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BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

Employers ought to tread carefully when it comes to terminating an employment relationship during the probationary period, as a reduced notice period for dismissal only applies if the employment contract has been clearly drafted.

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte explains: If employer and employee conclude an employment contract, they typically also agree to a probationary period. Should this period last no longer than six months, it is then possible for either party to terminate the employment relationship, usually within a period of two weeks. If the employer stipulates a longer notice period in an additional clause within its pre-drafted employment contract, this may also apply to the probationary period if the contract is not clear and unambiguous. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany“s Federal Labour Court, in a recent ruling from March 23, 2017 (Az.: 6 AZR 705/15).

In the case in question, the parties had laid out as a blanket rule in the employer“s pre-drafted employment contract that the rights and obligation of the parties would be based on the framework collective agreement. This agreement provided for special notice periods during the probationary period. Moreover, a probationary period of six months was agreed to, while another part of the agreement stipulated an applicable notice period of six weeks leading up to the end of the month. This clause made no reference to the previous provisions. The employer terminated the employment relationship during the probationary period whilst observing a notice period of two weeks. The employee resisted this move, arguing that the employment relationship could only be terminated with a notice period of six weeks.

The BAG followed this line of reasoning, stating that the provisions of the employer“s pre-drafted employment contract were general terms and conditions to be interpreted in such a way as your average, non-legally trained employee would understand them. In this case, the contract was said to have been ambiguously worded. The Court held that due to the reference to the framework collective agreement and the agreement concerning a probationary period, it was not evident from the perspective of the employee that this would influence the notice period. The BAG went on to say that the contract was drafted in such a way that only the provision stipulating a six-week notice period was applicable.

Dismissals are among the most common causes of legal disputes in the workplace. To avoid lengthy legal disputes, employers ought to ensure that agreements are detailed and unambiguous. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of employment law can offer advice.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/employment-law.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Kontakt
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
+49 221-27 22 75-0
+49 221-27 22 75-24
info@grprainer.com
http://www.grprainer.com/en

English Press Releases

SKIDATA is on-trend

The 2017 „Superbrand“ is among the best employers

SKIDATA is on-trend

SKIDATA is on-trend

The path of innovation in IT and technology pays off for SKIDATA – and not only financially! This Salzburg-based access expert breaks sales record after sales record. SKIDATA management is especially proud, however, of the positive feedback from employees: SKIDATA was among the 300 best employers in Austria in the „trend“ magazine ranking – in the industry comparison, the company even landed in fourth place. Plus, in March SKIDATA was named „Superbrand Austria 2017“.

The „hidden champion“ is now in the spotlight. In the 2016 fiscal year, the global market leader for access solutions generated sales of more than EUR 292 million which corresponds to growth of over 12%. „We owe these excellent results to our international team who show their full dedication each and every day. Only motivated employees can achieve such record sales. That’s why positive feedback such as the trend ranking makes us especially proud,“ explains Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA AG.

SKIDATA takes fourth place in the trend ranking’s industry comparison
The „trend“ Austrian business magazine’s ranking was created in cooperation with Statista, Xing and the employer rating platform Kununu. Around 70,000 reviews formed the basis for the ranking of 1,000 companies from 20 industries. „With such a high number of reviews, we are especially pleased to be voted among the top 300 employers, and the fourth in the industry for electronics and electrical engineering. We are convinced that happy employees are the foundation of our success,“ says Belkis Etz, Vice President of Human Resources.

