News Article | March 2, 2017
Air Liquide (Paris:AI) annonce être entré en négociations exclusives avec Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (“Lincoln Electric”) (Nasdaq : LECO), le leader mondial de la conception, du développement et de la fabrication de produits de soudage à l’arc, de systèmes robotiques et d’équipements de coupage plasma et oxygaz, en vue de la cession d’Air Liquide Welding, sa filiale spécialisée dans la fabrication de technologies de soudage et coupage. Cette opération est soumise à l’accord final et définitif entre les parties et aux conditions et dispositions usuelles, notamment la procédure d’information-consultation des instances représentatives du personnel et l’approbation des autorités de la concurrence. A propos d’Air Liquide Welding Filiale du groupe Air Liquide, Air Liquide Welding est un acteur majeur sur le marché de la fabrication de technologies de soudage et de coupage. Air Liquide Welding, qui compte environ 2 000 employés à travers le monde, a généré en 2016 un chiffre d’affaires de l’ordre de 350 millions d’euros. La société offre, à travers plusieurs marques de réputation internationale (SAF-FRO et OERLIKON dans le domaine industriel, CEMONT pour les professionnels…), une large gamme d’équipements, de consommables et de services associés aux entreprises du secteur. A propos de Lincoln Electric Lincoln Electric est le leader mondial de la conception, du développement et de la fabrication de produits de soudage à l’arc, de systèmes robotiques et d’équipements de coupage plasma et oxygaz et occupe également une position de tout premier plan sur le marché mondial des alliages de brasage et de soudage. Son siège est basé à Cleveland, Ohio. Lincoln Electric compte 47 sites industriels, dont des opérations et des joint-ventures dans 19 pays, et couvre 160 pays via son réseau de distribution. En 2016, Lincoln Electric a généré un chiffre d’affaires de 2,3 milliards de dollars. Pour plus d’informations concernant Lincoln Electric, ses produits et ses services : www.lincolnelectric.com. Air Liquide est le leader mondial des gaz, technologies et services pour l’industrie et la santé. Présent dans 80 pays avec environ 67 000 collaborateurs, le Groupe sert plus de 3 millions de clients et de patients. Oxygène, azote et hydrogène sont des petites molécules essentielles à la vie, la matière et l’énergie. Elles incarnent le territoire scientifique d’Air Liquide et sont au cœur du métier du Groupe depuis sa création en 1902. Air Liquide a pour ambition d’être le leader de son industrie, d’être performant sur le long terme et de contribuer à un monde plus durable. Sa stratégie de transformation centrée sur le client vise une croissance rentable dans la durée. Elle s’appuie sur l’excellence opérationnelle et la qualité des investissements, de même que sur l’innovation ouverte et l’organisation en réseau mise en place par le Groupe à l’échelle mondiale. Grâce à l’engagement et l’inventivité de ses collaborateurs pour répondre aux enjeux de la transition énergétique et environnementale, de la santé et de la transformation numérique, Air Liquide crée encore plus de valeur pour l’ensemble de ses parties prenantes. Le chiffre d’affaires d’Air Liquide s’est élevé à 18,1 milliards d’euros en 2016. Ses solutions pour protéger la vie et l’environnement représentent plus de 40 % de ses ventes. Air Liquide est coté à la Bourse Euronext Paris (compartiment A) et appartient aux indices CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 et FTSE4Good.
