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

Management

  • Guy Coen

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Edwin Bex

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ben Cober

    Director Engineering
  • Patrick Willekens

    Sales Director
  • Steve Theunissen

    General Counsel

+ 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

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

 

 

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.

[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

FINANCIAL INFORMATION – REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION

Published March 9, 2018 -  20h00 CET

Leuven, Belgium – March 9, 2018 Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), today announced its unaudited results for the full fiscal year 2017 ended December 31, 2017. The financial information reported in this release is presented in Euros and has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of IFRS as adopted by the European Union. The accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the attached financial statements are essentially the same as those followed in the most recent annual financial statements.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FULL FISCAL YEAR 2017

 

  • Total revenues for the year 2017 were EUR 5.2 million compared with EUR 4.2 million realized in 2016. CloudGate realized an increase of 57% in 2017, compared to last year. Total products revenue increased with 30% compared to last year as revenues from embedded modules and devices are fading out.  Revenues from engineering services increased with EUR 0.2 million.

EUR million

2017

2016

Increase

 

   

(Decrease)

 

     

Revenues

5.2

4.2

25%

Products

3.7

2.8

30%

Services

1.6

1.4

13%

 

     

Gross Margin

2.7

1.9

41%

Normalized Gross Margin

2.5

2.4

5%

Normalized Gross Margin %

47.1%

55.9%

 

 

 

  • Gross margin for the year 2017 was 51.5 % on total revenues compared with a gross margin of 45.4 % in 2016. The normalized gross margin i.e. the gross margin excluding the reversal of write-off on inventories of EUR -227 thousand, would have reached 47.1 % in 2017 compared with a normalized gross margin excluding a write off on inventories of EUR 440 thousand, of 55.9% in 2016.
  • During 2017, the operating expenditure decreased with EUR 2.9 million from EUR 7.5 million in 2016 to EUR 4.6 million in 2017. At the beginning of 2018 the recurring operating expenditures have further decreased to EUR 2.7 million. The latter implies that the Company would be in a quasi breakeven position when realizing the same gross profit margin. The Company will continue with its strategy to cost saving measures and debt restructuring under its new management.
  • The financial result increased from EUR -2.7 million in 2016 to EUR 1.0 million in 2017, mainly as a result of restructuring of debt on the convertible bonds and the bridge funding.
  • In 2017, EBIT amounted to EUR -1.9 million compared to EUR -5.6 million in 2016.
  • In 2017, EBITDA amounted to EUR -1.4 million compared to EUR -4.3 million in 2016.
  • The cash position decreased from EUR 774 thousand at the end of 2016 to EUR 480 thousand at the end of 2017. Of the two bridging loans pledged in 2017, for a total of EUR 2.6 million and a total of EUR 1.625 million respectively, only EUR 195 thousand of the latter still to be received on 31 December 2017. Today all is fully paid.
  • The net result for the full year 2017 amounted to EUR -959 thousand or EUR -0.003 per basic and diluted share. This compares to a net result of EUR -7.9 million or EUR -0.08 per basic and diluted share during 2016.
  • During 2017, 199,141,545 new shares were created as the result of the conversion of financial debt in equity instruments of the company. The share capital increased by EUR 10 million and the share premium by EUR12.1 million. The total equity amounted to EUR -14.0 million compared to EUR -35.1 million at the end of 2016.  The financial debts have decreased from EUR 29.1 million at the end of 2016 to EUR 9.2 million at the end of 2017.
  • Intangible fixed assets decreased from EUR 427 thousand at year-end 2016 to EUR 86 thousand. All development costs were directly expensed in the income statement in 2017.
  • Trade and other payables decreased by EUR 2.3 million, coming from EUR 7.5 million at the end of 2016. New payment plans have been agreed.

 

CORPORATE

 

Debt restructuring

 

In March and June 2017, two rounds of debt restructuring resulted in the increase of the share capital through a total contribution of € 9,957,077, the details of which are shown below:  Full press release including tables here & www.option.com/about-investor

 

 

Since these two operations, the situation of convertible bonds has remained unchanged; bridging loans increased to EUR 6.26 million at the end of 2017, and to EUR 6.455 million at the end of February 2018.

 

On 6 March 2017, a total amount of EUR 12,153,600 of financial liabilities (bridging loans and bond loans) was converted into equity instruments of the Company at EUR 0.147 per share, which corresponded to the average closing price of the stock over 30 days up to the day of the transaction. For each new share, EUR 0.05 was reckoned as new capital and EUR 0.097 was included as a share premium.

 

As a result of the capital increase, 82,677,545 new shares were issued, bringing the total number of shares from 98,442,546 to 181,120,091 shares after listing.

 

The share capital was accordingly increased by EUR 4,133,877.25, increasing the in capital from EUR 4,922,127.30 to EUR 9,056,004.55 after the capital increase. In total, EUR 8,019,722.75 was included as a share premium.

 

In addition, the Company secured new financing in March 2017 for a total amount of EUR 2.6 million. These funds are structured as a new loan over 2 years with 1% interest in the first year and 2% in the second year.

 

On 30 June 2017, a second round of the conversion of financial liabilities (bonds and debts) took place. A total of EUR 11,646,400.00 of liabilities was contributed into capital of the Company at an average stock price of EUR 0.10 per share, which resulted in an increase of EUR 5,823,200 in capital, going from EUR 9,056,004.55 before the transaction to EUR 14,879,204.55 after the transaction with the issue of 116,464,000 new shares.

 

As a result of the debt rescheduling, 199,141,545 new shares were issued in 2017. The total number of shares amounts to 297,584,091 shares without nominal value.

 

On 27 November 2017, the Company announced that it would take further steps in its restructuring plan.

 

As part of an agreement with the major shareholders, the Board announced that a minimum of EUR 8,100,000 of the outstanding financial debt will be contributed to the capital of the Company, including the 2017 bridges, issued for the repayment of historical but critical non financial debt.

 

In the meantime, the Company will in all likelihood be able to convert all remaining financial debts at 2 cents per share in 2018, subject to approval from the shareholders, including the interest charges that are still payable on these financial debts, together in the amount of EUR 9.4 million, subject to a total amount of EUR 1.1 million that is still under negotiation.

