MaRS Becomes HiQnet Enabled

Applied Electronics will install a Harman Pro Group HiQnet-enabled system at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario.

The MaRS Discovery District is a convergence innovation center located in the heart of downtown Toronto's Discovery District-two square kilometers designated as the city's epicenter of innovation. Conceptualized in 2000 by leaders from the business and public sectors, MaRS is focused on building Canada's next generation of technology companies to become global market leaders. The facility opened phase one of its 1.5 million square-foot space in September to position Canada for leadership in the highly competitive global innovation economy.

"The mission of MaRS is to connect and foster collaboration among our stakeholder communities," said Robert Smith, chief technology consultant at MaRS. "From a technology perspective, this extends to selecting equipment based on full convergence, future-proof framework and cutting edge technology. The Harman HiQnet network embodies this philosophy, bringing integration and control to a new level with a framework that will seamlessly evolve over time."