About OPTION

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

Option Engineering Services

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

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

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

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

+ Option in the community

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

+ Business Ethics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Environmental responsibility

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

+ Financial calendar

 Financial Calendar 

  Financial Calendar
  Crescent intends to release its financial information in 2022 on the following dates:

Full Year 2021 results and annual report 2021:

Friday April 29, 2022- before market trading

Half year 2022  results & Interim  Financial report:

Friday September 23, 2022  - before market trading

Annual Shareholders Meeting: Tuesday May 31, 2022 - 10h00 CET - Gaston Geenslaan 14, Leuven (Belgium).

  Financiële Agenda
  Crescent heeft de intentie om haar financiële informatie in 2022 op volgende data te publiceren:

Jaarresultaten 2021 en jaarverslag 2021:

vrijdag 29 April, 2022 – voor beurstijd

Half jaar 2022 resultaten en halfjaarlijks financieel verslag:

vrijdag 23 september, 2022  - voor beurstijd

Algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering: dinsdag 31 mei, 2022 - 10u00 CET - Gaston Geenslaan 14, Leuven (België).

 

 

 

+ Financial results

Financial News 2015 onwards - see Reports & Publications

 

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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 )
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  • 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)
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  • 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 )
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Financial News 2008 / Financieel Nieuws 2008

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Financial News 2006 / Financieel Nieuws 2006

 

Financial News 2005 / Financieel Nieuws 2005

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

  • Third Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
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  • First Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
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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 1.071.255.834 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

Op grond van artikel 18, §  2, d) van de Wet van 26 juni 2006 op de openbare aanbieding van beleggings­in­stru­menten en de toelating tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt, wordt de onderstaande gelijkwaardige informatie ter beschikking gesteld :

  1. Verslag van de raad van bestuur aangaande de inbrengen in natura (artikel 602, lid 1 W.Venn.)
  2. Verslag van de commissaris aangaande de inbrengen in natura (artikel 602, lid 1 W.Venn.)
  3. Verslag van de raad van bestuur overeenkomstig artikel 582 van het Wetboek van vennootschappenwaarbij een omstandige verantwoording wordt gegeven van de uitgifteprijs en de financiële gevolgen van de kapitaalverhoging door uitgifte van aandelen beneden de fractiewaarde van de bestaande aandelen.
  4. Verslag van de commissaris van de vennootschap overeenkomstig artikel 582 van het Wetboek van Vennootschappen waarin deze verklaart dat de in het verslag van de raad van bestuur opgenomen financiële en boekhoudkundige gegevens getrouw zijn en voldoende om de algemene vergadering voor te lichten.
  5. Bijkomend bijzonder verslag van de raad van bestuur overeenkomstig artikel 633 van het Wetboek van Vennootschappen.
  6. Fairness opinies inzake waardering Crescent NV (voorheen Option NV) en Crescent Ventures NV (voorheen Crescent NV)
  7. Notulen van de buitengewone algemene vergadering van 22 mei 2018
  8. Gecoördineerde statuten van de Vennootschap per 22 mei 2018
  9. Corporate governance charter van de Vennootschap
  10. Geconsolideerd Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014
  11. Geconsolideerd Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015
  12. Geconsolideerd Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2016
  13. Geconsolideerd Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2017
  14. Geconsolideerd Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2018
  15. Geconsolideerd Halfjaarrapport 2018
  16. Gecorrigeerde geconsolideerde Tabellen juni 2018
  17. Gepubliceerde jaarrekeningen van 2018, 2017 en 2016 van de ingebrachte beschreven vennootschappen:
  18. Persberichten sedert 1 januari 2015, incl. trading update Q1 2019 van 20 mei 2019

 

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 116.464.000  BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN - 27 juni 2017

(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 11.995.923,06
(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten   1.667.689.345
(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer)   1.667.689.345
     
Aandeelhouder (>3%)   %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding   31,5%
(B) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke   11,8%
(C) Jan Callewaert   7,8%
(D) Danlaw   6,1%

Laatste update: juli 2021

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE CRESCENT NV

(1) BASIC DATA
(a) Total share capital EUR 11,995,923.06 
(b) Total number of voting securities 1,667,689,345
(c) Total number of voting rights (= the denominator) 1,667,689,345
   
Shareholder (>3%) %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding 31.5%  
(B) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke 11.8%
(C) Jan Callewaert 7.8%
(D) Danlaw 6.1%

Last update:  July 2021

 

+ 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.

    • Declaration of interest / Kennisgeving 2019

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+ Shareholders’ meetings

Shareholders’ meeting 

Ordinary General Meeting - 31 May 2021

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 31 March 2021

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 29 May 2020

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 December 2019

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

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

Partnership deepens Option’s total broadband solutions offering

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 16, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it is has signed an agreement with Skinit, the leading provider of consumer electronics device personalization, to support network operators, companies selling mobile devices and end-users in making their mobile devices truly their own. The ability to personalize devices has been equated to the phenomena of customized ring tones, an entirely new industry created in 2003 which has grown tremendously. With this partnership, the ability to personalize all types of mobile devices has finally arrived and is being marketed to network operators in EMEA via the Option/Skinit Partnership. Additionally, Option will exclusively offer customizable/replaceable USB- modem covers to EMEA network operators and end users.

The agreement with Skinit fits perfectly with Option’s announcement of its new ultra customizable USB modem solution the iCON® XY. The iCON XY enables mobile operators to target different market segments with different levels of customization including branding, look & feel, packaging and software with just one device while reducing the cost and complexity of their supply chains. Being able to offer their end-users the choice of decoration is an extra level of customization and personalization for the mobile operators creating new revenue generating marketing and sales opportunities for their 3G devices and services as well as realizing again efficiencies in their supply chain.

Mobile operators will be able to quickly and easily select, create and order different decoration via a specific Option website that will include thousands of designs from the Skinit catalogue including their leading custom design tool which allows customers to personalize their device with photos or designs of their own. This extra level of device tailoring, ranging from mass production with micro customization to individual customization, enables network operators to serve the aftermarket. This creates additional business to build personalized solutions for their distribution channels such as MVNO’s, enterprise customers, local communities, sport clubs or for special occasions and events. Furthermore Option and Skinit will provide solutions to the network operators, retailers and other partners for setting up their own branded or co-branded Option/Skinit website.

Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

Partnership deepens Option’s total broadband solutions offering

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 16, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it is has signed an agreement with Skinit, the leading provider of consumer electronics device personalization, to support network operators, companies selling mobile devices and end-users in making their mobile devices truly their own. The ability to personalize devices has been equated to the phenomena of customized ring tones, an entirely new industry created in 2003 which has grown tremendously. With this partnership, the ability to personalize all types of mobile devices has finally arrived and is being marketed to network operators in EMEA via the Option/Skinit Partnership. Additionally, Option will exclusively offer customizable/replaceable USB- modem covers to EMEA network operators and end users.



The agreement with Skinit fits perfectly with Option’s announcement of its new ultra customizable USB modem solution the iCON® XY. The iCON XY enables mobile operators to target different market segments with different levels of customization including branding, look & feel, packaging and software with just one device while reducing the cost and complexity of their supply chains. Being able to offer their end-users the choice of decoration is an extra level of customization and personalization for the mobile operators creating new revenue generating marketing and sales opportunities for their 3G devices and services as well as realizing again efficiencies in their supply chain.



Mobile operators will be able to quickly and easily select, create and order different decoration via a specific Option website that will include thousands of designs from the Skinit catalogue including their leading custom design tool which allows customers to personalize their device with photos or designs of their own. This extra level of device tailoring, ranging from mass production with micro customization to individual customization, enables network operators to serve the aftermarket. This creates additional business to build personalized solutions for their distribution channels such as MVNO’s, enterprise customers, local communities, sport clubs or for special occasions and events. Furthermore Option and Skinit will provide solutions to the network operators, retailers and other partners for setting up their own branded or co-branded Option/Skinit website.



Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

Partnership verbreedt Option’s totaalaanbod voor mobiele breedbandoplossingen

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LEUVEN, België – 16 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag aan dat het een overeenkomst heeft afgesloten met Skinit, een belangrijke speler in de markt van het personaliseren van consumentenelektronica, om netwerkoperatoren, bedrijven die mobiele toestellen commercialiseren en eindgebruikers te ondersteunen om van hun mobiele toestel echt helemaal hun eigen toestel te maken. De mogelijkheid om toestellen te personaliseren vertoont gelijkenissen met het fenomeen van gepersonaliseerde beltonen, een nieuwe markt die in 2003 ontstond en sindsdien een bijzonder sterke groei kende. Door het partnership Option/Skinit kunnen eindelijk alle soorten mobiele toestellen gepersonaliseerd worden en aangeboden worden aan mobiele operatoren in EMEA. Option zal exclusief aanpasbare en vervangbare USB-modem bedekkingen aanbieden aan netwerk operatoren in EMEA en aan eindgebruikers.



De overeenkomst met Skinit past perfect in Option’s lancering van de nieuwe, ultra-aanpasbare USB-modem iCON® XY. Deze iCON XY geeft mobiele operatoren de mogelijkheid om verschillende marktsegmenten aan te spreken met verschillende personaliseringsniveaus, zoals branding, look & feel, verpakking en software, en dat met een en hetzelfde toestel, wat de kost en de complexiteit van de supply chain doet afnemen.



De mogelijkheid om eindgebruikers de keuze te laten uit verschillende versieringen betekent een nieuwe stap voor mobiele operatoren op het vlak van personalisatie, wat hen nieuwe en extra omzet generende opportuniteiten voor marketing en verkoop van hun 3G-toestellen en -diensten oplevert terwijl ze tegelijkertijd de efficiëntie van hun supply chain kunnen verhogen.



Mobiele operatoren zullen snel en eenvoudig verschillende versieringen kunnen kiezen, creëren en bestellen via een speciale Option website, met daarop ook duizenden designs uit de catalogus van Skinit inclusief hun toonaangevende software om ontwerpen die klanten toelaat om hun toestel te personaliseren met hun eigen foto’s of andere tekeningen. Dit extra niveau van customizatie van producten, gaande van massaproductie met micropersonalisatie tot individuele personalisatie, geeft mobiele netwerkoperatoren de mogelijkheid om extra business in naverkoop te generen. Door gepersonaliseerde diensten aan te bieden voor hun distributiekanalen, zoals MVNO’s, bedrijfsklanten, lokale communities, sportclubs of zelfs voor speciale gelegenheden en events wordt extra business gecreeërd. Verder zullen Option en Skinit oplossingen aanbieden voor mobiele netwerkoperatoren, retailers en andere partners om hiervoor hun eigen website te creëren, al dan niet met hun eigen branding of co-branded met Option/Skinit.



Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ‘s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15–18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in Hall 2, Stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: contacteer Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, België – 15 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag de nieuwste versie van zijn geavanceerde connection management software aan. Tegelijk maakte het bedrijf bekend dat het de nieuwe connection manager van de netwerkoperator Telenor Norway bouwt op basis van het uCAN® Connect platform. uCAN Connect verlaagt de kosten en verhoogt de klanttevredenheid dankzij extreem eenvoudige ondersteuning voor verschillende skins, talen en instellingen. Zo kunnen operatoren de gebruikerservaring afstemmen op elk specifiek marktsegment. Bovendien kunnen ze dankzij deze nieuwe versie het gegevensverkeer op hun 3G-netwerken verlagen door het af te leiden naar beschikbare Wi-Fi-netwerken. De software wordt voorgesteld op de Option-stand (Hal 2, Stand 2J54) tijdens het Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spanje, 15-18 februari).

Option ontwikkelde het connection management platform uCAN Connect voor netwerkoperatoren die voortdurend moeten kiezen tussen complexe connection management oplossingen die doorgaans toegespitst zijn op enterprise klanten of specifieke software van elke hardwarefabrikant afzonderlijk. Geen van beide oplossingen beantwoordt aan de vraag van de operatoren naar een eenvoudige, modulair en gebruiks- en ondersteuningsvriendelijke connection manager die ze snel kunnen afstemmen op hun verschillende kanalen: regionale operatorbedrijven, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) en resellers.