 

Furthermore, the Board announced that 100% of the shares of Crescent NV will be acquired at EUR 10,125,000, by issuing new shares at 2 cents per share, to strengthen the net assets of the Company and to allow the Company to successfully evolve to end-to-end IoT solutions for its growing customer base.

A new company is being created (Newco) with a strategic focus on the provision of integrated IoT solutions for both industrial and public sector customers.

 

In the meantime the Board has discussed and chosen the name CRESCENT as name for NEWCO.

 

Finally the Board announced Mr. Guy Coen, as CEO.

 

On 1 March 2018, an additional amount of EUR 750,000 in interest-free bridge financing was committed by various investors.

In addition, Alychlo NV and Van Zele Holding NV committed to additional financing of EUR 150,000 each with a view to possible future acquisitions.

 

All financial debts and loans mentioned above (historical, 2017 and 2018) will be offered for contribution to the capital of the Company at 2 cents per share, subject to shareholders’ approval.

 

The entire transaction will be completed by the end of the month of April 2018.

 

On February 20, 2018, Mr. Jan Callewaert informed the Company of his resignation as director of the Company.

 

On 31 December 2017, the Company had the following major shareholders, based on the transparency declarations received:

 

BASIC DATA

(a) Total share capital

 

€ 14,879,204.55 

(b) Total number of voting securities

 

297,584,091

(c) Total number votes (= the denominator)

 

297,584,091

 

 

 

Shareholders (>3%)

 

%

(A) Jan CALLEWAERT

 

23.94%

(B) Danlaw Inc.

 

17.02%

(C) Eric VAN ZELE

 

11.40%

(D) ALYCHLO

 

7.42%

 

Based on last known transparency declarations (February 2018), the Company had the following major shareholders:

 

CAPITAL STRUCTURE OPTION NV FEBRUARY 2018

 

BASIC DATA

(a) Total share capital

 

€ 14,879,204.55 

(b) Total number of voting securities

 

297,584,091

(c) Total number votes (= the denominator)

 

297,584,091

 

 

 

Shareholders (>3%)

 

%

(A) Jan CALLEWAERT

 

17.39%

(B) Danlaw Inc.

 

17.02%

(C) Eric VAN ZELE

 

11.40%

 

Continuity of the company

 

At the beginning of March 2018, the Company concluded additional interest-free bridge financing with its main investors for an amount of EUR 1,050,000.

 

Together with the other financial debts and liabilities, these financings will be contributed to the capital of the company as a result of the transaction scheduled for 29 March 2018, but its target date has been moved to the end of April 2018.

 

In addition, the Company continues its negotiation with the banks for a credit line of EUR 2 million, to finance additional working capital needs and the remaining historical debt obligations.

In the meantime, the Company continues to take the necessary measures to further reduce its operational costs in order to reach a recurring breakeven position in the course of 2018.

 

Given the current outlook, the expected additional sources of financing and an expected EBITDA positive contribution of the Crescent group, the Board of Directors  has decided to prepare the financial information under the continuity principle.

 

Option is currently finalizing its IFRS financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017. The auditor has not yet completed his audit procedures as of today, particularly with respect to the assessment and assumptions taken regarding IFRS treatment of pensions and convertible bonds. Should any adjustments arise during the audit finalization, the Annual Report for the year 2017 will be adopted accordingly; it is not expected however that the result from operations will be significantly impacted.

 

Option expects to be able to publish its fully audited Annual Report for the year 2017 on or before April 30, 2018.

 

This press release contains forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements about the company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, discussions concerning the company’s strategic direction and new product introductions and developments. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially than those set forth in the forward looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the early stage of the market for connectivity and integrated wireless products and solutions for portable and handheld computers and mobile telephones, the management of growth, the ability of the company to develop and successfully market new products, rapid technological change and competition. Some of these risk factors were highlighted in the Consolidated and Statutory Report 2016 of the Board of Directors which can be found in the Annual Report 2016. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. The company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statement to reflect any change in the company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Edwin Bex, CFO

Steve Theunissen, CLO

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 30 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.

Full press release including tables here & www.option.com/about-investor

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

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

 

 

Leuven, België – 28 februari 2018 – 18u50 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) heeft op 27 februari 2018 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 20 % 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 :

18/01/2018

 

 Onderschreden drempel

Hierdoor onderschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders 5%.

 

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

Jan Callewaert

71.247.973

51.747.973

17,39%

 

 

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.

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

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

 

 

Leuven, België – 26 februari 2018 – 18u40 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) heeft op 9 februari 2018 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 3 % werd onderschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Verwerving of overdracht van stemrechtverlenende effecten of stemrechten door Alychlo NV / Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en Marc Coucke.

 

Datum van drempelonderschrijding :

6/02/2018

 

 Onderschreden drempel

Hierdoor onderschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders 5%.

 

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

Alychlo

13.571.957

 

<3%

Mylecke

0

 

<3%

Marc Coucke

683.472

 

<3%

TOTAAL

14.255.429

 

<3%

 

Alychlo en Mylecke worden door de heer Marc Coucke gecontroleerd.

 

 

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.

 

26/02/2018

 

Leuven, België – 26 februari 2018 – 18u30 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY ) –  De raad van bestuur van Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee, maakt bekend dat de heer Jan Callewaert op 20 februari 2018 ontslag heeft genomen als bestuurder van Option NV.

Dit ontslag kadert in de geplande overname transactie met Crescent NV die zal resulteren in een nieuwe referentieaandeelhouder en verdere wijzigingen in de samenstelling van de raad van bestuur en het management met zich mee zal brengen.

De Raad van bestuur dankt de heer Jan Callewaert van harte voor zijn tomeloze inzet en jarenlange toewijding.

Jan Callewaert is de oprichter van Option en was CEO van Option tot eind 2013.

De Raad van bestuur zal een nieuwe onafhankelijke bestuurder voordragen ter goedkeuring op de geplande algemene vergadering.

 

 

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.

 

26/02/2018

 

Leuven, Belgium – February 26 – 18h30 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY ) –  The Board of Directors of  Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee,  announces that Mr. Jan Callewaert resigned on 20 February 2018 as director of Option NV.

