Telecommunications and Space

UK launch of WireT IoT solution to protect businesses post-PSTN switch-off

Penny Atkinson - 04-juil.-2019 17:17:17

eDevice unveils its WireT IoT solution in the UK that prolongs the lifetime of devices after the PSTN switch-off. WireT : ·          guarantees that devices impacted by the shutdown will still be operational post-2025 ·          is completely secure thanks to its PKI infrastructure ·          is already used to connect tens of thousands of devices around the world ·          incurs lower operating costs than current landline subscriptions Challenges of the PSTN Shutdown Worldwide, national carriers are completing the transition from Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to digital broadband technologies. In the UK, BT plan the permanent switch-off of all PSTN services (analogue voice, ISDN2 and ISDN30) by 2025. For voice telephone calls, fixed-line phones will be connected to the RJ11 port of an Internet router that will convert calls to Voice over IP (VoIP). However, this VoIP conversion process does not work for industrial equipment dependent on analogue modems, including but not limited to: ·          Lifts ·          Remote management controllers ·          Franking machines ·          Energy meters Life-saving technology This is also the case for pacemaker monitors and other remote health monitoring devices which host an analogue modem to transmit data from patients’ homes to hospitals. In the UK, around 1.5 million fixed lines are used for telehealth and home patient monitoring and will be affected by the shutdown . eDevice’s WireT solution resolves this problem. Easy to set up: plug and play Despite the advance of the All-IP programme, there is still a future for IoT devices with an analogue modem, if paired with the appropriate equipment. A WireT box works instantaneously across a secure Plug&Play migration; the device phone cable is plugged directly into the WireT as demonstrated here . The box then retrieves payload data on the modem link and sends it via the Ethernet network to remote secure collection servers, guaranteeing that devices impacted by the PSTN switch-off, such as pacemakers, will still be operational post-shutdown. A solid investment: tamper-proof and secure Stéphane Gomes, eDevice’s CTO, shares more details about WireT: “ By using a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), the solution is fully secure & its data’s authenticity is guaranteed. Communications between the WireT box and the application server operate through secure VPNs via eDevice back-end. Each box has a unique tamper-proof certificate that can be revoked remotely in the event of theft or malfunction ”. WireT is already used to connect tens of thousands of devices around the world. It completes eDevice’s range of transition solutions addressing the issue of the PSTN switch-off. eDevice also offers the WireX system, which uses the cellular network as a replacement for the PSTN link, with almost 1 million units in use across more than 130 countries. eDevice’s transition solutions have significantly lower operating costs than current landline subscriptions. Their aggressive pricing allows companies to implement these solutions immediately as the upfront costs are soon recuperated through substantial recurring savings. For more information, please contact: achallot@edevice.com / +33 (0)5 56 12 77 98 www.edevice.com


French Tech takes centre stage at MWC 2019

Catherine Ryall - 16-janv.-2019 13:38:14

The MWC is a key event for global mobile, services and content that brought together over 2400 exhibitors and 107 000 visitors from 208 countries in 2018. For the 13th consecutive year, from 25th to 28th February 2019, Business France , the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona with the support of Orange ,  BNP Paribas and Vivatech .  Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will exhibit at the French Tech pavilion this year. The  French Tech pavilion will be one of the largest national pavilions at the show, with an exhibition space of 630 sq m spread over Hall 5 (5B41 / 5B61) & Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 / 8.1E49) “APP PLANET and hosting companies belonging to a wide range of Telecoms sectors:  - mobile applications - games and accessories - Telecoms and software infrastructures - digital marketing - e-commerce - engineering services - financial services   This year Africa and Scandinavia have been designated as special guest regions at the French Tech pavilion and will take centre stage at various events. Throughout the week, numerous events will be held at the French pavilion notably, The Business France awards ceremony on the 25th of February, innovative product and solutions demos in the Hall 5 demo Room as well as B2B meetings between the exhibiting companies, VCs and corporate groups. You can also receive live updates on our program by following us on Twitter with the  #BonjourMobile .   The French Tech pavilion will also play host to several partner regions such as Brittany, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur as well as the competitiveness clusters “Systematic Paris Region” and “Secure Communications Solutions”. The companies belonging to the Business France delegation will participate in business meetings and exchanges with operators and firms from other regions of the globe : Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Scandinavia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, USA.   A wide range of new innovations will be presented at the show, including: KONROW : This French brand of smartphones and tablets designs telephones which answer each of your uses. With Konrow, discover a reliable and accessible brand which proposes you the products you need. With our products and our philosophy, we defend the simplicity and the accessibility, and we offer you an alternative which is meaningful. FOXY NERD STUDIO  develops SaaS Digital Marketing solutions for big companies. Our digital listening & brand awareness solution allows big companies to monitor how customers and people react on their communication on social media and platforms dedicated to collect customers feedbacks. DEJAMOBILE  is a Fintech offering white label software solutions in the field of mobile transaction services. Dejamobile solutions enable payment, commerce and transport companies to deploy secure and interactive mobile services using proximity technologies such as NFC, QR code and Bluetooth Smart. Find the full list of French exhibitors on the MWC French Tech pavilion website .   About Business France Business France  is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Created on 1 January 2015, Business France came about following a merger between UBIFRANCE and AFII (the French agency for international investments. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It works with a network of public and private partners. For more information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr About French Tech French Tech  is the term used to describe the French start-up community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, incubators, public organizations, etc. committed to the growth of French start-ups and to their international prosperity. This community includes unicorns such as Blablacar, Criteo, and Vente-privee and champions like Sigfox, Devialet and Voodoo which respectively raised 150 million euros in 2016, 160 million euros and 170 million euros in 2018. The French Tech initiative is an innovative public policy created in 2013. It is not about the government imposing regulations and limits. I’s about the government supporting the start-up community. For further information: www.meetlafrenchtech.com   Contact: Caroline Ginoux, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department E-mail: caroline.ginoux@businessfrance.fr


