise management server solution.

XIA Systems Corporation
XIA designs and develops state-of-the-art internet applications that enable its clients to leverage the power of XML within their product lines, supply chains and customer interactions.

An information management and software development firm specializing in Internet web sites, intranets, extranets, portable and print media, software application development, and IM/IT project management.

XJ Design
A private company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom Electro-Optics, Electronics, Wireless, Mechanical and Robotics Systems for use in Biotech, Communications and Military applications.

Leading provider of tracking and monitoring systems for healthcare security to protect high value assets, infants from abduction and Alzheimer's residents from wandering. Toll Free: 1 (866) 559-6275

Xogenus Prototype Development
An electronic prototype development firm specializing in system and board-level hardware design and embedded firmware development. We are expert designers of high-speed digital and analog boards for a variety of applications.

X-SCREAM Video Productions Inc.
X-SCREAM Video Productions Inc. owns and operates a state-of-the-art digital green screen studio in Ottawa, Canada, and specializes in alpha channel video for Flash 8, including virtual environment technology. This unique position allows us to deliver a wide range of solutions; from alpha video for multimedia houses and Flash 8 designers, to complete, start-to-finish interactive video projects for clients local and abroad.

Xstream Software Inc.
XStream Software is a 6x award winner and a leading provider of advanced software technologies for E-Learning, Multimedia Content Authoring, Live and On-Demand Video/Audio Presentations, Administration/Tracking, and Web-based Communication and Collaboration. XStream's software solutions, which are available individually as standalone products and together as an integrated end-to-end product suite, allow users to seamlessly combine collaboration with e-learning content creation and management. We also offer custom solutions through our design and consulting services for turnkey hardware/software design and development.

XTOS International Inc.
Manufacturer of sophisticated computerized in vitro research and testing instrumentation that measures toxicity and eye damage caused by external substances, ultraviolet radiation or aging.

xwave solutions is focused on clients in areas in which it has extensive experience, including energy, telecommunications and selected areas of the public sector including air traffic management, defence and police systems. xwave solutions plans, designs, builds and operates integrated IT solutions for both corporate and operational systems for clients across North America and in Europe. The company has more than 1,600 professionals working from offices in St. John's, Halifax, Saint John, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Dallas. xwave solutions has established a strong track record working with clients such as: the RCMP, Industry Canada, NAV CANADA, Department of National Defence, Talisman Energy, Aliant Telecom, Memorial University, Esat Telecom Group PLC and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Provides full colour, ultra-high resolution 3D scanning services for visual effects and reverse engineering.

Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is an internationally recognized leader in technology research and consulting services, whose broad reaching analysis encompasses all the areas crucial to e-business success: the Internet, electronic commerce, communications, wireless/mobile, computing, and enterprise applications.

Zarlink Semiconductor
Delivers semiconductor solutions for telecom and data networking equipment, digital television products, and ultra low-power communications and healthcare applications

Zatica Solutions
Internet design, information management, content management systems, web application development, web server & database configuration.

Zeligsoft Inc.
Market leader in developing tools which enable the design, deployment and configuration of component-based embedded software.

Zelos Therapeutics Inc. (formerly ParaTech Therapeutics Inc.)
Zelos Therapeutics Inc., is a product development focused biotechnology company developing PTH based therapeutics for treating osteoporosis and psoriasis.

Zentra Solutions
Provides customers with proven solutions for the storage, protection, availability and management of their most vital asset – information.

Zhone Technologies Inc.
Premisys is a leading supplier of managed communication network access and transport solutions to the telecommunications industry, worldwide. Premisys pioneered the development and marketing of integrated access devices (IADs). The new Ottawa R&D Center has a world mandate for software design and development for the leading-edge new Q-Broadband product family.

ZIM Corporation A leading provider of SMS text messaging delivery services, innovative mobile phone applications and 4GL database software and systems.

Zinc Therapeutics Canada Inc.
A biotechnology R&D company specializing in preventing and reversing cell death and injury following heart attack, stroke, and seizure..
Canada's leading online DVD service provides its members with the convenience of renting and buying DVDs online with home delivery. offers the best selection in DVDs with no late fees attached.

Zix Corporation (Canadian Office)
ZixCorp is a leading global provider of secure e-messaging services. ZixCorp offers a full range of cost-effective, easy-to-use email encryption security services from assessment and verification tools, to security solutions on the desktop, server, and enterprise portals. ZixCorp's security suite enables organizations to leverage email as a mission-critical application that can be used efficiently and securely for the most confidential electronic messages.

Zomax Canada Company (Formerly KOA Infosystems)
CD ROM and DVD replication, pre-mastering, mastering, diskette and CD-R duplication and print management. Offers North American and European call center services, direct to store and direct to end user fulfillment.