This dismissal is part of the planned acquisition transaction with Crescent NV that will result in a new reference shareholder and will bring further changes in the composition of the board of directors and management.

The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Jan Callewaert wholeheartedly for his unbridled dedication and years of commitment.

Jan Callewaert is the founder of Option and was CEO of Option until the end of 2013.

The Board of Directors will nominate a new independent director for approval at the planned general shareholders’ meeting.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

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

 

Leuven, België – 6 februari 2018 – 18u30 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) heeft op 5 februari 2018 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 5 % werd onderschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Verwerving of overdracht van stemrechtverlenende effecten of stemrechten door Alychlo NV / Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en Marc Coucke.

 

Datum van drempelonderschrijding :

19/01/2018

 

 Onderschreden drempel

Hierdoor onderschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders 5%.

 

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

Alychlo

10.714.286

13.571.957

4,56%

Mylecke

2.040.816

0

0

Marc Coucke

683.472

683.472

0,23%

TOTAAL

13.438.574 (7,42%)

14.255.429

4,79%

 

Alychlo en Mylecke worden door de heer Marc Coucke gecontroleerd.

 

7,42% is berekend op voorgaande noemer van 181.120.091 aandelen

4,79% is berekend op huidige noemer van 297.584.091 aandelen

 

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.

 

+ Consolidated key figures

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+ 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:

Friday September 28 - after 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 Financeel verslag:

vrijdag 28 september 2018 - na marktsluiting

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

 

+ Financial results

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)

 

Financial News 2011 / Financieel Nieuws 2011

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2011 (UK / NL)
  • First Half Year Results 2011 (UK / NL)
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2011 (UK / NL)
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2010 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2010 / Financieel Nieuws 2010

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2009 / Financieel Nieuws 2009

  • Third Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
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Financial News 2008 / Financieel Nieuws 2008

  • Third Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2007 / Financieel Nieuws 2007

  • Third Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )
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Financial News 2006 / Financieel Nieuws 2006

 

Financial News 2005 / Financieel Nieuws 2005

  • Third Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
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Financial News 2004 / Financieel Nieuws 2004

  • Third Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2003 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2003 / Financieel Nieuws 2003

 

Financial News 2002 / Financieel Nieuws 2002

+ Statutory accounts

+ Prospectus

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

Bijlage B - Verslag van de commissaris overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage B2 - Brief Deloitte Correctie Inbreng in natura

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2016

Bijlage J – Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

 

 

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)

 

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

Bijlage B - Verslag van de commissaris overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage J – Jaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

+ Capital structure NL

KAPITAALSTRUCTUUR CRESCENT NV

(1) BASISGEGEVENS
(a) Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal   EUR 36.304.321,36 
(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten   1,368,839,925
(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer)   1,368,839,925
     
Aandeelhouder (>3%)   %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding/Crescent Smart Lighting   37,50%
(B) Jan Callewaert   10,59%
(C) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke   10,29%
(D) Danlaw   7,59%
(E) Nanninga Beheer   3,43%

Laatste update: juni 2018

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE CRESCENT NV

(1) BASIC DATA
(a) Total share capital EUR 36,304,321.36
(b) Total number of voting securities 1,368,839,925
(c) Total number of voting rights (= the denominator) 1,368,839,925
   
Shareholder (>3%) %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding/Crescent Smart Lighting 37.50%
(B) Jan Callewaert 10.59%
(C) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke 10.29%
(D) Danlaw 7.59%
(E) Nanninga Beheer 3.43%
 

Last update:  June 2018

 

+ Transparency filing

Transparency filing

In accordance with the requirements of the current legislation on the disclosure of major participations in issuers of which shares are admitted to trading on a ‘regulated market’, are any natural or legal person who, directly or indirectly, acquire or resign shares or other voting granting financial instruments of the company, whether or not they represent capital, compulsory by the law applicable at that time, are obliged to inform both the Company and  the FSMA of the number of financial instruments owned as well as the percentage of existing voting rights whenever the voting rights are attached to these financial instruments reach a first time three percent (3%) and then five percent (5%) or a multiple of five percent (5%), exceed or fall below such percentage. The involved shareholders must comply with the statutory requirements and regulations in this regard.

 

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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+ Shareholders’ meetings

Shareholders’ meeting 

Ordinary General Meeting - 15 June 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 22 May 2018

 

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 2 May 2018

 

 

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 30 June 2017

Ordinary General Meeting – 30 June 2017

 Extraordinary General Meeting - 12 June 2017

PREVIOUS Shareholder's meetings

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2016

  • Extraordinary General Meeting - 8 January 2016
  • Extraordinary & Ordinary General Meeting - 30 April 2012
    • Agenda Extraordinary & Ordinary General Meeting  (UK / NL)

+ By-laws

+ Press releases

Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today announced that Vodafone PLC, the world's largest mobile community has selected the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ , the wireless PC data card from Option combining both 3G and WLAN/Wi-Fi technologies in a single product, to further extend their broadband wireless data solutions to the corporate market. Option has already secured orders from Vodafone and products will begin shipping following the commercial roll-out plans for each of the Vodafone countries before year-end. The products will be sold under the Vodafone brand – Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G data card.

In selecting Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ data card Vodafone can provide the corporate market with a fast, simple and secure mobile data solution across all their mobile networks.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “We are delighted with the ongoing business from Vodafone. After our 1st successful partnership in 2002 with our GlobeTrotter GPRS data card and the 2nd highly successful partnership with the 3G/GPRS data card, we are now excited that the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ has been chosen as the next generation data card to further complement their broadband wireless solutions. This is the third brand of European mobile operators that is endorsing the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ in its product portfolio. It demonstrates again that Option is satisfying the needs of its customers by continuing to deliver innovative leading edge wireless technology solutions”.

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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi services are not available GlobeTrotter Fusion™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available 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 (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 and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the third quarter 2004.

Download the results in PDF_UK version

Download the results in PDF_NL version

Leuven, Belgium – October 21st 2004 - OPTION (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today announced that it has been listed amongst the fastest growing European companies included in the 2004 Europe's 500, an annual listing endorsed by Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers and 3i and published by Europe’s Entrepreneurs for Growth.

