Audiovisual content, Multimedia
LEDIXIS, an innovator in the LED lighting-devices sector seeking distributors in the UK, will be exhibiting its latest technology at the BVE 2015 trade show, taking place at EXCEL, in London (UK), from 24 to 26 February. LEDIXIS will present EXALUX BRIKS, part of the company’s EXALUX range — a novel lighting solution for the broadcasting, movie-making and photographic industries. At the BVE 2015 trade show, LEDIXIS will showcase EXALUX BRIKS. Bruno Lavolée, the company’s founder and CEO, explains: “BRIKS is going to revolutionise the use for lighting instruments in a range of sectors, from broadcasting and films to photography. BRIKS is both smaller and brighter than our competitors’ offerings.”
BRIKS is an attractive solution in the field of modular lighting instruments and is covered by the EXALUX trademark; specialist company LEDIXIS has been distributing BRIKS since November 2014. BRIKS is suited to various uses in broadcasting, cinematography and photography.
LEDIXIS will showcase BRIKS at the BVE 2015 trade show, which is taking place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), between 24 and 26 February of this year. The company will be on Stand R-18. LEDIXIS is keen to expand across Europe and, more particularly, is seeking to meet potential partners and distributors for the British market at the trade show.
BRIKS is based on a smart lighting platform combining the latest generation of LED luminescent sources with advanced processes for colorimetric, thermal and energy controls. EXALUX lighting instruments are built with high-quality components.
BRIKS are factory calibrated (Flux and CCT) to 500 lumens in order to guarantee enhanced colorimetric and photometric homogeneity, allowing users to have the right colour temperature and the right balance of the white. BRIKS units are small (90mm x 90mm x 15mm), compact, light (170g), and very powerful.
Bruno Lavolée, CEO of LEDIXIS, says: “BRIKS are very attractive also because they are customisable lighting devices. Besides, with EXALUX BRIKS, designing a customisable lighting instrument becomes childs play. To start with, users just need one BRIKS and one controller, and it is possible to connect up to 250 LED BRIKS with one controller to build small or medium-size lighting areas.”
Innovation starts with LUXIFYTM, a lighting platform specially developed for modular lighting systems. Because all the electronics are integrated into an all-in-one module, LUXIFYTM is environmentally friendly and allows for better energy efficiency; it also provides improved connectivity and light constancy. A Bluetooth-connected device makes it possible to have wireless control of all BRIKS’ features. Users can connect and run up to 20 LED BRIKS at full brightness (depending on the chosen diffuser).
“In case of breakage, you can replace the damaged unit without having to return the whole equipment to the factory. Your equipment will always be operational and you will never run out of light,” points out Bruno Lavolée. “To reveal all the creative potential of our solution, play with the light!”
BRIKS is based on five fundamental principles that benefit the user: customisation; eco-efficiency; capacities for evolution; innovation in the use of the technology; and, finally, connectivity. The product’s architecture can be adapted to various uses, giving professionals the possibility to create what is, ultimately, their own lighting device, in line with their specific needs, constraints and budgets.
The innovative solution developed by LEDIXIS also allows users to reduce the time dedicated to implementation and production, hence it ensures that users have more time to devote to what they care most about — creativity.
“LEDIXIS: a combination of passion and expertise,” is the specialist company’s motto. LEDIXIS, which is headquartered in Nantes (in Western France), was created in 2013 by Bruno Lavolée, who wanted to combine the three areas he is passionate about, i.e. photography, light, and technology.LEDIXIS designs and sells lighting precision solutions that are eco-efficient, modular, connected, and destined for the broadcasting, movie-making and photographic industries. The companys expertise is based on its multidisciplinary know-how — a specific knowledge of the customers needs in filming and photographic lighting, combined with an impressive track record in LED technology (stemming from 20 years’ experience).
LEDIXIS offers products that match customer expectations. Thanks to its R&D department, which is dedicated to creating new lighting devices, LEDIXIS will be widening its range of products throughout 2015.
LEDIXIS will be exhibiting its EXALUX range of products at BVE 2015 (Stand R-18), which will take place at EXCEL, in London (UK), from 24 to 26 February 2015. BVE is a trade fair of reference for the broadcasting industry and for audiovisual-production technology.
