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.

+ Latest Financials

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Openbaarmaking met toepassing van artikel 15 van de Wet van 2 mei 2007 (de Transparantiewet)

 

 

Leuven, België – 31 januari – 18u - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI)– heeft op 23 januari 2020 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen van Nanninga Beheer BV, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 3% werd onderschreden.

 

De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemelding zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Verwerving of overdracht van stemrechtverlenende effecten of stemrechten.

 

Kennisgeving door:

Een persoon die alleen kennis geeft

 

Kennisplichtige persoon:

Ulfret Nanninga voor Nanninga Beheer BV

 

Datum van drempelonderschrijding :

20/12/2019

 

Overschreden drempel

Hierdoor werd de drempel van 3% onderschreden.

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

1.604.939.345

 

Detail van de kennisgeving

 

Houder van stemrechten

Nanninga Beheer

Vorige kennisgeving

46.915.578 stemrechten

 

 

Meer details zijn beschikbaar op de website van CRESCENT:

www.opticrescent.com

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

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@opticrescent.com

www.opticrescent.com

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Openbaarmaking met toepassing van artikel 15 van de Wet van 2 mei 2007 (de Transparantiewet)

 

 

Leuven, België – 10 januari 2020 – 18u00, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) Zoals voorzien in de Agenda van de Bijzondere Algemene Vergadering van 20 december 2019, werd het maatschappelijk kapitaal van de vennootschap verhoogd met 6.044.145,16 EUR door inbreng van schuldvorderingen. Na voltooiing van deze kapitaalverhoging en de uitgifte van 236.099.420 nieuwe aandelen bedraagt het totale kapitaal van Crescent sinds 20 december 2019 9.902.047,52 EUR. Het kapitaal wordt vanaf diezelfde datum vertegenwoordigd door 1.604.939.345 volledig volgestorte gewone aandelen (=de noemer). Er zijn geen bevoorrechte aandelen. Elk van deze aandelen verleent één stemrecht op de Algemene Vergadering en deze aandelen vertegenwoordigen dus de noemer voor doeleinden van kennisgevingen in het kader van de transparantiereglementering (i.e. kennisgevingen ingeval van het bereiken, overschrijden of onderschrijden van de statutaire of wettelijke drempels). Naast de wettelijke drempels, voorzien de statuten van Crescent, met toepassing van artikel 15, §1 van de Transparantiewet, een bijkomende statutaire drempel van 3%.

Er zijn 675.000 warrants uitgegeven die bij uitoefening recht geven op telkens één aandeel. Houders van warranten hebben slechts een raadgevende stem op de Algemene Vergadering van aandeelhouders.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

Email: investor@opticrescent.com

www.opticrescent.com

www.option.com

 

OCCASIONAL PRESS RELEASE

 

Extra-ordinary General Meeting December 20, 2019

 

Leuven, Belgium – December 19, 2019 – 18h30, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI ) In the light of this Friday's Extra-ordinary General Meeting, CRESCENT wishes to point out the posting on its website of a fairness opinion for the appreciation of Crescent, and of the report art. 524 W.Venn., as well as a valuation report for the two acquired companies.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

OCCASIONEEL PERSBERICHT

 

 

Bijzondere Algemene Vergadering 20 december, 2019

 

Leuven, België – 19 december 2019 – 18u30, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) In het licht van de Bijzondere Algemene Vergadering van deze vrijdag, wenst CRESCENT te wijzen op de terbeschikkingstelling op haar website van een fairness opinie voor de waardering van Crescent, en van het verslag art. 524 W.Venn., evenals een waarderingsverslag voor de twee overgenomen vennootschappen.

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE EN VOORWETENSCHAP - Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering

Leuven, België – 20 november, 2019 – 8u00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI)

Crescent NV (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) zal een Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering bijeenroepen op 20 december 2019 met als belangrijkste agendapunten de goedkeuring van de acquisities van Crescent Smart Lighting BV en Livereachmedia Europe Bvba en een kapitaalverhoging door inbreng in natura van 6.044.145 EUR schulden in kapitaal. De uitgifteprijs van de nieuwe aandelen werd door de Raad van Bestuur bepaald op 0,0256 EUR.

Hierdoor zullen 236.099.445 nieuwe aandelen worden uitgegeven, waarvan de notering op Euronext onmiddellijk na de BAV van 20 december zal worden aangevraagd.

 

De oproeping wordt vandaag in het Belgisch Staatsblad en De Standaard gepubliceerd en de relevante verslagen van Raad van Bestuur en de Commissaris worden in de loop van de dag ter beschikking gesteld op de website.

 

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION - Extraordinary General Meeting 

Leuven, Belgium – November 20, 2019 – 8h00 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI)

Crescent NV (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting on December 20, 2019 with as main agenda items the approval of the acquisitions of Crescent Smart Lighting BV and Livereachmedia Europe Bvba and a capital increase through contribution in kind of EUR 6,044,145 in debt in capital. The issue price of the new shares was set by the Board of Directors at EUR 0.0256.

As a result, 236,099,445 new shares will be issued, the listing of which will be requested on Euronext immediately after the EGM of December 20.

 

The notice is published today in the Belgian Official Gazette and De Standaard and the relevant reports of the Board of Directors and the Auditor are made available on the website during the course of the day.

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE EN VOORWETENSCHAP

Crescent halfjaarresultaten 2019

 

Leuven, België – 30 september 2019 – 7u30 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

H1 Highlights

De omzet van de groep stijgt met 14% naar 8,9 miljoen EUR in vergelijking met 7,8 miljoen EUR in het eerste halfjaar van 2018

  • De EBITDA bedraagt 0,5 miljoen EUR in het eerste semester in vergelijking met 0,3 miljoen EUR in het eerste halfjaar van 2018
  • Begin juli heeft Crescent UEST NV overgenomen, (www.zembro.com)
  • De groep handhaaft haar vooruitzichten van een omzetgroei met dubbele cijfers voor 2019 met een positieve EBITDA

Resultaten van het eerste halfjaar

De omzet van de groep kwam uit op 8.903 k€, in vergelijking met 7.838 k€ in het eerste halfjaar van 2018 en een EBITDA van 525 k€, in vergelijking met 300 k€ in het eerste halfjaar van vorig jaar. De pro-forma omzet in het eerste halfjaar 2018 kwam uit op 9.966 k€ met een EBITDA van -508 k€. De pro-forma resultaten van de groep van 2018 worden voorgesteld alsof alle vennootschappen die op 30 juni 2019 in de consolidatiekring zijn opgenomen, een volledig halfjaar hebben bijgedragen tot de resultaten.

(De gerapporteerde omzet van 7.838 k€, zou dan in de pro-forma cijfers worden aangevuld met 1.335 k€ (de omzet van Crescent over de eerste vijf maanden), en de omzet van het eerste kwartaal van NE-IT van 793 k€ om in totaal uit te komen op 9.966 k€.)

Het netto-resultaat van de groep kwam uit op -452 k€, in vergelijking met -20.044 k€ in het eerste halfjaar van 2018, wat toen voornamelijk het gevolg was van de goodwill impairment van Crescent NV ten gevolge van de omgekeerde overname van 22 mei 2018.

De omzetten en EBITDA van de drie divisies waren in het eerste semester :

In de Solutions divisie droeg Crescent NV (het voormalige Option NV) 1,8 miljoen EUR bij tot de omzetstijging, evenwel bedroeg de pro-forma omzetstijging over de volledige zes maanden 0,5 miljoen EUR; de omzet van SAIT BV verminderde met 0,7 miljoen EUR. Wat de EBITDA betreft verslechterde deze van SAIT BV met 0,2 miljoen EUR tot -0,3 miljoen EUR, maar was er een verbetering met 0,3 miljoen EUR naar 0,4 miljoen EUR voor het semester bij Crescent NV, Het dient gezegd dat hierin een netto niet-recurrente opbrengst van 0.3 miljoen EUR is opgenomen. De pro-forma semesteriële EBITDA van Crescent NV verbeterde met 1,2 miljoen EUR.

De impact van de introductie van de nieuwe Cloudgate productfamilie op het eind van het tweede kwartaal wordt verwacht vanaf het vierde kwartaal de omzet verder in positieve zin te laten evolueren.

Voor SAIT BV werd het plan voor het tweede semester herschreven en een breakeven als objectief aangehouden.

