About OPTION

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in Europe, the United States and Australia, Option specializes in wireless IoT solutions enabling Machine to Machine (M2M) communication.
With more than 25 years of experience and many industry firsts, the Company is ideally positioned to offer efficient, reliable and secure IoT solutions across a variety of industries and applications.
Option partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value added distributors and network operators to bring tailor-made solutions to customers around the world.

Option Engineering Services

Option backs its advanced CloudGate IoT solution platform with an extensive engineering consultancy capable of helping you succeed. Our talent and experience have proven extremely effective in helping companies effectively and efficiently develop products.

We work with organizations which seek to leverage our years of specialized wireless communications experience to speed time-to-market, reduce risk and proactively avoid product design and development pitfalls.

Option's Engineering Services and our in-house and state-of-the-art OptionLab, are here to help you recognize and capitalize on market opportunities. From early stage product feasibility assessments, to final product manufacturing, our Engineering Services can support your full range of needs.

For more information, consult www.engineering.option.com

+ Option in the community

Option supports socio-economic projects both in and outside the company walls. Candidates for support are carefully selected following thorough evaluation of both the ambitions and the technological and innovative qualities of the project.

+ Business Ethics

Option® is mindful of its responsibility to behave in an ethical manner in the course of pursuing its business goals, and the company, including all its subsidiaries, affiliates and/or consolidated holdings, is committed to the following practices:

Investment
We will not invest in any of the following areas:

  • marketing, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
  • marketing, development or production of weapons of war or other armaments
  • marketing, development or production of products involving animal fur or animal testing
  • production of strategic parts of weapon systems of any kind
  • marketing, development or production of pornography or products from the sex, hard drugs or tobacco industry

Employment
We will not engage in any of the following activities:

  • use of children under the legal age for employment
  • use of forced, bonded or compulsory labour

Discrimination
We will not discriminate against our employees in any of the following areas:

  • on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age or nationality
  • on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave

Purchasing
We will put into place checks, controls and procedures to ensure all our suppliers and sub-contractors:

  • have ethical standards that do not compromise any of the above
  • have checks, controls and procedures that ensure their suppliers or sub-contractors do not compromise any of the above

Prevention of Corruption
We will include in our distribution and supply agreements anti-bribery standard clauses. Our employment policies outline measures that can and will be taken in order to prevent corruption. Option®, as a public company and a member of the ETHIBEL Sustainability index, respects the Corporate Governance rules.

+ Environmental responsibility

Throughout its operations, defined as “the sourcing, manufacture and supply of wireless communication products and solutions”, Option® recognizes its environmental responsibilities to its staff, shareholders, customers and the general public. To this end we are committed to a continual improvement in the operating environment of our facilities. We maintain and document an Environmental Management System conforming to: ISO 14001: 1996, and take into account all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements, including those of customers and the local operating environment. Our environmental policy includes the following core principles:
  • communication of our policies both internally and externally
  • commitment to continual improvement in environmental performance
  • taking account of the input of staff, customers, shareholders, government, local authorities, interested third parties and the general public
  • awareness and training on environmental issues so as to create a better environment for all through the reduction, recycling and reuse of waste, optimum usage of resources and elimination of polluting releases into the environment
  • compliance with all applicable regulations and legislation
  • prevention of pollution
  • manufacture in a safe environment of products supplied to customer specifications and requirements
Our management is committed to providing the resources necessary to ensure that the company’s environmental objectives and targets are achieved. Option has done substantial efforts to align customer requests for customization while lowering its ecological footprint. This resulted in our offering of environmentally friendly and highly customizable packaging. If you want to read more on our packaging, click here.

+ Latest Financials

REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION

Postponement publication half-year results 2018 and prospectus

 

Leuven, Belgium – September 27, 2018 – 18h30 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

Crescent NV is fully engaged in preparing the consolidated semi-annual financial statements 2018 of the new group, taking into account the recent contribution in kind of Crescent Ventures NV and subsidiaries (this is being processed as a reverse takeover in accordance with IFRS 3). In order to have meaningful comparative figures, for the first time consolidated figures for 2017 according to IFRS are being prepared for Crescent Ventures and also the accounts of Crescent Ventures and its subsidiaries (in Belgium and the Netherlands) are audited. In addition, pro forma financial statements are drawn up for 2017 and half-year 2018 that take into account this contribution in kind.

 

Given the complexity of the composition of the required information following the new group structure, Crescent will postpone publishing both the half-year results and the detailed prospectus (equivalent information document) on the merger between Crescent Ventures NV (formerly Crescent NV) and Crescent NV ( formerly Option NV) in accordance with Article 18, paragraph 2d of the Act of 16 June 2006 on the public offer of investment instruments and the admission of investment instruments to trading on a regulated market capital increase. The half-year results will be published on October 17 before the opening of the Stock Exchange, the prospectus will follow as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Crescent also announces that the credit agreement with Belfius Bank to refinance and restructure the remaining non-financial historical debt obligations (1.5 million Euros) and to support the company with a working capital credit line of 1.5 million Euros has been signed following approval by Gigarant.

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE EN VOORWETENSCHAP

Uitstel publicatie Crescent halfjaarresultaten 2018 en prospectus

 

Leuven, België – 27 september – 18u30 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

Crescent NV is volop bezig de geconsolideerde halfjaarrekening 2018 van de nieuwe groep op te stellen rekening houdend met de recente inbreng in natura van Crescent Ventures NV en dochterbedrijven (deze wordt overeenkomstig IFRS 3 verwerkt als een omgekeerde overname). Om over betekenisvolle vergelijkende cijfers te beschikken, worden er voor Crescent Ventures voor het eerst geconsolideerde cijfers voor 2017 volgens IFRS opgesteld en worden ook de rekeningen van Crescent Ventures en haar dochterbedrijven (in België en Nederland) geauditeerd. Daarnaast worden er pro forma financiële staten opgesteld voor 2017 en halfjaar 2018 die rekening houden met deze inbreng in natura.

 

Door deze complexiteit van samenstelling van de vereiste informatie naar aanleiding van de nieuwe groepsstructuur,  zal Crescent zowel de publicatie van de halfjaarresultaten als de gedetailleerde prospectus (gelijkwaardige informatie document) over de fusie tussen Crescent Ventures NV (voorheen  Crescent NV) en Crescent NV (voorheen  Option NV)  in overeenstemming met artikel 18, lid 2d van de wet van 16 juni 2006 betreffende de openbare aanbieding van beleggingsinstrumenten en de toelating van beleggingsinstrumenten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt kapitaalverhoging, uitstellen.  Het halfjaarbericht zal op 17 oktober voor beurstijd worden gepubliceerd, de prospectus zal zo snel mogelijk erna volgen.

 

Crescent deelt verder mee dat de kredietovereenkomst met Belfius Bank om de resterende niet-financiële historische schuldverplichtingen (1,5 miljoen euro) te herfinancieren en te herstructureren en de onderneming te ondersteunen met een werkkapitaalkredietlijn van 1,5 miljoen euro werd ondertekend na de goedkeuring door Gigarant.

 

CONTACT                                                                                                                                       
Edwin Bex
Gaston Geenslaan 14
B-3001 Leuven, België
TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11
FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90
E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 REGULATED INFORMATION

 

Leuven, Belgium – August 10, 2018 – 18h00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

Crescent NV (formerly Option NV) announces that the name change of the company that was approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting on May 22, will effectively be implemented on Euronext.  Its Euronext ticker symbol OPTI will remain unchanged for the time being.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Leuven, Belgium – August 10, 2018 – 18h00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

Crescent NV (voormalig Option NV) kondigt aan dat de naamswijziging van de vennootschap goedgekeurd door de Bijzondere Algemene Vergadering op 22 mei, effectief zal worden doorgevoerd op Euronext. Haar Euronext ticker symbool OPTI zal voorlopig ongewijzigd blijven.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

                                    

 

REGULATED INFORMATION AND PRICE SENSITIVE FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Trading update and organizational announcement

 

Leuven, Belgium – July 31, 2018 – 7h00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

Consolidated  results for the first half of 2018 of former Option NV – recently renamed Crescent NV post its acquisition of the latter - have pushed through the ten million mark (10m€) with slightly positive recurring operating results (rebitda) as fueled by good results booked in the services and lighting divisions of the Crescent Group. Former Option NV shipped a little over 2 million Euros which is somewhat below forecast and below last year in part since new product platforms (Cloudgate LTE cost down and Cloudgate micro) have yet to hit the market.  This will happen during second half of 2018.  

Given these encouraging group results, we remain cautiously optimistic about initial guidance given for the full year of realizing more than 20mio in revenues with positive rebitda contributions.

For the remainder of 2018, Crescent will increase focus on generating positive operating cash flows, notwithstanding the completion of all rightsizing plans for Option NV and for Sait NL. Furthermore through the merger of Crescent NV with Option NV and the further and full conversion of all historic financial debt obligations into capital, the group’s equity position will turn positive.

We are pleased to disclose that Belfius bank is supporting the company’s request for the refinancing and restructuring of its remaining non-financial historic debt obligations (1.5mio€) and for a working capital credit line of 1.5mio€; a final agreement is expected to be signed before end of August subject to Gigarant approval.

Hence Crescent NV will have implemented all currently planned rightsizing and refinancing measures by this fall thereby completing a difficult rescue operation.  Going forward its management focus will shift towards deployment of profitable growth initiatives.

Organization and leadership

Mr. Guy Coen - currently serving as CEO of Option NV - has indicated that he wants to pursue other career opportunities for personal reasons. He will leave Crescent NV end of July in good standing and in full consensus.  Guy has agreed to continue to serve as consultant on the company’s advisory board for technology and strategy and will act as a liaison consultant for Asia.

He will be succeeded by Mr. Alain Van den Broeck, a senior and seasoned technologist and veteran CEO of the former Crescent Group. Alain will join Crescent in the fall as CEO of the Crescent Solutions division (former Option NV and Sait NL and Maro BVBA combined ) and brings a wealth of experience and competence to the group in terms of transitioning from a product and hardware centric OEM organization towards an end-to-end software enabled  IOT -solutions provider.

The board wishes both Guy Coen and Alain Van den Broeck the best of luck in their future endeavors.  

Crescent NV will be organized along three operating divisions: Crescent Solutions with Alain Van den Broeck as CEO, Crescent Services headed by Mr. Ron Bours (CEO of 2invision) and Crescent Lighting headed by Mr. Gert Grolleman (CEO of Innolumis BV). Together with Edwin Bex as Crescent Group CFO and Eric Van Zele as group chairman they will constitute the Crescent executive team.

