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PetaCache: New Generation Hybrid Cache for Telecom Operators

Nicolas Aguero - 27-févr.-2015 10:38:22
PetaCache: New Generation Hybrid Cache for Telecom Operators BoostEdge is a French software editor that specialises in processing and optimising Internet flows. More than 100 telecom operators and enterprises use its BoostEdge, Cloud of Compression and PetaCacheÒ products (Areva, Total, Air Liquide, I-zone, Idom, 4G, etc.). BoostEdge is backed throughout the world by a network of value-added systems integrators to guarantee the best local service for end-users. This French company will present its new PetaCache product at the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 show, 2–5 March in Barcelona. This new generation cache, specially designed to have optimum performance levels on Internet flows, incorporates flow compression and optimization techniques, handles 1 to 80Gbps throughput scalability and capacity of up to 1 PetaByte. The volume of Internet data flows are reduced up to 75% on the Long Haul and 50% on the Last Mile.   BoostEdges hierarchical hybrid cache technology improves overall performance of the cache by managing storage hierarchy, by combining object and content driven analysis and all the benefits of additional compression techniques. This means that the operator can develop a carrier-grade solution for high-capacity caches. Storage improvement is simple, inexpensive thanks to the Plug’n Boost® deployment method, and green due to lower carbon and energy footprint.   The compression/optimisation technologies, already used by a hundred customers, makes possible a considerable reduction in Internet data volumes flowing through the Long Haul (or Backbone). As a result, the operators data bill is significantly lower, users benefit from a smoother, more inexpensive service, and the QoE (End-user Quality of Experience) is substantially improved. This technology is "clientless": it requires no client or plug-in on the users workstation (PC, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.). It is also compatible with all types of connections (2G/3G/4G/LTE, xDSL, Satellite, WiMax, WiFi, etc.) and with all browsers available on the market. BoostEdges Cloud of Compression connection, integrating a Cache driven feature, complementary to the Peta cache solution, allows ISPs and Telecom Operators to save bandwidth without On-Premise investment.   Come and meet the company for a demonstration at its stand in Hall 5 – 5B41 at MWC.     About BOOSTEDGE - ACTIVNETWORKS For further information about the company, please go to: http://www.activnetworks.com/   For further information: BOOSTEDGE - ACTIVNETWORKS Francesco Serra Global Sales VP francesco.serra@boostedge.com Phone: +33 (0)1 64 86 44 44        For further information, please contact :   Mrs. Anne Dessemond - NTIS Office Manager  Press Office of BUSINESS FRANCE in London SW1Y 4SP - UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3634 View other press releases at : www.businessfrance.com/uk  

Aguila

Nicolas Aguero - 26-févr.-2015 19:00:40
        french technology for high performance, miniature, autonomous geolocation tracker   On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2 nd -5 th March 2015, M2M and geolocation specialist AGUILA Technologies is launching its very latest generation GPS mini-tracker, the AGUILA1000, on the European market. Light, with very long energy autonomy, it is the smallest geolocation tracker in the world today. The company will be located on Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 5 Stand 5B61 .       New uses to meet increasing needs for geolocation The current surge in thefts of shipments, jewellery, works of art, equipment, machinery and various commodities, together with the increased requirement for anticipation in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors are making geolocation systems even more of a necessity. Now there is a demand to track an ever-increasing number of ever-smaller elements with systems that are even more powerful and discreet. Accordingly, AGUILA Technologies has developed a highly innovative mini geolocation tracker. Its energy autonomy (of up to 1 year), borderless coverage with GPRS communications, accuracy, small size and lightness (weighing less than 35g ) open up new uses in a market with increasing requirements in terms of anti-theft monitoring and traceability.   Very strong interests from the market Currently this miniature GPS tracker is eliciting a great deal of interest amongst insurance companies and security and logistics professionals, with orders received for several thousand units. Its presence at the Mobile World Congress aims to open up major foreign markets, in particular partnerships with distributors and integrators in the geolocation and security sectors.     