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SMTC’s Dynatech® solution lightens the mood at Aircraft Interiors 2014

Aurore Bernard - 02-avr.-2014 17:23:38
SMTC, a specialist in the design and manufacturing of composite sandwich panels, has unveiled Dynatech ®, a highly innovative weight-reducing system for aircraft and high-speed-train interiors. The company will be showcasing the full range of Dynatech® products at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, which is taking place in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April. Christophe Jenny, CEO of SMTC, says: “With Dynatech®, a truly revolutionary technology, we proactively made a major investment in mass production with high repeatability, in order to better serve our customers’ needs regarding significant weight savings, better mechanical properties, lower total system costs, and recyclability. We see ourselves as a carrier for solutions that fulfil the needs of society and, thus, are happy to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emission, to the performance of mass transport, and to the comfort and accessibility of passengers.” SMTC will be showcasing its Dynatech® technology at Aircraft Interiors E xpo 2014, to be held in Hamburg (in northern Germany) from 8 to 10 April of this year. The company will be exhibiting on the French Pavilion, in Hall B6 of the trade fair. Dynatech® products have been developed specifically for use in light-weight and high-performance applications such as damage tolerance as well as superior fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) values. Due to the thermoplastic nature of the Dynatech® solution as a ready-to-be-formed sandwich system, Dynatech® parts can be mass-produced, within the manufacturing process of various complex-shaped parts in the interior of aircraft and trains, including doors, luggage racks, seats, side-walls, trolleys, tables, etc. Based on the use of polyetherimide (PEI) in situ foam panels, Dynatech® technology also offers better thermic and acoustic isolation, as compared to traditional honeycomb designs based on thermoset panels: ultimately, this also contributes to the comfort of the traveller. “The Dynatech® revolution is down to an entirely new way of making sandwich panels based on full thermoplastic PEI material. These panels can also be formed into a variety of shapes, with different edging options,” explains Christophe Jenny. SMTC, which formerly focused on producing aluminium-based honeycomb systems, acquired the Dynatech® solution from inventor and patent-holder FITS Technology. SMTC is now developing and investing in the technology with a view to providing a completely new thermoplastic mass-market solution. Martin de Groot, CEO of FITS Technology and inventor of the process, explains: “My goal was to achieve maximum weight reduction to improve the ecological footprint of aircraft. In comparison with traditional sandwich systems, Dynatech® is much less labour-intensive thanks to its automated processing. Dynatech® now allows for extremely short-cycle times of only a few minutes for the pressing process. It also outperforms traditional material by offering a maximum manufacturing time of 30 seconds per edge.” In the steadily growing aircraft and high-speed-train end-markets, safety, weight and space-saving become more stringent, with a growing demand for enhanced performance. Dynatech® allows aircraft and train builders to use thinner layers of sandwich material, therefore creating more space for travellers. Its unique heat-resistance properties make Dynatech® a highly desirable and long-lasting material to be used for interiors. Furthermore, Dynatech’s® unique automa ted production guarantees higher quality standards and better control possibilities, which is greatly appreciated by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Due to SMTC’s patented closed-box procedure, this system allows for the sophisticated design of the edge close-out, which actually becomes the strongest part of the unit. Dynatech® can, therefore, provide a total system-cost reduction of between 20% and 30%, as well as weight reduction of between 20% and 40%. The production of a range of pilot Dynatech® products has already started: tests are being run and the first customers have received their prototypes. Full commercial production of the Dynatech® range is expected to be rolled out in 2016. About SMTC   SMTC is a French-based company with over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacturing of composite sandwich panels. With this expertise and innovation at the heart of its strategy, SMTC contributes to the performance of mass transportation by producing light-weight solutions for the interior parts of trains, aircraft and cruise ships. SMTC will be showcasing its Dynatech® products at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, to be held in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April of this year. The specialist company will be exhibiting on the French Pavilion, in Hall B6 of the trade show. For further information about the trade show, go to: www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com   For further information about the company, go to: www.smtc.fr   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3927 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

