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GAO Research Inc., the initial member of GAO Group, is a recognized international leading provider of communications software to telecom and electronics companies. Read more…

GAO Group – Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation

GAO Group is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. GAO Group has marketing, sales, customer support, manufacturing and R&D facilities in various countries with most of its staff located in Canada, USA, China, and India.

The first member company, GAO Research Inc., was founded on June 2, 1992 and it quickly established its reputation as an R&D power-house in the embedded industry. GAO Group has become a fusion of rapidly growing companies and enjoys a vast international customer base and an extensive network of VARs, distributors, resellers, and strategic partners in diversified industries and markets.

With the aim of providing unparalleled service, GAO Group has developed and deployed state of the art technologies throughout its facilities in support of e-commerce, inventory management, CRM, project management, and supply chain management.

GAO Group consists of:

GAO Group Headquarters 601 Milner Avenue, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario
M1B 2K4 Canada

Tel: 416-292-0038
Fax: 416-292-2364

GAO Research Inc.

GAO Research Inc. (GAO) is a recognized international leading provider of communications software to telecom and electronics companies.

With a modest beginning in 1992, providing consulting services in DSP algorithms and audio software. GAO strategically repositioned in 1995 to target the embedded communications market.

Today, the company provides the most comprehensive and unique suite of modem, fax, telephony, speech software, VoIP, fax relay, and fax/modem/voice relay software for embedded applications.

Solutions & Products

Interest in software implementations of communication functions has increased over the years because they offer better cost/performance ratios than fixed function chip sets, in addition to their unmatched flexibility in functional and technological upgrades.

GAO provides the most comprehensive and unique suite of modem, fax, telephony, speech, Voice over IP (VoIP), fax relay, fax/modem/voice relay and fax/modem/voice over IP/wireless software on a wide range of DSPs and microprocessors. GAO's products have been widely reported by numerous most influential international publications in the industry.

GAO software is available in modules or packages. A module implements a function for a particular standard such as V.34 color fax, V.92 modem, G.723.1 vocoder, etc. A package contains a group of modules where each one performs a single function and they collectively perform a complete application. For example, GAO V.92 modem package integrates the V.92 function and all its fallbacks as well as protocols and control functions. The customer may license a module, one of GAO's existing packages, or a customized package. GAO's software fully complies with all ITU and other applicable standards for interoperability purposes, and is exhaustively tested before delivery to its customers. GAO performs fine-tuning on its code to meet any customer's specific requirements such MIPS/MHz and Memory utilization.

Applications of GAO Software

Some applications of GAO software include: set-top boxes, multi-function printers (with such additional functions as fax and copy), video phones, wireless communications devices, feature phones, DVD players, defense products, software modems on PCs, Internet phones, modem pools, metering and debit/credit card terminals etc.

GAO: The Leader in Communications Software

GAO leads the embedded communications software market because of its comprehensive technologies, unparalleled support of a wide range of platforms and languages, broad technical expertise, world class customers, and excellent technical support and state-of-the-art testing facilities.

Comprehensive Technologies

GAO provides the most comprehensive offerings in the technologies of modem, fax, speech, and telephony in the world market place.

Wide Range of Platforms & Languages Supported

GAO software runs on a variety of microprocessors such as ARM, ST and Pentium and DSPs such as those from TI and ADI.

Broad Expertise

Experience with sophisticated communications software for modem, fax, speech, and telephony can only be developed over years of working with different forms of such technologies. In addition to developing and supporting modem, fax, telephony, and speech software for most popular DSPs and microprocessors, GAO's engineers have ported its software to many other proprietary processors.

World Class Customers

GAO's customers include the world's leading electronics, communications and semiconductor companies from almost all of the developed countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the U.K., Singapore, Switzerland and the U.S. These companies license GAO's software and embed it in their electronics products to add communication functionality. A list of customers can be provided on a confidential basis to respect the privacy of GAO's customers.

