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Straight from CES, French EdTech cluster to exhibit at Bett Show

Catherine Ryall - 16-janv.-2018 13:46:02
The RéSeau des Professionnels du Numérique (SPN) [digital professionals network], which brings together more than 180 French digital firms, will be at the Bett Show for the first time this year, taking a delegation of member companies with them. They will exhibit on stand C100 in the French Tech pavilion powered by Business France . The Bett Show , the major annual international digital education gathering held in London, will take place from 24 th to 27 th January 2018 . The SPN cluster, an accredited French Tech organisation, has launched an international action plan for stakeholders in digital education and training in France. With a strong and active presence in the high tech innovation hub that is the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in the south-west of France, the SPN has been tasked with identifying new projects and promoting the French EdTech scene since its creation in 2001. The French members of the SPN present at the Bett Show : Limouzik has developed a musical web application for education that transforms any connected object into live polyphonic instruments. Limouzik’s founding philosophy is to make music practice accessible to as many people as possible. By allowing users to reproduce, as you would with a guitar, a wide repertoire with everything from classical to pop, folk and more. The startup helps users to become the musicians that they have always wanted to be using its patented technology. Bringing a touch of that je ne sais quoi to digital education    ‘ We are taking part in the Bett Show this year because it is the most important show in the digital education sector which allows international acceleration. Our exhibitors are all owners of innovative projects around the theme of digital education. They will find a friendly area for meetings and exchanges with visitors looking for innovations ’, says Fabien Audat, who is in charge of the SPN delegation exhibiting at the show. Visit the SPN ’s website to find out about their work and the companies they bring together Come and meet them on stand C100 on the French Tech pavilion at the Bett Show. For more information about SPN, please contact: Fabien Audat Market Developer/French Tech thematic advisor - SPN Tel: +33 (0)5 49 03 17 76 www.spn.asso.fr Twitter : @reseauSPN   Facebook : @reseauSPN For more information on this press release or the French presence at the BETT show, please contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission)   Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr     www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  