A real technological innovation The AGUILA1000 mini-tracker from AGUILA Technologies is the result of several years of Research and Development. .   The technological feat consists of incorporating a set of technology innovations within an extremely small sized unit: a highly sensitive mini-GPS, accurate to 3m, movement and impact sensors, Bluetooth 4 (low-consumption) communications, GPRS data transmission, and various power-management scenarios making possible long-lasting and complete energy autonomy. "This is the result of our geolocation experiences in difficult real-world situations and also of AGUILAs advanced R&D", explains Hubert Forgeot, founder and CEO of AGUILA Technologies. "With this mini geolocation system we have a significant competitive advantage over current units, which are larger and have much shorter battery lives. Our tracker can remain on standby for up to 1 year, depending on the mode of use."   Method of operation  All the monitoring and alert parameters (sensitivity to movement, tracking duration and regularity, outline of the security area, geofencing, etc.) can be configured remotely with simplified ergonomics, using a smartphone, tablet or PC. For complete reliability, whatever the mode of use selected, the system regularly sends messages to the user confirming its power level and correct functioning.   About AGUILA Technologies AGUILA is a high-tech company specialising in communicative electronic systems (Machine to Machine) and geolocation. An expert in small-size and very low power consumption connected objects, AGUILA has developed products for high-growth business sectors using geolocation, such as intelligent transport systems and environmental monitoring. AGUILA is now a player recognised for its strength in innovation, with highly specialized expertise, particularly in M2M communicative systems sectors.     For further information, contact: contact@aguila1000.com  or go on companys website http://aguila.fr/en/   For further information please contact   Mrs Anne Dessemond Press Office - BUSINESSFRANCE London SW1Y 4SP 6 UK View other press releases at : www.businessfrance.com/uk        

ARELIS unveils hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station at MWC 2015

Nicolas Aguero - 05-févr.-2015 15:34:08
ARELIS unveils hybrid telecoms /TV transmission station at MWC  2015   AR ELIS Group, together with its subsidiary, Thomson Broadcast, a global leader in transmission systems, will be present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, in Barcelona (Spain). At the trade show, the company will unveil its new, green, hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station within the ZENITTHYS project, as well as a completely autonomous base station it has developed. ARELIS will welcome industry visitors and journalists at Mobile World Congress (MWC) from 2 to 5 March of this year, in Barcelona (Spain). ARELIS will have a stand on the French Pavilion, in Hall 5 (Booth B 61 and Booth B 41). ARELIS will present its Zero Energy Network In Telecom and Television Hybrid System (ZENITTHYS) project, which features a hybrid transmission solution intended to reduce the environmental impact of telecoms networks’ massive deployments, and the company’s latest solar pilot, which features complete autonomy.   As part of the new ZENITTHYS project — a green, hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station — ARELIS and Thomson Broadcast, its subsidiary, have a long-standing commitment to telecoms and broadcast convergence, as a way to offer hybrid solutions. This convergence has accelerated with the gradual sale of frequencies in the 800MHz band and, soon, in the 700MHz band. The telecoms industry continues to play a key role in Europe, in spite of falling revenues, increased regulation, and a difficult economic climate. Telecoms operators are expected to invest close to €30 billion annually in next-generation mobile networks between now and 2020. However, the rise in investment has been hampered by various factors. On the one hand, incomes have tended to drop, while the explosion in data traffic over telecoms networks would require massive investment, and, on the other hand, to guarantee good signal quality and wide coverage, macro base-station antennas are being installed in the centre of cities. With ZENITTHYS, ARELIS makes it possible to minimize the environmental and societal impact of these two trends. The impact that the proximity of telecoms antennas has on residents may be reduced by splitting the transmission function away from the reception function. Indeed, with ZENITTHYS, the telecoms-reception side is separated from the transmission function and remains close to the houses, but with minimized visual and electromagnetic impact for the inhabitants, while the transmission side, for its part, is achieved via remote sites. One of the aims of ZENITTHYS is to demonstrate, in specific situations, the capacity to reduce electromagnetic