De omzet in de divisie Services verbeterde voornamelijk doordat de activiteiten van Ne-IT Hosting en Automatisering BV voor het volledige semester werden opgenomen. Door de integratie van de IT services activiteiten van Any-IT, en 2 Invision Managed Services, inclusief de Belgische, kon de EBITDA met 0,2 miljoen EUR worden verbeterd.

De omzet van de Lighting divisie in het eerste halfjaar reflecteerde de algemene terughoudendheid in de Nederlandse thuismarkt. Verwacht wordt dat in de tweede helft van het jaar de vraag weer zal aantrekken, en dat ook de commerciële inspanningen in Zuid-Afrika tot orders zullen leiden.

Balans

Kapitaal

 

Bij besluit van de bijzondere Algemene vergadering van 20 juni jl.  werd het kapitaal van Crescent NV

verminderd van 32.446.419 EUR tot 3.857.902 EUR, ter aanzuivering voor eenzelfde bedrag van een deel van de overgedragen verliezen en werd eveneens besloten de uitgiftepremie zoals geplaatst op de onbeschikbare rekening "Uitgiftepremies", te verminderen met 17.608.896 EUR, om deze tot 0 EUR te herleiden, ter aanzuivering van een deel van de overgedragen verliezen.

Door deze balansherschikking wordt de Vennootschap Crescent NV niet langer als een onderneming in moeilijkheden beschouwd.

 

Op 30 juni 2019 waren de belangrijkste aandeelhouders:                                            

(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding

37,50%

(B) Jan Callewaert          

10,59%

(C) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke

10,29%

(D) Danlaw

7,59%

(E) Nanninga Beheer

3,43%

 

Na 30 juni ontving de Vennootschap een transparantieverklaring van de Heer Callewaert dat zijn aandelenbezit in Crescent 9,64% bedraagt op 6 augustus; Alychlo meldde verwerving van 20 miljoen bijkomende aandelen sinds 30 juni.

De bijgewerkte aandeelhoudersinformatie is te raadplegen op onze website.

Financiële schulden

Op 30 juni 2019 had de groep uitstaande financiële schulden van in totaal 6.100 k€. De stijging ten overstaan van de positie per eind december van 4.814 k€ wordt voornamelijk verklaard door de opname van de lease-verplichtingen door de eerste toepassing van IFRS 16, wat de financiële schuld met 1.899 k€  verhoogd heeft. Hiertegenover werden voor 1.877 k€ gebruiksrechten op activa toegevoegd in de vaste activa.

Werkkapitaal

 Het netto werkkapitaal daalde verder met 1,3 miljoen EUR, wat volledig wordt verklaard door de toegenomen schuld voor de verwerving van Any-IT en 2 Invision Managed Services BV. Dit bedrag is verschuldigd aan de Heer Van Zele.

 Raad van Bestuur

 In de Algemene Aandeelhoudersvergadering van 20 juni jl. werden volgende onafhankelijke bestuurders aangesteld voor een periode van zes jaar: Mevrouw Prof. dr. Liesbet VAN DER PERRE, S&S BVBA vast vertegenwoordigd Mevrouw Prof. dr. Sarah STEENHAUT en Mevrouw Lieve DECLERCQ. Verder werd ook MICHIELS INVEST & MANAGEMENT BVBA vast vertegenwoordigd door de Heer Johan MICHIELS benoemd.

Van Zele Holding NV, vast vertegenwoordigd door de Heer Eric VAN ZELE, CRESCEMUS BVBA vast

vertegenwoordigd door de heer Pieter BOURGEOIS EN DE Heer Raju DANDU werden herbenoemd voor een periode van zes jaar.

Overname Uest nv

De Groep heeft op 5 juli 2019 100% van de aandelen verworven in Uest NV. De overname kadert in de strategie van de Crescent groep om te groeien via geïntegreerde IoT oplossingen en een uitbreiding van het activiteitenportfolio. Uest NV produceert, verkoopt en ondersteunt persoonlijke alarmsystemen voor senioren onder de merknaam Zembro. Zembro heeft een software-serviceplatform ontwikkeld dat gekoppeld aan de knowhow van Crescent in andere markten zal ingezet worden. UEST NV zal vanaf het tweede semester bijdragen tot de omzet en EBITDA van de groep.

De overnames van Livereach Media Europe Bvba en Crescent Smart lighting BV werden nog niet formeel afgerond; verwacht wordt dat dit voor jaareinde zal gebeuren.

Risico’s en onzekerheden

De meeste van de risico’s en onzekerheden worden bepaald door de specifieke evolutie van de markten waarin Crescent actief is.

Door de omgekeerde overname in 2018 is de facto het risicoprofiel van de Vennootschap veranderd en gemiddeld afgenomen doordat zij nu in drie verschillende markten actief is met elk hun eigen specifieke risico’s. Uiteraard zal voor de drie segmenten de gebeurlijke verslechtering van de macro-economische toestand een mogelijke negatieve rol spelen die niet zou toelaten dat het ene segment de mindere resultaten van de andere volledig kan opvangen. Verder heeft de nieuwe samenstelling van de Groep ook gevolgen voor de continuïteit, ondanks de immer beperkte kaspositie, hebben de segmenten Service en Lighting aangetoond dat zij inherent kaspositief werken, en daardoor in staat zijn de negatieve resultaten van het segment Solutions op te vangen.

In de Services- activiteiten is er de voortdurende uitdaging tot aanwerving van voldoende en competente ICT-profielen, naast het voortdurend beheersen van de cyber-risico’s zowel in de interne ICT-infrastructuur als in deze van de klanten.

In het solutions segment en vooraleer in te gaan op de specifieke risico’s voor de sector waarin Crescent NV (voormalig Option NV) actief is, wenst de Vennootschap te wijzen op de cycliciteit van de telecommarkt waarin Aardingen Maro haar belangrijkste omzet vandaan haalt, en op de inherente risico’s eigen aan de projectbusiness van SAIT BV door haar eindverantwoordelijkheid als integrator van verkochte oplossingen.

De markt waarin Crescent NV actief is, wordt gekenmerkt door de snelle en opeenvolgende introducties van nieuwe technologieën. Deze brengen inherent een aantal uitdagingen mee, zoals het tijdig intern terbeschikking hebben van de nodige competenties om de aanpassingen te kunnen doen om de produkten prijs/kwalitatief concurrentieel te houden, en de externe inkoop waar nodig om toegang te houden tot technologielicenties binnen de uitgestippelde product-roadmap. Bovendien moet elke nieuw product dat in de markt wordt geïntroduceerd gecertificeeerd worden inzake straling, veiligheid en compatibiliteit met de gangbare operatornetwerken. Nonconformititeit in dit certificatieproces verhoogt het risico op bijkomende kosten, en gemiste inkomsten. Ondanks de wereldwijde groei van 18% in gateway verkopen in 2018, is de adoptie van IoT verschillend in de diverse werelddelen en vormt de juiste positionnering zowel wat type gateway als timing een uitdaging, en een risico inzake rendabiliteit. Binnen de contouren van deze IoT markt, blijft waakzaamheid geboden om in orde te blijven met de intellectuele eigendomsrechten van alle betrokkenen, zowel concurrenten, leveranciers als klanten. Indien de verwachte explosie van de Internet of Things markt zich doorzet, zal het aantal aan internet geconnecteerde toestellen een gigantische groei kennen waardoor ook het risico op hacking en security-incidenten exponentieel zal toenemen. De oplossingen die worden aangeboden zullen voortdurend moeten rekening houden met deze cyberbedreigingen en evolueren telkens er nieuwe risico’s opduiken.

In de Lighting divisie is er enerzijds het risico dat de LED-technologie voorbijgestreefd wordt door andere

technologiëen vooraleer het merendeel van de bestaande normale armaturen door LED zijn vervangen, en anderzijds dat de smart lighting oplossingen niet bijtijds deze dalende markt zou hebben opgevuld.

Voor de hele groep, wensen wij onderstaand nog in te gaan op de continuïteit van de onderneming:

Eind december 2018 bedroeg de opname van het kortlopend Belfiuskrediet 1,45 miljoen EUR en de opname van de additionele kredietlijn van Van Zele Holding NV beliep 0,4 miljoen EUR. De cashpositie stond op 0,6 miljoen EUR. Eind juni 2019 is het Belfiuskrediet verhoogd naar 1,5 miljoen EUR, zij het dat de groep begonnen is met de aflossing van het investeringskrediet (0,08 miljoen EUR tijdens het eerste semester); de kredietlijn van Van Zele Holding NV stond nog op 0,4 miljoen EUR de cashpositie op 0,4 miljoen EUR en blijft daarmee beperkt. De bruto financiële schuld bedroeg eind 2018 4,8 miljoen EUR, deze bedraagt eind juni 2019 4,2 miljoen EUR, vermeerderd met de 1,9 miljoen EUR aan huur- en leaseverplichtingen ten gevolge van de toepassing van IFRS 16.

