DASCOM Europe announces two “Partner Friendly” smart card printers

DASCOM, a recognized leader in business document print solutions, is proud announce their market entry to the smart card printer market. During GITEX exhibition in Dubai DASCOM will officially launch their new smart card printers DC-3300 and DC-7600.

The DC-3300 is a 300 x 1200 dpi direct thermal card printer and the DC-7600 is a 600 dpi color re-transfer smart card printer. Both printers have been designed for industrial grade printing environ-ments and offer users and resellers many benefits and features that separate them from many smart card printers in the market. They have also been designed to work with a wide range of common platform software while utilizing proprietary DASCOM CardEditor software for enhanced security and user customization.

The DC-3300 can print more than 220 cards per hour, provides edge-to-edge card printing, has a large card feeder capacity, and is compatible with a variety of encoders. This printer is ideally sui ted for applications where photos or portrait-like quality is important.

The DC-7600 provides the next level in re-transfer print technology and offers features including over-the-edge full card printing, rapid output, a large capacity card feeder, and supports a wide va-riety of smart card encoders.

According to Steve DiMartino, Director of Card Printer Sales & Development: “Both the DC-3300 and DC-7600 have been designed to work in the toughest, most demanding environments. The printers bring the best in print flexibility to meet the needs of users in a variety of applications. For example, the DC-7600 offers a choice of print capability ranging from single-side to double-side and over-the-edge printing. The DC-3300 is available with standard single-side edge-to-edge print-ing with the option for dual side printing. Both printers are backed by full 3-year warranties, are easy to operate, and offer easy-to-replace consumables.

The printers will be sold by a select group of regional card printer and security professionals who will offer support and an exclusive full-range of card printer supplies for the units.

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Avnet Abacus to Demonstrate Technology Expertise at electronica 2018

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), will participate at this year’s electronica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany as part of a consolidated Avnet EMEA presence located in Hall C5, Stand 101. Avnet Abacus is one of four major business units that will each host a dedicated area of the stand, demonstrating the capabilities and support provided by the Avnet ecosystem.

Showcasing the diverse technology expertise and leading-edge capabilities available from the business unit’s Europe-wide engineering support operation, Avnet Abacus has selected six new and highly innovative products to be highlighted at its dedicated space. Each of these has been developed with the advice and support of technical experts at Avnet Abacus, in conjunction with its strategic franchise partners.

One key product demonstration in the Avnet Abacus space will be ParceLive – Hanhaa’s live parcel-tracking service, which allows users to determine the exact location and condition of their parcel in real time anywhere in the world. The development of this application is a perfect example of the close cooperation between Avnet Abacus and its franchise partners, helping customers to turn ideas into commercial successes by bringing their products to market quickly.

Additional demonstrations on the stand showcase solutions where Avnet Abacus delivered expert guidance in areas such as component selection, development of specific testing and/or evaluation procedures to meet standards, and improved management of a customer’s supply chain:

  • The HYPERVSN display system, which creates, displays and manages hologram-like visuals by combining innovative 3D display and holographic projection technologies.
  • A smart-sensor-based parking system from Smart City, which is being deployed in a number of advanced parking schemes located in many cities across Germany.
  • The TRUMPF TruDisk system, which enables the precise customisation of high-powered laser-cutting applications.
  • The advanced BQ Witbox Go! which delivers fast 3D printing in the home.
  • An advanced NetCom communications module, which uses ultra-reliable wireless communication for fire control applications.

“These innovative products on display at electronica are demonstrable evidence of our knowhow and our expertise in helping to bring our customers’ ideas and designs to market in a timely manner,” said Alan Jermyn, vice president European Marketing at Avnet Abacus. “We can deliver world-class prototype to production support to companies of all sizes and across a diverse range of applications and end-user markets. Working in partnership with our strategic franchise partners, we help our customers meet the challenge of understanding and adopting new, complex, and fast-evolving technologies.”