exposure to 0.6V/m with the same Quality of Service. The environmental impact is also reduced by using a mix of renewable energies to power the hybrid telecoms/broadcast station. ARELIS’ strategy for 2015 and beyond is focused on medium-power energy systems specifically adapted to telecoms deployment, based on the company’s in-house expertise in energy conversion, high-efficiency amplifiers, and energy-management systems. Along with renewable energies, ARELIS is focusing on energy storage and power cells in order to offer a range of off-grid systems and solutions. At WMC 2015, ARELIS will present its new solar autonomous-system pilot, which is a solar off-grid solution. This renewable-energy functional pilot is the first medium-power off-grid solution integrating transmission capacity. For each piece of equipment integrated into the station, heat dissipation and power consumption have been optimised, and the carbon footprint has been minimised accordingly. To ensure system reliability, the built-in Battery Management System (BMS) can be remotely monitored: it not only controls charge and discharge, but also many energy sources, thanks to an automatic-management functionality. From an off-grid-system point of view, logistics for the replenishment are then strongly reduced. In turn, this provides operators with a drop-and-forget solution instead of costly replenishment operations in inaccessible or dangerous sites, where the price of a barrel of oil (including delivery costs) may escalate quickly. With telecoms operators’ energy-related operational expenditure representing up to 30% of global expenditure, ARELIS’ autonomous station is an ideal, environmentally friendly solution, which can meet specific customer requirements. “We aim at proposing an energy-storage and autonomy solution with kW prices which may compete successfully with polluting, pure genset.   Our R&D department is focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of [base] stations, while reducing their operational costs. These systems, adaptable to both networks, will ease the telecoms/broadcast convergence and allow their transmission site sharing. Our system does control the entire system and offers telecoms operators sustainable solutions to power their off-grid stations with renewable-energy sources,” says Pascal Veillat, Chairman of ARELIS Group. ARELIS and the ZENITTHYS Project Leader will welcome visitors and journalists on the French Pavilion (Hall 5, Booth B 61 and B 41) at World Mobile Congress (MWC), in Barcelona (Spain), between 2 and 5 March of this year. To set up a meeting, please contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission (Business France) in London. For further information on ZENITTHYS, please go to:   http://zenitthys.eu About Thomson Broadcast Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. Thomson Broadcast is building on this track record with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television and radio broadcasting, together with state-of-the-art products for scientific applications and world-class systems-integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, Thomson Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the Green Power and broadcast/mobile convergence programmes. In 2013, Thomson Broadcast was acquired by ARELIS Group. As part of ARELIS Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters. For further information, please go to:  http://thomson-broadcast.com/ About ARELIS Group ARELIS Group is a key industrial supplier of high-tech electronics, microwave, power and testing added-value solutions, from design to manufacturing through to technology transfer. ARELIS aims to offer cutting-edge technologies in industries such as defence, aerospace, or transport, and in diversified markets such as the medical sector. With the Thomson Broadcast acquisition, ARELIS has established itself as a recognized leader, worldwide, in terms of digital-radio/television transmission-system deployments. ARELIS has been powering transmitters across five continents for over 100 years, and new major ventures are under way in Russia and Africa. As an active member of various key European research programmes, ARELIS is strongly involved in the development of sustainable low-carbon-footprint systems and in the convergence of broadcasting with telecommunications. Focused on future technologies, ARELIS has been investing heavily in R&D to create new, autonomous energy systems based on long-term energy storage.  For further information about ARELIS Group, you can contact Ms Maud Vazquez,  Corporate Communication Manager:  Tel: +33 1 34 90 33 83 -  Email: maud.vazquez@arelis.com For further information on the web, please go to: http://www.arelis.com/

LEDIXIS builds LED future at BVE 2015 with EXALUX BRIKS

Philip Jolly - 26-janv.-2015 11:25:41