De schuldpositie veranderde niet noemenswaardig in vergelijking met begin van het jaar, zij het dat de referentie-aandeelhouders de vennootschap bijkomende kredieten hebben toegestaan om haar in staat te stellen de resterende externe brugfinanciering van 0,5 miljoen EUR terug te betalen.

Het management blijft geloven dat in de toekomst en in afwachting van een positieve cashflow in het segment Solutions, de segmenten Services en Lighting de negatieve EBITDA van het segment Solutions volledig moeten kunnen compenseren, wat evenwel nog niet het geval was in de eerste jaarhelft.

In afwachting van de verwachte doorbraak van de door Crescent NV nieuw gelanceerde produkten in de IOT markt, hebben de referentie-aandeelhouders hun steun toegezegd om de kasnoden in deze tussenperiode op te vangen indien de Vennootschap de middelen zelf nog niet kan genereren. Zo hebben zij hun voorschotten verhoogd in het derde kwartaal met 0,6 miljoen EUR, om de liquiditeitspositie van de groep te ondersteunen.

De Raad van Bestuur heeft de beslissing genomen om de schuldpositie van de vennootschap voor jaareinde af te bouwen door alle bestaande schulden aan aandeelhouders ten gevolge van de recente en de twee nog lopende overnames, alsmede de verstrekte voorschotten ter verbetering van de liquiditeitspositie in te brengen in kapitaal. Deze inbreng in natura zal een nominaal bedrag vertegenwoordigen van ongeveer 5 miljoen EUR. De Raad van Bestuur heeft verder de uitgifte van een nieuw warranteplan voor het senior management goedgekeurd.

Rekenend op de verbetering van de EBITDA, en de hierboven beschreven schuldafbouw is de Raad van Bestuur van oordeel dat de Vennootschap over voldoende middelen zal beschikken om in de komende jaren haar plan te realiseren.      

MANAGEMENT VERKLARING

Het management verklaart dat, voor zover hen bekend:

  1. De verkorte financiële overzichten, die zijn opgesteld overeenkomstig de toepasselijke standaarden voor jaarrekeningen, een getrouw beeld geven van het vermogen, van de financiële toestand en van de resultaten van de Vennootschap en haar geconsolideerde ondernemingen;
  2. Het tussentijdse verslag een getrouw overzicht geeft van de belangrijke gebeurtenissen en de belangrijkste transacties die zich in de eerste zes maanden van het boekjaar hebben voorgedaan en het effect daarvan op de verkorte financiële overzichten, evenals een beschrijving van de voornaamste risico’s en onzekerheden voor de resterende maanden van het boekjaar.

 

Volledig persbericht inclusief tabellen - klik hier

Crescent NV - Halfjaarlijks Financieel Verslag - 30 juni 2019 - klik hier

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION

Crescent Half-year results 2019

 Leuven, Belgium – 30 September 2019 – 7h30 - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

  H1 Highlights

 - The turnover of the group increases by 14% to EUR 8.9 million compared to EUR 7.8 million in the first half of 2018

- EBITDA amounts to EUR 0.5 million in the first semester compared to EUR 0.3 million in the first half of 2018

- At the beginning of July Crescent acquired UEST NV, (www.zembro.com)

- The group maintains its outlook for double digit revenue growth for 2019 with a positive EBITDA

 

Results of first half-year

 The group's revenue amounted to k€ 8,903, compared to k€ 7,838 in the first half of 2018 and an EBITDA of k€ 525, compared to k€ 300 in the first half of last year. The pro forma revenue in the first half of 2018 amounted to k€ 9,966 with an EBITDA of k€ -508. The pro forma results of the 2018 group are presented as if all companies included in the consolidation scope on 30 June 2019 contributed a full half year to the results.

(The reported revenue of k€ 7,838 was increased in the pro forma figures with k€ 1,335 (Crescent NV's revenue for the first five months), and the NE-IT revenue of k€ 793 for the first quarter to bring the total revenue to k€ 9,966.)

The net result of the group amounted to k€ -452 compared to k€ -20,044 in the first half of 2018, which was then mainly due to the goodwill impairment of Crescent NV as a result of the reverse takeover of May22, 2018.

The revenues and EBITDA of the three divisions were in the first semester:

In the Solutions division, Crescent NV (formerly Option NV) contributed EUR 1.8 million to the revenue increase, the pro forma revenue increase over the entire six months amounted to EUR 0.5 million; SAIT BV's revenue decreased by EUR 0.7 million. As far as EBITDA is concerned, SAIT BV’s EBITDA decreased by EUR 0.2 million to EUR -0.3 million, on the other hand Crescent NV’s EBITDA improved with EUR 0.3 million to EUR 0.4 million for the half-year. It needs to be noted that a one time net revenue of EUR 0.3 million was included in this result. The pro forma half-year EBITDA of Crescent NV improved by EUR 1.2 million.

The impact of the introduction of the new Cloudgate product family at the end of the second quarter is expected to further improve sales from the fourth quarter onwards.

For SAIT BV, the plan for the second semester was rewritten and a breakeven was targeted as an objective.

Revenue in the Services division improved mainly because of the addition of the activities of Ne-IT Hosting and Automatisering BV which were included for the full semester. Due to the integration of the IT services activities of Any-IT, and 2 Invision Managed Services, including the Belgian company, EBITDA could be improved by EUR 0.2 million.

The turnover of the Lighting division in the first half year reflected the general purchase reluctance in the Dutch home market. Demand is expected to pick up again in the second half of the year, and commercial efforts in South Africa are also expected to lead to sales orders.

Balance Sheet

Share Capital

The extraordinary shareholders’ Assembly of June 20, decided to reduce the capital of Crescent NV

from EUR 32,446,419 to EUR 3,857,902, incorporating the same amount from a part of the losses carried forward and also decided to reduce the share premium as booked in the unavailable "Share Premiums" account by EUR 17,608,896 to EUR 0, to incorporate another part of the losses carried forward.

As a result of this balance sheet operation, Crescent NV no longer registers as a company in difficulty.

 

The major shareholders per June 30 were:                                                        

(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding

37.50%

(B) Jan Callewaert          

10.59%

(C) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke

10.29%

(D) Danlaw

7.59%

(E) Nanninga Beheer

3.43%

 

After June 30, the Company received a transparency declaration from Mr. Callewaert that its shareholding in Crescent was 9.64% on August 6; Alychlo reported the acquisition of an additional 20 million shares since June 30.

The updated shareholder information can be consulted on our website.

Financial debt

On June 30, 2019, the group had outstanding financial debts totaling k€ 6,100. The increase compared to the amount of k€ 4,814 at the end of December 2018 is mainly explained by the recognition of the lease obligations due to the first application of IFRS 16, which increased the financial debt by k€ 1,899. On the other hand, user rights to assets were added to the balance sheet for an amount of k€ 1,877.

Working Capital

Net working capital decreased by EUR 1.3 million, which is fully explained by the increased debt for the acquisition of Any-IT and 2 Invision Managed Services BV. This amount is due to Mr. Van Zele.

Board of Directors

At the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting of June 20, the following independent directors were appointed for a period of six years: Mrs. Prof. dr. Liesbet VAN DER PERRE, S&S BVBA permanently represented Mrs. Prof. Dr. Sarah STEENHAUT and Mrs. Lieve DECLERCQ. Furthermore, MICHIELS INVEST & MANAGEMENT BVBA permanently represented by Mr. Johan MICHIELS was appointed as well.

Van Zele Holding NV, permanently represented by Mr. Eric VAN ZELE, CRESCEMUS BVBA

permanently represented by Mr. Pieter BOURGEOIS AND Mr. Raju DANDU were reappointed for a period of six years.

Acquisition of Uest nv

On July 5, 2019, the Group acquired 100% of the shares in Uest NV. The acquisition fits in with the Crescent group's strategy to grow through integrated IoT solutions and an expansion of the business portfolio. Uest NV produces, sells and supports personal alarm systems for seniors under the Zembro brand name. Zembro has developed a software service platform that will be deployed in other markets and further enhanced by Crescent's know-how. UEST NV will contribute to the group's revenue and EBITDA from the second semester onwards.