Dankzij een unieke mix van functionaliteiten verlaagt uCAN Connect de kosten van een connection manager:

  • Dankzij de Smart Skinning Engine van uCAN Connect kan een operator vanuit één gepersonaliseerd bestand en zonder de kern van het product te wijzigen de gebruikersinterface (logo, achtergrond, knoppen, taal, hyperlinks, enz.) en alle bepalende instellingen (APN en andere netwerkspecifieke instellingen) afstemmen op een specifiek kanaal.
  • uCAN Connect is echt multiplatform. Eén code werkt op alle platformen. Persoonlijke instellingen die werden ontwikkeld voor één besturingssysteem (Windows, Mac OS of Linux), kunnen ongewijzigd worden overgeplaatst naar alle andere ondersteunde platformen. Dankzij de combinatie van één product met dezelfde GUI voor alle besturingssystemen en de Smart Skinning Engine hebben de operatoren maar één softwareversie nodig die alle besturingssystemen ondersteunt en alle verschillende nevenmerken en talen bevat. Zo dalen de test- en ondersteuningskosten, en stijgt de flexibiliteit. Bovendien halen operatoren zo op alle platformen het maximum uit een eenmalige investering in specifieke functionaliteiten.
  • uCAN Connect bevat een modulaire interface voor modemhardware, waardoor nieuwe producten (van Option of andere bedrijven) ondersteund kunnen worden met minimale kosten en tests.
  • Dankzij de modulaire structuur van uCAN Connect kunnen operatoren desgewenst met optionele toepassingspakketten extra functies toevoegen aan het standaardsysteem.

Jan Callewaert, CEO van Option: “Ons nieuwe uCAN Connect softwareplatform is het resultaat van onze jarenlange ervaring met de echte problemen waarmee mobiele operatoren te maken krijgen. Operatoren zoals Telenor waarderen echt de toegevoegde waarde en het rendement van ons softwareplatform. Software is een essentieel onderdeel van onze strategie om onze klanten geïntegreerde 3G-oplossingen te bieden. Firmware, connection management systemen en toepassingen zijn drie software gebieden waar we al heel wat bewezen hebben en waar we onze inspanningen opdrijven. Dankzij een sterke reeks producten die een antwoord bieden op echte problemen, kunnen we nog meer waardevolle oplossingen bieden aan onze klanten.”

Knut Haakon Nilsen, Director Product Development van Telenor Norway: “Telenor koos het softwareplatform uCAN Connect van Option als basis van zijn nieuwe connection manager omwille van de uitgebreide toepassingen. En omdat we zo daadwerkelijk geld besparen wanneer we ons systeem invoeren en ondersteunen. Dankzij de Smart Skinning Engine krijgen we echt de vrijheid om de software af te stemmen op onze verschillende doelgroepen.”

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Meer informatie over uCAN® Connect:

Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ’s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15-18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in Hall 2, Stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: neem contact op met Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel. +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 15, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced the latest version of its cutting-edge connection management software platform. At the same time the Company announces that is working with Telenor Norway to develop the network operator’s new connection manager based upon the uCAN® Connect platform. uCAN Connect reduces costs and increases customer satisfaction by extremely simple support for different branded skins, languages & settings allowing operators to target different market segments with a customized experience. The new version allows operators to reduce data traffic on their 3G networks by off-loading it onto available Wi-Fi networks. The software will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress (Spain, Barcelona February 15 – 18) at the Option booth Hall 2, booth 2J54.

uCAN Connect is the connection management platform Option developed for network operators facing the choice between complex connection manager solutions generally focussed on enterprise customers or utility software from each hardware manufacturer. In both cases the solutions do not meet operator’s requirements for a simple, modular and easy to use and easy to support connection manager that can be quickly customized to meet the needs of their different channels: regional operating companies, Mobile Virtual Mobile Operator’s (MVNOs) and resellers.

uCAN Connect reduces the management costs associated with a connection manager through a unique combination of features:

  • uCAN Connect’s Smart Skinning Engine allows the user interface (logo, background, buttons, language, hyperlinks, etc.) and all provisioning settings (APN, and other network specific settings) to be customized for a specific operator channel from one customization file without any change to the core product.
  • uCAN Connect is truly cross platform. A single code base supports all platforms. Customizations developed on one supported operating system (Windows, Mac OS or Linux) can be moved without change to all other supported platforms. The combination of having one product build with the same GUI for all OS and the Smart Skinning Engine, allows operators to have one single software version, supporting different OS and including its different affiliate brands and languages. This reduces testing and support costs, increases flexibility and leverages any operator specific feature investments across all platforms.
  • uCAN Connect incorporates a modular interface to modem hardware allowing new devices (Option or third party devices) to be supported with minimum cost and testing.
  • uCAN Connect’s modular structure also allows the use of optional feature packs to add functionality to the core connection manager when an operator requires it.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “Our new uCAN Connect software platform builds upon many years of experience within our Company of the real problems faced by mobile network operators. Operators like Telenor clearly appreciate the value and the return on investment our software platform brings to them. Software is a cornerstone in Option’s strategy to provide integrated 3G solutions to its customers. Firmware, connection management and applications are the three software areas where we already have a strong track record or where we are intensifying our efforts. A strong series of products that focus on real world problems will enable us to deliver more valuable solutions to our customers.”

Knut Haakon Nilsen, Director Product Development Telenor Norway, said: “Telenor chose to base our new connection manager on Option’s uCAN Connect software platform because of its great usability features and the fact that we’ll actually be able to reduce costs when deploying and supporting our connection manager. The Smart Skinning Engine really gives us the flexibility to customize the software towards the different audiences we want to target. ”

NOTE TO EDITORS
More information about uCAN® Connect:

Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, België – 15 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag aan dat het een nieuwe en ultra-aanpasbare USB-modem heeft gelanceerd: de iCON® XY. Dankzij deze oplossing kunnen mobiele operatoren met de hulp van maar één toestel verschillende personaliseringsniveaus – bij bijvoorbeeld de branding, look & feel, verpakking en software – toepassen op verschillende marktsegmenten. Dit terwijl ze de kosten en complexiteit van hun supply chain verlagen.

