News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 12
May 2005

New content on EK3 Plasma screens 

When the Thompson Engineering Building opened in February 2004, EK3 - a company co-founded by two Western Engineering alumni - generously donated the plasma screens located in the building’s lobby.  Since the grand opening, the information displayed on the plasma screens have not been updated; until now.  The information on the screens have been redistributed as follows: 

Right Screen
The information displayed on this screen includes images and announcements regarding Western Engineering’s past, present and future.  Here you will find pictures of the first graduating class, the construction of the Thompson Engineering Building and information on current research projects, and much more. 

Centre Screen
This screen displays current announcements regarding upcoming events, recent achievements and messages from the Dean.

Left Screen
Photos are the theme of this screen.  The screen is set-up to run like a moving photo album, displaying images of recent past events, outstanding people and teaching excellence, just to name a few. 

EK3 provides software technology for digital signs by building intelligent media distribution products.  The company was co-founded 5 years ago by Western Engineering alums Ken Stuart (MESc’99) and Ed Elliot (BESc’97, BSc’97).  The two met while they were graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western.   

“The idea had nothing to do at all to do with our research,” admits Stuart.  “But we knew display technology was changing and that meant changing the way we communicate.”  Western’s Office of Industry Liaison helped incorporate and incubate the company in 1998 and provided prototype development funding.  

 EK3Technologies Inc. has placed its multi-media ad boards in Toronto, Atlanta and Boston retail locations.  Tim Hortons currently has their product in 14 London locations.

 Click here to find out more about EK3…

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