Electronics and IT
FOGALE WILL UNVEIL ITS SENSATION TECHNOLOGY ON A REAL SMARTPHONE AT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS IN BARCELONA FROM 2ND TO 5TH MARCH 2015 FOGALE will be present on BUSINESSFRANCE’s French Pavilion, HALL 5 BOOTH B41 POS. 13 Three years after introducing its "Sensation" technology, which adds highly innovative new control possibilities to conventional touchscreens by detecting the position of the fingers above and around the edges of the screen, FOGALE will unveil an Android Smartphone featuring incredible new possibilities.
We all think our Smartphones are much the same, and were right! All Smartphones have broadly similar features. Only their design provides some differentiation. Convinced that manufacturers should focus on the users and, in particular, on ‘naturalising’ the interface with these complex communication and entertainment devices, FOGALE delivers true 3D technology to your Smartphones touchscreen, making it possible to fundamentally change the way you think of and interact with it. Now you can have new user experiences such as:- A unique home page that makes it very easy to access the required application or zoom in to the keys of your keyboard to write your SMS easily - without glasses- A "super icon" concept that zooms out when a finger approaches it and makes it possible to see the applications information- Use the edges of your Smartphone to scroll text up and down, change the volume or switch icons without touching any keys- Have your icons place themselves automatically- Perform simple tasks: change page, activate the screen by putting your hand near it, rotate an image, zoom into the space- Activate your Smartphone without touching any keys (the phone detects your fingers)- Use your Smartphone as a simple notepad, even when wearing gloves- Automatically adapt the interface for the right or left hand- An intuitive and easy to use camera application
Being able to measure each fingertips position in relation to your mobile screen and case opens up a whole world of creative possibilities for developers, such as 3D.Initially aimed at the mobile market, there are many other applications for this technology: games consoles, TV remote controls, controls for automobiles, computers, the medical industry, etcIn performing functions with your finger hovering above the screen, the Sensation technology is reminiscent of a "floating touch" and an "air gesture", which have already been seen on some high-end Smartphones. Its huge advantage over these technologies is the much greater height of the detection range – 5cm above the screen, vs. 2 cm for competing technologies.FOGALE has therefore developed applications that rethink and reinvent your Smartphones interface. They are smooth, intuitive and amazingly easy to use.This is the only technology that can detect several fingers above the screen as well as at the sides of your Smartphone, opening up new horizons for todays Smartphones.FOGALE Sensation has recently grown its teams and recruited a new CEO, to structure the companys growth and create the Asian subsidiaries that will enable us to support our clients and develop our business.
About FOGALE NanotechAfter developing a "capacitive camera", which is now fitted to thousands of medical scanners, the FOGALE nanotech researchers set themselves a new challenge: to measure the coordinates of several fingers above a screen (up to 5 cm for fingers and 10 cm for hand gestures).Such control would enable the famous man/machine interaction to be smoother and more intuitive, more precise and complex movements. This is the beginning of a genuine technological disruption in the world of touchscreens for mobile consumer products. An "all-in-one" technology that extends todays touch-based interface beyond its physical limits, as even the sides become control surfaces - as well as all the unique possibilities from the simultaneously available multi-finger ‘3D hover’ contactless interface. This highly innovative technology is protected by some forty patents.FOGALE nanotech is a spin-off of the CEA (the French Atomic Energy Commission) and of the ONERA (the French National Aerospace Research Centre), founded in 1983. Over the years it has built up a unique experience in the field of high and very-high-accuracy dimensional measurement. Researchers and engineers constitute 80% of the FOGALE Groups 70-strong staff. For further information about the company, please go to: www.fogale-sensation.com
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Telecommunications and Space
ARELIS unveils hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station at MWC 2015
ARELIS 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: email@example.com
For further information on the web, please go to: http://www.arelis.com/
The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand – change in demographics in developing economies and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle classes. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the aerospace industry.
The European aviation industry (the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft) is currently the second largest in the world, behind the Boeing-led sector in the United States. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with €22 billion in net exports. Many SMEs depend on and service Airbus and these companies will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries. For example, the A320 will increase from its current 42 to the target of 50 planes per month.
Aside from Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as aircraft wheels. The company is particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. It has acquired several new airlines as clients and its attempts to limit environmental impact will also no doubt lead to a bright future.
The French aviation industry is already mature, well diversified, and a world leader but what are its prospects for the future? It seems difficult to imagine that things could get much better, but it certainly looks as if they might. Brice Robin, project manager at UBIFRANCE for the aeronautical sector, explains that the industry is not lingering on its current success: “It is true that over the last 100 years France has had a strong history within aviation. This, however, is never enough and we need to look to innovation for the future. For example, French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.”
Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality to ensure the security and longevity of very expensive products for prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with a high level of quality, as well as better products with new technology, such as reduced weight.”
There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, it is likely that they will have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and complete package of services. Mr. Robin explains, for example, that the French maintenance market provides a one-stop shop for clients, reducing costs and offering convenience. He says, “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and everything else surrounding the aircraft since they will look to keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also look to renovate the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located nearby in the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support such as refurbishment.
Mr. Robin puts this emerging competition for the French industry into perspective and explains, “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes are not yet available, something which gives the French an advantage.” For example, the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus requires special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers.
UBIFRANCE helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, the company Win MS participated at trade shows in Dubai with UBIFRANCE and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Qatar Air, the world’s second most-preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards, was very impressed by its aeronautical-maintenance equipment.
Another company to benefit from working with UBIFRANCE is Aeroform, which provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for a distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. Within three months Aeroform had signed contracts with distributors in each country and is now working with UBIFRANCE to achieve the same results on the Russian market.
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For further information about Aeroform, please go to: http://www.aeroform-france.fr/
For further information about Mapaero, please go to: http://www.mapaero.com/en/
Véronique Cuziol, project manager at UBIFRANCE, believes that the French mechanical engineering sector showcases the best of French manufacturing. She says: “Not all French industries are in decline. Some sectors, such as the mechanical engineering industry, are successful.” So, what exactly is this stellar industry all about? Mechanical engineering firms are diverse in terms of products and services but, broadly, they service and produce valued-added products for the automobile, aerospace and railway industries.
Health, Medical devices
The healthcare industry is a key partner for governments in anticipating and providing solutions geared towards protection, prevention, diagnostics, disability compensation, treatment and improving the daily quality of life for users of health product. It plays a critical role in public health, one of the principal challenges facing French society.
The healthcare industry (much like the aerospace and luxury sectors) plays a crucial part in preserving France’s industrial base and represents a major comparative advantage for the French economy: it employs more than 200,000 people directly and over 500,000 indirectly, and continues to go from strength to strength. The relative importance of the sector within France’s industrial landscape is greater than in other European economies of a similar size.
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DECITEX of France, which specializes in the development of intelligent and innovative textiles for use in professional cleaning, has announced a new contract with NHS Supply Chain. Following numerous introductions and tests in some of the largest NHS hospitals across Britain, it was DECITEX’s precise knowledge of this market that helped the company to secure the contract for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
DECITEX, a French-based manufacturer at the heart of innovation for microfibre cleaning textiles, has announced a new contract with NHS Supply Chain, following a call to tender for cleaning products for floors and surfaces, to have its products available for purchase by the NHS in England and Wales.
A total of 26 DECITEX products will be listed by NHS Supply Chain, including single- as well as short-and-long-term usage solutions adapted to hazardous areas, such as operating theatres and isolation rooms.
DECITEX’s textiles have proven efficiency and its single- and short-usage cloths have been approved in accordance with the EN13697 standard. These products allow all hospitals, including state-of-the-art ones, to choose to clean floors with water, whilst ensuring the demands of ATP tests are met.
Created in 2000, DECITEX is part of the 3E sustainable-energy concept. The company’s main aim is to improve the quality of cleaning and ergonomics whilst considering the associated constraints and working on the reduction in usage costs of the products.
DECITEX’s textile engineers are encouraged to think about the efficiency of the textile for cleaning purposes before considering the addition of a chemical component. The material has also been developed to improve user comfort, not just in terms of autonomy and hygiene, but also in terms of design — a notion often overlooked in this field.
From their design and manufacture in France up to their final use in situ, DECITEX products offer unique and innovative sustainable-development solutions in the field of cleaning textiles. In effect, using DECITEX products makes it possible to save considerable amounts of water, chemicals and energy used in laundry. The specialist company also offers to recycle its products at the end of their use.
DECITEX products are sold in countries around the world including Australia, Canada, France, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK. DECITEX products, so as to better meet the needs of today’s users, are manufactured up to the highest standards. Over six million units of DECITEX products are sold each year to the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, as well to numerous operating theatres within hospitals, in many countries.
DECITEX is a French-based company specializing in microfibre wiping textile for professional use. The company was founded in July 2000 by Guillaume Leymonerie, CEO of the 3E Concept Group.
As a manufacturer, DECITEX’s role is to design and produce high-performance textiles — i.e. mops and wipes made from microfibre — that are easy to use. DECITEX listens to what its customers have to say and innovates as per their needs.
The company complements its textile-technology expertise (focused on issues such as cleaning time, ease of use, cost per use, and impact on the environment) with a lightweight, ergonomically designed range of handles and frames.