De iCON XY is een totaaloplossing op het vlak van mobiele breedband: hardware, software en een vereenvoudigde supply chain in één oplossing. Deze HSPA-modem bereikt snelheden tot 7,2 Mbps (dowloaden) en 5,76 Mbps (uploaden). Hij is bijzonder dun, en is uitgerust met een nieuwe en draaibare USB-aansluiting die plezierig is om te gebruiken en een micro-SD-sleuf om content en toepassingen op te slaan, zoals documenten en muziek- of videobestanden. Bovendien beschikt deze modem over de Zero-CD® Plug’n Play technologie en het revolutionaire uCAN® Connect verbindingsbeheerplatform van Option. Die zorgen voor een vlotte en eenvoudige gebruikerservaring, waardoor de onderhouds- en ondersteuningskosten dalen.

Wat deze USB-modem echt speciaal maakt, is dat hij werd ontwikkeld als rechtstreeks antwoord op de toenemende vraag van netwerkoperatoren naar USB-modems die massapersonalisering mogelijk maken.

De iCON XY helpt operatoren om de complexiteit en kosten van hun supply chain te verlagen. Dat is erg belangrijk nu er almaar meer en almaar complexere distributiekanalen bijkomen (Virtuele Mobiele Netwerk Operatoren, SIM-distributeurs op de retailmarkt, bedrijfsklanten, enz.). Dankzij de iCON XY stemmen operatoren hun producten snel en kostefficiënt af op de bestellingen uit die verschillende kanalen. De flexibiliteit en aanpasbaarheid van dit product (hardware, verpakking en software) maken het ook mogelijk om specifieke marktsegmenten (bijv. communities, evenementen, fanclubs, enz.) op een nieuwe manier te benaderen.

Zodra ze de iCON XY in handen krijgen, kunnen individuele klanten deze USB-modem bovendien verfraaien met eigen foto’s en ontwerpen. Zo worden ze gestimuleerd om dit toestel langer te gebruiken.

Dankzij de combinatie van één basisproduct en dynamisch aanpasbare software en hulpmiddelen voor de supply chain kunnen operatoren spiksplinternieuwe oplossingen op de markt brengen. In één moeite vereenvoudigen ze hun volledige supply chain en besparen ze geld.

Jan Callewaert, CEO bij Option: “De iCON XY is een uitstekend bewijs van hoe we op basis van onze kennis van de mobiele-breedbandmarkt producten kunnen ontwikkelen die een uitgesproken toegevoegde waarde bieden aan mobiele operatoren. De iCON XY helpt operatoren om te groeien. Want hij maakt het mogelijk om eenvoudig specifieke markten en kanalen te bespelen, zonder dat de kosten voor ondersteuning en de supply chain de pan uit rijzen. De combinatie van het grote aantal aanpassingsmogelijkheden van de iCON XY en de vereenvoudigde supply chain processen, is uniek op de markt.”

NOOT VOOR JOURNALISTEN
Meer informatie over de iCON® XY:

Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ’s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15-18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in Hall 2, Stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: neem contact op met Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel. +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 15, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it has launched a new and highly customizable USB modem solution, the iCON® XY enabling mobile network operators to target different market segments with different levels of customization including branding, look & feel, packaging and software with just one device while reducing the cost and complexity of their supply chains.

The iCON XY is a full mobile broadband solution combining hardware, software and a simplified supply chain process in one solution. The device itself, an HSPA modem reaching down- and upload speeds up to 7.2Mbps and 5.76Mbps, is very slim, has a new fun to use swivel USB connector and a micro-SD slot for storing applications and content such as documents, music files or video files. It also comes with Option’s Zero-CD® Plug’n Play technology and ground breaking uCAN® Connect connection manager platform which provide a smooth and simple customer experience reducing service and support costs.

But what really makes this USB modem special is that it has been developed in direct response to the growing demands from network operators to have USB modems that support mass customization.

The iCON XY helps operators reduce the complexity and cost of their supply chain as they grow their increasingly complex distribution channels (Mobile Virtual Network Operators, retail SIM distributors, enterprise customers, etc.). The iCON XY solution allows operators to quickly and cost effectively match their channel orders to the right product.

The flexibility of the customization possible with the product (hardware, packaging & software) also creates new opportunities to target specific market segments (i.e. specific communities, events, fan clubs, etc.).

Finally iCON XY can be personalized by individual customers after purchase with their own images and designs encouraging them to keep the product longer.

One base product combined with dynamically skinnable software and supply chain tools empowers operators to bring radically different propositions to market while simplifying their total supply chain and saving money in the process.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option commented on the announcement: “The iCON XY is a great demonstration of how Option’s mobile broadband market knowledge enables us to bring to market products that deliver compelling new value for mobile network operators. iCON XY supports operators’ business growth by letting them to easily target specific markets and channels without excessive support and supply chain costs. The broad range customization possibilities the iCON XY offers, combined with a simplified supply chain processes is unique in the market.”

NOTE TO EDITORS
More information about iCON® XY:

Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 15, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that it has launched a new and highly customizable USB modem solution, the iCON® XY enabling mobile network operators to target different market segments with different levels of customization including branding, look & feel, packaging and software with just one device while reducing the cost and complexity of their supply chains.



The iCON XY is a full mobile broadband solution combining hardware, software and a simplified supply chain process in one solution. The device itself, an HSPA modem reaching down- and upload speeds up to 7.2Mbps and 5.76Mbps, is very slim, has a new fun to use swivel USB connector and a micro-SD slot for storing applications and content such as documents, music files or video files. It also comes with Option’s Zero-CD® Plug’n Play technology and ground breaking uCAN® Connect connection manager platform which provide a smooth and simple customer experience reducing service and support costs.



But what really makes this USB modem special is that it has been developed in direct response to the growing demands from network operators to have USB modems that support mass customization.



The iCON XY helps operators reduce the complexity and cost of their supply chain as they grow their increasingly complex distribution channels (Mobile Virtual Network Operators, retail SIM distributors, enterprise customers, etc.). The iCON XY solution allows operators to quickly and cost effectively match their channel orders to the right product.



