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HELP JOSELITO! – New Therapies for an Autistic Child

HELP JOSELITO! - New Therapies for an Autistic Child

An autistic boy in Mexico, an overwhelmed family looking for help, a Frenchman with a vision: these are the ingredients of Dr. Jean Weinfeld’s therapy crowdfunding project „HELP JOSELITO!“. Yet its continuation depends on supporters searched on https://www.gofundme.com/help-joselito-an-autistic-child. Joselito’s innovative therapy has already given astonishing results, it can also help other autistic children – but now it needs financial support.

Joselito’s therapy experiment started in late 2014. Dr. Jean Weinfeld developed an extensive and original therapy concept, in which he included a psychologist and a rhythm therapist in Mexico. First, a pragmatic therapy fosters Joselito’s motor and cognitive abilities in everyday life. Second, an aesthetic-sensorial therapy helps Joselito to open up and communicate with the outside world through lyrical stimuli that aim to „surprise“ his senses. Dr. Jean Weinfeld recorded both project and therapy concept in a book written in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and German. The book and its free e-book version of „HELP JOSELITO! A Health and Therapy Project for a Mexican Autistic Child“ were released in February by GRIN Publishing.

Achievements of the therapy program for autistic children

Joselito (Jose Guillermo Águila Guerrero) suffers under an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The program designed for him can be yet applied to other persons with a Pervasive Development Disorder. For instance Dr. Jean Weinfeld tried a concept variant with an Asperger child.

The program focuses on creativity and expressivity, to which speech also belongs. Success was first reached by classical speech training. Joselito trains his motor abilities and coordination by a combined movement, rhythm and music therapy, also by dance, drum and piano playing. This enabled him to interact in a playful way with other people and to get along with his life – without stress or constraint. Now, the aesthetic-sensorial part of the therapy concept includes excursions. Numerous pictures and videos document Joselito’s therapy successful results on https://www.facebook.com/Help-Joselito-1722097254768537/

However, without the help of donors Dr. Weinfeld and Joselito’s therapists cannot pursue their work on this concept. Help them to help! https://www.gofundme.com/help-joselito-an-autistic-child

The author and initiator

Dr. Jean Weinfeld, the author and founder of the project „HELP JOSELITO!“, has been working for decades in the field of cross-cultural education. Born in France Dr. Weinfeld now lives in Germany; he already published several specialist books in French, German and Spanish. Dr. Weinfeld travels regularly to Mexico to continue and expand this therapeutic program on the spot together with the therapists. Suggestions and comments related to this program are most welcome.

Der GRIN Verlag publiziert seit 1998 akademische eBooks und Bücher. Wir veröffentlichen alle wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten: Hausarbeiten, Bachelorarbeiten, Masterarbeiten, Dissertationen, Fachbücher uvm.

Kontakt
GRIN Verlag / Open Publishing GmbH
Janine Linke
Nymphenburger Str. 86
80636 München
+49-(0)89-550559-27
presse@grin.com
http://www.grin.com

Environment Energy

Photovoltaics in South Africa: meteocontrol supplies monitoring system

Modular monitoring and control system for commercial rooftop projects

Photovoltaics in South Africa: meteocontrol supplies monitoring system

(Source: @ Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd.)

Augsburg, 3/21/2017 – South Africa is increasingly focusing on renewable energies. By 2020, solar energy is forecast to expand to over 5.7 gigawatts. meteocontrol GmbH, one of the world’s leading companies for PV monitoring, offers a manufacturer-independent monitoring and control system for solar systems of all sizes with the blue’Log X series and the VCOM virtual control room. In cooperation with Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, meteocontrol has recently equipped four rooftop systems in South Africa with the monitoring system.

Due to the sharp rise in energy demand, the South African energy market has been confronted with bottlenecks for years. The main source of energy has always been coal. In order to ensure energy security and reduce emissions, the country’s government would like to focus more strongly on renewable energies in the future, especially on wind power and solar energy. Through numerous tenders within the framework of the „Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme“ (REIPPPP) and the high expansion target of 8.3 gigawatts by 2030, South Africa has strengthened its position as a PV growth market.