Cordia’s English-version e-catalogue brings fire-safety innovation to the UK

Aurore Bernard - 20-mars-2014 16:32:18
Cordia of France provides an extensive range of fire-safety solutions and technologies: the company is now launching an English-language website and catalogue, with a view to expanding into the British and international market. Quotations for a wide range of specialist products and solutions can easily be requested on the company’s user-friendly web portal. “We are an independent company specialising in a very wide range of fire-safety solutions. Our solutions meet the global needs of fire-safety professionals, and we are in a position to study (and respond to) any request for a quote that comes to us: we will then make an offer to the prospective client that can be specifically tailored to their requirements. We are proud of our capacity to respond to client needs in a way that is adapted to their individual situation,” explains Jean-Yves Maturel, founder and CEO of Cordia. With the launch of its English-language online catalogue, Cordia is embarking on a new phase in its international expansion, more particularly into the British market. In the UK, Cordia is already able to offer 300 different product lines, which represent a selection of innovative products out of its 1,000 references currently available on the French market. The company intends to increase its offering in Britain over time. A hard copy of the 2013-2014 catalogue can be ordered and will be delivered for free. Cordia has an extensive product catalogue, which includes fire-alarm products, fire-extinguisher servicing equipment, fire-flame generators, gas and extinguishing systems, and more. The company prides itself on delivering quality fire-safety equipment, but also a comprehensive aftersales service, combined with training in the use of Cordia’s fire-safety solutions. Requesting a quote on the website could not be easier, whether the buyer already has an account with Cordia or not. All the relevant information is readily accessible on the Cordia web portal, which is easy to navigate and user-friendly. The company has provided fire-safety equipment since 1987, when it was set up by Jean-Yves Maturel. The specialist company also takes care of the servicing and maintenance of installed units for its clients, as part of its commitment to customer care. “Since the beginning, our reputation has been based on a strong ability to innovate and adapt any firefighting technology to the specific needs of the various countries where we operate, starting with equipment and solutions complying with French standards. Today, we are expanding throughout Europe and beyond,” explains Jean-Yves Maturel. Cordia is now considered to be a key player in the field of fire-safety equipment and services for European manufacturers and dealers. The company’s product portfolio is the largest in France — with over 1,000 individual products for the French market — and grows all the time. Cordia is now expanding its services worldwide. “We are currently delivering our ranges of fire-safety products in many countries, where we are proud to protect and safeguard people and property,” says Jean-Yves Maturel. Cordia’s key commitment to clients is twofold. First of all, the company strives to deliver a customer service that provides state-of-the-art systems, on time and on budget. Second, Cordia is keen to constantly challenge company processes in order to launch, every year, a new series of innovative products that are reliable and cost-effective. Cordia’s proven commitment to fire-safety innovation stems from the company’s sustained investment in R&D and the launch of novel products on an ongoing basis. Cordia’s Innovations page, on its website, illustrates the company’s focus on technological improvement. About Cordia   Cordia has provided fire-safety equipment since 1987, when it was set up by Jean-Yves Maturel, the company’s founder and CEO. Cordia is headquartered at Mitry-Mory, to the North-East of Paris (France), close to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.   With the launch of the English version of its comprehensive online catalogue, the company is seeking to expand internationally and, more particularly, in the British market. For further information, please go to:   www.myfiresafetyproducts.com   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3923 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

French companies flying high at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014

Aurore Bernard - 19-mars-2014 12:52:46
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. Exhibitors ADHETEC ADHETEC designs and manufactures adhesive solutions and protective films for the aerospace industry.   www.adhetec.com   AEROFONCTIONS   AEROFONCTIONS develops composite structures (cockpit furnishings, electric systems, fairings, etc.) for use in the aerospace industry.   www.aerofonctions.fr   ATTAX   ATTAX manufactures rapid-attachment solutions that meet the increasing demand for cost reductions in aircraft maintenance and on assembly lines.   www.attax.com     Chateauroux Airport   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.   www.chateauroux-airport.com   Cinch Connectors   Cinch Connectors offers a wide range of electrical connectors, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.cinch.com   Composite Industrie   Composite Industrie manufactures a comprehensive range of composite parts and components and is a major supplier of the aviation sector (both civil and military).   