For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.bvexpo.com/
For further information about the company, please go to: www.exalux.eu
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Libcast of France will be showcasing its Online Video Platform at BETT 2015 in London, in January. The specialist company’s innovative and versatile solution enables users to host, manage and broadcast lectures live or in streaming mode. With 200,000 users, Libcast’s technology has already been chosen by many universities and schools, including leading colleges in France and Norway.
Libcast offers its customers the ability to easily publish any type of audio/video files, pictures and documents to the web, smartphones, tablets, computers, and connected TVs.
Libcast’s Online Video Platform has a range of features that ensure optimal indexation, customization, monetization and analytics to engage the client entity’s audiences and assist it in deploying a successful digital strategy.
Users may expand the platform’s capabilities in order to improve their experience with extensions such as Web TV, pedagogical blogs and plug-ins for education (Moodle, Blackboard, Fronter, Dokeos, etc.).
Business schools, such as HEC Paris, Grenoble Management School and Bordeaux III University, have been choosing the Libcast platform, attracted more particularly by the platform’s scalability. Besides, the Libcast platform offers personalized support within a close partnership with the client entity, so as to better help it carry out a range of projects. These projects include Web TV or limited-access video portals dedicated to the broadcasting of lectures (such as Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs).
In the past year, the Libcast platform has attracted a wide international audience. In Norway, Telemark University College (TUC) is among its users. TUC is the fourth largest university college in Norway with 6,500 students. It has four campuses and is based around the Porsgrunn site, in Southern Norway.
TUC uses a broad range of video-based content and was already equipped with video-recording/video-screening equipment. The Norwegian university was looking for an easy-to-use online solution that would be ergonomic and intuitive, enabling users to host, encode and manage video content without difficulty. The chosen solution should also make it possible to subsequently broadcast the video content on internal lecture-related blogs and across TUC’s iTunesU platforms afterwards.
TUC opted for Libcast’s solution after trying it out during the BETT trade show in London (UK) in January 2013, and after a European competitive bidding process that resulted in the specialist French company winning the contract.
TUC chose Libcast for a range of reasons. First of all, Libcast offers a turnkey solution that includes software, support and infrastructure. Also, the Libcast interface is integrated within an SI interface, and the French company’s software application is 100% online.
Furthermore, Libcast has developed an encoding engine that can process all video/audio content, as well as images and documents. Besides, Libcast’s solution features an integrated RichMedia studio as part of the application, enabling the association of video contents with presentations and documents. And the addition of subtitles, chapter headings, etc. can be done easily, in a very intuitive way, which is another advantage.
Libcast has made sure that video formats are suitable and compatible for broadcasting on every screen. And the Libcast solution comes complete with accurate, graphic measurement tools.
Finally, Libcast offers various other benefits, such as the ability to widen the scope of content broadcasting through new portals over time, or unlimited broadcasting traffic (in order to ensure effective control of the budget dedicated to the project).
Thanks to all these versatile and innovative features, the Libcast platform was chosen by Telemark University College of Norway, as it has been by other players in industry and academia in various countries.
Libcast’s freemium business model adds to the strength of its offering, since 3Gb worth of storage is made available to users, free of charge, to host their videos as soon as they have signed up for an account (and without any time constraint attached to the facility).
Libcast has been attending the BETT trade show, in London, for three years, since the trade fair represents a powerful forum for international development and technological innovation, allowing exhibitors to meet the major players in education and new technologies. The company will be at BETT 2015, in January of this year (Stand C.98).
Created in 2006, Libcast is a French-based company specialising in the online hosting of video content and already has 200,000 regular users who work in industry (including video-content producers) or in academia (including students and teachers). Libcast is headquartered in Bordeaux, in the South-West of France.
The company will attend the BETT trade show at EXCEL (Stand C.98, on the French Pavilion), in London (UK), between 21 and 24 January 2015.
You can test and access all Libcast features here: https://www.libcast.com
For further information about the company, please go to: www.libcast.com
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The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand – change in demographics in developing economies and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle classes. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the aerospace industry.
The European aviation industry (the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft) is currently the second largest in the world, behind the Boeing-led sector in the United States. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with €22 billion in net exports. Many SMEs depend on and service Airbus and these companies will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries. For example, the A320 will increase from its current 42 to the target of 50 planes per month.