LEDIXIS, an innovator in the LED lighting-devices sector seeking distributors in the UK, will be exhibiting its latest technology at the BVE 2015 trade show, taking place at EXCEL, in London (UK), from 24 to 26 February. LEDIXIS will present EXALUX BRIKS , part of the company’s EXALUX range — a novel lighting solution for the broadcasting, movie-making and photographic industries. At the BVE 2015 trade show, LEDIXIS will showcase EXALUX BRIKS . Bruno Lavolée, the company’s founder and CEO, explains: “BRIKS is going to revolutionise the use for lighting instruments in a range of sectors, from broadcasting and films to photography. BRIKS is both smaller and brighter than our competitors’ offerings.”   BRIKS is an attractive solution in the field of modular lighting instruments and is covered by the EXALUX trademark; specialist company LEDIXIS has been distributing BRIKS since November 2014. BRIKS is suited to various uses in broadcasting, cinematography and photography.   LEDIXIS will showcase BRIKS at the BVE 2015 trade show, which is taking place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), between 24 and 26 February of this year. The company will be on Stand R-18. LEDIXIS is keen to expand across Europe and, more particularly, is seeking to meet potential partners and distributors for the British market at the trade show.   BRIKS is based on a smart lighting platform combining the latest generation of LED luminescent sources with advanced processes for colorimetric, thermal and energy controls. EXALUX lighting instruments are built with high-quality components.     BRIKS are factory calibrated (Flux and CCT) to 500 lumens in order to guarantee enhanced colorimetric and photometric homogeneity, allowing users to have the right colour temperature and the right balance of the white.   BRIKS units are small (90mm x 90mm x 15mm), compact, light (170g), and very powerful.   B runo Lavolée, CEO of LEDIXIS, says: “BRIKS are very attractive also because they are customisable lighting devices. Besides, with EXALUX BRIKS, designing a customisable lighting instrument becomes childs play. To start with, users just need one BRIKS and one controller, and it is possible to connect up to 250 LED BRIKS with one controller to build small or medium-size lighting areas.”   Innovation starts with LUXIFYTM , a lighting platform specially developed for modular lighting systems. Because all the electronics are integrated into an all-in-one module, LUXIFYTM is environmentally friendly and allows for better energy efficiency; it also provides improved connectivity and light constancy. A Bluetooth-connected device makes it possible to have wireless control of all BRIKS’ features. Users can connect and run up to 20 LED BRIKS at full brightness (depending on the chosen diffuser).   “In case of breakage, you can replace the damaged unit without having to return the whole equipment to the factory. Your equipment will always be operational and you will never run out of light,” points out Bruno Lavolée. “To reveal all the creative potential of our solution, play with the light!”   BRIKS is based on five fundamental principles that benefit the user: customisation; eco-efficiency; capacities for evolution; innovation in the use of the technology; and, finally, connectivity. The product’s architecture can be adapted to various uses, giving professionals the possibility to create what is, ultimately, their own lighting device, in line with their specific needs, constraints and budgets.     The innovative solution developed by LEDIXIS also allows users to reduce the time dedicated to implementation and production, hence it ensures that users have more time to devote to what they care most about — creativity.   About LEDIXIS   “LEDIXIS: a combination of passion and expertise,” is the specialist company’s motto. LEDIXIS, which is headquartered in Nantes (in Western France), was created in 2013 by Bruno Lavolée, who wanted to combine the three areas he is passionate about, i.e. photography, light, and technology. LEDIXIS designs and sells lighting precision solutions that are eco-efficient, modular, connected, and destined for the broadcasting, movie-making and photographic industries. The companys expertise is based on its multidisciplinary know-how — a specific knowledge of the customers needs in filming and photographic lighting, combined with an impressive track record in LED technology (stemming from 20 years’ experience).   LEDIXIS offers products that match customer expectations. Thanks to its R&D department, which is dedicated to creating new lighting devices, LEDIXIS will be widening its range of products throughout 2015.   LEDIXIS will be exhibiting its EXALUX range of products at BVE 2015 (Stand R-18), which will take place at EXCEL, in London (UK), from 24 to 26 February 2015. BVE is a trade fair of reference for the broadcasting industry and for audiovisual-production technology.     For further information about the   trade show, please go to: http://www.bvexpo.com/     For further information about the company, please go to: www.exalux.eu   Ms Philip JOLLY - Press Office Manager Press Office of BUSINESS FRANCE in London SW1Y 4SP - UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 philip.jolly@ubifrance.fr      

