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Laser sensor LAH-G1 – optical distance sensors with measurement value display

Laser sensor LAH-G1 - optical distance sensors with measurement value display

The analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 is setting new standards in optical distance measurement. Thanks to its sophisticated CMOS line sensor, the LAH-G1 series gives particularly precise measurements with a resolution of up to 0.5 μm. Moreover, the series has a measurement frequency of 5 kHz and a low linearity error (< +/-0.1% of the measurement range) and is thus extremely well suited to highly dynamic processes. The LAH-G1 stands out from the other laser sensors on the market in this class thanks to its all-in-one concept. Thus, the control unit and measurement value display are integrated in the sensor head. There are four variants, covering the measurement ranges 30 +/- 4 mm, 50 +/- 10 mm, 85 +/- 20 mm and 120 +/- 60 mm. The visible red light semiconductor class 2 laser can be aligned with pinpoint accuracy to measure the distance from an object. The LAH-G1 is particularly light and suitable for the assembly of moving elements thanks to its compact shape and its plastic casing strengthened with glass fibre with protection class IP67. As well as its voltage output signal (0…10 V) and current output signal (4…20 mA), the analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 has additional functions, such as: timing, triggering, remote interlock, laser control, limit and zero-point setting and offset adjustment. The laser can be configured using the sensor“s intuitive control element directly on the device. For more information please visit: http://www.waycon.biz/products/laser-sensors/

WayConPositionsmesstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution: from high-quality sensors from the standard range to customer-specific solutions, from prototype to series production – for the most varied applications in industry and research. The products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

Company-Contact
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: 089-67-9713-0
E-Mail: info@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

Press
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: +49 89 679713-0
E-Mail: presse@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

Computer Information Telecommunications

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Live! G&D implements the broadcast feature for Tally Lights

Guntermann und Drunck GmbH will be giving the first presentation of the new GPIO function live and in action at the IBC 2017. It enables you to transmit relevant Tally Light information to a remote work station and to indicate the active „on air“ system.

G&D Matrix systems give several users access simultaneously on one and the same or on different computers in studios or OB vans. What about if the computer is „live“ on a programme and a producer is making undesired changes on this system? The big advantage – that the computers are externalised by KVM and various systems can be made flexibly accessible – has until now had one disadvantage: the on-air signal on the remote computer, typically in the form of a Tally Light, so additional technology and much expense was required to also show this at the workplace. So it was not only the distance that needed bridging, but the tally controller also needed to know on which computer the user was situated.

G&D has developed a specially customised function for such cases to transfer the GPIO status. The GPIO changer also makes technical installation easier. So tally switch states are transmitted from the computer via the KVM matrix and the information is made available to the user at the console. The connected „ON AIR“ light informs the producer when a computer is live on a programme.

Benefit: The Tally information (or any other GPIO information) is available to the user at any time when operating remote computers and switching to CPUs – and it is available before switching to a „live machine“ because the status is shown by a signal at the work station, as well as on the OSD and in the computer“s selection menu.

If several producers are working simultaneously on one system, the „on air“ signal ensures that they don“t make undesired changes on a live computer.

G&D will be presenting the GPIO changer and many other product innovations that allow you to link typical broadcast equipment with IT at IBC 2017, 15-19 September, hall 1, stand B10.

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.

Contact
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH
Jochen Bauer
Obere Leimbach 9
57074 Siegen
Phone: 004927123872-100
Fax: 004927123872-120
E-Mail: sales@gdsys.de
Url: http://www.gdsys.de

Engineering

Heinrich GEORG Maschinenfabrik: New slitting line for Eisen + Stahl Service Center

High efficiency through short non-productive times

Heinrich GEORG Maschinenfabrik: New slitting line for Eisen + Stahl Service Center

GEORG slitting lines excel in terms of winding accuracy; photo shows a plant, delivered in the past

GEORG has received an order to manufacture and supply a new slitting line to the German steel service center E + S Eisen + Stahl Service GmbH. With the new line, the Mannheim-based company will be adding the sale of slit strip out of its own facilities to its portfolio, thus taking another important step towards metal product processing in addition to trading.

Eisen + Stahl sells steel, stainless steel and aluminum sheet and plate, which the company cuts in its own facilities to the sizes demanded by its customers. To date, slit strip ordered by customers has been sourced from third parties. With the new slitting line supplied by GEORG, Eisen + Stahl will in the future be able to slit the strip at its own facilities in Mannheim. Thus the company will be able to cater to call-off orders much more flexibly. Additionally, the new line will reduce the company“s dependency on third-party supplies.