A professional monitoring system is required to ensure the smooth operation and maximum energy yield of PV systems. meteocontrol is one of the leading suppliers thereof and implements projects of all sizes throughout the world. The modular system of the blue’Log X series, which is tailored to individual systems, in combination with the VCOM virtual control room, reliably monitors solar systems, optimizes on-site energy consumption, and controls grid feed-in management. „This leads to a considerable reduction in terms of the time and cost expended on operation management. Furthermore, thanks to remote access, significantly fewer on-site operations are required,“ explains Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol.

Together with the South African EPC partner Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS), meteocontrol has implemented this monitoring functionality in four rooftop systems in Cape Town and Bloemfontein with a total output of around 1,400 kilowatts. The project team has equipped one of the solar systems with Power Control for implementation of the zero percent grid feed-in (zero feed-in). The data loggers of the blue’Log-X series are compatible with current inverter manufacturers and enable reliable interaction for remote configuration and live values. Thaine Sasman, Head of Operations & Maintenance at Sustainable Power Solutions, is happy about the collaboration with meteocontrol: „At SPS we pride ourselves in realising optimal plant performance through effective monitoring and analysis of our solar project portfolio. The meteocontrol hardware and VCOM platform enables SPS a new level of performance excellence through these sophisticated tools and collaborative company support.“

meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Chicago (U.S.A.), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain) and Milan (Italy) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40 years of expertise in renewable energy systems and has so far been involved in projects with a total investment volume of more than 13 billion Euros. In addition, meteocontrol is the market leader for professional remote monitoring of PV systems. meteocontrol monitors around 41,000 PV systems around the globe with a total power of over 11 GWp. meteocontrol is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited.
Further information: www.meteocontrol.com

Firmenkontakt
meteocontrol GmbH
Barbara Koreis
Spicherer Str. 48
86157 Augsburg
+49 821 34 666-40
+49 821 34 666-11
b.koreis@meteocontrol.com
http://www.meteocontrol.com

Pressekontakt
epr-elsaesser public relations
Andrea Schneider
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
+49 821 450879-18
+49 821 450879-20
as@epr-online.com
http://epr-online.com

Politics Law Society

Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for vertical price-fixing agreements

Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for vertical price-fixing agreements

Bundeskartellamt imposes fines for vertical price-fixing agreements

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany“s Federal Cartel Office, has concluded the final proceedings in relation to price fixing in the food industry and, according to its own statements, imposed fines totalling around 18 million euros

GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: According to its own statements, the Bundeskartellamt“s investigations into vertical price-fixing in the food industry are among the costliest fine proceedings that the Office has conducted to date. With the final three proceedings having since also been concluded and fines imposed, the investigations that began in January of 2010 are now over.

The Bundeskartellamt had investigated illicit price-fixing agreements between manufacturers and trading companies concerning confectionary goods, coffee, animal food, beer as well as personal care products. In the last three proceedings, fines were imposed against merchants on account of illegal price-fixing arrangements pertaining to various beer products. According to information released by the Bundeskartellamt on December 15, 2016, the companies concerned can still appeal before the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf [Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf].

In the case in question, information from the Bundeskartellamt indicates that a total of 38 individual fines have been imposed against 27 companies due to vertical price-fixing agreements. The total sum of these fines amounts to around 260 million euros.

In the case of vertical arrangements, prices are fixed between manufacturers and trading companies. This primarily affects consumers, as price-fixing agreements hinder fair competition and thus violate antitrust law.

These kinds of violations of antitrust law can be met with severe sanctions, as the fines issued demonstrate. That being said, fines are not the only possible consequence; the cartelists could be faced with damages claims or additional repercussions under criminal law as well. Should this be the case, it is also possible for the executive bodies of companies involved in illegal arrangements to be held liable.