The Avnet Abacus team comprises more than 50 product specialists who can provide application guidance across many sectors of the industry, including the internet of things (IoT), robotics, industrial and consumer technologies and more. The team provides to customers a wide range of technical expertise and resources from initial design to the prototyping stage to final production and covering every step in the process. The team is also able to help customers with the product selection process, prototype adoption for volume production, or support with advanced supply chain solutions and logistics.

Avnet Abacus offers an industry-leading portfolio, which includes: passive, interconnect, electromechanical, power, energy storage, wireless and sensor products.

The Avnet EMEA stand at electronica 2018 is located in Hall C5, Stand 101.

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Domino feiert 40-jähriges Jubiläum mit Mitarbeiter-Event

Seit 40 Jahren entwickelt Domino Printing Sciences Kennzeichnungs- und Drucklösungen. Dieses Jubiläum feierte das Unternehmen am Hauptsitz in Cambridge, UK, mit einem Mitarbeiter-Event und dankte ihnen für ihren wichtigen Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg.

Firmengründer Graeme Minto gesellte sich als VIP-Gast zu den Mitarbeitern. Vor vierzig Jahren erforschte Minto als verantwortlicher Projektleiter den Multijet-Druck bei Cambridge Consultants Limited. Er erkannte das Potential einer einzelnen Continuous-Inkjet-Anwendung und entwickelte einen Prototyp, der erstmals 1978 auf der internationalen Verpackungsmesse interpack vorgestellt wurde.

Bei der Jubiläumsveranstaltung sagte Nigel Bond, Domino CEO: „Wir freuen uns außerordentlich, unser 40-jähriges Jubiläum mit diesem Mitarbeiter-Event zu feiern. Sie haben einen großen Beitrag zu unserem Erfolg geleistet und uns tatkräftig dabei unterstützt, diesen wichtigen Meilenstein zu erreichen.“

Mit weltweit 2.700 Mitarbeitern verfügt Domino über Produktionsstandorte in China, Deutschland, Indien, Schweden, der Schweiz, UK und den USA und verkauft seine Produkte in mehr als 120 Ländern über ein globales Netzwerk von 25 Tochtergesellschaften und mehr als 200 Distributoren.

„Menschen sind das größte Kapital eines Unternehmens“, betonte Bond.

„Wir sind überzeugt, dass wir eine so starke Mitarbeiterbindung zu verzeichnen haben, weil wir Erfolg anerkennen, Leistung belohnen, Schulungen anbieten und unsere Mitarbeiter dabei unterstützen und ermutigen, sich im Unternehmen weiterzuentwickeln und voran zu kommen. Indem wir ein motivierendes und ambitioniertes Arbeitsumfeld schaffen, unterstützen wir unsere Mitarbeiter dabei, getreu unserem Motto „Do more“, mehr für unsere Kunden zu tun. Wir sind uns der Bedeutung einer gemeinsamen Unternehmensvision und gemeinsamer Werte bewusst, wobei jeder einzelne Mitarbeiter wissen sollte, wie wichtig er für das Erreichen unserer Unternehmensziele ist“, so Bond weiter.

Aber nicht nur die Unternehmenszentrale in Bar Hill kann stolz auf viele langjährige Mitarbeiter sein – auch die deutsche Tochtergesellschaft, die Domino Deutschland GmbH mit Sitz in Mainz-Kastel, hat anlässlich ihres Sommerfestes zum 35-jährigen Bestehen seine Jubilare geehrt.

Die Domino Deutschland GmbH ist das deutsche Unternehmen der Domino Printing Sciences und wurde 1983 gegründet.

„Wir schätzen unsere Mitarbeiter sehr und konnten einige von ihnen erst kürzlich als Jubilare hervorheben – von unseren insgesamt 172 Mitarbeitern sind 51 seit mehr als 10 Jahren bei Domino Deutschland beschäftigt, 17 seit mehr als 20 Jahren und 4 Mitarbeiter weisen sogar eine Betriebszugehörigkeit von mehr als 30 Jahren auf“, erläutert Erich Jax, Geschäftsführer der Domino Deutschland GmbH.

