December 14 MDA Selected as Sole Supplier of Ground Station Solutions for DigitalGlobe's WorldView Customers
MDA announced today that it has been selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc., provider of the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery, as the exclusive supplier of ground station solutions offered by DigitalGlobe to international customers for its upcoming high resolution satellite program called WorldView.
December 7 MDA Announces Home Information Pack Alliance With The UK National House-Building Council
MDA announced today that that it intends to work together with National House-Building Council (NHBC) of the UK to supply white label Home Information Packs (HIPs) to NHBC for resale to its registered builders. NHBC's registered builders, consisting of house builders and developers, collectively represent more than 80% of all new home construction in the UK.
November 20 MDA's Valuation Information To Assist New York State Property Assessments
MDA announced today that its subsidiary Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (MSB) has won a US$970,000 5-year contract from the New York State Office of Real Property Services (NYORPS) to upgrade their building cost information for the State's 57 counties. Assessors across the State use this information as one of the tools in the process of determining property values for taxation purposes.
November 16 MDA Wins Two Prestigious BC Awards
MDA announced today the company received two awards at the BC Export Awards ceremony held in Vancouver, BC on Friday, November 10, 2006. MDA won in the Advancing Technologies category, and was also recognized as BC's Exporter of the Year.
November 16 MDA To Modernize Another UK Local Authority Land Information Service
MDA announced today that it will receive £1.8 million to modernize the processing of land information requests coming from the National Land Information Service (NLIS) to Stockport Council in Greater Manchester England.
November 7 MDA Signs Up Local Reseller For Home Information Packs (HIPs) In Trial Area
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with Hallmark HIPs Limited (Hallmark), an established consortium of chartered surveyors, estate agents, and solicitors in Bath, England, to provide them with a complete HIPs solution.
November 1 MDA To Seek Clearance For Acquisition Of Quest Associates
MDA announced today that it has entered into an agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire Quest Associates. MDA is seeking formal clearance from the U.K. Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for this transaction. Further information will be provided once OFT clearance has been obtained.
October 31 MDA Reports Third Quarter Results
MDA today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2006. Net earnings for the quarter increased 23% to $21 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $17 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, reported for the same period last year.
October 31 MDA To Provide Advanced Crime Scene Assessment Solution
MDA announced today that it has signed a $1.5M CAD contract with an interdepartmental Canadian Government agency to provide a prototype mobile information solution to assist first response teams at crime and terror sites in assessing threat levels.
October 31 MDA Enters Strategic Alliance With Rocketplane Kistler
MDA announced today that it has signed a strategic long term Agreement with Rocketplane Kistler to participate in the initial and future phases of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. The Agreement is expected to evolve as financing, technical and customer milestones are being met.
October 18 MDA's Third Quarter 2006 Results Conference Call Alert
MDA plans to release its Third Quarter 2006 financial results at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
October 16 MDA Introduces Unique Direct Marketing Information Solution In The U.S.
MDA announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, DataQuick, has released PrimeraSource, a comprehensive marketing list information solution that allows direct marketing companies to target property owners based on property value, available equity, and other property characteristics.
October 12 MDA Continues To Expand Its Valuation Business In UK
MDA announced today that its UK subsidiary xit2 has added several new customers over the past few months and expanded the functionality of its valuation solution to serve these customers.
October 11 MDA Improves Credit Facility
MDA announced today that the company has significantly improved and expanded its credit resources by entering into an agreement that provides two new credit facilities.
October 10 MDA Initiates Normal Course Issuer Bid
MDA announced today that it has filed a Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bid to purchase, subject to regulatory approval, up to 2,000,000 (4.9% of the outstanding Common Shares and 5.7% of the public float of 34,981,724) Common Shares from time to time during the next 12 months.
October 5 MDA Signs Agreement To Provide Home Information Packs With One Of Largest Estate Agent Associations In UK
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with The Guild of Professional Estate Agents (Guild). The agreement equips the Guild, and associated Fine & Country, to sell under its own brand name MDA-produced home information packs (HIPs) to its members, consisting of over 800 estate agent offices throughout the country.