Violations of antitrust law do not have to be nearly as blatant as in the case of illegal price-fixing agreements. Even seemingly insignificant contractual clauses can give rise to an infringement and result in appropriate consequences. It is therefore advisable to have agreements examined by competent lawyers, including with a view to any consequences under antitrust law. Appropriate legal advice is also called for if violations of antitrust law or competition law have already occurred and claims need to be seen off or enforced.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/antitrust-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

Rehm to unveil a new-look stand at SMT

In addition to technological innovations, the mechanical engineering company will also reveal its new-look stand design in Nuremberg

Rehm to unveil a new-look stand at SMT

Rehm product portfolio

Under the slogan „Turn Vision into Reality“, Rehm Thermal Systems will exhibit innovative system solutions at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging from 16 to 18 May 2017 in Nuremberg. These include several newly-developed systems, e.g. for contact soldering, cold function testing and conformal coating applications. In the area of smart data and networking, Rehm will present the new ViCON software with touch-screen interface. Technological innovations are just some of the highlights that visitors can look forward to. This year Rehm will also unveil a brand-new exhibition stand design. Come and see us in Hall 4A, Booth 100, our exhibition team is looking forward to your visit!

Rehm will be showcasing the following equipment and tools at SMT 2017:

VisionXP+: Our best-in-class system for reflow convection soldering with or without a vacuum is now even more efficient! At SMT we will present the highlights of further development of the VisionXP+, for example, the use of new EC fan motors, which not only are quieter and more sustainable, but also enable comprehensive operation data collection, a more effective cooling line and design tweaks.

VisionXC: It is important for any electronics manufacturer to achieve high quality in assembly production, even at low throughput. The compactness of the VisionXC, which brings together all important technological features in the smallest of space, is impressive. The systems of the VisionX series also have ViCON software with new features and a modern user interface.

ViCON: Rehm has developed with ViCON an innovative solution for easy operability and optimal traceability in the VisionX series. The software can, for example, monitor all values that have changed, or collect and statistically evaluate alarms in order to avoid errors and to optimize machine settings.

CondensoXC: The CondensoXC has a compact structure due to the innovative processing chamber and is high on performance. Thanks to the patented injection principle, exactly the right quantity of Galden® is supplied for optimal profiling. Because of the closed-loop filter system, the medium can be recovered and filtered virtually 100 %. The system is fully suitable for vacuum and has an integrated process recorder – for optimal traceability.

Nexus: The new vacuum soldering oven Nexus is ideal for pore- and flux-free soldering at up to 450 °C free with a variety of process gases. The wet-chemical activation with formic acid is available as an option. It is possible to use lead-free or lead-containing preforms and pastes. Contact soldering is used in advanced packaging and power electronics.

Securo Minus: Rehm has developed the Securo range to analyse the reliability of sensitive electronics under extreme temperatures. Securo Minus is used for reliable cold function tests and checks the suitability of electronic components at winter temperatures among other things. The electronic components are exposed to cold air or nitrogen at low temperatures of up to -55 °C in the system.

Protecto: Our Protecto for selective conformal coating protects sensitive electronic assemblies from damage by corrosion or other environmental influences such as humidity, chemicals or dust. We will be presenting a variety of system options for different application areas and manufacturing environments at the exhibition. They all have absolutely reliable and accurate coating in common – for the best results!

We look forward to meeting you. Come and visit our new-look exhibition stand in Hall 4A, Booth 100.

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Kontakt
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
07344 9606 746
07344 9606 525
ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
http://www.rehm-group.com

Automotive Traffic

Optical Gigabit Ethernet Becomes IEEE Standard

KDPOF Welcomes New IEEE 802.3bv(TM) Specification for Robust and Reliable Optical Data Transmission in Automotive Applications

Optical Gigabit Ethernet Becomes IEEE Standard

KDPOF provides Gigabit Ethernet over POF connectivity according to the IEEE 802.3bv(TM) Specificatio