www.composite-industrie.com   CRITT Matériaux   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.   www.crittmateriaux.fr   ELTA   ELTA develops and markets electronic systems and equipment for use in harsh environments.   www.elta.fr   ENIT   ENIT offers engineering services with regard to structures, interior fittings and systems.   www.enit-sarl.eu   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE supplies composite parts and technical solutions for the interior fittings of cabins, for both business and commercial aircraft.   www.equipaero.com   ESI Group   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.   www.esi-group.com   INDUSMECA   INDUSMECA manufactures mechanical components and sub-assemblies, from high-added-value to low-cost, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.indusmeca.fr   JET CUT   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.   www.energie-metal.fr   LISI AEROSPACE   LISI AEROSPACE designs and markets attachment systems and high-technology assembly components for the aircraft industry.   www.lisi-aerospace.com   OPTIS   OPTIS designs solutions that allow aircraft-industry professionals to simulate, visualise and validate their choice of on-board lighting and control/surveillance equipment.   www.optis-world.com   PGA Electronic SA   PGA Electronic SA is a recognized manufacturer of on-board entertainment and lighting systems.   www.pga-avionics.com   Portelli Productions   Portelli Productions supplies aircraft-industry contractors with moulded-polyurethane parts (flexible or rigid foam) for cockpit upholstery and passenger-seat equipment.   www.portelli-productions.com   PROTEC Decors   PROTEC Decors specializes in surface treatments and prestigious finishes for the decoration of business-aircraft interiors.   www.protec-decors.com   PXCom   PXCom transforms current passenger-entertainment systems into rich-media platforms. Embedded applications provide passengers with a rich selection of multimedia and interactive content.   www.pxcom.aero   SC AERO   SC AERO manufactures composite components dedicated to aeronautical maintenance and high-level mechanical sports.   www.sc-aero.com   SIMAIR   SIMAIR has been manufacturing aeronautical components for the last 30 years. It is a specialist in cabin equipment for airlines and business aircraft.   www.simair.com   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.   www.sereniseat.fr   SLTS   SLTS provides products and services in the technical sheet-metal field, including electrical boxes for cockpit equipment and lighting systems and units.   www.slts-sa.com   SMAC   SMAC provides a comprehensive range of acoustic-comfort systems for aircraft and helicopter cabins.   www.smac.fr   SMTC   SMTC specialises in the design and manufacture of composite panels used in the aerospace sector, among other applications.   www.smtc.fr   Institutional partners   CCI Midi-Pyrenees   The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of Midi-Pyrenees (or CCI Midi-Pyrenees) provides companies across the Midi-Pyrenees region with business-support services.   www.midi-pyrenees.cci.fr   Centréco   Centréco is the regional agency for the promotion and economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region.   www.centreco.regioncentre.fr   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion is the economic development agency of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in Southern France.   www.midipyrenees-expansion.fr About UBIFRANCE   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   For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:   www.ubifrance.com/uk   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPBxxxx Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

Reed Expositions predicts bumper year for Intralogistics Europe 2014

Aurore Bernard - 06-mars-2014 15:52:27
Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of the SITL Europe 2014 trade fair, reveals his expectations for Intralogistics Europe 2014. This leading transport-and-logistics trade show, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL from 1 to 4 April 2014, in the Paris region (France).   Intralogistics Europe 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in conjunction with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. The trade shows will be held in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital).   A lain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of SITL, gives his thoughts on the upcoming events as well as on current trends in the transport sector and logistics industry.   Interest in Intralogistics 2014 started to pick up pace back in November 2013. Is this still the case, with one month to go before the opening?   The enthusiasm has grown and accelerated. In November 2013, taking into account the number of reservations made and [the number of] brands expressing an interest in the Intralogistics 2014 trade show, we were forecasting 15% growth in exhibitor numbers. Today, that figure is in excess of 30% and the initial objective of 150 exhibitors has been well and truly surpassed.   