The flexibility of the customization possible with the product (hardware, packaging & software) also creates new opportunities to target specific market segments (i.e. specific communities, events, fan clubs, etc.).



Finally iCON XY can be personalized by individual customers after purchase with their own images and designs encouraging them to keep the product longer.



One base product combined with dynamically skinnable software and supply chain tools empowers operators to bring radically different propositions to market while simplifying their total supply chain and saving money in the process.



Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option commented on the announcement: “The iCON XY is a great demonstration of how Option’s mobile broadband market knowledge enables us to bring to market products that deliver compelling new value for mobile network operators. iCON XY supports operators’ business growth by letting them to easily target specific markets and channels without excessive support and supply chain costs. The broad range customization possibilities the iCON XY offers, combined with a simplified supply chain processes is unique in the market.”





NOTE TO EDITORS

More information about iCON® XY:

    

Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, België – 15 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag aan dat het een nieuwe en ultra-aanpasbare USB-modem heeft gelanceerd: de iCON® XY. Dankzij deze oplossing kunnen mobiele operatoren met de hulp van maar één toestel verschillende personaliseringsniveaus – bij bijvoorbeeld de branding, look & feel, verpakking en software – toepassen op verschillende marktsegmenten. Dit terwijl ze de kosten en complexiteit van hun supply chain verlagen.



De iCON XY is een totaaloplossing op het vlak van mobiele breedband: hardware, software en een vereenvoudigde supply chain in één oplossing. Deze HSPA-modem bereikt snelheden tot 7,2 Mbps (dowloaden) en 5,76 Mbps (uploaden). Hij is bijzonder dun, en is uitgerust met een nieuwe en draaibare USB-aansluiting die plezierig is om te gebruiken en een micro-SD-sleuf om content en toepassingen op te slaan, zoals documenten en muziek- of videobestanden. Bovendien beschikt deze modem over de Zero-CD® Plug’n Play technologie en het revolutionaire uCAN® Connect verbindingsbeheerplatform van Option. Die zorgen voor een vlotte en eenvoudige gebruikerservaring, waardoor de onderhouds- en ondersteuningskosten dalen.



Wat deze USB-modem echt speciaal maakt, is dat hij werd ontwikkeld als rechtstreeks antwoord op de toenemende vraag van netwerkoperatoren naar USB-modems die massapersonalisering mogelijk maken.



De iCON XY helpt operatoren om de complexiteit en kosten van hun supply chain te verlagen. Dat is erg belangrijk nu er almaar meer en almaar complexere distributiekanalen bijkomen (Virtuele Mobiele Netwerk Operatoren, SIM-distributeurs op de retailmarkt, bedrijfsklanten, enz.). Dankzij de iCON XY stemmen operatoren hun producten snel en kostefficiënt af op de bestellingen uit die verschillende kanalen. De flexibiliteit en aanpasbaarheid van dit product (hardware, verpakking en software) maken het ook mogelijk om specifieke marktsegmenten (bijv. communities, evenementen, fanclubs, enz.) op een nieuwe manier te benaderen.



Zodra ze de iCON XY in handen krijgen, kunnen individuele klanten deze USB-modem bovendien verfraaien met eigen foto’s en ontwerpen. Zo worden ze gestimuleerd om dit toestel langer te gebruiken.



Dankzij de combinatie van één basisproduct en dynamisch aanpasbare software en hulpmiddelen voor de supply chain kunnen operatoren spiksplinternieuwe oplossingen op de markt brengen. In één moeite vereenvoudigen ze hun volledige supply chain en besparen ze geld.



Jan Callewaert, CEO bij Option: “De iCON XY is een uitstekend bewijs van hoe we op basis van onze kennis van de mobiele-breedbandmarkt producten kunnen ontwikkelen die een uitgesproken toegevoegde waarde bieden aan mobiele operatoren. De iCON XY helpt operatoren om te groeien. Want hij maakt het mogelijk om eenvoudig specifieke markten en kanalen te bespelen, zonder dat de kosten voor ondersteuning en de supply chain de pan uit rijzen. De combinatie van het grote aantal aanpassingsmogelijkheden van de iCON XY en de vereenvoudigde supply chain processen, is uniek op de markt.”





NOOT VOOR JOURNALISTEN

Meer informatie over de iCON® XY:

   

Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ’s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15-18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in Hall 2, Stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: neem contact op met Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel. +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com 

 

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 15, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced the latest version of its cutting-edge connection management software platform. At the same time the Company announces that is working with Telenor Norway to develop the network operator’s new connection manager based upon the uCAN® Connect platform. uCAN Connect reduces costs and increases customer satisfaction by extremely simple support for different branded skins, languages & settings allowing operators to target different market segments with a customized experience. The new version allows operators to reduce data traffic on their 3G networks by off-loading it onto available Wi-Fi networks. The software will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress (Spain, Barcelona February 15 – 18) at the Option booth Hall 2, booth 2J54.

uCAN Connect is the connection management platform Option developed for network operators facing the choice between complex connection manager solutions generally focussed on enterprise customers or utility software from each hardware manufacturer. In both cases the solutions do not meet operator’s requirements for a simple, modular and easy to use and easy to support connection manager that can be quickly customized to meet the needs of their different channels: regional operating companies, Mobile Virtual Mobile Operator’s (MVNOs) and resellers.

uCAN Connect reduces the management costs associated with a connection manager through a unique combination of features:

  • uCAN Connect’s Smart Skinning Engine allows the user interface (logo, background, buttons, language, hyperlinks, etc.) and all provisioning settings (APN, and other network specific settings) to be customized for a specific operator channel from one customization file without any change to the core product.
  • uCAN Connect is truly cross platform. A single code base supports all platforms. Customizations developed on one supported operating system (Windows, Mac OS or Linux) can be moved without change to all other supported platforms. The combination of having one product build with the same GUI for all OS and the Smart Skinning Engine, allows operators to have one single software version, supporting different OS and including its different affiliate brands and languages. This reduces testing and support costs, increases flexibility and leverages any operator specific feature investments across all platforms.
  • uCAN Connect incorporates a modular interface to modem hardware allowing new devices (Option or third party devices) to be supported with minimum cost and testing.
  • uCAN Connect’s modular structure also allows the use of optional feature packs to add functionality to the core connection manager when an operator requires it.