Dominos Wachstum und Erfolg resultierten in bislang sechs Queens Awards. Zuletzt erhielt das Unternehmen im April 2017 den Queens Award für Innovationen. Dominos Produkte und Leistungen werden darüber hinaus regelmäßig in lokalen Veröffentlichungen gewürdigt und erhalten internationale Auszeichnungen.

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Smartrac to Broaden its Brand Protection Portfolio with eApeiron Solutions Acquisition

Smartrac Technology Group announced today that it has acquired brand protection specialist eApeiron Solutions. The acquisition will allow Smartrac to further expand its portfolio of proven RFID-based IoT solutions for enhanced customer experience and product authentication, today already successfully applied in many billions of products across all market segments. The company’s offering to enable a global product digitization will now be complemented by new, additional security layers for any product or product packaging, as well as for product raw materials or components.

Focused on fighting counterfeiting and product diversion based on visible, invisible or forensically undetectable materials in combination with proprietary readers and cloud-based brand protection services, eApeiron brings in its comprehensive suite of secure technologies tailored for retail and industrial applications as well as e-commerce. These multi-layer solutions comprise security labels including a sophisticated tagging system offering a unique signature profile for consumer authentication and identifying and tracking products throughout the entire supply chain. These globally tested technologies have been successfully deployed in billions of products over the last 10 years.

Backed by a comprehensive suite of former Kodak patents, expertise in marker material, optical recognition and printing, combined with comprehensive application know-how across multiple industries, eApeiron has offices, research and production facilities in Miami, Florida and Rochester, New York.

Brand protection solutions for all imaginable requirements

“eApeiron’s technology portfolio fits perfectly with Smartrac’s existing brand protection solutions. We are now able to meet any customer and market demand and serve any possible use case with our secure, multi-layer technologies, and efficiently support all our customers to combat both counterfeiting and diversion issues. Thanks to our IoT platform Smart Cosmos®, we have the capability to create unique digital identifiers for any branded product, and to manage these digital identities in a cloud-based system. Branded product manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike have now an even greater range of possibilities than ever before to easily ensure and confirm a product’s authenticity in a highly secure way,” said Christian Uhl, CEO of Smartrac.

“We are very happy about joining Smartrac, as this transaction opens excellent new possibilities for all our customers worldwide. Combining different technologies and areas of expertise with one common goal – offering best-in-class brand protection solutions for all imaginable customer and market requirements – will drive a wave of innovation for brand owners and consumers around the world,” said Charles M. Fernandez, President and CEO of eApeiron, who has now joined the Smartrac Supervisory Board as a result of the transaction.

Further details of the transaction will not be disclosed.

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Forecast confirmed: Double-digit growth dynamics continue – On the way to the midterm goal 200+: Further growth steps planned for 2018/2019

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– Revenues rise 10% to 102.8 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 93.3 million euros)
– Significant EBT growth of plus 13% to 20.5 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18.1 million euros), EBT margin on revenues at record level of 20%
– All earnings margins remain at high level:

  • EBITDA plus 13%, margin 29% of total output and 31% of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 28% and 31%)
  • EBIT plus 13%, margin 18% of total output and 20% of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18% and 20%)
  • EBT plus 13%, margin 18% of total output and 20% of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18% and 19%)

– Gross margin 61% of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 61%) and 57% of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 57%)
– Net cash flow rises slightly to 5.6 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 5.3 million euros)
– Net liquidity increases to 4.4 million euros (September 30, 2017: -1.3 million euros)
– Strong order backlog of approx. 90 million euros gross (PY: 83 million euros gross)
– Customer service and support expands again – double-digit contribution to revenues
– Next acquisition in preparation
– New products and innovation roadmap boost demand
– Business unit  "Advanced Materials" – former "Plastics" – broadens market approach
– Profitable growth for the financial year of approx. 10% expected, earnings margins at least at the high level of previous quarters