SKIDATA: 2017 Austria Superbrand
Every year, the internationally renowned Superbrands organization evaluates Austria’s best brands. SKIDATA was proud to be named this year’s „Superbrand Austria“. Constant image building and open company communication with employees, customers, partners and the public have paid off. This global player for access solutions has evolved from a „hidden champion“ to a well-known global market leader. If you are interested in helping shape this evolution and are looking for an exciting job with great career opportunities, SKIDATA is just the place for you. The company is currently seeking applicants for positions such as director of hardware product management who is responsible for the portfolio of innovative hardware products:
https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/job-vacancies-at-skidata/job-details/?tx_dmmjobcontrol_pi1%5Bjob_uid%5D=1816

SKIDATA offers many more job vacancies with international perspectives in software and hardware development, as well as in the areas of service and project management. This company surprises employees by being an international technology leader that has kept its familiar company culture. This global player headquartered in Grödig, Austria, is characterized by appreciation and open communication where everyone – from apprentices to management – is on an equal footing.

SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group ( www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Kontakt
SKIDATA AG
Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig/Salzburg
+43 6246 888-0
jobs@skidata.com
https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

English Press Releases

Miniature Force Washer Available for All Standard Screws

PACEline CLP for screw sizes from M2.5 to M14

Miniature Force Washer Available for All Standard Screws

PACEline CFW piezoelectric force washer

The piezoelectric miniature force washers of the PACEline CLP series from HBM Test and Measurement (HBM) are now available in three new capacities. They allow for instant integration into existing setups using all industry-standard screw connections, from M2.5 to M14. Typical fields of application include production monitoring (e.g. force monitoring in crimping processes, welding force monitoring) and dynamic measurements in tests.

HBM has completed the PACEline CLP series of piezoelectric force washers with the addition of three new versions providing 3 kN, 14 kN, and 36 kN capacity. Thanks to this addition to HBM“s range of products, users now have sensors available for use with all industry-standard screw connections ranging from M2.5 to M14. The tiny force sensors can be installed in very small setups, without the need to resize or adapt the screw or bolt connections.

PACEline CLP force washers are available in seven different versions ranging from 3 kN to 80 kN. The height of construction is only 3 to 5 millimeters – depending on the measuring range. All CLP sensors are made of stainless steel and are RoHS compliant. In addition, they are outstanding for their particularly low-noise charge cable. All the sensors, regardless of their capacity, are available with cable lengths of 0.5 m or 1 m. Practical accessories are available for immediate delivery.
PACEline CLP Product Information
HBM offers a growing range of piezoelectric test and measuring equipment under the „PACEline“ brand to complete the standard range of force sensors based on strain gauge technology. The huge variety of products enables users to choose the solution that best fits their measurement task in terms of technology and price.

HBM Test and Measurement is the technology and market leader and offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries.

Users worldwide rely on the perfectly matched components of the complete measurement chain that guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and enables optimization of the complete product life cycle: from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production.

HBM’s product range covers sensors, transducers, strain gauges, amplifiers and data acquisition systems as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests and analysis. The potential fields of application can be found in every branch of engineering and industry in both virtual and physical test and measurement.

Kontakt
HBM Test and Measurement
Gilbert Schwartmann
Im Tiefen See 45
64293 Darmstadt
004961518030
info@hbm.com
http://www.hbm.com

Electric Electronics

New at ZETTLER electronics: 35 AMP Miniature Power Relay AZ SR131

Cost-effective relays with 4.5 kV dielectric strength and 10 kV surge resistance

New at ZETTLER electronics: 35 AMP Miniature Power Relay AZ SR131

The new AZ SR131 series by ZETTLER

Munich, Germany, April 24th, 2017 – ZETTLER electronics, a manufacturer and distributor of electromagnetic and electronic components, introduces its new AZ SR131 series. The miniature power solar relays are capable of switching up to 35 A at 277 VAC. Coil voltages range from 5 up to 48 VDC. The relay is designed for the use in solar inverter applications according IEC 62109 but can be used in many other applications as well.

The dielectric strength is 4.5 kV between coil/contact. The relays are able to withstand 10 kV surge impulse. In the standard version the AZ SR131 has a contact gap of 1.8 mm and a dielectric strength of 2.5 kV between open contacts. A wide contact gap version (2.3 mm) is also available, with dielectric strength of 3.5 kV between open contacts.