The acquisitions of Livereach Media Europe Bvba and Crescent Smart lighting BV have not yet been formally completed; this is expected to happen before the end of the year

Risk and uncertainties

Most of the risks and uncertainties are determined by the specific evolution of the markets in which Crescent is operating.

The reverse takeover in 2018 has de facto changed the risk profile of the Company and, on average, has decreased the level of risk because it is now active in three different markets, each with its own specific risks. Of course, the potential deterioration of the macroeconomic situation for the three segments will play a possible negative role that would not allow one segment to fully absorb the lesser results of the other. Furthermore, the new composition of the Group also influences the continuity position of the Group. Despite the continuing limited cash position, the Service and Lighting segments have shown that they are inherently cash-positive, and therefore able to compensate the negative results of the Solutions segment.

In the Services activities, there is the constant challenge of recruiting sufficient and competent IT profiles, in addition to constantly managing cyber risks both in the internal IT infrastructure and in that of the customers.

In the solutions segment and before addressing the specific risks for the sector in which Crescent NV (formerly Option NV) operates, the Company wishes to point out the cyclicality of the telecom market from which Aardingen Maro derives its most important revenues, and the risks inherent in SAIT BV's project business due to its ultimate responsibility as an integrator of solutions sold.

The market in which Crescent NV is active is characterized by the rapid and continuing introduction of new technologies. These inherently present a number of challenges, such as having the necessary competences available internally in order to be able to keep the products price / qualitatively competitive, and external procurement necessary to keep access to technology licenses within the defined product road map. In addition, every new product that is introduced to the market must be certified for radiation, safety and compatibility with current operator networks. Non-conformity in this certification process increases the risk of additional costs and lost income. Despite the worldwide growth of 18% in gateway sales in 2018, the adoption of IoT is different in the various continents and the correct positioning involves a challenge both for the choice of type of gateway type and for the adequate timing of market introduction, and hence bears a profitability risk. Within the contours of this IoT market, vigilance remains necessary to stay in order with the intellectual property rights of all parties involved, both competitors, suppliers and customers. If the expected explosion of the Internet of Things market continues, the number of devices connected to the Internet will grow enormously, which will also increase the risk of hacking and security incidents exponentially. The solutions that are offered will have to constantly take into account these cyber threats and evolve every time new risks arise.

In the Lighting division, on the one hand, there is the risk that the LED technology will be replaced by other technologies before the majority of existing normal luminaires have been replaced by LED, and on the other hand that the smart lighting solutions would not have filled this declining market in time.

For the entire group, we would like to discuss the continuity risk of the company:

At the end of December 2018, the drawdown of the current Belfius credit amounted to EUR 1.45 million and the drawdown of the additional credit line of Van Zele Holding NV amounted to EUR 0.4 million. The cash position stood at EUR 0.6 million. At the end of June 2019, the Belfius credit was increased to EUR 1.5 million, be it that the group has started to repay the investment credit (EUR 0.08 million during the first semester); the credit line of Van Zele Holding NV was still at EUR 0.4 million and the cash position stood at EUR 0.4 million and therefore remains limited. The gross financial debt amounted to EUR 4.8 million at the end of 2018 and amounted to EUR 4.2 million at the end of June 2019, increased by the EUR 1.9 million in rental and lease obligations resulting from the application of IFRS 16.

The debt position did not change significantly compared to the beginning of the year, although the reference shareholders have allowed the company additional loans to enable it to repay the remaining external bridge financing of EUR 0.5 million.

Management continues to believe that until the moment a positive cash flow is obtained in the Solutions segment, the EBITDA derived from the Services and Lighting segments should be capable of fully offsetting the negative EBITDA of the Solutions segment, which was not yet the case in the first half of the year however.

Anticipating the breakthrough of the new products launched by Crescent NV in the IOT market, the reference shareholders have promised their support to meet the cash needs in this interim period if the Company cannot yet generate the funds itself. For example, they increased their advances in the third quarter by EUR 0.6 million to support the liquidity position of the group.

The Board of Directors has taken the decision to reduce the company's debt position by year-end by incorporating all existing debts to shareholders as a result of the recent and the two still ongoing acquisitions, as well as the advances made by shareholders to improve the liquidity position, into capital. This contribution in kind will represent a nominal amount of approximately EUR 5 million. The Board of Directors also approved the issuance of a new warrant plan for senior management.

Based on the improvement in EBITDA and the debt reduction described above, the Board of Directors is of the opinion that the Company will have sufficient means to realize its plan in the coming years.

 MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

Management declares that, to the best of their knowledge:

 

  1. The abbreviated financial statements, prepared in accordance with the applicable accounting standards, give a true and fair view of the assets, the financial situation and the results of the Company and its consolidated companies;
  2. The interim report provides a true and fair view of the important events and transactions that occurred during the first six months of the financial year and its effect on the condensed financial statements, as well as a description of the main risks and uncertainties for the remaining months of the financial year

Full press release including tables - click here

Crescent Half year report 2019 - click here

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

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

 

 

Leuven, België – 9 augustus 2019 – 18u - Crescent (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– heeft op 6 augustus 2019 een transparantiekennisgeving ontvangen van de Heer Callewaert, waaruit blijkt dat de deelnemingsdrempel  van 10% werd onderschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemelding is als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

Verwerving of overdracht van stemrechtverlenende effecten of stemrechten.

 

Kennisgeving door:

Een persoon die alleen kennis geeft

 

Kennisplichtige persoon:

Jan Callewaert

 

Datum van drempeloverschrijding :

31/07/2019

 

Overschreden drempel

Hierdoor werd de drempel van 10% onderschreden.

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

1.368.839.925

 

Detail van de kennisgeving

 

Houder van stemrechten

Jan Callewaert

Vorige kennisgeving

38.245.047 stemrechten

Na de transactie

131.996.147 stemrechten verbonden aan effecten

9,64%  stemrechten verbonden aan effecten

 

Meer details zijn beschikbaar op de website van CRESCENT:

https://www.option.com/about-investor/  & https://www.crescent-ventures.com/

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

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION

 

Crescent NV buys Uest NV ("ZEMBRO") and announces other acquisitions and changes in participation.

 

Leuven, Belgium – July 12, 2019 – 18h, Crescent NV, (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) and Alychlo NV & CAREvolution NV, report that the purchase/sale of UEST NV ("ZEMBRO") has been completed. All of the shares (100%) of UEST NV were hereby sold to Crescent NV.

 

After the rightsizing of Option NV and subsequent merger with Crescent NV, the group evolved into 4 Operating Divisions : IoT Devices, Managed Services, Lighting and IoT Solutions.

“This acquisition fits in the strategy of the Crescent Group to grow via integrated IoT solutions and an expansion of the activity portfolio in the important healthcare segment”, says Chairman Eric Van Zele.

 

UEST NV, under the brand name of "ZEMBRO", develops; markets and supports personal alarm systems for seniors and currently has more than 4,000 active users. Moreover ZEMBRO has also developed a very valuable software service platform, that –linked with the Crescent know-how– will be deployed into other markets (health, location monitoring , security, etc.).

 

"We see big opportunities to leverage and strengthen Zembro through the technology and marketing capabilities of Crescent NV, whilst capitalizing on their quality software platform” says Alain Van den Broeck, Division CEO.

 

“The combination of an integrated IoT player with the scale-up Uest (Zembro) is a very logical next step since both reference shareholders strongly believe that Crescent NV offers tremendous added value in terms of team, know how and network for the benefit and further profitable growth of Zembro” says Pieter Bourgeois (Investment Manager Alychlo NV).

 

Furthermore, the Board of Directors of Crescent NV has endorsed the purchase of LIVEREACH MEDIA EUROPE BVBA and CRESCENT SMART LIGHTING BV (NL) from VZH NV.

 

The addition of all these activities and companies should generate an increase in group revenues of EUR 1 million in the second half of the year, with positive EBITDA contributions.

All of the above acquisitions are funded by reference shareholders.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Crescent NV

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE EN VOORWETENSCHAP

Crescent NV koopt Uest NV (« ZEMBRO ») en kondigt bijkomende overnames en participatiewijzigingen aan.

