November 20, 2008 15:02 ET

Wavefront Launches WaveGuide™ Training for British Columbia's Mobile Industry

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2008) - Wavefront, the community-based commercialization center for British Columbia's 1,000 wireless and new media development companies, launches WaveGuide™, its technical and executive training program to help the region's developers accelerate the delivery of new mobile applications, content and devices to market.

"Wavefront has partnered to bring world-class tools and resources to the region and keep growing the industry's overall knowledge base," said James Maynard, president of Wavefront.

Pre-registration is required for these free WaveGuide sessions:

WaveGuide Business Seminar: How to Access Government Capital

Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PST)

2010 Commerce Center, Suite 1600 - 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Learn more about support from Canada's National Research Council and its Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Information will be provided on potential financial assistance for growth-oriented Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises; cash refunds and tax credits for eligible R&D work; and R&D risk mitigation through partnership with NSERC and an academic researcher.

WaveGuide Technical Seminar: Functionality and Performance Testing for Development of Wireless Applications and Hardware

Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PST)

4355 Mathissi Place, Room 2009, Burnaby, BC

Learn how to test the functionality and performance of wireless devices, components and applications with Wavefront's advanced Anritsu testing equipment; including the MD8470A Signaling Tester, an all-in-one platform supporting functional testing of user equipment (UE) applications, including voice and video calling, browsing/content download, end-to-end UE communications and messaging. Also learn about the MT8820 Radio Communication Analyzer that covers W-CDMA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, cdma2000® 1x/1xEV-DO and AMPS and supports detailed failure diagnosis and evaluation of all mobile phone test items.

Register at www.wavefrontac.com.

About Wavefront

Wavefront is the community-based commercialization center for British Columbia's 1,000 wireless and new media development companies generating more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and devices by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services and testing and accreditation services that facilitate commercial engagement with mobile network operators and enterprise companies around the world. For more information on Wavefront, visit www.wavefrontac.com.

Wavefront is a registered trademark of Wavefront Wireless Innovation Society of British Columbia.

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