News Article | February 27, 2017
Winners in the eleventh annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, recognized as the world's top customer service awards and sales awards, were unveiled on Friday night at a gala ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada attended by more than 650 executives from around the world. The complete list of Stevie Winners by category is available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Sales. DP DHL, with Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award wins for activities worldwide, in Argentina, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.A., among other nations, was the most honored organization this year, earning the top Grand Stevie Award trophy for the fourth consecutive year. Other Grand Stevie Award winners, in descending order, include Visualize, HomeServe USA, Delta Air Lines, GuideWell Connect, IBM, VIZIO Inc., Carbonite, Inc., WePay Inc, and Concentrix. Among other Stevie winners, Carbonite Inc., HomeServe USA, IBM, and iHeartMedia won four Gold Stevie Awards, the most from all organizations. Cisco Systems, ClearVision Optical Company, Optum Consumer Sales and Services, UNOX, Vivint Smart Home, and WePay Inc took home three Gold Stevies. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include Ally Bank, CAC 2000 Ltd, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Dow Jones & Co., GuideWell Connect, Imparta Inc., Inci Akü GS Yuasa, Infinity, John Hancock Financial Services, ListenTrust, Network Alliance, Odeabank, VIZIO Inc, and Wilson Learning. Winners in the People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service, as determined by more than 149,000 public votes, were also awarded at the event to organizations including Bombardier Aerospace, Chewy, CommonBond, CubeSmart, Distinguished Programs, FieldEdge, GPS Insight, j2 Global, Inc., Marriott Vacation Club Owner Services, Ultimate Software, Unitrends, and Zelis Payments. The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream, and are still available to watch online. The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business award shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 10% over 2016. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. More than 75 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, that took place January 23 - February 1. About The Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com. Sponsors of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
News Article | February 21, 2017
Nicox announces the presentation of NCX 667 scientific data at AOPT 2017 Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), the international ophthalmic R&D company, today announced that preclinical results from its novel nitric oxide (NO) donating compound, NCX 667, were presented at the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT) 13th Scientific Meeting, held from February 16-19, 2017, in Florence, Italy. NCX 667, synthesized by Nicox, is the lead compound of a new class of next-generation stand-alone NO-donors, which are designed to optimize NO dosing and enable intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering in patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension. The AOPT 2017 abstract by Impagnatiello et al1 presented preclinical results obtained with NCX 667 in rabbit and non-human primate models of ocular hypertension and glaucoma following single and repeated treatment schedules. NCX 667 appeared to lower IOP by 20% or more regardless of the specific model and animal species used. Furthermore, repeated acute dosing of NCX 667 elicits sustained IOP-lowering activity over time with no signs of tachyphylaxis or ocular discomfort. Data from a variety of experimental animal models coupled with recent clinical studies strongly support an important role of NO in lowering IOP by enhancing aqueous humor drainage via the conventional outflow route. Open angle glaucoma is a common ocular disorder affecting about 2% of the adult population over 40 years old and is the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide.2 Developed by Nicox, NCX 667 already demonstrated promising preclinical results in two preclinical models of ocular hypertension and glaucoma. In both models, NCX 667 appeared well-tolerated and effective in reducing intra-ocular pressure (IOP). These results were selected by the ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting Program Committee as a 'Hot Topic', as representing the newest and most innovative research being conducted. Nicox is an international ophthalmic R&D company utilizing innovative science to maintain vision and improve ocular health. By leveraging its proprietary expertise in nitric oxide donation and other technologies, the Company is developing an extensive portfolio of novel therapies that target multiple ophthalmic conditions, including glaucoma. Nicox currently has two products at the pre-approval stage with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a promising pipeline including next-generation stand-alone nitric-oxide donors, with the potential to treat a range of ophthalmic indications. Nicox is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment B: Mid Caps; Ticker symbol: COX) and is part of the CAC Healthcare, CAC Pharma & Bio and Next 150 indexes. For more information on Nicox, its products or pipeline, please visit: www.nicox.com. March 6-8 Cowen and Company 37th Annual Health Care Conference Boston, US March 21-22 Oppenheimer 27th Annual Healthcare Conference New York, US April 4-5 Needham's 16th Annual Healthcare Conference New York, US May 30 Gilbert Dupont 15th Annual Helthcare Conference Paris, France June 19-22 2017 BIO International Convention San Diego, US The information contained in this document may be modified without prior notice. This information includes forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These statements are based on current expectations or beliefs of the management of Nicox S.A. and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Nicox S.A. and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, advisers or agents, do not undertake, nor do they have any obligation, to provide updates or to revise any forward-looking statements.
