MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2015) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) is pleased to announce that Spark & Cannon, VIQ's Australia-based reporting and transcription services and technology distributor, has been awarded two new ongoing digital audio and transcription services contracts, as well as a third new contract for transcription services.

The first contract is expected to run for a period of six months and incorporates both fixed room and regional recording assignments in the state of South Australia. Spark & Cannon was selected based on their enviable reputation in the Australian marketplace. The second contract will span Australia and is expected to last for twelve months or more.

Spark & Cannon will provide both digital recording and transcription services for the two new contracts, utilizing VIQ's sophisticated software to capture and manage the proceedings as well as efficiently produce and deliver the transcript within one hour of the adjournment of the proceedings. VIQ's NetScribe transcription workflow will be utilized to securely distribute and manage the audio and transcript production process.

"Having the power of VIQ's sophisticated digital software from capture right through to transcription allows Spark & Cannon to provide our customers with a higher level of service," said Matthew Fowler, Managing Director of VIQ Spark & Cannon. "Using a single integrated workflow maximizes our efficiency, allowing us to service our customers with timelines and quality that go beyond their expectations."

"These two new wins demonstrate Spark & Cannon's position as the leading turnkey technology and services solution provider for reporting and transcription services in Australia," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. "Spark & Cannon are the champions of VIQ's technology in Australia and I'm delighted to see them maximizing their usage of our sophisticated software to provide top levels of service to their increasingly broad client base. This additional layer of technology service revenue, in addition to their regular transcription revenue stream, will continue to boost Spark & Cannon's growth for the remainder of 2015 and beyond."

Spark & Cannon has also recently been awarded a third new contract for transcription services. The transcription contract is with an Australian federal government agency and will run from November 2015 to February 2018.

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About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the global expert in digital recording technology. With a better approach to the collection, storage and management of digital audio, video and files, we help increase efficiency, improve security and reduce costs for courts, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, health providers, and legislatures around the world. We've got the technology, the experience and the expertise to efficiently manage country-wide installations of hundreds of rooms, with hundreds of terabytes of data. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else.

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Contact Information:

Sebastien Pare
President and Chief Executive Officer
VIQ Solutions
(905) 948-8266 ext. 221