Option is one of 34 companies in Europe in the ‘Communications & Electronics’ sector who managed to qualify for Europe’s 500.

This year’s five hundred dynamic, entrepreneurial-driven companies who qualified for Europe’s 500 have managed to sustain growth since the year 2000, boosting employment and sales at an impressive average annual rate of 15%. Despite the challenging business environment, these champions of growth have created more than 120,000 jobs across Europe. They have continued to drive employment creating an average of 81 new jobs per year, more than one new job per week per year during three of the most difficult economic years in the last half decade.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “We are pleased to have made the Europe’s 500 list for the first time in the history of our company. Both our GPRS and 3G PC data cards are the product hits that are feeding our growth. Close co-operation with our customers, the mobile network operators worldwide, and a relentless focus of our team on innovation and execution are the key success factors.”

Europe’s 500 shows that growth is not industry specific but is driven by talented, innovative, risk-taking entrepreneurs. The highest number of champions of growth in the 2004 Europe’s 500 are found within manufacturing (industrial goods) and industrial services sector, 30% of the five hundred companies, followed by IT services (15%) and management services (10%).

“Given the economic environment of the last few years, Option’s continued growth is a real achievement. Europe needs to stimulate employment and innovation through more fast growing companies like Option. We believe that these champions of growth should be recognised as role models” said Philippe Leonard of Europe’s 500.

The Europe’s 500 listing identifies rapidly growing European companies for their employment creation and rapid growth. Option will be officially recognized and honoured for its remarkable business achievements and growth in employment at the Europe’s 500 Awards Dinner on 7 December in Paris.

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel Option

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 (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.

About Europe’s 500

Europe's 500 was first published in 1996 as an initiative of the association also called Europe’s 500 (now know as Europe’s Entrepreneurs for Growth) and has been published on an annual basis ever since. During this time, more than 3.000 of Europe’s high growth companies have received the accolade of being one of Europe's 500 champions of growth.

The listing is intended to focus attention on entrepreneurial achievement and fast-growth European companies. Its focus on job creation and growth in medium sized enterprises is unique and distinguishes it from other business rankings. Full information and the complete 2004 Europe’s 500 listing at: www.europes500.com

Leuven - Belgium, September 22 2004 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today announced GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE the world’s first data card combining EDGE/GPRS and WLAN (Wi-Fi) access technologies in a single PC data card. Besides incorporating multiple access technologies the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE offers uniquely attractive benefits and functionality making this wireless data card a “must have” for the mobile professional:

- GlobeTrotter form factor with patented retractable antenna design

- Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) functionality which makes it suitable for US, European and Asian markets

- Supports both 54Mbps (802.11g 802.11 b) and 11Mbs Wi-Fi (WLAN) standards

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “The United States is the world leader in EDGE deployment with EDGE data services now widely available across US GSM/GPRS networks. In Europe EDGE networks are being deployed either as a complement to 3G services or as an alternative access technology for network operators that do not have a 3G/UMTS network infrastructure. The GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE being a quad-band data card is targeted to satisfy the needs of data hungry mobile professionals on any EDGE network, US or Europe. For this reason we see EDGE technology as an important addition to our existing data card portfolio. Option is currently pursuing opportunities in both geographical markets with the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE already in approval testing at several network operators.”

GlobeTrotter Combo EDGE will be shipping commercially as from November 2004.

The GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE further complements and enhances Option’s current range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO (GPRS/WLAN) and the GlobeTrotter FUSION (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN).

EDGE, Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (E-GPRS), is a technology that gives GPRS networks the capacity to provide data services similar to the third generation of mobile telephony. By deploying E-GPRS as an overlay within an existing GPRS network operators can provide four times the data capacity of GPRS per subscriber. This in most cases can be achieved as a software upgrade to the existing network infrastructure whilst leaving existing base stations and cell sites intact. Operators already deploying 3G network services may decide also to deploy EDGE as a complementary service to 3G. In such cases data users would benefit from the higher data rates that E-GPRS provides over traditional GPRS in non-urban environments where the 3G service coverage may not be available.

On an EDGE network, GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 247 kbps. Move into range of a public Wi-Fi hotspot, the corporate wireless network or the home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where EDGE or Wi-Fi services are not available the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software with the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE enabling users of the data card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless EDGE, GPRS and WLAN (Wi-Fi) technologies. In addition network operators implementing Option’s mobile IP solution, SESAM™, will be able to provide their users with a Seamless Roaming experience regardless of access technology. The GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE, as other data cards within the GlobeTrotter family, has inbuilt support for SIM authentication (EAP-SIM) for automatic authentication and supports Microsoft’s PC Smart Card services (PCSC) within the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

• Quad-band data card suitable for use on E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM networks World-Wide

• GlobeTrotter PC Card format with retractable antenna design

• GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE supports WLAN 802.11g and 802.11b standards

• Supports IPSec client software for end to end secure corporate data exchange and synchronisation over VPN

• Future proof through user upgradable Flash Memory technology

• Seamless handover between WLAN and 2G and 2.5G networks with optional SESAM Mobile IP solution

• Type II PC Card 32 bit card-bus interface compatible with nearly all popular notebook PC’s equipped with PCMCIA slot and Microsoft Windows Operating System

• GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

• GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE is customisable for mobile operators and IT manufacturers.

For more detailed information and screenshots

Globetrotter COMBO EDGE: http://www.option.com/news/6_3_presskit.shtml

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager: http://www.option.com/news/6_3_presskit.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 (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 & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven, Belgium – September 20 2004 - OPTION (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, and T-Mobile, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT), one of the world’s leading mobile communications companies today announced that it has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ broadband wireless data card to give the mobile professional easy and seamless access to T-Mobile’s UMTS/GPRS and Wi-Fi networks.

In June of this year Option announced GlobeTrotter FUSION™, the world’s first 3-in-1 data card combining 3G, GPRS and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g technologies on a single PC Card, T-Mobile's choice for the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ clearly demonstrates the market need for broadband wireless data card solutions supporting multiple access bearer technologies.