The electric life expectancy is specified with 30,000 cycles at 35 A 277 VAC at an ambient temperature up to 85°C. The relays are available with silver tin oxide SPST-N.O. (1 Form A) contacts. Class F insulation (155° C) is standard.

The AZ SR131 power relays meet RoHS, REACH as well as IEC 61810-1 for the use in low voltage equipment and UL 508 for industrial control panels. Versions compliant to IEC-60335-1 (GWT-Glow Wire Testing) for household appliances are also available.

With UL and TÜV long life ratings, ZETTLER’s 35 AMP Miniature Power Relays are both cost-effective and high performance products. For a complete listing of ZETTLER“s power relay solutions please visit the website. For technical information and datasheets please contact ZETTLER electronics.

More information: AZ SR131 Datasheet

Building on more than a century of expertise in German precision engineering, ZETTLER GROUP is a world-class enterprise, engaged in the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of electronic components. Its industry leadership is based on a unique combination of engineering competence and global scale. ZETTLER GROUP“s diversified product lines are designed to provide complete solutions for component applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including relays, magnetics, displays, controls and new energy solutions. With a global network of companies ZETTLER GROUP is not only present in low cost manufacturing geographies, but also has the ability to provide customer-focused solutions in proximity to local industrial and commercial markets. Located near Munich, Germany, ZETTLER Electronics GmbH serves as the European headquarters for ZETTLER Group and operates through a comprehensive network of distributors across nineteen countries, including all the key markets of the European Union, Scandinavia, Israel, and Turkey.

Firmenkontakt
ZETTLER electronics GmbH
Alexander Stöckel
Junkersstr. 3
82178 Puchheim (München)
+49 89-800-97-0
Alexander.Stoeckel@ZETTLERelectronics.com
http://www.zettlerelectronics.com

Pressekontakt
Lucy Turpin Communications GmbH
Birgit Fuchs-Laine
Prinzregentenstrasse 89
81675 München
+49 (0)89 – 41 77 61 – 13
zettler@lucyturpin.com
http://www.lucyturpin.com

English Press Releases

SKIDATA is on-trend

The 2017 „Superbrand“ is among the best employers

SKIDATA is on-trend

SKIDATA is on-trend

The path of innovation in IT and technology pays off for SKIDATA – and not only financially! This Salzburg-based access expert breaks sales record after sales record. SKIDATA management is especially proud, however, of the positive feedback from employees: SKIDATA was among the 300 best employers in Austria in the „trend“ magazine ranking – in the industry comparison, the company even landed in fourth place. Plus, in March SKIDATA was named „Superbrand Austria 2017“.

The „hidden champion“ is now in the spotlight. In the 2016 fiscal year, the global market leader for access solutions generated sales of more than EUR 292 million which corresponds to growth of over 12%. „We owe these excellent results to our international team who show their full dedication each and every day. Only motivated employees can achieve such record sales. That’s why positive feedback such as the trend ranking makes us especially proud,“ explains Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA AG.

SKIDATA takes fourth place in the trend ranking’s industry comparison
The „trend“ Austrian business magazine’s ranking was created in cooperation with Statista, Xing and the employer rating platform Kununu. Around 70,000 reviews formed the basis for the ranking of 1,000 companies from 20 industries. „With such a high number of reviews, we are especially pleased to be voted among the top 300 employers, and the fourth in the industry for electronics and electrical engineering. We are convinced that happy employees are the foundation of our success,“ says Belkis Etz, Vice President of Human Resources.