Consequently, we have had to expand the exhibition’s surface area to 10,000m². Given that the trade show is only in its second year, this confirms the need for an exhibition dedicated to handling equipment and automated systems.   How has this growth reflected the three areas of interest at the exhibition?   The progression in numbers of exhibitors is even across the three areas of interest, with a strong presence of the leaders in each Intralogistics sector: Automation, Mobile (industrial trucks, lifting and handling equipment, etc.), and the Static sector (racking and shelving, storage solutions and packing). With regard to the last one of the three, several specialist providers in the field of warehouse construction and door supply have confirmed their attendance. Many exhibitors are involved in two, or even three, of the areas covered by the trade show.   For all these businesses, the Intralogistics trade show has become a central, professional event that allows them to present their innovations, products and services. The event responds to a clear market need that goes beyond its original target, which was to promote the handling equipment and automated systems that process, streamline and optimise the physical flow of supply, production and distribution.   What are the results so far of initiatives set up by Reed Expositions with regard to future visitors?   In the build-up to this year’s event, Reed Expositions has been identifying project planners, basing its search on visitors from the 2013 event; on a database of decision makers, specifiers and buyers of intralogistics solutions; and on pre-registered visitors. At this stage, the majority of these qualified visitors are interested in the fields of handling and automation, and more than 30% of the projects involve an evolution or significant changes to current handling systems.   This initiative seeks to ensure that projects are well planned in terms of agreed investment and will enable the project planners at Intralogistics 2014 to identify suppliers to partner them with in order to implement the project.   How do you ensure that the connections made at the exhibition respond to this demand?   There are several ways in which we look to establish connections with the exhibitors. In the first instance, visitors that have completed the pre-registration process are directed to the suppliers that are capable of responding to their search in handling equipment and automation.   Secondly, our teams work with the visitor to better define their project. This can be done on arrival, or can be organised by Reed at the event itself. Reed also offers this customer service on an ongoing basis, both before and after the event.   Lastly, visitors are invited to make use of a Project Planners Space, in which they can present their projects and arrange meetings with exhibitors.   How would you describe the projects that will be presented?   The projects will be wide-ranging and, in the main, come from the major players in their respective markets. The sectors that will be represented include automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, cosmetics, e-commerce, food processing, heavy industry, and multichannel distribution. Projects are led by senior-level managers that are seeking a return on investment and fast improvements in productivity. In that sense, many involve automation, with the objective of reducing production costs.   What are the other high points visitors can look forward to?   With the participation of exhibitors and qualified visitors, and led by a steering committee, a cycle of around 20 conferences and workshops is planned, with updates, testimonials, [focuses on] innovations and trends, together with actual case studies.   A particular highlight will be the first plenary conference, entitled Warehouse automation, how far?   It will be chaired by Jean-Michel Guarneri, Vice President of Supply Chain for Vente Privée (www.vente-privee.com) and member of the steering committee.   On the last day of the event, three Innovation Awards will be presented, one for each section of the Intralogistics trade show.   Exhibitors at Intralogistics Europe 2014   Below is the list of exhibitors due to take part in the trade show.   @VANCE TRANSPORT ITEMS-ACK FORANKRA-ACTEMIUM-ALSTEF AUTOMATION-ALVEY SAMOVIE-AMBAFLEX-APOLLO-APPLIED MATERIALS-A-SAFE-AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTEMS FRANCE-BA SYSTEMES-BAC-LAND PACK-BAK ORGANISATION-BALEA-BALYO-BAUER SUDLOHN-BMZ GMBH-BOA CONCEPT-BOPLAN-CABKA GMBH AND CO. KG-CINEO LOGISTICS-CIUCH SOLUTIONS-CRAEMER FRANCE-DOLAV FRANCE-DUPLEIX LOCASTOCK-DUWIC-EASYPACK SARL-EPALIA-ETIGO-FERALCO-FETRA-FGP-FHG IPP LOGIPAL-FIVES CINETIC-FLANDRE AUTOMATION-FRANCE FIL INTERNATIONAL-FROMM FRANCE-GEORG UTZ SARL-GETRA-HANGCHA FRANCE-HEXACOMB-HORMANN FRANCE-HU.CA CONSULTING-IMH-JUNGHEINRICH FRANCE-L-EX-LIFTEC-LIFTOP-LPR LA PALETTE ROUGE-MANITOU-MARCEAU-MARZIN SARL-MATRAFORM-MAVIFLEX-MDM-MECALUX FRANCE-MECANIC BINAIRE SERVICE-METTLER TOLEDO SAS-MOVOMECH-NERGECO-NETWORK EQUIPMENT RENTAL-NORCAN-OCS CHECKWEIGHERS GMBH-DS SMITH-PAKI LOGISTICS GMBH-PALET FACILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION-PROCARIST-PRODEX-QIMAROX B.V.