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)

 

Bijlage A - Bijzonder verslag van de raad van bestuur overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

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GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 82.677.545 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

 

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(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten   1,368,839,925
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(B) Jan Callewaert   10,59%
(C) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke   10,29%
(D) Danlaw   7,59%
(E) Nanninga Beheer   3,43%

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(b) Total number of voting securities 1,368,839,925
(c) Total number of voting rights (= the denominator) 1,368,839,925
   
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(B) Jan Callewaert 10.59%
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Overeenkomstig de voorschriften van de vigerende wetgeving inzake de`openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen in emittenten waarvan aandelen zijn toegelaten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt', is elke natuurlijke of rechtspersoon die, rechtstreeks of onrechtstreeks, aandelen of andere stemrecht verlenende financiële instrumenten van de vennootschap, die al dan niet het kapitaal vertegenwoordigen, verwerft of afstaat, verplicht in de omstandigheden voorzien door de op dat ogenblik toepasselijke wetgeving, zowel de vennootschap als de FSMA kennis te geven van het aantal financiële instrumenten dat hij bezit, alsook het percentage van de bestaande stemrechten, telkens wanneer de stemrechten verbonden aan deze financiële instrumenten een eerste maal drie procent (3%) en vervolgens vijf procent (5%) of een veelvoud van vijf procent (5%) bereiken, overschrijden of beneden zulk percentage zakken. De betrokken aandeelhouders dienen zich te conformeren naar de wettelijke voorschriften ter zake.

 

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Leuven - Belgium, October 20 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Possio AB of Stockholm (Sweden) to takeover its Wireless Router business.

The agreement includes the intellectual property rights governing the concept of a Wireless Router interconnecting wide area cellular access with local area wireless connectivity (Patent granted in Europe and the US), intangibles and tangible assets, as well as 11 employees currently dedicated to its Wireless Router business. The non-disclosed purchase price of the transaction is being paid by Option in cash. The acquisition would be accretive in 2006 assuming future revenue growth and other distribution agreements into Option’s existing customer base.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “As part of our business strategy we have closely followed the fixed-mobile substitution market with a view to becoming a player in this market at the appropriate time. Since early 2005 Option has been supporting Possio with the supply and integration of the 3G UMTS technology embedded within its Wireless Router product. Their approach in the sell-off of the router business presented us with the opportunity to enter this market with a uniquely designed “ready-made” product already integrating our core 3G UMTS technology. Additionally with this product we benefit from a substantially reduced time to market. It is clear that Wireless Router products have direct synergy with our current Wireless Data Card activities; both leveraging on our core wireless technology competence, and both being marketed to the very same network operator customer base.”

Over the past year Possio has developed a Wireless Router product, known as the PX 40, that facilitates a gateway between a Wide Area cellular network (CDMA, GPRS/EDGE or UMTS technologies) and a Local Wireless Wi-Fi network. Any PC, laptop or hand-held computer device being equipped with WLAN is able, through use of the Wireless Router “Gateway”, to simultaneously share a single cellular wireless connection and gain broadband access to the Internet. The product, with inbuilt comprehensive security and authentication mechanisms, is focused on mass deployment of Internet connectivity services using the data capabilities of today’s 3G UMTS networks.

Possio will continue under its own auspices to develop and market the world’s only integrated range of mobile GSM Fax machines.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Jan Callewaert, CEO

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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 broadband 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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

Leuven - Belgium, October 20 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced, as a result of the acquisition of the wireless router business of Possio, the GlobeSurfer® 3G unveiling the companies first product aimed at the Fixed-Mobile substitution market.

The first customer to take the GlobeSurfer® 3G product is O2 in Germany. O2 has kicked of a marketing campaign for the wireless router and is commercialising the product under the surf@Home brand. The product is fully customised to the exacting requirements of O2. Shipments of the surf@Home II product for O2 have commenced to coincide with their recent market launch at the beginning of this month.

The GlobeSurfer® 3G is a broadband wireless router that facilitates a gateway between a Wide Area cellular network (UMTS or GPRS technologies) and a Local Wireless Wi-Fi network. Any PC, laptop or hand-held computer device being equipped with WLAN is able, through use of the Wireless Router “Gateway”, to simultaneously share a single cellular wireless connection and gain broadband access to the Internet. The product, with inbuilt comprehensive security and authentication mechanisms, is focused on mass deployment of Internet connectivity services using the data capabilities of today’s 3G UMTS networks.

