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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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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
TRONICS EXPANDS ITS BUSINESS MODEL TO MOBILE AND WEARABLE APPLICATIONS WITH THE LICENSING OF ITS COMBO SENSORS BASED ON DISRUPTIVE MAGELAN AND M&NEMS TECHNOLOGIES 2015 Mobile World Congress , Hall 8.1 - Pavilion E49Tronics has stepped up its strategic deployment by providing the industry with the most advanced solutions for mobile and wearable applications. This key milestone enables the Company to offer state of the art products and technologies to new players in high volume markets. Grenoble, France and Barcelona , Spain Mobile World Congress- March 1st to 5th Tronics Microsystems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative nano and microsystems, expands its business model to high volumes markets with the licensing of its unique Magelan and M&NEMS technologies. The products manufactured on these breakthrough platforms offer key differentiators, from inertial sensors enhancement to the combination of all measurement types on a single chip, paving the way for new fields of application, in particular for the mobile and wearable devices market. Tronics continues to demonstrate its commitment to making innovation a reality by providing advanced solutions to the industry and offering a cost- and power-efficient response to the increasing miniaturization of electronic devices and the proliferation of wearable electronics.Available technologies and products include:- Magelan process technology platform: state of the art capacitive technology for 6 axis monolithic chips, designed for miniaturized high performance inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyros), with a proven track record in high volume applications
- M&NEMS process technology platform (in close collaboration with CEA-Leti): breakthrough piezoresistive nanowire technology combining up to 10 axis (accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers, pressure sensors and over time, microphones). The inertial 6 axis chip is currently the smallest combo sensor of the industry on a single die (less than 4mm²): it exhibits reduced size and cost, low power consumption, as well as an improved ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit).
Buoyed by this momentum, Tronics aims to make its unique product technologies available to very high consumer volumes by providing the industry with a new licensing model. Having already secured customers in Asia, the Company is now targeting key foundry players with a view to enabling fast and easy technology deployment in order to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the growing demand for wearable devices, smartphones and tablets.
”The need for inertial solutions is omnipresent: our new licensing model offers industry players their only opportunity to reach an integration level of 3, 6, 7, 9 and up to10 axis with state of the art technologies and products. With more than 15 years of experience, Tronics is well-positioned to address high volume markets in key applications”, said Pascal Langlois, Chief Executive Officer of Tronics. “We are ready to partner with both existing and new players to meet the challenges of cost and power savings, performance and integration.” About Tronics: Founded in 1997, Tronics is a recognized technological leader in the sector of nano & microsystems with high added value.Positioned at the heart of product innovation, Tronics has technology platforms protected by a portfolio of 25 families of patents, resulting from 15 years of R&D. Addressing high-growth markets relying on increasing miniaturization of electronic devices, Tronics designs, manufactures and sells custom or standard products to the industry, aeronautics & security, medical and consumer markets.For more information, please visit www.tronicsgroup.comContact: email@example.com
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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
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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.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +33 (0)1 64 86 44 44
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french technology for high performance, miniature, autonomous geolocation tracker
On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2nd-5th March 2015, M2M and geolocation specialist AGUILA Technologies is launching its very latest generation GPS mini-tracker, the AGUILA1000, on the European market. Light, with very long energy autonomy, it is the smallest geolocation tracker in the world today. The company will be located on Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 5 Stand 5B61.
New uses to meet increasing needs for geolocation
The current surge in thefts of shipments, jewellery, works of art, equipment, machinery and various commodities, together with the increased requirement for anticipation in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors are making geolocation systems even more of a necessity. Now there is a demand to track an ever-increasing number of ever-smaller elements with systems that are even more powerful and discreet.
Accordingly, AGUILA Technologies has developed a highly innovative mini geolocation tracker.Its energy autonomy (of up to 1 year), borderless coverage with GPRS communications, accuracy, small size and lightness (weighing less than 35g) open up new uses in a market with increasing requirements in terms of anti-theft monitoring and traceability.
Very strong interests from the market
Currently this miniature GPS tracker is eliciting a great deal of interest amongst insurance companies and security and logistics professionals, with orders received for several thousand units. Its presence at the Mobile World Congress aims to open up major foreign markets, in particular partnerships with distributors and integrators in the geolocation and security sectors.
A real technological innovation
The AGUILA1000 mini-tracker from AGUILA Technologies is the result of several years of Research and Development..
The technological feat consists of incorporating a set of technology innovations within an extremely small sized unit: a highly sensitive mini-GPS, accurate to 3m, movement and impact sensors, Bluetooth 4 (low-consumption) communications, GPRS data transmission, and various power-management scenarios making possible long-lasting and complete energy autonomy.
"This is the result of our geolocation experiences in difficult real-world situations and also of AGUILAs advanced R&D", explains Hubert Forgeot, founder and CEO of AGUILA Technologies. "With this mini geolocation system we have a significant competitive advantage over current units, which are larger and have much shorter battery lives. Our tracker can remain on standby for up to 1 year, depending on the mode of use."
Method of operation
All the monitoring and alert parameters (sensitivity to movement, tracking duration and regularity, outline of the security area, geofencing, etc.) can be configured remotely with simplified ergonomics, using a smartphone, tablet or PC.
For complete reliability, whatever the mode of use selected, the system regularly sends messages to the user confirming its power level and correct functioning.
About AGUILA Technologies
AGUILA is a high-tech company specialising in communicative electronic systems (Machine to Machine) and geolocation.
