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Innovative and diversified range of French companies at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition

Thomas ILHE - 03-août-2015 06:48:10

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The global airport sector has successfully withstood the economic crisis. By 2016, it is estimated that 3.6 billion passengers will be transported per year. Backed by this optimistic outlook, numerous airport terminal projects are emerging throughout the world. Furthermore, the growing number of passengers and the rapid development of new technologies make it essential to modernize existing airports. France holds a strong position on the global market, thanks to its numerous facilities and its significant expertise across all airport services. 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Come visit the French exhibitors in hall B6, stands 610 to 716 and meet the following companies: ADB AIRFIELD SOLUTIONS (end-to-end visual guidance solutions – www.adb-air.com ), AEROPAX (deployable passenger boarding tunnels – www.aeropax.fr ), ALSTEF (baggage handling systems – www.alstef.com ), ANYLOGIC (management of pedestrian flows in airports – www.anylogic.com ), ATERMES (high-tech aviation equipment – www.atermes.fr ), CARTEL MANUTENTION (blast fences, baggage trolleys, passenger stairs, etc. - www.cartel-manutention.fr ), DEDIENNE AEROSPACE (aircraft maintenance tooling - www.dedienne-aero.com ), DERVAUX (aircraft warning lights – www.balisage.dervaux.fr ), DESCHAMPS (aircraft recovery equipment – www.mobi-mat.com ), ELAUL (autonomous lighting and lighting systems - www.elaul.fr ), FORTAL (docks and stepladders – www.fortal.fr ), GATE (ground support equipment - www.gategse.com ), GLOBALSYS (wireless communication systems - www.globalsys.fr ), HIFI FILTER (European filtration specialist – www.hifi-filter.com ), MONROC (industrial manufacturer of axles, suspensions and brakes - www.monroc.com ), MUSTHANE (refuelling systems, lifting bags, recovery trackway - www.musthane.com ), NAKSYS (airfield lighting photometry calibration equipment - www.naksys.com ), PROAVIA (showcase for French expertise in the airport industry - www.proavia.com ), SAINT-GOBAIN SOVIS (prisms and molded optical components for airport lighting - www.sovis-optique.com ), SOVAL EXPORT (cast iron man holes for water distribution systems, cleaning and lighting for runways – www.soval.fr ), SOVAM (ground support equipment: boarding bridges, baggage tractors, etc. - www.sovam.fr ), STERELA (electronic systems for air and road transport – www.sterela.fr ), TITAN AVIATION (solutions for every step of the refuelling process - www.titan-aviation.com ), TUBESCA-COMABI (docks and access solutions for aircraft maintenance – www.tubesca-comabi.com ), XOPS - RESONATE MP4 (multimedia systems and intelligent transport solutions – www.resonate-mp4.com ).