News Article | February 23, 2017
The Pertamina Group, through its subsidiary PIEP, acquired a 24.53% stake in the Maurel & Prom Group's in August 2016. Since it exercised a significant influence over M&P at the end of fiscal year 2016, PIEP must include its share of M&P's earnings and equity in its consolidated accounts at 31 December 2016 on an equity basis. Following the result of the public takeover bid on 9 February 2017, PIEP owns 72.65% of M&P. The two groups have different reporting schedules for their 2016 accounts: PIEP's 2016 accounts will be published on 28 February 2017, that is to say before the 2016 accounts are approved and published for M&P and SEPLAT, which is 21.37%-owned by M&P. During its meeting on 22 February 2017, after reviewing the estimated financial data for the year ended 31 December 2016 and consulting with the audit committee on the same day, M&P's Board of Directors decided to communicate on these estimated data with the market. These data are subject to change due to the final net result of SEPLAT or the ongoing audit work. The definitive accounts of Maurel & Prom will be approved by its Board of Directors on 31 March 2017. It is important to note that SEPLAT's contribution has been estimated based on data published and available on the company website, extrapolating its earnings at 30 September 2016 over 12 months. (*) The 2016 accounts are estimated and under audit. The comparative figures for 2015 are extracted from the published and audited accounts, presented in the form of the synthetic reporting required by PIEP. (*) The 2016 accounts are estimated and under audit. The comparative figures for 2015 are extracted from the published and audited accounts, presented in the form of the synthetic reporting required by PIEP. For more information, go to www.maureletprom.fr MAUREL & PROM Tel: +33 (0)1 53 83 16 00 This document may contain forward-looking statements regarding the financial position, results, business and industrial strategy of Maurel & Prom. By nature, forward-looking statements contain risks and uncertainties to the extent that they are based on events or circumstances that may or may not happen in the future. These projections are based on assumptions we believe to be reasonable, but which may prove to be incorrect and which depend on a number of risk factors, such as fluctuations in crude oil prices, changes in exchange rates, uncertainties related to the valuation of our oil reserves, actual rates of oil production and the related costs, operational problems, political stability, legislative or regulatory reforms, or even wars, terrorism and sabotage. Maurel & Prom is listed for trading on Euronext Paris CAC® mid 60 - SBF120® - CAC® Mid & Small - CAC® All-Tradable - CAC® All-Share - CAC PME - EnterNext© PEA-PME 150 ISIN FR0000051070 / Bloomberg MAU.FP / Reuters MAUP.PA
News Article | March 2, 2017
A French SCA (Partnership Limited by Shares) with a capital of 56,000,000 Euros Head Office: La Woestyne 59173 Renescure, France Registred under number: 447 250 044 (Dunkerque Commercial and Companies Register) Activity and profitability in line with the annual objectives and Acquisition in USA Turnover growth and stable profitability Strengthening of the financial structure and decrease of the debt Acquisition of Ready Pac Foods in USA Annual growth and profitability objectives confirmed at the high end of the target range The 2016-2017 half-year financial statements were reviewed by the General Partner, then by the Supervisory Board on the 28th of February 2017 and checked by the Statutory Auditors. In an ever changing economic, financial and consumption climate and despite the difficult harvests observed in Summer 2016, the Bonduelle Group displayed its resilience with an activity growth and a profitability largely maintained. Its robust historical activities enable the group to consider, with confidence, the next development stage with the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods. The Bonduelle Group's turnover stands for the 1st half of financial year 2016-2017 at 1,025.6 million of euro, a growth of + 1.9% on a like-for-like basis* and of + 1.4% based on reported figures. Europe Zone For the first half of FY 2016-2017, the Europe zone's turnover remains virtually unchanged at - 0.8% on a like for like basis* and - 0.9% based on reported figures. The canned operating segment experienced a downturn over quarter 2 that was related to the lower promotional activities which were largely linked, in turn, to the harvest deficits registered in Summer 2016. The frozen segment achieved positive growth over the period, witnessing the recovery of the food service activity. Lastly, the fresh processed (delicatessen) and ready to eat (fresh-cut salad in bags) segment showed an overall stability in sales linked to an Italian market for fresh-cut salad in bags that continued to be difficult and the deterioration of production conditions in Spain (floods) at the end of the period. As for the delicatessen segment, a return to strong positive growth was observed in the second quarter. Non-Europe Zone The Non-Europe zone's turnover recorded a 6.6% growth on a like for like basis* and 5.3% based on reported figures over the first 6 months despite a high basis for comparison notably in Russia coupled with a consumption climate for this area showing no real signs of recovery. In North America, the activity continued to experience strong growth, notably in Canada. In South America, the repositioning of the canned range enabled the group to resume growth. The current operating result stands at 61.- million of euro with a current operating margin at 5.9% against 64.- million and 6.3% respectively on the 31st of December 2015. The additional cost related to the difficult harvests observed in summer 2016 in France, Russia and United States, recorded in part on the first half of this FY, coupled with a downturn of the activity in Russia, whose margins have nevertheless been preserved, explained the comparative evolution of profitability. After non recurrent items (- 0.7 million of euro), the operating profitability stands at 60.3 million of euro against 62.9 last FY, consistent with the annual objective disclosed. Financial charges reached 9.5 million of euro against 10.3 million of euro recorded on the 31st of December 2015, reflecting the decrease of the group's net debt and the lower average cost of debt (2.79% against 3.40%). After result of companies consolidated by equity method and corporate tax deduction with an effective tax rate of 28.5% over the period, the net income owner interest stands at 36.5 million of euro, representing 3.6% of the turnover, virtually unchanged compared with last FY. The group's net financial debt was set on the 31st of December 2016 at 584.2 million of euro, at a debt peak when considering the seasonal nature of its activity, against 668.2 million of euro on the 31st of December 2015, a decrease of 84 million of euro. The debt ratio (net financial debt to shareholders' equity) falls below parity at 0.96 against 1.26 last FY, attesting the ability of the group to generate free cash flow. With an average maturity debt of 3.7 years and a disintermediated rate at 49 %, the group's financial structure is fully compatible with the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods. Bonduelle, the world leader of ready-to-eat vegetables, present in canned, frozen, fresh cut and delicatessen has announced on the 23rd of February 2017 an agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. market leader in single serve salad bowls. Based in California, Ready Pac Foods is the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S. through its Bistro Bowl® suite of products and its legacy of innovation and culinary expertise. Ready Pac Foods is also a producer of fresh-cut produce, offering packaged salads, fresh-cut fruits, and mixed vegetables to its retail and foodservice customers. With 4 production facilities located in Irwindale (CA), Jackson (GA), Florence and Swedesboro (NJ), and employs about 3,500 full-time employees. Ready Pac Foods generates approximately $800M of revenues, with a national presence in the U.S. and a wide customer base. This milestone transaction is a key step in Bonduelle's strategic ambition VegeGo! 2025 of being "the world reference in "well living" through vegetable products". This acquisition will strengthen Bonduelle's international footprint and dramatically change its profile, making the U.S. the largest country of operations, continuing a longstanding track record of successful acquisitions in North America, in particular Aliments Carrière, Canada, in 2007 and Allens, USA in 2012, and the fresh category, its first business segment. This transaction will also offer new opportunities to Ready Pac Foods business partners and deliver significant value to Bonduelle's shareholders. This acquisition, which is fully compatible with Bonduelle's strong financial profile, perfectly fits with its strategic plan and will strengthen its leadership positions in its core business lines: Ready Pac Foods will become Bonduelle 5th's business unit, dedicated to the Fresh business in the Americas and named Bonduelle Fresh Americas (BFA), along with Bonduelle Long Life Europe (BELL), Bonduelle Fresh Europe (BFE), Bonduelle Eurasia Markets (BEAM) and Bonduelle Americas (BAM). The latter being devoted to canned and frozen