Designed with ease of use in mind the GlobeSurfer® 3G is characterized by its simplicity, including a web-based user interface. In addition to the functions typical of wireless routers it provides many extra features which make it a perfect solution for a SOHO/SME requiring fixed-mobile access to the Internet, Email, and the Corporate Intranet. The product enables mobile network operators to enhance their service offerings and take advantage of the business opportunities in the fixed-mobile substitution markets.

As with the GlobeTrotter® data cards from Option the GlobeSurfer® products can be customized to the requirements of each network operator.

O2 is a leading provider of mobile communications services in Europe, with wholly owned businesses in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Isle of Man. The company has nearly 25 million customers. O2 Germany remains the fastest growing operator in Germany. It experienced strong service revenue growth for the full financial year ended 31 March 2005, driven by the continuing rapid growth in the customer base.

Pioneered by O2 Germany, surf@home is the first product of its kind in Europe to integrate 3G and wireless LAN technologies into a single, compact box for use in the home or office. Customers simply use their PC, PDA or notebook across a wireless LAN via the box and out over the 3G network to access the Internet at speeds of up to six times greater than ISDN.

O2 became a founding member of Starmap Mobile Alliance in October 2003, a group of independent mobile phone operators who are joining forces in readiness for the international rollout of UMTS services. Starmap aims to provide a "home-away-from-home" experience by introducing seamless roaming and multimedia connectivity to more than 46 million customers in ten European countries.

GLOBESURFER® 3G PRODUCT INFORMATION

Product Datasheet: http://www.option.com/products/globesurfer_3Grouter.shtml

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

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 broadband 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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

UK OPERATOR ANNOUNCES “BT DATAZONE” WITH

GLOBETROTTER FUSION QUAD™ AND GLOBETROTTER 3G QUAD™

tLeuven - Belgium, October 4, 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that BT has selected the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ and GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD™ wireless data card devices to launch “BT Datazone”, releasing the full power of mobile broadband data services for its business customers.

tBT markets the wireless data cards under Option’s own brand as part of the “BT Datazone” offering. Option is the only company world wide with a commercialized 3G/Wi-Fi “FUSION” data card and is currently the sole supplier of data cards to BT.

BT Group (LSE: BT-AL; NYSE: BT) is one of world’s leading providers of communications solutions serving customers in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Its principal activities include local, national and international telecommunications services, higher-value broadband and internet products and services, and IT solutions. In the UK, BT serves over 20 million business and residential customers with more than 29 million exchange lines, as well as providing network services to other licensed operators.

ttBT considers the launch of “BT DataZone” to be an important step towards meeting the company’s convergence vision, of being able to access all your information regardless of where they are in the world, on your choice of device and over the most suitable network. Both 3G wireless data cards from Option enable the realisation of this vision by automatically connecting BT’s mobile business users to the best network available be it 3G/GPRS, or one of the 30,000 BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. BT Openzone boasts 7,800 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, located in places such as McDonald’s restaurants, BA Executive Lounges and hotspots operated under service agreement with The Cloud.

Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ and the GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD™, are world’s first 5-band broadband wireless data cards combining in a single PC data card, 3G UMTS at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets and Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets, whilst the FUSION series also provides on board Wi-Fi/WLAN 802.11g connectivity.

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

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

Keywords: Datacards, HSDPA, data card, GlobeTrotter, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi, GlobeTrotter 3G, GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD, GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD, EDGE data card, GPRS, Hotspot, Openzone

OPTION UNVEILS INNOVATIVE “HSDPA-READY” SOLUTION EMPOWERING NETWORK OPERATORS TO MARKET HSDPA SERVICES TODAY

tLeuven - Belgium, September 28 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today unveiled its innovative HSDPA-Ready technology that enables Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ wireless data cards to be upgraded by the user into full-blown HSDPA devices.

Currently 3 major network operators have announced solutions based on Option’s HSDPA- Ready products.

tToday’s mobile market is highly competitive. Network operators are striving to capture new data users whose expectations are formed by their fixed line experience with ADSL or WLAN services. The transition to HSDPA with speeds up to 1.8 Mbps, enabling the reality of cost-effective wide area broadband wireless, is a compelling solution for network operators and their data subscriber customers. Option’s HSDPA-Ready solution is leading the way in bringing a significant competitive advantage to network operators. These operators are, as of today, empowered to market data cards that are HSDPA-Ready. Whenever the operator decides to launch HSDPA services in its territory, a simple firmware upgrade, available via the operator’s website, is sufficient to release the full power of HSDPA on the Option data card. The mobile user is also a clear winner. In buying a GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ or GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ data solution today, the user is assured of the fact that the investment is secure and future-proof for impending HSDPA services.