The new line will be designed to handle up to 1,650 mm wide and up to 5 mm thick steel strip, or up to 2 mm thick strip in stainless grades. It will be able to produce up to 30 slit coils from one mother coil at speeds of up to 400 m/min. The new line will be designed to optionally pay the strip off from above or below. Thus slitting can be performed with the inside or outside coil surface up, whatever may be requested by the customer.

Thanks to the high degree of automation, the GEORG slitting line will have much shorter non-productive times than traditional lines. For example, removal of the slit coils from the recoiler and placement of the coils on the payoff reel will take place synchronically. Any knife changes that may be necessary will also be performed in the process.

The scrap chopper features GEORG“s „shimless tooling“ technology, which dispenses with the necessity to insert shims while the knives are being reground.

The automatic, patented CNC-based system for arranging the separators saves setup times. While in the past, the separator discs used to be installed manually, this system now automatically sets the separator discs precisely at the correct positions, without any manual intervention. With four separator shafts in place, the new machine achieves optimally wound coils.

Against the backdrop of high energy costs, GEORG will equip the machine with highly energy-efficient motors and drives. Certain plant components, such as the brake rollers, will be operated in generator mode, allowing them to feed excessive energy into a link.

Axel Sturm, Head of Sales of GEORG“s Finishing Lines division, emphasizes that the lines made by GEORG are of interest not only for the big strip producers: „The order for E + S demonstrates that investing in quality-equipment from GEORG also pays for small and medium-size businesses. Last but not least the high degree of automation and proven longevity make our machines extremely attractive for steel producers and steel service centers as well.“

Dominik Naber, Managing Director of E + S, explains why he decided to buy a GEORG slitting line: „GEORG equipment is known for excellent precision, short non-productive times and long lifetimes. Of course, also costs mattered. But considering its overall duration of service, the new machine also provided major advantages in terms of total cost of ownership.“

The new line is expected to start producing at the E + S facilities in Mannheim in September 2018.

About EISEN + STAHL Service Center GmbH

Eisen + Stahl Service GmbH, based in Mannheim, Germany, is an owner-managed steel trading company looking back on more than 40 years of business. The family-owned company sells sheets, plates and slit strip made of hot or cold-rolled, hot-dip galvanized or zinc-plated steels, stainless steel grades or aluminum, in standard or customized sizes.

The current facilities include as key assets a cut-to-length line for 6,000-mm-long sheets, a recoiling plant and a fully automatic plate shear. Its extensive stock of items stored over an area of more 10,000 square meters allows E + S to instantly deliver products to customers all over Europe.

The company is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

About Heinrich GEORG Maschinenfabrik

GEORG is a business partner worldwide well-reputed for reliable and powerful high-tech mechanical engineering solutions. The company“s cutting-edge finishing lines and machine tools as well as production lines, machines and equipment for the transformer industry are in operation in numerous renowned companies around the world.

The various product areas of the family-owned company, which employs more than 450 people and is now in its third generation, cater to most diverse markets and customers throughout the world. The company structure is based on a divisional setup, with three divisions acting on the market as independent profit centers.

The divisions GEORG Finishing Lines, GEORG Transformer Lines and GEORG Machine Tools are supported by the company“s own manufacturing facilities at the headquarters in Kreuztal, Germany. The GEORG Corporate Services division completes the portfolio with a wide range of value adding services. The company maintains a worldwide network of sales and service branches to be within easy reach for its international customers.

GEORG Finishing Lines

The Finishing Lines division manufactures a wide range of slitting and cut-to-length lines as well as multi-blanking, side trimming, inspection, recoiling and packaging lines and high-precision heavy-duty roller levelers. The lines provide long-term efficiency, as they are characterized by very short setup times, ease of operation, low HR requirements and perfect, process-controlled operation.

For more information please visit www.georg.com

Company-Contact
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
Phone: +49.2732.779-539
Fax: +49.2732.779-39171
E-Mail: thomas.kleb@georg.com
Url: http://www.georg.com

Press
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Politics Law Society

Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

Submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion while you still can

A voluntary declaration leading to immunity for tax evasion needs to be tailored to the exact circumstances of a given case. Only then can voluntary declaration actually lead to immunity.

A lot of tax evaders have already taken advantage of the opportunity to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity. While the number of voluntary declarations has dropped significantly since the requirements associated with voluntary disclosure became more stringent as of January 1, 2015, it is still a viable option. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that for a voluntary declaration to be capable of leading to immunity, it needs fulfil various criteria. It has to be submitted on time, i.e. before the tax evasion is detected by the authorities, complete and free from errors.

It is only when these criteria have been fulfilled that a voluntary declaration can lead to immunity. It is still assumed that untaxed income is being concealed from the exchequer in foreign accounts, e.g. in Switzerland, Austria as well as in other former tax havens. However, the risk of these illicit funds being discovered has increased appreciably, not least due to the automatic exchange of financial information among more than 100 countries. For tax dodgers with illicit funds in foreign accounts, this means that they need to take action if they still wish to submit a voluntary declaration and return to a state of tax compliance.