vegetables in Americas from North to South will be renamed Bonduelle Americas Long Life (BALL). The transaction agreed on the basis of a purchase price (enterprise value) of 409 million of dollars shows a multiple below 11 times adjusted EBITDA estimated for FY 2016-2017; lower than the comparable food market transaction multiples for the snacking and healthy eating operating segments. This acquisition, accretive as of 2017-2018, financed by debt, will keep to the group its investment grade profile with an estimated pro forma leverage ratio (net debt to recurring EBITDA) of 3.5 on the 30th of June 2017. Closing of the transaction is expected in the 4th quarter of FY 2016-2017, following approvals by the relevant regulatory authorities, notably the US Anti-Trust authorities. Based on the first half year performances, the group is confident in achieving targets at the higher end of the initial range, i.e. a turnover growth of 2 to 3 % and in a stable operating margin on a like for like basis*, excluding the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods. *at constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates - 2016-2017 3rd Quarter FY Turnover: 3rd of May 2017 (after stock exchange trading session) - 2016-2017 Financial Year Turnover: 2nd of August 2017 (after stock exchange trading session) - 2016-2017 Annual Results: 3rd of October 2017 (prior to stock exchange trading session) Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its mission is to be the world reference in "well-living" through vegetable products. Prioritising innovation and long-term vision, the group is diversifying its operations and geographical presence. Its vegetable, grown over 128.000 hectares all over the world, are sold in 100 countries under various brand names and through various distribution channels and technologies. Expert in agro-industry with 54 industrial sites or own agricultural production, Bonduelle produces quality products by selecting the best crop areas close to its customers. Bonduelle is listed on Euronext compartment B Euronext indices: CAC MID & SMALL - CAC ALL TRADABLE - CAC ALL SHARES Bonduelle is part of the Gaïa non-financial performance index and employee shareholder index (I.A.S.) Code ISIN : FR0000063935 - Code Reuters : BOND.PA - Code Bloomberg : BON FP
News Article | February 15, 2017
GammaTech Rugged Computers Designed for Healthcare Professionals to be Displayed at HIMSS 2017 Designed for the Most Sensitive and Demanding Applications, DURABOOKs Rugged Devices Are Ideal for Medical Personnel Fremont, CA, February 15, 2017 --( GammaTech’s DURABOOK line of rugged computers will be mounted to Lund Industries’ DataCart products, resulting in state-of-the-art care carts. Meeting or exceeding most difficult Military Standards, DURABOOK computers are designed for environments that require the most reliability. They are ideal for use in medical situations such as telemedicine, behavioral health, stroke and nursing home use, where dependable technology can ensure that the professional’s attention will be focused on the patient. Below are the DURABOOK products that best suit the needs of medical personnel users and will be featured at the Lund Industries booth: P24 All-In-One PC This thin-style All-In-One PC is durable, reliable and secure, making it a trusted computing solution for healthcare employees in hospitals, medical centers, and children’s hospitals. It features a 24” full high-definition LCD touch screen with10-point multi-touch panel (optional), long battery life, expandable memory, and a slim, lightweight design. The unit is built with JIS Z 2081 certified antimicrobial material and comes fully approved for ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 (optional) and UL60950. The P24 includes several rugged features such as: Military Standard 810G and ASTM 4169-08 certifications for vibration, a working temperature up to 104F, a spill proof front-panel, and an optional protective cap active touch panel. The P24 can be used as a desktop unit with a kickstand, a mobile unit or a stationary wall mounted unit for optimal versatility. It is compatible with Windows 10 operation system. R11 Fully Rugged Tablet The R11 rugged tablet gives medical personnel the portability they need to get the job done. The R11 is the lightest and thinnest rugged tablet PC in its class at only 2.73 pounds including battery. Featuring an optional detachable backlit keyboard, the R11 easily becomes a 2-in-1 that can work as a laptop and offer a high-performance, complete mobile computing solution. The R11 comes with a powerful Intel Broadwell Core™ processor and features an 11.6” TFT LCD capacitive touch display. The R11 functions for up to seven