T-Mobile operates more than 8,500 public Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, promotes secure access to the internet or corporate networks, and provides wireless coverage with international 3G and GPRS networks. Today’s mobile professional requires ubiquitous wireless access. Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ is the only broadband wireless data card solution available on the market today that fully satisfies the requirement for ubiquitous access, whilst enhancing the user data experience and convenience.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: "Over the years we have built a solid business relationship with T-Mobile and I am very pleased that they have yet again selected a GlobeTrotter product for the launch of their new data card. T-Mobile’s decision to market our GlobeTrotter FUSION 3-in-1 data card is an important milestone for both our companies as it marks the third such product in the GlobeTrotter range that T-Mobile will be sourcing from Option.”

T-Mobile was one of the first mobile operators in 1999 to market data services in Germany with Option’s FirstFone™, a GSM 900 data card. In 2002 T-Mobile launched its GPRS packet switched data services with Option’s GlobeTrotter GPRS data card. In 2003 T-Mobile selected Option's GlobeTrotter COMBO GPRS card with on board WLAN. Currently Option’s GlobeTrotter data cards are marketed under the T-Mobile brand in Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

David Hytha, T-Mobile’s Executive VP of Terminals says: “T-Mobile is committed to simple, seamless communications. Today’s announcement is another milestone enabling customers to take their office with them on the move. Full broadband speeds and T-Mobile’s unique Wi-Fi offering brings this strategy to life. Currently there are over 8,500 T-Mobile HotSpots worldwide. T-Mobile is delighted to be working with Option in the next stage of our mobile access offering.”

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 Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel Option

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Elaine Devereux, T-Mobile

Tel +44 7950 396249

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com ), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (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.

About T- Mobile

T- Mobile is one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telecom’s [four] strategic divisions, T- Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By the end of the first quarter 2004, more than 96 million people were using the mobile communications services provided by companies in which T- Mobile or Deutsche Telekom have a majority or minority stake. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service. T- Mobile is now rolling out its 3G networks and services and, uniquely, rolling out Wi-Fi ‘Hotspots’ enabling virtually instantaneous download of data, graphics, audio and visual.

Leuven, 13 September 2004. Option NV (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, announced in a transparency communication to the market regulators its updated shareholders’ structure.

Frederic Convent, Option’s CFO & General Counsel, commented: “The institutional investment community is endorsing our sustainable growth plan and technological product roadmap for the quarters to come by increasing its interest in the Company. By executing well we are able to offer an interesting free float for the investors reflecting our efforts of global investor relations".

Option’s updated shareholders’ structure is as follows: PDF

The last annual report and the other interim reports are available on the website www.option.com

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

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 (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.

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the second quarter 2004.

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the second quarter 2004.

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Leuven - Belgium, June 15 2004 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today unveiled GlobeTrotter Fusion™ the latest addition to its range of wireless data cards. So named, Option’s GlobeTrotter Fusion™ is the bringing together of 3G UMTS, GPRS and Wireless LAN 802.11g technologies in a single PC data card marking a world first in next generation broadband wireless data solutions from Option.

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.

“We started the GlobeTrotter Fusion™ development program at the end of last year and since then have been successful in securing the interest of a selected number of major customers the first of which, Swisscom Mobile formally announced the product earlier this month. GlobeTrotter Fusion is currently in product validation with a number of lead operators and will become openly available for all operators during the 4th quarter” commented Jan Callewaert CEO at Option.

In addition to the Globetrotter Fusion™ data card, Option will offer 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/WLAN/2G with automatic authentication using GlobeTrotter Fusion’s inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

GlobeTrotter Fusion™ opens up a true world of mobile wireless broadband and it is the ideal companion for the mobile professional enabling the internet, e-mail, video conferencing and office applications with real time secure VPN access to corporate applications and data while on the move.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

•tGlobeTrotter Fusion™ supports WLAN 802.11g and 802.11b standards

•tSupports IPSec client software for end to end secure corporate data exchange and synchronisation over VPN

•tFuture proof through user upgrade Flash Memory technology

•tSeamless handover between WLAN and 2.5G/3G networks with Mobile IP option

•tTransparent handover between UMTS and GSM/GPRS networks

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

•tGlobeTrotter Fusion™ support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

•tGlobeTrotter Fusion™ is customisable for mobile operators and IT manufacturers.

For more detailed information and screenshots

Globetrotter Fusion: http://www.option.com/products/gt_fusion_spec.shtml

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager: http://www.option.com/products/gt_mobilitymanager_spec.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 (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 & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Swisscom Mobile is embarking on a new era of mobile data communications. In August Swisscom Mobile is launching a world first on the Swiss market: Mobile Unlimited. For the first time, a PC data card jointly developed with Option (OPTI) of Belgium supports all wireless data transmission technologies from GPRS to UMTS and WLAN.

With Mobile Unlimited irrespective of time, place or transmission technology

Swisscom Mobile and Option: world première in mobile data communications

Swisscom Mobile is embarking on a new era of mobile data communications. In August Swisscom Mobile is launching a world first on the Swiss market: Mobile Unlimited. For the first time, a PC data card jointly developed with Option (OPTI) of Belgium supports all wireless data transmission technologies from GPRS to UMTS and WLAN. Swisscom Mobile NATEL® customers who subscribe to Mobile Unlimited can be connected automatically and securely to the fastest available broadband technology from any location. Mobile Unlimited is also the first product in the world to enable seamless handover i.e. automatic, uninterrupted switching between different types of transmission technologies. The card is offered by Swisscom Mobile under its own name, and its Seamless Handover technology is also being marketed internationally.

"More and more companies are finding that the ability to access their corporate network at any time and from any location, check e-mails, process orders and customer requests in real time, order spare parts, call up assembly diagrams, etc., is becoming a key criterion in the bid to stay ahead of the competition," says Carsten Schloter, Swisscom Mobile CEO. Users expect their mobile connection to be guaranteed 100%, wherever they are and whatever the available transmission technology. And they are not interested in having to make complicated settings on their own PC beforehand, thereby interrupting running applications.

Automatic selection of the fastest available technology

Mobile Unlimited does away with irritating, time-consuming PC chores. With no action required on the part of the user, Mobile Unlimited switches seamlessly from UMTS to GPRS or WLAN, automatically selecting the fastest transmission technology available in any given location. Customers purchasing Mobile Unlimited receive the Swisscom Mobile NATEL® data basic subscription, an Unlimited PC Card and a CD-ROM with the requisite Unlimited Data Manager software. From then on Mobile Unlimited takes over, ensuring secure, reliable connectivity for the user irrespective of time or location.

