IMAP berät Gesellschafter beim Verkauf von SemVox an paragon

Die Gesellschafter des Saarbrücker Sprachsteuerungsspezialisten SemVox haben ihre Anteile mehrheitlich an den börsennotierten Automobilzulieferer paragon veräußert. Für 16,4 Millionen Euro erwirbt paragon 82 Prozent der Geschäftsanteile und vereinbarte zudem Optionen für die restlichen Anteile, die zunächst bei den Gründern verbleiben.

SemVox entwickelt effiziente und sichere Technologien und Lösungen für Sprachsteuerungen, vielfältige Mensch-Technik-Interaktion sowie pro-aktive Assistenzsysteme auf Basis künstlicher Intelligenz. Das Unternehmen beschäftigt rund 60 Mitarbeiter und erwartet für das Geschäftsjahr 2018 einen Umsatz im mittleren einstelligen Millionenbereich. Das bereits profitabel wirtschaftende Unternehmen wurde vor zehn Jahren als Spin-off des Deutschen Forschungszentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz gegründet. 2017 gewann SemVox den Car HMI Special Jury Award. Schon heute sind zahlreiche Fahrzeugtypen mit der SemVox-Technologie ausgestattet, in den nächsten fünf Jahren sollen es mehr als 13 Millionen Fahrzeuge werden.

Verkäufer der Anteile sind die vier Gründer der SemVox GmbH sowie vier Investoren. Darunter befindet sich das Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Saarbrücken, und die M. Ladendorf Beteiligung, Trier. Die vier Gründer werden für einen Zeitraum von mindestens drei Jahren weiter am Unternehmen beteiligt sein und geschäftsführende bzw. leitende Funktionen übernehmen. Die Transaktion wird aller Voraussicht nach spätestens Anfang Oktober 2018 vollzogen.

Die im Regulierten Markt (Prime Standard) der Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt a.M. notierte paragon GmbH & Co. KGaA entwickelt, produziert und vertreibt zukunftsweisende Lösungen im Bereich der Automobilelektronik, Karosserie-Kinematik und Elektromobilität. Mit dem Erwerb von SemVox schafft paragon einen neuen Geschäftsbereich für digitale Assistenzsysteme. Gemeinsam wollen paragon und SemVox das Angebot integrativer Lösungen deutlich erweitern. Paragon entwickelt sich somit immer mehr zum Komplettanbieter für Automobilhersteller.

Dr. Carsten Lehmann, Nils Keller und Atanas Petkov von IMAP haben die Verkäufer in allen Phasen des Investorenprozesses exklusiv beraten und sie dabei unterstützt, die Transaktion in wenigen Monaten erfolgreich zum Abschluss zu bringen.

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On-Board Networking Solution for Rail-Train, Metro and Tram

When train cars are switched, re-configure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time.

Making it flexible for easy maintenance is biggest challenge for on-board network solution.
In most of train application, many train cars will be shifted according to different destination, which often becomes a maintenance issue when any car changes. As the different car devices were set with different IP address that would need to migrate into the same IP without any manual setting to keep the original train network.

Lantech Train Discovery Protocol (LTDP)
With LTDP-aware DHCP server, Lantech EN50155 switches can discover the current IP addresses and enable the switch to exchange the IP address when any car is merged. LTDP can also react on the link failure or node failure to keep the original IP range and maintain the remaining network function until the replacement is in place. It can also keep the config file when switch is swapped.

The video below explains how LTDP works.
https://youtu.be/pUf-VljFLPE

Lantech is sure to have the right SWITCH for you!
Take a look at our Lantech EN50155 switches

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EPSON’S RA8804 DTCXO RTC

Epson Europe Electronics GmbH ("Epson") presents the RA8804 DTCXO RTC.
Designed for precision time keeping, Epson’s RA8804 Automotive DTCXO RTC uses Digitally Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator (DTCXO) technology to achieve ±3.4 or ±8 ppm accuracy over temperature of -40 to +85 °C or -40 to +105 °C respectively, equivalent to 9 or 20 seconds per month. This high accuracy is essential for precise time keeping, as required by car clocks, infotainment, battery management, and other automotive applications.