Leuven, België – 12 juli 2019 – 18u, Crescent NV, (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) en Alychlo NV & CAREvolution NV, melden dat de koop/verkoop van UEST NV (« ZEMBRO ») werd afgerond. Hierbij werden 100% van de aandelen van UEST NV verkocht aan Crescent NV.

Na de rightsizing van Option NV en samenvoeging met Crescent NV, evolueerde de groep naar 4 Operationele Divisies: IoT Devices, Managed Services, Lighting, and IoT Solutions. “Deze overname kadert in de strategie van de Crescent Groep om te groeien via geïntegreerde IoT oplossingen en een uitbreiding van het activiteiten portfolio in het belangrijke healthcare segment” zegt Voorzitter Eric Van Zele.

UEST NV, onder de merknaam “ZEMBRO” produceert, verkoopt en ondersteunt persoonlijke alarmsystemen voor senioren en heeft op vandaag 4.000 actieve klanten. ZEMBRO heeft daarvoor een software-serviceplatform ontwikkeld dat, gekoppeld aan de knowhow van Crescent, in andere markten zal ingezet worden (health, personen locatie, security, etc.).

“We zien een grote opportuniteit in het verder versterken van Zembro op basis van nieuwe technologie-bouwstenen van Crescent, en verder bouwend op het bestaande kwalitatieve software platform.” zegt Alain Van den Broeck, Divisie CEO.

“De combinatie van de geïntegreerde IoT speler met de scale-up Uest (Zembro) is een logische stap, beide Uest referentieaandeelhouders geloven er sterk in dat Crescent NV op vlak van team, kennis en netwerk een grote toegevoegde waarde bieden voor de verdere groei van Zembro .” zegt Pieter Bourgeois (Investment Manager Alychlo NV).

Verder heeft de Raad van Bestuur van Crescent NV ook beslist om LIVEREACH MEDIA EUROPE BVBA en CRESCENT SMART LIGHTING BV (NL) aan te kopen van VZH NV.

De toevoeging van al deze activiteiten en vennootschappen zou reeds in de tweede jaarhelft voor een stijging van de groepsomzet met 1miljoen EUR moeten zorgen, met een positieve EBITDA bijdrage. Al deze acquisities worden gefinancierd door referentie aandeelhouders.

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

 

REGULATED INFORMATION - INSIDE INFORMATION

 

 

 

Leuven, Belgium – July 2, 2019 – 20h00, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) announces approval by the FSMA on July 2, 2019 of the prospectus in the context of the admission to the trading of 1,071,255,834 additional shares following the capital increase of May 22, 2018, in accordance with article 18, §2, d of the Prospectus Act of June 16, 2006.

The total number of listed shares of Crescent NV will therefore increase from 297,584,091 to 1,368,839,925. The new shares will be listed from July 17 at the latest.

Crescent NV has also added corrected consolidated financial statements 2018 on its website, which correct the results per share in the previously published financial statements.

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

 

 

 

 

GEREGLEMENTEERDE INFORMATIE EN VOORWETENSCHAP

 

 

Leuven, België – 2 juli 2019 – 20u00, Crescent NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) meldt goedkeuring door de FSMA op 2 juli 2019 van de gelijkwaardige informatieverstrekking in het kader van de toelating tot de verhandeling van 1.071.255.834 bijkomende aandelen naar aanleiding van de kapitaalverhoging van 22 mei 2018, overeenkomstig art.18, §2, d van de Prospectuswet van 16 juni 2006.

Het totaal aantal noterende aandelen van Crescent NV zal daardoor verhogen van 297.584.091 tot 1.368.839.925. De nieuwe aandelen zullen noteren uiterlijk 17 juli.

Crescent NV heeft op haar website eveneens een gecorrigeerde geconsolideerde jaarrekening 2018 toegevoegd, die het resultaat per aandeel corrigeert in de eerder gepubliceerde jaarrekening.

 

 

CONTACT

Edwin Bex

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

www.option.com

www.crescent-ventures.com

 

Leuven, België – 19 June  2019 - 8h15.  At today’s IoT Convention in Mechelen, Internet of Things agency Bagaar and Option announced that they will be joining forces. Bagaar will use Option’s communication technology to connect corporate technical installations to the industrial Internet. This helps industrial companies to intelligently automate analogue and digital industrial machines - in other words, to implement Industry 4.0.

Usually, the biggest challenge when making factories and industrial businesses ‘smart’ is the size of such digitisation projects, but through their new partnership, Bagaar and Option aim to tackle these together. “We’ll work with Option to develop our own communication module further and to use our combined, modular technology for new IoT projects”, says Ludo Wijckmans, CEO at Bagaar. “Option and Bagaar aim to offer an affordable way to connect every analogue or digital industrial device with the Internet, which enables companies to implement new processes such as predictive maintenance. Teaming up with Option will allow us to reach this goal quicker.”

IoT agency Bagaar develops prototypes for smart devices like smart bikes, energy meters and sensors. One of Bagaar’s sensor designs lets water companies measure the pressure in underground water pipes to detect leaks faster. Bagaar also provides technical services to connect companies to the Internet of Things. They develop the IoT plan and install the necessary sensors and communication modules.

Scale-up Bagaar enriched with decades of experience

Option has over 30 years of experience developing connectivity technologies. Their CloudGate IoT Gateway is a modular communication module for the Internet of Things which communicates through cellular networks, like 3G and 4G, and through low-power networks (LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE CaTm en BLE).

“Bagaar has the business and technical expertise to support industrial automation projects”, says Alain Van den Broeck, CEO at Option.  “They can perform large-scale installations of our communication modules and successfully complete complex IoT projects. Together with Bagaar’s parent company Xylos, we’ll take care of our customers’ IoT and Industry 4.0 projects from A to Z.”

End-to-end service

Xylos will process data from connected devices in Microsoft Azure IoT, Microsoft’s Internet of Things cloud. Based on this analysis in Azure, businesses can optimise their production processes through automated bottleneck detection, avoid unnecessary costs through predictive maintenance, and much more.

Click here to see pictures of Ludo Wijckmans and Options CloudGate IoT Gateway here.

 

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About Option

With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets and industrial markets. The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and is a brand of Crescent.  More info on http://option.com

 

About Bagaar

Based on the philosophy that connected things accelerate processes and give organizations access to new markets and commercial models, the digital agency Bagaar specialized in product development for the Internet of Things. The IoT agency provides services for innovation, design and development of IoT solutions. Among other things, Bagaar designed the smart energy meter June, connected the smart bike Cowboy and developed sensors that measure the water pressure in Antwerp water pipes. Bagaar is located in Antwerp and has thirty employees. Since 2017 it is part of the Xylos Group. More info on http://bagaar.be.

 

CONTACT OPTION

Anne Mawet, marketing

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

CONTACT BAGAAR

Rachel Young, marketingmanager
T: +32 (0) 2 264 13 03

Press Contact

Factivity
Rafaël Tirmarche
T: +32 476 68 94 92
E: rafael@factivity.be 

 

 Leuven, België – 19 juni  2019 - 8h15, Het Internet of Things agency Bagaar en het technologiebedrijf Option, slaan de handen in elkaar. Dat hebben beide organisaties vandaag aangekondigd op de IoT Convention in Mechelen. Bagaar zal de communicatietechnologie van Option inzetten om technische installaties van bedrijven te koppelen met het industriële internet. Zo kunnen industriebedrijven analoge en digitale industriële machines slim automatiseren, industry 4.0 in vaktermen.

De grootste uitdaging om fabrieken en industriebedrijven ‘smart’ te maken is vaak de omvang van zulke digitaliseringsprojecten. Dat willen de nieuwe partners aanpakken. “Samen met Option gaan we onze eigen communicatiemodule verder ontwikkelen en onze gecombineerde, modulaire technologie inzetten bij nieuwe IoT-projecten”, zegt Ludo Wijckmans, CEO van Bagaar. “Option en Bagaar willen elk industrieel toestel - analoog of digitaal – betaalbaar koppelen met het internet, om nieuwe processen zoals ‘predictive maintenance’ te ontwikkelen. Door met Option in zee te gaan willen we die ambitie nog versnellen.”

IoT agency Bagaar ontwerpt prototypes van slimme toestellen zoals slimme fietsen of energiemeters, maar ook slimme sensoren. Met sensoren die Bagaar ontwierp, kunnen watermaatschappijen bijvoorbeeld de druk in ondergrondse waterleidingen meten en sneller lekken opsporen. Bagaar levert ook technische diensten om bedrijven te koppelen met het internet of things. Ze tekenen het IoT-plan uit en zorgen ook voor de installatie van sensoren en communicatiemodules.