EBlink to showcase pioneer wireless-fronthaul solution at MWC 2015

Philip Jolly - 14-janv.-2015 13:26:34
EBlink, a pioneer in wireless-fronthaul technology, will be present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March 2015, in Barcelona (Spain). The company’s FrontLink™58 system represents a technological breakthrough. EBlink provides solutions that are complementary to fibre-based fronthaul and essential to Cloud RAN and 5G architectures.   EBlink takes wireless fronthaul technology to the next level with unmatched field-proven performance. Thanks to EBlink’s solutions, operators are no longer forced to lay costly fibre runs or limit their new sites to locations served by fibre. Importantly, EBlink’s patented technology ensures that radio-access performance remains intact when using a wireless-fronthaul link. “Our FrontLink™58 system represents a technological breakthrough, with unequalled performance: up to 7.5Gbps CPRI on a wireless link within a 70MHz bandwidth,” explains Alain Rolland, EBlink’s founder and CEO.  “Tested and validated by operators worldwide, the FrontLink™ solution offers new possibilities to mobile carriers in their network deployment.” Christian Bittar, EBlink’s co-founder and COO, says: “We expect to double this technical performance in 2015, and again the following year. Everything indicates that mobile-network architectures will rely on fronthaul links to enable the use of those technologies essential for high-speed service (Comp, Massive MIMO, etc.). Our wireless fronthaul technology was developed with this in mind.” Analysts and major international operators now speak of wireless fronthaul as a technology that has become essential. International mobile-telecommunications operators are moving increasingly towards centralized architectures, which are more economical and provide better performance than traditional cellular network architectures. Already deployed in Asia, C-RAN/V-RAN/small cells networks are now gaining ground in North America and other parts of the world as well. These new architectures have spurred the development of fronthaul-type transmission infrastructures, which — as with backhaul systems — call for both fibre and wireless solutions. Complementary to fibre-based fronthaul, EBlink’s wireless fronthaul solutions also drive a significant reduction in deployment costs: up to 40% in most scenarios. Specifically, EBlink’s patented technology eliminates the last few hundred metres of fibre that are so costly for mobile-telecoms operators, being long and difficult to deploy. As A rising start-up in the mobile telecoms industry, EBlink continues to build partnerships with leading industrials in order to foster technological synergies and accelerate the distribution of its solutions worldwide. EBlink will be on Booth 5B73, in Hall 5, at MWC in Barcelona (in Spain), between 2 and 5 March of this year. About EBlink Founded in France in 2005, EBlink is revolutionizing the mobile-network market with a new industry standard: wireless fronthaul. Based on the founders’ vision of the evolution of mobile-telecoms networks, EBlink’s technology provides operators with an immediate solution to the growing demand for mobile multimedia applications. EBlink’s leaders have 20 years of experience in the deployment, operation and optimization of mobile networks. EBlink will be on Booth 5B73, in Hall 5, at Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona (Spain), between 2 and 5 March 2015. For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ For further information about the company, please go to: www.e-blink.com ------------ For further information, please contact: Mr Philip Jolly - Press Office - UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP – UK - Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 - philip.jolly@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk -------- Note to Editors Copyright — The UBIFRANCE Press Office in London is waiving its copyright on the content included in this press release, which means that recipients are free to reproduce, modify and circulate it if they wish to do so and as far as copyright law is concerned. 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SERSA launches new versatile graphics cards for industry

Philip Jolly - 06-janv.-2015 13:08:56
