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

 

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 )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2008 / Financieel Nieuws 2008

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Financial News 2007 / Financieel Nieuws 2007

  • Third Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )
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  • First 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 )
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  • 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 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

LEUVEN, Belgium – December 2, 2009 – Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 are expected to be in the range of EUR 20-25 million. These revenues combined with EUR 128 million for the first three quarters of 2009 will generate full year revenue in the range of EUR 148-153 million which is approximately 44% less than the full year 2008.

During the quarter a number of factors affected the indicated revenue. The key issues faced by the Company included continuing competitive pricing, continued weakness in the US dollar reducing the Euro value of that revenue and deeply discounted sales of products entering their end of life cycle.

Option anticipated that the fourth quarter of 2009 would continue to prove difficult as the company continues to transition its product portfolio and organization to an integrated software, services and hardware platform.

Option continues to believe that it is well positioned for 2010 due to:

  • The significant cost savings identified and implemented during 2009
  • The recently announced additional planned cost savings of EUR 20 million, the implementation of which has started including the recent closing of the Kamp-Lintfort facility as planned
  • The launch of its embedded module in the Plastic Logic e-book reader announced earlier this month as an indication of new opportunities in the consumer electronics market
  • The continued investment and customer interest in the Company’s uCAN software platform combined with the supply chain optimized and yet highly customizable USB devices to provide an integrated solution to operators
  • The anticipated strengthening of the balance sheet through the recently announced rights offering

 
Audited figures for the fourth quarter and the full year 2009 will be published on March 2, 2010.

LEUVEN, België – 2 december 2009 – Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat het verwacht dat de opbrengsten voor het vierde kwartaal van het fiscale jaar 2009 zullen uitkomen tussen de 20 en 25 miljoen EURO. Deze opbrengsten, in combinatie met de 128 miljoen EURO van de eerste drie kwartalen van 2009, zullen resulteren in een totale opbrengst op jaarbasis tussen de 148 en 153 miljoen EURO, wat ongeveer 44 % lager is in vergelijking met het volledige jaar 2008.

Tijdens dit kwartaal hebben een aantal factoren een invloed gehad op de aangegeven opbrengsten. Sleutelfactoren waarmee het bedrijf te maken kreeg, zijn onder meer de blijvende concurrentiële prijzen, de blijvende zwakke positie van de US dollar die zorgt voor een daling van de opbrengsten uitgedrukt in Euro en sterke kortingen bij de verkoop van producten die in hun ‘end of life’-fase zijn beland.

Option anticipeerde al dat ook het vierde kwartaal van 2009 zich als moeilijk aankondigde, terwijl het bedrijf verder werkt aan de transitie van de portfolio en organisatie naar een platform met de integratie van software, diensten en hardware.

Option blijft geloven dat het goed gepositioneerd is voor 2010 om volgende redenen:

  • De significante kostenbesparingen die geïdentificeerd en geïmplementeerd werden in 2009
  • De onlangs aangekondigde, extra geplande kostenbesparing van 20 miljoen EURO, waarvan de implementatie al is opgestart en waar de recente sluiting van de vestiging in Kamp-Linfort deel van uitmaakt
  • De eerder deze maand aangekondigde lancering van haar inbouwmodule in de e-bookreader van Plastic Logic is een indicatie dat er nieuwe opportuniteiten zijn in de markt van consumentenelektronica
  • De voortdurende investeringen en de interesse van klanten in het uCAN softwareplatform, gecombineerd met het optimaliseren van de supply chain en de toch zeer personaliseerbare USB-producten om geïntegreerde oplossingen voor operatoren aan te bieden
  • De verwachte versterking van de balans via de net aangekondigde rechten emissie.

  
Geauditeerde cijfers voor het vierde kwartaal en het volledige jaar 2009 zullen gepubliceerd worden op 2 maart 2010.

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 30, 2009 – Option today announces its intention to raise approximately EUR 20 million, by way of a public market transaction with non-statutory preferential rights to existing shareholders. It is expected that the subscription period will start on or about December 7th. The rights are expected to be tradable on Euronext Brussels. The detailed terms and conditions of the transaction will be announced in due time.



Jan Callewaert, both personally and through his wholly owned Pepper NV, represents 17.34 per cent of the company’s issued share capital and has the intention to exercise all his rights and to subscribe to the capital increase.