-RAEDER VOGEL, RAEDER -U- ROLLENGEBRICK GMBH 1 CO.KG-RAJA-ROS FRANCE-SARL B-COM-SAVOYE SA-SCALLOG-SCHOELLER ALLIBERT-SDI GROUP-SMART-FLOW-SMURFIT KAPPA FRANCE-SNOX AUTOMATION BVBA-SOCO SYSTEM-SSI SCHAEFER-STOCK3P-STOW FRANCE-STRAPEX SA-SYCA SYSTEMS-SYLEPS-TENTE S A-TER SA - GROUPE YTHALES INVESTISSEMENT-TIANJIN ZERPO SUPPLY CO. LTD-TRANSITIC SYSTEMS SARL-ULMA HANDLING SYSTEMS FRANCE-VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES FRANCE   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 sectors including the environment, marketing and communication, as well as transport and logistics.      Reed Expositions will be organising Instralogistics Europe 2014, a leading trade show on transport and logistics, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution. The trade show was launched in 2013.   Intralogistics Europe 2014 will run concurrently with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. These events will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 in Hall 6, at the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of Paris, in France).   For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: www.reedexpo.fr   For further information about Intralogistics Europe, please go to: www.intralogistics-paris.com/site/GB   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3915 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://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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Immersion to unveil Meetiiim solution at CeBIT 2014

Aurore Bernard - 04-mars-2014 11:21:43
Immersion, a market leader in Europe and a major international player in the field of innovative, immersive and collaborative 3D technologies for industry and research, has unveiled Meetiiim, an advanced multi-touch and interactive conference table. The company will be presenting Meetiiim at CeBIT, the world’s leading IT trade show, which will be held in Hannover (Germany) from 10 to 14 March 2014.   Christophe Chartier, CEO of Immersion, says: “Meetiiim takes interactive collaboration one step further. We are sure that this genuine technological masterpiece will revolutionize the codes and practices of business meetings and improve decision-making processes. Our aim is to build on the widely accepted technological developments that have now become commonplace, such as touch technology, in order to promote interactivity, optimize communication, and identify and capitalize on important information.”   Meetiiim is the product of five years of industrial collaboration and research and epitomizes Immersion’s expertise, innovation and know-how. The company will be presenting its cutting-edge technological tool at the CeBIT trade show (Hall 6, Stand L.15), which will take place in Hannover (Northern Germany) from 10 to 14 March of this year.   With Meetiiim, Immersion explores the difficulties generated by passive meetings – where one or more individuals speak to a listening audience – which are quite often unproductive. Immersion’s concept is suited to the industrial sector (aerospace, automotive, etc.) as well as to other areas of activity, such as construction and public works, architectural or design firms, training centres, etc.   Christophe Chartier, CEO, adds: “This collaborative technology not only helps to develop interactivity during meetings, it also improves group decision-making and, therefore, reduces the product-design time.”   Meetiiim’s elegant design and interface help to enhance projects through dynamic presentations. At each stage of a project, multi-disciplinary teams gather around the Meetiiim table in order to accelerate developments, reduce errors, and improve strategic decision-making.   Once the user is connected to Meetiiim via Wi-Fi, the range of possibilities is virtually endless, with the added advantage of saving considerable time.   Access to the Cloud is one of the many features of the solution developed by Immersion: this enables the user to share inter-disciplinary data in real time (3D models, videos, PDF files, images, screen shots, etc.) by simply dragging and dropping. The user can also control remotely various connected devices, as well as send memos directly to Meetiiim, and even use the clipboard tool in order to capture work in progress on Meetiiim.   In addition, the CLONE feature allows the person leading the meeting to generate a copy of his (or her) document and to send it to each attendee. In this way, all participants are able to see any alterations made to the document and visualize its processing, thanks to the annotations and Post-it tools integrated into Meetiiim’s features. Accordingly, participants can follow updates to the project at a glance.   Once the consultation-and-revision stage is over, Meetiiim’s handler feature can be used to keep track of the project. It is then possible to recover the data at the end of the meeting thanks to the automatic backup, which means that the participants do not have to wait to receive the final report.   About Immersion   Immersion, which is headquartered in Bordeaux (South-Western France), is a European leader in the field of innovative, immersive and collaborative 3D technologies for industry and research. The company was founded in 1994 by CEO Christophe Chartier and also has offices in Paris and in Nantes (Western France). Immersion will be showcasing its new Meetiiim solution at CeBIT, the world’s leading IT trade show, which will be held in Hannover (Germany) from 10 to 14 March 2014. The company will be in Hall 6, on Stand L.15.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.cebit.com   For further information about Meetiiim, please go to: www.meetiiim.com   For further information about Immersion, please go to: www.immersion.fr    For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3921   Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer   UBIFRANCE Press Office in London   Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640   kate.riley@ubifrance.fr    View other press releases at :   http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