For further information, please go to: http://www.decitex.com/index.php
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UBIFRANCE organises the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 trade show: on the pavilion, over 25 French companies and regional entities will showcase their expertise in the aerospace industry. The trade fair, a leading event for innovation in the aircraft-interiors sector, is taking place from 8 to 10 April 2014 in Hamburg (Germany).
The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees Region of southern France, and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The national pavilion will be situated in Hall B6 (Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51), at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, and will present more than 25 French-based companies and entities working in the aircraft-interiors sector. The companies on the pavilion are keen to meet international customers and partners. The trade fair is due to take place from 8 to 10 April of this year, in the Northern German city of Hamburg.
The aerospace industry is the leading export sector in France and generates the highest trade surplus for the country. Indeed, France is ranked first among European countries and second worldwide in this industry. The aircraft-interiors market is ever-changing and the French companies in this sector have gained international recognition for their know-how and expertise. The companies exhibiting on the French pavilion represent the diversity and high quality found among sector players in the country.
The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details can be provided on request.
ADHETEC designs and manufactures adhesive solutions and protective films for the aerospace industry.
AEROFONCTIONS develops composite structures (cockpit furnishings, electric systems, fairings, etc.) for use in the aerospace industry.
ATTAX manufactures rapid-attachment solutions that meet the increasing demand for cost reductions in aircraft maintenance and on assembly lines.
Chateauroux Airport is a transit airport, located to the South of Paris, that offers maintenance services and modification/painting solutions, as well as aircraft-preservation and dismantling services.
Cinch Connectors offers a wide range of electrical connectors, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, for use in the aerospace industry.
Composite Industrie manufactures a comprehensive range of composite parts and components and is a major supplier of the aviation sector (both civil and military).
CRITT Matériaux is a laboratory that specializes in composite materials centred around three main activities: static and fatigue tests, mechanical and physical-chemical tests, and R&D projects.
ELTA develops and markets electronic systems and equipment for use in harsh environments.
ENIT offers engineering services with regard to structures, interior fittings and systems.
EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE supplies composite parts and technical solutions for the interior fittings of cabins, for both business and commercial aircraft.
ESI Group designs and develops virtual-prototyping solutions for aircraft seats that integrate a range of parameters in relation to the safety and comfort of passengers.
INDUSMECA manufactures mechanical components and sub-assemblies, from high-added-value to low-cost, for use in the aerospace industry.
JET CUT, a subsidiary of ENERGIE METAL, provides water-jet cutting solutions, as well as 3-axis and 5-axis machining for technical materials such as titanium, aluminium and composites.
LISI AEROSPACE designs and markets attachment systems and high-technology assembly components for the aircraft industry.
OPTIS designs solutions that allow aircraft-industry professionals to simulate, visualise and validate their choice of on-board lighting and control/surveillance equipment.
PGA Electronic SA
PGA Electronic SA is a recognized manufacturer of on-board entertainment and lighting systems.
Portelli Productions supplies aircraft-industry contractors with moulded-polyurethane parts (flexible or rigid foam) for cockpit upholstery and passenger-seat equipment.
PROTEC Decors specializes in surface treatments and prestigious finishes for the decoration of business-aircraft interiors.
PXCom transforms current passenger-entertainment systems into rich-media platforms. Embedded applications provide passengers with a rich selection of multimedia and interactive content.
SC AERO manufactures composite components dedicated to aeronautical maintenance and high-level mechanical sports.
SIMAIR has been manufacturing aeronautical components for the last 30 years. It is a specialist in cabin equipment for airlines and business aircraft.
SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE
SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE is a specialist in leather trimming and industrial upholstery; the company provides a range of services in relation to aircraft and yacht interiors, among other applications.
SLTS provides products and services in the technical sheet-metal field, including electrical boxes for cockpit equipment and lighting systems and units.
SMAC provides a comprehensive range of acoustic-comfort systems for aircraft and helicopter cabins.
SMTC specialises in the design and manufacture of composite panels used in the aerospace sector, among other applications.
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of Midi-Pyrenees (or CCI Midi-Pyrenees) provides companies across the Midi-Pyrenees region with business-support services.
Centréco is the regional agency for the promotion and economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Midi-Pyrenees Expansion is the economic development agency of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in Southern France.
UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.
In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.
UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees region and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is showcasing more than 25 French-based companies and regional entities at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, on the French Pavilion (in Hall B6: Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51).
Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April 2014. The Aircraft Interiors Expo trade show is one of the world’s leading events in the aircraft-interiors sector. In 2013, the trade fair welcomed 500 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and over 8,900 visitors – a rise of 12% on 2012.
For more information about Aircraft Interiors Expo, please go to: www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com
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