About OPTION

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

Option Engineering Services

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

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

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

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

+ Option in the community

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

+ Business Ethics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Environmental responsibility

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

+ Financial calendar

 Financial Calendar 

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

Full Year 2021 results and annual report 2021:

Friday April 29, 2022- before market trading

Half year 2022  results & Interim  Financial report:

Friday September 23, 2022  - before market trading

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

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

Jaarresultaten 2021 en jaarverslag 2021:

vrijdag 29 April, 2022 – voor beurstijd

Half jaar 2022 resultaten en halfjaarlijks financieel verslag:

vrijdag 23 september, 2022  - voor beurstijd

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

 

 

 

+ Financial results

Financial News 2015 onwards - see Reports & Publications

 

Financial News 2015 / Financieel Nieuws 2015

Financial News 2014 / Financieel Nieuws 2014

 

Financial News 2013 / Financieel Nieuws 2013

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )

Financial News 2012 / Financieel Nieuws 2012

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2012 (UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2011 (UK / NL)

 

Financial News 2011 / Financieel Nieuws 2011

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

 

Financial News 2010 / Financieel Nieuws 2010

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

 

Financial News 2009 / Financieel Nieuws 2009

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

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Financial News 2006 / Financieel Nieuws 2006

 

Financial News 2005 / Financieel Nieuws 2005

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

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

 

Financial News 2003 / Financieel Nieuws 2003

 

Financial News 2002 / Financieel Nieuws 2002

+ Statutory accounts

+ Prospectus

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 1.071.255.834 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

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

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

 

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 116.464.000  BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN - 27 juni 2017

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

 

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

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

Bijlage B2 - Brief Deloitte Correctie Inbreng in natura

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2016

Bijlage J – Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 82.677.545 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

 

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

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

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage J – Jaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

+ Capital structure NL

KAPITAALSTRUCTUUR CRESCENT NV

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

Laatste update: juli 2021

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE CRESCENT NV

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

Last update:  July 2021

 

+ Transparency filing

Transparency filing

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

 

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

    • Declaration of interest / Kennisgeving 2019

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+ Shareholders’ meetings

Shareholders’ meeting 

Ordinary General Meeting - 31 May 2021

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 31 March 2021

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 29 May 2020

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 December 2019

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

Ordinary General Meeting - 15 June 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 22 May 2018

 

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 2 May 2018

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 30 June 2017

Ordinary General Meeting – 30 June 2017

 Extraordinary General Meeting - 12 June 2017

PREVIOUS Shareholder's meetings

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2016

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

+ By-laws

+ Press releases

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

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

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

Download Q2 2005 Results UK version

Download Q2 2005 Results_NL version

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Option

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Option

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

Leuven - Belgium, June 30 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Orange UK, one of the leading mobile network operators, has chosen the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ 3G UMTS/ GPRS/WLAN data card to further extend their offering of high speed wireless data solutions to the business market. Option’s FUSION product is marketed and sold under the Orange brand. The selection by Orange in the UK for Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ product endorses the decision by Orange France earlier this year to launch FUSION within its local market.

Orange has the UK's broadest integrated 3G/GPRS network for business, with 70% of the population covered by its 3G network - when customers move out of 3G coverage they will seamlessly transfer to the GPRS network. Orange has 3G coverage in major cities including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Leeds, as well as popular locations such as business parks, mainline intercity railway stations, motorway service areas, airports, conference centers, and hotels.

Orange UK customers are able to use 3G services in ten other countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Austria and Hong Kong - with more being added.

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

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables 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.

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

NEW YORK, June 24, 2005 - The Bank of New York, a global leader in securities servicing, has been selected as depositary for Option N.V.'s American depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each Option ADR represents one ordinary share of the company. The ADRs trade on the over-the-counter market under the symbol "OPNVY" and the ordinary shares are listed on the Euronext Brussels stock exchange.

Based in Belgium, Option N.V. designs, develops and manufactures technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Frederic Convent, chief financial officer at Option, said, "The U.S. is an important market for our company, as shown by the fact that even before our ADR program, some 7% of our shares were owned by U.S. investors. With the establishment of this ADR program, we are confident that we can further raise our company's visibility with U.S. investors and sell-side research analysts."

Option's headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has a research & development center in Leuven, a software and applications development center in Adelsried, Germany, and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. More information about the company is available at www.option.com.