October 5 MDA to Provide Information Solution to Access BC Court Services Online
MDA announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Province of British Columbia to make Court Services Online (CSO) accessible to the legal community through BC OnLine. BC OnLine is based in Victoria. MDA is the licensed operator of BC OnLine in partnership with the BC Government.
September 26 MDA's Introduction Of Pre-Qualified Property Information Advances Workflow Automation in U.S.
MDA announced today that its U.S. Information Products business has released InterChange, a new information solution providing secure web access to a subset of property information which has been pre-qualified for automatic use directly in the workflow of property insurers and mortgage lenders.
September 20 MDA Books Largest UK Local Council Modernization Solution To Date
MDA announced today that it will receive CAD $10.5 million over seven years to provide and maintain an information solution to the Bromsgrove District Council.
August 22 US Government Orders Additional RADARSAT-1 Information For Surveillance
MDA announced today that it has received several task orders for US$2.1 million to provide a US Government Agency with additional RADARSAT-1 information products to be delivered over a 10-month period. This brings the total orders by this Agency year-to-date over US$5.8 million.
August 21 MDA Signs Three Reseller Agreements For Home Information Packs In England And Wales
MDA announced today that it has signed three exclusive 5-year contracts with HIP providers in England and Wales to further position itself as a leading provider of Home Information Packs (HIPs).
August 1 MDA Acquires a Second Legal Search Firm
MDA announced today the acquisition of Lee & Co. (Belfast) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lee & Co. (Belfast) has been providing property search information to the legal and financial sectors in Northern Ireland since 1923.
July 31 MDA To Study An Italy-Canada Hyperspectral Mission
MDA announced today that it has entered into a $1.4 million CAD contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to study the development of a joint Canadian-Italian Hyperspectral Mission.
July 26 MDA Reports Second Quarter Results
MDA today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2006. Net earnings for the quarter increased 27% to $20.8 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, on consolidated revenues of $241 million.
July 24 MDA's Second Quarter 2006 Results Conference Call Alert
MDA announced today that it plans to release its Second Quarter 2006 financial results at close of market on Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
July 20 MDA Books Contract Extension For Continued Support Of Mobile Servicing System For The International Space Station
MDA announced today that it has signed a C$32.8 million contract extension with the Canadian Space Agency to provide logistics, sustaining engineering, and enhancements for the Mobile Servicing System. The Mobile Servicing System was designed and built by MDA under contract to the Canadian Space Agency, as part of Canadaŭs contribution to the International Space Station.
July 19 Statement By U.K. Minister For Housing And Planning
MDA announced that on July 18, 2006, the Minister for Housing and Planning in the United Kingdom made a statement regarding the Government's implementation strategy for Home Information Packs (HIPs). A copy of the statement is available in the article.
July 19 US Government Orders Additional RADARSAT-1 Information For Surveillance
MDA announced today that it has received an order for US$3.4 million to provide a US Government Agency with additional RADARSAT-1 information products to be delivered over a 12-month period.
July 18 Engineering Services Resume At MDA’s Brampton Operations
MDA announced that it has reached a new three-year collective agreement with the engineers association (SPATEA) at its Brampton, Ontario location.
July 12 MDA's Second Quarter 2006 Results Conference Call Alert
MDA plans to release its Second Quarter 2006 financial results at close of market on Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
July 6 MDA Books Multiple Advanced Technology Contracts
MDA announced today that its recently acquired Montreal operation has booked two advanced technology contracts totaling over $17 million.
June 28 MDA Announces RADARSAT-2 Launch Date
MDA announced today that the launch of RADARSAT-2 is now scheduled for March 2007. This aligns completion of the final integration and test with the recently secured launch window on the Soyuz II being provided by Starsem.
June 27 MDA To Provide Critical Part Of Information Solution For Japanese Space Program
MDA announced today that it has received an Authorization To Proceed (ATP) from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan to start work on the expected CAD $15.4M contract to provide six critical elements of the real-time information solution which controls the precise maneuvering as Japan's unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) docks with the International Space Station.
June 21 Withdrawal Of Engineering Services at Brampton Operations
MDA announced today that the engineers association (SPATEA) of its Brampton, Ontario operations has withdrawn its services. The current collective agreement expired on December 31, 2005. The Company will continue its effort to reach a new collective agreement.