Acquisitions

The Crescent Group also discloses that its 2invision IT services daughter company operating out of Maastricht (NL) has acquired 100% of the share capital of Eindhoven based managed services company ‘ANY-IT’ (NE-iT Automatisering BV & NE-iT Holding BV) a company similar in scope and in size to itself, with  reported sales of 2.7mio € in 2017 and 257 k€ ebitda .

The group further discloses that Crescent NV is in final stages of negotiation with the current management of 2invision to acquire their 40% of the share capital of the latter. Hence also the services division will soon be 100% owned by Crescent NV.

More detailed financial data and general information about first half results will be published towards the end of September; the company publishes semester results on September 28 and is diligently preparing a detailed prospectus (equivalent information document) about the merger between Option NV and Crescent NV in accordance with article 18 para 2d of the law of June 16, 2006 regarding the public offering of investment instruments and the admission for trading thereof on a regulated market.

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE EN PRIJSGEVOELIGE FINANCIELE INFORMATIE

Trading update en aankondiging organisatieverandering

 

Leuven, België – 31 juli, 2018 – 7u00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

De geconsolideerde resultaten voor het eerste halfjaar van 2018 van het voormalige Option NV - onlangs omgedoopt tot Crescent NV na de overname van deze laatste - hebben de kaap van tien miljoen (10m €) doorbroken met licht positieve recurrente bedrijfsresultaten (rebitda), dankzij de goede resultaten in de diensten- en verlichtingsafdelingen van de Crescent Group.  Voormalig Option NV heeft iets meer dan 2 miljoen euro verkocht, wat enigszins onder de prognose en onder vorig jaar ligt, deels omdat nieuwe productplatforms (kost-geoptimaliseerde Cloudgate LTE en Cloudgate micro) nog niet op de markt zijn gekomen. Dit zal gebeuren tijdens de tweede helft van 2018.

Gezien deze bemoedigende groepsresultaten blijven we voorzichtig optimistisch over initiële indicaties voor de realisatie van meer dan 20 miljoen omzet met positieve rebitda-bijdragen voor het volledige jaar.
Voor de rest van 2018 zal Crescent focussen op het genereren van positieve operationele kasstromen, niettegenstaande de voltooiing van alle reorganisatieplannen voor Option NV en voor Sait NL. Verder zal door de fusie van Crescent NV met Option NV en de verdere en volledige conversie van alle historische financiële schuldverplichtingen in kapitaal, de vermogenspositie van de groep positief worden.


Met genoegen delen wij mee dat Belfius Bank het verzoek van de onderneming om de resterende niet-financiële historische schuldverplichtingen (1,5 miljoen euro) te herfinancieren en te herstructureren en de onderneming te ondersteunen met een werkkapitaalkredietlijn van 1,5 miljoen euro heeft goedgekeurd; een definitieve overeenkomst zal naar verwachting vóór eind augustus worden ondertekend onder voorbehoud van goedkeuring door Gigarant.


Vandaar dat Crescent NV dit najaar alle geplande herstructureringen en herfinancieringsmaatregelen zal hebben geïmplementeerd, waarbij een moeilijke reddingsoperatie zal worden voltooid. In de toekomst zal het management zich richten op nieuwe initiatieven voor winstgevende groei.

Organisatie en leiderschap


De heer Guy Coen - momenteel werkzaam als CEO van Option NV - heeft aangegeven om persoonlijke redenen andere carrièremogelijkheden te willen nastreven. Hij zal Crescent NV eind juli in goede verstandhouding verlaten. Guy heeft toegezegd om te blijven contribueren als consultant in de adviesraad voor technologie en strategie van het bedrijf en zal optreden als verbindingsadviseur voor Azië.


Hij wordt opgevolgd door de heer Alain Van den Broeck, een bekwaam CEO van de voormalige Crescent Group, met een rijke ervaring in technologie. Alain zal zich in de herfst bij Crescent voegen als CEO van de divisie Crescent Solutions (voormalig Option NV samen met Sait NL en Maro BVBA) en brengt in de groep een schat aan ervaring en competentie om de beoogde transitie van een OEM-organisatie met producten en hardware naar leverancier van end-to-end IOT-oplossingen met geïntegreerde software te realiseren.


Het bestuur wenst zowel Guy Coen als Alain Van den Broeck heel veel succes voor de toekomst toe.


Crescent NV zal worden georganiseerd volgens drie operationele divisies: Crescent Solutions met Alain Van den Broeck als CEO, Crescent Services onder leiding van de heer Ron Bours (CEO van 2invision) en Crescent Lighting onder leiding van de heer Gert Grolleman (CEO van Innolumis BV). Samen met Edwin Bex als Crescent Group CFO en Eric Van Zele als voorzitter zullen zij het executive team van Crescent vormen.

 

Overnames


De Crescent Group onthult ook dat haar 2invision dochteronderneming die IT-diensten exploiteert vanuit Maastricht (NL) recent 100% van het aandelenkapitaal heeft verworven van het in Eindhoven gevestigde beheerde dienstenbedrijf 'ANY-IT' (NE-iT Automatisering BV & NE-iT Holding BV) een onderneming met vergelijkbare activiteiten en omvang als zijzelf, met een gerapporteerde omzet van 2,7 miljoen € in 2017 en 257 k € ebitda.


De groep meldt verder dat Crescent NV zich in de laatste fase van onderhandelingen bevindt met het huidige management van 2invision om hun 40% van het aandelenkapitaal te verwerven. Vandaar dat ook de dienstendivisie binnenkort voor 100% in handen zal zijn van Crescent NV.

Naar het einde van september toe, zullen meer gedetailleerde financiële gegevens en algemene informatie over de resultaten voor het eerste halfjaar worden gepubliceerd; het bedrijf publiceert de resultaten van het semester op 28 september en bereidt een gedetailleerd prospectus (gelijkwaardige informatie document) voor over de fusie tussen Option NV en Crescent NV in overeenstemming met artikel 18, lid 2d van de wet van 16 juni 2006 betreffende de openbare aanbieding van beleggingsinstrumenten en de toelating van beleggingsinstrumenten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt.

CONTACT
Edwin Bex
Gaston Geenslaan 14
B-3001 Leuven, België
TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11
FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90
E-mail: investor@option.com

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

 

 

 

Leuven, België – 11 juni 2018 – 12 uur - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– heeft op 10 juni 2018 transparantiekennisgevingen ontvangen. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

 

  1. Samenvatting van de kennisgeving

Crescent NV heeft op 31 mei 2018 gedateerde transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat Danlaw Inc., respectievelijk Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding NV/ Crescent Smart Lighting bv ingevolge de verwerving van aandelen op 22 mei 2018, nu 7,59% respectievelijk 37,50% van de stemrechten van de vennootschap bezit. Danlaw heeft aldus de drempel van 10% onderschreven, terwijl Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding NV/ Crescent Smart Lighting bv de drempel van 35% heeft overschreden.

 

  1. Inhoud van de kennisgeving

De op 31 mei 2018 gedateerde kennisgevingen bevatten de volgende informatie:

 

  • Reden van kennisgeving:

Binnen de groep Crescent NV hebben onder meer Danlaw Inc. en Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding NV/ Crescent Smart Lighting bv op 22 mei 2018 naar aanleiding van een kapitaalverhoging stemrechtverlenende effecten verworven.

 

  • Kennisgeving door :

 

Een moederonderneming  of een controlerende persoon 

 

  • Kennisgevingsplichtige personen :

 

Naam    

Adres

Raju Dandu            

305800 Sudbury CI, Farmington Hills, MI 48331-1368, USA 

Danlaw Inc.

41131 Vincenti Court, Novi, MI  48375, USA

 

Naam    

Adres

Van Zele Holding NV            

Hertenlaan 9, 1560 Hoeilaart 

Eric Van Zele

Hertenlaan 9, 1560 Hoeilaart

Crescent Smart Lighting BV

Ariane 2, 3824 MB Amersvoort, Nederland

 

  • Transactiedatum :

22/05/2018

 

  • Overschreden/Onderschreden drempel

Hierdoor heeft Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc. de drempel van 10% onderschreden terwijl Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding NV/ Crescent Smart Lighting bv de drempel van 35% heeft overschreden.

 

  • Noemer

 1.368.839.925

 

  • Details van de kennisgevingen

 

Houders van stemrechten

Vorige Kennisgeving

Na de Transactie

%

Raju Dandu

0

0

0,0%

 

Danlaw Inc.              

50.660.748

103.838.830

7,59%

Totaal

50.660.748

103.838.830

7,59%

 

Houders van stemrechten

Vorige Kennisgeving

Na de Transactie

%

Eric Van Zele

33.925.170

33.925.170

2,48%

Van Zele Holding NV     

0

425.183.128

31,06%

Crescent Smart Lighting BV

0

54.245.725

3,96%

Totaal

33.925.170

513.354.023

37,50%

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

Leuven, België – 5 juni 2018 – 12u15 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– heeft op 30 mei 2018 en op 5 juni 2018 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van respectievelijk 10% en 3% werd onderschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Binnen de groep Crescent NV hebben onder meer Alychlo NV en Nannigna Beheer BV op 22 mei 2018 naar aanleiding van een kapitaalverhoging stemrechtverlenende effecten verworven.

 

Datum van drempeloverschrijding :

22/05/2018

 

Overschreden drempel

Hierdoor overschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders 10% respectievelijk 3%.

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke             

<3%

140.848.563

 

10,29%

 

Nanninga Beheer/Ulfert Nanninga              

0%

46.915.578

3,43%

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

1.368.839.925

 

Meer details zijn beschikbaar op de website van CRESCENT:

http://www.option.com/about-investor/

Overeenkomstig de statuten, werd de drempel vanaf dewelke een deelneming moet worden bekendgemaakt, vastgesteld op 3 %.

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

 

 

Leuven, België – 1 juni 2018 - 14u00 - CRESCENT (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY ) publiceert de informatie zoals vereist in artikel 15, § 1 van de Wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen in beursgenoteerde bedrijven.

Informatie per 22 mei 2018:

Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal: 36.304.321,36 EUR

Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten: 1.368.839.925

Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer): 1.368.839.925

 

Meer details zijn beschikbaar op de website van CRESCENT:

http://www.option.com/about-investor/

 Overeenkomstig de statuten, werd de drempel vanaf dewelke een deelneming moet worden bekendgemaakt, vastgesteld op 3 %.