SKIDATA: 2017 Austria Superbrand
Every year, the internationally renowned Superbrands organization evaluates Austria’s best brands. SKIDATA was proud to be named this year’s „Superbrand Austria“. Constant image building and open company communication with employees, customers, partners and the public have paid off. This global player for access solutions has evolved from a „hidden champion“ to a well-known global market leader. If you are interested in helping shape this evolution and are looking for an exciting job with great career opportunities, SKIDATA is just the place for you. The company is currently seeking applicants for positions such as director of hardware product management who is responsible for the portfolio of innovative hardware products:
https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/job-vacancies-at-skidata/job-details/?tx_dmmjobcontrol_pi1%5Bjob_uid%5D=1816

SKIDATA offers many more job vacancies with international perspectives in software and hardware development, as well as in the areas of service and project management. This company surprises employees by being an international technology leader that has kept its familiar company culture. This global player headquartered in Grödig, Austria, is characterized by appreciation and open communication where everyone – from apprentices to management – is on an equal footing.

SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group ( www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

Kontakt
SKIDATA AG
Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig/Salzburg
+43 6246 888-0
jobs@skidata.com
https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

Politics Law Society

BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

It is possible for a works council to push through the dismissal of an employee, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany“s Federal Labour Court, from March 28, 2017 (Az.: 2 AZR 551/16).

The BAG held that if the courts grant the works council“s formal request vis-à-vis the employer to dismiss an employee, this fulfils the requirement for there to be an urgent operational need justifying the employee concerned being issued with ordinary notice of dismissal.

The case before the BAG was unusual in that the works council had requested that the employer transfer or dismiss a long-time employee of the company. This was justified with reference to what were apparently huge tensions between the woman in question and her work colleagues. While works councils typically advocate for the concerns and interest of the workforce, it is also possible for them to request that an employee be dismissed. Having said that, this can only happen under certain limited circumstances, such as when an employee seriously disrupts internal peace within the workplace on multiple occasions as a result of illegal conduct or a gross violation of the principles set out in sec. 75 para. 1 of the Betriebsverfassungsgesetz (BetrVG) [Works Constitution Act], especially in relation to racist or xenophobic acts. If the relevant labour court grants the works council“s request to transfer or dismiss the employee, the employer is then bound by this decision. If the employer nonetheless chooses not to follow the decision, it may have a financial penalty imposed against it.

In the instant case, the works council had requested that the employee be transferred or dismissed. The employer did not initially comply with the request. Following a decision-making process initiated by the works council, the competent labour court called on the employer to dismiss the employee. The employer subsequently issued both exceptional notice and, as an alternative, ordinary notice of dismissal.

The woman in question submitted an action for wrongful dismissal. However, she was only successful with respect to the exceptional notice of dismissal, with the Landesarbeitsgericht Düsseldorf (Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf) ruling that the ordinary notice of dismissal had been issued effectively. The BAG confirmed the decision, stating that pursuant to the Labour Court“s final ruling, according to which the defendant had to dismiss the plaintiff, there had thus been an urgent operational need justifying ordinary notice of dismissal. That being said, the Court went on to say that the decision did not permit the employer to terminate the employment relationship without notice.

A lot of workplace legal disputes arise in relation to dismissals. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of employment law can advise employers on matters pertaining to employment law.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/employment-law.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Kontakt
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
+49 221-27 22 75-0
+49 221-27 22 75-24
info@grprainer.com
http://www.grprainer.com/en

Electric Electronics

New generation of Debonders and Warpage Adjusters boosts productivity

New generation of Debonders and Warpage Adjusters boosts productivity

MUNICH, April 20, 2016 – ERS electronic GmbH, the innovation leader in the market of thermal test solutions for semiconductor production, is introducing two new innovative products. The systems are targeting the thermal debonding and warpage adjusting in eWLB (embedded Wafer Level Ball Grid Array) processes for 300/330 mm wafer processing. With their innovative features, these machines enable semiconductor manufacturers to increase both throughput and yield.

The ERS ADM330 is designed for the thermal debonding of eWLB style wafers without human intervention at high precision and with unmatched repeatability, resulting in high and predictable process quality and thus guaranteeing high yield. The two handling robots accept wafers with a maximum warpage of +/- 5 mm; after the adjustment step, the warpage is typically less than 500 µm.