tJan Callewaert, CEO Option: “The real innovation of our HSDPA-Ready solution lies in its simplicity. This unique and innovative solution gives our network operator customers a compelling marketing advantage of between 4 to 6 months. Users may otherwise delay their data card buying decision until HSDPA services are launched. Now users can purchase our GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ or GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ HSDPA Ready wireless data cards taking advantage of the latest combination of 3G and EDGE technologies without the need to buy a new card in 2006 when the HSDPA services become available. Listening to and understanding the need of our customers, combining know-how with the technologies driving our business, once again has resulted in a world’s first technology innovation. I am very proud of this accomplishment and congratulate the Option team for the excellent work”

tOption announced its first water-proof HSDPA demonstrations early this year at CeBIT 2005 (Hannover, March 2005) and CTIA Wireless (New-Orleans, March 2005) tradeshows. Currently the GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ are “HSDPA-Ready”.

About HSDPA

HSDPA is a migration technology for the UMTS wireless standard used by leading mobile network operators across Europe, Japan and North America to deliver voice and data services. HSDPA boosts network capacity to carry up to three times as much data traffic and up to twice as many wireless users per cell site compared to today’s UMTS networks. By making more efficient use of the existing network and boosting throughput, HSDPA significantly reduces operating costs while delivering a better end user experience. As such HSDPA will enable faster mobile services like high-resolution interactive gaming, multimedia music tracks, DVD-quality film and video.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

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

Keywords: HSDPA, data card, GlobeTrotter, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi, GlobeTrotter FUSION, GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD, GlobeTrotter FUSION+, EDGE data card, data card solution, HSDPA Services.

OPTION TO LAUNCH GLOBETROTTER FUSION+™

CUTTING EDGE NEW DATA CARD INCORPORATES 3G/UMTS,

EDGE/GPRS & WLAN/WI-FI TECHNOLOGIES

tLeuven - Belgium, September 28 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today launched the latest in its range of GlobeTrotter FUSION products - the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™. This new data card, member of the blockbuster FUSION product family, is the fusion of the latest in available wireless technologies currently deployed by network operators, 3G (UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, and Wireless LAN 802.11g, in a single wireless data card.

tThe GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ is unique in the market being the only such wireless data card available in the market today. The GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ is currently in the final stage of product validation with a number network operators and commercial shipments of the product are due to commence during October.

tDouglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing: “We continue to respond to the needs of our customers, the mobile network operators. Feedback from our customers on our FUSION product range continues to be positive and the market for wireless data cards combining wide area technologies such as 3G and EDGE with WLAN/Wi-Fi remains buoyant. This is mainly due to the need for simplicity for the end-user and a unified product platform that is easily marketed, maintained, and supported by the network operator. The GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ broadens our market with the addition of EDGE which has been widely adopted both in Europe as well as the US market. This product now enables network operators to offer a single wireless data card solution capable of roaming world-wide whilst automatically and seamlessly selecting the fastest and most convenient data connection for their users. With the GlobeTrotter FUSION™, the GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD and the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ we have 3 exceptional high-end data cards to offer our customers.”

On a 3G network, GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ connects to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384 kbps. Move into range of a public WiFi hotspot, the corporate Wireless LAN, or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter Fusion+ gives you speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G service or WiFi is not available the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ still enables reliable and secure data connections over E-GPRS at up to 247 kbps and GPRS at up to 85.6 kbps.

OTHER PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

- Available as two market variants:

° North America (850/1900 UMTS & 850/900/1800/1900 EDGE/GPRS)

° EMEA (2100 UMTS & 850/900/1800/1900 EDGE/GPRS)

- Multimode WLAN/UMTS/E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM card

- Provides UMTS High-speed data up to 384 kbps

- Provides E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM data up to 247 kbps

- Provides Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED WLAN speeds up to 54 Mbps WLAN 802.11g

- Transparent handover between UMTS and GSM/E-GPRS networks

- Optional seamless handover between WLAN and 2,5G/3G with Option’s Unlimited Connection Mobile IP client software

- Compatible with nearly all popular notebook PCs equipped with Type II PC card slot and Microsoft Windows operating system

- Securely access corporate resources with support for IPSec and VPN technology.

- PCSC-driver for EAP-SIM and other 3-party applications in need of a Smart Card Interface.