French fabrics at the fore at London Textile Fair 2018

Catherine Ryall - 02-janv.-2018 17:53:09
Business France  has brought together 20 French textile mills to exhibit at January’s edition of the  London Textile Fair . Below is a taste of what you can expect from the French exhibitors between 10th and 11th January 2018, please also find more detailed information and fabric samples  in the catalogue : -   Avelana Roudière  - Booth L8 Avelana is one of the top French manufacturers of women’s fashion fabrics, a specialist in wool and lycra blends.  The coompany is aware of the importance of technological innovation, investing in it to enhance the performance of the fabrics, as well as to develop new materials that boast original, unique performance. The company was the first to develop and launch stretch and bi-stretch fabrics, and is currently the world market leader in stretch woollen fabrics. -  Belinac  - Booth H18 Since its creation in 1882, Bélinac has worked hand-in-hand with lovers of beautiful materials, sharing their expertise and encouraging creativity. Bélinac offers a rare choice of high-quality fabrics in a wide range colours. Their collection includes chiffons, ponges, satins, taffetas, organzas, crepes, douppions and stretch fabrics. -  Cap Sud J3  - Booth N25 Cap Sud J3 works with lace predominantly for lingerie or ready-to-wear pieces. Using their expertise which goes back several generations, they can also develop French lace creations as required. -  Dentelles Méry - Booth N52 Established in 1924, Dentelles Méry produces Calais lace using traditional leavers lace machines. Now a third generation family business, Dentelles Méry is famous for their wide Leavers range : Chantilly, Valenciennes, Alençon, Corded Lace, Embellished and Fancy laces. They offer long-term possibilities to anyone who loves fine French lace as well as continuing to evolve and innovate with new collections. More recently, HRH Duchess Kate wore one of Dentelles Méry’s Chantilly laces. Leavers loom are famous for producing unique and high-end designed lace, as well as offering density and strength. Dentelles Méry is backed by the ’Dentelle de Calais-Caudry’ label, offering traceability and a quality guarantee to customers. For garment manufacturers the dyeing process is entrusted to local partners who follow Oeko Tex and REACH standards. -  Deveaux  - Booth H10 Deveaux is renowned for its creativity. The company offers a large range of novelty and high-fashion fabrics to suit all types of garments (jerseys, yarn-dyed, jacquard and prints, digital printing). Today, Deveaux continues to market its industrial know-how and creativity worldwide.  The Deveaux Group has developed a genuine know-how in a wide variety of fields: weaving, knitting, printing and finishing, giving them a creative and flexible edge for their clients. -  Dutel  - Booth C4 Family-run French Jacquard mill, based in Lyon since 1937. The mill is able to develop designs, colours and qualities on demand with a short turnaround. They say: "many customers use us for our skill and speed in developing their own designs and vintage fabrics from bought garments/ images". The designs vary from large-scale placement Jacquards to mini-textures using a wide variety of fancy yarns, metallic, textured, bouclé and techniques depending on the design and budget requirements.    Dutel specialises in fabric for womenswear, but also develops for menswear and accessories. -  Henitex  - Booth M15 Henitex is a specialist in knitted fabric for womenswear with a wide range of creative pieces and designs. Their main line uses viscose, cotton, polyester and polyamide (swimwear articles possible). Their second line, Opaline, is aimed at higher end customers and is made of more delicate fibres (wool, silk, linen, modal).  They are also able to make on demand designs pieces. INDUO®  - booth O31 INDUO® is the result of two years of R&D in the European Centre of Textile Intelligence, a patented advanced cotton fabric. The fabric resists stains and perspiration. It prevents underarm rings and odours. Amazingly, these characteristics change nothing in the fabric’s hand and actually make it more appealing to the touch. INDUO® is: - already used by 30 customer brands in ready-to-wear and made to measure in 13 countries - over 20,000 shirts made with INDUO® fabric have been distributed Les Tissages Perrin - Booth N49 Les Tissages Perrin, a major name in weaving, brings together a unique network of talents, techniques and technologies in the Rhône-Alpes region of mid-eastern France, the headquarters of the family business. The company promotes creativity and strives for excellence in all of its many markets, products and developments. Ready-to-wear : their numerous weaves and finishes combined with exceptionnally subtle colors offer a vast range of possibilities for luxurious, well-structured collections. -  Malfroy Million  - Booth N8 Silk maker, Malfroy Million has built a reputation for unique and quality products. Twice a year, the company offers 2 fabric and 2 scarf collections, both for womenswear. Their fabrics and scarves are the result of a mixture of art and technical expertise. Malfroy Million works with natural fabrics: silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, and linen thus positionning itself at the high-end of the market both in France and abroad. -  Malhia Kent  - Booth F7 Creativity is at the heart of Malhia Kent ’s design philosophy. All their fabrics are designed and made in France, aimed at haute couture brands. They are based close to Paris and their headquarters is home to 15,000 types of thread. -  Pastels  - Booth M12 Pastels will be presenting their SS19 collection at the London Textile Fair. Their organic range is GOTS certified, made from natural materials where possible and the synthetic materials in the range are 100% recycled. They aim to prove that business and respect for the environment and our fellow humans can mix. -  Pichat Chaleard - Booth F15 Their collection is made of different knitted and woven fabrics in a plethora of colours. They also produce lace and Jacquard fabrics. -  Printland  - Booth N14 Created in 1994, Printland is a French mill specialised in textile printing. Each year, more than 700 designs are created and produced in France and distributed all around the world. Their know-how includes: designing, engraving, weaving, knit, dyeing, printing, washing, creasing and more. Their SS19 collection will be unveiled at the London Textile Fair which will include new refined prints for babies and kids on cotton fabrics, as well as coloured designs on polyester and very cute high-end jacquards made in France. -  Sftate et Combier  - Booth N29 Industry-recognised ’chiffon expert’, Sfate & Combier is famous for its fabric grades in satin, organza and shimmering chiffon, to name just a few. They offer a bold and varied palette of colourways in these permanent grades with a service stock. Every year, Sfate et Combier creates about 2000 new fabric designs. Their novelty jacquard fabric Guigou is the ’Rolls Royce’ of Jersey fabrics, boasting unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the manufacture of tubular, run-resistant knit. They work with a full range of natural and synthetic materials, and also develop several materials in collaboration with leading luxury brands. Their core business area is haute couture, fashion and the high-end ready-to-wear clothing market -  Sophie Halette  - Booth N9 In its historic Calais and Caudry factories in northern France, Sophie Hallette weaves tulles and laces on hundred-year- old Bobinet and Leavers looms. Each creation, drawn from the House’s heritage or inspired by l’air du temps, illustrates the mastery, inventiveness and radiance of a company that has inspired couturiers, creators and costume designers from around the world since 1887. -  Sprintex  - Booth L1 Sprintex specialises in prints (rotary and inkjet prints) and combined woven and knitted jacquard offering new designs each week. The deal with fashion fabrics for ladieswear, kids and menswear. -  Trouillet -  Booth N11 Trouillet are a well established French company who create fabric collections produced in Europe for ladieswear and childrenswear. 1 line is dedicated to children with a range of fabrics for everything from sportswear to more stylish occasions. 3  lines are dedicated womenswear, always inspired by trends. They also develop prints on many different base fabrics and compositions as well as yarn dyed stripes, checks, jacquards, etc. Trouillet continually update their collections throughout the year. -  Ulysse Pila - Booth F14 At this year’s London Textile Fair, Ulysse Pila will present a large collection of fancy jacquards and novelty weaves for mid and top-of-the range women and childrenswear. The brand offers ranges of smart, casual and citywear: refined multicolored stripes, elegant and preppy flowers, ethno-chic patterns as well as denim-look jacquards. Ulysee Pila will be unveiling a wide collection of archives and exclusive patterns. -  Velcorex  - Booth F10 Velcorex creates and produces innovative cotton fabrics and corduroy fabrics for garments. Their corduroy fabric and cotton fabric collections evolve with fashion trends, exported all over the world. They make velvet fabrics, stretch corduroy fabrics, denim and pigment-dyed fabrics. All the exhibitors on the French Pavilion look forward to meeting you on at the London Textile Fair! You can register for the London Textile Fair  here  and watch a video below on the last edition of the show. For more information about any of the French exhibitors at the London Textile Fair, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, Business France UK catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  