Scale-up Bagaar haalt tientallen jaren ervaring op

Option heeft van zijn kant ruim dertig jaar ervaring met de ontwikkeling van connectiviteitstechnologieën. Met zijn CloudGate IoT Gateway beschikt het over een modulaire communicatiemodule voor het Internet of Things. Het toestel communiceert via cellulaire netwerken zoals 3G en 4G, maar ook via de zogenaamde low-powernetwerken LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE CaTm en BLE.

“Bagaar heeft de zakelijke en technische expertise om automatiseringsprojecten in de industrie te begeleiden”, zegt Alain van Den Broeck, CEO van Option.  “Ze zijn in staat om onze communicatiemodules op grote schaal te installeren en complexe IoT-projecten tot een goed einde te brengen. Samen met Bagaars moederbedrijf Xylos helpen we klanten voortaan van begin tot eind bij hun IoT- en Industry 4.0-projecten.”

End-to-end dienst

Xylos zal de informatie van de gekoppelde toestellen verwerken in Microsoft Azure IoT, de internet-of-thingscloud van Microsoft. Aan de hand van de analyse in Azure kunnen bedrijven hun productie optimaliseren door onder meer geautomatiseerd bottlenecks te vinden of kosten besparen door bijvoorbeeld onderhoud meer voorspelbaar te maken.

Foto’s van Ludo Wijckmans en Options CloudGate IoT Gateway vindt u hier.

 

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Over Option
Met meer dan 30 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld en industriële markten. Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en is een merk van Crescent.  Meer info op http://option.com

 

Over Bagaar
Vanuit de filosofie dat connected things processen versnellen en organisaties toegang geven tot nieuwe markten en commerciële modellen, specialiseerde het digitale agentschap Bagaar zich in productontwikkeling voor het Internet of Things. Het IoT agency levert diensten voor innovatie, ontwerp en ontwikkeling van IoT-oplossingen. Bagaar ontwierp onder meer de slimme energiemeter June, connecteerde de slimme fiets Cowboy en ontwikkelde sensoren die de waterdruk in Antwerpse waterleidingen meten. Bagaar is gevestigd in Antwerpen en telt dertig medewerkers. Sinds 2017 maakt het deel uit van de Xylos Groep. Meer info op http://bagaar.be.

 

CONTACT OPTION

Anne Mawet, marketing

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

CONTACT BAGAAR

Rachel Young, marketingmanager
T: +32 (0) 2 264 13 03

Contact voor journalisten

Factivity
Rafaël Tirmarche
T: +32 476 68 94 92
E: rafael@factivity.be 

 

+ Consolidated key figures

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

+ Financial calendar

 

  Financial Calendar
  Crescent intends to release its financial information in 2020 on the following dates:

Full Year 2019 results and annual report 2019:

Thursday April 30,  2020 - after market trading

Half year 2020 results & Interim  Financial report:

Wednesday September 30, 2020  - before market trading

Annual Shareholders Meeting: Friday May 29, 2020 - Gaston Geenslaan 14, Leuven (Belgium).

 

  Financiële Agenda
  Crescent heeft de intentie om haar financiële informatie in 2020 op volgende data te publiceren:

Jaarresultaten 2019 en jaarverslag 2019:

donderdag 30 April 2020 – na marktsluiting

Half jaar 2020 resultaten en halfjaarlijks financieel verslag:

woensdag 30 september 2020  - voor beurstijd

Algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering: vrijdag 29 mei 2020 - 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 )
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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 9.902.047,52 
(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten 1.604.939.345
(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer) 1.604.939.345
   
Aandeelhouder (>3%) %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding 35,8%
(B) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke 12,5%
(C) Jan Callewaert 8,2%
(D) Danlaw 6,5%

Laatste update: januari 2020

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE CRESCENT NV

(1) BASIC DATA
(a) Total share capital EUR 9,902,047.52
(b) Total number of voting securities 1,604,939,345
(c) Total number of voting rights (= the denominator) 1,604,939,345
   
Shareholder (>3%) %
(A) Eric Van Zele/Van Zele Holding 35.8%
(B) Alychlo/Marc Coucke/Mylecke 12.5%
(C) Jan Callewaert 8.2%
(D) Danlaw 6.5%

Last update:  Januari 2020

 

+ Transparency filing

Transparency filing

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

 

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

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Shareholders’ meeting 

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, 17 juni 2005 - Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussel: OPTI, OPIN.BR) kondigt aan dat het bedrijf gedurende 3 seizoenen als hoofdsponsor zal optreden voor voetbalclub Oud-Heverlee Leuven (OHL).

Met deze sponsoringovereenkomst wil Option extra naambekendheid creëren in Leuven, de hoofdstad van Vlaams-Brabant, en de ruimere omstreken. Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: "Ons bedrijf groeit en we hebben steeds nood aan nieuwe medewerkers die ons bedrijf kunnen versterken. Option is als merknaam niet erg gekend in deze universiteitstad. Dat komt omdat we deze enkel promoten naar onze prospecten en klanten: netwerk operatoren wereldwijd. Willen we de juiste mensen aantrekken dan moeten ze Option ook kennen. De visibiliteit van Option in de regio verhogen is dan ook de belangrijkste doelstelling van deze overeenkomst.”

De sponsoring kadert in de ruimere 'employer branding' strategie van Option. Daarnaast wil Option het personeel en hun familie regelmatig laten genieten van gezellige en spannende voetbalwedstrijden.

About Option (www.option.com)

Option is dé vernieuwer op het gebied van draadloze communicatie. Het bedrijf is gespecialiseerd in het ontwerpen, ontwikkelen en vervaardigen van GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G (UMTS en HSDPA) en WLAN / Wi-Fi technologische producten voor draadloze data communicatie. Option heeft een stevige reputatie weten op te bouwen door verbluffende nieuwe producten te creëren waardoor de prestaties en mogelijkheden van draadloze communicatie groeien. De maatschappelijke zetel van Option is gevestigd in Leuven, België. Het bedrijf heeft een O&O centrum in Leuven, een Software and Applications ontwikkelingscentrum in Adelsried (Duitsland) en een productie, engineering en logistieke afdeling met ISO 9002 certificaat, in Cork (Ierland).

Leuven - Belgium, May 23 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that its latest addition to its portfolio of 3G wireless data cards, the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™, gained full GCF certification for 3G UMTS and 2.5G GPRS.

“Our customers demand the highest of standards from our products both in network interoperability and in overall quality. Achieving GCF certification is an important milestone in this regard giving an industry recognized standard of approval for our products”, said Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing at Option. “The GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ is the first commercially available wireless data card with GCF approval on both 3G and 2.5G standards, FCC certification for US markets (quad-band), EAP-SIM & Microsoft PCSC Smart Card certification, and Microsoft WHQL driver certification. This further substantiates Option’s commitment to the market and to our customers in providing the best quality leading edge wireless data solutions.”

GCF, the Global Certification Forum (www.gcf.gsm.org), is a partnership between network operators and terminal manufacturers that provides an independent programme to ensure global interoperability of 2G and 3G mobile wireless terminals. Globally, the trend is towards harmonisation of standards. But today, global conformance has yet to be attained - particularly when individual states have their own regulatory frameworks with differing conformance requirements. GCF certification brings the solution. GCF scheme compliments national regulatory authority schemes because its test requirements incorporate the essential requirements of those schemes. In addition, GCF provides testing for terminal inter-operability and other functionality. Network operators benefit by knowing that certified terminals will perform correctly on networks, to provide customers with a seamless roaming service.

About GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™

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

The full range of wireless data cards from Option is customisable to suit the branding requirements of mobile network operators and IT manufacturers.

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the first quarter 2005.

Download Q1 2005 Results UK version

Download Q1 2005 Results_NL version

Leuven - Belgium, April 25 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced the GlobeTrotter EDGE the latest addition to its comprehensive range of wireless data cards. The GlobeTrotter EDGE, which delivers connection speeds up to four times faster than on GPRS networks, will be commercially available as of next month. Option will commence shipping volumes of the GlobeTrotter EDGE product in accordance with the commercial roll-out plans by different network operators.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “Whatever strategic choice network operators make regarding wireless data communication standards, 3G or EDGE, we shall provide our customers with the highest quality and most comprehensive range of wireless data solutions available. In this way we continue to deliver the best business value to our customers. The GlobeTrotter EDGE is a perfect fit for those operators that have no Wi-Fi strategy or have decided not to deploy 3G networks in their territories. For network operators that have a 3G network deployed, but with an underlying EDGE service, this new data card can be positioned as an entry level product at a competitive price.”