13 Fintech-stic Exhibitors At Money20/20 Europe 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 23-mai-2018 11:14:05

13 French Fintech startups will be exhibiting on the French Tech pavilion in Hall E30, powered by Business France for the 2nd time at Money 20/20 Europe (https://europe.money2020.com/) . Over 5000 attendees from more than 1500 companies and 80 countries took part in last year’s show, this year’s edition in Amsterdam from 4 th  to 6 th  June 2018 is expected to be just as well attended. Fintech is the most dynamic sector  in French start-up landscape: in 2017, 36 companies raised €224.7m (£197m). Additionally, several public and private initiatives have been put in place to boost Fintechs further (incubators launched by major banks and insurance companies, creation of a one-stop shop dedicated to FinTechs by the ACPR and the AMF, etc.), in a regulatory framework that is particularly favourable to banking and finance start-ups. Since 2015, FinTechs have featured among the 5 leading sectors for risk-capital investment in France (after Internet services, software, technologies & biotechnology and life sciences). The FinTechs on the French Tech pavilion (hall E30) cover a range of sub-sectors, including: payment methods, security, data management, financial services and retail. •  AEVATAR   has created a digital ID wallet, fully compliant with GDPR. There are 3 parts to this community interest company’s wallet: a mobile app only accessible via facial recognition, an electric safe which stores personal identity documents as well as a programming interface which incorporates an ID management system and company access. •  AriadNEXT   : operates cloud-based automatic and real-time ID document verification services. Under the brand name IDCHECK.IO, AriadNEXT’s ID verification solutions provide an easier and improved customer experience when dealing with KYC procedures online or in-store. •  BLECKWEN   has been developing its expertise in the communications, data and devices security industry for 30 years. Their expertise lies in multiple complementary technologies (telecom/Cloud, cryptography, software) to secure the digital transformation of companies, critical operators and public organisations. •  DEJAMOBILE  is a software solution provider specialised in Mobile Transaction Services. Their solutions help businesses in the payment, retail and transport industries to develop interactive and secure mobile services using contactless and proximity technologies (NFC, QR Code and Bluetooth Smart). •  FAMOCO   develops secure professional Android devices, to facilitate digital transformation for mobile workforce management, mobile payments, and urban mobility. Their range of secure, remotely managed devices has already been deployed in more than 200,000 devices in over 30 countries. It counts Orange Mobile Money, Alipay and WeChat among its customers. •  FLUO develops APIs for PSPs, merchants, banks and insurers to optimise the insurance experience and conversion. By integrating insurance recommendations within the payment process, Fluo offers a unique solution to improve merchants’ margins and customer loyalty while decreasing insurance distribution costs. •  PAYTWEAK    turns payment into a new customer experience through its universal payment technology directly connected to 500 banks and PSP accross the world. Paytweak also authenticates every card holder in real time, preserving the customer’s banking data privacy and able to provide full PCI DSS compliance to any call centre within minutes. •  SAB   provides services for the digital transformation of retail banking. It offers integrated and value-added services such as implementation & consulting, Tier 3 level support, cloud based banking (SaaS), training on SAB usage, Business Process Operations (BPO) and more . •  HIPAY   is a global payment provider processing more than €2bn (£1.75m) annually across 150 countries and 220 payment types. By harnessing data analytics, they help deliver valuable customer insights that enable their clients’ businesses to succeed. •  BOLDEN    is an alternative financing platform for innovative and dynamic SMEs, which allows retailers and institutional investors to directly fund the real economy . •  BUDGET INSIGHT  Budget Insight is an AIS (Account Information Service) that allows its clients to connect their apps to their users’ bank. Budget Insight also offers a PFM solution (Personal Finance Management App) for banks and insurance companies. •  STREAMMIND    views technology as a service. It is a leading European company in the field of high software technologies . •  ISOFT   ’s high-tech solutions are the result of 25 years of specialist expertise and R&D. Their software enables business users to get the most out of their data directly from end to end . A catalogue with further details on the French startups on the French Tech pavilion is available upon request. For further information, to connect or organise a meeting with the startups, please contact: Joanna Routaboul, Project Manager, Retail Tech & FinTech Joanna.routaboul@ businessfrance.fr For further information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/