25 hand-picked French Tech startups at CES 2018

Catherine Ryall - 21-déc.-2017 12:10:41
  25 start-ups have been selected to exhibit at the French Tech pavilion organised for the 5 th consecutive year by Business France at next year’s CES in Las Vegas, on stand 50626, Eureka Park Hall.   Hand-picked from among 100 companies after a competitive selection process, these 25 highly promising start-ups will present an insight into future technological trends.      " We prioritised innovative companies that display genuine international development potential and which have the capacity to ramp up their commercial development so as to spark the interest of decision makers visiting CES ," declared Thomas Delouvrier, who will be running the pavilion for Business France. “ The prototype presented at Las Vegas must be available later this year in order to fully benefit from the leverage effect of the show .” At the last CES, France:   had the 3 rd largest international delegation (after the US and China)   boasted the 2 nd highest number of start-ups in attendance (200 at the 2017 CES), just behind the US and a long way ahead of Israel and China. 55 British companies exhibited at the event. These figures reflect the maturity of French Tech’s ecosystems, all driven by globally-renowned talent, be it in the form of engineers, designers or mathematicians.    It is expected that France will once again constitute the leading European delegation at the exhibition. A tech scene in ascent 2017 is set to be a record year for French startups. In the first half of the year alone French start-ups have raised €1.7 billion in capital - about the same as in the whole of the previous year, according to CB Insights . 5 of these companies received a “ CES Innovation Award ” at CES Unveiled Paris, the official event that previews some of the innovations to be presented at the next CES: CamToy - robot fitted with a video camera to improve the well-being of dogs Lancey Energy Storage - smart electric heater equipped with a battery and an energy management system. Lancey won a ‘Best of Innovations’ award. myBrain Technologies - connected headphones with neuroscientific properties that measure stress levels and play appropriate relaxing music R-Pur - first anti-pollution mask specially designed for people riding bicycles and motorbikes Unistellar - telescope that amplifies light from stars Who are the other hand-picked exhibitors selected by the jury?   AirNodes – Anna, the first smart mirror, already used in 5-star hotels in France Aurasens - an armchair enabling a new type of sensory journey which combines music with massage BladeShadow - Shadow, a high-performance cloud-based PC Catspad - connected water and food dispenser designed to improve cats’ health Caveasy – wine cellar management solution for storing wine bottles Energy Square – a new wireless ‘power by contact’ charging technology eXsens - a cabin that generates an individual’s digital double, a ‘3D avatar’, that can be animated and used for a range of applications - fitness, health, fashion (e-commerce), advertising, video games...), Green Creative - smart robot that sorts and compacts drinks packaging, and tracks its collection in real-time Hap2U – touch and feel what’s on your screen Shapeheart – a range of heart rate monitoring armbands for sport Jagger & Lewis - connected collar capable of recognizing your dog’s behaviour to help you understand them Joy - connected watch for children, that emits no radio waves, with icons that help young children understand the concept of time Lovebox - connected ‘lovebox’ that lets you send love notes via a mobile application MainBot - smart robot for children aged 7-10 combining educative content and affective behaviour Miraxess - extension that transforms a smartphone into a laptop computer Romy - technology used to formulate fresh facial treatments using active ingredients Snips - voice platform for connected objects that allows businesses to incorporate a voice assistant into their products Team8 - a connected watch for children aged between 5 and 12, that lets them create their super-hero - name, costume, super-powers ... but in order to play the children must engage in regular physical activity Timescope - customised virtual reality terminals dedicated to spaces that are open to the public to offer them time-travel experiences Vandelay presents Lokly its new generation USB key, with a smartphone application to control access to its data and transfer files from one key to another without a computer. Business France will also take 10 other startups to the CES in a ‘Family & Friends’ delegation. In total, therefore, its delegation will consist of 35 companies that will take part in the leading worldwide consumer technology show from 9 th – 12 th January.   For further information: Visit the Business France CES 2018 website Contacts in France Thomas Delouvrier – thomas.delouvrier@businessfrance.fr Maxime Sabahec – maxime.sabahec@businessfrance.fr Contact in London Catherine Ryall, Business France UK, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

