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OTTAWA Canada – October 28, 2013 - EION Wireless, a global manufacturer of licensed and unlicensed broadband wireless access and backhaul products headquartered in Ottawa is pleased to announce that it will be presenting its Wireless Surveillance Support Solution at the 2013 CADSI SecureTech conference and tradeshow at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 29 & 30. The EION StarAccess 2000 provides an extended three-dimensional WiFi “hot-spot” engineered for high reliability communications with small unmanned aerial vehicles (micro UAVs) in flight and other wireless security devices such as robots for handling suspicious packages, wide area multilateralization (WAM) systems for aircraft detection and fixed and mobile video cameras. The EION Wireless Surveillance Support Solution is ideal for real-time high definition video transfer on campus and at altitudes up to 400 feet.

High sensitivity receivers on the StarAccess 2000 support line-of-sight communications in excess of three kilometers providing service coverage of more than fourteen square kilometres. The StarAccess 2000 can be quickly deployed in the field providing interconnectivity to multiple devices or can be integrated into the fixed wireless communications coverage of critical or sensitive infrastructure. Line-of-sight backhaul from the “hot-spot” to broadband communications systems can be provided through EION’s 5.x GHz unlicensed StarPlus 5300 or on licensed frequencies using the Star4G mobility platform. All EION 5000 level systems are provided with ruggedized IP67 enclosures for harsh outdoor environments and AES encryption for secure data transfer.

The EION Surveillance Support Solution was demonstrated on October 4 at the Canadian Forces Connaught Ranges in Ottawa, Canada in association with the “Operation Foundation Thunder” fund raising event to support military families. The technology collaboration showcased the capabilities of several Ottawa region firms involved in the emerging micro UAV aerial surveillance market. The demonstration included a microUAV provided by Zariba Security ( of Ottawa. Video and high resolution image data was managed using data aggregation and analysis tools developed and provided by FocalRecon ( of Ottawa. Real-time UAV video, data and voice (radio & telephone) was shared across multiple communications protocols and emergency responder agencies in Canada and the USA using Mutualink’s Interoperable Response And Preparedness Platform (I.R.A.P.P.) jointly provided by Inter-Op Canada of Montréal and Valley Associates of Ottawa. The demonstration was organized and coordinated by Information Systems Architects and Tri-Wolf Security.

The microUAV flew twenty-five minute missions under guided and automatic control at a maximum height of 400 feet and a maximum range of 2 kilometres capturing and relaying video and still image data of people, structures and terrain from a variety of elevations. The microUAV has a number of advanced navigation features that allowed it to be flown with minimal instruction by various Canadian Forces, police and civilian guests. The EION StarAccess 2000 Surveillance Support Solution is the latest in a series of security and surveillance solutions provided by EION that have included robotic handling of suspicious baggage at airports with Ottawa-based robot developer Provectus Solutions, fixed and mobile campus security video deployed on the Algonquin College campus, airspace monitoring for the Vancouver Olympics with NAV Canada and border security support for several foreign governments. EION has recently been awarded a Canadian government-wide standing offer with the RCMP.

Valley Associates Corporation is an outstanding leader in defence products and services with collaborative solutions for clients. Valley Associates represents a myriad of Global Defence Companies with the highest standards of excellence in effectiveness, quality and proven performance in a broad array of products. The company is divided into three individual companies, together all three companies work together to provide reliable solutions to our customer base, under the banner The Valley Associates Corporation. Since it's founding in 1993, Valley Associates has been providing quality products and services to the Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders. For more information please visit

Since 2009, Inter-Op Canada, Inc. is the authorized Canadian Distributor for Mutualink, Inc. and a leading Canadian small business dedicated to delivering pervasive real time interoperable communications and media sharing solutions throughout Canada that “spun out” from the fields of Mobile Product Identification and Information Management Systems. Inter-Op Canada is active in advancing security and interoperability in Canada as a member and participant in a variety of key forums and is a supporter of 700MHz-LTE-FirstNet wireless public safety network initiatives. They advocate for Canadian Small Businesses as key partners capable of delivering innovative technologies and applications that can utilize wireless broadband public safety networks to enhance public safety agency capabilities, and to bridge other information and communication environments to maximize collaboration and information sharing. For more information please visit

Mutualink, Inc. has developed an Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (I.R.A.P.P.) that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. Mutualink’s system is currently deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security and defense installations, NATO Special Operations Forces, police and fire departments, transit authorities, hospitals, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., with R&D facilities in Westford, Mass. and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and Defense Services office nearby Washington, DC. For more information please visit

For over 34 years, Information Systems Architects, has offered trusted and independent recommendations for systems design, planning, implementation and evolution to a range of Fortune 50 and government clients. We have established many leading application and foundation technology platform testbeds using our deep experience in complex system integration, multiplatform service development, secure systems, particularly for regulated industry, horizontal/interagency and intradepartmental government client projects. ISA focuses primarily on the development and implementation of large-scale secure, resilient, and resource efficient IT infrastructures for the cloud era and data centres.