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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Financial News 2004 / Financieel Nieuws 2004

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

 

Financial News 2003 / Financieel Nieuws 2003

 

Financial News 2002 / Financieel Nieuws 2002

+ Statutory accounts

+ Prospectus

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 1.071.255.834 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

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

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

 

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 116.464.000  BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN - 27 juni 2017

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

 

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

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

Bijlage B2 - Brief Deloitte Correctie Inbreng in natura

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2016

Bijlage J – Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 82.677.545 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

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

 

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

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

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage J – Jaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

+ Capital structure NL

KAPITAALSTRUCTUUR CRESCENT NV

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

Laatste update: juli 2021

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE CRESCENT NV

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

Last update:  July 2021

 

+ Transparency filing

Transparency filing

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

 

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

    • Declaration of interest / Kennisgeving 2019

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+ Shareholders’ meetings

Shareholders’ meeting 

Ordinary General Meeting - 31 May 2021

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 31 March 2021

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 29 May 2020

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 December 2019

 

Ordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

Extraordinary General Meeting - 20 June 2019

Ordinary General Meeting - 15 June 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 22 May 2018

 

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2018

Extraordinary General Meeting - 2 May 2018

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 30 June 2017

Ordinary General Meeting – 30 June 2017

 Extraordinary General Meeting - 12 June 2017

PREVIOUS Shareholder's meetings

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2016

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

+ By-laws

+ Press releases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel Option

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Option

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

About Europe’s 500

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

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

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

- GlobeTrotter form factor with patented retractable antenna design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

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

• GlobeTrotter PC Card format with retractable antenna design

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

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

• Future proof through user upgradable Flash Memory technology

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

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

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

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

For more detailed information and screenshots

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

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager: https://www.option.com/news/6_3_presskit.shtml

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel Option

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Elaine Devereux, T-Mobile

Tel +44 7950 396249

About Option

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

About T- Mobile

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

investor@option.com

About Option

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

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to the Globetrotter Fusion™ data card, Option will offer its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS, GPRS and WLAN technologies. In conjunction with Option’s mobile IP solution the user will be able to seamlessly roam between access technologies 3G/WLAN/2G with automatic authentication using GlobeTrotter Fusion’s inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

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

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

•tFuture proof through user upgrade Flash Memory technology

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

•tTransparent handover between UMTS and GSM/GPRS networks

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

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

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

For more detailed information and screenshots

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

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager: https://www.option.com/products/gt_mobilitymanager_spec.shtml

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

With Mobile Unlimited irrespective of time, place or transmission technology

Swisscom Mobile and Option: world première in mobile data communications

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

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

Automatic selection of the fastest available technology

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

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

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

Standard price dependent on data volume

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

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

Available from August 2004 – also scheduled for international distribution

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

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

Zurich, 3 June 2004

About Option

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

More info on www.option.com

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail:

d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Option

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

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

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

Philippe Vander Putten, gedelegeerd bestuurder van Proximus:

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

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

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

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

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

Over Option

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

Over Proximus

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

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

Voor meer informatie, neem contact op met:

Douglas Ros, Vice-President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A propos d’Option

Option NV (www.option.com ) est le principal innovateur dans le domaine de la transmission de données sans fil. L’entreprise s’est spécialisée dans la conception, le développement et la production de produits 3G WCDMA (UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM et WLAN pour des solutions de connectivité sans fil. Option s'est forgé une réputation enviable de concepteur de produits innovants qui permettent d'améliorer les performances et les fonctionnalités de la communication de données sans fil. Option a établi son siège social à Louvain, Belgique. L'entreprise possède plusieurs centres de recherche et développement à Louvain, un centre de développement de logiciels et d'applications à Adelsried (Allemagne) et une unité de logistique et d'ingénierie de la production certifiée ISO 9002 à Cork (Irlande).

A propos de Proximus

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

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

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez prendre contact avec:

Douglas Ros, Vice-President Business Development & Marketing

Tél. : +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tél. : +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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

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

 

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Leuven, Belgium, April 20, 2004

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

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

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

KBC Securities acted as manager of the private placement.

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

investor@option.com

About Option

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

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

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

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

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

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

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

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

KBC Securities acted as manager of this private placement.

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

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent

Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

investor@option.com

Jan Callewaert

President & CEO

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

About Option

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

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

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LEUVEN, Belgium, March 31st 2004 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today announced the release of GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ – an innovative software solution that simplifies mobile access to the expanding range of wireless networks and Internet services.

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager is a unique PC software solution that enables fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of the underlying wireless technologies. GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager seamlessly controls both wireless Internet and fixed line dial-up connections to remote networks with support for 3G, E-GPRS, GPRS/GSM, WLAN/Wi-Fi, ADSL and standard PC modem connections.

Inherent within GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager is the single click philosophy. One click and the user has direct access to the Internet over 3G or GPRS, the ability to compose and send an SMS, and connect to the corporate Wireless LAN or local Wi-Fi hotspot.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “The release of the GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager is an important milestone for Option as user software is fast-becoming a major differentiator in the value proposition of Option’s products. Corporate users demand instant, reliable and secure wireless access. GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager enables the corporate user whilst in the office to connect securely with WPA encryption to the company WLAN, but when travelling, at an airport, or staying in a hotel, to have secure remote wireless access over VPN. Our goal at Option with the release of Globetrotter Mobility Manager is to continue to provide users with the best wireless data solutions possible in today’s mobile aware market.”

For the Mobile Wireless operator, Telco, or Wi-Fi provider Option is able to offer fully customized versions of Globetrotter Mobility Manager reflecting specific branding requirements including logos, colours, font styles, plus pre-set network and roaming partner preferences. Additional languages to those supplied as standard (GB, F, D, E, I, NL, P and Chinese) are available on request.

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager is currently shipping with Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO WLAN/GPRS PC Card and will shortly be available with the full range of Option’s GlobeTrotter PC Card family.

Product highlights

Simplicity:

• Single click philosophy, One click connect

• One click access to e-mail, browser, & Instant Messenger

• Easy to customize toolbars, user selectable icons

• User selectable program favourites

• Pre-configured network operator settings

• Automatic Wi-Fi scan function

• Seamless interaction with Outlook contact database and SIM phonebook

• Auto-complete and search within contact database

• Simple but flexible connection profiles

Speed:

• 3G/UMTS 384kbps, E-GPRS, GPRS and GSM

• ADSL broadband, and standard 56Kbps modem connections

• WLAN/Wi-Fi up to 54Mbps

Security:

• Supports all major VPN client software

• 802.11b & 802.11g WEP and WPA security encryption

• EAP-SIM ready for SIM Authentication

• Administrator configuration lock-down

• Radio Power down to meet aviation security legislation

Support:

• Connection History

• Usage and connection statistics

• On-line user friendly help

• Comprehensive self diagnostics

• Microsoft certified (WHQL) device drivers

GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™, designed and developed within Option, adheres to the Microsoft .NET development standard and runs on laptops and notebook PC’s using Windows operating systems (Win98 SE, 2000, XP, & XP Pro).

About Option

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

Option and the Option logo are trademarks of Option NV.

For screenshots of the GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager:

https://www.option.com/news/6_3_presskit.shtml

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

d.ros@option.com

For financial information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

investor@option.com

+ 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)

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+ 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

 

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