June 21 MDA Adds HIP Distribution Channel In UK
MDA announced today that MDA Searches, its retail property search business in the UK, will become a Home Information Pack (HIP) distribution channel to conveyancing solicitors wishing to order HIPs on behalf of their local clients.
June 20 MDA Signs Up New RADARSAT Information Reception Station
MDA announced today the signing of a new RADARSAT satellite information reception station in Italy. The new station - MARSec - joins a global network of over 27 RADARSAT-1 receiving stations.
June 13 MDA Books Multi-Year Property Information Contracts In U.S.
MDA announced today that the company's U.S. subsidiary, DataQuick, has signed multi-year contracts to provide current, accurate property information to three leading U.S. firms in the lending market. The contracts are collectively valued at US$9 million over the next five years.
May 25 MDA Acquires Legal Search Firm In Northern Ireland
MDA announced today the acquisition of Lyttle & Co. in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lyttle & Co. was established in 1984 and provides all forms of property related search information to the legal and financial sector. This acquisition complements MDA’s recently announced acquisition of the Rochford Brady Group in the Republic of Ireland.
May 22 MDA Acquires Leading Provider Of Electronic Exchange Solutions To Lenders And Surveyors In UK
MDA announced today a further strategic expansion of its property information business in the UK through the acquisition of xit2 Limited (xit2), an emerging leader of information exchange solutions that enable lenders to manage the electronic information exchange with home surveyors and other outsourced service providers. The consideration for this transaction is a cash payment of GBP 10 million on closing, and up to 2.5 million in contingent future payments based on performance. The acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive this year.
May 19 MDA To Provide Information Solution To United Nations In Support Of Drought Insurance For Ethiopia
MDA announced today the award of a contract by the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP), for the delivery of daily rainfall information used to determine drought insurance payments for Ethiopia.
May 16 MDA Signs Agreement With NAEA Homelink To Provide HIP Information Solutions
MDA announced today that it has signed an exclusive contract with the Homelink Network of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA Homelink). The agreement enables NAEA Homelink to distribute MDA-produced home information packs (HIPs) to its 750 members. These HIPs will be branded and marketed as Homelink HIPs.
May 3 MDA Selects xit2 Surveyor Exchange Network To Support HIP Production
MDA announced today a business agreement with xit2 to use the xit2 survey exchange network called Valuation Exchange in support of MDA’s production of Home Information Packs (HIPs).
May 2 MDA Annual General Meeting
MDA will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:30 PM PST.
May 2 MDA Reports First Quarter 2006 Results
MDA today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings increased to $19.9 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, on consolidated revenues of $233 million.
April 27 MDA To Provide Its Complete Search Solution To Another Strategic Customer In UK
MDA announced today that that it has signed a contract with OneMove™ in the UK to provide its web-based property search solution to the panel of property conveyancing law firms engaged by this company.
April 25 UAE Armed Forces Buys Mapping Information Solution
MDA announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary -Triathlon Ltd.- signed a contract with General Headquarters of United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Armed Forces to deliver a information solution consisting of high-resolution digital mapping models of the UAE terrain.
April 13 Provincial Government Awards Imaging Information Solution To MDA
MDA announced today that it has been contracted by the Government of Ontario, through a broad public sector partnership coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Land information Ontario project to deliver an information solution consisting of high-resolution satellite imagery of eastern, central and selected areas of northern Canada captured by the QuickBird satellite.
April 11 MDA Closes Merger Of UK Retail Search Business
MDA announced today it has closed the previously announced merger transaction of its retail search business of authoritative property information with PropertyFlow.
April 11 MDA Acquires Leading Property Search Firm In Republic Of Ireland
MDA announced today a strategic geographic expansion of its property information business through the acquisition of the Rochford Brady Group, one of the largest providers of legal property and company information in the Republic of Ireland.
March 30 MDA Receives Clearance For Merger Of UK Retail Search Business
MDA announced today that it has been informed that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will not refer the transaction to the U.K. Competition Commission. This clears the way for MDA and PropertyFlow to merge their retail search business of authoritative property information, in anticipation of the mandatory Home Information Pack (HIP) introduction by mid 2007. The transaction, which will approximately double MDA's retail search business in the UK, is valued at an initial payment of £12 million and several contingent payments based on future performance and it is expected to close in the next few weeks.