SERSA, a French-based company specializing in the design and development of global solutions for the industrial-electronics sector, has launched IHM Crystal-IN, a graphics card designed to enhance screen-graphic interfaces. Seeking to simplify the ergonomics of their products, industrialists are increasingly turning to colour graphic displays, with or without a touchscreen interface, which require substantial investment in software-development skills and hardware capabilities. With this in mind, and in order to meet its customers’ demands, SERSA has developed the IHM Crystal-IN graphics card. The IHM Crystal-IN graphics card is built around a powerful Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and avoids the need to use an operating system such as Windows, Android or Linux, which, in turn, ensures increased reliability in harsh environments such as those found in industry. This autonomous solution offers a range of benefits to the user, including reduced development time and easy implementation; scalability towards a variety of graphic displays (from 3” to 10”, colour screen, glass touchscreen, etc.); an integrated Flash Player; and, finally, reduced costs. The integrated Flash Player ensures that the content is produced to the highest quality standards possible, no matter what the final resolution may be. With Flash, developers can create graphics interfaces with high-level office tools directly on any platform equipped with a Flash reader, without having to write a graphics code. Thanks to SERSA’s IHM Crystal-IN graphics card, users are finally able to make the most of the many advantages of this technology and overcome the limitations of embedded software. The solutions developed by SERSA have many applications. Indeed, SERSA’s know-how is already widely acknowledged across industries such as bakeries, pastry making, and the hospitality sector. The many SERSA card functionalities (USB, WiFi, HACCP, Control, etc.) are integrated into customers’ products according to their needs. Products may include beaters, deep-freezers, deep-fryers, hot-transfer banqueting trolleys, mixers, ovens, retarder-proving equipment, and more. To date, SERSA has equipped thousands of operational machines worldwide. About SERSA Founded in 1985, SERSA Electronique is a French-based specialist company that designs and develops global solutions for the industrial-electronics sector. The company is headquartered in Paris and has an annual turnover of €4.7 million. Offering customised and innovative studies in order to meet individual, technical requirements, SERSA guides its customers in their search for a wholesale solution all the way from the study phase to the delivery of completed, operational units. SERSA believes in a long-term, commercial-partnership approach by anticipating customer needs and providing its clients with technological innovations on an ongoing basis. For further information about SERSA, please go to: www.sersa.fr --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Mr Philip Jolly - Press Office Manager UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP - UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 philip.jolly@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk Note to Editors   Copyright — The UBIFRANCE Press Office in London is waiving its copyright on the content included in this press release, which means that recipients are free to reproduce, modify and circulate it if they wish to do so and as far as copyright law is concerned. 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By reproducing material/content that the Press Office sends to a given publication, the recipient (i.e. the publisher and/or editor) is deemed to have agreed to the limited and legitimate use of the published material — in return and in due course — by the Press Office, as described above. If the recipient of this press release objects to the potential limited re-use of his (her) published material by the Press Office (as outlined above) in the name of his (her) copyright, the said recipient should inform the Press Office as soon as possible, and the director of the press bureau will contact the publication concerned by return of email ( contact.ftpb@ubifrance.fr ), which will be followed up with a telephone call and/or a letter in order to try to find a compromise that would be acceptable to both parties. The Press Office seeks to comply fully and actively with copyright law in all its aspects within the United Kingdom and as per European Union laws and regulations. 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Libcast’s Online Video Platform in the limelight at BETT 2015

Philip Jolly - 05-janv.-2015 13:18:12