French photonics developing a technology partnership strategy in India

Thomas ILHE - 31-juil.-2015 11:15:17

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Some participants will also present their research work at the thematic conferences held during the LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS show.  The French photonics sector represents 657 industrial companies with a turnover of sales generated in France of € 10.45 billion. This industrial strength represents 13.5% of the European industry. In comparison, the industrial part of the German leader is 35%. Besides these 657 industrials, 109 companies of services, 116 distributors and over 200 integrators complement this community. The French industrial photonics production sectors which are the most important are lighting, defense-security, components, thin films and photonics for the environment and health. There are seven photonic clusters in France which benefit from a strong support of the French state and the regions. Their main missions are the representation of the sector to national and European institutions, the link between research and industry and the development of small companies. List of the French companies part of the delegation: OPTITEC is a community of 200 highly committed members in south of France. OPTITEC plays a key role in industrial development, research and higher education in the field of optics/photonics and imaging. OPTITEC works to promote a field of expertise, photonics, within the goal to be at the rank first among national and European competitive clusters. By boosting structuring projects and supporting the SMEs through customized services, OPTITECs strategy is to develop photonics in four strategic areas: Green Photonics, AgroFood Market, Security and Surveillance, Scientific & Medical Instrumentation. Photonics Bretagne is a high performing cluster of approx. 80 research centers, schools and companies all in the field of photonics in Brittany (Western France). Perfos is the R&D platform of Photonics Bretagne. It develops custom microstructured fibers (silica and chalcogenide), from conception to integration and offers a large panel of services including scientific studies, consulting in photonics and modelling. ALPAO : Adaptive optics and deformable mirrors ALPAO manufactures a complete range of adaptive optics products for use in research. Their products are specially designed for astronomy, ophthalmology, microscopy, wireless optical communications, and defense and laser applications. ALPAO deformable mirrors are based on continuous reflective surface motioned by magnetics actuators. They feature large strokes, linearity and fast settling time to meet and exceed your requirements for fast, accurate wavefront correction. Amplitude Systèmes , nothing but ultrafast. Amplitude Group (Amplitude Systèmes and Amplitude Technologies) is the only company which offers all ultrafast laser technologies available today, from industrial fiber lasers to high energy Petawatt class Ti:Sapphire lasers. The company offers industrial fiber lasers, ultrafast lasers, diode-pumped ultrafast lasers, high average power femtosecond and picosecond amplifiers, high power ultrafast fiber lasers, compact ultrafast fiber lasers, and ultrafast lasers; and high energy diode-pumped femtosecond and picosecond oscillators and amplifiers. CERADROP, the subsidiary of MGI Group, designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers exclusively for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Thanks to its modular-based scalable concept, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market. Combining several materials deposition technologies as well as the latest generation of curing modules, this equipment line permits to reach a wide range of application fields. CERADROP can call up more than 60 engineers to supply the best materials deposition digital printing solution from advanced R&D up to 24/7 high performance manufacturing including photonic curing and high throughput manufacturing capacity of several m²/min A scientific glasswork shop Verre & Quartz Flashlamps is a glassworking company specialised in long arc discharge lamps manufacturing (also called xenon lamps or discharge lamps). The company mostly manufactures tailor-made lamps thanks to many customers coming from varied backgrounds and wide range of applications. Verre & Quartz Flashlamps provides two kinds of services: lamp or glass work engineering and production services. Due to its long experience, the company is able to provide the best lamp quality of the market. Imagine Optic : Wavefront sensors and adaptive optics for optical metrology, lasers and microscopy Imagine Optic is one of the world’s leading providers of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing hardware and software, adaptive optics technologies and professional services in applied optics. The company works with scientists and industrialists in domains including pure science, industrial quality control, space and defense, semiconductors and many others. Since 1996, Imagine Optic has been supplying industry leaders around the world with the high-quality products and services that they need to perform. From X-EUV, through the visible light spectrum and on to near infra-red, Imagine Optic develops, manufactures, distributes and supports the largest range of wavefront measurement and correction technologies available. ISP System : Specialist in precision engineering Precision engineering specialist: - Innovative deformable mirrors for intense laser and X-Ray using a patented technology for actuators. The mirror deformation is stable even unpowered, avoiding any electro-magnetic perturbation. The linearity is excellent (>99%) and hysteresis much lower than with piezo actuators (<0.1%). These deformable mirrors avoid any print-through effect. - Nano positioning stages with high stroke. - Opto-mechanics devices including complete beam transport lines (mirrors, positioning stages and vacuum vessels) : delivery of turn-key solutions. - Laminar coating machines for optics manufacturing. - Laser soldering machines for electronic power modules manufacturing (automotive or aeronautics, spatial). LEUKOS - Supercontinuum laser manufacturer, UV, Visible, NIR, Mid-IR Founded in 2006 LEUKOS is a pioneering leader in the development of supercontinuum laser. Based in Limoges, France, LEUKOS provides solutions to worldwide customers addressing a wide range of applications in metrology and imaging. Its catalog includes white light laser, UVA white light laser, NIR/SWIR supercontinuum and optical systems. Because LEUKOS wants you to get what you need, the company also offers tailored solutions. LEUKOS is committed to provide you with the best value for your money. The company values your opinions and its team commits itself to making your experience pleasant, providing the solution for enhancing the achievement of your objectives. Manutech-USD : a dedicated plateform for surface functionalization The scientific program of Manutech-USD is to understand the effects of surface texturing and surface melting for a wide range of applications : tribology, fluid mechanics, adhesion, wettability, heat transfer, perception engineering. An association of academic and industrial partners, Manutech-USD is offering a set of equipments allowing the high speed manufacturing of model and multi-scale surfaces (and to characterize them). Using ultrafast lasers, the highlights of this technology is the precision, the very limited thermal effects and the absence of post-processing on all types of materials. SEDI ATI : Fiber optics for medical and industrial applications. With a team of 50 people and more than 30% revenue from export, the company has become one of the major players for the manufacturing of special fiber optic assemblies particularly for harsh environment applications such as high or low temperature, high pressure, vacuum, chemically aggressive environment, medical requirements, radiations, high power lasers, UV, IR, PM fibers, etc. They also manufacture passive components used in fiber optic applications: couplers/dividers, hermetic feedthroughs, WDM, collimators, metallized pigtails, SMA connectors. Silios Technologies , the micro-optics supplier Silios Technologies specializes in designing and manufacturing micro-optics, diffractive optics and multi-spectral filters. In its 600 m² clean room, Silios Technologies produces beam shapers, homogenizers and splitters for lasers from 193nm up to 10.6μm used in medical, scientific and tooling applications. The hexapod company Symétrie designs and manufactures precision positioning and motion systems that meet the most specific needs of accuracy, stiffness and repeatability of research laboratories and industrialists. Symétrie is a specialist of hexapod, which is used to position an object in space following the 6 degrees of freedom with high accuracy, resolution and stiffness. The product line ranges from miniature hexapod versions to hexapods that scale the height of a two story building and are able to move several tons in a highly dynamic fashion to reproduce a vehicle motion (boat, submarine, tank, plane…) to test electro-optics systems. THALES Optronique SAS : Optronics and missile electronics are the key technologies for superiority in land, sea and air operations. Based on extensive expertise, several decades of experience and knowledge of operational requirements, THALES Optronique SAS has developed a complete range of innovative and competitive equipments and systems intended for defence and security forces. THALES equipments are covering the full scope of military optronic equipments through soldier solutions, vehicule cameras and sights, naval and airborne IRST, airborne optronic recce and attack pods. The THALES optronic produts include the most innovative technologies to produce the best value for end-users.   Contact: Mr. Sylvain BIARD Trade Commissioner of France in Bombay Tel: 022 66 69 40 72 - @: sylvain.biard@businessfrance.fr   Mr. Alexandre POMMIER Trade Officer - French Trade Tel: 011 43 19 63 37 - @: alexandre.pommier@businessfrance.fr

