Audiovisual content, Multimedia
PICOM : THE FRENCH RETAIL INDUSTRIES CLUSTER @ RBTE WILL SHOWCASE THEIR INNOVATION LABSTAND 260 For the first time, PICOM - The French Retail Industries Cluster will exhibit at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2015 in London from March 10th to 11th to promote the New Shopping lab experience.Launched in 2010, this cluster set the tone of the future shopping experience supported by innovative SMEs, ICT research teams, and major distribution brands. The large scope of PICOM’s R&D activity has led to the launch of thirty projects since its inception. The Shopping Innovation Lab® is a unique project in Europe created by Picom in 2013, and is supported by the French Government through its Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (Future Investments Programme). It features a collaborative lab, a fully-equipped facility and mentoring to foster innovation.PICOM is building an international network which is already formed of 100 companies: about 30 technological SMEs and 15 research laboratories bringing together several hundred researchers specialized in ICT.We invite you to come and meet the French companies showcased at the French Pavilion at the RBTE Show:KEYNEOSOFT: Flash&Get is a one-click sales and payment app combined with a one-flash locker collection mode. Customers can purchase an item wherever they are by flashing the product or its picture with their smartphone. The image recognition function finds the product and payment can be processed in one click and secured with a confidential code. http://www.keyneosoft.com/en/WEBPULSER: Meezprint is a demonstrator to explore 3D digitalization in the retail space, allowing the customer to take part in the product personalization. It benefits from image pick-up technology and generates a 3D model. http://www.webpulser.com/FITIZZY has developed an algorithm to recommend the garment size most suited to a person’s body shape and provide them with information on the product fit. These details are obtained by comparing a person’s measurements with the product information. The customer creates his body shape passport free of charge on Fitizzy.com or on the Fitizzy mobile app. http://www.fitizzy.com/PHOCEIS: By combining the latest PRICER electronic shelf label technology and an algorithm, the solution spots each label in real time. This information improves supply chain effectiveness and optimizes the in-store journey. This application also provides consumers with new services to find products in store. www.phoceis.comARTCOM: During the simulation of a customer journey, customer attention is drawn by an UltraHD video or by a personalized offer displayed on a connected trolley! The information is transmitted by LEDs. This new technology tackles the issue of network saturation, data security and customer journey tracking. http://artcom.fr/LIMPIDIUS: Limpidius, Lucky Cart and ULtimedia join forces to revolutionize the promotion landscape! The customer receives a QR Code to scan at an interactive kiosk and he can win up to the value of his basket with a game. www.limpidius.com
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Contact BUSINESSFRANCE Mrs. Anne DessemondNTIS Office Manager Press Office of BUSINESS FRANCELondon SW1Y 4SPTel: +44 (0) 207 024 3634View other press releases at :www.businessfrance.com/uk
The French Pavilion organised by The French Trade Commission at the Retail Business Technology Expo from the 10th to the 11th of March 2015, will showcase a dozen French innovative businesses, including companies from the Picom, The Retail industry Cluster.
We invite you to come to our French Pavilion on stand 260 to meet the following companies:iAdvize is a an online customer service solution which enables companies to interact in real-time with their online visitors, via Click to Chat, Click to Call and Click to Video. Combined with a smart behavioural targeting engine, businesses can use these communication channels to interact in the right place and at the right time with online visitors who will most benefit from this support. This strategy improves customer satisfaction and increases conversion rates. Today, iAdvize is present in 40 countries and is used by over 1,000 companies in a range of different industries including Air France, Toshiba, New Look, House of Fraser and Monster.Pictime provides a cross-channel platform to streamline the buying process. The consulting team keep their finger on the pulse to better guide companies across multi-channel integration.Primo1d embeds intelligence in objects and materials using the E-Thread® yarn, based on electronics. Primo1d’s Directors will be happy to explain to visitors and potential clients how this product can enhance their activity. Pixalione optimizes clients’ Internet visibility and improves traffic on their website. The team is formed of experts in SEO / SEA / PLA -Google Shopping- . The company owns 300 servers across the world and can work in 14 different languages.Vekia is a young University Enterprise created in 2008. The company provides software for resource and stock management specifically tailored for the retail sector. They are pleased to work with leading retail clients in France such as Auchan, Leroy Merlin and Tape à l’Oeil. The companys success lies in three factors: the use of applied mathematics, research work and a sharp understanding of retail challenges. Xilopix was founded in 2008 and offers a new user experience for online product search. Powered by an innovative technology it improves the relevance of search results and increases website conversion rates.
