Espial

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Ottawa-based Espial Group saw net growth from mixed regional results in its first quarter of 2017, as significant gains in the firm’s North American sales channel offset drops in Europe and Asia.
Ottawa technology firm Espial reported a strong fourth quarter on Thursday to round out a record revenue-generating year.
The start of the new year means new tech at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, and several local Ottawa area companies are in Las Vegas this week to flaunt their latest products.
The past couple of months for Espial have been huge.
Ottawa-based Espial is reporting higher losses and lower revenue during its second quarter of 2016 compared with the same period last year.
The gadget show held in Las Vegas last week might be officially known as the Consumer Electronics Show, but make no mistake – there was plenty of business-to-business interaction as well.