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – welcomes IEEE’s publication of the new standard amendment for 1000 Mb/s Ethernet operation over plastic optical fiber. As an amendment to the IEEE 802.3™ standard, IEEE Std 802.3bv(TM) for gigabit Ethernet over POF defines physical layer specifications and management parameters for automotive, industrial, and home networking applications utilizing POF. „Increasingly, automotive and industrial networks are migrating towards Ethernet,“ stated Bob Grow, chair, IEEE P802.3bv Gigabit Ethernet Over Plastic Optical Fiber Task Force. „With POF already in use in automobiles and other vehicles, IEEE 802.3bv provides a robust and reliable media option for Ethernet automotive networks.“

KDPOF technology entirely fulfills the preconditions of the new IEEE amendment, providing reliable and proven solutions for automotive applications. Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, commented: „With the recently announced sampling in 2017 of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver, we perfectly meet the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time.“ The transceiver is optimized for low power and small footprint and transmits data at 1000/100 Mbps on standard SI-POF, MC-POF, or PCS, according to 1000BASE-RH (IEEE 802.3bv).

Gigabit Ethernet Use Cases

KDPOF technology based on IEEE 802.3bv suits the demands of the POF automotive market, including the following key applications for future automotive networks: communication backbone, smart antenna link, infotainment, Battery Management Systems (BMS), and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The corresponding transceiver device integrates high-speed capabilities in POF ports with a low-cost BOM (Bill of Materials). Its built-in analog interface simplifies connectivity to Fiber Optic Transceivers (FOTs). Examples of products able to incorporate POF ports based on the KD1053 ASSP include ECUs, switches, cameras, and infotainment nodes.

802.3bv-2017 – IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment 9: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1000 Mb/s Operation Over Plastic Optical Fiber for download:
http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/802.3bv-2017.html

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Firmenkontakt
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
support@kdpof.com
http://www.kdpof.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Computer Information Telecommunications

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

Brand new KVM Switch from G&D – when ultra-fast switching is needed for even more safety

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC for the optimisation of high-performance ATC workplaces

The KVM Switch DP1.2-MUX3-ATC facilitates extremely fast switching between computers.

G&D is presenting another new product – the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. Via the KVM switch, ATCOs can operate up to three computers from one workspace (e.g. primary, redundancy and fall-back systems). The high-performance system supports 4K resolution at 60Hz and avoids the short image disturbances usually found at these resolutions when switching. The switcher is especially designed for the demands of ATC – 100% secure round-the-clock operation at top performance.

Compression-free, pixel-perfect, latency-free and loss-free
The new KVM Switch shows its strengths in ATC redundancy concepts. The compression-free system facilitates extremely fast switching. Redundancy and fall-back systems can easily be set up to run parallel to the primary system. In the case of computer malfunction, the user can switch to a redundancy system at the touch of a button – within a fraction of a second. As well as system security, the redundant system also offers the additional benefit that technicians can carry out administration and maintenance in the background without disrupting the work of the ATCO on the primary system. In combination with a KVM extender, the computer signals can be extended, so that pilot computers are blocked locally and operated remotely. Control rooms then enjoy optimal working conditions, without noise or heat emissions.

Mission-critical features for more safety
Especially designed for air traffic control, the KVM Switch boasts mission-critical features such as SNMP and monitoring for the active health management of system components, as well as redundant power supply. The user-friendly screen-freeze function holds its own in the case of a signal disruption. This feature „freezes“ the last received image in case the video signal fails. A semi-transparent red frame signifies this status. This means that the ATCO isn“t left looking at a black screen in case of emergency, rather has access to static information and a timer. Security concepts for automatic switching and external activation concepts are also available. These allow the system to be linked to further concepts to guarantee absolute reliability.

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.

Weitere Informationen:
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Dortmunder Straße 4a
D-57234 Wilnsdorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 100
Fax: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 120
http://www.gdsys.de
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de

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

Politics Law Society

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Reviewing franchise agreements

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Reviewing franchise agreements

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Reviewing franchise agreements

The key arrangements between franchisees and franchisors are set out in the franchise agreement. For this reason, both parties ought to closely scrutinize this document.

GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: Various different fields of law play a role when it comes to franchise law. It is equally important to take into account statutory provisions from commercial law as it is to consider aspects of competition law, antitrust law and employment law. It is therefore advisable to obtain comprehensive, interdisciplinary legal advice from a single source. Furthermore, the arrangements between the parties laid out in the franchise agreement should be prepared in as much detail as possible and reviewed. As a law firm with expertise in a wide range of fields within commercial law, GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte can assume responsibility for reviewing the arrangements set out in the franchise agreement and ensure that the final agreement satisfies both parties.

There are no legal requirements for franchise agreements, unlike in the case of e.g. rental or purchase agreements. Thus, it is all the more crucial for the key arrangements to be drafted in as much detail as possible and in doing so avoid any room for interpretation. In particular, aspects such as the duration, territorial protection, merchandizing as well as the terms relating to the expiry or termination of the agreement need to be clarified.

In the case of franchise relationships, the franchisor is generally viewed as the stronger party due to their advantage in knowledge vis-à-vis the franchisee. That is why the franchisor is subject to obligations requiring it to disclose specific information, e.g. concerning the workings of the franchise system. However, the legislature has to date failed to flesh out the franchisor“s duties to provide information. Notwithstanding this, the franchisor is not allowed to pique interest in collaboration using economic figures that are completely unrealistic and thus give rise to false expectations on the part of potential franchise partners. This kind of approach can ultimately result in the franchisee being able to assert claims for damages.

To avoid legal disputes from the outset, the opportunities and expectations ought to be reviewed realistically and the rights and obligations of the parties to the contract carefully defined. Experienced lawyers can be consulted to ensure that the partnership“s development satisfies both sides by competently and fairly drafting agreements.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/commercial-law/franchise-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

Computer Information Telecommunications

KVM: powerful partner to the ATC industry

Systems from G&D serve as an invisible wingman – powerful and efficient

KVM: powerful partner to the ATC industry

KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG-MC4 for perfect video transmission, pixel by pixel up to 8K at 60 Hz.

Hardly any control room application is as sensitive as air traffic control. For their responsible tasks air traffic controllers rely on computer-assisted structures in the background. These systems, however, must be 100% safe, robust and designed for around-the-clock operation. KVM technology has become an integral part of IT infrastructures. It extends and switches computer signals thus allowing the remote operation of computer technology or the real-time access to several computers. Over the last decades, the German KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck GmbH has always put a special focus on ATC applications. The long-standing cooperation with many well-known ANSPs resulted in the development of many KVM products and features specifically tailored to the requirements of the ATC industry – with uncompressed or compressed data transmission at full performance and best video resolutions up to 4K @ 60 Hz and even 8K @ 60 Hz.

DP1.2-VisionXG – an extender system of superlatives
The KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG extends computer signals via optical fibres at a distance of up to 10,000 m and provides uncompressed, loss-free and latency-free data transfer – pixel by pixel for best hand-eye coordination. The dedicated transmission via optical fibres offers sufficient bandwidth for the uncompressed and pixel-perfect transmission of 4K and 8K videos at 60Hz as well as for keyboard/mouse, RS232, USB2.0 and audio signals.

With a high-resolution 4K screen, the workstation can be configured to have a single large monitor that displays multiple ATC applications in different image segments. Thus controllers can concentrate on a single contiguous area and are not distracted by visible monitor frames. Even high-resolution 8K applications are displayed via four video channels – without any loss or latency. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, even highest video resolutions can be extended over long distances. The high-performance system is reliable and best suitable for 24/7 operation – also due to its redundant power supply. Mission-critical features such as the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, SNMP and two network interfaces support technicians and ATCOs in their work.

Recording images for air traffic control: Authentic data due to uncompressed transmission
Like all KVM extenders from G&D, the CPU module of the new DP1.2-VisionXG provides an interface to connect a local workstation, which can be used to record images required for the documentation of air traffic. This also provides legal certainty in case of doubt. Since the images are not compressed when transmitted, the image data transmitted to the workstation corresponds exactly to what is recorded on the computer – the recording therefore also exactly matches the information of the controller.