hours, includes an M2-SATA SSD, microSD card slot, full HD camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, enhanced CAC Reader (Smart Card Reader), and standard security features. It is covered by DURABOOK’s Peace of Mind (POM) warranty for three years. S15AB Rugged Notebook The S15AB is the lightest and thinnest 15.6” rugged notebook on the market. The unit features a generous 15.6” LCD display with full high-definition (1920x1080 resolution); up to 16GB of memory; and the popular built-in DURABOOK toughness. It comes with a capacitive touch pad with L/R buttons to support multi-finger tracking and gestures; an integrated web camera with microphone that is ideal for telemedicine; a built-in SD card reader, and support for SDXC cards; and a Smart Card reader that allows the card to be fully inserted. With its variety of security systems, the DURABOOK S15AB is great for many medical applications that use confidential patient information. Availability The DURABOOK R11, S15AB, and P24, in partnership with Lund Industries, are available through authorized resellers nationwide and at www.GammaTechUSA.com. All DURABOOK computers may be customized for unique customer requirements. About Lund Industries Lund has provided innovative, robust and cost effective mobile solutions to public safety, healthcare and government customers for more than 35 years. Lund is best known for their versatile, solidly engineered mobile mounting solutions and user-friendly DataCart Healthcare and Telemedicine products. DataCarts are mobile, ergonometric and lightweight with a low center of gravity contributing to a tip resistant platform. Lund DataCarts are available from non-powered basic entry level platforms all the way to powered full-featured units and everywhere in-between. Whatever your requirements are, DataCarts provide durable, trouble-free and made-in-the-USA solutions. For more information, visit Lund Industries at www.lund-industries.com About GammaTech Computer Corporation GammaTech is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support. For more information, visit GammaTech at www.GammaTechUSA.com. On Site Contact: Howard Pace GammaTech Computer Corporation email@example.com Cell. 214-282-3411 Media Contact: Rita Lee Copernio GammaTech@copernio.com Tel. 714-891-3660 Fremont, CA, February 15, 2017 --( PR.com )-- GammaTech, a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, will be partnering with Lund Industries to showcase their DURABOOK line of mobile rugged computer options for medical professionals at HIMSS 2017 in the Lund Industries booth, #3203. The HIMSS 2017 Annual Conference will take place February 19-23 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.GammaTech’s DURABOOK line of rugged computers will be mounted to Lund Industries’ DataCart products, resulting in state-of-the-art care carts. Meeting or exceeding most difficult Military Standards, DURABOOK computers are designed for environments that require the most reliability. They are ideal for use in medical situations such as telemedicine, behavioral health, stroke and nursing home use, where dependable technology can ensure that the professional’s attention will be focused on the patient.Below are the DURABOOK products that best suit the needs of medical personnel users and will be featured at the Lund Industries booth:P24 All-In-One PCThis thin-style All-In-One PC is durable, reliable and secure, making it a trusted computing solution for healthcare employees in hospitals, medical centers, and children’s hospitals. It features a 24” full high-definition LCD touch screen with10-point multi-touch panel (optional), long battery life, expandable memory, and a slim, lightweight design. The unit is built with JIS Z 2081 certified antimicrobial material and comes fully approved for ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 (optional) and UL60950. The P24 includes several rugged features such as: Military Standard 810G and ASTM 4169-08 certifications for vibration, a working temperature up to 104F, a spill proof front-panel, and an optional protective cap active touch panel. The P24 can be used as a desktop unit with a kickstand, a mobile unit or a stationary wall mounted unit for optimal versatility. It is compatible with Windows 10 operation system.R11 Fully Rugged TabletThe R11 rugged tablet gives medical personnel the portability they need to get the job done. The R11 is the lightest and thinnest rugged tablet PC in its class at only 2.73 pounds including battery. Featuring an optional detachable backlit keyboard, the R11 easily becomes a 2-in-1 that can work as a laptop and offer a high-performance, complete mobile computing solution. The R11 comes with a powerful