- WLAN encryption 64 or 128-bit key WEP and TKIP

- WLAN authentication 802.1x; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA™ - Enterprise

- HSDPA-Ready future proofing through Flash Memory technology

- Comprehensively tested on infrastructures and networks worldwide.

- GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ is customisable for mobile operators and IT manufacturers.

In addition to the GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ wireless data card, Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS, GPRS and WLAN technologies. In conjunction with Option’s mobile IP solution the user will be able to seamlessly roam between access technologies 3G, 2G and WLAN with automatic authentication using GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

The GlobeTrotter FUSION+™ further extends Option’s range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards, now totaling 9 data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO™ (GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD (3G UMTS/GPRS), GlobeTrotter FUSION™ (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD, GlobeTrotter EDGE™ (EDGE/GPRS) and GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ (3G UMTS/EDGE/GPRS).

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

Product Screenshots: http://www.option.com/news/6_3_presskit.shtml

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

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

Keywords: HSDPA, data card, GlobeTrotter, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi, GlobeTrotter FUSION, GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD, GlobeTrotter FUSION+, EDGE data card.

ORANGE LAUNCHES FIRST PAN-EUROPEAN MOBILE PC DATA SOLUTION WITH CONTINUAL ‘FASTEST POSSIBLE’ WIRELESS ACCESS

Orange extends Business Everywhere solution with Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ card - the world’s first multi-bearer mobile 3G and EDGE wireless data solution for the business user

London - September 27, 2005 - Orange SA today extends its Business Everywhere solution with a new mobile PC data offer that enables laptop users to access the network whenever and wherever they are . Business Everywhere is a fully integrated range of worldwide mobility solutions, offered by the France Telecom Group, providing transparent access through wireless, fixed and mobile bearers. Following a strategic agreement with Option (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, Orange is the first operator in Europe to announce the ‘all-wireless technology’ data solution as part of its Business Everywhere portfolio.

The new device will deliver a simple and intuitive software experience through a customised Business Everywhere dashboard and the fastest wireless access to allow users to access email and browse the internet using the best available network across Europe. Business Everywhere offers users a complete business mobile experience including software & hardware, access to the network that suits their communications needs and is supported by a highly competitive flat rate tariff.

Regardless of location, continual high speed access through the new ‘all wireless technology’ enables business users to reliably send and receive emails with or without large data files, whether via the internet or by quick and easy access to a corporate IT networks. Orange business customers also benefit from competitive and predictable flat-rate usage tariffs.

Business Everywhere is optimised to support business travellers with its ‘all wireless technology’ capabilities and can be used while roaming across Orange’s pan-European footprint. Trials have already commenced and the service will be available in France and Poland from early November. The new ‘all wireless technology’ product will be launched in the remaining Orange territories throughout 2006 as part of a phased pan-European roll-out. Orange business customers will benefit from the ‘fastest possible’ performance in their home country and on any mobile or WiFi network that has a roaming agreement with Orange.

The Business Everywhere solution automatically senses the fastest network access available, starting with WiFi, 3G through to EDGE and GPRS. Or alternatively the user can specify the order of preference that best suits them, giving customers the ultimate flexibility and control.

“We are pleased to deliver such a high-quality, business-enabling tool that allows our customers to take advantage of our superior EDGE and 3G networks on a cost-friendly flat-rate tariff,” says Philippe Bernard, Executive Vice President, Orange Business Solutions. The complexity behind this new ‘all wireless technology’ data solution is completely hidden from the user. All they need to know, or care about, is that they have flexible, cost-effective and real-time access to business information while on the move. We are pleased to be working with Options to deliver such a high-quality solution to our customers.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Orange in terms of supporting its Business Everywhere solution. Orange demonstrates that it definitely understands mobile user needs for simplicity, speed, and seamlessly switching between various technologies. Option is privileged to be working with Orange in terms of making its 3G/EDGE data card commercially available.”

Philippe Bernard adds ‘Orange is leading the market with our mobile broadband vision. Execution of market leading propositions such as our new ‘all wireless technology’ Business Everywhere solution will ignite new customer demand. Our combined 3G and Edge networks give mobile broadband access to the widest population – covering 85% in France and 78% in Poland - and we are rapidly growing coverage across Belgium, Romania and Slovakia. Orange is the first operator to provide such extensive high speed mobile data network coverage.’

The Business Everywhere solution offers shorter transmission processes leading to increased productivity and efficiency of users who no longer have to spend time travelling to and from the office simply to access the internet, their email, corporate applications and critical data.