ISRA VISION AG (ISIN: DE 0005488100) – the TecDAX company for industrial image processing (machine vision) and one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface inspection solutions for web materials and of 3D machine vision applications – continues its profitable growth also in the third quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year with double-digit improvements in revenues and earnings and thus successfully maintains the dynamic of the first half of the financial year. As forecasted, revenues increase by 10 percent against the same period of the previous year to 102.8 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 93.3 million euros), while EBT rise significantly by 13 percent to 20.5 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18.1 million euros). The EBT margin was thus one percentage point higher at 20 percent of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 19%), thereby achieving the long-term target for the first time. In respect to total output, the EBT margin is 18 percent, just as in the previous year (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18%).

The net cash flow was up slightly at 5.6 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 5.3 million euros). With the equity ratio higher by 3 percentage points at 65 percent (September 30, 2017: 62%) and the available credit lines, ISRA has solid capital resources for future growth and is optimally prepared for potential acquisition projects. With a high order backlog of approx. 90 million euros gross (PY: 83 million euros gross), the Company can confirm its targets for the financial year and is set for a good start to the traditionally strong fourth quarter.

ISRA continues to increase its profitability also in the first nine months of the 2017/2018 financial year. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) rise by 13 percent to 32.1 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 28.5 million euros), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 31 percent of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 31%) and 29 percent of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 28%). EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) also increase by 13 percent to 20.7 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18.4 million euros), with an EBIT margin of 20 percent of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 20%) and 18 percent of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18%). EBT (Earnings Before Taxes) likewise grow significantly by 13 percent to 20.5 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18.1 million euros), with the EBT margin thus amounting to 20 percent of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 19%) and 18 percent of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18%). At 61 percent of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 61%) and 57 percent of revenues (Q3-YTD-16/17: 57%), the gross margin (revenues/total output less cost of materials and costs of labor in production and engineering) is again at the high level of the same period of the previous year.

Against the backdrop of the dynamic order situation and in preparation for the anticipated strong fourth quarter, inventories rise to 38.3 million euros (September 30, 2017: 32.7 million euros). Trade receivables, which comprise systems already delivered and invoiced of 39.8 million euros in addition to receivables according to the percentage-of-completion method of 53.2 million euros, declined to 93.0 million euros (September 30, 2017: 98.0 million euros). Operating cash flow amounts to 18.3 million euros in the reporting period (Q3-YTD-16/17: 23.3 million euros). Continued measures to enhance productivity and efficiency in production processes and to specifically expand regional management in the area of “Operations and Production” are already planned and will allow additional potential to be leveraged in the coming quarters.

The Company paid out a dividend in the total amount of 2.6 million euros – 0.5 million euros higher than in the previous year – and achieves a slightly increased net cash flow of 5.6 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 5.3 million euros). Following the complete reduction of net debt in the preceding quarters, net liquidity also rises further to 4.4 million euros (September 30, 2017: -1.3 million euros). Earnings per share (EPS) after taxes increase by 16 percent to 0,66 euro (Q3-YTD-16/17: 2.85 euro or 0.57 euro adjusted for the higher number of shares following the stock split on May 23, 2018 for improved comparability).

ISRA’s strong international corporate footprint makes it one of the best positioned providers in the machine vision industry. In the future, its global network of more than 25 locations worldwide will be extended further as continuous international expansion in key industrial centers is a major factor for long-term success. Earnings in all regions are once again at a high level after the third quarter, and the Company is recording strong double-digit growth rates in Europe. In Asia as well, revenues are outperforming the already successful previous year. The dynamic on the American markets is similar to that in the same period of the previous year. By expanding its management, ISRA is planning to tap further revenue potential in a currently positive market environment – particularly in North America.