Innovative and diversified range of French companies at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition Munich, October 6-9, 2015

Thomas ILHE - 31-juil.-2015 08:32:23

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Telmat Industrie launches its new automatic body measurement system: The SYMCAD III 3D Body Scanner

Thomas ILHE - 09-juil.-2015 12:25:15

  The SYMCAD III 3D Body Scanner is a new hi-tech solution for automatically taking complete or partial measurements of the human body. SYMCAD III is an ideal solution for made-to-measure clothing businesses, for sizing clothes as well as having applications in the fitness and healthcare markets.     The SYMCAD III is unique in the market of scanners using depth sensors as it provides a realistic representation of the human body and makes it possible to visually detect static markers such as stickers and labels. Interactive tools take specific measurements in relation to different body shapes. SYMCAD III automatically analyzes body shape and body posture.     “ India preferred made to measure tailoring for ordering clothing for long. Online shopping and wave of brands invading markets made Bespoke tailoring exclusive to the rich club. Growing self-consciousness and discomfort with tape based measurement has begun fueling demand for body scanning. Established bespoke shops and upcoming chains are looking at solutions which can provide exclusive scanning experience while enjoying the most accurate measure without touch ”, elaborates Mr. Brijesh KUMAR, iAdept Executive Director. iAdept represents Telmat scanner related products across the country.   Telmat has developed two different 3D solutions depending on their use: SYMCAD III – C "Cabin version" and SYMCAD III – T "Transportable version".     SYMCAD III – C is particularly well suited to taking measurements in stores and can be fitted with an extension to allow customers to undress. This solution works particularly well in the context of supplying professional clothing or uniforms; between 40 to 50 people an hour can be measured.    SYMCAD III – T is extremely portable and can be deployed in less than one hour and weighs less than 80 kg.     It can be set up and operated by the client as the solution does not require any specialized knowledge or training. SYMCAD III makes it possible to offer customers made-to-measure, comfortable and elegant garments for the price of off-the-peg garments. User-friendly, self-operating and fun to use, SYMCAD vocally guides customers as soon as they enter the booth. The client is welcomed in a pleasant atmosphere. The measurements are taken in soft lighting. The color of the clients underclothes and skin color in no way affect the measurements.     The new SYMCAD III solution boasts several technical benefits. The solutions depth sensors use optical triangulation (near-infrared light - NIR) to take the measurements. The solution also employs cutting-edge technology to eliminate electronic and optical interference. This results in an accuracy rate well below 1%. The reconstruction of the human body is realistic with virtually no noise or inaccuracies.      The floor space measures 3.3m². Ultra-rapid measurement acquisition time: 1 second for a 10-sensor set-up and 1.8 seconds for a 20-sensor set-up.     3D acquisition can be taken over 360°, because of the position of the sensors. Several measurement positions are possible. The accuracy of a cylinder with a circumference measuring 1.60 m and with a height of 1.90 m is less than ± 0.15% or ± 1.5 ‰ (per thousand).     Measurement limits are: height 2.05 m, depth 0.8 m and width 1 m.                Over 140 measurements are automatically taken and can be consulted in less than 30 seconds. The measurement position control can be performed on pictograms and/or on real body forms.         Over thirty made-to-measure clothing shops in Europe already use the Telmat body measurement system.   About Telmat Industrie, www.telmat.com    TELMAT Industrie is a company specializing in providing IT solutions for the Telecoms, 3D Vision and Internet Security domains. The company builds custom-made measurement systems, publishes software and develops solutions for these markets.   http://www.symcad.com/EXPORT/   For more information, please contact: Telmat Industrie Gilbert DUDKIEWICZ, Chief Executive Officer 6, rue de l ’ industrie 68360 Soultz Tel: +33 3 89 62 13 35 gdu@telmat.fr www.telmat.com