The proceeds from the capital increase will be used to strengthen the company’s capital structure, enable it to support the reorganization of its operations which is projected to cost EUR 7 million, and to continue the implementation of its new business strategy.



ING is acting as lead manager and bookrunner.

LEUVEN, België – 30 november 2009 – Option kondigt vandaag haar intentie aan om bij benadering EUR 20 miljoen op te halen door middel van een transactie op de publieke markt met niet-statutaire voorkeursrechten voor de bestaande aandeelhouders. Naar verwacht zal de inschrijvingsperiode starten op of rond 7 december. De rechten zullen naar verwachting verhandeld worden op Euronext Brussel. De gedetailleerde bepalingen en voorwaarden van de transactie zullen te gepasten tijde worden aangekondigd.



Jan Callewaert, die 17,34 procent van de aandelen van het bedrijf vertegenwoordigt – via zijn vennootschap Pepper NV en persoonlijk – heeft de intentie om al zijn rechten uit te oefenen en in te schrijven op de kapitaalsverhoging.



De opbrengsten van de kapitaalsverhoging zullen gebruikt worden om de kapitaalstructuur van het bedrijf te versterken, de reorganisatie van haar operaties te ondersteunen die naar schatting EUR 7 miljoen zal kosten en om de nieuwe business strategie te implementeren.



ING handelt als ‘lead manager’ en ‘bookrunner’.

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 30, 2009 – Option today announces its intention to raise approximately EUR 20 million, by way of a public market transaction with non-statutory preferential rights to existing shareholders. It is expected that the subscription period will start on or about December 7th. The rights are expected to be tradable on Euronext Brussels. The detailed terms and conditions of the transaction will be announced in due time.

Jan Callewaert, both personally and through his wholly owned Pepper NV, represents 17.34 per cent of the company’s issued share capital and has the intention to exercise all his rights and to subscribe to the capital increase.

The proceeds from the capital increase will be used to strengthen the company’s capital structure, enable it to support the reorganization of its operations which is projected to cost EUR 7 million, and to continue the implementation of its new business strategy.

ING is acting as lead manager and bookrunner.

LEUVEN, België – 30 november 2009 – Option kondigt vandaag haar intentie aan om bij benadering EUR 20 miljoen op te halen door middel van een transactie op de publieke markt met niet-statutaire voorkeursrechten voor de bestaande aandeelhouders. Naar verwacht zal de inschrijvingsperiode starten op of rond 7 december. De rechten zullen naar verwachting verhandeld worden op Euronext Brussel. De gedetailleerde bepalingen en voorwaarden van de transactie zullen te gepasten tijde worden aangekondigd.

Jan Callewaert, die 17,34 procent van de aandelen van het bedrijf vertegenwoordigt – via zijn vennootschap Pepper NV en persoonlijk – heeft de intentie om al zijn rechten uit te oefenen en in te schrijven op de kapitaalsverhoging.

De opbrengsten van de kapitaalsverhoging zullen gebruikt worden om de kapitaalstructuur van het bedrijf te versterken, de reorganisatie van haar operaties te ondersteunen die naar schatting EUR 7 miljoen zal kosten en om de nieuwe business strategie te implementeren.

ING handelt als ‘lead manager’ en ‘bookrunner’.

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 24, 2009 – Option, the wireless technology company, today announced that its GTM501, the world’s smallest 3G module and one of Option’s broadband wireless breakthroughs, will be used in MOTO Development Group’s Android 2.0 Media Platform (AMP) offering reduced time-to-market for next-generation multi-touch consumer and enterprise electronics device developers. This project further demonstrates the Option’s strategy to support innovative Original Equipment Manufacturers and Original Design Manufacturers integrating 3G connectivity. 



MOTO Development Group recently launched its AMP development platform for consumer and enterprise electronics designed to run Google’s Android™ 2.0 mobile operating system. Consumer Electronics (CE) companies can leverage MOTO’s full-featured and flexible Android Media Platform to facilitate user experience and interface prototyping, develop software, extend hardware capabilities and reduce time to market for high-volume 2011 Android mobile connected devices. MOTO’s 5” handheld AMP development platform running Android 2.0 and Texas Instruments’ OMAP processor is available for customization today; pocket and tablet form factor mobile computing and entertainment product utilizing next generation OMAP processors are in development for availability in 2010.



Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “We’re very happy to partner with MOTO Development Group on embedding 3G capabilities in their Android 2.0 Development Platform. Our GTM501 – the world’s smallest HSPA module – is ideally suited for this type of thin connected devices. It is Option’s core strength to provide a total 3G solution - including high valued services, software and hardware - to innovative companies like Moto.”



“MOTO’s Android development platform will help companies prototype, design software, and rapidly market the next generation connected devices that tap into web services, mobility, and internet functionality – all the factors driving innovation in consumer electronics today,” said J. Daniell Hebert, CEO of MOTO.





ABOUT MOTO ANDROID MEDIA PLATFORM (AMP)

AMP is a flexible and full-featured development platform designed to help customers accelerate product development and reduce time-to-market for their products. AMP facilitates user experience and interface prototyping, Android application software development, and fast-ramp, high-volume product development.



AMP Home Page: http://www.moto.com/amp



Specifications for MOTO Android Media Platform (AMP):

http://www.moto.com/amp/amp_specs.shtml





ABOUT MOTO

Founded in 1991, MOTO develops products and product / service strategies for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Our methodology combines deep expertise in technology and consumer experience with a pragmatic focus on making the decisions required to deliver products to market. We help companies focus on key elements of innovation that provide differentiation, compelling customer experience, and market value. MOTO maintains offices in San Francisco, California and Hong Kong SAR.

LEUVEN, België – 24 november 2009 – Option, de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, maakte vandaag bekend dat de GTM501, ’s werelds kleinste 3G-module en een van de belangrijkste innovaties van Option op het vlak van draadloze breedband, zal worden gebruikt in het Android 2.0 Media Platform (AMP) van MOTO Development Group dat bedoeld is om voor de ontwikkelaars van multi-touch consumenten- en bedrijfselektronica de time-to-market te verkorten. Dit project is opnieuw een voorbeeld van Option’s strategie om innovatieve OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) en ODM’s (Original Design Manufacturers) te ondersteunen bij de integratie van 3G-connectiviteit.



De MOTO Development Group heeft onlangs zijn AMP-ontwikkelingsplatform voorgesteld voor consumenten- en bedrijfselektronica die werken met Android™ 2.0, het mobiele besturingssysteem van Google. Producenten van consumentenelektronica (CE) kunnen het goed uitgeruste en flexibele Android Media Platform van MOTO inzetten om het gebruiksgemak te verhogen, interfaceprototypes te verbeteren, software te ontwikkelen, meer toepassingen toe te voegen aan hun hardware en de marktintroductietijd te verkorten van mobiele massaproducten die draaien op Android 2011. Het handheld AMP-ontwikkelingsplatform van MOTO (5 inch groot) – dat werkt met Android 2.0 en een OMAP-processor van Texas Instruments – is nu beschikbaar. Mobiele pc- en entertainmenttoestellen in pocket- en tabletvorm, die draaien op OMAP-processoren van de volgende generatie, worden momenteel ontwikkeld en zullen verkrijgbaar zijn in 2010.



Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “We zijn verheugd de MOTO Development Group te helpen met de integratie van 3G-mogelijkheden in hun Android 2.0 Development Platform. Onze GTM501 – ‘s werelds kleinste HSPA-module – is ideaal voor dit soort dunne, mobiele toestellen. Een volwaardige 3G-oplossing – inclusief diensten, software en hardware van topkwaliteit – bieden aan innovatieve bedrijven als MOTO, is een sterk punt van Option.”



“Dankzij het Android ontwikkelingsplatform van MOTO kunnen bedrijven prototypes maken, software ontwikkelen en kleine toestellen van de volgende generatie die uitblinken op het vlak van onlinediensten, mobiliteit en internettoepassingen, snel op de markt brengen. Al deze factoren vormen vandaag de motor van innovatie in de sector van de consumentenelektronica”, aldus J. Daniell Hebert, CEO bij MOTO.





OVER HET MOTO ANDROID MEDIA PLATFORM (AMP)

AMP is een flexibel en goed uitgerust ontwikkelingsplatform dat de productontwikkeling bij klanten versnelt en de marktintroductietijd van hun producten verkort. Dankzij het AMP verbetert het gebruiksgemak van de producten en is het eenvoudiger om interfacemodellen te maken. Bovendien wordt het gemakkelijker om software te ontwikkelen voor Android-toepassingen en verloopt de ontwikkeling van massaproducten veel sneller.