As well as supporting Business Everywhere, this 3G/EDGE™ datacard is also the latest addition to the recently launched Orange Signature devices for business range. All Orange business devices across the Signature range are tested rigorously for quality, longevity, cost and ease of deployment in the business environment. The Business Everywhere ‘all mobile technology’ is designed for use with Windows® based laptop PC’s and features a customised dashboard providing an easy-to-use and intuitive experience.

 

ABOUT ORANGE

Orange and wirefree and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange PCS. Orange is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies and a subsidiary of the France Telecom group, with operations in 17 countries across Europe and beyond. It provides a broad range of personal communications services, including Orange GSM1800 services and other digital cellular telephone services. Within the Orange Group, the Orange brand operates in the UK, France, Poland, Switzerland, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, the Ivory Coast, the Dominican Republic, Cameroon, the Netherlands, Botswana, and Madagascar. The Orange group also has controlled operations in Belgium (Mobistar). The Orange group has a joint controlling interest in Egypt (MobiNil) and minority interests in Portugal (Optimus) and in Austria (One). As at the end of June 2005, Orange had 14.46 million active customers in the UK, and over 21.4 million registered customers in France. As at the end of June 2005, Orange controlled companies had over 56.1 million customers worldwide. Orange, along with TIM, Telefonica and T-Mobile, is a founding member of the FreeMove alliance. Further information about Orange can be found on the Orange website at www.orange.com.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

For Orange

Georgina Hart at Edelman on +44 (0) 20 7 344 1315 / georgina.hart@edelman.com

Steve Loynes at Edelman on +44 (0) 20 7 344 1219 / steve.loynes@edelman.com

Kristina Fitzsimmons at Orange on +44 (0)7971 231372 / kristina.fitzsimmons@orange.co.uk

For Option

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

Paris - Louvain - Belgique, 14 septembre 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI , OTC: OPNVY), annonce que pour la troisième année consécutive elle sera présente au “Midcap Events” de Paris, une plateforme de rencontre entre des investisseurs institutionnels européens et des sociétés cotées Midcaps belges, françaises, néerlandaises et portugaises. Le tout se déroule sous la houlette des Brokers parmi les plus importants des pays du marché Euronext.

“Notre leadership mondial dans la niche des cartes PC pour la communication sans fil, notre gamme de produits combinant les différentes technologies sont ensemble avec la visibilité de nos partenariats de distribution, notamment avec SFR et Orange, des points d’intérêts pour les institutionnels français”, déclare Frederic Convent, Directeur Financier. “ De plus, la guidance de la croissance de notre chiffre d’affaires – en hausse de plus de 70% par rapport à 2004 - et de nos résultats contribuent à générer une attention accrue des investisseurs.” La capitalisation boursière de la société dépasse les 400 millions € et le flottant est plus 80%. Option fait partie des segments NextEconomy, Bel Mid et Ethibel (responsabilité sociale des entreprises).

À propos d’Option

Option SA (www.option.com ), est la principale innovatrice en matière de communication sans fil. L’entreprise est spécialisée dans la conception, le développement et la fabrication de produits des technologies 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM et WLAN pour des solutions de connectivité sans fil à large bande. Option s’est forgé une réputation enviable de concepteur de produits innovants qui permettent d’améliorer les performances et les fonctionnalités de la communication mobile de données. Le siège d’Option se situe à Louvain, en Belgique. L’entreprise possède son centre de recherche et développement à Louvain, un centre de développement de logiciels et d’applications à Adelsried (Allemagne) et une unité de logistique et d’ingénierie de la production certifiée ISO 9002 à Cork (Irlande).

Pour toute question financière, contactez:

Frederic Convent, Directeur Financier Tél + 32 (0) 16 317 411 courriel : investor@option.com

A propos de Midcap Events : www.midcapevents.com

Leuven - Belgium, September 7 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced the quad-band version of its flagship GlobeTrotter FUSION™ product. The GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD is the world’s first 5-band wireless data card combining 3G UMTS at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets, quad- band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets and WLAN 802.11g in a single PC data card.

The data card is already shipping to a number of mobile network operators supporting the commercialization of “single tariff packages” combining both UMTS/GPRS and WLAN/Wi-Fi services to their customers.

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing: “We continue to see an increased need for the business professional to have access to E-mail, Internet and Corporate Intranet services across the world. We accommodated this need for the first time in June of this year when we announced our first quad-band data card, the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD. We now push ahead and strengthen the product range with the addition of GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD. Both FUSION products, the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ (dual band) and the new quad-band version, will co-exist in our product portfolio as we see a strong demand from network operators for both national and international variants of our data cards.”

The GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD further extends Option’s range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO™ (GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD (3G UMTS/GPRS), GlobeTrotter FUSION™ (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter EDGE™ (EDGE/GPRS) and GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE™ (3G UMTS/EDGE/GPRS).

Other product highlights:

- 5-band wireless data card for use on 3G UMTS networks at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets and quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets

- GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD supports WLAN 802.11g and 802.11b standards

- Supports IPSec client software for end to end secure corporate data exchange and synchronization over VPN

- Future proof through user upgrade Flash Memory technology

- Seamless handover between WLAN and 2.5G/3G networks with Mobile IP option

- Transparent handover between UMTS and GSM/GPRS networks

- Compatible with nearly all popular notebook PC’s equipped with Type II PC Card slot and Microsoft Windows Operating System

- GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

- GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD is customizable for mobile operators and IT manufacturers

In addition to the GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD wireless data card, Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS, GPRS and WLAN technologies. In conjunction with Option’s mobile IP solution the user will be able to seamlessly roam between access technologies 3G, 2G and WLAN with automatic authentication using GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

For more detailed information and screenshots

GlobeTrotter FUSION QUAD: www.option.com/products/fusionquad.shtml

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

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, August 24 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that 3 Scandinavia (www.tre.se) has chosen the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ as its wireless broadband data card for the Swedish and Danish markets. The GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ data card will be sold under 3’s brand and product shipments will commence next month. The selection by 3 in Scandinavia for Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ product follows the decision earlier this year by Hutchison 3G Austria to launch the same data card for its local market.

3 Scandinavia focuses its activities on mobile services delivering 3G mobile multimedia and communications under the brand “3” in Sweden and Denmark, offering a convergence of media, information and telephony to enable live video calls, multimedia content and entertainment to its mobile users. In Sweden and Denmark 3 is owned by Hutchison Whampoa (60%) and Investor AB (40%), who have solid network and industry track records worldwide. 3 is building mobile multimedia services together with other Hutchison Whampoa companies in Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom. 3 also holds a UMTS license in Norway.

The GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ is the world’s first 5-band wireless data card to combine 3G UMTS at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets with Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets within a single PC data card. On a 3G network, the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ enables a connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. In areas where 3G service coverage is not available the data card continues to provide a reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS service.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

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

Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the second quarter 2005.

Download Q2 2005 Results UK version

Download Q2 2005 Results_NL version

Leuven - Belgium, July 18 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it has been selected by leading telecommunications supplier Telefónica Móviles Espana to supply two wireless data cards for the operator’s mobile professional customers: the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ and the GlobeTrotter 3G. Telefónica’s choice for both products can be considered as an additional recognition that Option’s product portfolio is one of the broadest in the industry.

In a market where the business requirements of the mobile professional can vary widely, Telefónica’s mobile business users now have a choice between a high-end 3G/GPRS/WLAN data card (GlobeTrotter FUSION™) or the entry-level 3G/GPRS data card (GlobeTrotter 3G).

“We are delighted to have Telefónica Móviles as a new customer,” says Option’s CEO Jan Callewaert. “This agreement is important for us because it is the result of the excellent partnership we have with the FreeMove alliance (see below), and most members of the alliance are already sourcing their wireless data cards from Option. We see our broad product portfolio, operator centric customization capabilities, and excellence in quality, as the real strengths of our business offer. I am looking forward to a long-term and fruitful relationship with Telefónica.”

Telefónica Móviles is part of the Telefónica Group (Madrid, New York: TEM), one of the world’s top telecommunications companies with a client-base of over 100 million customers in a potential market of 500 million. It is the incumbent operator in Spain, with more than 19 million fixed and mobile telephony customers. The group also has the largest percentage of business outside its home market, making it a reference point in the Spanish/Portuguese speaking world. Telefónica has been a stable presence in Latin America for 14 years. It ranks as the number one operator in the region, with over 47 million cellular customers in addition to offering integral communications solutions for businesses.

Telefónica Móviles is a member of the FreeMove alliance, www.freemovealliance.com. Together with Telecom Italia Mobile, Orange and T-Mobile, the alliance is the number one network provider in all main European countries reaching 170 million customers in 21 countries. The FreeMove alliance is committed to using its collective scale, strength and expertise to deliver greater choice, flexibility and transparency.