Excellent Support

GAO is renown for its engineering expertise and excellent support services. A large and experienced staff of DSP and communications engineers provide prompt and high-quality support using the latest communication tools. Support is often provided on site.

Rigourous and Stringent Testing

GAO's testing facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment and manned by experienced professionals. All modem and fax software is rigorously tested on TAS, Abacus 5000Fax Lab and Telegra devices according to relevant ITU standards under various channel models. All speech software has passed the test vectors specified by the ITU.

Quality Control

GAO's products adhere to stringent quality control. Quality in GAO's software is reflected in the well-structured code, detailed design documentation, rigorous testing and well-managed version control. Each project follows a well-defined design and test plan. The implementation of the plan ensures that GAO's software for the project is easily integrated into the customer's system, is easily maintainable and offers an upgrade path to the next generation product of the customer.

Strong Partnerships with Leading Processor Vendors

GAO has established partnerships with leading DSP and microprocessor manufacturers (Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, ST, Intel, Philips, Infineon, IDT, etc) who participate in joint development and marketing efforts. GAO continues to expand its line of communications software products and strengthen its partnerships with leading processor vendors.

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GAO RFID Inc. has established itself as one of world's most influential suppliers of RFID products, including RFID tags, readers and software, as well as integrated solutions for various vertical markets.

GAO RFID places its emphasis on product quality and support. It relies on a stringent process and an advanced QA system, a well-qualified staff and on state-of-the-art testing equipment. The company not only provides exceptional products and services for its standard off-the-shelf RFID products, but also offers customized solutions in innovative, economical and efficient ways. With a strong team of highly experienced and dedicated engineers, GAO RFID is able to quickly craft a solution according to a customer's unique requirements. From special frequency modulation, to customized converting and inlay designs or complete new system designs, GAO RFID is able to provide solutions that offer value, ingenuity, quality and customer satisfaction. The company's projects have ranged from speciality pilots in giant parking complexes to national rollouts of customized modulation readers.

With a rapidly increasing number of global customers and partners and with wide-field adoptions of its extended range of products, GAO RFID has become an undisputed leader in this industry.


"The included application which shipped with the CF reader is working great! When I start the auto ID Demo application it performs the auto-scan and the scanner shows a green light." – Michael Egan, United States
"Great price for these readers. I have had so much trouble looking for a low cost reader that allows us to track our equipment over the office." – Luca Olivera, Spain
"Both our clients and our company are totally satisfied with the quality and the price of these rfid readers, they truly provide an alternate rfid solution to medium and small companies that do not need a high quantity of high priced readers." – Luigi Fortano, Italy

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GAO Tek Inc. www.GAOTek.com

GAO Tek Inc. is a leading provider of engineering development tools, security products, RFID, GPS, displays, video modules, camera modules, test and measurement instruments and electronic components, and IT products, which serve the ever-growing needs of electronic design engineers and IT professionals.

GAO Tek is a result of the strong engineering talent and capabilities within GAO Group. It started operating in 2001 as GAO Engineering to supply development tools to engineers and developers in the embedded field. The business grew rapidly thanks to the quality and the high value to price ratio of its products. Over time, its product offerings expanded to cover telecom products, test and measurement instruments, IT products and a strong line of highly popular RFID products. In 2006, GAO Engineering was renamed to GAO Tek Inc. to reflect its broadening range of RFID product lines.

GAO Tek employs state-of-the-art e-commerce technologies to facilitate online ordering and backs this with a no nonsense guarantee and timely support by highly qualified technical staff. The competitive advantage of GAO Tek lies in its ability to deliver value, benefits and quality at substantially better prices.