AMP startpagina: http://www.moto.com/amp



Technische specificaties van het MOTO Android Media Platform (AMP): 

http://www.moto.com/amp/amp_specs.shtml





OVER MOTO

MOTO werd opgericht in 1991 en ontwikkelt producten en product- en dienstenstrategieën voor beginnende ondernemingen en bedrijven uit de Fortune 500. We combineren een uitgebreide expertise op het vlak van technologie en gebruiksgemak met de pragmatische daadkracht die nodig is om producten op de markt te brengen. We helpen bedrijven om zich te concentreren op de belangrijkste aspecten van innovatie. Zo genieten ze van differentiatie en een mooie marktwaarde. En kunnen ze een meeslepende gebruikservaring bieden. MOTO heeft kantoren in San Francisco, Californië en Hong Kong.

LEUVEN, België – 24 november 2009 – Option, de specialist op het vlak van draadloze communicatie, maakte vandaag bekend dat de GTM501, ’s werelds kleinste 3G-module en een van de belangrijkste innovaties van Option op het vlak van draadloze breedband, zal worden gebruikt in het Android 2.0 Media Platform (AMP) van MOTO Development Group dat bedoeld is om voor de ontwikkelaars van multi-touch consumenten- en bedrijfselektronica de time-to-market te verkorten. Dit project is opnieuw een voorbeeld van Option’s strategie om innovatieve OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) en ODM’s (Original Design Manufacturers) te ondersteunen bij de integratie van 3G-connectiviteit.

De MOTO Development Group heeft onlangs zijn AMP-ontwikkelingsplatform voorgesteld voor consumenten- en bedrijfselektronica die werken met Android™ 2.0, het mobiele besturingssysteem van Google. Producenten van consumentenelektronica (CE) kunnen het goed uitgeruste en flexibele Android Media Platform van MOTO inzetten om het gebruiksgemak te verhogen, interfaceprototypes te verbeteren, software te ontwikkelen, meer toepassingen toe te voegen aan hun hardware en de marktintroductietijd te verkorten van mobiele massaproducten die draaien op Android 2011. Het handheld AMP-ontwikkelingsplatform van MOTO (5 inch groot) – dat werkt met Android 2.0 en een OMAP-processor van Texas Instruments – is nu beschikbaar. Mobiele pc- en entertainmenttoestellen in pocket- en tabletvorm, die draaien op OMAP-processoren van de volgende generatie, worden momenteel ontwikkeld en zullen verkrijgbaar zijn in 2010.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “We zijn verheugd de MOTO Development Group te helpen met de integratie van 3G-mogelijkheden in hun Android 2.0 Development Platform. Onze GTM501 – ‘s werelds kleinste HSPA-module – is ideaal voor dit soort dunne, mobiele toestellen. Een volwaardige 3G-oplossing – inclusief diensten, software en hardware van topkwaliteit – bieden aan innovatieve bedrijven als MOTO, is een sterk punt van Option.”

“Dankzij het Android ontwikkelingsplatform van MOTO kunnen bedrijven prototypes maken, software ontwikkelen en kleine toestellen van de volgende generatie die uitblinken op het vlak van onlinediensten, mobiliteit en internettoepassingen, snel op de markt brengen. Al deze factoren vormen vandaag de motor van innovatie in de sector van de consumentenelektronica”, aldus J. Daniell Hebert, CEO bij MOTO.

OVER HET MOTO ANDROID MEDIA PLATFORM (AMP)
AMP is een flexibel en goed uitgerust ontwikkelingsplatform dat de productontwikkeling bij klanten versnelt en de marktintroductietijd van hun producten verkort. Dankzij het AMP verbetert het gebruiksgemak van de producten en is het eenvoudiger om interfacemodellen te maken. Bovendien wordt het gemakkelijker om software te ontwikkelen voor Android-toepassingen en verloopt de ontwikkeling van massaproducten veel sneller.

AMP startpagina: http://www.moto.com/amp

Technische specificaties van het MOTO Android Media Platform (AMP):
http://www.moto.com/amp/amp_specs.shtml

OVER MOTO
MOTO werd opgericht in 1991 en ontwikkelt producten en product- en dienstenstrategieën voor beginnende ondernemingen en bedrijven uit de Fortune 500. We combineren een uitgebreide expertise op het vlak van technologie en gebruiksgemak met de pragmatische daadkracht die nodig is om producten op de markt te brengen. We helpen bedrijven om zich te concentreren op de belangrijkste aspecten van innovatie. Zo genieten ze van differentiatie en een mooie marktwaarde. En kunnen ze een meeslepende gebruikservaring bieden. MOTO heeft kantoren in San Francisco, Californië en Hong Kong.