Intel Broadwell Core™ processor and features an 11.6” TFT LCD capacitive touch display. The R11 functions for up to seven hours, includes an M2-SATA SSD, microSD card slot, full HD camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, enhanced CAC Reader (Smart Card Reader), and standard security features. It is covered by DURABOOK’s Peace of Mind (POM) warranty for three years.S15AB Rugged NotebookThe S15AB is the lightest and thinnest 15.6” rugged notebook on the market. The unit features a generous 15.6” LCD display with full high-definition (1920x1080 resolution); up to 16GB of memory; and the popular built-in DURABOOK toughness. It comes with a capacitive touch pad with L/R buttons to support multi-finger tracking and gestures; an integrated web camera with microphone that is ideal for telemedicine; a built-in SD card reader, and support for SDXC cards; and a Smart Card reader that allows the card to be fully inserted. With its variety of security systems, the DURABOOK S15AB is great for many medical applications that use confidential patient information.AvailabilityThe DURABOOK R11, S15AB, and P24, in partnership with Lund Industries, are available through authorized resellers nationwide and at www.GammaTechUSA.com. All DURABOOK computers may be customized for unique customer requirements.About Lund IndustriesLund has provided innovative, robust and cost effective mobile solutions to public safety, healthcare and government customers for more than 35 years. Lund is best known for their versatile, solidly engineered mobile mounting solutions and user-friendly DataCart Healthcare and Telemedicine products. DataCarts are mobile, ergonometric and lightweight with a low center of gravity contributing to a tip resistant platform. Lund DataCarts are available from non-powered basic entry level platforms all the way to powered full-featured units and everywhere in-between. Whatever your requirements are, DataCarts provide durable, trouble-free and made-in-the-USA solutions.For more information, visit Lund Industries at www.lund-industries.comAbout GammaTech Computer CorporationGammaTech is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support.For more information, visit GammaTech at www.GammaTechUSA.com.On Site Contact:Howard PaceGammaTech Computer Corporationhowardp@gammatechusa.comCell. 214-282-3411Media Contact:Rita LeeCopernioGammaTech@copernio.comTel. 714-891-3660 Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from GammaTech Computer Corporation
News Article | February 28, 2017
Disclosure of Trading in Own Shares from 20 to 24 February 2017 In compliance with general regulation on share buy-backs, SOCIÉTÉ BIC declares below the transactions made on its own shares from 20 to 24 February 2017: 2017 Agenda (all dates to be confirmed) BIC is a world leader in stationery, lighters, shavers and promotional products. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world. BIC products are sold in more than 160 countries around the world. In 2016, BIC recorded net sales of 2,025.8 million euros. The Company is listed on "Euronext Paris" and is part of the SBF120 and CAC Mid 60 indexes. BIC is also part of the following Socially Responsible Investment indexes : CDP's Climate A List, CDP's Supplier Climate A List, CDP Supplier Engagement Leader Board, FTSE4Good indexes, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, Euronext Vigeo - Eurozone 120, Euronext Vigeo - Europe 120, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit BIC corporate web site: www.bicworld.com
News Article | February 22, 2017
Electro Power Systems S.A. (“EPS”), a technology pioneer in energy-storage systems and microgrids listed on the French-regulated market Euronext Paris (Paris:EPS) (EPS:FP), announces the starting of the commissioning of a new energy storage system microgrid-connected in Sardinia, Italy. EPS realized in partnership with FZSoNick (FIAMM) for ENAS, the entity managing the entire water supply of the region, a hybrid energy storage system connected to the Ottana Experimental Solar Farm, consisting of a concentrated solar power (CSP) farm integrated with thermal storage with a capacity of 14 MWh and a concentrated photovoltaic plant (CPV). The microgrid, developed in collaboration with the University of Cagliari and Sardegna Ricerche, has a total installed capacity of 1.2 MW hybridized with 0.6 MWp of CPV, 0.6 MWp of CSP and 0.5 MWh of EPS storage system which is aimed at the stabilization of the intermittent renewable sources. The system realized by EPS couples renewables and energy storage, enabling the microgrid to reduce emissions by more than 14 thousand tons of CO per year. The plant will be run by ENAS and will significantly contribute