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

LEUVEN - België – 22 Mei 2018 – 18u00 CET

De Vennootschap meldt dat de Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering vandaag heeft besloten en ingestemd met de inbreng van financiële schulden (€ 11.300.116,81) in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap enerzijds en de inbreng van 100% van de aandelen van Crescent NV (€ 10.125.000) in het kapitaal, elke keer aan 2 cent per aandeel. De totale inbreng is gebeurd tegen uitgifte van 1.071.255.834 nieuwe aandelen in de Vennootschap. Het kapitaal van de Vennootschap steeg van € 14.879.204.55 voor de transactie naar € 36.304.321,36 achteraf.

De naamswijziging naar "Crescent" is eveneens goedgekeurd.

Hiermee werden quasi alle financiële schulden omgezet in kapitaal en de fusie van beide bedrijven zal leiden tot de ontwikkeling van een bredere industriële basis met focus op IoT toepassingen via het aanbieden van end-end systems en service enabled solutions veel meer dan enkel gateway producten.

Meer details over de transactie worden gepubliceerd in een prospectus van notering overeenkomstig artikel 18, § 2, d Belgische Wet op de openbare aanbieding van beleggingsinstrumenten en de toelating van beleggingsinstrumenten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt zoals gewijzigd (de " Prospectuswet ").

 

 

Voor meer informatie bij de transactie, contacteer:

Steve Theunissen[1], General Counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

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[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

LEUVEN - Belgium – May 22, 2018 - 18h00 CET

 

The Company reports that today the Extraordinary General Meeting has decided and approved the contribution of financial debts (€ 11,300,116.81) into the Company's capital on the one hand, and the contribution of 100% of the shares of Crescent NV (€ 10,125,000) on the other hand, each time at 2 cents per share. The total contribution is compensated by a total issue of 1,071,255,834 new shares in the Company. The capital of the Company increased from €14,879,204.55 before transaction to € 36,304,321.36 afterwards.

The name change to “Crescent” was also approved.

The transaction virtually eliminated all financial debts in capital and the merger of both companies will lead to the development of a broader industrial base with focus on IoT applications through the provision of end-end systems and service enabled solutions much more than just gateway products.

More details of the transaction will be published in a listing prospectus pursuant to Article 18, § 2, d Belgian Law of June 16, 2006 on the public offering of securities and the admission of securities to trading on a regulated market as amended (the “Prospectus Law”).

 

 

For more information about the transaction, contact:

Steve Theunissen[1], General Counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US and Australia. More information: www.option.com

Copyright ©2018 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

Published April 30 2018 - 18h30 CET

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Regulated Information – Inside Information

 

Postponement of publication of the annual report 2017 to 15 May 2018

General Meeting will take place on June 15, 2018

Additional information regarding the Extraordinary General Meeting

 

LEUVEN - Belgium - 30 April 2018 - 18h30 CET - Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) The Board of Directors has decided to publish the annual report for the 2017 financial year no later than 15 May 2018, and  has updated its financial calendar accordingly. The annual general meeting will meet on 15 June 2018. A new notice will be issued. The reason for this postponement is the further processing of accounting data in consultation with the auditor. In addition, the Board of Directors announces that the Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for May 2, 2018 will take place on May 22, 2018 because the attendance quorum cannot be met. The second convocation to this Extraordinary General Meeting will be published via the usual channels on 4 May 2018. In the context of the transaction planned at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company also publishes on its website the conclusions regarding the valuations of both Crescent NV (the company being acquired) and Option NV (the acquiring company).

 

 

For more information please contact:

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US and Australia. More information: www.option.com

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

 

 

 

Gepubliceerd 30 April 2018 – 18u30 CET

 

FINANCIËLE  INFORMATIE

 

Gereglementeerde informatie – Voorkennis

 

 

Uitstel van publicatie van het jaarverslag 2017 tot 15 mei 2018

Algemene Vergadering zal op 15 juni 2018 plaatsvinden

Bijkomende informatie betreffende de Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering

 

LEUVEN – België – 30 april 2018  – 18u30 CET - Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee  (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) De Raad van bestuur heeft beslist om het jaarverslag over boekjaar 2017 uiterlijk 15 mei 2018 publiceren, en heeft haar financiële kalender aangepast in die zin. De jaarlijkse algemene vergadering zal bijeenkomen op 15 juni 2018. Een nieuwe oproeping zal worden uitgestuurd. De reden voor dit uitstel is de verdere verwerking van boekhoudkundige gegevens in samenspraak met de auditor. Bovendien laat de Raad van bestuur weten dat de Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering die gepland stond op 2 mei 2018 zal plaatsvinden op 22 mei 2018 omdat het aanwezigheidsquorum niet kan worden gehaald. De tweede oproeping tot deze Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering zal gepubliceerd worden via de gebruikelijke kanalen op 4 mei 2018. In het kader van de transactie die gepland staat op de Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering maakt de Vennootschap bijkomend op haar website de conclusies bekend betreffende de waarderingen van zowel Crescent NV (de vennootschap die wordt overgenomen) als van Option NV (de overnemende vennootschap).

 

Voor meer informative contacteer:

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa, VS en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

 

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

 

Leuven, België – 19 april – 18u30 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– heeft op 17 april 2018 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 15 % werd onderschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Verwerving of overdracht van stemrechtverlenende effecten of stemrechten door Jan Callewaert.

 

Datum van drempelonderschrijding :

20/03/2018

 

 Onderschreden drempel

Hierdoor onderschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders 15%.

 

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

Jan Callewaert

51.747.973

38.245.047

12,85%

 

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

 297.584.091

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa, VS en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2018 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

 

FINANCIELE INFORMATIE – REREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE - VOORKENNIS

Gepubliceerd 9 maart 2018 - 20u00

Leuven, België – 9 maart 2018 Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussel: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) heeft vandaag haar resultaten bekendgemaakt voor het volledige jaar van 2017, eindigend op 31 december 2017. De resultaten zijn uitgedrukt in euro en werden opgesteld in overeenstemming met de opname- en waarderingsgrondslagen van IFRS zoals aanvaard binnen de Europese Unie. De boekhoudprincipes en waarderingsregels die in de onderstaande financiële rapportering worden gevolgd, zijn in wezen dezelfde als deze in de meest recente jaarrekening.

 

 

FINANCIËLE KERNCIJFERS VOOR HET VOLLEDIGE JAAR 2017

 

  • De opbrengsten voor het jaar 2017 bedroegen € 5,2 miljoen in vergelijking met € 4,2 miljoen tijdens 2016. De CloudGate opbrengsten stegen in 2017 met 57% in vergelijking met vorig jaar. De totale productomzet steeg met 30% in vergelijking met vorig jaar, omdat de inkomsten uit embedded modules en apparaten afnemen. De inkomsten uit engineeringdiensten stegen met EUR 0,2 miljoen.

€ Miljoen

2017

2016

Stijging (daling)

Opbrengsten

5,2

4,2

25%

Producten

3,7

2,8

30%

Services

1,6

1,4

13%

 

     

Brutomarge

2,7

1,9

41%

Gernormaliseerde Brutomarge

2,5

2,4

5%

Gernormaliseerde Brutomarge %

47,1%

55,9%

 

 

  • De brutomarge voor het jaar 2017 was 51,5% van de totale opbrengsten in vergelijking met een brutomarge van 45,4% in 2016. De genormaliseerde brutomarge, dwz de brutomarge exclusief de terugboekingsvermindering van de afschrijving op voorraden van EUR -227 duizend, zou in 2017 47,1% bedragen in vergelijking met een genormaliseerde brutomarge exclusief een afboeking op voorraden van EUR 440 duizend, van 55,9% in 2016.
  • In 2017 daalden de bedrijfskosten met EUR 2,9 miljoen van EUR 7,5 miljoen in 2016 tot EUR 4,6 miljoen in 2017.Aan het begin van 2018 zijn de recurrente bedrijfsuitgaven verder gedaald tot EUR 2,7 miljoen. Dit laatste houdt in dat de Vennootschap zich in een quasi break-even positie zou bevinden bij het realiseren van dezelfde brutowinstmarge. Het bedrijf zal zijn strategie voor kostenbesparende maatregelen en schuldherstructurering onder zijn nieuwe management voortzetten.
  • Het financieel resultaat is gestegen van € -2,7 miljoen in 2016 naar € 1,0 miljoen in 2017, voornamelijk als gevolg van de herstructurering van de schulden voor de converteerbare obligatieleningen en de brugfinanciering.
  • EBIT in 2017 bedroeg € -1,9 miljoen vergeleken met € -5,6 miljoen in 2016
  • EBITDA in 2017 bedroeg € -1.4 miljoen vergeleken met € -4.3 miljoen het jaar voordien.
  • De kaspositie daalde van k€ 774 op het einde van het jaar 2016 naar k€ 480 op het einde van het jaar 2017. Van de twee overbruggingskredieten toegezegd in 2017, respectievelijk voor een totaal van € 2,6 miljoen en een totaal van € 1,625 miljoen, was alleen van deze laatste op 31 december 2017 nog k€ 195 te ontvangen. Dit is ondertussen tevens volstort.
  • Het netto resultaat voor 2017 bedraagt k€ -959 of € -0,003 per gewoon of verwaterd aandeel. Dit in vergelijking met een netto resultaat van € -7,9 miljoen of € -0,08 per gewoon of verwaterd aandeel in 2016.
  • In 2017 werden 199.141.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven als gevolg van de omzetting van financiële schulden in eigenvermogensinstrumenten van de Vennootschap. Het aandelenkapitaal steeg met € 10 miljoen en de aandelenpremie met € 12,1 miljoen. Het totaal eigen vermogen bedroeg € –14,0 miljoen tegenover € -35,1 miljoen eind 2016. De financiële schulden zijn gedaald van € 29,1 miljoen eind 2016 tot € 9,2 miljoen eind 2017.
  • De immateriële vaste activa daalden van k€ 427 eind 2016 naar k€ 86. Alle ontwikkelingskosten werden in 2017 direct in de resultatenrekening opgenomen.
  • De handels- en overige schulden daalden met € 2.3 miljoen, komende van € 7,5 miljoen eind 2016. Nieuwe betalingsplannen zijn overeengekomen.