Both Surface Vision and Industrial Automation once again achieve significant growth in the reporting period. With its innovative robot vision and inline measurement products in the Industrial Automation segment, ISRA delivers to a broad customer base of international automotive manufacturers – including renowned premium producers – and leading companies in other industries. Significant revenue impulses were generated at this year’s AUTOMATICA, one of the  most important trade fairs for industrial automation. In addition to successful solutions for 3D assembly, fully automated paint inspection on car bodies, 3D inline measurement technology and adhesive seam inspection, there was particularly strong demand for “TOUCH & AUTOMATE” products prepared specially for INDUSTRIE 4.0 with a new multi-stereo approach. Revenues rose by 12 percent compared to the same period of the previous year to 25.5 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 22.8 million euros). Segment EBIT grows by 14 percent to 5.1 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 4.5 million euros) – a margin of 18 percent to total segment output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18%).

Revenues in the Surface Vision segment increase by 10 percent to 77.4 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 70.5 million euros). EBIT rises to 15.7 million euros (Q3-YTD-16/17: 13.9 million euros), giving the segment a margin of 19 percent of total output (Q3-YTD-16/17: 18%). In addition to the large scale order for thin glass inspection for display applications (press release dated April 26, 2018), the management of the glass business unit record further order entries from Asia in particular. In the metals industry, the process analysis modules for quality enhancement and production optimization, as well as for 3D inspection solutions that are used at the beginning of the value chain and minimize downstream rejects are achieving further revenue growth. For historical reasons, revenues generated from more than 40 different materials – including some not directly from the plastics industry – have been aggregated in the plastics business unit. ISRA is now strategically repositioning the Plastics business, putting it up even broader and with an extended focus on innovative materials, which is reflected in the name change to Advanced Materials. With this extended focus, the Company addresses additional revenue potential, while simultaneously strengthening international sales for a targeted approach of these customers. The product innovations for the inspection of printed products have been well received on the market, and the dynamic of this business is at a high level. Cost-optimized products in the paper industry are resulting in significant growth in revenues and, last but not least, the business unit’s performance is also benefiting from the augmentation of management. The security business unit – formerly specialty paper – is expanding its product portfolio of specialized inspection solutions for high-security paper to include fully automated quality assurance for high-security printing, and is currently witnessing further growth. Solar industry revenues develop positively; further potential is anticipated from the “CONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAICS 4.0” software tools for high product quality in multi-line-production – even spread over different locations. In the relatively new semiconductor business unit, the Company has successfully acquired further strategic orders for the inspection of glass wafers and continues its focus on the market launch in Asia. Service products again contribute with double-digits to revenues in the third quarter; to increase the unit’s contribution to total revenues, management is being enhanced in the next months.

ISRA is constantly consolidating its continuous operational growth by expanding its personnel structures and positioning experienced managers in strategic key areas. Along the value chain – including at global level – in Supply Chain, Production and Operations, Digital Business Development, Marketing and Sales in particular, the Company is creating the functional and organizational prerequisites for achieving the revenue target of more than 200 million euros.

In the regions, a further focus lies on the expansion of the infrastructure as well as recruiting further specialists and executive staff: Together with additional office and production capacities at the branches in Shanghai, São Paulo, Berlin, Herten and Darmstadt the departments Sales, Operations as well as the local management are being stepped up at the global locations, including Brazil, the UK, India and the US in particular.

In addition to organic growth, acquisitions are a key component of the long-term strategy, with a focus on target companies that strategically add to ISRA’s technology portfolio, grow its market share and tap new markets. Management is currently analyzing several acquisition projects; for one of these projects – target company generating revenues in the mid-double digit million euros range – the evaluation process is in an advanced stage. Given ISRA’s strong financial position and high equity share, it is a realistic option to finance the acquisition with own funds and borrowed capital.

The current innovation dynamics which is generating further demand with new products, the expansion of branches in various regions, investment in strategically important market areas and the high order backlog of approx. 90 million euros gross (previous year: 83 million euros gross) form a good basis for the traditionally strong fourth quarter and a positive performance in the months ahead. For the financial year, the Company is expecting growth in revenues and EBT at a low double-digit percentage range. In terms of earnings, management is planning to achieve increased or at least stable margins on the current high level. International expansion, operational productivity and cash flow optimization and a strong market position remain top priorities to achieve the revenue dimension of more than 200 million euros through both organic and anorganic growth in the medium term.

