RX Networks pinpoints the future at BCTIA IMPACT

Posted by Warren Frey

Guylain Roy-Machable of RX Networks explained, to a packed crowd at BCTIA’s IMPACT event in downtown Vancouver, that the purpose of his company is to make GPS smarter. Regular GPS takes up to 45 seconds to locate satellite data, and RX Networks is dedicated to making that an instantaneous process in a machine independent way, he said. By combining different technologies to enable “assisted” GPS, Machable said a small Vancouver company is able to deal with some of the biggest semiconductor companies in the world. The recent downturn, he said, meant companies just have to keep running faster and faster to compete. Another challenge for his company is to be as compatible with as many different service providers and manufacturers as possible. While bigger players can sometimes take over a space, he said, a smaller company can move on to a new challenge quickly and push their company to the next level.

Additionally, Machable said, it makes sense to step into an industry before it reaches the point of demand for your product, giving you time to develop your product. In the case of his own company, he pointed to the continued and exponential adoption of GPS in many different products, which his company gambled (and succeeded in predicting) would be an important feature-set in new technologies.

Company:
BCTIA
Website:
http://www.bctia.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. The BCTIA Centre4Growth supports tech companies at all stages of growth... more

Company:
Rx Networks
Website:
http://www.rxnetworks.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rx Networks is a mobile positioning technology and global services company. Our GPStream framework of GPS assistance solutions, from advanced assistance data streaming services to an integrated suite of mobile software components, is designed to help mobile operators, device manufacturers and GPS chipset vendors deliver a "Click’n Go" user experience for any GPS device, anytime and anywhere. We are strictly... more


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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more



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