"The lowest priced engineering products I've ever come across. Being a University Research Professor, I keep a look out for low cost quality products for my research and I rank GAO as our top vendor for our engineering needs." – Ruben Williams, United States
"Excellent service, wonderfully speedy delivery (I'm in the UK and it only took 5 days from placing the order for the item to appear at my desk!) and the USB 2.0 Emulator I ordered is far better than I expected, and the lowest price available in the market." – Jennifer Graham - United Kingdom
"Items shipped out the same day! Arrived in perfect condition, well packed. Customer support has been unbelievable - direct involvement with their engineering team." – Randolph Griffin - Canada

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WowGao Inc. www.WowGao.com

WowGao Inc. is a leading event management company that since 2003 produces renowned conferences and expositions that address the latest innovations and developments in the information technology industry.

WowGao's IT conferences and trade shows provide a forum for the convergence of technology gurus, cutting-edge technology vendors and IT product buyers together through interactive expositions, informative speaking opportunities and exciting corporate sponsored activities. Each event is sponsored and promoted by numerous top media outlets, trade associations, government agencies, and business partners, continuing our mandate of producing world class technology events.

WowGao holds the following highly influential and highly anticipated events each year:

Government Technologies Conference and Expo
The Premier Annual IT Event for the Government Sector
Ottawa, Spring

Health Technologies Conference and Expo
The Premier Annual IT Event for the Health Sector
Ottawa, Spring
*The above two events are normally co-located.

Wireless & Mobile Expo & Conference
The Leading Annual Global Event for Wireless & Mobile Solutions
Toronto, Summer

RFID Forum
The Annual Leading IT Event for RFID Solutions
Toronto, Summer
*Wireless & Mobile Expo & Conference and RFID Forum are normally co-located.

Financial Services Technology Forum
The Annual Global Technology Event for the Financial Service Industry
Toronto, Fall


"e-Financial WorldExpo is what Toronto needs to show their strength in the financial sector leadership in the world. The organization of this conference was superbly handled and the quality of workshop sessions added enormous wealth of knowledge to the attendees. My congratulations to all those who made this possible, and I look forward to many more annual events of Financial WorldExpo in future." – Vigi Gurushanta, FICB.,MIT Principal, IMERGE Consulting Inc.
"I found from start to finish the event and the management of the event was very professionally handled. Due to my heavy travel schedule the staff helped me manage the timeframes in preparing for the event. The event went very well with strong attendance and participation from the audience, thank you for your patience!" – Michael Coady, Vice President, NA Security HQ Delivery, Computer Associates
"This was my first time attending the eFinancial show I was very impressed with the quality of the attendees and the presenters. True to its name, it is a very focused conference for professionals from the banking/ eFinancial industry. Certainly worthwhile if you are looking to acquaint yourself with the best practices in the industry and gain insight into the emerging technologies." – Deepak Kanwar, Business Development Director, Identity Management Services, BMC Software
"I did find the show very exciting and I was glad I attended" – Bob Harrington, General Manager, Pros Marketing
I'm looking forward to the event as it was one of the best conferences I attended last year. I especially enjoyed the break out sessions, and the wide variety of choices. Thanks again, and what a value!" – Nathan Porter, VP, Financial Analysis & Technology, American Reporting Company
"I had a great time at the conference, gained some valuable knowledge, and made some good contacts. I look forward to meeting you again at future events." – Baden R. de Bari, President, Nascor Technologies
"The presenters and presentations was very informative. I would love to come again next year! Great Expo." – Joe Capozzi, Purchasing OnLine Project Mgr, Global Procurement Process Solutions and Services
"The event was indeed very well organized and executed. What interested me the most, however, was the diverse and qualified participation and a powerful networking platform that the event offered." – Puneet Gupta, Infosys Technologies
"Great show and great topics, covered everything from state of the art to state of the future!" – Ivy Cheng, Certified IT Specialist, IBM
"I found the content was leading edge yet practical. The presenters I met were top caliber." – Raphael Yanqui, Vice President, Hansontek Americas
"I had a great time at the conference, gained valuable knowledge, and made some good contacts. I look forward to future events." – Baden R. de Bari, President, Nascor Technologies

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