On 3G networks the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ and the GlobeTrotter 3G data cards enable broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384 Kbps. Move within range of a public WiFi hotspot, the corporate wireless LAN or your home wireless network, and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ 3G/WLAN card provides connection at speeds up to 54 Mbps. In areas where 3G or WiFi services are not available both the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ and the GlobeTrotter 3G will supply reliable and secure data connection via GPRS services.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

For more information about the company, visit us at www.option.com

Leuven - Belgium, July 11 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Airtel India has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter EDGE data card as wireless data solution for their mobile users. The data card is being marketed directly by Airtel to its customers whilst nationwide in-country support and supply logistics are provided by Option’s Indian based partner Capitel Wireless.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “India is rapidly becoming the world's fourth largest economy and is already one of the world markets with the highest prospect for growth. It was clear to us that this was a business opportunity that could not be overlooked. I am therefore delighted that Airtel has chosen Option’s EDGE data card as the preferred data solution for their customers. Option’s entrance in the Indian market demonstrates that our technology and customer focus is highly appreciated worldwide. I am looking forward to a mutually beneficial long term partnership with Airtel.”

Mr. Atul Bindal, Director & Group Chief Marketing Officer – Mobility, Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd., "The launch of the Airtel Data Card adds to our suite of m-business solutions. The data card will enable the most comprehensive wireless data connectivity for people on the move all across the country and whilst roaming internationally. As leaders, Airtel has always ensured that our customers get the best value, enjoy the finest services, and benefit from cutting edge products. This data card is yet a further example of our quality commitment to our customers.”

Airtel is India’s leading GSM service provider with over 10.6 million mobile customers. The company is affiliated with Bharti Cellular Limited part of the biggest private integrated telecom conglomerate Bharti Enterprises. Bharti (NSE: BARTHI, BSE: BARTHI) provides a range of telecom services, which include Cellular, Basic, Internet and, recently introduced, National Long Distance. Bharti offers mobile services in 23 out of 23 circles in India, has a footprint in 21 states covering all four metros and has as of the end of February 2005 more than 11.5 million satisfied customers.

Option’s supply and logistics partner in India, Capitel Wireless Private Limited, is a national leader in providing wireless communication solutions and products that enable mobile operators to improve their productivity, coverage and capacity. Founded in 2001, Capitel Wireless has experienced phenomenal growth through its alliances with high technology corporations in more advanced countries and has become a competitive telecommunication solution provider with access to the highest standards of technology. Capitel Wireless has become one of the most successful and fastest growing companies in India focusing on the distribution of communications products, mobile handset terminals, and next generation communication devices.

In addition to the GlobeTrotter EDGE wireless data card, Option is supplying its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless technologies. In conjunction with Unlimited Connection™, Option’s mobile IP solution, the user will be able to seamlessly roam between the data card’s EDGE and GPRS technologies and other network connections available to the notebook computer such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN or ADSL. Both data cards fully support Microsoft’s PC Smart Card standard and include EAP-SIM extensions for user-transparent and automatic authentication to third party networks.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

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, July 6 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that KPN (Euronext: KPN KON), the leading Dutch mobile operator has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ as the wireless broadband data solution for its mobile customers. The data card is supplied and supported by Option’s partner DAI Telecom/Telit. KPN commercialises the data card as “Mobile Connect Card Wi-Fi/UMTS/GPRS”.

KPN, the market leader in the Netherlands, offers both fixed and mobile telecommunication services to consumer and business segments providing a wide range of mobile communication, information, entertainment and commercial services within the Dutch market. As a business partner, KPN supports their customers' activities with state-of-the-art integrated mobile communication solutions. The company serves more than 6.2 million mobile users in Holland and also operates mobile networks in Germany (E-Plus) and in Belgium (BASE) with substantial market presence in these countries through their strong local brands. KPN continues to invest in the future by implementing a convergent broadband strategy that combines cellular 3G/GPRS with traditional fixed line and Wi-Fi services. KPN has chosen Option’s Globetrotter FUSION™ data card, integrating 3G/GPRS and Wi-Fi technologies in a single product, as the ideal convergent solution for its mobile users

Dai Telecom which is part of Telit Communications group is an international provider of cutting-edge cellular M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, and a prominent branded enhanced value-added reseller (EVAR) of a range of advanced cellular devices worldwide. Telit is at the forefront of the cellular revolution, as both a producer and marketer of advanced cellular technology and products. Telit owns a large number of valuable patents and has especially strong in-house technology and development expertise. This mix of technological proficiency and marketing know-how has allowed Telit to effectively and nimbly penetrate numerous market segments by rapidly adapting existing manufacturer products to market or brand-specific demands.

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public WiFi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G or WiFi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services.