In order for a voluntary declaration to be complete, it must include all information that is relevant from a tax perspective from the past ten years and disclose this to the competent tax office. That is why it is important to carefully consider each individual case; there is no standard solution when it comes to voluntary disclosure. Those who nonetheless forego qualified assistance when preparing a voluntary declaration and attempt to do so on their own or with the help of standard templates are taking a substantial risk that the voluntary declaration is incomplete and will thus fail. Should it come to this, there is still the very real prospect of a conviction for tax evasion despite the voluntary declaration. The latter can then only have a mitigating effect similar to a confession.

To prevent this from happening, lawyers who are experienced in the field of tax law ought to be tasked with preparing the voluntary declaration. They are able to carry out a detailed assessment of each individual case and know what information and documents need to be included in the voluntary declaration for it to be capable of leading to immunity.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/tax-law/voluntary-disclosure.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.

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Computer Information Telecommunications

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec Further Extends Application Areas for Robust and Flexible POS-Line Series

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec extend the temperature range of their industrial POS-Line series to -25° to +65°C

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – has extended the operating temperature range of their industrial POS-Line monitors, now from -25°C up to +65°C. In combination with the front-end IP protection of up to IP65, they are ideal for use in harsh industrial and digital signage environments such as process and data visualization in production and logistic buildings, or digital signs in public areas. „The proven product family of 15 to 25 inch monitors combines the newest technology with the latest, most appealing design for a perfect solution, thus serving any user looking for a rugged metal housing, reliability in operation, and a choice of controller and front options for different fields of application,“ explained Daniel Fichter, R&D Project Manager at Distec GmbH. In addition to robust design, the industrial monitors provide an elegant, low weight aluminum housing, simplified installation without any mounting angles, and PCAP multi-touch technology for 10-finger operation.

Flexible through Modularity

The lightweight aluminum housing of the POS-Line provides a robust, high-quality powdered surface. The modular setup allows an optimal front end option according to the application and mounting conditions. In addition to suitable front plates or frames, Distec also supplies a 19-inch rack mount or frames with true-flat glass, providing the perfect solution whether users prefer to integrate the monitors into their machines, furniture or walls, or use them as desktop monitors. The monitors and front options are also available in combination with an anti-glare safety glass or a touch sensor. Depending on the application, the POS-Line series can be equipped with a robust, resistive touch, which even allows glove operations, or with a sensitive 10-finger PCAP multi-touch. With the right touch, the monitor becomes interactive and suitable for use as an industrial HMI device. The high transparency of the touch sensors, in combination with the anti-reflective safety glass, leads to a first-class picture impression while offering a high degree of security.

Powerful TFT Controllers Prolong Life Cycles

Distec develops their own TFT controllers in order to become independent of the often short life cycles of Asian controllers. With the PrismaMEDIA-ECO video board, Distec offers DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA interfaces, in addition to serial interfaces (e.g. RS232), which are broadly used in the industry. For the lower range of performance, Distec delivers the powerful computer platform Raspberry, with various benefits. A modern and energy-saving Atom-Baytrail architecture with 4 CPU cores meets medium requirements. The high-performance range covers the latest Core i5/i7 CPUs. Passive cooling, a wide operating voltage range and two LAN interfaces are essential features of the monitor. On request, Distec installs a Windows operating system ex-factory. All PC solutions have 4GB working memory and offer a fast and large 128GB mSATA hard drive memory space.

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

Company-Contact
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
Phone: +49 89 89 43 63 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.distec.de

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

Science Research Technology

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

CoreTechnologie launches new Software Tool

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

New Software for CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering (Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

The innovation team of the German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) has developed a new module for the 3D_Evolution series for CAD collision testing, which is specifically tailored to machine and plant engineering needs.

Precision and User Friendliness

The CAD collision calculation with the new tool takes place on the exact B-Rep descriptions, so that a precise distinction can be made between contact and penetration. This precision of the calculation in machine and plant construction was previously missing in the solutions available on the market and was the reason for the development of the new software.

The new tool avoids the fact that calculations on triangulated, only approximate models, indicate collisions that are not present in reality and in close examination. 3D_Evolution eliminates this unnecessary and impractical effect by means of a precise calculation on the exact geometry description of the CAD models and thus only indicates collisions that are actually present in reality.

Since collision analyzes are usually based on very large amounts of data, the multiprocessor calculation of the DMU Inspector software offers enormous advantages in terms of performance.

The tool is easy to use and easy to understand. In this way, the CAD collisions found can be opened directly from a list in the 3D viewer, whereby the collision areas are marked by curves and displayed very clearly. Filter functions and the tracking of collisions as well as a sophisticated reporting are designed for seamless collaboration of the design teams.

