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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. If a given publication such as a trade magazine (to which the Press Office subscribes) goes ahead and publishes an article on the basis of this press release, we would like to be informed so as to retrieve the published material, and so as to be able to send it to our client company/entity in France (i.e. the company/entity that provided us with the information contained in the press release in the first place). We keep a printed copy of the published material in the relevant file in our office, and a second copy may infrequently be kept in a press-book that may be shown to potential clients when they visit the Press Office. Other than that, a single scanned copy is sent electronically to the client/entity in France (or, more rarely, a single printed copy is sent by post). This is important to us and to our clients. 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. Embedded images — For journalists and editors who need the pictures embedded in one of our press releases, it is very easy to retrieve them. What you need to do is as follows: within the body of the press release, left-click on the picture; this should magnify the image to a size that is directly usable; then, right-click on the magnified picture and choose the ’Save As’ function; finally, save the magnified image as a JPEG file on the hard disk of your computer, giving it the name that you wish to use in connection with the story concerned. If you have any problems with this procedure, do not hesitate to give us a ring. It is always possible for the Press Office to send you JPEG pictures as attachments in an email upon request. Thank you. Reader responses — Please advise us of publication of this press release and continue to send reader responses to the Press Office. This is the only way we can ensure the follow-up is done efficiently.       

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

French aeronautical industry set for new heights as global demand skyrockets

Marine Juillard - 19-déc.-2014 10:51:40
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. For further information about French companies looking to export, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx?k=&z=&c=&ca=3&sca=75 For further information about Airbus, please go to: http://www.airbus.com/   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/

Transport Next Generation drives SITL 2015 to next level

Marine Juillard - 18-déc.-2014 16:03:43
This leading international event, focused on innovative transport equipment, will be held concurrently with SITL and Transport Logistics Europe from 31 March to 2 April 2015, in Paris (France). Transport Next Generation will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in conjunction with SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe. The trade shows will be held in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris. Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics, organisers of SITL Paris 2015, gives his thoughts on the launch of Transport Next Generation, the new event to be launched in conjunction with the trade fair, and his expectations as to what it will bring to the transport sector and the logistics industry. How would you describe the positioning of Transport Next Generation? What is distinctive about it, and what added value does it bring to the industry? The aim of Transport Next Generation is to be an international event that responds to the expectations of supply-chain directors in industry and retailing. This new exhibition brings together, in a single space, innovative multimodal transport equipment that works to achieve the most effective transport performance for industry and retailers. As such, Transport Next Generation addresses the link between shipper and transporter. Fundamentally multimodal, it touches the five main transport segments – maritime, rail, river, road, and combined transport (both urban and temperature controlled). The programme for Transport Next Generation is based around a Steering Committee which, besides SITL’s usual partners, also has the support of the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie (FFC), the Association Française du Gaz Naturel pour Véhicules (AFGNV) and the Industrial Vehicle Rental trade council, led by Transport et Logistique de France (TLF). What solutions does Transport Next Generation provide? The common element of all the equipment exhibited at Transport Next Generation is the changing organisation and planning of transportation, as well as the emergence of a link between the shipper and the transporter. This results in multiple new challenges and new transport requirements, including reduction in travel distances; improved productivity of equipment and personnel; safety and security of goods and personnel; evolving regulation; environmental protection; development of e-commerce and urban deliveries; and optimisation of loads, etc. How does Transport Next Generation integrate into SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe 2015? Transport Next Generation extends and completes our expertise across all transport, logistics and supply-chain activities. It is in complete synergy with SITL Paris 2015, which brings together all transport and logistics services, and Intralogistics Europe 2015, which covers handling equipment at all levels of the supply chain. For its part, Transport Next Generation provides innovative transport-equipment solutions. It will have its own dedicated space with unique signage and decoration to attract visitors. It will have its own programme of seven conferences and also its own Innovation Award which, reflecting the initial concept, is open to ‘equipment solutions that are immediately operational for shippers or transporters to add value and optimise the services of transporters in light of competition’. Therefore, between them, the three trade shows cover the full market range and expectations of purchasers. How do you see Transport Next Generation developing in the future? In 2015, Transport Next Generation will be located in a space that hosts around 30 exhibitors. Taking into account the real interest already expressed in this year’s event, as of 2016, Transport Next Generation will become a separate exhibition with its own area, its own community of exhibitors, and a specifically targeted visitor base. Our ambition is to attract transport buyers and shipping specifiers from all industry and retail sectors. In line with SITL and Intralogistics, this new event will, in due course, be rolled out internationally, as is the case with all the exhibitions we create and develop. About Reed Expositions Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organises over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of industries including the environment sector, marketing and communications, and transport and logistics.   Reed Expositions will be organising Transport Next Generation 2015, a new event that will run concurrently with SITL Paris 2015 as well as Intralogistics Europe 2015. All three events will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris (France). For further information about the various trade shows, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu   For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: http://www.reedexpo.fr    For further information, please contact :   Ms Kate Riley - Press Officer - UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP – UK - Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 - kate.riley@ubifrance.fr