More than classroom furniture: IA France launches the 345 program at Bett 2018

Catherine Ryall - 19-déc.-2017 12:30:50
French company Intégrale d’Agencement (IA France) is to launch the  345 program range, a new concept that transforms traditional classroom tables into educational tools to make teaching easier. The company will be exhibiting at the Bett Show in London from 24 th – 27 th January 2018, on the Business France pavilion, stand C100.  IA France designs and markets furniture for all types of educational institutions, from nurseries through to universities. Its new ‘345 Program’ helps teachers quickly and easily transform and adapt their workspace thanks to an innovative range of modular tables and chairs.   The shape of the tables, dreamt up by designer Bruno Lefebvre, makes it possible to have various arrangements, adapted to all types of teaching: lined up clusters of 3, 4 or 5 (or more) to form groups Table-top markings ensure that changing the setup is quick and easy. More than classroom furniture, genuine educational tools Thanks to their unique shape, tables can be grouped into blocks of both odd and even numbers. More than just a table, 345 Program furniture is designed to be a genuine educational tool. These tables can be adapted to all learning techniques by encouraging high levels of interaction between participants or groups of individuals. The stackable chairs are ergonomically designed to meet students’ expectations and requirements. Designed with teachers “ The ground-breaking design of the 345 Program’s tables and chairs breaks with established codes. They have been designed with input from teachers and trainers, supervised by our designer Bruno Lefebvre, to meet the current need for versatility in classrooms as effectively as possible ”, comments Export Manager Olivier Debas. “ The UK is a priority market for us, and we want to offer the best equipment to help British teachers in their working environment. ” The company is seeking UK distributors and manufacturers for its new 345 Program range. About IA France IA France, established in 1996, also markets furniture for corporate meeting and training rooms. For more information about the 345 program range or IA France, please contact: Olivier Debas Export Manager, IA France Olivier@IA-France.fr Tel: + 33 (0) 4 79 54 56 15 For more information on this press release or the French presence at the BETT show, please contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  