   
Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “Our new uCAN Connect software platform builds upon many years of experience within our Company of the real problems faced by mobile network operators. Operators like Telenor clearly appreciate the value and the return on investment our software platform brings to them. Software is a cornerstone in Option’s strategy to provide integrated 3G solutions to its customers. Firmware, connection management and applications are the three software areas where we already have a strong track record or where we are intensifying our efforts. A strong series of products that focus on real world problems will enable us to deliver more valuable solutions to our customers.”

Knut Haakon Nilsen, Director Product Development Telenor Norway, said: “Telenor chose to base our new connection manager on Option’s uCAN Connect software platform because of its great usability features and the fact that we’ll actually be able to reduce costs when deploying and supporting our connection manager. The Smart Skinning Engine really gives us the flexibility to customize the software towards the different audiences we want to target. ”

NOTE TO EDITORS
More information about uCAN® Connect:

   
Option is at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, Booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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LEUVEN, België – 15 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag de nieuwste versie van zijn geavanceerde connection management software aan. Tegelijk maakte het bedrijf bekend dat het de nieuwe connection manager van de netwerkoperator Telenor Norway bouwt op basis van het uCAN® Connect platform. uCAN Connect verlaagt de kosten en verhoogt de klanttevredenheid dankzij extreem eenvoudige ondersteuning voor verschillende skins, talen en instellingen. Zo kunnen operatoren de gebruikerservaring afstemmen op elk specifiek marktsegment. Bovendien kunnen ze dankzij deze nieuwe versie het gegevensverkeer op hun 3G-netwerken verlagen door het af te leiden naar beschikbare Wi-Fi-netwerken. De software wordt voorgesteld op de Option-stand (Hal 2, Stand 2J54) tijdens het Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spanje, 15-18 februari).



Option ontwikkelde het connection management platform uCAN Connect voor netwerkoperatoren die voortdurend moeten kiezen tussen complexe connection management oplossingen die doorgaans toegespitst zijn op enterprise klanten of specifieke software van elke hardwarefabrikant afzonderlijk. Geen van beide oplossingen beantwoordt aan de vraag van de operatoren naar een eenvoudige, modulair en gebruiks- en ondersteuningsvriendelijke connection manager die ze snel kunnen afstemmen op hun verschillende kanalen: regionale operatorbedrijven, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) en resellers.



Dankzij een unieke mix van functionaliteiten verlaagt uCAN Connect de kosten van een connection manager:


  • Dankzij de Smart Skinning Engine van uCAN Connect kan een operator vanuit één gepersonaliseerd bestand en zonder de kern van het product te wijzigen de gebruikersinterface (logo, achtergrond, knoppen, taal, hyperlinks, enz.) en alle bepalende instellingen (APN en andere netwerkspecifieke instellingen) afstemmen op een specifiek kanaal.
  • uCAN Connect is echt multiplatform. Eén code werkt op alle platformen. Persoonlijke instellingen die werden ontwikkeld voor één besturingssysteem (Windows, Mac OS of Linux), kunnen ongewijzigd worden overgeplaatst naar alle andere ondersteunde platformen. Dankzij de combinatie van één product met dezelfde GUI voor alle besturingssystemen en de Smart Skinning Engine hebben de operatoren maar één softwareversie nodig die alle besturingssystemen ondersteunt en alle verschillende nevenmerken en talen bevat. Zo dalen de test- en ondersteuningskosten, en stijgt de flexibiliteit. Bovendien halen operatoren zo op alle platformen het maximum uit een eenmalige investering in specifieke functionaliteiten.
  • uCAN Connect bevat een modulaire interface voor modemhardware, waardoor nieuwe producten (van Option of andere bedrijven) ondersteund kunnen worden met minimale kosten en tests.
  • Dankzij de modulaire structuur van uCAN Connect kunnen operatoren desgewenst met optionele toepassingspakketten extra functies toevoegen aan het standaardsysteem.

   

Jan Callewaert, CEO van Option: “Ons nieuwe uCAN Connect softwareplatform is het resultaat van onze jarenlange ervaring met de echte problemen waarmee mobiele operatoren te maken krijgen. Operatoren zoals Telenor waarderen echt de toegevoegde waarde en het rendement van ons softwareplatform. Software is een essentieel onderdeel van onze strategie om onze klanten geïntegreerde 3G-oplossingen te bieden. Firmware, connection management systemen en toepassingen zijn drie software gebieden waar we al heel wat bewezen hebben en waar we onze inspanningen opdrijven. Dankzij een sterke reeks producten die een antwoord bieden op echte problemen, kunnen we nog meer waardevolle oplossingen bieden aan onze klanten.”



Knut Haakon Nilsen, Director Product Development van Telenor Norway: “Telenor koos het softwareplatform uCAN Connect van Option als basis van zijn nieuwe connection manager omwille van de uitgebreide toepassingen. En omdat we zo daadwerkelijk geld besparen wanneer we ons systeem invoeren en ondersteunen. Dankzij de Smart Skinning Engine krijgen we echt de vrijheid om de software af te stemmen op onze verschillende doelgroepen.”





NOOT VOOR JOURNALISTEN

Meer informatie over uCAN® Connect:

   

Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ’s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15-18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in Hall 2, Stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: neem contact op met Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel. +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com

Geavanceerde 3G en EV-DO technologie laat gebruikers toe om altijd en overal eBooks te downloaden

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LEUVEN, België – 4 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag aan dat de mobiele oplossing van het bedrijf, gebaseerd op Gobi 2000, werd ingebouwd in de nieuwe DR800SG e-reader van IREX. Gobi 2000 is de eerste geïntegreerde module in zijn soort die wereldwijd supersnelle draadloze internettoegang biedt, dankzij de integratie van quad-band WCDMA en dual-band EV-DO draadloze netwerktechnologie. Option heeft IREX niet alleen ondersteund met de integratie van de draadloze module in de e-reader, maar ook nauw samengewerkt met de engineeringteams van IREX op het gebied van de RF-implementatie (Radio Frequency) en het verkrijgen van de FCC- en CE-certificatie voor de e-reader. Dit project is een mooi voorbeeld van de strategie van het bedrijf om draadloze broadband-oplossingen, inclusief software, hoogwaardige services en hardware, binnen het bereik te brengen van innovatieve fabrikanten van mobiele producten.