The Bank of New York sponsors more than 1,190 American and global depositary receipt programs, a 64% market share, acting in partnership with leading companies from 60 countries. With an unrivalled commitment to helping securities issuers succeed in the world's rapidly evolving financial markets, the Bank delivers the industry's most comprehensive suite of integrated depositary receipt, corporate trust and stock transfer services. Additional information is available at www.adrbny.com.

The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (NYSE: BK) is a global leader in providing a comprehensive array of services that enable institutions and individuals to move and manage their financial assets in more than 100 markets worldwide. The Company has a long tradition of collaborating with clients to deliver innovative solutions through its core competencies: securities servicing, treasury management, investment management, and individual & regional banking services. The Company's extensive global client base includes a broad range of leading financial institutions, corporations, government entities, endowments and foundations. Its principal subsidiary, The Bank of New York, founded in 1784, is the oldest bank in the United States and has consistently played a prominent role in the evolution of financial markets worldwide. Additional information is available at www.bankofny.com.

For further information, please contact:

Dori Flanagan

(212) 815-2291

Leuven - Belgium, June 20 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that Hutchison 3G Austria or 3 (www.drei.com) has chosen the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD™ as wireless broadband data card for the Austrian market. The data card will be sold under 3’s brand.

Hutchison 3G Austria is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. The company delivers third-generation mobile multimedia and communications services under the 3 brand in Austria, offering a convergence of media, information and telephony to enable live video calls, multimedia content and entertainment while on the move. As of March 2005 the company served more than 240,000 customers. 3 services are available from sister companies in Australia, UK, Denmark, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Sweden. 3 also holds UMTS licenses in Ireland and Norway.

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.

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

About 3

Hutchison 3G Austria is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (“HWL”). Based in Hong Kong, HWL has been granted an UMTS license in November 2000 to operate third generation mobile services in Austria. In May 2003, Hutchison 3G Austria launched the first purely mobile multimedia in the Austrian market under the brand “3” and has already acquired the status of UMTS market leader with a total of 240,000 customers (as of March 2005). 3 is a convergence of telecommunication, internet and classic media, providing innovative multimedia products and services for mobile usage (e.g. video call, video clips, etc.) and conventional mobile communication services (e.g. voice calls, SMS, MMS).

Questions toMag. Maritheres Paul

Company spokesperson

Hutchison 3G Austria Gmb

Tel.: +43 (0) 50660 33700

3Mobile: +43 (0) 660 3773773

Fax: +43 (0) 50660 10200

Email: maritheres.paul@drei.com

Web: www.drei.at/Presse

Leuven - Belgium, June 9 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company today announced that, with a view to increasing the liquidity of the Option shares and their visibility to the US investors, it has decided to implement a Level I American Depositary Receipts ("ADR") Program. An F-6 registration statement is being filed with The Securities and Exchange Commission and it is expected that the program will be declared effective in the coming weeks.

This Level I ADR Program has the following characteristics:

• ADRs are U.S. securities issued by a depositary bank representing shares of a non-US company. In this case The Bank of New York has been selected as depositary bank;

• An ADR gives, investors a voting right and future dividend rights according to the terms and conditions of the deposit agreement entered into between The Bank of New York, Option and future ADR holders;

• An ADR gives US investors access to the Option shares through the

over-the-counter market o¬n which ADRs are freely negotiable in the US.

Summary table

Effective Date: June 2005

Exchange: OTC

Ticker Symbol: OPNVY

CUSIP Number: 68401K 10 7

Ratio: 1 ADR: 1 Ordinary Share

Underlying share description: Common

Depositary Bank: The Bank of New York

For further information please contact

Jan Callewaert, CEO

Frederic Convent, CFO

Kolonel Begaultlaan 45

B-3012 Leuven, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 16/31.74.11

Fax: +32 (0) 16/31.74.90

E-mail: investor@option.com

Contact at Bank of New York

+ 1 212 815 2291

+ 44 207 964 6080

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.

This announcement does not constitute or form any part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase to subscribe for, any securities in Option N.V.

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

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GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure

 

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Reference Manual

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This document provides a description of how to configure an IPSec tunnel on
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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 four members, namely: Eric Van Zele (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Raju Dandu,  Martine Reynaers and Paul Matthijs.

Eric Van Zele

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

 

Raju Dandu

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

 

Martine Reynaers

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

 

Paul Matthijs

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ Analyst Coverage

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

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

 

+ Stock Quotes

Information about the Option share price can be found on several websites:

 

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