Matis Paris to launch new anti-pollution solutions at Professional Beauty 2018

Manon Cabrol - 14-déc.-2017 15:14:42
Matis Paris , a specialist anti-ageing brand for professionals, will be launching their 2 latest products from their RÉPONSE JEUNESSE line in the UK at Professional Beauty London on stand G6 in the skincare zone from 25th – 26th February. 8 of 10 city-dwellers are affected by pollution; it is one of our skin’s greatest enemies. Pollution attacks our skin and accelerates its ageing process. It is estimated today that 90% of skin ageing is caused by environmental factors including pollution, UV and radiation.   Developed to combat the visible and invisible effects of pollution on the skin and thus limit premature ageing, RÉPONSE JEUNESSE by Matis Paris is an effective and innovative anti-pollution care ritual with an exclusive anti-pollution technology.    Anti-pollution technology Thanks to Matis Paris’ in-house R&D lab in the Paris region, the 2 latest products in the RÉPONSE JEUNESSE range contain MatiSystem PMO3 double action technology which acts as a shield to:  Help limit adhesion of pollutants (fine particles PM2.5, carbon and ozone particles) Help reduce the negative effects of pollutants including skin ageing Essential Micellar Water - anti-pollution face make-up remover  Express anti-pollution make-up removal care to gently capture and eliminate all traces of make-up, impurities and atmospheric pollutants in a single movement using micelles, which delicately trap impurities. Scientifically proven to help skin protect itself better and prevent the appearance of premature ageing.   According to results of a usage test done under dermatological control, with at least 1 application per day, after just 3 weeks of use, skin: breathes again: 92% (1) seems cleansed: 79% is free of all of its impurities: 83% is comfortable: 96%   (1) Satisfaction survey: results expressed as a percentage favourable response                       Matiscity – anti-pollution hydrating cream This light gel cream hydrates skin and reduces premature skin ageing caused by pollution for younger-looking skin. It fights the visible and invisible signs of pollution on skin by acting as a barrier thus helping limit the negative effects of many atmospheric pollutants.   Absolutely non-greasy, Matiscity delicately covers skin in a soft, protective layer and offers immediate protection from pollution.       Scientifically proven results After just 4 weeks, following a test carried out under dermatological control in Canton, one of the most polluted cities in China, a dermatologist confirmed: Skin is 10% more even (2) Skin texture is 35% more refined (2)   (2) Average results obtained by dermatologist scoring on 4 criteria after 4 weeks of use.   Come and find out more about Matis Paris’ new launches at Professional Beauty London, from 25th – 26th February at ExCel London, on stand G6.   For more information about Matis Paris, please contact:  Laurence Bonard, International Director, lbonard@matis-paris.com  Tel: +33 (0)1 40 67 66 75 www.matis-paris.fr/    For more information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  Tel: +44(0)20 7024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/    About Matis Paris Matis Paris is a pioneer in professional beauty treatments. Founded 80 years ago, Matis Paris was the brainchild of Doctor Mavromati, a chemist in cosmetology in a Parisian formulation laboratory. Today, its products, methods and unique treatment techniques have made the brand a true reference in the professional world of beauty salons.   Matis draws inspiration from the latest scientific advances in medicine, molecular biology, cell biology, skin biology, and biometrology in order to create unique, bespoke treatments. The forward-looking nature of their R&D Department is an essential component of Matis’ DNA. They have developed more than 180 active formulas resulting from the best scientific research.   Present in 69 countries from London to Hong-Kong by way of Moscow and New York, over 3 out of 4 of the brand’s clients are international, making Matis Paris one of the key brands on the global cosmetics market. Matis Paris’ is committed to creating product lines wholly adjusted to international markets’ expectations.

Offre de stage: Trade Development Assistant - Tech & Services

Manon Cabrol - 14-déc.-2017 14:53:36
Business France , l’agence d’Etat pour l’internationalisation de l’économie française, accompagne les entreprises nationales dans leurs démarches et réussite à l’export ainsi que les entreprises étrangères dans leurs projets d’investissement en France. Le département Export Tech & Services du bureau de Londres accompagne plus de 100 entreprises chaque année et accélère leur développement sur le marché britannique au travers des prestations personnalisées et collectives. Mission Le Trade Development Assistant contribuera à la bonne réalisation de prestations commerciales individuelles ou collectives pour le pôle Tech & Services de Business France Londres. Le stagiaire, dans le cadre de sa mission, effectuera des tâches multiples telles que : Soutenir le pôle dans la bonne réalisation des prestations individuelles. Travailler en lien avec les écosystèmes Tech & Services aussi bien en France qu’au Royaume-Uni. Aide à l’organisation d’un évènement dans le domaine des technologies appliquées à la finance (Fintech) et prospection de clients potentiels français. Mise en place d’actions commerciales et marketing (plaquettes commerciales, fiche de présentation) ainsi que l’aide à l’organisation de rendez-vous professionnels et de visites de magasins dans le cadre du pavillon France sur le salon RBTE (RetailTech). Identification d’opérateurs britanniques et qualification de fichiers. Veille et rédaction de rapports/notes de marché. Déplacement sur des salons et évènements du secteur au Royaume-Uni. Qualités et compétences requises Formation supérieure : Bac+3 minimum (ESC, IAE, Universités, Sciences Po…). Polyvalence : la mission fait appel aux compétences commerciales marketing et rédactionnelles. Affinités avec le secteur des nouvelles technologies et des services. Travail en équipe. Esprit de synthèse et sens aigu de l’organisation et des priorités face à divers projets en cours. Maitrise de l’anglais et du français, à l’oral comme à l’écrit. Adressez votre candidature (CV + lettre de motivation en anglais) à lsabelle Tibayrenc : isabelle.tibayrenc@businessfrance.fr .  Date du stage : à partir du 1er février 2018 Durée : 6 mois Lieu : Londres, Royaume-Uni Nombre de postes disponibles : 1 Gratification : Vous bénéficierez d’une gratification mensuelle convertie en Livre au taux de chancellerie en vigueur au moment du paiement. Vous serez payé par virement (il faudra donc ouvrir un compte bancaire anglais). L’indemnité ne pourra pas être inférieure à 15 % du plafond horaire de la Sécurité sociale, soit 24 € x 0,15 = 3,60 € par heure travaillée. La gratification est mensuelle : elle est versée chaque mois, et non pas en fin de stage. Exemple pour un stage à temps plein pour septembre 2017 (35 heures par semaine) du 1er septembre au 30 septembre 2017, pour un total de 140 heures effectuées (si aucune absence n’a été constatée), la gratification totale due = 140 x 3,60 € = 504.00 €. Stage conventionné uniquement.

