Ottawa’s Edgewater Wireless lands $1.1 million contract with Fortune 50 customer

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Editor's Note

This story was updated to include the possibility that the contract is a follow-on from previously announced dealings with Kroger.

Ottawa’s Edgewater Wireless Systems announced this week it has landed a seven-figure contract to supply WiFi chipsets and radio cards to a leading equipment manufacturer.

The wireless tech company said the latest deal, which will see the firm’s technology used to power a next-generation smart retail solution for an unnamed Fortune 50 customer, has a total value of $1.1 million.

In a news release, Edgewater president and CEO Andrew Skafel called the deal a “major milestone” for the local firm, which says its patented technology reduces interference from multiple Wi-Fi signals operating in high-density environments such as retail stores and arenas.

When asked by OBJ if this contract was a follow-on from previously announced dealings with Kroger, a spokesperson declined to comment, stating that Edgewater was unable to disclose further details without permission from the unnamed customer.

Late last month, U.S. grocery chain Kroger announced it has tapped the Ottawa firm to power its next-generation supermarkets. Edgewater will provide the in-store Wi-Fi in nearly 3,000 Kroger stores across the U.S., allowing shoppers to access the grocery chain’s interactive mobile applications.