Epson’s RA8804 includes a crystal, a digitally temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (DTCXO), and counters to keep track of time and date. Epson’s RA8804 also includes automatic battery backup and time-keeping functions such as alarms and timers. 

Epson’s RA8804 with a supply voltage of 1.6-5.5 V is low power (0.35 μA (typ) backup current), has a frequency output pin which can be programmed to 1 Hz, 1024 Hz, or 32.768 kHz and is offered in a small package (3.2 x 2.5 x 1.0 mm3).
Epson’s RA8804 is manufactured on a dedicated automotive line and meets the automotive quality standard AEC-Q100. PPAP data is available upon request.

Features

  • Built-in kHz Crystal
  • High Accuracy Enabled by DTCXO Technology: ±3.4 ppm -40 to +85 °C (9 s/mo.) and ±8.0 ppm -40 to +105 °C (20 s/mo.)
  • Small Size: 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.0 mm3
  • Low power: 0.35 μA (typ) backup current
  • Supply Voltage: 1.6-5.5 V (main), 1.5-5.5 V (battery backup)
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Qualified, PPAP data available

 

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Innovative „Train Ring“ is the best rail train solution – Switch Cars, No Reconfiguration

Reduce Cost with High Customer Satisfaction

During current train operation, train cars might need to be separated and reoriented due to more flexible operating requirement. Take MRT for example, it needs more cars during peak hours while only few cars are needed during offpeak hours. A longdistance train route may separate into two shorter trains and heading to different destinations at a junction point. When a train system has higher flexibility, it can utilize the resource and reduces operational costs.

When train cars are switched, reconfigure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time. Also, train car switching will cause the interruption of networks, effecting passenger information system and intrain WiFi service.

Passenger’s tolerance toward network interruption is limited and this is one of the important factors of customer satisfaction.

Train Ring vs. Existing Solutions

Common Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and Coupling Ring can be applied to rail train network for redundancy of multiple train cars. However, each solution has its own drawbacks such as longer recovery time or nonautomatic recovery. Lantech provides a new solution called "Train Ring", which can automatically recover the network within 50ms without reconfigure the settings!

Lantech Train Ring is evolved from traditional Coupling Ring. It eliminates the setting process, and will automatically identify the primary and backup path dynamically, without any configuration required.

Lantech Train Ring allows train operators to rapidly change composition of trains with high efficiency and flexibility. Since all settings are done automatically, configuration errors and cost can be minimized. The recovery time of Train Ring is less than 50ms, so passengers can hardly recognize the interruption caused by topology change.

For more details, please visit our homepage:

www.lantechcom.eu

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Generate & store: SFC Energy presents integrated energy solution for enjoying more freedom and comfort on the road

  • New EFOY GO! features even more flexibility to meet individual power requirements.
  • SFC Energy further expands off-grid power generation and storage competencies in lithium batteries.
  • SFC Energy’s fuel cell and power storage products contribute to reduced emissions and increased electro mobility.

SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE, ISIN: DE0007568578), a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, presents new integrated concepts for generating and storing power away from the grid for caravanning, camping, and many other consumer applications.

At the fair, SFC Energy will present a new edition of the EFOY GO! power pack. The battery capacity of the new models has been increased by 25%, to 25 Ah/300 Wh. The efficient mobile power storages will now be available in two versions: with an inverter and without. The new EFOY GO! features up to three 12 V sockets, one of them a 12 V high current socket, and 4 USB sockets, plus – in the 400 W inverter version – a 230 V socket. The EFOY GO! powers and charges several devices simultaneously and allows parallel recharging and discharging. At a weight of less than six kg the compact EFOY GO! can be easily transported anywhere. The new EFOY GO! features are SFC Energy’s reaction to retail customers’ and consumers’ requests for even more convenient, reliable power on the road.

“There is an increasing demand for the efficient combination of power generation and power storage directly at the location where the power is needed”, says Björn Ledergerber, Vice President Clean Energy & Mobility of SFC Energy. “A reliable off-grid power supply defines the quality of the time spent: In your garden, at the beach, on the campground – mobile devices like tablets, coolers or professional equipment of any kind must deliver reliable 24/7 power, even when you are away from the grid. We are committed to bringing even more of our integrated power supply solutions and success in off-grid industrial and defense applications also to consumers for their mobile power requirements.”

