News and events


JavaBeans stocking stuffer

Christmas dreams will be filled with thoughts of Programming JavaBeans 1.1, published by McGraw-Hill, now that it’s finally hit the bookstores. OpenRoad Communications’ President Darren Gibbons was a contributor, authoring two chapters.


E-commerce for Christmas

Shop the Shops, an e-commerce solutions provider, has recently launched several online stores including Benetton and Jeans North for the Christmas shopping season. OpenRoad Communications deployed this Site Server Commerce solution that includes real-time credit card transactions and order-processing management.


OpenRoad and Karo deploy MacMillan Bloedel HR intranet application

OpenRoad Communications and Karo Design Resources recently deployed a benefits application for MacMillan Bloedel’s human resources department. This Intranet application allows employees to calculate their benefits packages, from medical and dental to holiday time allotments.

Events, News

OpenRoad speaks on XML at VOLUG

Gordon Ross, Director, recently spoke on XML for the Vancouver Online Librarians User’s Group (VOLUG) at the Vancouver Public Library. VOLUG, an organization of more than 100 librarians and information professionals, was presented with an introduction to XML and its key strengths, covering its history and basic markup theory.


CREO awards OpenRoad extranet contract

Addressing the need for better management of deployed systems orders, CREO Products Inc. has contracted OpenRoad Communications to build a web-based tracking tool. This application will allow administrators to provide customer service representatives with current information on existing and upcoming changes for deployed systems.


OpenRoad and Karo Design Resources announce joint venture

OpenRoad Communications and Karo Design Resources have now formally announced a joint venture that combines their expertise in Internet development and communication design. In the past year these two firms have quietly joined forces to provide the next wave in information technology solutions for an impressive list of some of British Columbia’s largest corporations, including […]


OpenRoad launches Buy & Sell website

With over 150,000 users and nearly 500,000,000 ads served up since 1994, the Buy & Sell runs one of BC’s busiest websites. OpenRoad Communications rebuilt the Buy & Sell website from scratch, integrating their legacy ad taking system as well as their credit card payments, allowing users to pay for early access and place ads […]


Business in Vancouver’s Online Leasing Guide

Business in Vancouver’s Online Leasing Guide, is your guide to office properties over 20,000 sq. ft. in Greater Vancouver, Victoria, and the Fraser Valley. Powered by a database of detailed building information, users can search for space based on square footage and gross rental price.