CORPORATE

 

Schuldherschikking

 

In maart en juni 2017 resulteerden twee rondes van schuldherschikking in de stijging van het aandelenkapitaal via een bijdrage van in totaal € 9.957.077, waarvan de details hieronder staan weergegeven: Volledig persbericht met tabellen hier & op www.option.com/about-investor

 

 

Sinds deze twee operaties bleef de situatie van de converteerbare obligatieleningen ongewijzigd, de overbruggingskredieten zijn tot € 6,26 miljoen verhoogd eind 2017, en nog eens tot € 6,455 miljoen eind februari 2018.

 

Op 6 maart 2017 werd een totaalbedrag van € 12.153.600 aan financiële verplichtingen (overbruggingskredieten en obligatieleningen) omgezet in eigenvermogensinstrumenten van de Vennootschap tegen € 0,147 per aandeel, wat overeenkwam met de gemiddelde slotkoers over 30 dagen tot de dag van de transactie. Voor elk nieuw aandeel werd € 0,05 gerekend als nieuw kapitaal en € 0,097 werd als aandelenpremie opgenomen.

 

Als gevolg van de kapitaalverhoging werden 82.677.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven, waardoor het totale aantal aandelen van 98.442.546 naar 181.120.091 aandelen ging na notering.

 

Het maatschappelijk kapitaal werd overeenkomstig verhoogd met € 4.133.877,25, waardoor het kapitaal ging van € 4.922.127,30 voor de kapitaalverhoging naar € 9.056.004,55 na de kapitaalverhoging. In totaal werd € 8.019.722,75 opgenomen als aandelenpremie.

 

Bovendien verzekerde de Vennootschap in maart 2017 nieuwe financiering voor een totaalbedrag van € 2,6 miljoen. Deze fondsen zijn gestructureerd als een nieuwe lening over 2 jaar met 1% rente in het eerste jaar en 2% in het tweede jaar.

 

Op 30 juni 2017 vond een tweede ronde plaats van de omzetting van financiële verplichtingen (obligaties en schulden). In totaal werd voor € 11.646.400,00 aan verplichtingen omgezet in kapitaal van de Vennootschap tegen een gemiddelde aandelenkoers van € 0,10 per aandeel, resulterend in een stijging van € 5.823.200 aan kapitaal, gaande van € 9.056.004,55 voor de transactie naar € 14.879.204,55 na de transactie met de uitgifte van 116.464.000 nieuwe aandelen.

 

Als gevolg van de schuldherschikkingen werden in 2017, 199.141.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven. Het totale aantal aandelen bedraagt 297.584.091 aandelen zonder nominale waarde.

 

Op 27 november 2017 heeft de Vennootschap aangekondigd verdere stappen te nemen in haar herstructureringsplan.

 

Als onderdeel van een overeenkomst met de grote aandeelhouders, kondigde de Raad van Bestuur aan dat een minimum van € 8.100.000 aan financiële uitstaande schulden worden ingebracht in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap, inclusief de 2017 overbruggingskredieten, verstrekt voor de terugbetaling van historische maar kritische niet-financiële schuldverplichtingen.

 

Intussen zal de Vennootschap naar alle waarschijnlijkheid ook andere resterende financiële schulden kunnen inbrengen aan 2 cent per aandeel in 2018, onder voorbehoud van goedkeuring van de aandeelhouders, inclusief de interestlasten die op deze financiële schulden nog betaalbaar zijn, samen ten bedrage van € 9,4 miljoen. Een bedrag van in totaal € 1,1 miljoen hiervan is momenteel nog in onderhandeling.

 

Verder kondigde de Raad van Bestuur aan dat 100% van de aandelen van Crescent NV zullen worden overgenomen aan € 10.125.000, door uitgifte van nieuwe aandelen aan 2 cent per aandeel, om het netto-actief van de Vennootschap te versterken en de Vennootschap toe te laten om succesvol te evolueren naar end-to-end IoT oplossingen voor haar groeiende klantenbestand.

Een nieuwe Vennootschap wordt tot stand gebracht (Newco) met een strategische focus op de voorziening van geïntegreerde IoT oplossingen voor zowel industriële klanten als klanten uit de publieke sector;

 

In de tussentijd heeft het bestuur de naam CRESCENT gekozen als naam voor NEWCO.

 

Tenslotte kondigde de Raad van Bestuur aan dat de heer Guy Coen als CEO werd aangesteld.

 

Op 1 maart 2018 werd een bijkomend bedrag van samen € 750.000 aan renteloze brugfinanciering toegezegd door verschillende investeerders.

Daarnaast hebben Alychlo NV en Van Zele Holding NV zich elk geëngageerd voor een bijkomende financiering van elk € 150.000 met het oog op eventuele toekomstige acquisities.

Alle hierboven vermelde financiële schulden en leningen (historische,2017 en 2018) zullen worden aangeboden voor inbreng in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap aan 2 cent per aandeel, mits goedkeuring van de aandeelhouders.

 

De volledige transactie zal tegen eind van de maand april 2018 worden afgerond.

 

Op 20 februari 2018 heeft de heer Jan Callewaert de Vennootschap ingelicht ontslag te nemen als bestuurder van de Vennootschap.

 

Op 31 december 2017 telde de Vennootschap de volgende belangrijke aandeelhouders, op basis van de ontvangen transparantieverklaringen:

 

BASISGEGEVENS

(a) Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal

 

€ 14.879.204,55 

(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten

 

297.584.091

(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer)

 

297.584.091

 

 

 

Aandeelhouder (>3%)

 

%

(A) Jan CALLEWAERT

 

23,94%

(B) Danlaw Inc.

 

17,02%

(C) Eric VAN ZELE

 

11,40%

(D) ALYCHLO

 

7,42%

Op basis van laatst gekende transparantieverklaringen (februari 2018) telde de Vennootschap volgende belangrijke aandeelhouders:

 

KAPITAALSTRUCTUUR OPTION NV FEBRUARI 2018

 

BASISGEGEVENS

(a) Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal

 

€ 14.879.204,55 

(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten

 

297.584.091

(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer)

 

297.584.091

 

 

 

Aandeelhouder (>3%)

 

%

(A) Jan CALLEWAERT

 

17,39%

(B) Danlaw Inc.

 

17,02%

(C) Eric VAN ZELE

 

11,40%

 

Continuïteit van de onderneming

 

Begin maart 2018 heeft de Vennootschap bijkomende renteloze brugfinancieringen afgesloten met haar belangrijkste investeerders voor een bedrag van € 1.050.000.

 

Deze financieringen zullen samen met de andere financiële schulden en verplichtingen worden ingebracht in het kapitaal van de vennootschap naar aanleiding van de transactie die gepland stond op 29 maart 2018, maar die verplaatst is naar einde april 2018.

 

Daarnaast boekt de Vennootschap vooruitgang in haar negotiatie met de banken voor een kredietlijn van € 2 miljoen, voor de financiering van extra werkkapitaalbehoeften en van de nog resterende historische schuld verplichtingen.

 

Gezien de huidige vooruitzichten, de verwachte bijkomende financiering en een verwachte positieve EBITDA- bijdrage van de Crescent-groep, heeft de Raad van Bestuur beslist om de financiële informatie op te stellen volgens het continuïteitsbeginsel.

Option is momenteel haar IFRS financiële overzichten voor het jaar eindigend op 31 december 2017 aan het finaliseren. De bedrijfsrevisor heeft tot op heden zijn controlewerkzaamheden nog niet beëindigd in het bijzonder met betrekking tot de beoordelingen en aannames die zijn gemaakt met betrekking tot de IFRS-behandeling van pensioenen en converteerbare obligaties.

Mochten er tijdens de afronding van de audit aanpassingen plaatsvinden, dan zal het Jaarverslag over het jaar 2017 dienovereenkomstig worden goedgekeurd; het is echter niet te verwachten dat het bedrijfsresultaat aanzienlijk zal worden beïnvloed.

Option voorziet om na volledige audit, het Jaarverslag 2017 te publiceren uiterlijk 30 april 2018.

 

Dit persbericht bevat toekomstgerichte informatie die risico’s en onzekerheden inhoudt, met inbegrip van verklaringen omtrent de plannen, doelstellingen, verwachtingen en intenties van de onderneming. Dergelijke verklaringen omvatten, zonder beperking, discussies betreffende de strategische richting van de onderneming en nieuwe productintroducties en – ontwikkelingen. De lezers worden gewaarschuwd dat dergelijke toekomstgerichte verklaringen bekende en onbekende risico’s en onzekerheden inhouden die er kunnen voor zorgen dat de huidige resultaten materieel verschillen van de resultaten die werden uiteengezet in de toekomstgerichte verklaringen. De risico’s en onzekerheden omvatten, zonder beperking, de vroege fase van de markt voor connectiviteit en geïntegreerde draadloze producten en oplossingen voor draagbare en handheld computers en gsm’s, het beheer van de groei, het vermogen van de onderneming om nieuwe producten, een snelle technologische verandering en concurrentie te ontwikkelingen en succesvol te commercialiseren. Een aantal van deze risicofactoren werden benadrukt in het Verslag van de Raad van Bestuur 2016 aan de Algemene Vergadering betreffende de Enkelvoudige en Geconsolideerde Jaarrekening van Option NV dat terug te vinden is in het jaarverslag 2016. De toekomstgerichte verklaringen die hierin zijn vervat, zijn alleen geldig vanaf de datum van dit persbericht. De onderneming ontkent uitdrukkelijk elke verplichting om publiek aanpassingen of herzieningen te doen aan een dergelijke verklaring om elke verandering in de verwachtingen van de onderneming of elke verandering van gebeurtenissen, voorwaarden of omstandigheden waarop een dergelijke verklaring is gebaseerd weer te geven.

 

 

Voor meer informatie, contacteer

Edwin Bex, CFO

Steve Theunissen, CLO

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 30 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa, de VS en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2018 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

Volledig persbericht met tabellen hier & op www.option.com/about-investor

+ Consolidated key figures

Consult the financial part of our annual reports to get more information.

+ Financial calendar

 

  Financial Calendar
  Option intends to release its financial information in 2018 on the following dates:

Half Year + Full Year 2017 results:

Friday March 9, 2018

Annual Report 2017:

Tuesday May 15, 2018 - after market trading

Half year 2018 results & Interim Financial report:

Wednesday October 17 - before market trading

Annual Shareholders Meeting: Friday June 15, 2018 at 10 AM in Leuven (Belgium).