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 24, 2009 – Option, the wireless technology company, today announced that its GTM501, the world’s smallest 3G module and one of Option’s broadband wireless breakthroughs, will be used in MOTO Development Group’s Android 2.0 Media Platform (AMP) offering reduced time-to-market for next-generation multi-touch consumer and enterprise electronics device developers. This project further demonstrates the Option’s strategy to support innovative Original Equipment Manufacturers and Original Design Manufacturers integrating 3G connectivity.

MOTO Development Group recently launched its AMP development platform for consumer and enterprise electronics designed to run Google’s Android™ 2.0 mobile operating system. Consumer Electronics (CE) companies can leverage MOTO’s full-featured and flexible Android Media Platform to facilitate user experience and interface prototyping, develop software, extend hardware capabilities and reduce time to market for high-volume 2011 Android mobile connected devices. MOTO’s 5” handheld AMP development platform running Android 2.0 and Texas Instruments’ OMAP processor is available for customization today; pocket and tablet form factor mobile computing and entertainment product utilizing next generation OMAP processors are in development for availability in 2010.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “We’re very happy to partner with MOTO Development Group on embedding 3G capabilities in their Android 2.0 Development Platform. Our GTM501 – the world’s smallest HSPA module – is ideally suited for this type of thin connected devices. It is Option’s core strength to provide a total 3G solution - including high valued services, software and hardware - to innovative companies like Moto.”

“MOTO’s Android development platform will help companies prototype, design software, and rapidly market the next generation connected devices that tap into web services, mobility, and internet functionality – all the factors driving innovation in consumer electronics today,” said J. Daniell Hebert, CEO of MOTO.

ABOUT MOTO ANDROID MEDIA PLATFORM (AMP)
AMP is a flexible and full-featured development platform designed to help customers accelerate product development and reduce time-to-market for their products. AMP facilitates user experience and interface prototyping, Android application software development, and fast-ramp, high-volume product development.

AMP Home Page: http://www.moto.com/amp

Specifications for MOTO Android Media Platform (AMP):
http://www.moto.com/amp/amp_specs.shtml

ABOUT MOTO
Founded in 1991, MOTO develops products and product / service strategies for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Our methodology combines deep expertise in technology and consumer experience with a pragmatic focus on making the decisions required to deliver products to market. We help companies focus on key elements of innovation that provide differentiation, compelling customer experience, and market value. MOTO maintains offices in San Francisco, California and Hong Kong SAR.

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 23, 2009 – Option today presented in more detail its strategy during an Analyst Briefing. During the meeting the Company reiterated its strategy to move towards integrated hardware, software and services solutions. In addition, the Company confirms indicating that its targeted revenues for 2010 will be approximately 20% higher compared to 2009. Finally the Company reconfirmed its previously announced intention to raise approximately EUR20 million in a capital raise before year-end.

LEUVEN, België – 23 november 2009 – Option heeft vandaag tijdens een Analisten Briefing haar strategie meer in detail voorgesteld. Tijdens de meeting heeft Option haar strategie om te evolueren naar het aanbieden van geïntegreerde oplossingen – gebaseerd op hardware, software en diensten – herhaald. Bijkomend bevestigde het bedrijf dat de omzetdoelstellingen voor 2010 circa 20% hoger zullen uitkomen vergeleken met 2009. Tot slot heeft Option haar eerder aangekondigde intentie herhaald om een kapitaalsverhoging van om en bij de EUR 20 miljoen te doen voor het einde van dit jaar. 

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 23, 2009 – Option today presented in more detail its strategy during an Analyst Briefing. During the meeting the Company reiterated its strategy to move towards integrated hardware, software and services solutions. In addition, the Company confirms indicating that its targeted revenues for 2010 will be approximately 20% higher compared to 2009. Finally the Company reconfirmed its previously announced intention to raise approximately EUR20 million in a capital raise before year-end.