The new EFOY GO! features innovative lithium battery technology. In combination with the environmentally friendly EFOY fuel cell, it enables a large number of applications and intelligent combinations: The little power pack can be charged by solar module, 12 V car socket or at home from the grid. The new EFOY GO! models will be available at retailers beginning of 2019.

At Caravan Salon Duesseldorf SFC Energy will showcase the new EFOY GO! models at the EFOY booth 13A36 in hall 13. Additional information on SFC Energy’s off-grid EFOY power supply and power storage solutions for leisure and end consumer applications at www.efoy-comfort.com, www.efoy-go.com and www.sfc.com.

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On-Board Networking Solution for Rail-Train, Metro and Tram

When train cars are switched, re-configure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time.

Making it flexible for easy maintenance is biggest challenge for on-board network solution.
In most of train application, many train cars will be shifted according to different destination, which often becomes a maintenance issue when any car changes. As the different car devices were set with different IP address that would need to migrate into the same IP without any manual setting to keep the original train network.

Lantech Train Discovery Protocol (LTDP)
With LTDP-aware DHCP server, Lantech EN50155 switches can discover the current IP addresses and enable the switch to exchange the IP address when any car is merged. LTDP can also react on the link failure or node failure to keep the original IP range and maintain the remaining network function until the replacement is in place. It can also keep the config file when switch is swapped.

The video below explains how LTDP works.
https://youtu.be/pUf-VljFLPE

Lantech is sure to have the right SWITCH for you!
Take a look at our Lantech EN50155 switches

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Innovative „Train Ring“ is the best rail train solution – Switch Cars, No Reconfiguration

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Reduce Cost with High Customer Satisfaction

During current train operation, train cars might need to be separated and reoriented due to more flexible operating requirement. Take MRT for example, it needs more cars during peak hours while only few cars are needed during offpeak hours. A longdistance train route may separate into two shorter trains and heading to different destinations at a junction point. When a train system has higher flexibility, it can utilize the resource and reduces operational costs.

When train cars are switched, reconfigure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time. Also, train car switching will cause the interruption of networks, effecting passenger information system and intrain WiFi service.

Passenger’s tolerance toward network interruption is limited and this is one of the important factors of customer satisfaction.

Train Ring vs. Existing Solutions

Common Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and Coupling Ring can be applied to rail train network for redundancy of multiple train cars. However, each solution has its own drawbacks such as longer recovery time or nonautomatic recovery. Lantech provides a new solution called "Train Ring", which can automatically recover the network within 50ms without reconfigure the settings!

Lantech Train Ring is evolved from traditional Coupling Ring. It eliminates the setting process, and will automatically identify the primary and backup path dynamically, without any configuration required.

Lantech Train Ring allows train operators to rapidly change composition of trains with high efficiency and flexibility. Since all settings are done automatically, configuration errors and cost can be minimized. The recovery time of Train Ring is less than 50ms, so passengers can hardly recognize the interruption caused by topology change.

For more details, please visit our homepage:

www.lantechcom.eu

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On-Board Networking Solution for Rail-Train, Metro and Tram

When train cars are switched, re-configure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time.

Making it flexible for easy maintenance is biggest challenge for on-board network solution.
In most of train application, many train cars will be shifted according to different destination, which often becomes a maintenance issue when any car changes. As the different car devices were set with different IP address that would need to migrate into the same IP without any manual setting to keep the original train network.

Lantech Train Discovery Protocol (LTDP)
With LTDP-aware DHCP server, Lantech EN50155 switches can discover the current IP addresses and enable the switch to exchange the IP address when any car is merged. LTDP can also react on the link failure or node failure to keep the original IP range and maintain the remaining network function until the replacement is in place. It can also keep the config file when switch is swapped.