 

  Financiële Agenda
  Option heeft de intentie om haar financiële informatie in 2018 op volgende data te publiceren:

Half jaar + volledig jaar 2017 resultaten:

vrijdag 9 maart 2018

Jaarverslag 2017:

dinsdag 15 mei 2018 - na marktsluiting

Half jaar 2018 resultaten en         Tussentijds Financieel verslag:

woensdag 17 oktober  - voor beurstijd

Algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering: vrijdag 15 juni 2018 om 10.00 uur in Leuven (België).

 

+ Financial results

Financial News 2015 onwards - see Reports & Publications

 

Financial News 2015 / Financieel Nieuws 2015

Financial News 2014 / Financieel Nieuws 2014

 

Financial News 2013 / Financieel Nieuws 2013

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )

Financial News 2012 / Financieel Nieuws 2012

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2012 (UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2011 (UK / NL)

 

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GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 116.464.000  BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

(artikel 18, § 2, d) van de Prospectuswet van 16 juni 2006)

 

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GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 82.677.545 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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Worldwide HSDPA connectivity, Advanced Receiver Technology and Peak 3.6Mbps Data Rates Enhances Performance and Throughput Speeds

Leuven, Belgium – December 20, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) and Cingular Wireless today announced that the newest version of Option’s GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSDPA laptop card is now available for purchase from Cingular.

Along with providing global mobile data roaming in more than 115 countries (with access to mobile broadband connections in more than two dozen countries), the card includes Advanced Receiver Technology, offering peak theoretical data rates of up to 3.6Mbps on HSDPA networks. As well as its leading performance, Option’s GT MAX series features a retractable flip-out antenna making the card very convenient for customers to both transport and use. The Option GT Max 3.6 enables users to quickly and easily access Email, the Internet, and business applications whether they are traveling across town or around the world.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option, commented: “Option’s GT MAX 3.6, combines our user-friendly design and higher data throughput enabled with our integrated ART architecture, enabling Cingular to provide its customers with the latest technology while gaining significant operational efficiency in the network. We’re delighted to work with Cingular, one of the world’s largest operators, and the clear market leader in the U.S., to provide their mobile customers with a versatile and innovative laptop mobility solution.”

“The Option GT Max card gives customers the ability to connect to our 3G BroadbandConnect or EDGE service in the U.S. or to data networks around the world,” said Jeff Bradley, vice president for Cingular’s Business Markets Group. “Additionally, customers who purchase the card today should know that as coverage and connection speeds increase, they will automatically receive the faster speeds offered by this card in more places.”

Cingular’s 3G BroadbandConnect network is available in 145 major metropolitan areas and continues to expand coverage to additional markets in and around major cities. Cingular’s 3G BroadbandConnect network provides average downlink speeds of 400 – 700 Kbps with bursts to more than 1Mbps and uplink speeds to 384 Kbps. With the 3G service, customers can download a 1MB file in about 15 seconds.

When traveling outside of Cingular’s 3G BroadbandConnect coverage area, the Option GT Max 3.6 works on Cingular’s EDGE network which is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along more than 40,000 miles of highway.

Pricing and Availability

The Option GT Max 3.6 is available today for purchase through Cingular Wireless enterprise and retails sales channels for $49.99 (after rebate) when customers sign up for a two year unlimited DataConnect contract. Cingular’s two year unlimited DataConnect plan is available for $59.99 for customers who also have a qualifying Cingular voice plan. The $49.99 price is also available to Cingular customers who travel outside of the United States when they purchase a one-year contract for either DataConnect North America ($109.99 for 100 MB of monthly use in Canada and Mexico) or DataConnect Global ($139.99 for 100 MB of monthly use), an overseas plan that provides service in more than two dozen countries including Japan, China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, and many countries in Europe. Both international plans included unlimited data usage on Cingular’s domestic data networks.

Unique Features of GlobeTrotter GT MAX 3.6

- Laptop Card supporting data rates of up to 3.6 Mbps on HSDPA networks;

- Capable of supporting future data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps;

- Five Band flip-out Antenna design (Patented technology) – eliminates the need to remove the card from the laptop for transport;

- Advanced Receiver Technology, incorporating dual-antenna Receiver Diversity and Equalization, ensures best possible performance at all times, even at the edges of network coverage.

- Tri-band HSDPA/UMTS 2100/1900/850 MHz bands compatible with HSDPA/UMTS networks worldwide;

- Quad Band EDGE/GPRS 1900/1800/900/850 MHz bands - compatible with World Wide usage.

About Cingular Wireless:

Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 58.7 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER™ network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(r), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/.

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About Option:

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.option.com .

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471, E-mail: investor@option.com

Ritch Blasi, for Cingular Wireless

Tel +1-973-637-9449, wireless: +1-908-612-1760, ritch.blasi@cingular.com

LEUVEN, Belgium - December 5, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today unveiled its first ExpressCard wireless data card, the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2. ExpressCard technology is the latest hardware expansion based on the PCI-standard for mobile computers. The new product will satisfy the requirements of the notebooks coming into market with this type of data card slot. GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 is currently sampling and initial shipments to leading network operators are scheduled for January 2007.

Compact and elegant by design the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 is also packed with latest technology. Operating on multiple frequency bands, the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 is capable of connecting in virtually every country worldwide. The GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 automatically scans networks for HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS in order to establish the fastest possible connection. With 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 delivers true wireless broadband performance, while dual-antennae Advanced Receiver Technology sustains faster and more stable connections over wider coverage areas. For launches before availability of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps networks, the product can optionally be provided with HSDPA 3.6Mbps and boosted to 7.2 Mbps via a simple firmware upgrade. In all cases backward compatibility ensures HSDPA connections at lower data rates of 3.6 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps or UMTS connections up to 384 Kbps.

Jan Callewaert Option’s CEO said: “The GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 builds on Option’s leadership in 7.2 Mbps HSDPA while anticipating customer demand for more compact devices as notebook vendors embrace the ExpressCard format. With the Windows Vista-capable EXPRESS 7.2, Option has created a device that addresses three key drivers of the portable computing market over the next few years: ExpressCard format, Vista capable and fast wireless connectivity.”

In spite of its advanced performance, the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 is a truly “plug and play” device. When the EXPRESS 7.2 is inserted into the ExpressCard slot of a laptop, Option’s patented Zero CD® technology automatically loads all necessary software and drivers from the data card itself: no software needs to be installed from a CD-ROM. An optional ExpressCard adapter ensures the EXPRESS 7.2 is compatible with legacy PCs having the Type II PC Card format slots.

Product Highlights

•tCard Type: ExpressCard/34

•tMiniature External Antenna Connection

•tEasy installation with the Plug ‘n’ Play zero CD® installation

•tHigh throughput

otHSDPA and UMTS: up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 384 kbps uplink

otEDGE/GPRS/GSM: up to 247 kbps

•tGlobal connectivity

otTriple band HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)

otQuad Band EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

•tAdvanced Receiver Technology, incorporating dual-antenna Receiver Diversity and Equalisation, ensures best possible performance at all times, even at the edges of network coverage.

•tCompatible with nearly all modern Desktop and laptop PCs equipped with Microsoft OS (2000, XP, XP Pro and Vista) and MAC OS X

GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 product information

Product Datasheet: http://www.option.com/products/globetrotter_expresscard72.shtml

About Option

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.option.com

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471, E-mail: investor@option.com

LEUVEN, Belgium - December 5, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today unveiled the GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2, the successor to the company’s pioneering and popular fixed-substitution USB wireless broadband device. The ICON 7.2 is currently sampling with volume shipments scheduled for February 2007.

GlobeSurfer®ICON 7.2 is the simplest and most convenient broadband internet connection device available. Simply inserting a SIM card and attaching GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2 to the USB port of your PC and it delivers one-click access to the Internet. Enabling e-mail, instant messaging, web browsing, on-line gaming, downloads and streaming. Option’s patented Zero CD® technology automatically loads all necessary software and drivers from the ICON itself: you don’t need to install software from a CD-ROM. The GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2 is a truly “plug-and-play” device.

With the versatile GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2, users can work wherever they want to: not just where a DSL access point or Wi-Fi hotspot is available. The compact device, which is small enough to be plugged directly into a PCs USB port, provides a convenient and viable alternative to fixed DSL. GlobeSurfer ICON® 7.2 supports HSDPA 7.2 Mbps. For launches before the availability of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps networks, the product can optionally be provided with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps and boosted to 7.2 Mbps via a simple firmware upgrade.

Jan Callewaert Option’s CEO commented: “Customer reaction to our original pioneering ICON demonstrated real demand for a wireless alternative to DSL broadband. Improved performance, including compliance with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and Advanced Receiver Technology, the new smaller, faster GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2 extends choice for consumers and creates new business opportunities for Option’s operator partners.”

Multiple multi-band wireless technologies ensure the GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2 is capable of connecting via 3G and/or 2G networks in virtually every country worldwide. The device automatically scans networks for HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS connectivity and will establish the fastest possible connection. Also on software level, the ICON 7.2 is versatile. It is compatible with all major current and expected operating systems, among them Windows VISTA and XP and the MAC OS X.

Already compatible with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA the ICON 7.2 delivers the highest possible 3G speeds. These speeds are faster than many of today fixed-line broadband services.

ICON 7.2 sustains faster and more stable connections, even at the edges of network coverage. Due to the Advanced Receiver Technology, including two separate dual diversity antennas, network connections are faster and more stable.

Product Highlights

•tEasy installation with the Plug ‘n’ Play zero CDTM installation

•tEasy connection: either directly to the PC or via the included extension cable

•tHigh throughput

otHSDPA and UMTS: up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 384 kbps uplink

otEDGE/GPRS/GSM: up to 247 kbps

•tGlobal connectivity

otTriple band HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)

otQuad Band EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

•tAdvanced Receiver Technology, incorporating Receiver Diversity and Equalisation, ensures best possible performance at all times, even at the edges of network coverage.

•tVisual feedback of connection status with the single LED and user-friendly connection software which includes signal strength indicator

•tCompatible with nearly all modern Desktop and laptop PCs equipped with Microsoft OS (2000, XP, XP Pro and Vista) and MAC OS X

GlobeSurfer® ICON 7.2 product information

Product Datasheet: http://www.option.com/products/globesurfer_icon72.shtml

About Option

Option, (www.option.com),the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471, E-mail: investor@option.com

Australian operator Telstra rolls out Option’s HSDPA data card with Receive Diversity for greater performance in wireless connectivity

Leuven, Belgium – November 16, 2006

Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Telstra is offering Australians the world’s fastest cellular connection following the launch of Option’s GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready” HSDPA data card as part of the "Next G" wireless mobile broadband service. As well as its cutting-edge performance, Option’s GT MAX series features the unique integrated flip-out antenna: for ease and convenience, the antenna is simply retracted for briefcase or carry bag transport without the need to remove the wireless data card from the laptop.