March 15 MDA Signs Another Reseller Agreement For Its HIP Information Solution In The UK
MDA announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Packprovider Ltd in the UK, whereby Packprovider will distribute, under its own brand, Home Information Packs (HIPs) produced by MDA.
March 13 MDA Starts Work On Next-Generation Satellite Constellation
MDA has been awarded a $7 million contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to carry out conceptual design work for a planned future information solution intended to provide continued radar information to existing RADARSAT users. Unlike the RADARSAT-2 solution, which is based on a single large satellite, the new solution is to be based on a constellation of three smaller satellites and will be known as the RADARSAT Constellation. This contract is the first to draw on the combined capability of MDA and the facility recently acquired from EMS Technologies.
March 7 MDA Enters Into Major Strategic Agreement Concerning Home Information Packs
MDA announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement regarding Home Information Packs (HIPs) with Spicerhaart Limited, one of the largest providers of real estate, surveying and conveyancing services in the United Kingdom.
March 1 MDA To Provide Training Solution For UK Royal Navy
MDA announced today that it has received a contract from prime contractor BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) of the UK to provide an operator training solution for the UK Royal Navy.
February 28 MDA Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2005 Results
MDA today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. Fourth quarter net earnings increased to $20.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, on revenues of $205 million. Full year net earnings increased to $1.68 per diluted share on revenues of $833 million.
February 24 MDA To Provide Unique Search Solution To movewithus
MDA announced today that it has agreed to provide web-based search solution to the panel of law firms engaged by movewithus Conveyancing.
February 23 MDA Adds Information Solution For Local Authorities In The UK
MDA announced today that it has launched an additional electronic information solution for Local Authorities in the United Kingdom to replace the existing manual process for sending and receiving search information between County Councils and their District Councils.
February 16 MDA's Fourth Quarter 2005 Results Conference Call Alert
MDA, a provider of essential information solutions, plans to release Fourth Quarter 2005 financial results at close of market on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
February 2 More MDA Electronic Precursor HIPs In Production
MDA announced today that National Homes Network (NHN) has launched their fully electronic precursor Home Information Pack (HIP) service. This service, which is based on MDA's precursor HIP solution and production facility, is offered by NHN to its network of independent real estate agents representing 220 member offices. MDA is receiving consideration for these packs.
January 31 MDA To Seek Clearance For Acquisition Of UK Retail Search Business
MDA announced today that it has entered into an agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire PropertyFlow Ltd. MDA is seeking formal clearance from the U.K. Office of Fair Trading for this transaction. Further information will be provided once OFT clearance has been obtained.
January 26 MDA To Develop Solution That Extracts Information On Moving Objects
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with Defence Research and Development Canada-Ottawa (DRDC-Ottawa) to deliver an information solution that extracts information about moving objects on the ground from radar satellite imagery.
January 24 France Commits To A RADARSAT-2 Information Solution From MDA For Maritime Surveillance
MDA announced today that Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) of Toulouse, France has committed to a RADARSAT-2 information solution.
January 20 MDA Launches Information Solution To Expedite Property Conveyancing In BC
MDA announced today that it has launched Tax Certificates Online, a new property information service that increases the efficiency of legally closing real estate transactions in BC.
January 12 MDA Announces RADARSAT-2 Launch Date
MDA announced today that the RADARSAT-2 satellite launch date is now set for December 2006.
January 10 MDA To Modernize Land Information Service For Another Local Authority In The UK
MDA announced today that it will receive $3 million CAD to modernize the processing of land information requests coming from the National Land Information Service (NLIS) to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in England.
January 5 MDA To Provide Complete Search Solution To Panel Of Conveyancers In The UK
MDA announced today that it has signed a contract with Totally Conveyancing in the UK to provide a web-based property search solution to the panel of property conveyancing professionals engaged by this company.
January 3 MDA Announces Strategic Expansion In Financial Services
MDA announced today a significant strategic expansion in the Financial Services market. The Company has acquired privately held MindBox, LLC. MindBox® is a leading provider of advanced decisioning solutions to the U.S. mortgage lending community.