UBIFRANCE helps French IT startups plug into global opportunities

Kate Riley - 11-déc.-2014 11:29:54
Fayssal Majid, IT project manager at UBIFRANCE, explains, “Smartphones will be the new platform for all companies. Companies will need to have a mobile application as well as a website in order to attract customers and maintain market share.” By 2020, the number of smartphone subscriptions is expected to more than double to 6.1 billion – almost the size of today’s global population of 6.7 billion. The IT sector is no longer a novelty market: companies of all sizes and in all sectors must integrate digital services into their offering or risk losing business.   France offers a mobile IT ecosystem that is leveraging the best of the country’s technology, services and infrastructure, not only to satisfy the domestic market but also to capture global customers. In fact, the domestic market which, in many ways, is a reflection of the country’s focus on technology, has been following the pattern of other developed countries in terms of internet-services consumption and mobile-telecoms usage: today, 54% of the French population uses the internet on their mobile device and 74% of smartphone users research products and services on their telephone.      Therefore, it should come as no surprise that France will be sending the largest national delegation to the Mobile World Congress, next year (2-5 March 2015), in Barcelona (Spain). The size of the delegation is undeniably linked to the quality of French engineering and the country’s well-organised R&D clusters, many at a regional level, which support the development of an array of independent projects.     A case in point is Systematic, a hi-tech cluster centred on the Paris region, which has helped to develop 379 projects and attracted €2 billion worth of investment over its brief history.  In fact, as Fayssal Majid, IT project manager at UBIFRANCE, explains, there are even further layers of organisation that benefit the start-up culture in France. He says, “There are start-ups that are very proud of their French roots but that are looking to expand globally. La French Tech, an initiative [launched] in collaboration with UBIFRANCE, helps them to achieve this goal.”     La French Tech is a collective project aimed at facilitating the growth and boosting the influence of French start-ups and of the country’s digital ecosystem: it has been behind the success of companies such as award-winning Citizen Sciences.      Citizen Sciences is a prime example of a French company that is innovating and pushing back technological frontiers. Citizen Sciences is pioneering applications in the field of the internet of things – the connectivity of everyday items for the purpose of improving usage and limiting human involvement – with a focus on clothing items. At the moment they are working on products that will gather multiples of data from athletes – from heart rate to specific movements – in order to improve their performance. The company was recognised as a winner of an Innovation Award at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (USA).      F Majid believes that Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, in spring 2015, is the perfect springboard for French businesses to reach global markets. IT has become much more of a global phenomenon and F Majid believes that French companies should not only focus on the US market but also on emerging markets in Asia, South America, and Africa. He explains, “French companies have always thought about the US, but in fact there is also a lot of interest from places such as the Middle East, South-East Asia and Africa – markets that are very large and continuing to grow.”      As a global event, Mobile World Congress provides the perfect forum for introducing French companies to prospective clients from all over the world. One French company that will be joining F Majid in Barcelona is Oledcomm. This company’s products leverage lighting networks into something many might find unthinkable – wireless communication and internet services. Another French company that will be at MWC 2015 is Famoco. This company is working on a long-sought solution to various problems affecting contactless payments.      UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, has 80 offices outside France. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services to businesses interested in expanding across the world.      For further information about Oldecomm, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/company-19013-oledcomm     For further information about Famoco, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/company-14629-famoco For further information about the French Pavilion at Mobile World Congress, please go to: http://mwc.ubifrance-events.com/  or  http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/Posts-10231-french-pavilion-at-mwc-2015-to-showcase-over-100-cutting-edge-players     For further information about Mobile World Congress, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/  
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The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London:  The partner of choice of the French Export Team The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, which is based in central London, is a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade.  UBIFRANCE assists French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets within the United Kingdom, and, more generally, promotes Franco-British trade relations. Our team can help UK-based companies to identify potential French suppliers. The UK is a mature and demanding market, but it is also full of potential and opportunities: over 15,000 French businesses already sell their goods and services in Britain. In 2011, UBIFRANCE UK made a difference by helping French-based businesses across the board - UBIFRANCE UK organised 35 trade missions and trade shows for French exhibitors - UBIFRANCE UK accompanied and assisted 600 French-based

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