Sold under the brand of Australia’s leading telecommunication company serving more than 8.5 million users, the GT MAX “7.2 Ready” delivers tri-band HSDPA at data speeds up to 3.6 Mbps. Option’s next generation wireless data card is already compatible with mobile network infrastructure equipment capable of supporting higher HSDPA data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps. Backward compatibility ensures HSDPA connections at lower data rates of 3.6 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps. The wireless data card also has inherent support for 3G operation at 384 kbps as well as quad-band EDGE and GPRS. Besides operating at 2100MHz, GTMAX also supports Telstra’s 850MHz frequencies making use of Telstra’s extended geographical 850 MHz footprint. The GT MAX’s support for this low frequency band and the built-in Advanced Radio Technology further enhances indoor connectivity.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option commented: “Working with Telstra has been a major landmark in Option’s history. By assisting our customer in Australia complete the world’s first commercial deployment of 3.6 Mbps HSDPA with receive diversity, we have enabled Telstra to differentiate its proposition through superior performance while delivering significant operational efficiency gains.”

Option’s unique Advanced Radio Technology (ART) internal architecture differentiates the GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready” from other HSDPA devices by introducing Receive Diversity and Receive Equalization into the product design, delivering important performance benefits to users and operators.

Receive Diversity exploits dual antenna and receive chains to improve signal reception and reduce the impact of spatial variations in signal strength. Receive Equalization, on the other hand, improves immunity to interference of the radio signal. In usage scenarios tested during GT MAX field trials, ART improved average throughput speeds up to 50% compared with non-ART devices giving greater connection stability and higher data throughput vastly improving the overall user experience. For operators, mobile receive diversity increases network capacity by up to a factor of two while reducing base station power requirements.

The tri –band 2100/1900/850 MHz GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready”, announced in June of this year, is initially configured for 3.6 Mbps operation. As mobile networks are upgraded to offer data rates up to 7.2 Mbps, a simple user initiated “Flash upgrade” issued by the operator will boost card performance up to a maximum data rate of 7.2 Mbps. The GT MAX “7.2 Ready” is also the first Option data card to use patented Zero-Install technology which eliminates the need for the user to pre-install drivers, or a software application, in order to use the device. This data card is truly unique Plug ‘n Play solution: no user install, no user installed application, no driver CD.

Unique Features of GlobeTrotter GT MAX

- Unrivaled features in a single wireless Data Card device;

- Five Band flip-out Antenna design (Patented technology);

- No need to remove the card from the laptop for transport;

- Tri-band HSDPA/UMTS 2100/1900/850 MHz bands – compatible with World Wide usage;

- Advanced Receiver Technology (Receive Diversity & Equalisation);

- Quad Band EDGE/GPRS 1900/1800/900/850 MHz bands - compatible with World Wide usage;

- Future Proof “7.2 Mbps Ready” – No need to purchase a new wireless data card;

- Zero-CD (patented technology) - No necessity for the user to pre-install drivers or software;

- Designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista Capable.

About Option

Option,(www.option.com, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471, E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, November 15 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that 3 Scandinavia (www.tre.se) has launched the GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready”. GT MAX, now shipping in volume to 3 Scandinavia, is being marketed locally in Sweden and Denmark under the 3 brand.

The GT MAX enables 3's customers to access a new generation of mobile services, including mobile broadband, mobile video and mobile music at speeds more than 50 times faster than dial-up and up to five times faster than other 3G networks. With average download speeds over 3’s Turbo3G network of 1-1.5 Mbps, and peak rates of up to 3.6 Mbps, the GT MAX also allows 3 Scandinavia to offer an alternative to fixed broadband for the smaller enterprise and household consumer markets...

The GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready” is a future-proof product being compatible with mobile network infrastructure equipment that supports HSPA download data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps. This means existing GT MAX “7.2 Ready” users will not need to replace their data cards when 3 Scandinavia start upgrading its network to 7.2 Mbps HSPA early next year.

Jan Callewaert, CEO of Option said: “The flexibility and versatility of wireless broadband combined with Option’s advanced technology, including tri-band HSDPA, Receive Diversity and “7.2 Ready”, are enabling 3 Scandinavia to target new mobile and fixed customer segments now without compromising their infrastructure evolution strategy.”

Backward compatibility ensures HSDPA connections at data rates up to 3.6 Mbps or 1.8 Mbps depending on the upgrade status of the network locally. The wireless data card also has inherent support for 3G operation at 384 kbps as well as quad-band EDGE and GPRS.

Option’s Advanced Radio Technology (ART) and unique flip-out antenna design differentiates the GlobeTrotter GT MAX “7.2 Ready” from other HSDPA devices. Featuring the combination of Receive Diversity and Receive Equalization in the card design, the dual antennae and dual receive chain greatly enhances signal reception and reduces the impact of spatial variations (fading) in signal strength. Receive Equalization, on the other hand, improves immunity to interference of the radio signal. For the network operator, mobile receive diversity reduces the power required in the base station and potentially increases by up to a factor of two the resultant network capacity.

In usage scenarios tested during GT MAX field trials, ART improved Internet connection speeds by more than 50% compared with non-ART devices giving greater connection stability and higher data throughput vastly improving the overall user experience.

3 Scandinavia is the leading 3G operator in Sweden and Denmark with more than 614,000 subscribers and a market share of 50%+. The company is owned by Hutchison Whampoa (60%) and Investor (40%). Mobile products & services are available under the 3 brand in Sweden, Denmark Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Unique Features of GlobeTrotter GT MAX

- Unrivaled features in a single wireless Data Card device;

- Five Band Flip-out Antenna design (Patented technology)

- No need to remove the card from the laptop for transport;

- Tri-band HSDPA/UMTS 2100/1900/850 MHz bands – compatible with World Wide usage;

- Advanced Receiver Technology (Receive Diversity & Equalization);

- Quad Band EDGE/GPRS 1900/1800/900/850 MHz bands - compatible with World Wide usage;

- Future Proof 7.2 Mbps Ready – No need to purchase a new wireless data card;

- Zero-CD (patented technology) - No necessity for the user to pre-install drivers or software;

- Designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista Capable.

About Option:

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan. For more information visit www.option.com.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, Helsinki – Finland – November 13th 2006 – Option (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company and Elisa, a leading Finnish telecommunications company, today announced the world’s first UMTS900 call. Elisa has always participated in supporting the development of mobile communications technology. The first 3G/HSDPA call using the 900 MHz frequency was placed using Elisa's mobile communications network in Finland, on Monday November 13th, in co-operation with Nokia and Option.

"The first GSM call in 1991 was made using Elisa's network. And now we have made the first 3G/HSDPA call based on UMTS900 technology," says Matti Vikkula, Executive Vice President, Consumer and Small Enterprise customers, Elisa Corporation. He continues, “We want to support the development of UMTS900 technology. It makes it possible to expand fast Internet connections and different mobile services to Finland's rural areas more cost efficiently than before.”

The GSM900 calls made using Elisa's commercial network during the first UMTS900 call proved that both GSM and 3G/HSDPA calls can be handled at the same time using the 900 MHz frequency providing complementary services.

"Option is delighted to work with Elisa and Nokia to demonstrate the potential of 900 MHz UMTS. Our 3.6 Mbps HSDPA data card technology, which can be upgraded post-sale to 7.2 Mbps, offers consumers a flexible and versatile alternative to fixed broadband. Deployed in the 900 MHz band, with its extensive footprint and superior indoor coverage, UMTS900 will have a profound impact on the availability and delivery of wireless broadband services ", adds Jan Callewaert, CEO of Option.

Further information

Matti Vikkula, Executive Vice President, Consumer and Small Enterprise customers, Elisa, Corporation, tel. +358 45 6700606

www.elisa.fi

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 471

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Elisa

Elisa Corporation is a leading Finnish telecommunications company offering private and corporate customers a comprehensive range of telecommunications services, including voice and data services, connections to the Internet and content services, customised communications and ICT solutions and network operator services. Elisa provides international services in association with its partners, Vodafone and Telenor.

Elisa Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges, and its revenue in 2005 amounted to 1.34 billion euros. Elisa has over 1.3 million fixed network subscriptions, of which approximately 479,000 are broadband subscriptions. As a broadband provider, Elisa is the market leader in Finland. The company's mobile network holds over 2.1 million subscriptions. The company has approximately 3,600 employees. Saunalahti Group Oyj is a subsidiary of Elisa that offers Internet and telecommunications services to consumers.

About Option

(www.option.com, Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY)

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan.

LEUVEN, Belgium - November 6, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Norbert Metzner, most recently Vice President Terminal Management at T-Mobile International – Bonn (Germany), has joined Option as its Vice President Product Marketing. Norbert Metzner reports directly to Option’s CEO, Jan Callewaert.

Norbert Metzner, Dipl.-Ing. in Telecommunications, was primarily responsible for product management and the product concepts of mobile devices within the product portfolios of T-Mobile International. Previously, as Head of Terminals at Vodafone Holding – Düsseldorf (Germany), he was responsible for the definition and the successful roll-out of the business model for Vodafone live! terminals. He can also draw on consumer device, mobile phone and mobile networking experience from a variety of roles during a ten-year career at Siemens – Munich (Germany). He was educated within Germany’s University of the Federal Forces and Air Force Academy.

In his new role of Vice President Product Marketing at Option, Norbert Metzner will contribute his considerable experience of operators’ device requirements to identify the most attractive customer segments, define the products to be offered, their attributes and channels of distribution. He will also ensure the entire company remains focused on delivering products that establish the benchmark within the industry for combining innovation, customer benefits and ease-of-use.

Welcoming his new colleague, Jan Callewaert, CEO said: “As Option delivers an ever wider portfolio of products to an increasing number of markets across Europe, Asia and the Americas, Norbert brings invaluable expertise and experience combined with international perspectives that will further strengthen the Executive Management Team as it exploits the burgeoning opportunities offered by wireless broadband.”

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in the US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Jan Callewaert, CEO or Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

LEUVEN, Belgium - October 31, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today unveils Uniwill, Taiwan’s leading manufacturer of ultra-portable notebook solutions, as the Company’s third design win for its embedded wireless modules. Commercial shipments of the wireless module to Uniwill have started in support of the further roll-out in 2007 of the X20 and L51 notebook platforms, both incorporating the Intel Core® Duo processor, to Uniwill’s OEM customers.

