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Over 35 Exhibitors Make Major News at GTEC 2012

Canada's Leading Government Technology Event Announces Sold Out Expo Show Floor

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GTEC, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces more than 35 new product or service announcements happening at or leading up to Canada's leading government technology event next week.  GTEC will feature another sold out expo show floor with over 200 companies showcasing the latest in technology advancements.  Taking place November 5-8 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, GTEC provides a unique platform for IT professionals to present new products and services to targeted audiences.  For more information visit:  


"We're excited that so many exhibitors have chosen to make first time announcements at next week's event," said Nancy Dorigo, Executive Director of Content, GTEC Ottawa. "This is an impressive preview to the innovation happening in today's industry and we're pleased that GTEC is able to provide a platform for this news."

In addition, Terry Horsman, Director of Sales said, "The event gathers an incomparable audience for showcasing the latest and greatest in technology and provides attendees with a first-hand look at the products and services available to improve collaboration and better serve the Canadian market."

The GTEC exhibitors who will be making announcements or showcasing new products at the event currently include the following:

Accenture will share results of a new Digital Citizen survey recently conducted that will address why governments need a strategic approach to digital and what citizens expect from their public service. The survey reveals which channels are being used today and which ones we can expect to see tomorrow.

Adobe introduces Adobe® Acrobat® XI to meet today's complex document challenges.  Acrobat XI features complete PDF editing, touch-friendly capabilities and exports to Microsoft PowerPoint.  It supports seamless and secure Microsoft Office and SharePoint integration.  Find out eight ways Acrobat XI can help increase productivity and lower costs. Go to:

Alliance Storage Technologies, Archiving Solutions Manufacturer, will present the next generation of innovative developments to the existing Plasmon Archive product lines allowing optimal scalability options at a fraction of the cost including the newly released Archive Appliance Elite. Ask about our upcoming new technology development by visiting ASTI at Booth #808.

BancTec will feature the IntelliScan XDS, its premium multi-application, high-speed, mixed document scanner with the new Multi-Pocket Stacker option.  For scanning applications needing multiple sorting options, the Multi-Pocket Stacker provides a single module with five out-sorting pockets at a significantly lower cost in a compact ergonomic design.

Bell, Canada's largest communications company providing government with solutions to all their communications needs, will announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art data centre. The Ottawa centre will provide Bell customers with co-location, managed hosting and next-generation cloud computing services such as hosted unified communications.

British Columbia is proud to be the Showcase Province at GTEC this year.  As leaders in Open Government, we're excited to share news about our GovTogetherBC, Data BC and Open Information websites. Come visit British Columbia's booth # 525 to learn more.

Commissionaires (Booth 524) will showcase the cutting-edge digital fingerprinting RTID (Real Time Identification) and our background screening services. RTID services allow fingerprints results to be processed and mailed within days whereas traditional ink fingerprints can take six months. Commissionaires services include digital and ink fingerprinting, credit checks and police clearances.

CTES training features a new enterprise grade Virtualization Infrastructure using state of the art hardware/software. This allows CTES to provide a completely functional lab environment to individuals from around the world. Organizations are able to have their employees fully participate in training from any location, anywhere in the world.

Datavisual will introduce the Barco Clickshare which allows PC and Mac users to connect wirelessly, with one click of the button, to a projector or display. And the Vaddio HD USB PTZ camera which is the first professional USB PTZ camera suited for soft client video conferencing.

DLS Technology Corporation (Booth#515) will showcase the vKey®- a completely encrypted, virtualized, and remote-management-friendly USB device with Linux and Microsoft OS. It boots off of its own OS, creating a separate and protected computing environment, and allows users to securely connect to corporate trusted networks from any computer.

EMC is showcasing solutions that enable customers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information.

EXFO (Booth# 225) showcases the newest FTB-880 NetBlazer test functionalities – CPRI/OBSAI, OTN, Fibre Channel, PRI/SDN and MPLS – and its new FTB Anywhere floating test licenses capability, which allows operators to purchase any number of cloud-hosted test licenses available to any FTB platform on an at-need basis when and where required.

Extron will showcase its XTP Systems, a completely integrated switching and distribution solution for multiple digital and analog formats. They support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending high resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 330 feet (100 m) over a single CATx cable.

ExitCertified announces the launch of its proprietary Individual Multimedia Video Presence (iMVP™) technology, allowing individuals the opportunity to attend a live certified course from their office or home. It's a remarkable way to experience premium training when and where you need it. It's virtual training without the virtual.

FileMaker Inc, offers a new platform to create your own mobile applications that can incorporate data from internal systems.  You can create customer engaging mobile applications to capture data, images, video, electronic signatures and geo location.  All this can be done in days which will save you a lot of money.

Imation will showcase the IronKey Workspace, its USB 3.0-based "PC on a Stick" for deployment of Windows To Go, an enterprise feature of Windows 8. Visit booth #526 to see the full line of Imation IronKey hardware encrypted, IT managed flash and hard drives designed to secure the mobile workforce.

InformationActive Inc. will showcase new releases of the ActiveData for Excel data analytics software. Visit Booth 831 and learn how our new general Business Edition can deliver dramatic productivity gains and time-savings to public sector managers and analysts. See the newly-released French version, created for Canadian government. Free evaluations:

LANDesk announces the release of Management Suite and Security Suite version 9.5.  The product will mark one of the most successful releases we have had to date. This release will feature many new and exciting capabilities, including effective software license management, enhanced cross-platform support, and productivity and automation tools.