Further information is available at www.isravision.com.

ISRA VISION AG voluntarily publishes a pro forma consolidated total operating revenue EBITDA-EBIT statement typical for the industry oriented to the cost-summary method. The key differences between the cost of sales method and the pro forma consolidated total operating revenue EBITDA-EBIT calculation are as follows: Profit margins increase because they are now associated with net sales instead of total output (net sales plus capitalized work). Capitalized work no longer appears in the cost of sales method and is assigned to the R&D functional area. Depreciation and amortization is now spread over the relevant functional areas. The EBIT earnings and the EBT earnings of the pro forma consolidated total operating revenue EBITDA-EBIT statement do not deviate from the consolidated income statement, which corresponds to IFRS.

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We meet standards: On the safe side with signotec

signotec’s solutions for electronic signatures do not only stand for innovation, but also for investment safety. The compliance with not only industry-specific, but also with technological and legal standards is therefore highly emphasised.

Regardless of the industrial sector involved, general technical and legal standards need to be met – last but not least the requirements of the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). signotec’s solutions are compliant with the following standards:-

– PDF signature according to ISO 19005-1:2005 and ISO 32000-1:2008 (PDF-/Adobe-DigSig-Standards)

Among other things, these major standards regulate the signature of PDF documents. This regulates two essential points in terms of security:

  • The standardized electronic signature in connection with the personal signature allows to identify the author of the signature beyond doubt. Of course, signotec supports genuine multiple signatures and thus has a unique selling point. For every signature, a new signature field is inserted, and the version of the document can be called up at any time for a signature service – without proprietary means!
  • These standards ensure that the document integrity can be checked with any PDF viewer, such as the Acrobat Reader. Any changes which are made after the signature, will be reliably detected.
  • eIDAS compliant advanced and qualified electronic signatures

Since 1 July 2016, the new European e-Signature Regulation defines the technological basis for electronic signatures. In particular, qualified (remote) signatures have been simplified. signotec also supports this solution in combination with the signature pads or as the sole means of signature.

  • Biometric data according to ISO/IEC 19794-7: Biometric data interchange formats – part 7: signature/sign time series data

This standard ensures that the biometric data of the signature (speed, pressure, direction of movement, acceleration, etc.) are saved in a defined format. This allows third parties to process the format.

  • Image of the signature according to the ICAO standard 9303

This standard defines the image quality of the signature in order to save it in the highest possible quality for identifications. The following criteria must be met:

  • Size: Not only should the correct aspect ratio be maintained, but the displayed signature should be large enough to be perceived by the human eye.
  • Scaling for reproduction in digital printing: Again, the aspect ratio must be maintained when zooming or enlargement
  • Cropping for digital reproduction: The issuing state or organization should take steps to prevent or minimize cropping
  • Color: The displayed signature or the usual character must be displayed in a color that provides a clear contrast to the background.
  • Frame: Frames or borders are not allowed to outline the displayed signature.

– BiPRO standard 262 for the insurance industry

The standard defines procedures for electronic signatures on a pen pad or tablet, in which documents are used in order to submit a declaration of intent

-The requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11 set the conditions under which the FDA accepts electronic records of data as a replacement for signed, printed documents. For example, signoSign/2 can be used in compliance with these rules.

– GDPR compliance

Compliance with the GDPR is essentially the responsibility of the integrator or the user of our products. All our products are equipped accordingly. Thus, you can process personal data such as the writing characteristics of the DSGVO-compliant signature. For example, signoSign/2: There you can confirm the processing of the data before signing. This approval and the displayed text will be saved in the PDF in a revision-proof manner.