LEUVEN, België – 23 november 2009 – Option heeft vandaag tijdens een Analisten Briefing haar strategie meer in detail voorgesteld. Tijdens de meeting heeft Option haar strategie om te evolueren naar het aanbieden van geïntegreerde oplossingen – gebaseerd op hardware, software en diensten – herhaald. Bijkomend bevestigde het bedrijf dat de omzetdoelstellingen voor 2010 circa 20% hoger zullen uitkomen vergeleken met 2009. Tot slot heeft Option haar eerder aangekondigde intentie herhaald om een kapitaalsverhoging van om en bij de EUR 20 miljoen te doen voor het einde van dit jaar. 

LEUVEN, Belgium – November 18, 2009 – Option, the wireless technology company, today announced that its GTM501, the world’s smallest HSPA module and one of Option’s broadband wireless breakthroughs, has been selected as the winner of the GSMA’s Embedded Mobile Module competition in the ‘Best Embedded Module in the High-Bandwidth Application’ category. The announcement was made today at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Hong-Kong. This award validates the market leading technology that makes the GTM501 the ideal 3G solution for new generation Internet devices such as e-readers, small mobile computing devices and connected cameras.



The GTM501 is the smallest and thinnest 3G HSPA module in the world (25mm x 30mm x 2.3mm). It has superior heat dissipation characteristics vital to designers of small connected devices and thanks to the state-of-the-art molding technique used it is one of the most solid and durable 3G modules on the market with excellent resistance to shock, vibration, extreme temperatures and humidity. On top of this, the module is shipping with market-leading download speeds up to 10.2Mbps. To support companies bringing to market innovative new products based on modules like the GTM501, Option provides a wide range of support services ranging from design guidance to help with certification.



Option is unique in bringing to the market such a broad solution for next generation Internet devices. Earlier this week Option announced that the GTM501 was selected by Plastic Logic for its newest eReader.



The Embedded Mobile competition is part of the GSMA’s Embedded Mobile initiative, which was launched in November 2008 to foster new business opportunities by bringing the benefits of continuous mobile connectivity to embedded devices. The first stage of the competition, which focused on embedded modules, has now ended by announcing the winners in the low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth categories at the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress. The second stage of the competition will focus on innovative service applications and solutions and the winners will be announced at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2010.



With this award, GSMA wishes to recognize the importance of this innovative new module in the market. In addition to its unique features and benefits, the GTM501’s price competitiveness, time to market and ease of deployment made it a clear winner in its category.



Supporting Quote:



“This award is clear evidence that Option designed, developed and brought to market a truly unique product that meets the requirements of device manufacturers seeking the best 3G solution for a wide range of thin mobile devices,” said Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option. “The GTM501 is one of the cornerstones in our strategy to provide total 3G solutions - including high valued services, software and hardware - to innovative companies.”

  

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11/04/2013 GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual

GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual - revised on 5th March 2012

+ Beemo

15/03/2013 Beemo datasheet

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+ Expansion Cards

+ GlobeSurfer iCON

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2

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

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11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 7.2 will be updated to:
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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

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

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18/03/2013 Dynamic DNS setup

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

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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

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04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

This document provides a description of how to configure an IPSec tunnel on
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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.
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04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Firmware R1N89

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

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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
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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.

 

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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

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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

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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 :
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    Windows software : GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
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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)

 

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

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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

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

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GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX E

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA E

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA W

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2 Ready E

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

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

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05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for modules

Version 3.0.0.866
Connection software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

+ GTM382 AWS

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM382 E

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM382 W

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM501

+ GTM601W/GTM609W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM661W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM671W/GTM679W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM681W/GTM689W

03/05/2013 Windows driver 1.0.5.3

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

03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

+ GTM809U

+ iCON 210

+ iCON 225

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ iCON 315

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

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

+ iCON 322

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC

GlobeTrotter Connect for MAX OSX 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ iCON 401

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

+ iCON 431

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 431 firmware and software upgrader

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 451

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

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

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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 452

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

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

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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 461

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 iCON 505 firmware and software upgrader

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505 M

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 711

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

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

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

04/01/2013 Driver installer package 5.1.36.0

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

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

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

04/01/2013 VIU² FAQ 1.1 in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

04/01/2013 VIU² Quick Start Guide

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

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

+ XYFI Power Extensions

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

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

+ Governance statement

Corporate Governance Statement (NL)

Download here

 

 

 

 
 
 

+ Board of directors

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

The Board of Directors is currently composed of 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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