DP1.2-MUX3-ATC – when ultrafast switching is required
G&D will present another new product at the World ATM Congress 2016 – the new DP1.2-MUX3-ATC. The KVM switch lets ATCOs operate up to three computers from one workstation (e.g. primary, redundancy and fallback system). The compression-free system allows extremely fast switching between computers. On top of this, it is possible to install redundancy and fallback systems running parallel to the primary system. The high-performance system supports 4K solutions at 60 Hz and is especially designed to cater to the needs of the ATC industry, meaning it provides reliable 24/7 operation at full performance.

A variety of 4K devices
Thanks to the cooperation with many international ANSPs and their close connection to the market, G&D“s portfolio includes a whole range of 4K products, such as the KVM switches DP1.2-MUX, DP-MUX and DL-MUX or the extender systems DP1.2-VisonXG, DL-Vision and DP1.2-Vision. The latter uses the improved, in-house HDIP compression technology in the latest development stage, Level 3. This compression mode allows the loss-free transmission of video signals with a resolution of 4K at 60Hz. DP1.2-Vision is fully compatible with digital matrix switches such as the ControlCenter-Digital and the new ControlCenter-Compact, allowing not only the extension, but also the distributed switching of 4K video by matrix switches and is therefore the ideal solution for the remote operation of multiple computers via various, simultaneous workstations. Following G&D“s principle of mix & match, all products as well as their variants are compatible and can be combined with each other.

The new ControlCenter-Compact is available in six expansion levels providing between 8 and 80 dynamic ports, which can be used either as input or as output interfaces. The matrix switch transmits signals either via CAT cables or optical fibres. Mixing these cable types is possible. too. The device 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. A number of user-friendly features for ATCOs round off the matrix system: e.g. the intuitive CrossDisplay-Switching, scenario switching or the push-get function for the integration of video walls, as well as security-relevant functionalities such as monitoring and SNMP. These functions make it much easier for admins to maintain and monitor the devices.

With G&D’s high-performance KVM systems, computers can easily be moved out of towers and control rooms and security-relevant concepts can be established. Disturbances such as developing noise and waste heat are banished from the immediate work environment. At the same time, ATCOs benefit from more space, efficiency and a clearly-arranged workplace while technicians are able to administrate the system from the server room instead of having to disturb the ATCOs in their important tasks.

Unlimited access with KVM-over-IP™
Based on IP structures, the new KVM extender DP-Vision-IP complements G&D“s portfolio and breaks any spatial limitations that existed so far. The system supports DisplayPort video resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz or 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz.Combinations with other G&D systems are also possible thus allowing complex installations with worldwide access.

The long-term commitment of to the ATC sector puts the company in a position to develop the best possible products and functionalities specifically for ANSPs. G&D currently offers the broadest KVM portfolio on the market – also thanks to the new IP systems. Within this portfolio, there are almost no limits of combining the systems.

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.

Weitere Informationen:
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Dortmunder Straße 4a
D-57234 Wilnsdorf

Tel.: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 100
Fax: +49 (0) 27 39 / 89 01 – 120
http://www.gdsys.de
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de

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

Business Economy Finances

Enforce Tac 2017 – WELP Armouring

Enforce Tac 2017 - WELP Armouring

Nuremberg (Germany), 01.03.2017 – 02.03.2017

WELP Armouring celebrated its maiden appearance as an exhibitor at the 2017 Enforce Tac international tradeshow where its latest armoured security solutions were on display. Special focus was placed on the growing demand for armoured vehicles designed to protect swat squads and special
forces.

The company“s presentation of the new F2-TLC700 – an armoured version of the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 – as a police vehicle, and also of the latest developments was met with a highly enthusiastic response from industry-wide fairgoers. WELP Armouring“s FC-TLC700, which is currently being deployed by the police force in the state of Saxony, is available both as a VPAM VR7/BRV2009 and VR9/ BRV2009 and comes with additional special tactical solutions.