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

- Quad band E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for use on networks worldwide including the PCS networks in the USA

- GlobeTrotter PC Card format (Extended Type II PCMCIA compliant and CardBus PC Card interface) with patented retractable antenna design

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

- Future proof through user upgradeable Flash Memory technology

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

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

- Includes GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™

- GlobeTrotter EDGE fully supports Microsoft’s PC Smart Card standard and includes EAP-SIM extensions for user transparent and automatic authentication to third party networks

- GlobeTrotter EDGE is customisable for mobile network operators and IT manufacturers

EDGE, Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (E-GPRS), is the technology that gives GPRS networks the capacity to provide data services similar to the third generation of mobile telephony. By deploying E-GPRS as an overlay within an existing GPRS network operators can provide four times the data capacity of GPRS per subscriber. This in most cases can be achieved as a software upgrade to the existing network infrastructure whilst leaving existing base stations and cell sites intact. The GlobeTrotter EDGE enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 236.8 kbps on an EDGE network. Where EDGE services are not available the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

Option currently ships following GlobeTrotter wireless data cards:

- GlobeTrotter (GPRS)

- GlobeTrotter COMBOTM (GPRS/WLAN 802.11b)

- GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGETM (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN 802.11g/b)

- GlobeTrotter 3G (3G UMTS/GPRS)

- GlobeTrotter 3G QUADTM (5-band 3G UMTS/GPRS)

- Globetrotter FUSIONTM (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN 802.11g/b)

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

> Verslag van Raad van Bestuur / Board Report 2004:

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- Verslag van de commissaris bij de Statutaire Enkelvoudige Jaarrekeningen 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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- Verslag van de commissaris bij de Geconsolideerde Jaarrekeningen 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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- Auditors reports on the Belgian Gaap Accounts 2004 (Statutory + Consolidated)

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> Statutaire Enkelvoudige Jaarrekeningen - Annual Statutory Accounts 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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> Geconsolideerde Jaarrekeningen 2004 - Annual Consolidated Accounts 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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Leuven - Belgium, March 30 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that Turkcell has launched Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE in Turkey. The data card has been customized for Turkcell and is sold under the TurkcellConnect brand.

Among Europe's top ten biggest GSM operators in terms of subscribers, Turkcell is the leading GSM operator in Turkey with 23.4 million postpaid and prepaid customers as December 31, 2004. Turkcell provides high-quality wireless telephone services throughout Turkey and has coverage of 100% of the towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants. Turkcell provides roaming with 435 operators in 174 countries as of January 12, 2005. Turkcell is the only NYSE listed company in Turkey (New York: TKC and Istanbul Stock Exchange: TCELL). Turkcell has interests in international GSM operations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Northern Cyprus, which have a total of 3.5 million subscribers as of September 30, 2004.

EDGE, Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (E-GPRS), is a technology that gives GPRS networks the capacity to provide data services similar to the third generation of mobile telephony. By deploying E-GPRS as an overlay within an existing GPRS network Turkcell can provide four times the data capacity of GPRS per subscriber.

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Download here our Annual Report 2004

Annual Report 2004_UK_PDF

Jaarverslag 2004 NL PDF

Leuven - Belgium, March 14 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced its data card will be demonstrated at CTIA Wireless with Nortel (14 – 16 March 2005, New Orleans).

The two companies will conduct demonstrations on the Nortel booth (Hall C, booth #3125). The demonstrations will feature business and consumer applications using Nortel infrastructure equipment. They will include video on demand with high-quality movie trailers, high speed download of music and e-mail with attachments at speeds up to 1.5 megabits per second.

Option’s HSDPA data card will be commercially available later this year. The companies are working with a number of leading global operators on HSDPA trials and deployments in 2005.

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

CTIA WIRELESS 2005 is the global event for the wireless, mobile computing and Internet industries. At CTIA WIRELESS more than 35,000 high-tech professionals gather to see what’s groundbreaking in wireless. CTIA WIRELESS 2005 delivers one show featuring everything wireless: from the backbone of the industry- the tower and infrastructure companies, to the carriers and service providers, to the end-user hardware manufacturers. For more information please visit www.ctiawireless.com.

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 10 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™, the latest addition to its comprehensive range of wireless data cards. The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE ™ combines 3G/UMTS with EDGE and GPRS technologies in a single PC data card. This data card will be commercially available in two versions (EMEA & US markets) in the second half of 2005.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “Our operator customers have been asking for the ideal data card. A data card that has multiple access technologies spanning the different networks be they UMTS, EDGE or GPRS. The mobile operator wishes to provide their customer with the ability to roam from country to country having a single data card solution giving users broadband access anywhere anytime no matter the technology. We are pleased to announce the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE data card continuing in our mission to bring innovative products to market and satisfy the needs of our customers.”

The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGETM on a 3G UMTS network enables broadband connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Where 3G services are not available it falls back to EDGE at data speeds of up to 247 kbps. In the absence of an EDGE or 3G network the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

• Available in 2 versions: 2100 MHz 3G UMTS for EMEA and 1900/850 MHz 3G UMTS for US markets. Both versions support Quad band E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets.

• GlobeTrotter PC Card format (Extended Type II PCMCIA compliant and CardBus PC Card interface)

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ provides transparent handover between UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks

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

• Future proof through user upgradeable Flash Memory technology

• Compatible with nearly all popular notebook PC’s equipped with PCMCIA slot and Microsoft Windows Operating System

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ is customisable for mobile network operators and IT manufacturers

In addition to the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ wireless data card, Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS and E-GPRS technologies. In conjunction with, Unlimited Connection™ Option’s mobile IP solution, the user will be able to seamlessly roam between the data card’s 3G/EDGE/GPRS technologies and other network connections available to the notebook computer such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN or ADSL. The Globetrotter 3G EDGETM fully supports Microsoft’s PC Smart Card standard and includes EAP-SIM extensions for user transparent and automatic authentication to third party networks.

The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ further complements and enhances Option’s current range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO (GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G (3G UMTS/GPRS), GlobeTrotter FUSION (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD (5-band 3G UMTS/GPRS).

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 10 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that product samples of its upcoming HSDPA data cards will be demonstrated live at CeBIT 2005 (Hannover, 10 – 16 March 2005). The HSDPA data cards demonstrations will include end-to-end connections on Nortel and Siemens infrastructure equipment.

The product samples of the HSDPA data cards, branded for leading mobile network operators present at CeBIT, were especially prepared to enable the operators to showcase the potential of HSDPA. The Option HSDPA data card is demonstrated with streaming video and office applications at speeds up to 1.5 Mbps.

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 8 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that ONE GmbH, serving more than 1,5 million customers, has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™, including GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager TM, as innovative wireless broadband data solution for its mobile users.

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

In selecting Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION TM and Option’s Mobility Manager ONE can now offer its mobile users a single data card that gives them access to the 3G/UMTS and GPRS networks and their Wi-Fi hotspot network. This solution from Option gives ONE the opportunity to differentiate itself in a highly competitive Austrian market. ONE’s choice for Option was inspired by Option’s customer driven approach and its European centric operations.

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public Wi-Fi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G/UMTS or Wi-Fi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services. Option’s GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enables users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G/UMTS, GPRS and WLAN technologies.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Option

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

ONE facts & figures

In October 1998, the communications company ONE (ONE GmbH) launched Austria’s only nation-wide GSM-1800 mobile telephony network. At the end of December 2004 ONE had about 900 employees and more than 1.5 million mobile customers. ONE is the only mobile telephony operator in Austria to offer HSCSD (ONE High Speed), GPRS and UMTS. On 1 July 2003, with ONE WLAN the company launched ONE WLAN and the most dense hotspot network in all of Austria from one provider. ONE places its focus on service, product development and usability, and with ONE SMILE it offers its customers an innovative and easy to use interface. ONE has a population coverage of 98% as well as a banking licence for its 100% subsidiary ONE bank GmbH, the basis of its mobile payment applications. Turnover in 2004 amounted to € 705 million. By the end of 2004, the company had invested a total of € 1.81 billion. ONE is owned by the German E.ON (50.10%), the Norwegian Telenor (17.45%), the French Orange (17.45%) and the Danish TDC (15%).