Weblib www.weblib.fr provides a full solution for in store digitalization to facilitate data collection and analysis, customer engagement and retention.
For further information, please contact:Business France Sylvine BEAUFILSEmail: email@example.com
Electronics and IT
MOBAPI PLATFORM UNVEILS ITS NEW API BUILDER ON BUSINESSFRANCES FRENCH PAVILION AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015
Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall App Planet - Hall 8.1 Stand 8.1E49 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 2nd-5th March 2015 - Mobapi is a set-and-forget solution for developers and publishers who want to focus on their data and simplify the process of developing mobile services. Bitwip cuts the cost of mobile ready API development by lowering complexity and code maintenance.Vincent Reboul, CEO, will present Mobapi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from March 2nd to 5th at the French pavilion in booth 8.1 E49. The Mobapi platform handles all the tedious work needed to sync your apps with your website and other external data sources. Setting up APIs has never been so easy. Combine data sources and trim pay board to output responsive content. Say goodbye to custom coding. “Publish on your website and Mobapi syncs your APP”: Mobapi comes with several innovative features within the Baas ecosystem- Select fields from your data sources. Combine them. Preview the output and you’re done.- You are free to add server side scripts and templates to perfect your content.- Transform, validate and compress your data before sending it to your APP.
About Mobapi:Based in Cayenne, French Guiana, Bitwip is a mobile agency specialized in developing solutions for smartphones, tablets and connected objects. Bitwip offers innovative applications for all sizes of screen in order to create a unique and enriching user experience.The agency offers synchronisation of data in the cloud, integration into an existing CMS system or development of a back office. Data is permanently available and up to date, even when the application has been published.Web projects are adapted to fit the constraints of mobile terminals: graphics are redesigned, ergonomics are improved and download time is optimised.Bitwip’s applications adapt to your needs whatever the size of your project. The agency has 6 years’ experience of creating WordPress sites and offers a real expertise in the management of CMSn°1. They will take on any web project – nothing is impossible – be it setting up an event site, integrating a professional application into a website, or using WordPress as a framework application. Bitwip loves a challenge!Bitwip deals with the development of your application, from its design to its publication. The CMS section gives you unlimited access to content, giving you complete autonomy in updating your application.Mobile solutions are accessible from increasingly varied machines. Bitwip uses the Apache Cordova set of APIs to access the native device functions of smartphones. By using Open Source, Bitwip’s developing activities respect existing standards and facilitate the integration of your application into numerous mobile platforms.Their solutions work on a multi-platform framework so that you can supply to your users the same digital experience whether on a smartphone, Android tablet, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Smart TV or a connected object. Contact: Vincent REBOUL - CEO of Bitwip - Company based in Cayenne, French Guiana
Electricity, Renewable energy, Nuclear
French wind power industry exhibits at the 2015 EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 trade fair
BUSINESS FRANCE, in partnership with France Energie Eolienne and the Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables under the Windustry France banner, is organising the French pavilion at EWEA OFFSHORE, Europe’s leading trade fair featuring offshore wind power, to be held this year in Copenhagen.
Twenty-one French wind power experts will be presenting their technologies and innovations on a 180-square-metre national pavilion during the 3 days of exhibition, conferences and industrial meetings. The French companies are seeking to position themselves as contenders in the eyes of the international decision-makers attending this flagship event of the wind power industry.
To meet the challenges of climate change, growing demand for energy and the gradual depletion of fossil fuels as well as the volatile price of oil, renewable energies are enjoying especially strong development across the world.