With built-in OCR/BCR capabilities, the ERS ADM330 allows for automated exchange of batch parameters with process control systems through its optional SECCS/GEM interface. This enables operators to drive integration into higher-level factory IT systems one step further. Its integrated laser scribing chamber allows for continuous and complete monitoring of production-relevant data.

The ERS WAT 330 is a fully automated warpage adjust tool for 300/330 mm wafers that can handle up to four FOUPs concurrently. With its specially designed proprietary ERS Warpage Adjust Technology, also included in the ADM330, this system can form a wide variety of eWLB wafers at various processing stages. The resulting wafer shape can be matched to the handling specifications of the downstream tool.

Its three operation modes give users of the ERS WAT 330 a maximum of flexibility in high-volume production environments. The system can be used as a warpage measurement station, as a warpage adjust station or as a combined tool to measure, adjust and monitor warpage. In warpage adjust mode, the system can reduce wafer warpage from +/- 5mm to below 500 µm.

Meeting the SEMI E84 interface specifications for factory automation, both systems are future-proof with respect to next-generation digital factory concepts.

ERS electronic GmbH, based in Germering near Munich (Germany), has been producing innovative thermal test solutions for the semiconductor industry for 45 years. The company has gained an outstanding reputation in the sector, notably with its fast and accurate thermal chuck systems for test temperatures ranging from -65°C to +500°C for analytical, parameter-related and manufacturing tests. Today, thermal chuck systems developed by ERS in its product families AC3, AirCool©, AirCool© plus and PowerSense© are an integral component in all larger-sized wafer probers right across the chip industry.

Firmenkontakt
ERS electronic GmbH
Klemens Reitinger
Stettinerstraße 3+5
82110 Germering
+49-89-8941320
kreitinger@ers-gmbh.de
http://www.ers-gmbh.com

Pressekontakt
Brand+Image
Timothy Göbel
Von-Eichendorff-Str. 41
86911 Dießen a.A.
08807 9475642
ERS@brandandimage.de
http://www.brandandimage.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Smart KVM solutions for industrial applications

At HMI 2017, G&D will present their broad KVM portfolio for industrial control rooms

Smart KVM solutions for industrial applications

ControlCenter-Compact 80: High flexibility through remote access to all computers.

From 24 April to 28 April 2017, at Hannover Messe, Hall 11, booth D56, G&D will showcase a range of KVM solutions especially designed for industrial applications such as process control stations or control rooms. KVM products enable the spatial separation between computers and operators. This way, computers can be moved into a separate equipment room from where they can be operated from a distance – in real-time, latency-free and without image losses.

KVM extender systems consist of a computer module and a user module and extend computer signals. The latency-free data transmission between computers and control rooms or operators is carried out over a dedicated connection via CAT cable or optical fibre. KVM extenders extend computer signals up to 140 m over CAT cables or up to 10,000 m over optical fibres. When transmitting via optical fibres, there is a galvanic isolation between the transmitter and the receiver module, which makes the devices insensitive to interference radiation. Due to their robust design, time and again, the systems have proven their worth in harsh industrial environments.

DP1.2-VisionXG – latency-free data transmission of high-resolution video up to 8K
A highlight on the G&D stand will be the presentation of the DP1.2-VisionXG, a powerful system that extends signals via fibre optics. It uses uncompressed data transmission and supports extremely high video resolutions up to 4K and 8K with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The system includes many user-friendly and mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, SNMP and two network ports. The screen-freeze function is a safety feature, which, in case of an issue, „freezes“ the image last displayed on the monitor. This state is highlighted by a red semi-transparent frame. Meanwhile, the current time and the downtime of the video signal is displayed.

The continuous monitoring of the G&D device status ensures a long life cycle for the equipment. If defined states (for example ON / OFF) are changed or defined threshold values (for example, temperature) are exceeded, a corresponding documentation is generated in the web interface and the administrator can be notified via SNMP.