De Gobi 2000 oplossing, oorspronkelijk ontwikkeld door Qualcomm, omvat een uitgebreide reeks services, software en ondersteuning voor fabrikanten van mobiele producten, netwerkoperatoren en eindgebruikers. Voor fabrikanten biedt deze oplossing een afzonderlijke multistandaardmodule die de logistiek voor 3G/EV-DO geactiveerde producten aanzienlijk vereenvoudigt. De netwerkoperatoren krijgen de mogelijkheid om nieuwe wereldwijde draadloze broadband-diensten aan te bieden en de eindgebruikers ten slotte hebben het voordeel dat ze niet gebonden zijn aan een enkele mobiele technologie.

Dankzij de Gobi 2000 van Option kunnen IREX DR800SG-gebruikers genieten van uploadsnelheden van 5,76 Mbps (HSUPA) of 1,8 Mbps (EV-DO) en downloadsnelheden van 7,2 Mbps (HSDPA) of 3,1 Mbps (EV-DO), met de hoogste snelheid voor page refresh in het segment van de e-books. De DR800SG bevat een e-paper beeldscherm van 8,1 inch met pen-touch, een opslaggeheugen van 2 GB en een geheugenkaartuitbreiding. De gebruikers kunnen een overvloed aan digitale content downloaden, zoals boeken, kranten en tijdschriften van een uitgebreide reeks content stores, zoals Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore en NewspaperDirect’s newspaper store met meer dan 1.100 kranten. Het toestel ondersteunt onder meer de volgende bestandstypes: PDF, ePub, TXT, HTML, JPG en het Barnes & Noble formaat.
De IREX DR800SG is te verkrijgen in de Best Buy winkels in de VS.

Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ‘s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15–18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in hall 2, stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: contacteer Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com

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Voor meer informatie over de IREX DR800SG, ga naar:
http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr800, http://www.irexreader.eu, http://www.irexreader.com
Voor meer informatie over Option’s Gobi 2000, ga naar https://www.option.com/en/products/products/modules/gobi2000/

Advanced 3G and EV-DO Connectivity Enables Users to Download eBooks Anytime, Anywhere

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LEUVEN, Belgium – February 4, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that the Company’s mobile solution based on Gobi 2000 has been integrated into IREX’s new DR800SG e-reader. Gobi 2000 is the first embedded module of its kind to offer worldwide high-speed wireless Internet access, thanks to the integration of quad-band WCDMA and dual-band EV-DO network connection technology. Besides supporting IREX with the incorporation of the wireless module in the e-reader, Option also closely worked together with the IREX engineering teams on the RF (Radio Frequency) implementation and on getting FCC and CE certification for the e-reader. As such, this project is an example of the Company’s strategy to focus on bringing wireless broadband solution offerings, including software, high-value services and hardware, to innovative device manufacturers.

Originally developed by Qualcomm, Option’s Gobi 2000 solution provides a wide range of services, software and support for connected device manufacturers, network operators and end-users. For manufacturers, it provides a single multi-standard module that greatly simplifies the supply chain of 3G/EV-DO-enabled models; for network operators, it provides the opportunity to offer new global wireless broadband services and, finally, it gives end-users the distinct advantage of not being tied to any single mobile technology.

Option’s Gobi 2000 enables IREX DR800SG users to enjoy upload data rates of 5.76Mbps (HSUPA) or 1.8Mbps (EV-DO) and download rates of 7.2Mbps (HSDPA) or 3.1 Mbps (EV-DO), with the fastest page refresh in the e-book industry. The DR800SG features an 8.1 inch electronic paper display with pen-touch, 2GB of storage, and memory card expansion. Users can download a wealth of digital print content including books, newspapers and magazines from a wide variety of content stores including Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore and NewspaperDirect’s newspaper store with more than 1,100 newspapers. The device supports amongst others the following formats: PDF, ePub, TXT, HTML, JPG and Barnes & Noble format.
The IREX DR800SG is available from Best Buy stores in the US.

Option will be at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 475 92 55 82 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

NOTE TO EDITORS
For more information on the IREX DR800SG go to http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr800, http://www.irexreader.eu, http://www.irexreader.com
For more information on Option’s Gobi 2000, go to https://www.option.com/en/products/products/modules/gobi2000/

Advanced 3G and EV-DO Connectivity Enables Users to Download eBooks Anytime, Anywhere

pmtqraly

LEUVEN, Belgium – February 4, 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that the Company’s mobile solution based on Gobi 2000 has been integrated into IREX’s new DR800SG e-reader. Gobi 2000 is the first embedded module of its kind to offer worldwide high-speed wireless Internet access, thanks to the integration of quad-band WCDMA and dual-band EV-DO network connection technology. Besides supporting IREX with the incorporation of the wireless module in the e-reader, Option also closely worked together with the IREX engineering teams on the RF (Radio Frequency) implementation and on getting FCC and CE certification for the e-reader. As such, this project is an example of the Company’s strategy to focus on bringing wireless broadband solution offerings, including software, high-value services and hardware, to innovative device manufacturers.



Originally developed by Qualcomm, Option’s Gobi 2000 solution provides a wide range of services, software and support for connected device manufacturers, network operators and end-users. For manufacturers, it provides a single multi-standard module that greatly simplifies the supply chain of 3G/EV-DO-enabled models; for network operators, it provides the opportunity to offer new global wireless broadband services and, finally, it gives end-users the distinct advantage of not being tied to any single mobile technology.