In many respects, France is an ideal country to develop wind power. Giving onto the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, France has an extensive coastline with a high potential for the development of offshore wind power. The French government aims to reach 6 GWe of installed capacity in marine energies by 2020, i.e. 3.5% of French electric power consumption.
According to the renewable energy union, France’s offshore production potential has been estimated at 15,000 MW by 2030. This means not only a source of renewable energy for millions of households, but also thousands of jobs linked to the rise of this new industry. France ranks 4th in Europe in terms of installed capacity and power production. It benefits from genuine expertise on both a European and global level.
Come and meet some of Frances biggest players active in wind power industry at the BUSINESS FRANCE pavilion, Hall A, booths A-D22, A-E22 and A-D16.
About the companies
ACEBI (Booth A-D22) designs and manufactures rescue equipment and bridges to access wind turbines from ships. www.acebi.com
AMO-EOLYHD (Booth A-E22) Agence Maritime de l’Ouest is engaged in shipbuilding, ship management, charter brokering and port operation. www.amo-ship.com
CETEAL SAS (Booth A-D16) is an expert in offshore wind turbine structural engineering. www.ceteal.eu
IN VIVO ENVIRONNEMENT (Booth A-E22) is an engineering firm specialising in marine environmental consultancy. www.invivo-environnement.com
ORANGE MARINE (Booth A-E22) is specialised in the field of subsea telecommunications, from the initial design and engineering to the installation of intercontinental cable links and maintenance of existing cables. www.marine.orange.com/fr
QUIET OCEANS (Booth A-E22) offers solutions for forecasting, monitoring and reducing underwater noise. www.quiet-oceans.com
RTSYS (Booth A-E22) is a specialist in underwater and active/passive acoustics. www.rtsys.euSERGI (Booth A-E15) is an engineering company originally specialised in the design and manufacture of oil-filled transformer fire extinguishing systems. Since then, the company has moved into the transformer fire protection business. www.sergi-france.com
VALOREM (Booth A-D22) is an operator in green energy and a recognised expert in operation monitoring studies, project development and renewable energy farm construction.www.valorem-energie.com
Associations, clusters and schools:
BREIZH’EMR (Booth A-E22) A Brittany cluster, federating some fifteen complementary companies involved in the Renewable Marine Energy supply chain. www.cad22.com
BRETAGNE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL (Booth A-E22): Regional agency supporting companies at the international levelin Brittany. www.bretagnecommerceinternational.com
BRETAGNE POLE NAVAL (Booth A-E22) supports the economic growth of more than 125 companies involved in the following 3 industries: Shipbuilding, Renewable Marine Energy, Offshore Oil & Gas. www.bretagnepolenaval.org
ECOLE CENTRALE (Booth A-D22) is one of France’s top engineering schools, offering engineer training and master’s and doctoral degree programmes. www.ec-nantes.fr
ENERGIE HAUTE NORMANDIE (Booth A-D16) Association of Normandy energy sector companies. www.energie-haute-normandie.com
ENSM – Ecole Nationale Superieure Maritime (Booth A-D22) Engineering school, offering master’s degree in Freight shipping sector. www.supmaritime.fr
OUEST NORMANDIES ENERGIES MARINES (Booth A-D16), Regional Renewable Marine Energy Agency from West Normandie www.ouest-normandie-energies-marines.fr
PAYS DE LA LOIRE (Booth A-D22): The economic development agency of the “Pays de la Loire” region implements its Regional Development Policy. www.agence-paysdelaloire.fr
PORT DE BREST: The port of Brest is organising a 50-hectare zone dedicated and suited to bottom-mounted and floating offshore wind turbines. The technical specifications of the layout have been designed to incorporate, handle and store large-scale systems as well as services proposed especially to meet the needs of manufacturers involved in marine energy and, more specifically offshore wind turbines.http://portbrest.bretagne.fr
Universite de Nantes (Booth A-D22): one of France’s biggest universities located in the Pays de la Loire region, providing training in the Marine Energy Sector. www.univ-nantes.fr
FRANCE ENERGIE EOLIENNE (Booth A-D22) – Biggest French wind power industry association representing 90% of the total wind industry players: developer, operator, EPC, SME, OEM. www.fee.asso.fr
WINDUSTRY (Booth A-D16) – Aims to develop the French field of industrial wind power, organises B2B meetings between wind energy market leaders and companies which are not active yet in the wind power sector. www.windustry.fr
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
Contact client Fogale Nanotech SA Mr Patrick Leteurtre - Managing Directorp.firstname.lastname@example.org
WITIGO SHOWCASES ITS PARENTAL CONTROL SOLUTION AND ITS NEW TECHNOLOGY AT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS IN BARCELONA FROM 2 TO 5 MARCH 2015
Witigo, the French brand for online child protection solutions, will be an exhibitor at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona from 2–5 March. Located in Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 8.1 App. Planet dedicated to mobile apps, Witigo is inviting equipment manufacturers (smartphones, tablets, desktops, laptops) to come and find out about its internet filtering solutions (for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android), ranked no. 1 in the Filtra Test, which are ideal for completing and adding value to their products or services (technology, integration, SDK, bundle or pre-installation).