In case of questions, journalists please contact:

ONE, Florian Pollack, Tel: 0699-1699 2640, E-Mail: florian.pollack@one.at

For this press text and other press information, please refer to: www.one.at/presse/

OPTION - AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING

The Board of Directors is pleased to invite all holders of securities issued by Option NV (the “Company”) to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 10.00 a.m., at the registered office of the Company, Kolonel Begaultlaan 45, 3012 Leuven, Belgium.

The agenda and proposals of decision for this Annual Shareholders' Meeting are the following:

A G E N D A

1. Presentation and discussion of the report of the Board of Directors for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

Q&A about Corporate Governance matters.

2. Presentation and discussion of the report of the statutory auditor for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

3. Presentation of the annual consolidated accounts and consolidated reports for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

4. Approval of the annual statutory accounts for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004 and allocation of results.

Proposal of decision: To approve the annual accounts for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004, including the allocation of results proposed by the Board of Directors.

5. Release of liability of the directors.

Proposal of decision: To release the directors of liability for the performance of their duties in the course of the financial year ended on December31, 2004.

6. Release of liability of the statutory auditor.

Proposal of decision: To release the statutory auditor of liability for the performance of his duties in the course of the financial year ended on December31, 2004.

7. Dismissal and appointment of directors.

Proposal of decision: To act the dismissal of the 2 directors Mr. Alex Brabers (living in 3110 Rotselaar, Sparrenstraat 15 A, civil register number 65.06.06 18-968) and Mr. Dirk Beeusaert (living in 9112 Sinaai, Dries 23, civil register number 64.03.23 37-113), both appointed on the proposal of GIMV limited Company. The term of their office will expire immediately after this Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The Meeting will decide whether or not to appoint additional directors, from the candidates presented at the Meeting at the latest.

In order to be admitted to the abovementioned Annual Shareholders' Meeting, the holders of securities issued by the Company must follow the provisions of articles 29 and 30 of the Articles of Association of the Company and article 536 of the Companies Code and also fulfil the following formalities: (i) if they are owners of registered shares, notify the Company of their intention to attend the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting, by sending a letter by regular mail to the Company’s registered office; (ii) if they are owners of dematerialised shares deposited through Euroclear, deposit, at the latest five working days prior to the date of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, a certificate at the registered office of the Company, drawn up by the recognized holder of their securities' accounts or by Euroclear itself, confirming the number of shares registered under the name of the shareholder and declaring that the shares are non-negotiable until the date of said Annual Shareholders' Meeting; and (iii) if they are owners of warrants, they must inform the Company in writing, by an ordinary letter addressed to the registered office of the Company, at least five working days prior to the meetings, of their intention to attend the meeting.

Shareholders can vote by proxy or by letter, using documents drawn up by the Company and which can be obtained at no cost at the registered office of the Company. The proxies have to be deposited at the registered office of the Company at the latest five (5) business days prior to the date of the meeting. The owners of dematerialised shares who whish to vote by proxy or by letter have to deposit, in addition to the documents properly filled out, the certificate drawn up by the recognized holder of their securities' accounts or by Euroclear itself, confirming the number of shares registered under the name of the shareholder and declaring that the shares are non-negotiable until the date of said Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

In order for the vote by letter to be valid, a form must be sent by registered mail with acceptance receipt to the Company’s registered office, which must be sent at the latest six days before the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (the postage stamp shall serve as proof) and which must contain the following information: (i) mentioning of the complete and accurate indication of the shareholder and of the number of shares he is voting with; (ii) the complete agenda; (iii) the proposals of decision and the voting instructions of the shareholder (for, against and abstain). The shareholder may explain or motivate his or her voting instructions.

A copy of the documents and reports mentioned in the agenda of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting can be obtained at no cost at the registered office of the Company 15 days prior to the Meeting.

The Board of Directors

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About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Option gains strong foothold in Scandinavian market with new contract for GlobeTrotter Fusion™, GlobeTrotter 3G™ and GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™

Leuven - Belgium, February 28 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that is has signed an agreement with TeliaSonera for the delivery to Norway, Sweden and Finland of the GlobeTrotter FUSION™, the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ and the GlobeTrotter 3G™. The shipments are ongoing in line with the commercial roll-out plans within the different countries. The data cards are sold under the TeliaSonera brand.

TeliaSonera (Stockholm: TLSN, Helsinki: TLS1V) is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2004 TeliaSonera had 15,411,000 mobile customers (51,359,000 incl. associated companies) and 8,312,000 fixed telephony customers (8,943,000 incl. associated companies) and 2,017,000 internet customers (2,056,000 incl. associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Net sales January-December 2004 amounted to SEK 81.9 billion (EUR 9.08 billion). The number of employees was 29,082.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option, commented on the announcement: “This is an important contract for our company. It gives us a stronger foothold in the Scandinavian market and creates business opportunities in other countries where TeliaSonera is active. The fact that TeliaSonera has chosen no less than 3 data cards is proof that we continue to deliver the right products to the market and that our ability to customize products according to the specific requirements of our partners is highly appreciated. We look forward to a continued relationship with TeliaSonera.”

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

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

On a 3G network, GlobeTrotter 3G™ enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. In areas where 3G services are not available the GlobeTrotter 3G™ still enables reliable and secure data connections over GPRS.

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

+ Industry News

+ Financial news

+ Certification

11/04/2013 GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual

GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual - revised on 5th March 2012

+ Beemo

15/03/2013 Beemo datasheet

+ CloudGate

+ 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

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2 S

11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeSurfer iCON HSUPA E

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeSurfer II 1.8

+ GlobeSurfer II 7.2 E

18/03/2013 Dynamic DNS setup

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

+ GlobeSurfer III

11/04/2013 GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual

GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual - revised on 5th March 2012

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III Notifier software 1.0.0.91

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

04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

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

+ GlobeSurfer X.1

19/03/2013 GlobeSurfer X.1 Firmware 210.124.4.010

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

+ GlobeSurfer3+

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Firmware R1N89

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

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

04/01/2013 What is new in firmware R1N89

Please read document for new features in this firmware R1N89

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III Notifier software 1.0.0.91

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure

 

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Reference Manual

Revised version to include watchdog and SMS control features.

 

04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

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

04/01/2013 Port Forwarding Configuration V2

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

 

04/01/2013 ADSL Failover Configuration V2

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

 

04/01/2013 Print server and storage server configuration

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

 

+ GlobeTrotter

+ GlobeTrotter 3G

+ GlobeTrotter 3G Quad

+ GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Combo

+ GlobeTrotter Combo EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter 5

+ GlobeTrotter Express 441

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ GlobeTrotter Express 442

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 E

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA E

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

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

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

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA W

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

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

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

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

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

 

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + 3G/EDGE (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + HSDPA (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion Quad

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready E

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready W

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX E

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA E

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA W

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2 Ready E

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

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

+ Gobi 1000

+ Gobi 2000

+ GTM378 E

+ GTM378 EL

+ GTM378 JD

+ GTM378 W

+ GTM380 E

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for modules

Version 3.0.0.866
Connection software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

+ GTM382 AWS

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM382 E

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM382 W

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

+ GTM501

+ GTM601W/GTM609W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM661W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM671W/GTM679W

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

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

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

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

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

+ GTM681W/GTM689W

03/05/2013 Windows driver 1.0.5.3

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

03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

+ GTM809U

+ iCON 210

+ iCON 225

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ iCON 315

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

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

+ iCON 322

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC

GlobeTrotter Connect for MAX OSX 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

+ iCON 401

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

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

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

+ iCON 431

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 431 firmware and software upgrader

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 451

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

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

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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 452

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

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

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

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

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 461

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

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

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 iCON 505 firmware and software upgrader

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 505 M

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

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

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

+ iCON 711

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

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

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

04/01/2013 Driver installer package 5.1.36.0

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

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

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

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

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

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

 

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

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

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

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

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

04/01/2013 VIU² FAQ 1.1 in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

04/01/2013 VIU² Quick Start Guide

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

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

+ XYFI Power Extensions

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

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

+ Governance statement

Corporate Governance Statement (NL)

Download here

 

 

 

 
 
 

+ Board of directors

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

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

Eric Van Zele

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

 

Raju Dandu

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

 

Pieter Bourgeois

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

 
   
   
   
   
 

+ Analyst Coverage

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

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

 

+ Stock Quotes

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