Tech Digest: Madison wireless, angels, Third Wave, Esker, Research Park

Tech Digest: Madison wireless, angels, Third Wave, Esker, Research Park

Madison considers wireless bids

The City of Madison received bids from SkyCable/AOL, SBC and InSite Wireless to build wireless hotspots around the airport and Capitol later this year. The deadline for proposals was Monday. The winning vendor will pay the city, county and state for the right to run the network and be able to charge access fees. Certain local sites could be visited freely.

Angels release three-year, $3.5 million investment results

Wisconsin Investment Partners made about 20 invesments totalling nearly $3.5 million from 2002 to 2004, the angel group said. Its 22 members, including founders Dick Leazer and Terry Sivesind, are individual investors from Southeast Wisconsin, who target early-stage, high-tech companies. Their investments include Cellectar, Quintessence, Stratatech, Deltanoid, and Conjugon.

Third Wave gains ISO certification

Third Wave Technologies said it has earned an ISO 13485:2003 certification, a quality standard for the mangement of medical-device manufacturers, from the International Standards Organization. This will help the company sell its in-vitro diagnostic products to wider markets, especially Europe and Canada. The certification does not cover specific products, but rather processes, management and the work environment.

Esker places in Codie awards

Esker Software said it is one of five finalists in the document-management category of the Software & Information Industry Association’s annual Codie Awards, which will conclude on May 25. Esker’s U.S. headquarters are in Madison, Wisconsin; the corporation is based in Lyon, France.

Research Park gets new Web site

Madison’s University Research Park, home to 107 companies including many based on technology developed at UW-Madison, has updated its Web site. The new site includes a tenant directory and an events calendar.