The all-new ballistic testing film for the F62-NPC700, an armoured version of the Nissan Patrol Y62, underlined yet again WELP Armouring“s focused commitment to security and the quality demands that come with this.

Enforce Tac fairgoers were also treated to the sight of an armoured vehicle that showed just how severe the VPAM certification requirements are. VPAM certificates are only issued for vehicles which withstand every tested ballistic attack and detonation.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous new and interesting people that we had the privilege of making contact with.

In the not too distant future, IndiKar Individual Karosseriebau GmbH, a member of the „WELP Armouring“ brand, will be holding an in-house exhibition at its Wilkau-Haßlau site titled: Security Forum – Concepts for Inner and Outer Security.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you as a visitor to this exhibition.
Please contact our sales team if interested in attending this event.

WELP Armouring develops and produces customized and armoured vehicles to meet the highest automotive productions standards and cover the highest ballistic levels.

Our certified armouring portfolio entails SUVs, pick-ups, transporter vans and commercial vehicles for every conceivable mission throughout the world.

Customized one-of-a-kind vehicles or exclusive limited editions from German vehicle manufacturers – whatever the requirements are, our armouring solutions are unfailingly produced using certified, high-quality ballistic materials that are monitored by an efficient quality management system.

Kontakt
Farmingtons Automotive GmbH
Ronald Gerschewski; Matthias Reckmann
Beekebreite 18-20
49124 Georgsmarienhütte
+49 (0) 54 01 / 490-0
+49 (0) 54 01 / 42705
info@welp-armouring.com
http://www.welp-armouring.com

Politics Law Society

OLG Dresden: Representation or accompaniment at general meeting of shareholders

OLG Dresden: Representation or accompaniment at general meeting of shareholders

OLG Dresden: Representation or accompaniment at general meeting of shareholders

GmbH shareholders can be represented by a proxy at the general meeting of the shareholders. In addition, it may be permissible according to a ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Dresden [Higher Regional Court of Dresden] for them to bring an adviser along to the meeting.

GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: The general meeting of the shareholders is the main decision-making body within a GmbH. Thus, the right to participate in this meeting represents one of the core rights of membership accorded to shareholders. This right can only be restricted under strict conditions. Furthermore, shareholders generally also have the right to be represented by proxy at the general meeting of the shareholders, unless otherwise stated in the articles of association.

This can, however, often give rise to disputes among the shareholders, particularly when resolutions to the detriment of a shareholder are prepared. The Oberlandesgericht Dresden had to rule on whether it is acceptable for a minority shareholder to be represented by his lawyer and whether he can bring him along as an advisor to the general meeting of the shareholders (Az.: 8 U 347/16).

In the instant case, the shareholders of a GmbH wished to arrive at a decision regarding the redemption of a minority shareholder“s shares as well as the latter“s exclusion. The OLG ruled that whether a shareholder has the right to vote or, as in the present case, is not entitled to vote, this does not affect his right to participate. It held that the right to participate guarantees him the right to be heard and comment on proposed resolutions. Additionally, it ensures that the shareholder is informed about the progress and content of the decision-making process. The Court went on to say that unless the articles of association provide otherwise, the shareholder can be represented by a proxy at the meeting and must issue his representative with a power of attorney for this to happen. Restrictions on the admission of a representative were said to be only permissible in the case of special circumstances or an important, objective justification.

The Court stated that if a shareholder personally attends the meeting, he is, as a matter of principle, not entitled to bring along an advisor, unless this stems from fiduciary duties in relation to the remaining shareholders. This might be the case if serious decisions need to be made and the shareholder lacks the relevant expertise or the shareholder“s legal status is directly concerned, e.g. due to his shares being redeemed.

Having said all of that, it is possible for important arrangements to be agreed in the shareholder agreement or articles of association. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of company law can advise accordingly.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/company-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