Motion Computing®, a leading global provider of mobility solutions, recently announced the rugged F5t Tablet PC. Designed for mobile workers across a broad range of markets, the F5t delivers uncompromising levels of power, security and manageability. Built to run Windows, the F5t offers seamless business integration and virtually unlimited usability.

NIKSUN will introduce the new release of NIKSUN NetDetector, NIKSUN NetVCR, and NIKSUN NetOmni on NIKSUN's newest technology platform, Alpine 4.2. Many advanced features propel NIKSUN into the forefront for continuous monitoring, capture, advanced forensics, and anomaly detection. Come and visit NIKSUN at Booth #707.

OpenText showcases its Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions that enable organizations to improve process velocity, reduce risks, and protect content: onsite; via mobile devices; private cloud; in the cloud. OpenText helps organizations faced with growing volumes of data, to bring structure to the unstructured and unleash the power of information.

Canadian owned and operated Oproma Inc. (booth #424) will demonstrate, for the first time to the public, two new products: CentralCollab, a brand new version of its popular online secure collaboration tool; and DiscoIQ, a groundbreaking tool in Information Governance support. Comme visit us!

ORSYP Software will showcase a new Capacity Optimization Assessment solution. Through comprehensive analysis of data centers, ORSYP helps customers optimize their infrastructure resource capacity; realize tangible direct savings. Stop by booth #724 to hear how this simple Capacity Optimization Assessment will help you to optimize your infrastructure and reduce OPEX.

OSACAN – Open Source Alliance of Canada (OSACAN) was founded in October 2012, making its public debut at GTEC. We'll be revealing our mission: promoting adoption of open source technology in government.  Meet our charter members, learn about our publications and events, and hear about open source momentum in Federal Government.

Plixer, will debut the next generation of its NetFlow reporting solution, Scrutinizer V10. New features include customized data reporting, mapping IP Groups, and ASA/syslog support. In addition, Plixer will showcase V10's integrating with Enterasys' Mobile IAM to provide an enhanced level of mobile device threat protection. (Booth #212)

QuIRC introduces PeopleInsight - a fresh approach to Workforce Analytics which connects and unlocks HR, Talent, Engagement and Business data to deliver insight in clear, visually appealing and actionable ways.  Built for HR Executives and Professionals, PeopleInsight identifies patterns, understands trends and develops action plans that drive smarter people decisions. 

Randstad presents a vast array of highly qualified contractors (IT and Admin) to support federal government programs. Come to GTEC to hear what innovative staffing solutions Randstad is employing to service your particular niche technology resourcing needs.

Route1 presents MobiKEY, a smartcard enabled USB device that allows subscribers to securely access office computers and networks, remotely.  Designed to work with Mac OS X and Windows, MobiKEY leverages true multi-factor authentication to authorize users, and does not require pre-installed software to work on a guest computer/remote device.

Seccuris will showcase our new Managed Mobile Security Service. As part of our Managed Security Services suite the new service offers organizations a fully managed solution for mobile device management, monitoring for mobile security threats and the protect of data. For more information visit or email us at [email protected].

Sitecore will showcase its customer experience management platform which combines proven web content management with customer intelligence to create a single view of a customer that drives meaningful interactions, increases conversions and builds lifetime customers. Come by booth #211 for a live demonstration.

SnapStream will demonstrate the newest release of its industrial-strength TV recording and search technology at booth 1112. Listed on AVSO, SnapStream provides a reliable, scalable in-house solution for monitoring and archiving television. With real-time TV alert notifications and unlimited TV clipping, users can react and respond to the media quickly.

TenthEye launches 3 new SharePoint applications for the Government of Canada. Their Performance Measurement application assembles performance reports from stakeholders to evaluate outputs and outcomes. Document Management tool provides an integrated platform for document creation, approval and archiving. Business Intelligence solution offers built-in quantitative and qualitative data analysis capabilities.

ThinkTel's excited to announce the expansion of its Professional Services division. Our commitment to being UC leaders is further supported with our Gold Partner Communications status, numerous reference deployments, and our involvement in Microsoft's Telecommunications SIP Trunking TAP Program. Talk to us about deploying Lync 2010 and 2013 (booth#631)

Trend Micro showcases Custom Defense Solution to fight targeted cyber attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). It provides everything needed to detect, analyze, adapt and respond to specific attacks against departments. Deep Security 9 is the only server security platform for physical, virtual and cloud environments that offers automated management and agentless security for VMware.

UniPrint, the leader in printing virtualization, will demo Secure Pull Printing & BYOD printing at Booth 912. According to Quocirca Research, 70% of organizations have experienced one or more accidental data breached through printing. Government IT needs to do more to ensure a secured and seamless integration of printing technology.

Uvision (Booth # 729) will introduce practical workflow to publish live and archived video on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. This demonstration will include the use of a portable media encoder, enabling secure protected stream, and the insertion of closed captions to live streams.

Veeam Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware and Hyper-V, announces Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 which includes new restore capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, and HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots. Another significant addition is support for VMware vSphere® 5.1 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

For a complete schedule of all educational sessions, keynote addresses and participating exhibitors, visit

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About GTEC
GTEC, the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference, is now in its 20th year and is produced in Ottawa by UBM TechWeb. The event includes a professional development conference, a major exhibition and the Distinction Awards Gala. Over the past five years, GTEC has explored "Government 2.0" as a way for governments to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their service transformation efforts. More information on GTEC can be found at

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market.More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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