Wingit gets the party started in London and Tel Aviv

Coline BORDET - 26-févr.-2014 13:46:40
Wingit, the mobile application that enables users to pinpoint events happening in real time around them, has expanded to London (UK) and Tel Aviv (Israel), after its successful launch in New York (USA) in late 2012. The new 2.3 version of the geo-social app, which has been fully redesigned to include streamlined navigation and a sleek iOS7 design, is free to download from the App Store.   Wingit’s founder and CEO Alban Sayag says: “Wingit is a mobile app that enables people to organize great last-minute get-togethers with their friends. It finds the user’s location and scans social networks in real time in order to push information about the coolest events happening in and around their current location. It can be anything from a street concert or an art demonstration to a party in a club.”   Wingit stands out from other geolocation applications on the market thanks to its powerful proprietary algorithm, which is used to cross-reference the user’s current position with millions of pieces of information collected from social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in order to find the most exciting and inspiring events taking place nearby, or about to take place in the neighbourhood where the person happens to be.   The events Wingit picks up can, for instance, consist of a jazz concert at a nearby bar, or the preview of an art exhibition open to the public at an art gallery in the next street, or a show by a stand-up comedian that would be about to start in a pub a few hundred yards away from where the user and his (or her) friends are.   It should be stressed that the app is free from advertising and pushes only relevant information with regard to the user’s current time and immediate position, avoiding unnecessary spam.   Alban Sayag explains: “The purpose of Wingit is not to create a new social network, but a social-networking platform whose main functionality is to find content and share it with others. It is easy to discover if friends are nearby, tell them about a cool event, and invite them to come along. Users can also create their own event and post it on the timeline. Wingit users never miss a great occasion to have fun!”   Having worked for several years in the IT sector, Alban Sayag came up with the idea for Wingit and started to create and develop the app and its algorithm with a group of developers in India. In September 2012, Wingit was launched as a pilot project in New York (USA). The application was rolled out over several districts including Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and, once it had gained a sufficiently large audience, the company’s founders were able to secure significant Series A funding to grow the business.   Thanks to $1.1million worth of funding from solid investors – including venture capitalists, business angels and banks – Wingit has the means to expand and adapt its content to a number of cities around the world. London and Tel Aviv were added at the end of 2013 and dozens of others, including Paris, are expected to be incorporated in 2014.   Wingit can be downloaded for free from the App Store, where it has recently been featured in the What’s Hot – Social Networking section, and will be available on the Android platform in the second half of 2014.   About Wingit   Wingit is a free mobile application that enables users to find events that are currently (or soon to be) happening around them. Its powerful proprietary algorithm screens the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to find up-to-date information on cultural and other events. This information is then cross-referenced with the current location of the user and notifications of nearby events are pushed to the mobile device.   Wingit was launched in New York (USA) by CEO Alban Sayag in 2012. It is now being rolled out in London (UK) and in Tel Aviv (Israel), and is due to expand to a number of other cities during 2014, including Paris (France).   Wingit is free to download from the App Store and will be available on Android platforms towards the end 2014.   To view Wingit’s short introductory video-clip, please go to: https://vimeo.com/86883287   For further information about the company, please go to: www.wingit.so     For further information, please contact :    Quote ref. : FTPB3917 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

SITL Europe announces packed programme for April 2014

Coline BORDET - 19-févr.-2014 16:52:09