MWC 2018: French mobile and telecoms tech out in force in Barcelona

Letizia Zitoli - 20-févr.-2018 11:09:20

  The French Tech Pavilion will be the largest national pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), with an exhibition space of more than 615sq m. It will be spread over 4 areas in Hall 5 (5B21, 5B41, 5B61, 5B71) and 2 areas in Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 and 8.1E49) in the ‘App Planet’ zone.   It is the 12th consecutive year that Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organising the French Tech pavilion at MWC. France has a strong history in all that is mobile. For instance, today 99% of French companies have access to superfast broadband. Furthermore, on 30 th June last year, 73.5m sim cards were in use across the Channel (source ARCEP/DGE). Over 100 start-ups, SMEs, French regions and competitiveness clusters will be exhibiting on the French Tech pavilion The exhibitors come from across the spectrum of telecoms: mobile apps, telecom infrastructure, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile games and accessories, engineering services and financial services to name a few. ART-Fi SAR measurement solution designer aimed at helping clients reduce their development and production costs ART-MAN, its flagship product, tests wireless electronic devices in seconds and determines users’ level of exposure to electromagnetic waves Clients include: mobile phone manufacturers, telecommunication agencies and operators, as well as test laboratories   PLUSSH develops customised B2B solutions for live stream HD video broadcasting Clients include Orange, Carrefour, La Poste, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Award-winning: won La Poste group’s French IOT competition in 2015, start-up of the year 2016 at the Video Online Paris awards and most promising start-up of the year at the Business France Awards at MWC 2016 Raised over €1m in fundraising round in May 2017   LEDGER Security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrency and blockchain apps Continuing to develop a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for business, including the Ledger hardware wallets line already available in 165 countries Founded in 2014, raised $75m in January 2018   REACH FIVE Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution The solution offers companies the profile analysis tools needed for omnichannel and cross-device customer knowledge to harness the potential of data in implementing customised marketing strategies Major brands such as Boulanger, Etam, Allianz, West-France, Intersport, SFR, Engie are already working with Reach Five In 2017, ReachFive raised €2m from major industrial groups and investment funds and won the ‘start-up of the year’ award from the Institut du Commerce Connecté (ICC)   BIGGERPAN Predictive artificial intelligence engine for mobile Anticipates the needs of smartphone users: no need to search manually Ulli, its smart web browser nominated as Mobile Application of the Year 2016 by Product Hunt Biggerpan has since launched pilots with mobile phone manufacturers to integrate its predictive engine into the next generations of smartphones The French exhibitors supported by Business France have caught the eye of major groups such as Huawei, Bharti Airtel, Samsung, Telefonica, ZTE and Etisalat with whom Business France has set up B2B meetings.   For further information and the complete list of French Tech pavilion exhibitors, visit the Business France MWC website. Contact: Fayssal Majid, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department, Business France fayssal.majid@businessfrance.fr     Business France UK Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/     About Business France Business France is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program.   For more information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr  


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The Tech Services and Press Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions key exhibitions in the UK as well as meet-the-buyer events, and offers individual prospecting trips and exploratory missions. We cover various industries including telecommunications, audiovisual/multimedia services and technologies, video games, software and IT services, Internet services/technologies and e-commerce solutions, together with B2B services in marketing, HR, real estate as well as the financial sector.   Isabelle Tibayrenc Manager isabelle.tibayrenc @businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3634 Teresa Marshall Senior Trade Development Adviser teresa.marshall@ubifrance.fr   Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3644 Samy Kheloufi Trade Devel

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