ControlCenter-Compact – high performance in compact form.
Industrial control rooms and process monitoring are characterized by a distributed and heterogeneous computer landscape. Often, several sources must be monitored at the same time. The use of a KVM matrix, e.g. the ControlCenter-Compact, improves the IT infrastructure and harmonizes spatially distributed installations, which can bridge distances up to 10,000m thanks to different transmission media (CAT or fibre). KVM matrix systems switch and distribute computer signals and are used whenever several computers have to be operated remotely via different, simultaneous workstations. The ControlCenter-Compact is available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports and is compatible with both the DVICenter and the ControlCenter-Digital as well as all end devices, which makes it possible to add new systems to existing infrastructures. Special end components make it possible to operate multi-monitor workstations adding to the usability, as control room staff have to monitor several processes and programs running on different computers.

Versatile functions for flexible and user-friendly operation
On the G&D stand at Hannover Messe, one of the highlights will be the ControlCenter-Compact with both its wide range of functions and its simple and intuitive operation. It features a range of mission-critical and user-friendly features, such as CrossDisplay-Switching, the push-get function and scenario switching to make the work of the control room staff as efficient as possible. The integrated CrossDisplay-Switching is extremely useful for multi-monitor workstations. Here, users are able to swicth between channels simply by moving the mouse. The mouse acts as if on a „virtual desktop“ and can be moved seamlessly across the connected displays. When moving the cursor from the active to an inactive display, the keyboard-mouse focus automatically switches to the connected computer. This way, for users it feels like working on a virtual desktop.

The push-get function, which is available for all digital matrix switches, is also ideal for the cooperation of several operators in industrial control rooms. With the Push-Get function, users can move the screen contents of a target to (push) – or get it from – the display of another console. This display can be a large screen projection, for example. By using this function, operators can work together on solving issues..

Switching between day and night shift often also requires the operation and monitoring of different computer constellations. Scenario switching makes it possible to store predefined setups of switching conditions (e.g. day/night scenario). The selected switching states are saved in a script in the matrix system and can be accessed and executed via the OSD of workplaces assigned with the required rights.

The difference lies in the detail
In addition to simple, intuitive operation, G&D places particular emphasis on add-on products especially tailored to the industry. For example, the HK-Controller lets you use individual buttons or pushbuttons to transmit commands or shortcuts. Industrial-suited mounting sets for rack, table and rail mounting simplify the installation.

G&D have been dedicated to KVM for more than 30 years. At Hannover Messe, customers and interested parties will be able to discuss their individual IT solution with a team of KVM experts, 24 – 28 April, 2017 in Hall 11, Stand D56.

Die Guntermann & Drunck GmbH ist ein führender deutscher Hersteller digitaler und analoger High-End-KVM-Produkte für Kontrollräume aus der Flugsicherung, dem Broadcast, der Industrieprozesskontrolle sowie für maritime Anwendungen. Mit einem breiten Spektrum an KVM-Extendern, -Switches und -Matrixswitches bietet G&D seinen Anwendern das wohl größte verfügbare KVM-Produktportfolio auf dem Markt, das miteinander kompatibel und untereinander kombinierbar ist.

KVM-Produkte von G&D optimieren den IT-Einsatz und verbessern die Arbeitsbedingungen für Mensch und Maschine. Sie sind die stillen Unterstützer im Hintergrund, leistungsstark und jederzeit einsatzbereit. Durch kurze Kommunikationswege und die Bündelung aller Kernkompetenzen wie Entwicklung, Produktmanagment, Vertrieb, Marketing und Produktion unter einem Dach, begleitet G&D seine Kunden von der technischen Erstberatung, über die anwendungsspezifische Unterstützung vor Ort bis hin zum After-Sales-Support aus einer Hand.