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EPSON’S FC-12D kHz crystal unit with ultra-low-profile

Epson Europe Electronics GmbH ("Epson") presents the FC-12D kHz crystal unit with ultra-low-profile at only 0.35 mm maximum height, enabling height critical applications such as smart cards to meet the ISO 7810 size standard. Epson’s photolithographic processing technology enables this subminiature size (2.05 x 1.25 x 0.35 mm3) and simultaneously delivers best-in-class ESR (equivalent series resistance) of 75 kΩ max, vital for fast startup and low power.

Smart cards must be low power because they operate from a small battery. For accuracy at low power, FC-12D is designed to achieve low sensitivity to load changes. In addition, smart cards are subject to bending and ESD stress. For strain resistance, Epson’s FC-12D features a ceramic package and a patented 3-point crystal mount. For ESD shielding, FC-12D uses a 4-pin layout with a GND pin connected to a Faraday shield.

FC-12D is available at 32.768 kHz with frequency tolerance from ±10 ppm to ±20 ppm @ 25 °C and load capacitance from 6 pF to 15 pF.

Features

  • 0.35-mm max height
  • Low ESR for fast start up and low power: 75 kΩ max
  • 3-point mount  to resist shock and vibration
  • Proprietary coating reduces particle contamination 
  • Pad Layout: 4 pins with GND for ESD Shielding
  • Frequency: 32.768 kHz
  • Package Size: 2.05 x 1.25  x 0.35 mm3
  • Temperature Range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Frequency Tolerance: ±20 ppm@ 25 °C
  • Parabolic Coefficient: -0.04 ppm/°C2
  • Drive Level: 0.25 μW max.
  • Standard Load Capacitance: 7 pF, 9 pF, 12.5 pF 

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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Epson shipping samples of a 32-bit microcontroller with dedicated sound hardware

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has begun shipping samples of the S1C31D50, a 32-bit microcontroller with dedicated sound hardware for 2-channel sound. Epson plans to produce 200,000 units per month of each model.

Sound is becoming an increasingly popular feature in home electronics, remote controllers for home appliances, industrial devices, health and fitness equipment with guidance systems, and alarms in office buildings, shopping complexes, and factories. This MCU is ideal for all these applications. An ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor integrated with a dedicated HW Processor provides 2-channel sound on a single MCU chip. The use of two channels enables music and voice to be played simultaneously, lending audio guidance greater elegance and warmth. Voice speed can also be flexibly adjusted.

The MCU’s dedicated HW Processor sound hardware boasts a pair of special features. First, the HW Processor plays sound without requiring CPU resources, so CPU resources can be allocated to other processes even during sound playback. The use of a high-compression algorithm (16 kbps @ 16 kHz) shrinks the size of sound data memory, making it possible to provide a large amount of sound data and sound data in multiple languages. Epson also offers a PC tool that provides a development environment for easily creating sound data in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean without studio recording. 
Second, the MPU also has a self-memory check function that can detect failures in built-in RAM, built-in Flash, and external SPI-Flash memories without using CPU resources.

Epson is committed to helping its customers improve the performance of their products with solutions that leverage Epson’s efficient, compact, and precision technologies.

* A processor designed by U.K-based ARM Limited, the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ is ARM’s most energy-efficient processor and by far the most widely used processor in the market.
ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and other countries. All rights reserved.

Key Product Features

1. Dedicated hardware block for independently executing functions. The HW Processor executes the following functions without using CPU resources:

Sound play processing

  • 2-channel mixing sound (for playing background music + voice)
  • Voice speed conversion (playback speed adjustable in 5% increments between 75% and 125%)
  • The sampling rate of 15.625 kHz is high enough for background music as well as voice.
  • High-compression voice decoding algorithm with high sound quality (16/24/32/40 kbps)

Self-memory check function

  • Built-in RAM (R/W check, MARCH-C START)
  • Built-in Flash checksum, CRC
  • External QSPI-Flash checksum, CRC