Libcast of France will be showcasing its Online Video Platform at BETT 2015 in London, in January. The specialist company’s innovative and versatile solution enables users to host, manage and broadcast lectures live or in streaming mode. With 200,000 users, Libcast’s technology has already been chosen by many universities and schools, including leading colleges in France and Norway. Libcast offers its customers the ability to easily publish any type of audio/video files, pictures and documents to the web, smartphones, tablets, computers, and connected TVs. Libcast’s Online Video Platform has a range of features that ensure optimal indexation, customization, monetization and analytics to engage the client entity’s audiences and assist it in deploying a successful digital strategy. Users may expand the platform’s capabilities in order to improve their experience with extensions such as Web TV, pedagogical blogs and plug-ins for education (Moodle, Blackboard, Fronter, Dokeos, etc.). Business schools, such as HEC Paris, Grenoble Management School and Bordeaux III University, have been choosing the Libcast platform, attracted more particularly by the platform’s scalability. Besides, the Libcast platform offers personalized support within a close partnership with the client entity, so as to better help it carry out a range of projects. These projects include Web TV or limited-access video portals dedicated to the broadcasting of lectures (such as Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs). In the past year, the Libcast platform has attracted a wide international audience. In Norway, Telemark University College (TUC) is among its users. TUC is the fourth largest university college in Norway with 6,500 students. It has four campuses and is based around the Porsgrunn site, in Southern Norway. TUC uses a broad range of video-based content and was already equipped with video-recording/video-screening equipment. The Norwegian university was looking for an easy-to-use online solution that would be ergonomic and intuitive, enabling users to host, encode and manage video content without difficulty. The chosen solution should also make it possible to subsequently broadcast the video content on internal lecture-related blogs and across TUC’s iTunesU platforms afterwards. TUC opted for Libcast’s solution after trying it out during the BETT trade show in London (UK) in January 2013, and after a European competitive bidding process that resulted in the specialist French company winning the contract. TUC chose Libcast for a range of reasons. First of all, Libcast offers a turnkey solution that includes software, support and infrastructure. Also, the Libcast interface is integrated within an SI interface, and the French company’s software application is 100% online. Furthermore, Libcast has developed an encoding engine that can process all video/audio content, as well as images and documents. Besides, Libcast’s solution features an integrated RichMedia studio as part of the application, enabling the association of video contents with presentations and documents. And the addition of subtitles, chapter headings, etc. can be done easily, in a very intuitive way, which is another advantage. Libcast has made sure that video formats are suitable and compatible for broadcasting on every screen. And the Libcast solution comes complete with accurate, graphic measurement tools. Finally, Libcast offers various other benefits, such as the ability to widen the scope of content broadcasting through new portals over time, or unlimited broadcasting traffic (in order to ensure effective control of the budget dedicated to the project). Thanks to all these versatile and innovative features, the Libcast platform was chosen by Telemark University College of Norway, as it has been by other players in industry and academia in various countries. Libcast’s freemium business model adds to the strength of its offering, since 3Gb worth of storage is made available to users, free of charge, to host their videos as soon as they have signed up for an account (and without any time constraint attached to the facility). Libcast has been attending the BETT trade show, in London, for three years, since the trade fair represents a powerful forum for international development and technological innovation, allowing exhibitors to meet the major players in education and new technologies. The company will be at BETT 2015, in January of this year (Stand C.98). About Libcast Created in 2006, Libcast is a French-based company specialising in the online hosting of video content and already has 200,000 regular users who work in industry (including video-content producers) or in academia (including students and teachers). Libcast is headquartered in Bordeaux, in the South-West of France. The company will attend the BETT trade show at EXCEL (Stand C.98, on the French Pavilion), in London (UK), between 21 and 24 January 2015. You can test and access all Libcast features here: https://www.libcast.com For further information about the company, please go to: www.libcast.com  For further information, please contact :    Philip Jolly, Manager of the Press Office UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP – UK - Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 philip.jolly@ubifrance.fr Reference to quote: CP 39 63 View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk
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