“Paris French Tech Ticket”: develop your startup in France!

Thomas ILHE - 09-juil.-2015 08:37:22

As part of the French Tech initiative, France officially launched in June 2015 the “Paris French Tech Ticket” to welcome foreign entrepreneurs who wish to launch or develop their ambitious entrepreneurial project in Paris. Applications are now opened until end of September 2015. Only the 500 first ones from all over the World will be taken into consideration for this first batch. This program is designed for non-French entrepreneurs from all around the world to set up a technology-related (digital, cleantech, medtech, biotech…) startup in France. All the foreign entrepreneurs are eligible, even if they are already based in France – finishing their studies, for instance. Teams of up to three founders are eligible, and can include up to one French member. This program, which will be held in English, includes a stipend of 12,500€ per founding member over six months (renewable at the end of the program), a fast-track procedure to obtain a French residence permit, free work space in a partner incubator in the heart of Paris, a mentoring program and help to relocate to the French capital. 50 entrepreneurs are expected for the first 6-month session in Paris. A first trial run of the program will hence be launched in Paris from September 2015 onwards:   ·          June 2015 : launch of the online platform for project applications;   ·          End of September 2015 : applications close;   ·          December 2015 : laureates announced;   ·          January 2016: first laureates arrive in France.   “Paris French Tech Ticket” is a pilot session, leading the way to a larger “French Tech Ticket” program encompassing all the 18 French Tech Metropoles from 2016 onwards. For additional details on the initiative (eligibility, schedule, partner incubators…) and to apply, please visit the “ French Tech Ticket”   Website. The “French Tech Ticket” is one of the numerous initiatives taken in the frame of the “ French Tech ” program, announced in 2013, designed for federating the various stakeholders working for or with French startups in France or abroad and aiming at fostering the startup ecosystem in France through various specific schemes. Teeming with innovation hubs and talents energized by an entrepreneurial mindset, France welcomes startups and fosters their development. As a force for value and job creation, startups are bound to become more global, as they bring talents and investors from all around the globe to France. With over 40 incubators (with the largest one in the World -La Halle Freyssinet- to be due in 2016 with over 108,000 sq. ft.), 80 coworking spaces, 20 fablabs, almost 1500 new start-ups created each year and a multiplication of success stories, Paris shows an exceptional dynamism, which is acknowledged in international rankings. Other initiatives to promote the “French Tech” program in India and to foster partnerships between the French and Indian technology-related business ecosystems will be initiated with Indian stakeholders, such as a “French Tech Tour in India” in 2016 which shall be coordinated by Business France. For further information, please contact: The Press section of the French Embassy: (011) 4319-6135 / 9899334670 ; press.embassy@gmail.com Mr Thomas Ilhe, Business France India: (011) 4319-6303 ; thomas.ilhe@businessfrance.fr