Simple HW Processor interface

  • Just set functions and commands in the special register and then start

2. Easily add voice later

  • Sound data is easily added simply by writing the sound data and sentence information (sound data number and joining information)

3. Development environment

Epson sound creation PC tool

  • Studio recording is not needed. Simply use the PC tool to create all the sound data you need (languages supported: Japanese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean)
  • Sound data, which is assigned a number in the PC tool, can be played back by specifying the assigned number in the HW processor register, so there is no need to create and evaluate codes for linking sound data, etc.
  • Your WAV format sound data is easily imported into the PC tool

Notes

1. Please see the website below for further details about the S1C31D50 and the rest of the products in the S1C31 series (the S1C31D50, S1C31D01, and S1C31W74).
global.epson.com/products_and_drivers/semicon/products/micro_controller/armcore/index.html

2. Further details about the 16-bit S1C17 series are available on the following website:
global.epson.com/products_and_drivers/semicon/products/micro_controller/16bit/

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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Four new climate chambers for development and production

Responding to the growing demand for CT metrology applications, YXLON International has invested in four additional climate chambers in Hamburg. Two chambers are dedicated to R&D for new and ongoing technology development; the other two are part of production, where the YXLON FF20/35 CT metrology systems are fine-tuned for accuracy.

Computed tomography is the only technology capable of properly measuring and analyzing even internal structures of parts. Hundreds of high-resolution X-ray images taken from all angles are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional CT volume, which can then be visualized and edited with suitable software. Modern X-ray technology and sophisticated detectors can scan down to micro- and even nanometer scales. This makes them especially well-suited for the requirements of electronics manufacturing and new production technologies such as 3D printing — fields that require particular precision.

With their granite base, quality manipulation unit, temperature-controlled cabinet, and the stable focal spot of their micro- and nanofocus tubes, YXLON CT metrology systems are perfectly equipped for these tasks. However, any material will react not only to vibrations, but also temperature changes, so it is vital for metrological applications to keep the ambient temperature stable. The YXLON climate chambers maintain a temperature of 20°C +/- 1°C, both stabilizing the test objects stored in the room before inspection and preventing temperature fluctuations within the inspection cabinet when the loading door is opened before and after scans. They therefore qualify as class 3 measuring rooms according to VDI/VDE 2627.

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Epson introduces Microdis Electronics as Programming Hub for Europe

The Epson Timing Device distributor Microdis Electronics ("Microdis") has just launched an online sale of Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") programmable oscillators (P-SPXO). The Interactive on-line configurator is now available under: www.epson.microdis.net

This service allows you to configure and buy Epson products in three easy steps: 

  • Choose series of products
  • Choose one of the available footprints
  • Define electrical parameters

P-SPXO provides flexibility for board-level designs. With 24-hour delivery, programmable oscillators are ideal for supporting standard and non-standard frequencies and quick frequency experiments for rapid prototyping. Prototypes can easily be converted to pin-compatible Epson fixed-frequency oscillators for production volumes.
Epson’s SG-8101 and SG-9101 with a supply voltage of 1.62 V – 3.63 V are available in four package sizes (7 x 5 mm2, 5 x 3.2 mm2, 3.2 x 2.5 mm2 or 2.5 x 2.0 mm2), and offer extended temperature range -40°C to +105°C, tight stability as low as ±15 ppm including aging, and programmable rise/fall time. 

Features

  • Fast-Turn Prototypes
  • Supply voltage: 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V (1.62V – 3.63V)
  • Four package sizes: 7.0 x 5.0, 5.0 x 3.2, 3.2 x 2.5 or 2.5 x 2.0 mm2
  • Easy conversion to Epson fixed-frequency oscillators for production
  • Extended temperature range:- 40 °C to +85 °C, -40 °C to +105 °C
  • Tight stability: ±15 ppm, ±20 ppm, or ±50 ppm including aging
  • Low power: 3.2 mA-8.1 mA maximum
  • Programmable spread spectrum capability to solve EMI problems

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
global.epson.com/

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