Uniwill, an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM), is widely recognized within the personal computer industry for its strength in notebook design and contract manufacturing expertise. The company manufactures notebooks for some of the world’s leading brands as well as many strong local brands.

With access to Option’s wireless module, Uniwill empowers the local brands, many of whom are well known and respected in their home markets, to co-operate with local mobile operators on the development and marketing of laptops bundled with embedded wireless broadband connectivity.

In 2005, Uniwill’s notebook PC business reported annual revenue of NTD $26.8 billion, representing over 1.8 million units sold worldwide. In August of this year Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices , announced an agreement to acquire Uniwill Computer. This acquisition will allow customers of both companies to bring a wide range of compelling white label notebooks and devices to market quickly.

Incorporating HSDPA 1.8 Mbps and UMTS WCDMA in the 2100 MHz band and EDGE/GPRS in four bands (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Option’s wireless module enables IT manufacturers to offer laptop, portable and mobile devices with comprehensive wide-area broadband connectivity. Its latest module, supporting 3.6 Mbps HSDPA and capable of post-sale upgrade to 7.2 Mbps, is being trialled by Option’s laptop OEM partners.

Option is working with four manufacturers including Acer, Samsung and Uniwill. A fourth design win with an as yet un-named top ten laptop manufacturer was announced by Option early October 2006.

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; ADR: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the third quarter 2006.

Download Q3 2006 Results UK version

Download Q3 2006 Results NL version

Option HSUPA data card – QUALCOMM chipset- Nortel infrastructure

Leuven, Belgium – Wednesday October 11, 2006 - Option (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that they have successfully completed the industry’s first demonstration of live HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) data card calls reaching a wireless uplink transmission rate of 1.3 Mbps and a wireless downlink of 2.7 Mbps at application level. The test calls were carried out at Nortel’s* (NYSE/TSX: NT) research campus in Chateaufort, France. Commercial availability of “HSUPA-Ready” and full HSUPA products from Option are planned for the first half of 2007.

HSUPA, the next step after HSDPA, enhances the data speed in the uplink up to a theoretical maximum of 5.7 Mbps, from the 384 kbps currently available with HSDPA. Higher performance is achieved through more efficient uplink scheduling in the base station and faster retransmission control. Whereas HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) enables users to receive large data files across the “downlink”, HSUPA increases the speed at which users can send large data files across the “uplink”. Traditional business applications along with many consumer applications will greatly benefit from these enhanced uplink speeds.

A laptop fitted with an Option HSUPA data card (category 3 in uplink, cat 6 in downlink) based on QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) Mobile Station Modem ™ (MSM™) MSM7200™ chipset and commercial HSDPA/HSUPA network equipment from Nortel were used to achieve the new record data speeds. The companies completed an initial series of tests showcasing the HSUPA advantages for a large number of applications such as: uploading a 15 MB file onto a server, sending and receiving e-mails with large attachments, demonstrating the simultaneous HSD (High Speed Downlink) and HSUPA capabilities and video conference over IP. In addition, the HSUPA and HSDPA calls were also conducted in a car while driving at 50 km/h. The tests clearly demonstrate the capacity of mobile wireless broadband for high quality Mobile-TV, High Definition Video on demand, MP3 downloads, person-to-person data applications and real-time person-to-person gaming.

Jan Callewaert, CEO of Option: “Another world first for Option, this successful HSUPA test confirms our product roadmap is on schedule and underscores our commitment to bringing the most advanced wireless broadband solutions to market. The strong relationships that we enjoy with leading chipset suppliers and infrastructure providers – QUALCOMM and Nortel, - are important elements in our continuing technological and product leadership.”

“This demonstration is an important milestone in making true wireless broadband a reality,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. “QUALCOMM is pleased to be working with Option to drive HSDPA and HSUPA deployment for wireless users around the world.”

Option announced its first HSDPA demonstrations at CeBIT 2005 and CTIA Wireless 2005 tradeshows. In September 2005 the company announced its worldwide unique “HSDPA-Ready” concept. In December 2005 Option was the first to demonstrate data cards working at 3.6 Mbps. Subsequently in January 2006 this year Cingular demonstrated Option’s 3.6 HSDPA card live at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show. In June 2006 the company announced its “7.2 Ready” product, the GlobeTrotter GT MAX, as a continuation of its HSDPA strategy. With today’s announcement of the world’s first HSUPA data call the company is further building on its leadership in cellular technologies.

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

About QUALCOMM:

QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Mobile Station Modem, MSM and MSM7200 are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

*Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven, Belgium - October 5, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that revenues for the three-month period ending September 30, 2006 will be EUR 75+ million with net positive earnings. Although the top line results for the period will be below previous guidance, revenues for the quarter will still represent an increase of 35% compared to the EUR 55.9 million posted in the third quarter of 2005. Full-year revenue growth is now expected to be 50% compared with the previous guidance of 75%.

Wireless data cards sales, which are ahead of forecast in volume terms, are now expected to account for 89% of 2006 unit sales compared with the previous guidance of 75%.

Although significant progress has been made in the new category of non-PC data cards, the markets for embedded modules and fixed wireless are not yet growing as fast as anticipated. Current business models for embedded PC modules have yet to achieve the market breakthrough desired or expected by laptop manufacturers and their mobile carrier partners. As a result, Option expects the non-PC data card business to account for 11% of its 2006 unit sales instead of the previously forecast 25%.

However, with its established operator customer base and increasingly close ties with laptop manufacturers, the company remains in a strong position as the market develops. Option announced customer agreements for its wireless modules with Acer in February 2006 and Samsung in September 2006. At the time of the Q1 earnings release, May 4th 2006, the Company announced a design win with an undisclosed OEM and has subsequently secured a fourth design win with one of the world’s top ten laptop manufacturers.

Demand for wireless modules based on 1.8 Mbps HSDPA – a technology that only entered the market earlier this year - has also been held back by anticipation of the more advanced 3.6 Mbps version of HSDPA which offers higher bandwidth and has the potential for post-sale upgrade to 7.2 Mbps. The faster technology appeals strongly to end-users, operators and laptop manufacturers alike.

Although growth rates have been constrained in the short term, the longer term trends are positive and Option remains confident that it has the technological expertise and speed of execution to lead the market as HSDPA continues its rapid evolution: the company has already announced its first commercial “7.2 Ready” product and also has a “7.2 Ready” wireless module in test with its laptop partners.

The entire management team is focused on maintaining Option’s leading position in the wireless data market through the execution of its growth strategy based on an innovative product roadmap that is recognized globally, the “5 by 8” program and continuing the expansion of its global presence.

The announcement of the full third quarter results is scheduled for October 26, 2006.

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option

Frederic Convent, CFO Option Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

Option to present at VFB - Dag van de Tips (Saturday 7 oct 2006, 12 o'clock): click here for more info

Los Angeles, September 15, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, congratulates HSBC and Vodafone for winning the 2006 3G A-List Award in the category of UMTS/HSDPA. Now in its fourth year, the QUALCOMM-sponsored awards program is designed to recognize innovative and successful enterprise wireless data solutions based on third-generation (3G) standards. During CTIA Wireless I.T & Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, was honoured with the 3G A-List Award in the UMTS/HSDPA category. HSBC equipped their sales force and corporate users, who were utilising a variety of laptops, with Option wireless broadband data cards running on the Vodafone UMTS/HSDPA network to enable them to connect to the bank systems from anywhere.

London-based HSBC has an international network comprising more than 9,500 offices in 76 countries and territories in virtually every corner of the globe. HSBC has approximately 284,000 employees and more than 125 million customers worldwide.

HSBC’s main objective was to enable its mobile sales force and other corporate users to connect to bank systems from anywhere. The company was looking to untether its mobile sales force and empower them to engage with customers in real time by providing the ability to transmit data from applications on their laptops while they were with the customer. Previously, users either had to dial-in from home or return to a bank branch to connect to the network. This travel time was eating into the time that could be spent servicing customers. The business case for the UMTS/HSDPA implementation was driven by the commercial side of the sales force who greatly desired mobile connectivity.

Half of the 4,000 users equipped in the initiative were retail bank sales staff and the rest were corporate employees. Connectivity was achieved via a Citrix® interface or through an iPass® dialler and Cisco VPN connection. An additional benefit of the UMTS/HSDPA cards, HSBC added, is that IT can update anti-virus signature files over the air, eliminating the need for sales people to visit an office to update their security.

The annual 3G A-List Awards, organised by Qualcomm, honour outstanding wireless implementations that demonstrate creativity, innovation, and overall business impact. Assessment criteria includes how the winning company or organization exceeded business objectives in terms of achieving higher return on investment, lower operating expenses or increased user satisfaction. More information about the 2006 3G A-List Awards honourees and their innovative solutions can be found at http://www.3galist.com/winners.html

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven, Belgium - September 15, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Orange France has selected the GlobeSurfer® ICON, the GlobeTrotter HSDPA and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA as part of its new HSDPA (3G+) offering. The products provide French desktop and laptop users with internet access via Orange’s HSDPA network using either an elegantly designed USB device or data cards. When installed with Orange‘s Business Everywhere software all three products offer straightforward access to email, office applications and the Internet. The products will be sold under the Orange brand as “Modem USB Option ICON 3G+”, “Fusion 3G+” and “Option GlobeTrotter 3G+”

Orange France is the French subsidiary of the Orange Group, which delivers a broad range of voice and data communication services to some 57 million customers in 17 countries. The Orange Group is part of France Télécom (Euronext - NYSE: FTE), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators serving, as at 30 September 2005, over 130 million customers on five continents. Within the Orange Group the Orange brand operates in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Thailand, the Ivory Coast, the Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Botswana and Madagascar. The Orange group also has controlled operations in Belgium (Mobistar), and a joint controlling interest in Egypt (MobiNil). The group has minority interests in Portugal (Optimus) and Austria, (One).

GlobeSurfer® ICON, announced at the 3GSM World Congress last February, is a new breed of wireless device that delivers simple and fast wireless broadband connectivity for consumer or business applications whether at home or at work. With data speed comparable to DSL, the GlobeSurfer® ICON connects, and is powered, through any Desktop or Laptop USB port. Available for mobile operators to supply ‘off-the-shelf’, GlobeSurfer® ICON can be tailored with pre-configured network settings providing virtually instantaneous broadband access to Internet, email, instant messaging and video conferencing applications. GlobeSurfer® ICON supports numerous features to enable multiple service offerings such as network lock, cell lock, and home-zoning.