Unabhängig davon, wie unterschiedlich die Rahmenbedingungen einzelner KVM-Installationen sind, eines haben sie gemeinsam: den Bedarf an robusten, zuverlässigen, benutzerfreundlichen und intuitiv zu bedienenden KVM-Produkten zu sichern. Und das mit der G&D-typischen Qualität, die zu Recht das Siegel „Made in Germany“ trägt.

G&D – if it’s KVM.

Kontakt
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
004927123872-100
004927123872-120
sales@gdsys.de
http://www.gdsys.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Sunlight Readable Displays with Low Power Consumption

Distec Signs Distribution Agreement with the Renowned Japanese Manufacturer Ortus Technology

Sunlight Readable Displays with Low Power Consumption

Advantages of the New Blanview Technology (Source: Ortus Technology)

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, adds the high-quality ORTUSTECH TFT displays to its product range. Ortus Technology was founded in 2010 by merging the display units of CASIO and TOPPAN and offers a variety of different TFT displays in sizes from 2.2″ to 9.6″ (5.588 cm to 24.384 cm). They are manufactured according to industrial standards and are especially suitable for rough outdoor use. „With more than 30 years of experience in the field of industrial displays, ORTUSTECH is one of the pioneers in the LCD sector and has developed the optimum technology for sunlight readable displays with low power consumption: the innovative Blanview technology,“ explained Leonhard Spiegl, Product Manager Components at Distec GmbH. „It perfectly combines the benefits of transmissive and transflective displays.“ Perfect applications for the Blanview displays are all mobile or battery driven devices, for example in the medical or automotive field or in handhelds for outdoor applications.

Blanview Technology

Optimum readability and color fidelity under almost all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, and a wide viewing angle are the main benefits of the Blanview technology. Blanview displays also show an up to 60 percent reduced power consumption (compared to conventional transmissive displays). All these advantages enable compact designs and long battery life – nowadays the basic requirement for modern products.

Industrial Quality

Typical for Japanese companies, ORTUSTECH is focusing on quality: the production sites are certified according to IS09001/14001 for optimum process cycles, sustainability and environmental protection. The displays feature a low weight and a narrow bezel but nevertheless are robust and master rough environmental conditions due to the extended temperature range. To ensure a reliable project planning, ORTUSTECH guarantees a long-term availability of at least 5 years.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Firmenkontakt
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0
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Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

Tax dodgers under pressure - Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity.

Since the rules for voluntary disclosure in relation to tax evasion were tightened in 2016, there has been a clear drop in the number of tax dodgers reporting themselves. Notwithstanding this, the fight against tax evasion continues unabated. Tax evaders are still being convicted with the help of purchased data CDs as well as other storage media, thereby providing federal and state authorities with significant additional income. It would therefore be very wrong for tax evaders to think themselves safe. The data is carefully evaluated by tax investigators. Moreover, the automatic exchange of financial information involving numerous former tax havens began this year. The chances of tax evasion being detected by the authorities has once again gone up as a result of this.

Provided they submit a voluntary declaration on time, it is still possible for tax evaders to avoid criminal prosecution and the threat of a conviction. Having said that, the voluntary declaration needs to have been submitted before the authorities discover the tax evasion. In addition, the voluntary declaration needs to be both complete and error free for it to be effective. To this end, all of the information from the past ten years that is relevant from a tax perspective, among other things, has to be disclosed to the competent tax office.

Without expert assistance, it is almost impossible for a layperson to satisfy the strict requirements set by the legislature. Anybody who nonetheless attempts to prepare a voluntary declaration on their own or with the help of standard templates is taking a substantial risk, it generally not being possible to outline the complex processes in this way and even small errors potentially resulting in the voluntary declaration failing. Should it come to this, there is still the risk of a conviction for tax evasion despite the voluntary declaration.

Those who do not wish to take this risk can turn to lawyers and tax advisors who are versed in the field of tax law. They can accurately assess and give an account of the complex issues and in doing so prepare a custom voluntary declaration which is tailored to the case in question. In the event of a voluntary declaration succeeding, there is no longer any reason to fear further sanctions.

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