Mumbai metro line 1: one year of success and already 100 million journeys

David Beaudlet - 15-juin-2015 16:33:42

Transport Companies & professional organisations ( 13 posts )       Download the video transcript   Download File         Download the transcript              The Mumbai metro line 1 entered service on 8 June 2014 and is about to celebrate its first anniversary by crossing the symbolic threshold of the 100 millionth passenger. This is a fine achievement for RATP Dev and Transdev which run the line jointly.  RATP Dev and Transdev teamed up in their joint venture in Asia to win a five-year contract to operate and maintain the infrastructure for the Mumbai line. Mumbai’s line 1, at 12 km in length with 12 stations all overhead and built on a viaduct, is the first in the city , the fifth most populated conglomeration in the world with a population of 22 million. The line is part of a global project that includes at least three other lines totalling 90 km .   The line connects the city’s eastern and western suburbs and has radically changed the daily life of people who previously depended on a bus network that suffered from traffic congestion. Some passengers have saved up to two hours a day.  Average line patronage is now up to 260,000 passengers per day , which should continue to rise in parallel with the increase in the city population, estimated at 4% per year. The line is a fine achievement and a clear reference for RATP Dev and Transdev in India , where public transport will expand. The country is likely to become one of the world’s leading markets for metro services; 500 km of lines are scheduled in the next five years. About RATP Dev Transdev Asia RATP Dev and Transdev field a joint venture in Asia, RATP Dev Transdev Asia, to increase their development potential. The company was established in in 2009 and is owned in equal parts by the two companies. It is intended to increase their development potential in Asia, initially targeting China, South Korea and India. In addition to Mumbai metro line 1, the company runs the historic tramway in Hong King (30 km and 118 stops), the Shenyang tramway (four lines and 60 km), 130 lines and 2,000 buses in Nanjing and environs as well as the Seoul metro line 9 (27 km and 25 stations). www.transdev.com Source : French Rail Industry  

Alstom to hire up to 1,000 engineers in India in 3-4 yrs

Thomas ILHE - 15-juin-2015 10:22:16

    Milan, Jun 14 (PTI) French engineering major Alstom plans to hire 200-250 engineers annually in India over the next 3-4 years as it looks to double business to 800 million euro (about Rs 5,700 crore) in the country.   "We love doing business in India. We are finding good business environment in India. We are looking at doubling the order book in the next three to four years. Currently, we have an order book of Euro 400 million," Alstom (Transport) President Henri Poupart-Lafarge told reporters here.   Speaking highly about the Modi governments Make In India initiative and the thrust on industrial corridors and smart cities, he said, business environment in the country has improved in the last one year.   Alstom, he said, is looking at increasing the skilled workforce in India to strengthen manufacturing and R&D capabilities and also to introduce the latest signalling systems for the metro rail projects.   The Indian arm of Alstom, he added, would be hiring about 200-250 engineers every year for the next three to four years depending on the growth in business.   The French company has about 800 engineers on its rolls presently in India.   Poupart-Lafarge said Alstom will bid for projects in the urban transport sector which is expected to witness rapid growth with more and more cities demanding metros services.   "There will be more demand for metros in different cities and also for expansion of the existing ones," he said, adding that the scope of work would increase substantially with the government developing smart cities.   "We are very much interested in smart cities...though there is no definition of smart cities as such, it does mean better life for people to work and live," he added.   On whether Alstom was worried about delay in passage of the land acquisition bill, Poupart-Lafarge said: "These are sensitive issues and every nation faces such problems. It is not something peculiar to India."   According to Jojo Alexander, Vice President-Business Development, Alstom Transport (Asia-Pacific Region), the company is keen to participate in the Dedicated Freight Corridor project, the largest railway infrastructure project currently in the country creating a freight quadrilateral across India.   "We have recently bid for the electrification and signalling package of the Khurja-Bhaupur (343 km) section of the Eastern Corridor and are optimistically awaiting the result. However, we cannot say much until the contract is formally awarded," he said.   As regards the main challenge faced by MNCs like Alstom in the metro business in India, Alexander said, is the lack of standardisation across metro projects.   "Presently the metro system in each city has its own specifications calling for unique solutions. The execution of metro projects could be faster and more cost-efficient if there are uniform standards. The efforts of the Ministry of Urban Development in this direction are welcome" he added.   India, he said, should also be looking at implementing modern light rail systems such as an elevated tramway as another mode of public transport.   "Light Rail will suit smaller towns and cities where the roads are narrower and passenger volumes are lower. They can also act as feeder networks for metros in large cities," he added.   Alstom is currently associated with metro rail projects in Delhi, Kochi, Jaipur, Chennai and Bangaluru. For Indian Railways, Alstom has provided the initial coaches and the technology for the LHB (lightweight all-metal) coaches used on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.  

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