Option’s Gobi 2000 enables IREX DR800SG users to enjoy upload data rates of 5.76Mbps (HSUPA) or 1.8Mbps (EV-DO) and download rates of 7.2Mbps (HSDPA) or 3.1 Mbps (EV-DO), with the fastest page refresh in the e-book industry. The DR800SG features an 8.1 inch electronic paper display with pen-touch, 2GB of storage, and memory card expansion. Users can download a wealth of digital print content including books, newspapers and magazines from a wide variety of content stores including Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore and NewspaperDirect’s newspaper store with more than 1,100 newspapers. The device supports amongst others the following formats: PDF, ePub, TXT, HTML, JPG and Barnes & Noble format.

The IREX DR800SG is available from Best Buy stores in the US.



Option will be at the Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event in the mobile communications industry (Spain, Barcelona – February 15 – 18 2010). Visit us in Hall 2, booth 2J54. Trade and technology journalists requesting interviews, please contact: Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, Tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, E-mail: j.pote@option.com



NOTE TO EDITORS

For more information on the IREX DR800SG go to http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr800, http://www.irexreader.euhttp://www.irexreader.com

For more information on Option’s Gobi 2000, go to https://www.option.com/en/products/products/modules/gobi2000/




Geavanceerde 3G en EV-DO technologie laat gebruikers toe om altijd en overal eBooks te downloaden

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LEUVEN, België – 4 februari 2010 – Option (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, kondigde vandaag aan dat de mobiele oplossing van het bedrijf, gebaseerd op Gobi 2000, werd ingebouwd in de nieuwe DR800SG e-reader van IREX. Gobi 2000 is de eerste geïntegreerde module in zijn soort die wereldwijd supersnelle draadloze internettoegang biedt, dankzij de integratie van quad-band WCDMA en dual-band EV-DO draadloze netwerktechnologie. Option heeft IREX niet alleen ondersteund met de integratie van de draadloze module in de e-reader, maar ook nauw samengewerkt met de engineeringteams van IREX op het gebied van de RF-implementatie (Radio Frequency) en het verkrijgen van de FCC- en CE-certificatie voor de e-reader. Dit project is een mooi voorbeeld van de strategie van het bedrijf om draadloze broadband-oplossingen, inclusief software, hoogwaardige services en hardware, binnen het bereik te brengen van innovatieve fabrikanten van mobiele producten.



De Gobi 2000 oplossing, oorspronkelijk ontwikkeld door Qualcomm, omvat een uitgebreide reeks services, software en ondersteuning voor fabrikanten van mobiele producten, netwerkoperatoren en eindgebruikers. Voor fabrikanten biedt deze oplossing een afzonderlijke multistandaardmodule die de logistiek voor 3G/EV-DO geactiveerde producten aanzienlijk vereenvoudigt. De netwerkoperatoren krijgen de mogelijkheid om nieuwe wereldwijde draadloze broadband-diensten aan te bieden en de eindgebruikers ten slotte hebben het voordeel dat ze niet gebonden zijn aan een enkele mobiele technologie.



Dankzij de Gobi 2000 van Option kunnen IREX DR800SG-gebruikers genieten van uploadsnelheden van 5,76 Mbps (HSUPA) of 1,8 Mbps (EV-DO) en downloadsnelheden van 7,2 Mbps (HSDPA) of 3,1 Mbps (EV-DO), met de hoogste snelheid voor page refresh in het segment van de e-books. De DR800SG bevat een e-paper beeldscherm van 8,1 inch met pen-touch, een opslaggeheugen van 2 GB en een geheugenkaartuitbreiding. De gebruikers kunnen een overvloed aan digitale content downloaden, zoals boeken, kranten en tijdschriften van een uitgebreide reeks content stores, zoals Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore en NewspaperDirect’s newspaper store met meer dan 1.100 kranten. Het toestel ondersteunt onder meer de volgende bestandstypes: PDF, ePub, TXT, HTML, JPG en het Barnes & Noble formaat.

De IREX DR800SG is te verkrijgen in de Best Buy winkels in de VS.



Option neemt deel aan het Mobile World Congress, ‘s werelds toonaangevende evenement op het gebied van mobiele communicatie (Spanje, Barcelona, 15–18 februari 2010). Bezoek ons in hall 2, stand 2J54. Journalisten die een interview wensen: contacteer Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations, tel +32 475 92 55 82 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +32 475 92 55 82      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: j.pote@option.com



NOOT VOOR DE REDACTIES

Voor meer informatie over de IREX DR800SG, ga naar:

http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr800, http://www.irexreader.euhttp://www.irexreader.com

Voor meer informatie over Option’s Gobi 2000, ga naar https://www.option.com/en/products/products/modules/gobi2000/


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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 452

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

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

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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 461

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 iCON 505 firmware and software upgrader

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505 M

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 711

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

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

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

04/01/2013 Driver installer package 5.1.36.0

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

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

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

04/01/2013 VIU² FAQ 1.1 in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

04/01/2013 VIU² Quick Start Guide

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

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

+ XYFI Power Extensions

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

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

+ Governance statement

Corporate Governance Statement (NL)

Download here

 

 

 

 
 
 

+ Board of directors

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

The Board of Directors is currently composed of four members, namely: Eric Van Zele (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Raju Dandu,  Martine Reynaers and Paul Matthijs.

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.

 

Martine Reynaers

In 1980, Martine started her career as Financial Analyst of Technicon in Paris, a subsidiary of the
American Revlon Group.
In 1982, she was appointed Financial Manager of Wexal International Ltd, an aluminium extrusion
company in Enniscorthy, Ireland.
In 1983, she moved to the Reynaers headquarters in Belgium, where she took up the position of
Financial Manager. From 1986 onwards, Martine has been the Managing Director of Reynaers until
June 2021 when she will retire from this position and take on the role of Chair of the Board.

 

Paul Matthijs

Next to holding several non-executive advisory positions, Paul Matthijs is COO of Vlerick Business School.  Prior to this, Paul Matthijs  was  CEO of Niko until 2019 and held several senior executive positions in R&D, product management and general management in the Medical Imaging and Entertainment division and the Retail and Advertising Venture of Barco. Mr. Matthijs' career at Barco spanned over 30 years.  He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from the Vlerick Business School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ 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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