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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2010/01/15 - PIKA Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of media-processing hardware and software, has added a new member to its management team, Louis Payant, Head of Product Development.
PIKA Technologies is proud to welcome Mr. Payant, with his more than 35 years of expertise in the creation of telecommunication solutions for the enterprise and software development leadership and methodology for emerging companies.
“Louis is a tremendous asset to PIKA Technologies”, says President and co-founder Jim Pinard. “Not only does he have extensive experience in transforming high tech companies into market leaders, he has also founded two companies in the VoIP technology space so he understands our market well and understands the needs of our customers”.
As Head of Product Development, Payant is responsible for the overall management of R&D, which includes hardware, software, and product verification. He is also responsible for the newly formed Applications Engineering Group, which focuses on the creation of applications that compliment PIKA’s telephony board and WARP appliance product lines.
Prior to PIKA Technologies, Payant recently held the role of CTO and VP of R&D and N-able Technologies. Before that, he founded Norlite Technology in 1986 (call centre technology) and Vienna Systems in 1996. Both companies were focussed on the creation of VoIP solutions that included gateways, call processing servers and peripherals. Vienna was then acquired by Nokia in 1998, where Louis continued on with the dual responsibility of General Manager and Vice President of the Ottawa Nokia Product Centre. Payant has held other development roles at Mitel Corporation, Communications Research Center, CAE and Comterm Inc.
Payant holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa and an Masters of Science from the University of Toronto both in Computer Science with a primary focus in Software Engineering.
About PIKA Technologies
PIKA Technologies (pikatechnologies.com) for over two decades has been providing developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.
In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA’s customers can expect the same high level of personalized, fast and free support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high tech firms, for six consecutive years.