PREMIUM PARENTAL CONTROL THAT KEEPS THE BEST OF THE INTERNET FOR CHILDREN
With over 130,000 new sites created every day, Witigo can recognise a web pages content in real time, thanks to a very detailed analysis (address, keywords, links, images and semantics) – even for newly created or modified sites. Content recognition is based on the companys own innovative ICE technology (Intelligent Content Evaluation). As a result, parents can give their children the benefit of optimum filtering, with an effectiveness of over 99%, that does not disrupt their browsing.
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTING PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS
Visitors will also be the first to find out about VISIA Technology (Video, Streaming and Image Analysis), a brand new technology enabling the real-time detection, analysis, classification and filtering of pornographic images and videos. Developed in-house by the R&D department of the Witigo solutions publisher, Profil Technology, VISIA Technology offers many potential application areas such as, in particular, social network and online sharing or storage platforms, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), security software publishers and equipment manufacturers (smartphones, tablets, webcams, etc.). Each day, nearly 2 billion photos are posted on social networks1 and, each minute, 100 hours of videos are posted on YouTube2. This explosion makes content control increasingly more difficult. VISIA Technology should therefore interest those players who, more than ever, want to enforce their content publication policy, whether it concerns nudity or sexual and pornographic content. "For more than 10 years, we have been setting up technology partnerships with IT equipment manufacturers for incorporating our Witigo content-filtering technologies and solutions into their digital projects. This year, our visitors will be amazed by the new video and picture content detection technology that we are bringing to MWC. So MWC 2015 is looking very promising. More than ever it is an ideal, dont-miss opportunity for a French company that wants to accelerate its international growth," stated Nicolas Lacourte, Witigo Product Manager.
Witigo products are designed to protect children online and allow them to enjoy the best of the web thanks to intelligent ICE filtering technology developed by Profil Technology. Witigo® is a registered trademark of Profil Technology S.A. For further information, go to witigo.com
About Profil technology: Founded in 1989 as Editions Profil, the company changed its name to Profil Technology in 2014. It is an independent French company that develops, publishes and sells software for private users and companies. Profil Technology publishes its own information security solutions under its Egedian and Witigo brands and, since 2001, has also held the exclusive republishing rights for the Bitdefender brand in French-speaking markets. For further information, go to profiltechnology.com
For further information please contact Anne DESSEMOND NTIS Office of BUSINESS FRANCE in London SW1Y 4SP - UKTel: +44 (0) 207 024 3664Anne.DESSEMOND@businessfrance.frView other press releases at :www.businessfrance.com/uk
Telecommunications and Space
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 - ACTIVNETWORKSFor further information about the company, please go to: http://www.activnetworks.com/ For further information:BOOSTEDGE - ACTIVNETWORKSFrancesco SerraGlobal Sales VPfrancesco.email@example.comPhone: +33 (0)1 64 86 44 44
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avril 25, 2012
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.