"Developing the hardware and software for Mobile Unlimited was a challenge," says Jan Callewaert, founder and CEO of Option NV, the Belgian company that jointly developed the new PC data card with Swisscom Mobile. "Integrating UMTS with GPRS and WLAN in such a small PC card and catering to Swisscom Mobile's requirements in terms of performance and user-friendliness, while simultaneously keeping to schedule, was no easy task. So I'm all the more delighted that it all worked out."

Mobile Unlimited offers transmission speeds of up to 384 kBit/s (UMTS) or 54 MBit/s (Public WLAN). For locations that currently offer only GPRS, transmission speeds between 30 and 40 kBit/s are available. By the end of 2004 Swisscom Mobile intends to have more than 800 WLAN Hotspots in operation and will cover 83% of the population with UMTS. Swisscom Mobile is investing some CHF 500 million in the mobile network in 2004 alone.

Standard price dependent on data volume

In terms of price, it makes no difference which technology Mobile Unlimited uses for data transfer. The price is indexed exclusively to the volume of data transferred. Customers can subscribe to different package sizes, e.g. 40 MB per month for CHF 70. The largest packages are based on the principle of 1 Megabyte for CHF 1. The subscription price can be adjusted every three months if the effective volume of data transmitted deviates from the agreed subscription volume. Tariffs are defined such that the average customer can enjoy the convenience of a mobile workspace for a monthly budget between CHF 80 and CHF 100.

Mobile Unlimited is ideal for self-employed persons and companies whose employees need to be able to access their private network irrespective of time or place. "That covers everything from one-man outfits to large international enterprises," says Carsten Schloter. Mobile Unlimited can be used on laptops with Type II PCMCIA slots, the Windows 2000 / XP operating system and 100 MB free hard disk capacity. Mobile Unlimited was comprehensively tested in the Microsoft software environment. The Office 2003 product family in particular supports the new form of mobility offered by Mobile Unlimited.

Available from August 2004 – also scheduled for international distribution

Technical development of Mobile Unlimited is now complete, and commercial mass production has begun. The product will be available from 30 August 2004 and can be used throughout the Swisscom Mobile network.

Swisscom Mobile also has high hopes of the international marketing potential offered by Mobile Unlimited technology. Carsten Schloter is convinced that "Automatic, seamless switching between different network technologies is a prerequisite for offering the mobile equivalent of the "always-on" experience that ADSL customers enjoy.“ The associated rights have been patented by Swisscom Mobile.

Zurich, 3 June 2004

About Option

Option NV (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (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.

More info on www.option.com

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail:

d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, May 13 2004 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today welcomed the launch by Proximus of its high speed data service using Option’s 3G UMTS PC Data Card. The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS high speed data card for notebook and laptop PCs has been specifically customised to promote both the Proximus and Vodafone brands to the Belgian market. The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card was developed, manufactured, and is supplied to Proximus by Option.

In addition to the Proximus/Vodafone co-branding on the data card, Option has been working closely with Proximus in the design and development of a special version of the Vodafone Dashboard software that is automatically configured for the Proximus 3G and GPRS networks and supports the Dutch, French, and English languages required for the Belgian market.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “By enabling Proximus to offer the first 3G data card solution in Belgium, Option reinforces its worldwide reputation as a world leader in wireless data technology. We are pleased that through this offering the mobile professional, small and medium enterprise, and the larger corporate customer will be able to experience the huge benefits that Proximus brings with its 3G network in Belgium.”

Philippe Vander Putten, CEO Proximus: "The launch of the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card is a major milestone in Proximus' journey. With this first 3G service Proximus wants to reinforce its Mobile Business Solutions strategy - tailored to help companies increase their productivity, efficiently control their costs and generate revenues. Option has actively contributed to personalise the data card and the software to allow Proximus to offer a product who fully comply with the needs of his business clients."

The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card plugs into a laptop and provides a simple, integrated and secure means of accessing information and data anytime, anywhere, staying always connected while only paying for the information they actually send or receive.

With data rates of up to 384kbps, the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card enables Proximus business customers to access all their usual office applications such as e-mail, calendar and internet at up to 7 times the speed of a fixed line dial up, and up to 10 times the speed of GPRS.

Currently Option supplies the 3G/GPRS Vodafone Mobile Connect Card to over 15 mobile operators within the Vodafone 3G footprint.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com ), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (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 & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - België, 13 mei 2004 - Option NV (Euronext: OPTI), gespecialiseerd in draadloze datacommunicatie, juicht de lancering van hogesnelheid datadiensten van Proximus toe. Proximus maakt immers gebruik van de 3G datakaarten van Option. De Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS hogesnelheid datakaart voor notebooks werd gecustomizeerd om beide merken, Proximus én Vodafone, extra zichtbaarheid te geven op de Belgische markt. De Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS datakaart werd ontwikkeld, geproduceerd en nu ook geleverd door Option.

Naast de co-branding van de datakaart werkte Option ook nauw samen met Proximus om een speciale versie van de dashboard software van Vodafone te ontwerpen en te ontwikkelen. Deze software, meegeleverd met de datakaart, wordt automatisch geconfigureerd voor de 3G en GPRS netwerken van Proximus en is verkrijgbaar in het Nederlands, Frans en Engels (wat noodzakelijk is voor de Belgische markt).

Jan Callewaert, gedelegeerd bestuurder van Option: “Door Proximus de mogelijkheid te bieden de eerste 3G datakaart te lanceren in België, versterkt Option zijn wereldwijde reputatie als wereldleider op het vlak van draadloze datacommunicatie. Dankzij deze datakaart kunnen de mobiele professionele gebruikers, KMO’s en grotere bedrijven immers profiteren van de enorme voordelen van het 3G netwerk van Proximus.”

