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Last Updated: 2014-03-10

Nova Communications

Company information

Legal Name:   Nova Communications (Nova Tronics Ltd.)
Operating Name:   Nova Communications
Mailing Address
167 Trider Cres.
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia
B3B 1V6
Location Address
167 Trider Cres.
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia
B3B 1V6
Telephone: (902) 468-5062
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-908-6682
Fax: (902) 468-3708
Website URL: 

Contact information

Andrew Boswell
  Title:   President
  Area of Responsibility:   Management Executive
  Telephone:   (902) 468-5062
  Fax:   (902) 468-3708
David Cornish
  Title:   Manager
  Area of Responsibility:   Manufacturing/Production/Operations
  Telephone:   (902) 481-5356
  Fax:   (902) 468-3708


Company description

Nova Communications is a wireless voice and data communications company, and the largest communications system integrator in Atlantic Canada. Our team of over 25 staff service a wide variety of corporate and government customers across the region and increasingly internationally. Our customers span the public safety, transportation, construction, resource, offshore/onshore oil & gas as well as utilities.

Along with a solid reputation for the design, integration, and implementation of wireless solutions, we also are proud of our reputation for after sale service and support.

Our track record reflects our capability to deliver solutions from simple two-way radio systems to complex integrated telecommunications solutions for the offshore. Our customers benefit from a wide range of services starting with support in defining requirements, design, procurement, installation and ongoing system maintenance. With over 30 years of experience and relationships, we have the ability to work across many technologies including: Wi-Fi, satellite, handheld computing, RFID, barcode scanning, two-way radio, wireless broadband, SCADA and cellular.

We are proud of long-term relationships with customers who select Nova as their solution provider of choice and our partners such as Motorola, GEMDS, Alpha, Iridium, Bell, Cambium and Alcatel-Lucent - all leaders in the their industry. We are proud of the awards we have received including Motorola's Partner of the Year for Canada in 2012.

Our customers rely on wireless communications for business productivity and safety. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified reflecting superior engineering and our focus on quality.
Country of Ownership: Canada  
Year Established: 1982
Exporting: Yes  
Quality Certification: ISO 9001
Primary Industry (NAICS): 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Alternate Industries (NAICS): 334290 - Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
334511 - Navigational and Guidance Instruments Manufacturing
417320 - Electronic Components, Navigational and Communications Equipment and Supplies Wholesaler-Distributors
517210 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
517410 - Satellite Telecommunications
517910 - Other Telecommunications
Primary Business Activity: Services  
Number of Employees: 25 


Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name: Broadband Wireless
Wireless broadband connections using point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, Wi-Fi, mesh and WLAN technologies - both fixed and mobile. We have a track record of large successful outdoor and indoor deployments. Also able to provide the in-building, video, VOIP, security and wireless SCADA applications to take advantage of these IP-based networks.

Product Name: Mobile Computing
Handheld and mobile computing devices such as scanners, rugged computers, smartphones, etc. using technologies including barcode scanning and RFID.

Product Name: Onshore/offshore oil & gas telecoms
As a telecoms systems intergator for the energy sector, Nova's credentails range from design concept to engineered solutions using innovative technologies, system integration, engineering documentation (complete ILS packages), testing, installation commissioning and training anywhere in the world. Project experience includes digital microwave, SCADA/telemetry, fixed and portable satellite, GPS and tracking, PA&A systems, HF radio, telecom UPS and two-way radio systems.

Nova Communications has many teaming arrangements or partnerships with well-known equipment manufacturers from around the world. As a proudly Nova Scotia company, we bring global relationships such as ABB, Federal Signal, Harris, Alcatel, and Automatic Power to meet the demanding needs of our customers.

Product Name: Rural Broadband
Design, supply, stage and implement wireless infrastructure to support the rollout of wireless broadband. Specialists with deep experince particularly with the deployment of wireless broadband internet access to rural areas. A multiple winner of Motorola's broadband partner of the year for Canada, we understand the technology models as well as the interdependency of sustainable business models.

Product Name: Satellite communications and tracking
Nova can provide a range of fixed and mobile satellite services for voice, data and tracking applications. Nova is an authorized partner for Iridium, and also can provide MSAT, Inmarsat and other services as required.

Product Name: Two-way radio
Nova has a solid track record of providing analog and digital two-way radio systems for public safety and corporate customers. Nova is a fully authorized partner for companies such as Motorola, Icom, Peltor and David Clarke. is also the leading online source of two-way radio equipment in Canada.

FSC Code: 5805-Telephone and Telegraph Equipment
5810-Communications Security Equipment and Components
5825-Radio Navigation Equipment, Except Airborne
5830-Intercommunication and Public Address Systems, Except Airborne
5831-Intercommunication and Public Address Systems, Airborne Systems Components
5895-Miscellaneous Communication Equipment
5965-Headsets, Handsets, Microphones and Speakers
5985-Antennas, Waveguide, and Related Equipment
5996-Amplifier Assembly
6310-Traffic and Transit Signal Systems
6320-Shipboard Alarm and Signal Systems
6340-Aircraft Alarm and Signal Systems
7025-ADP Input/Output and Storage Devices
B219-Other Engineering Studies


Market profile


  • Financial
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technology

Industry sector market interests:

  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Fishery
  • Forestry
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical/Biotechnology/Chemical
  • Mining/Petroleum/Gas
  • Service Industry
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale/Retail
  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Plastics and Rubber Products
  • Primary and Fabricated Metal

Geographic markets:

Actively pursuing:
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)


Sector information

Key / Major clients:

· Sable Energy Project Tier 1 - Onshore facilities (Goldboro, Point Tupper & Head Office) telecommunications & control

· Sable Energy Project Tier 1 - Offshore facilities, (Thebaud, North Triumph, Venture) telecommunications, control, marine safety and navigation aids.

· Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (M&NP) two-way radio and satellite communication system for main and lateral pipeline exceeding 1,000 km.

· Encana - Offshore facilities (Cohasset & Panuke) self powered navigation aids with remote satellite monitoring.

· Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) – Offshore facilities for ExxonMobil Compression Platform – telecommunications, navigational aids, interfaces & commissioning

· ExxonMobil Sable Tier 2 - Offshore facilities (Alma & South Venture) telecommunications, PBX, LAN and navigation aids.

· Nova Scotia Rural Broadband Project - Worked with three contracted service providers to bring universal broadband internet access to all Nova Scotians using wireless broadband technology.


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