Aside from Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as aircraft wheels. The company is particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. It has acquired several new airlines as clients and its attempts to limit environmental impact will also no doubt lead to a bright future.
The French aviation industry is already mature, well diversified, and a world leader but what are its prospects for the future? It seems difficult to imagine that things could get much better, but it certainly looks as if they might. Brice Robin, project manager at UBIFRANCE for the aeronautical sector, explains that the industry is not lingering on its current success: “It is true that over the last 100 years France has had a strong history within aviation. This, however, is never enough and we need to look to innovation for the future. For example, French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.”
Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality to ensure the security and longevity of very expensive products for prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with a high level of quality, as well as better products with new technology, such as reduced weight.”
There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, it is likely that they will have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and complete package of services. Mr. Robin explains, for example, that the French maintenance market provides a one-stop shop for clients, reducing costs and offering convenience. He says, “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and everything else surrounding the aircraft since they will look to keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also look to renovate the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located nearby in the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support such as refurbishment.
Mr. Robin puts this emerging competition for the French industry into perspective and explains, “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes are not yet available, something which gives the French an advantage.” For example, the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus requires special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers.
UBIFRANCE helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, the company Win MS participated at trade shows in Dubai with UBIFRANCE and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Qatar Air, the world’s second most-preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards, was very impressed by its aeronautical-maintenance equipment.
Another company to benefit from working with UBIFRANCE is Aeroform, which provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for a distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. Within three months Aeroform had signed contracts with distributors in each country and is now working with UBIFRANCE to achieve the same results on the Russian market.
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For further information about Mapaero, please go to: http://www.mapaero.com/en/
Electronics and IT
Fayssal Majid, IT project manager at UBIFRANCE, explains, “Smartphones will be the new platform for all companies. Companies will need to have a mobile application as well as a website in order to attract customers and maintain market share.” By 2020, the number of smartphone subscriptions is expected to more than double to 6.1 billion – almost the size of today’s global population of 6.7 billion. The IT sector is no longer a novelty market: companies of all sizes and in all sectors must integrate digital services into their offering or risk losing business.
France’s Silver Economy is turning into a precious commodity, growing at 4% over the past few years and projected to create 300,000 jobs by 2020. France’s high-value Silver Economy (i.e. the sector of the economy that comprises the production and sale of goods and services for consumers who are over the age of 65) is expected to grow healthily, providing an abundant market for French and foreign-owned businesses. However, the most striking element of this market is that it has nothing to do with metals…
Silver Economy is a term that refers to the segment of the economy that produces and distributes goods and services for consumers over the age of 65, who require products and services tailored to their specific tastes and needs, from accommodation to health and leisure.
According to demographic projections, 23 million French people — the equivalent to one third of the population — will be over 65 by 2030. Many other European and Western countries are experiencing similar developments in their demographics and their retirees are often looking for very specific communities across the continents that they can move into. Furthermore, wealthy retirees from countries in the Far East are also looking for lifestyles with a certain quality that they may not be able to find so readily back home.
Amina Sambou, Project Manager for the Silver Economy at UBIFRANCE, is confident that France can excel in servicing the domestic and foreign market. She says, “In France, we have a focus on health and quality of life, which has already created a market with a strong infrastructure for retirees who are interested in these areas.” Therefore, it is not a surprise that French companies are experiencing interest from consumers in countries such as Japan, South Korea and China who, according to Ms. Sambou, are “interested in the French way of ageing”.
New French companies are already popping up in anticipation of vast opportunities in this field, in the next decade. Silver Valley is France’s answer to California’s Silicon Valley, combining advanced technology and a privileged location in order to create a future for the Silver Economy. Situated less than 10 kilometres from Paris, this cluster of French businesses will create a nexus for innovation in all respects – research facilities for innovative partners, a business park for product- and service-oriented businesses, and attractive real estate for retirees.
Demographics, such as longer life expectancy, a decrease in the birth rate, and the retirement of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are certainly reasons why the market segments relating to the over-65s will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade. However, this is not the only reason why businesses need to stay ahead of the curve: senior citizens in France represent 43% of the population’s income, 60% of real estate, and 72% of financial investments. Therefore, it is not just the size of the market, but also its focus on high-value products that make it a priority for all business strategists. And, precisely, the structures and services put in place in France in this respect are unparalleled.
Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France, with each one setting up its own specialist cluster or programme, similar to Silver Valley. A good example is Toulouse’s So Toulouse campaign. The fourth largest city in France has recently been praised as being recession proof – a beacon of private-sector growth in France over the last decade. Part of the success of this city and its surrounding region has been its focus on education and technological innovation. This has translated into smart services for pensioners, including smart homes, e-health services, and a hospital dedicated solely to the elderly. Also, the region’s status as the second most popular agri-food region in France does not hurt its already impressive pitch.
So far, it seems that a large part of French know-how is linked to elements rooted in France itself. However, much of the French advantage is exportable, and French-based companies have been finding success in events such as last June’s Silver Economy Connection in Atlanta (USA).
Sandrine Sauvage-Mack, Senior Trade Advisor at UBIFRANCE, recounts how La Valeriane, a diversified group, was awarded two pilot programmes with two large organisations specialising in homecare and other services to the over-65s: “After a great first impression with Leading Age, the American Federation for Ageing Populations, they were certain to add more pilots and clinical trials with American universities and research centres.”
UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, will continue to promote French-based companies at events dedicated to France’s Silver Economy, in France and in other countries.
For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/search.aspx
The French Pavilion at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 14 cutting-edge French companies. The trade fair, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, is taking place from 21 to 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in London (UK).
The French Pavilion is being organised by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Education Suppliers’ Trade Association (Afinef) and Cap Digital. The French Pavilion is also supported by the French Ministry for Education and by La French Tech, and results from collaboration with Copilot Partners.
The French Pavilion will be situated on Stand C-98 at BETT 2015, and will present 14 French-based companies in the educational-technology sector. The British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will take place between 21 and 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London.
The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details are available on request.
AVITICE has over 20 years’ experience in the distribution of high-added-value software in fields including hands-on remote support and user supervision for teaching solutions. The company has also developed complementary solutions in the protection and management of IT parks, shared digital learning spaces, and podcasting.
DigiSchool aims to revolutionise education through the use of digital technology. DigiSchool operates as a second school, guiding students through the learning process all the way from primary school to their first job. In light of current trends, all DigiSchool pedagogical content has been conceived and adapted for use with Smartphones.
Educlever has worked alongside leading French research laboratories to develop Cartographie des Savoirs, an adaptive-learning solution designed to increase pupils’ achievement at school. This R&D project, supported by the French government, provides educators with a precise skills map to help them build a personalised, adaptive-learning strategy for each pupil. The solution is currently used by teachers and 4,000 pupils in primary schools across France.
ENACO, the first French-based online business school (ISO 9001-certified), offers e-learning diploma courses up to Master’s degree level. Thanks to its e-learning, technical, and instructional expertise, ENACO has developed eTrotter, a user-centred platform combining innovation and ergonomics.
Immanens develops and provides products and services in the digital-publishing sector, including books, corporate communication tools, magazines, and textbooks. Immanens works along three lines of approach: Andromede, which is a platform for the education market; Moodle Fizz, which combines tools and services for interactive classroom activities; and, finally, a digital-publishing solution based on the ePub3 standard.
Isograd has developed TOSA®, the first universal-assessment test and certification for professional desktop software skills. It can be used by job seekers, recruiters, students, training organisations as well as universities, and it covers the main desktop software applications, programming languages and web-design languages. TOSA® is an online platform in SaaS mode with a powerful back office for managing and editing candidates’ data, tests and results.
ITOP Education creates, develops and provides digital-school resources tailored to every stage of education, from primary school to sixth form. With more than four million active users, ITOP Education is the French leader in the Virtual Learning Environment market. ITOP Education’s latest project is NIPIB, a unique picture database with detailed scientific and educational indices.
Libcast is an all-in-one online video platform available as a SaaS solution. The launch of online video monetization and the Dokeos plug-in are just two of Libcast’s recent achievements, proving its ability to innovate and deliver. Libcast already has prestigious clients, such as HEC Paris business school, thanks to the platform’s scalability and the support it lends to advanced projects, including Web TV and MOOC (which is a lecture-broadcasting portal).
MASKOTT has the consulting expertise that will help clients to manage the definition, planning and implementation of multimedia-equipment projects. The company offers a complete solution for digital projects with a range of hardware and software tools including interactive whiteboards, mobile classrooms, network infrastructures, personal computers, pedagogical content, podcasting, servers, software components, and tablets.