Philippe Vander Putten, gedelegeerd bestuurder van Proximus:

"De lancering van de Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS datacard, is een belangrijke mijlpaal in de geschiedenis van Proximus. Met deze eerste hogesnelheids-datakaart voor laptops in Europa wil Proximus zijn Mobile Business Solutions strategie verder verbreden door oplossingen te bieden aan ondernemingen om hun productiviteit en inkomsten te verhogen en hun kosten efficiënter te beheren. Option NV heeft actief meegewerkt aan het personaliseren van de datakaart en de software zodat Proximus een gebruiksvriendelijk product kan aanbieden dat beantwoordt aan de behoeften van zijn professionele klanten.”

De Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS datakaart wordt aangesloten op een notebook voor een eenvoudige, geïntegreerde en veilige toegang tot informatie en gegevens, altijd en overal. De klant blijft continue verbonden met het netwerk, maar betaalt enkel voor de informatie die hij werkelijk verstuurt of ontvangt.

De Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS-datakaart downloadt gegevens met een snelheid van 384 kbps. Gebruikers van Proximus hebben dus zo in vergelijking met een vaste inbellijn 7 maal sneller toegang tot hun gebruikelijke kantoortoepassingen zoals e-mail, agenda en internet en tot 10 maal sneller toegang dan via een GPRS-verbinding.

Alle gebruikers halen voordeel uit een naadloze interactie tussen UMTS- en GPRS-netwerken van Proximus. Wanneer gebruikers in een 3G-zone terechtkomen, zullen ze merken dat de datasnelheid aanzienlijk hoger ligt. Wanneer gebruikers buiten het bereik van 3G komen, schakelen de mobiele eigenschappen van de 3G/GPRS-datakaart van Option naadloos over naar de GPRS-netwerkdienst van Proximus, die meer dan 99% van de Belgische bevolking bereikt.

Option levert reeds 3G/GPRS Vodafone Mobile Connect kaarten aan meer dan 15 mobiele operatoren uit de Vodafone groep.

Over Option

Option NV (www.option.com )is dé vernieuwer op het gebied van draadloze data communicatie. Het bedrijf is gespecialiseerd in het ontwerpen, ontwikkelen en produceren van 3G WCDMA (UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM en WLAN producten voor draadloze data oplossingen. Option heeft een benijdenswaardige reputatie weten op te bouwen door verbluffende nieuwe producten te creëren waardoor de prestaties en mogelijkheden van draadloze communicatie groeien. De maatschappelijke zetel van Option is gevestigd in Leuven, België. Het bedrijf heeft een Research & Development-centrum in Leuven, een Software and Applications Development-centrum in Adelsried (Duitsland) en een ISO 9002 production engineering en logistics-afdeling in Cork, Ierland.

Over Proximus

Op 31 december 2003 telde Proximus 4.201.000 actieve klanten* (1.759.000 abonnees en 2.442.000 Pay&Go-gebruikers). Proximus, de marktleider voor mobiele telefonie in België, is voor 75% eigendom van de Groep Belgacom en voor 25% van Vodafone. Belgacom is opgenomen in de notering van de Eerste Markt van Euronext Brussels, onder “BELG”.

* Voor Proximus is een actieve klant de houder van een mobiele telefoon die in de loop van de laatste drie maanden een oproep heeft ontvangen of tot stand gebracht of een sms heeft verstuurd of ontvangen.

Voor meer informatie, neem contact op met:

Douglas Ros, Vice-President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Louvain - Belgique, le 13 mai 2004 - Option NV (Euronext : OPTI), l’entreprise spécialisée dans la transmission de données sans fil se réjouit du lancement par Proximus d’une série de services de données à haut débit. Proximus a en effet décidé de faire appel aux cartes PC 3G proposées par Option. La personnalisation de la carte de données à haut débit Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS conçue pour les ordinateurs portables permet aux deux marques que sont Proximus et Vodafone de profiter d’une visibilité accrue sur le marché belge. Option a développé et produit la carte PC Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS et assure la distribution à Proximus.

 

Outre le cogriffage de la carte PC, Option a également travaillé en étroite collaboration avec Proximus à la conception et au développement d’une version spéciale du logiciel d’interfaçage de Vodafone. Livré avec la carte PC, ce logiciel automatiquement configuré pour les réseaux 3G et GPRS de Proximus est disponible en Néerlandais, en Français et en Anglais (une nécessité sur le marché belge).

Selon Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “En donnant à Proximus la possibilité de lancer la première carte PC 3G en Belgique, Option consolide sa réputation de chef de file international dans le domaine de la transmission de données sans fil. Grâce à cette carte PC 3G/GPRS, les usagers professionnels mobiles, les petites et moyennes entreprises tant que les grandes entreprises profiteront pleinement des atouts considérables que présente le réseau 3G Proximus”.

Selon Philippe Vander Putten, CEO Proximus: "Le lancement de la carte PC Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS est un jalon important dans l’histoire de Proximus. Fort de ce premier service 3G, Proximus entend développer sa stratégie en matière de Mobile Business Solutions par l’offre de solutions intégrées visant à améliorer la productivité des entreprises, à accroître leurs revenus et à réduire leurs coûts d’exploitation. Option a collaboré activement à la personnalisation de cette carte PC et du logiciel concerné afin que Proximus puisse proposer un produit convivial qui réponde aux besoins des professionnels".

Installée sur un ordinateur portable, la carte PC Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS garantit un accès simple, intégré et sécurisé aux informations et données, à tout moment et en tout lieu. Connecté en permanence au réseau 3G de Proximus, le client paiera uniquement la transmission des informations émises ou reçues.

La carte PC Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS autorise le téléchargement de données à un débit de 384 Kbps. Ainsi, les utilisateurs du réseau Proximus bénéficieront d’un accès à leurs applications bureautiques usuelles (courrier électronique, calendrier et Internet) sept fois plus rapide qu’avec une ligne téléphonique fixe et dix fois plus rapide que par le biais d’une liaison GPRS.

Les utilisateurs bénéficieront tous d’une interaction transparente entre les réseaux UMTS et GPRS de Proximus. Lorsqu’ils se trouveront dans une zone 3G, les utilisateurs remarqueront que la vitesse de transfert des données est considérablement plus élevée. Option livre d’ores et déjà ses cartes 3G/GPRS Vodafone Mobile Connect à plus de 15 opérateurs de mobilophonie appartenant au groupe Vodafone.