Over an HSDPA network, GlobeSurfer® ICON enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. In areas where HSDPA service is not available GlobeSurfer® ICON can connect over 3G UMTS at up to 384 kbps, or quad-band EDGE/GPRS at up to 247 kbps.

The GlobeTrotter HSDPA and GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA are best of breed PC data card solutions bringing fast broadband wireless capability to laptops by combining HSDPA UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS in a single PC Card package. The FUSION series also incorporates WLAN technologies.

On HSDPA networks the GlobeTrotter HSDPA and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA data cards enable broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. Move within range of a public WiFi hotspot, the corporate wireless LAN or a home wireless network, and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA, with integrated WLAN/Wi-Fi functionality, provides connection at speeds up to 54 Mbps. In areas where HSDPA or WiFi services are not available both the GlobeTrotter HSDPA and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+ HSDPA will supply reliable and secure data connection over the 3G UMTS at up to 384 kbs, EDGE (up to 247 kbs) and GPRS at up to 85.6 kbs.

About Option:

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven, Belgium - September 8, 2006 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Proximus has selected the GlobeSurfer® ICON as the wireless broadband product to offer Belgian PC users internet access via 3G UMTS or HSDPA. The small, elegantly device, designed for hassle-free installation, connects to the USB port of any desktop or laptop PC to allow straightforward access to e-mail, office applications and the Internet. The GlobeSurfer® ICON is commercialized as part of the Proximus Mobile Internet program and is marketed as Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem.

Proximus is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Belgium, serving some 4.25 million customers, representing a 48.4% share of the market of active customers on 31 December 2005. The company offers a wide range of mobile telecommunications products and services to private and professional customers. The offerings include traditional voice services, data services (SMS, MMS), a wide range of mobile solutions for companies and roaming agreements with more than 260 foreign networks in more than 170 countries. In 2005, Proximus became the first Belgian mobile operator to offer third-generation services to its private customers.

GlobeSurfer® ICON, announced at the 3GSM World Congress last February, is a new breed of wireless device that delivers simple and fast wireless broadband connectivity for consumer or business applications whether at home or at work. With data speeds comparable to DSL, the GlobeSurfer® ICON connects, and is powered, through any Desktop or Laptop USB port. Available for mobile operators to supply ‘off-the-shelf’, GlobeSurfer® ICON can be tailored with pre-configured network settings providing virtually instantaneous broadband access to Internet, email, instant messaging and video conferencing applications. GlobeSurfer® ICON supports numerous features to enable multiple service offerings such as network lock, cell lock, and home-zoning. Over an HSDPA network, GlobeSurfer® ICON enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. In areas where HSDPA service is not available GlobeSurfer® ICON can connect over 3G UMTS at up to 384 kbps, or quad-band EDGE/GPRS at up to 247 kbps.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland and sales & support offices in US, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO Option

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411, E-mail: investor@option.com

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Please read document for new features in this firmware R1N89

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III Notifier software 1.0.0.91

This application is the interface between the GlobeSurfer® III device and your personal desktop. It allows you to see incoming messages, phone calls, etc. on your desktop.

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ 1.4 FAQ in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure 1.0

GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure

 

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Reference Manual

Revised version to include watchdog and SMS control features.

 

04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

This document provides a description of how to configure an IPSec tunnel on
the GlobeSurfer® III.

04/01/2013 Port Forwarding Configuration V2

This document provides a description of how to configure Port Forwarding rules on the GlobeSurfer® III.

 

04/01/2013 ADSL Failover Configuration V2

This document provides a description of how to configure the ADSL Failover functionality on the GlobeSurfer® III.

 

04/01/2013 Print server and storage server configuration

This document provides a description of how to configure a print server and a file server connected to the USB port of the GlobeSurfer III.

 

+ GlobeTrotter

+ GlobeTrotter 3G

+ GlobeTrotter 3G Quad

+ GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Combo

+ GlobeTrotter Combo EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter 5

+ GlobeTrotter Express 441

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
10/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for GlobeTrotter Express 441 & 442)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express 442

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
10/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for GlobeTrotter Express 441 & 442)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 E

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 firmware and software updater

The GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.2
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.2.0.536
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.159

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA E

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA firmware and software upgrader

The GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA device will be updated to :
    Firmware 2.12.3Hd
    Windows software : GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
    MAC software : GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA W

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA firmware and software upgrader

The GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA device will be updated to :
    Firmware 2.12.3Hd
    Windows software : GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
    MAC software : GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + 3G/EDGE (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + HSDPA (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion Quad

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready E

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready W

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX E

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA E

11/04/2013 Firmware and software updater for GlobeTrotter Max HSUPA

The GlobeTrotter GT Max HSUPA device will be updated to :
Firmware 2.12.3Hd
Windows software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
MAC software to GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA W

11/04/2013 Firmware and software updater for GlobeTrotter Max HSUPA

The GlobeTrotter GT Max HSUPA device will be updated to :
Firmware 2.12.3Hd
Windows software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
MAC software to GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2 Ready E

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

+ Gobi 1000

+ Gobi 2000

+ GTM378 E

+ GTM378 EL

+ GTM378 JD

+ GTM378 W

+ GTM380 E

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for modules

Version 3.0.0.866
Connection software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

+ GTM382 AWS

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM382 E

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM382 W

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM501

+ GTM601W/GTM609W

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

+ GTM661W

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

+ GTM671W/GTM679W

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

+ GTM681W/GTM689W

03/05/2013 Windows driver 1.0.5.3

Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

+ GTM809U

+ iCON 210

+ iCON 225

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 2.18.0
07/06/2013 iCON 225 Superfire firmware upgrader

This upgrader will upgrade the iCON 225 to firmware version 2.5.24
Note: This flasher can only upgrade Option standard iCON 225 devices. 

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 315

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

+ iCON 322

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC

GlobeTrotter Connect for MAX OSX 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 401

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
20/03/2013 iCON 401 firmware upgrader

Firmware upgrader to version 2.12.0
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

+ iCON 431

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 431 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1086 for Windows and 3.1.19 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 451

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows

Connection software for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (Legacy mode only)

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1162 for Windows and 3.1.78 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 452

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows

Connection software for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (Legacy mode only)

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1162 for Windows and 3.1.78 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 461

20/03/2013 iCON 461 GPS control panel for Windows

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

20/03/2013 iCON 461 GPS control panel for MAC

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 505

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for MAC)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for Windows)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 iCON 505 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade frimware to version 3.19.0 (HSDPA category to 14.4 mbps) and software to uCan Connect version 2.2.3.230.

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 505 M

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0
11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for MAC)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for Windows)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 711

12/03/2013 How to use the iCON 711 in Linux

The download contains a document on how to use the iCON 711 in Linux.

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

04/01/2013 Driver installer package 5.1.36.0

This driver installer can only be used in Windows 7 Mobile Broadband mode. After installation, connection of the Option device can be made through Windows Mobile Broadband instead of using Option connection managers.

Important note: This driver CANNOT be installed on any other Microsoft OS than on the Windows 7.
If you already have installed the GlobeTrotter Connect, this driver package CANNOT be installed on top. This will create a driver conflict.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

04/01/2013 How to add your APN to VIU²

How to manually add an APN or disable the PIN code of your SIM card

04/01/2013 VIU² FAQ 1.1 in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

04/01/2013 VIU² Quick Start Guide

Quick and easy set up (also details LED status indicators)

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

+ XYFI Power Extensions

08/07/2013 FAQ on XYFI Power Extensions in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

+ Governance statement

Corporate Governance Statement (NL)

Download here

 

 

 

 
 
 

+ Board of directors

The articles of association stipulate that the Board of Directors is composed of a minimum of three and a maximum of nine members, who are appointed by the general shareholders meeting for a maximum period of six years. The Board of Directors has to contain at least three independent directors.

The Board of Directors is currently composed of three members, namely: Eric Van Zele (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Raju Dandu and Pieter Bourgeois

Eric Van Zele

Mr. Eric Van Zele currently serves as Chairman of Reynaers Aluminium and Crescent NV. He was recently appointed chairman of the E17 network of hospitals and of the Hermes decision committee of The Flemish agency for Innovation and entrepreneurship. He continues to serve as a director of Barco NV. Prior to his current mandates Eric served as president and Ceo of Barco NV in Kortrijk from 2009 thru 2016. He served as CEO of Pauwels International (from 2004 thru 2008) and of Telindus nv (2000 thru 2003). Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Raychem Corporation in Menlo park, CA, USA and as Managing Director of Raychem nv in Leuven, Belgium. (1972 thru 1999). He was nominated “Manager of the Year in 2012” and “ICT Personality of 2013”. Eric holds a masters degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the KUL in Leuven (1972) and postgraduate degrees in management from Stanford University (1992 CA, USA).

 

Raju Dandu

Mr. Raju S. Dandu is the Founder-Chairman of Danlaw Inc. USA. He is also the Managing Director of Danlaw Technologies India Ltd. He is responsible for strategic planning and corporate management of both companies. Prior to founding Danlaw Inc., he held positions at the University of Iowa hospitals, Ford Motor Company, Dana Corporation and worked as an independent consultant at General Motors.  He holds a bachelors’ degree in electronics engineering from Kakinada, India, a masters in electronics from University of Iowa and an MBA from University of Detroit.

 

Pieter Bourgeois

Mr. Pieter Bourgeois, is an Investment Manager at Alychlo NV, the investment firm of Belgian entrepreneur Marc Coucke. Prior to this, Mr. Bourgeois worked as CFO (and in other financial roles) focusing on M&A and strategic projects, gaining business acumen in a variety of sectors and different sizes of companies. Mr. Bourgeois holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and is an MBA from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.

 
   
   
   
   
 

+ Analyst Coverage

Guy Sips
Equity Analyst
KBC Securities
E-mail: guy.sips@kbcsecurities.be
Address:
Havenlaan 12 SMK 8374, B-1080 Brussels

Gert De Mesure
Analyst
Vlaamse Federatie van Beleggingsclubs en Beleggers
E-mail: gert.de.mesure@skynet.be
Address:
Langestraat 221, B-2240 Zandhoven

 

+ Stock Quotes

Information about the Option share price can be found on several websites:

 

We are looking for a IoT Application Engineer.  More info here

Apply via recruitment@option.com.