Milliweb’s technology turns tablets, computers and USB sticks into full-featured desktops for education. The solution includes advanced administration/customisation functionalities and, with the company’s Digital Course Manager, teachers can create their own e-learning sessions and easily transfer them over to students’ devices. Milliweb’s Millibox solution makes blended-learning sessions accessible to all, with or without internet access.
NVIDIA is a world leader in visual-computing technologies and is now bringing its unique video-gaming expertise to the education sector. Thanks to its technology, based around grid servers linked to the Cloud, NVIDIA makes serious gaming and rich content-based educational solutions available to students and teachers anytime, anywhere, and on any device (tablets, smartphones, PCs, etc.).
Orange Digital School
Orange Digital School is an all-inclusive, ready-to-use platform providing all the necessary equipment (carrying case, tablets, video-projector, Wi-Fi/LAN/4G router, etc.), online services, resources, training, software, and support. It gives access to an array of resources, enabling teachers to build courses and students to practise working independently and confidentially at their own pace, through personalised learning.
Streetlab develops digital-learning resources that provide realistic simulations of a range of visual defects, offering users a unique, innovative, immersive and playful experience, as well as a better understanding. Scenarios are based on interviews with partially sighted people as well as the expertise of the Streetlab team (ergonomist, occupational therapist, optician-optometrist, etc.).
Unowhy has created SQOOL, a complete and secure solution combining tablets and Cloud computing. Unowhy provides an integrated educational solution on a touchscreen tablet, manufactured in France and designed specifically for the educational environment. Worldline, Unowhy’s partner company, offers a Cloud-computing solution that enables the storage of educational content and students’ personal data on secure hosting sites.
UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Afinef and Cap Digital, with the support of the French Ministry for Education and La French Tech, and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, is showcasing 14 French-based companies at the BETT trade show, on the French Pavilion (Stand C-98).
BETT 2015, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, will take place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), from 21 to 24 January 2015.
For further information about BETT, please go to: www.bettshow.com
For further information about La French Tech, please go to: http://en.lafrenchtech.com/
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Pollutec, a leading international trade show for environmental equipment, technologies and services, will take place from 2 to 5 December 2014 at the Eurexpo Lyon exhibition centre in Lyons (in South-eastern France). The event, which is the 26th of its kind, brings together professionals from around the world to discuss innovative solutions that reduce the impact of human activities on the environment in sectors that include manufacturing, the services industry, and local government.
The event is taking place for the 26th time; it will be held across more than 100,000m² of exhibition space and is expected to attract over 65,000 trade visitors. With more than 2,200 exhibitors, 400 conferences and 200 innovations presented across eight sectors, Pollutec is the event of reference for professionals in the environment and energy sectors.
Throughout the event, visitors will be able to get information and discuss subjects in further detail at the Partner Villages. Hosted in partnership with a professional organisation, the villages and expertise clusters are designed to bring together, in a common dedicated area, companies specialising in a specific field.
There will be Partner Villages in the following six specialist areas.
• Visitors will have the chance to meet specialists in asbestos removal. Besides, they will be able to review the latest developments regarding asbestos regulations and the latest trends in the eradication industries.
• This Partner Village is organised in partnership with Réso A+.
• The Ecotech Network will be highlighting the advances in shared-research projects.
• This Partner Village is organised in partnership with the clusters of excellence in the Ecotech network.
• Visitors will have the chance to meet engineering practices and design offices specialising in environmental engineering, as part of the Engineering Expertise specialist area.
SITES AND SOILS
• Pollutec Horizons will shine the spotlight on the current technical and regulatory situation in the soil remediation business.
• This Partner Village, focused on Sites and Soils, is organised in partnership with UPDS.
• In the Space Applications Partner Village, organisations promoting the use of space for the environment will present the many advantages that space technologies offer for the implementation of sustainable development.
• The Trenchless Technologies specialist area will feature products and services for the inspection and renovation of existing networks.
• This Partner Village is organised in partnership with the French Scientific Association for Trench-Free Technologies (FSTT).
For more information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.pollutec.com/GB.htm
For more information about France’s environment and energy sectors, please go to: http://business.ubifrance.com/vivapolis-en
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.