SIL4 certification for ClearSy’s its safety critical relay range

Manon Cabrol - 07-déc.-2017 16:36:50
The six safety critical relays developed by ClearSy France are the first self-controlled safety critical relays to guarantee opening of their NO contacts at SIL4 level. SIL4-certified since 2016, they are in compliance with the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards.     Applications of these relays include: Tram level-crossing protection systems (Lyon, France) On-board tram control system (Nice, France) Tram SIL 4 signalling system (Luxembourg, France) The availability of these relays with NO contacts guarantee on opening and independently SIL 4 certified is a first on the railway market. Suited to the railway market’s needs RS4-range relays are available with different control voltages, from 24 to 110 Volts. Models have 2 to 4 make contacts (NO) and 2 to 6 (NC) break contacts. Available in two formats, a DIN rail box or a 3U card, these relays provide galvanic isolation between control and contacts. ‘ Our relays are designed for even the harshest environments (-40° C to +70°C) with high vibrations and/or shocks and salt spray. They are fit for all conditions ’, explains Patrick Péronne, project manager at ClearSy. The RS4 range constitutes significant technological progress for on-board and/or trackside critical control applications. ‘ A single RS4 safety critical relay provides galvanic isolation in a very compact format and reduces the number of contacts in safety applications without the need for auxiliary contacts for copying. It also provides contacts able to make even with very low current, an important aspect for all applications requiring an interface with PLC ’, points out Patrick Péronne. Technical specifications of the RS4 range SAFETY PRINCIPLES OF THE RS4 RELAY RANGE: Use of two internal relays. Each NO contact in the RS4 relay corresponds to two internal relay contacts placed in series. If a NO contact in one of the internal relays jams, the NO contact of the RS4 relay remains open.  Restriction of the RS4 control if a contact in one of the two internal relays jams. Accordingly, it is impossible to have the two internal relays of the RS4 relay with contacts jammed at the same time.  The restriction principle of the SIL4 control is validated by an official certifier (as per everything else concerned with the relay)  Internal relays with guided contact that meet standard EN 50205 (to guarantee checking of contacts and non-overlap between make and break contacts) Hermetically-sealed relays to guarantee that contacts do not oxidise  Diversifying of components to supress common modes.  Impossibility of a short circuit (insulation distance, hermetically-sealed internal relay boxes…)  IN ADDITION TO DESIGN PRINCIPLES, RS4 RELAY MANUFACTURE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:  PCB and assembly rule IPC 610 class 3  Full safety and functional test on each relay produced IRIS-certified manufacturing site  ClearSy and its ISO 9001-qualified service providers   More about ClearSy ClearSy develops and markets SIL1- to SIL4-certified safety systems. Established in 2001 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), the independent company employs more than 100 people specialised in the production of SIL1 to SIL4 safety-critical systems and software. From design to commissioning, the company is unique in that it can have its solutions certified. This means that it can offer a high degree of safety and has worked on major projects in São Paulo (monorail) and Stockholm and in France with lines 1, 4 and 13 of the Paris metro. For these, it developed a control system for opening and closing the landing doors and ensuring the safe departure of driverless trains. Their clients include Ansaldo, Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens, the RATP Group and Thalès.   For more information, please contact: Thierry Servat, CEO Thierry.servat@clearsy.com   www.clearsy.com   For more information on this press release, contact : Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer,  catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/