An expert in small-size and very low power consumption connected objects, AGUILA has developed products for high-growth business sectors using geolocation, such as intelligent transport systems and environmental monitoring. AGUILA is now a player recognised for its strength in innovation, with highly specialized expertise, particularly in M2M communicative systems sectors.
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Rail and Urban transport
Rail Freight Meetings in spotlight at SITL Paris 2015
Rail Freight Meetings in spotlight at SITL Paris 2015
With workshops, a showroom and work areas across a space of 300 m², the Rail Freight Meetings will constitute one of the key innovations at SITL Paris 2015, which will be taking place from 31 March to 2 April in Paris (France). Innovative players such as Herta France, SNCF Freight and Agenia are looking forward to this key event. Under the aegis of France’s Secretary of State for Transport, the Rail Freight Meetings reflect the measures entrusted to the Association of Freight Transport Users (or AUTF, in French) following the ministerial conferences held with respect to the revival of rail freight in France.
The aim is to have a business dialogue at the service of growth in the rail industry, and, more particularly, to match supply and demand in the field of rail freight and combined road-rail transport by means of business meetings between shippers and all those involved in the rail-industry value chain.
The three case studies below illustrate the scope and interest of the Rail Freight Meetings due to take place at SITL Paris 2015, from 31 March to 2 April of this year.
CASE STUDY 1: HERTA FRANCE
"We would like to use rail freight and combined road-rail but we do not find that the shoe fits,” says Marc Bernard, Transport & Supply Chain Projects Manager for Herta France — a comment which reflects the difficulty faced by shippers when evaluating current rail and multimodal offerings.
"Traffic volumes and the will to deploy these alternative solutions exist,” points out Christian Rose, Executive Officer at AUTF, who bases his comment on an audit carried out among purchasing managers. "Though they lack visibility in terms of capacity and rail operations, compared to the very dynamic road possibilities.”
A subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, Herta France operates factories in Arras (northern France) and Strasbourg (eastern France) that process 95,000 tonnes of food products per year. Using controlled-temperature storage, the goods are sent daily to two logistical hubs — one located in Ile-de-France (i.e. the Paris Region) and the other in the Lyons region — before being sent on to supply the retail trade.
"This just-in-time logistics process, today, is done 100% by road. On the Arras-Lyons link, for example, we use up to 12 refrigerated trucks per day,” laments Marc Bernard. From the agricultural producer through to the consumer, Herta France’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets mean, in practice, that the company must actively seek sustainable organisations that reduce its carbon footprint in relation to all the links in its supply chain.
"Implemented in the choice of raw materials, production methodology, packaging, etc., our social-responsibility plan also covers our out-bound logistics. This is the reason why we are looking for rail and multimodal solutions linked to our retail clients,” explains Marc Bernard.
With this aim in mind, Herta France will be at the Rail Freight Meetings: "This event is a time-benefit accelerator, which will help us to achieve our ambition to lower our distribution carbon footprint. Herta wants to use rail and combined freight,” says Marc Bernard, who has high expectations of the trade show.
At the Rail Freight Meetings, the manufacturer hopes to better understand how the rail sector operates. "We want to develop links with the professionals who can best respond to our logistics needs right through to the final customer, and also discover all the available multimodal innovations,” explains Marc Bernard.
CASE STUDY 2: SNCF FREIGHT Rail services have evolved over the last decade and have, in many ways, been revitalised. "Deregulation has put the clients and their requirements at the heart of the issue. Competition and the effects of the [financial] crisis have led to a rethink of the service and internal organisation of SNCF Freight,” says Olivier Juban, Director of SNCF, the State-owned French railway operator.
It is in this context that the Rail Freight Meetings are an excellent occasion for SNCF Freight to meet procurement managers in order to explain current industry developments and, also, how the railway sector can respond to logistics challenges.
Shared services, Multi-Lots/Multi-Clients options, long trains, combined rail-road initiatives, and ‘rail highways’ are various aspects of the range of solutions developed by SNCF Freight, which demonstrate the company’s efficiency and relevance. "Driven by teams managing production and sales, the solutions are configured to respond to the complex logistics challenge from purchasers within a framework of sustainable collaboration,” explains Olivier Juban.
CASE STUDY 3: AGENIA
Agenia is a subsidiary of NGE, a multi-expertise group in the field of public works with a turnover of €1.5 billion. Agenia works with shippers, local communities and logistics hubs in order to develop sound rail-transport links and multimodal solutions.
“The expertise of Agenia is wide-ranging: from the construction and management of rail infrastructure through to developing rail-freight offerings, and including the management of hubs and network maintenance,” says Michel Colombié, CEO.
On this basis, Agenia is the partner of Moulins Communauté in order to develop jointly the LOGIPARC 03 rail centre, in Moulins (central France).
The logistics of a rail network go well beyond mere point-to-point traffic management. Indeed, Agenia’s added-value proposition comes from its ability to interlink connected services: handling, door-to-door transport, rail-road combined transport, connections to inland networks as well as ports, and so on.
“These extended services that include the management of infrastructures are essential in order to guarantee a premium service quality which responds to the challenges of the modern supply chain. At LOGIPARC 03, Agenia has developed this offering in partnership with Transports Terrancle and Eurorail,” explains Michel Colombié.
These are concrete examples of the potential offered by the pooling of rail-sector skills and multimodal complementarities — common themes of the Rail Freight Meetings at SITL Paris 2015, to be held in Paris (France) between 31 March and 2 April of this year.
About Reed Expositions
Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the worlds leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organizes over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of sectors including 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. These events will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, in the southeast of Paris (France).
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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.