1. needforbbx's Avatar
    Nice to see these guys still in action and contributing.

    A Canadian start-up backed by one of BlackBerry's founders unveiled a technology on Tuesday for tracking wireless signals that it says can be used for detecting intruders, managing crowds or finding victims of natural disasters.

    Cognitive Systems Corp said its Amera technology senses motion in physical space by detecting small changes in the wireless signals that invisibly connect smartphones and other devices to broader networks.

    "What we're building is essentially a camera for RF (radio frequency) signals and trying to understand what those signals mean," said Cognitive co-founder Taj Manku.

    The closely held company is largely backed by Mike Lazaridis' Quantum Valley Investments fund, which aims to help bring breakthrough technologies to market.

    Lazaridis is best known for co-founding the company that became BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) and developing its namesake smartphone. He has since left the company to focus on his own projects.

    Cognitive said it has teamed up with one unnamed partner to develop a home security and monitoring product for mid-2016 launch. The 50-employee company is also weighing targeting a second market segment by the end of next year.

    Engineers at the start-up designed their own chip for the product, which features four wireless receivers and flexible processors that can switch quickly between different functions.

    The company, based in BlackBerry's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, said it has secured three core patents in the United States and Europe, with around 20 more pending.

    Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/01/us-cognitive-tech-idUSKBN0TK4I320151201#BkQuCtHQPl9J7yqU.99

    The technology was developed by three BlackBerry veterans, and the company is headquartered in the Westmount Road office building in Waterloo, Ont., that hosts QVI. “We were in deep stealth for 12 months,” said Mr. Manku, whose co-founders include CEO Hugh Hind (former BlackBerry VP of wireless) and Oleksiy Kravets (former director of BlackBerry’s advanced radio systems group).

    Cognitive Systems reinvents way consumers can use wireless spectrum - The Globe and Mail
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  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Very cool technology!!!!!!!!
    12-04-15 05:24 AM
  3. MarkyZ10's Avatar
    Keep an eye on this company. Will probably be a great investment in the near future. .

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    12-05-15 09:24 PM
  4. 00stryder's Avatar
    That sounds awesome

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    12-05-15 11:02 PM

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