With six weeks to go before its official opening, SITL Europe, the international trade show for transport, logistics and freight forwarding, has announced that four new events will take place during the four-day event. The trade show will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (north of Paris).   In addition to highlights such as the 14th annual Innovation Awards and half-day conference cycles organized around the key themes of the trade show, the four days of SITL Europe 2014 will be marked by four important new events.   On Tuesday 1 April, the World Transport & Logistics Forum will open the main international day. In association with UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, and consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, a plenary conference will be held on the theme of Logistics strategies to take advantage of global growth and will present a preview of the World Bank’s 2014 study into logistics performance. This will be followed by a debate between shippers, service providers, economists and delegates from institutions.   In the afternoon, official delegations from six countries – Algeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand and the USA – in the presence of French government ministers, will debate logistics and transportation issues relevant to those markets. The World Transport & Logistics Forum will close with a conference focusing on key trends in the sector.   On Wednesday 2 April, SITL Europe will host Maritime Day, an event which has been developed in partnership with Eurogroup Consulting, with a focus on maritime and river transport. The aim of the day is to review the opportunities offered by new shipowner alliances and new innovative port/river services. The transport of containers and cereals over the waterways will also be discussed, with a presentation on developments in the Trans-European Transport Network (RTE-T). This will provide the stepping stone into Thursday’s European Rail Freight Day.   For the fifth time in a row at SITL, a European Rail Freight Day will take place during the trade show. On Thursday 3 April, in co-operation with Eurogroup Consulting, delegates will reveal the results of the 2014 barometer, which focuses on how shippers perceive the rail-services offering. The barometer is carried out amongst 100 European manufacturers and distributors and introduces a cycle of conferences on rates, rail corridors, network access and slots, which will be illustrated by concrete examples.   On Friday 4 April, which is the final day of the trade show, a new concept will be launched, whose aim is to help industry players anticipate the key trends in the supply-chain sector. Companies such as Branded Future for Logistics, Mines PariTech, consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, and ASLOG (the French logistics association) will assess many possible evolutions in the sector.   Another highlight on the Friday will be the conference dedicated to Humanitarian Logistics, an initiative of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), which is the only global association in this sector. The HLA, which has 2,300 members coming from international solidarity associations, the private sector, universities and research establishments, will, for the first time, hold its general assembly at the same time as SITL Europe.   "This global summit on humanitarian logistics will enable a comparison of logistics organisations between the NGOs and business – especially in terms of their shared stocks, information-systems design, or staff training,” says Jean-Christophe Crespel, co-founder of HLA.   Intralogistics Europe, the trade show for handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL 2014 and has already exceeded its exhibitor target, with over 150 companies signed up to the event, as things stand.   Alain Bagnaud, director of Reed Exhibitions’ Global Transport and Logistics Group, says: “Of the Top 20 European logistics-services providers, 70% have already registered, including Geodis, Norbert Dentressangle and Kuehne+Nagel. To this, we can also add more than 200 transporters and logistics suppliers that are present either independently or as part of a group, such as Astre, Evolutrans, France Lots, France Benne, Pall-ex and Tred Union. This means that SITL Europe 2014 will present an exceptional offering of transport and logistics companies, proving that it can tackle the great international challenges of today.”   This strong uptake, the organisers of the trade show point out, is matched by new initiatives to assist visitors in finding projects that correspond to their activity. Assisted by a telemarketing programme, selected visitors are interviewed in order to identify projects that are under current or future development. Following analysis of the responses, the visitors are put in contact with exhibitors whose products and solutions match their needs.   For personalised programmes, visitors can go to the Project Space at the entrance to the exhibition, where they will be welcomed by a consultant who will suggest a tailor-made visit plan, including the possibility of arranging meetings with given exhibitors.   About SITL   SITL 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital). SITL stands for Semaine Internationale du Transport et de la Logistique, i.e. the International Week for Transport and Logistics.   Intralogistics Europe, the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics conference will also take place over the course of the four-day event.   For further information, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu/     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3914 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  
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