A propos d’Option

Option NV (www.option.com ) est le principal innovateur dans le domaine de la transmission de données sans fil. L’entreprise s’est spécialisée dans la conception, le développement et la production de produits 3G WCDMA (UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM et WLAN pour des solutions de connectivité sans fil. Option s'est forgé une réputation enviable de concepteur de produits innovants qui permettent d'améliorer les performances et les fonctionnalités de la communication de données sans fil. Option a établi son siège social à Louvain, Belgique. L'entreprise possède plusieurs centres 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).

A propos de Proximus

Le 31 décembre 2003, Proximus comptait quelque 4.201.000 clients actifs* (1.759.000 abonnés et 2.442.000 usagers Pay&Go). Leader du marché belge dans le domaine de la téléphonie mobile, Proximus appartient à 75% au Groupe Belgacom et à 25% au groupe Vodafone. Belgacom est admis à la cotation sur le Premier Marché d’Euronext Bruxelles, sous la dénomination “BELG”.

* Proximus entend par client actif tout détenteur d’un appareil téléphonique mobile qui a émis ou reçu un appel téléphonique ou un sms durant les trois mois écoulés.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez prendre contact avec:

Douglas Ros, Vice-President Business Development & Marketing

Tél. : +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tél. : +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the first quarter 2004.

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the first quarter 2004.

 

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Leuven, Belgium, April 20, 2004

Option NV (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) today announces that the private placement closed successfully with the issuance of 551.724 new shares. The new shares have been issued at an issuance price of 14,50 EUR per share and placed with a group of selected European institutional investors. As a result of the private placement, Option raised a total of 8.000.000 EUR.

The new shares issued as a result of this private placement will have similar rights as the existing shares of Option NV.

The annual report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2003 and other interim reports of Option NV are available through the company’s website www.option.com.

KBC Securities acted as manager of the private placement.

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

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 (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. More information can be found at www.option.com .

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

Leuven, Belgium - 15 April, 2004 - Option NV (Euronext: OPTI) today announces that its board of directors has decided on April 15, 2004 to execute a private placement of new shares to a limited group of European institutional investors for a total amount of € 8.000.000 through the issuance of new shares whereby the capital will be increased within the framework of the authorized capital with cancellation of preferential subscription rights of existing shareholders.

The issuance price per new share was determined through a bookbuilding procedure with a minimum price set at the average closing price of the last 30 days prior to the subscription by the institutional investors.

The private placement was targeted towards a limited number of European high-quality institutional investors, whereby only minimum subscriptions of € 250.000 were accepted. The offer was for more than 2 times subscribed and therefore the orderbook was closed after a few hours only.

On April 13, 2004, the Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission has granted Option a full exemption from the obligation of the publication of a prospectus in application of article 6, 3°, a) of the Royal Decree of September 18, 1990. Option filed a request to Euronext Brussels to list the newly issued shares on the First Market of Euronext Brussels.

Option will use the proceeds of the private placement primarily to fund the concrete growth perspectives coming from the positive evolution in demand in the sector, Option’s extremely well positioned product offering on one hand, and on the other hand the development of new solutions based on combined technologies UMTS, WiFi and EDGE, that will sustain this growth.

The shares that will be issued as a result of this private placement will have the same rights as the existing shares of Option NV.

KBC Securities acted as manager of this private placement.

The annual report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2003 and other interim reports of Option NV are available through the consultation of the company’s website (www.option.com).

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent

Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

investor@option.com

Jan Callewaert

President & CEO

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com ), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (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. More information can be found at www.option.com .

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

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+ Industry News

+ Financial news

+ Certification

+ Beemo

General documentation

15/03/2013 Beemo datasheet

+ CloudGate

+ Expansion Cards

+ GlobeSurfer iCON

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 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

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2 S

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 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

+ GlobeSurfer iCON HSUPA E

Software/Firmware

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

+ GlobeSurfer II 1.8

+ GlobeSurfer II 7.2 E

Software/Firmware

18/03/2013 Dynamic DNS setup

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

+ GlobeSurfer III

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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.

General documentation

+ GlobeSurfer3+

Software/Firmware

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.

 

General documentation

+ 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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for modules

Version 3.0.0.866
Connection software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

+ GTM382 AWS

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

General documentation

+ GTM661W

Software/Firmware

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

General documentation

+ GTM671W/GTM679W

Software/Firmware

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

General documentation

+ GTM681W/GTM689W

Software/Firmware

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

General documentation

+ GTM809U

General documentation

+ iCON 210

+ iCON 225

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 2.18.0

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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

Software/Firmware

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.

General documentation

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

Software/Firmware

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

General documentation

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

Software/Firmware

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)

General documentation

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

Software/Firmware

11/02/2013 XYFI User Guide
08/02/2013 XYFI Firmware 3.1.0
04/01/2013 XYFI Firmware 2.2.2
04/01/2013 XYFI FAQ in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

General documentation

08/02/2013 XYFI Datasheet

+ XYFI Power Extensions

Software/Firmware

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

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

General documentation

+ 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 five members, namely: Eric Van Zele (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Jan Callewaert, Raju Dandu, Peter Cauwels 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.

 

Peter Cauwels

Mr. Peter Cauwels is managing partner and director at Vermec NV, a family investment fund for ambitious mid-sized companies, and Chairman at Eternal Sun Group, a Dutch manufacturer of solar simulators. In addition, Mr. Cauwels is active as a senior researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks, at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich), a sister university of the French Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Peter Cauwels has gained financial experience as Director of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets between 2007 and 2011 and as a senior advisor, risk management in KBC Group from 2001 to 2006.

 

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.

 

Guy Coen

Mr. Guy Coen, Phd, has extensive leadership experience in high-tech companies. After an international career with Siemens as R&D Director Enterprise Communication and Business Unit Manager Systems Integration, he started working in 2009 for Barco as R&D Director Control Rooms with teams in Belgium, Germany and India. In 2011, he initiated and lead the venture for Barco that developed and marketed the successful ClickShare product line. In 2013, he became General Manager of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan. In recent years, he operated out of Taiwan and worked as consultant for a number of start-up companies in US, Europe and Asia.

 

 
   
   
 

+ 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

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