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

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 an extensive Research & Development centre based in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork (Ireland).

Leuven - Belgium, July 5 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Swisscom Mobile has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ as its EDGE data solution for the Swiss market. The data card is marketed under Swisscom Mobile’s brand ‘Unlimited PC Card EDGE/GPRS/WLAN’. The GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ is the second data card from the Option portfolio of wireless data cards to be selected by Swisscom, and follows the success of the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ data card launched on the Swiss market last year.

Swisscom Mobile, Switzerland’s leading Telecoms Company, with a customer base of 4.0 million mobile users, recently announced the launch of EDGE and as such introduced Switzerland's first broadband mobile network with nationwide coverage. EDGE complements Swisscom Mobile's existing technology mix, which includes UMTS and WLAN, and increases the average mobile bandwidth from 30 to as much as 200 kbps. After having announced EDGE mobile phones, the company now introduces its first EDGE/WLAN PC data card for mobile professionals.

Swisscom Mobile's UMTS network currently supplies some 90% of the Swiss population and is complemented by more than 800 WLAN hotspots enabling very high bandwidths in some locations. Thanks to the combination of these technologies and the recent inclusion of EDGE, the mobile bandwidth available to NATEL® customers has been increased from 30 to 100-200 kbps - many times faster than that of ISDN which is available more or less all over Switzerland. With this move, Swisscom Mobile is again taking a leading role in Switzerland and Europe.

Mobile Unlimited, the service that comes with all Swisscom data cards, enables fast, uninterrupted mobile access to the Internet and company data. The software always selects the fastest available technology (GPRS, EDGE or WLAN) at any given time. Due to the integration of seamless handover technology, the connection remains up during the switchover from one transmission technology to another. The user only has to connect once. With Mobile Unlimited data communications are as simple and fast on the move as they are from a fixed workstation with broadband access.

Other mobile operators can licence Mobile Unlimited seamless handover technology from Option under the brand name “Unlimited Connection”. Option offers the Unlimited Connection companion software as a complement to its range of wireless data cards and is taking the lead in the world wide marketing of Unlimited Connection.

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) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

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, July 4 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that ONE GmbH, serving about 1.5 million customers, has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™. Earlier this year One GmbH selected Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ data card that combines 3G/UMTS/GPRS and Wi-Fi technologies.

ONE Austria, which covers 98% of the population, is offering GPRS, UMTS and WLAN services to its customers. ONE is member of the Starmap Mobile Alliance (www.starmapalliance.com) which is helping the company to improve its position in the Austrian market through giving all customers access to excellent services when being abroad and offering a network of partners where customers feel like at home. Turnover end of 2004 reached 705 million Euro's with investments of up to 1.81 billion Euro's. Shareholders include German E.ON (50.10%) Norway's Telenor (17.45%), Orange France (17.45%) and Denmark's TDC (15%).

In selecting this second data card from Option’s portfolio of wireless broadband products ONE is able to now offer its mobile users an entry level and price competitive 3G-only data card. ONE’s continued choice for Option’s products further demonstrates the confidence that it has in the company’s high quality leading edge wireless data solutions.

GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ is the perfect data card solution for the transatlantic user. The data card delivers broadband wireless capability to laptops and notebooks by combining 3G UMTS at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets and Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets in a single PC data card. On a 3G network, GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. In areas where 3G services are not available, the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ still enables reliable and secure data connections over GPRS.

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

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 an office in Atlanta (US), Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork (Ireland).

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

+ GlobeSurfer II 1.8

+ GlobeSurfer II 7.2 E

18/03/2013 Dynamic DNS setup

Step by step description on how to set up Dynamic DNS in GlobeSurfer II 7.2

+ GlobeSurfer III

11/04/2013 GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual

GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual - revised on 5th March 2012

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 IPSec configuration document V2

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

+ GlobeSurfer X.1

19/03/2013 GlobeSurfer X.1 Firmware 210.124.4.010

This firmware updater cannot be run on a MAC running Safari browser. Please use Firefox or Chrome.
This firmware updater cannot be used for devices purchased through a network operator. Please contact your network operator for further information.

+ GlobeSurfer3+

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Firmware R1N89

Please read 'What is new in firmware R1N89' document for updates in this firmware revision.

Note: The firmware upgrade process can take up to 20 minutes. Interrupting the process might lead to permanent failure of the device. Note: this update cannot be used with devices purchased through a network operator. Please contact your network operator directly for assistance.

04/01/2013 What is new in firmware R1N89

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.