The video below explains how LTDP works.
https://youtu.be/pUf-VljFLPE

Lantech is sure to have the right SWITCH for you!
Take a look at our Lantech EN50155 switches

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Innovative „Train Ring“ is the best rail train solution

Reduce Cost with High Customer Satisfaction

During current train operation, train cars might need to be separated and reoriented due to more flexible operating requirement. Take MRT for example, it needs more cars during peak hours while only few cars are needed during offpeak hours. A longdistance train route may separate into two shorter trains and heading to different destinations at a junction point. When a train system has higher flexibility, it can utilize the resource and reduces operational costs.

When train cars are switched, reconfigure network settings is normally required. Thus, railway operators need to have enough knowledge of Ethernet. This not only increases the cost of labor but also result in additional time. Also, train car switching will cause the interruption of networks, effecting passenger information system and intrain WiFi service.

Passenger’s tolerance toward network interruption is limited and this is one of the important factors of customer satisfaction.

Train Ring vs. Existing Solutions

Common Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and Coupling Ring can be applied to rail train network for redundancy of multiple train cars. However, each solution has its own drawbacks such as longer recovery time or nonautomatic recovery. Lantech provides a new solution called "Train Ring", which can automatically recover the network within 50ms without reconfigure the settings!

Lantech Train Ring is evolved from traditional Coupling Ring. It eliminates the setting process, and will automatically identify the primary and backup path dynamically, without any configuration required.

Lantech Train Ring allows train operators to rapidly change composition of trains with high efficiency and flexibility. Since all settings are done automatically, configuration errors and cost can be minimized. The recovery time of Train Ring is less than 50ms, so passengers can hardly recognize the interruption caused by topology change.

For more details, please visit our homepage:

www.lantechcom.eu

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Results of the „Lightweight Forging“ Research Network Available – Invitation to the Final Presentation

After more than three years of intensive research work, the results of the "Lightweight Forging" Research Network will be presented during a comprehensive closing event on October 11, 2018 in Düsseldorf. In six subprojects, researchers from ten institutes have developed new steel and steel hybrid solutions for the chassis and powertrain.

The projects focused on material concepts and production technologies for high-performance gears, manufactured gears made of forged parts with different materials as well as sheet stacks, newly designed piston pins and forged steering knuckles in a hybrid design. Other important aspects of the work included lifecycle considerations and determining innovation obstacles when implementing new technologies in an industrial context.

By means of close collaboration among researchers and companies from the committees that accompanied the project, analyses and research were carried out in the precompetitive projects, funded in the collaborative industrial research program (IGF) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Research Network was organized and supported by four research associations of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" (AiF): Heat Treatment and Material Engineering Association (AWT), Bremen, Research Association for Drive Technology (FVA), Frankfurt, Research Association of Steel Forming (FSV), Hagen, and particularly by the Research Association for Steel Application (FOSTA), Düsseldorf.

The most important results will be presented to science and industry during the closing event, and the researchers will be available for discussion. The presentation of the results will be carried out by researchers from the individual subprojects, based on the parts analyzed. The event will be opened with a welcome speech by Director-General Stefan Schnorr, BMWi, and Dr. Thomas Kathöfer, Managing Director, AiF e. V.

"With this event and with the reports on the subprojects that will be available at the beginning of 2019, implementation of the results in an industrial context will be promoted in order to strengthen the position of Germany as a business location. Another important goal is to ensure that the image of steel continues to improve through the results relating to lightweight design for forged parts," says Professor Hans-Werner Zoch, Managing Director of the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering (IWT), Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Bremen, and Chairman of the Research Network.

Venue: FOSTA – Research Association for Steel Application (Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e. V.),
Sohnstr. 65, 40237 Düsseldorf
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

“Lightweight Forging” Research Network
The Research Network entitled “Lightweight Forging – Innovation Network for Technological Progress in Part, Process and Material Design for Forged Parts in Automotive Technology” was generated in 2015 from the idea competition “Leading Technologies for SMEs” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Berlin, and the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF), Cologne. The goal is to use new steel materials, part designs and production methods to make the car powertrain – from the engine to the transmission and wheel bearings – even lighter, while still fulfilling the stringent requirements with regard to service life. Ten research institutes from five German federal states are participating in a total of six projects.

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