to the reduction of its energy annual demand. “Such installation represents the flexibility of the EPS technology in any application, also with the most innovative and technologically challenging microgrids” commented Carlalberto Guglielminotti, Chief Executive Officer of EPS “as this microgrid demonstrates how Italian islands can represent a real open-air laboratory for a new energy model, distributed, sustainable and competitive”. The commissioning of the microgrid will be completed in April 2017. EPS operates in the sustainable energy sector, specializing in hybrid-storage solutions and microgrids that enable intermittent renewable sources to be transformed into a stable power source. Listed on the French-regulated market Euronext, EPS is part of the CAC® Mid & Small and the CAC® All-Tradable indices and has registered offices in Paris and research, development, and manufacturing in Italy. Thanks to technology covered by 125 patents and applications combined with more than 10 years of R&D, EPS has developed hybrid energy storage solutions to stabilize electrical grids heavily penetrated by renewable sources in developed countries and in emerging economies, to power off-grid areas at a lower cost than fossil fuels without the need for subsidy or incentive schemes. EPS has either installed or under commissioning in aggregate 36 large-scale projects, including off-grid hybrid systems powered by renewables and energy storage, totalizing that total more than over 35 MW of installed power and provide energy to more than 160,000 customers daily. In addition to more than 18 MW of grid-support systems, for a total capacity output of 47 MWh and 25 MW of systems in 21 countries worldwide, including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
News Article | February 21, 2017
Rexel, un acteur majeur de la distribution professionnelle de produits et services pour le monde de l'énergie, est présent sur trois marchés : résidentiel, tertiaire et industriel. Le Groupe accompagne ses clients pour leur permettre de gérer au mieux leurs activités en leur offrant une large gamme de produits, solutions et services durables et innovants, dans les domaines des équipements techniques, des automatismes et de la gestion de l'énergie. Présent dans 32 pays, à travers un réseau d'environ 2 000 agences, Rexel compte plus de 27 000 collaborateurs. Son chiffre d'affaires a atteint 13,2 milliards d'euros en 2016. Rexel est coté sur le marché Eurolist d'Euronext Paris (compartiment A, symbole RXL, code ISIN FR0010451203) et figure dans les indices suivants : SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, STOXX600. Rexel fait également partie des indices ISR suivants : FTSE4Good, STOXX® (STOXX® Global ESG Impact, STOXX® Low Carbon indices Global, Europe et EURO), Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe et du Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe, grâce à sa performance en matière de responsabilité sociale d'entreprise. Pour plus d'information : www.rexel.com
News Article | February 22, 2017
Bourse Direct a connu une année 2016 marquée par un contexte de marché très défavorable avec de faibles volumes d'échanges sur les bourses européennes et un CAC en forte baisse au premier semestre. Les enjeux politiques de 2017 devraient conduire les marchés financiers à plus de dynamisme et un retour de la croissance. Dans ce contexte économique et boursier, Bourse Direct envisage d'accélérer le recrutement de nouveaux clients en 2017. Ce recrutement soutenu favorisera le volume d'ordres exécutés sur les marchés même dans un contexte de contraction comme observé en 2016. Dans un souci permanent de sa qualité de service, Bourse Direct poursuivra ses efforts pour apporter à ses clients le meilleur service au meilleur prix en s'appuyant sur l'expertise d'équipes de professionnels de la Bourse et sur des formations adaptées. Bourse Direct a été primée pour la troisième année consécutive « Service client de l'année » en 2017. La société vise ainsi un retour à la croissance du volume d'ordres traités par ses clients en 2017, dans un contexte de marché favorable et le maintien de la dynamique de recrutement de nouveaux clients toujours plus nombreux. Avec un tarif à moins de 1 € l'ordre de bourse, Bourse Direct, élu Service Client de l'année 2017*, offre à sa clientèle un service dédié à la Bourse, son coeur de métier sur tous types de supports y compris mobiles et tablettes. Expert des marchés boursiers, Bourse Direct dispose d'une plate-forme complète de services et de produits financiers traités sur Internet : actions françaises et étrangères, produits dérivés, CFD, Forex, OPCVM, assurance-vie, ainsi que d'outils innovants à la pointe de la technologie.