The calculation can be carried out on all standard CAD formats such as CATIA, Siemens NX, Creo as well as STEP, JT and PLMXML so that the software can be used immediately in any PLM environment without a complex integration.

Collision Avoidance

Especially in the field of machine and plant engineering, it is important to ensure already in the design phase that collisions are avoided before the assembly of the machine on site. Particularly when machines and plants are assembled abroad, manufacturers are oftentimes faced with expensive delays to fix unnecessary collisions, which now can be avoided with the new software.

For further information, please visit www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Company-Contact
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
Url: http://www.coretechnologie.com

Press
PR Solutions by Melanie Schacker
Melanie Schacker
Am Nonnenhof 55
60435 Frankfurt/Main
Phone: 0049 69 95 20 8991
Fax: 0049 69 95 20 8992
E-Mail: presse@pr-schacker.de
Url: http://www.pr-schacker.de

Business Economy Finances

A quick headstart

De Soet Consulting offers Business Center with everything a company could possibly need

The concept of a Business Center has become very popular and common the past few years – for a good reason. Whether as a short term or a long term solution, the offices are completely equipped with a perfect office infrastructure and high qualified employees.

This opportunity can give young entrepreneurs a quick headstart in the industry, especially compared to competitors who rather build up their own office first. Entrepreneurs who decide to rent office space at a Business Center have a lot of possiblities. They can choose from a broad range of high-quality equipment, different office sizes and help from experienced staff on demand without hiring anybody. The obvious benefits are the big savings and it helps the entrepreneur to focus on the actual business rather than on which desk to buy.

This is a perfect solution if you want to expand your business to a different region, for example Switzerland. It is simple, uncomplicated and cheap. You don’t have any launching costs, no investments and a flexible term of lease. Rieta de Soet, the CEO of De Soet Consulting in Switzerland says, the availability of offices in a Business Center is a great benefit for companies coming from abroad also, because they get all the help they need from the employees who speak the local language and know the country, culture and costums.

Furthermore De Soet Consulting offers an individual telephone service, backoffice, marketing service, translating services, conference rooms and helps building up your marketing organization.

No matter what your needs are, De Soet Consulting offers a personal and professional service to absolutely amazing prices, says Dr. Fabian de Soet.

De Soet Consulting ist eine Beratungsgesellschaft mit einem Team von Betriebswirten, Steuerberatern, Marketing- und Unternehmensberatern, die über eine 20-jährige Beratungserfahrung verfügen. De Soet Consulting betreut weltweit in Amerika, Asien und Europa Kunden, die ihren bisherigen Standort verlagern oder eine neue Firma gründen wollen. De Soet Consulting bietet Komplettlösungen für Unternehmen an, die ihren Standort verlegen oder einen neuen Standort gründen wollen.

Contact
De Soet Consulting
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 36 00
E-Mail: pr@news-channel.ch
Url: http://www.desoet.ch

Automotive Traffic

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars is now available for Ferrari 488 Spider

As of now, the SmartTOP soft top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is also available for the Ferrari 488 Spider. The retrofit cabriolet module allows the opening and closing of the roof via the car key.

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars is now available for Ferrari 488 Spider

SmartTOP add-on roof top control by Mods4cars for Ferrari 488 Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – August 10, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP roof module for the Ferrari 488 Spider is now available. The newest development from the company Mods4cars provides crafty additional functions thereby facilitating the everyday use of the convertible. „With the new SmartTOP for Ferrari 488, we now support 5 Ferrari models,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. For Ferrari models 360, F430 Spider, California and 458 Spider SmartTOP modules are already offered.

The SmartTOP soft top control is retrofitted in the vehicle. After installation, the roof can be opened and closed from a distance using the existing car key. Pressing a key combination on the existing remote control activates the convertibles top movement. „This allows our customers to open their convertible tops while they are moving towards their vehicle,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. There is no need to change the remote control for this function.

In addition, one-touch operation of the convertible top is also made possible while driving. With the installed SmartTOP module, only a tap on the soft top button in the interior is required. The convertible top movement is then executed automatically. This saves time and the driver has both hands back on the steering wheel quicker.

The SmartTOP provides additional features: position of the windows can be determined after the convertibles top movement. All windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. The functions can be configured according to personal requirements.

Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertible top movement. Thanks to a USB port attached to the SmartTOP module, it can be connected to the local PC and programmed. Programming can also be done directly in the vehicle.

A plug-and-play cable kit included in delivery provides for easy installation. The connection between the SmartTOP module and the vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging in the perfectly fitting connectors. No cables are cut through, which means that a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

The company Mods4cars has been producing its smart cabriolet modules since 2002. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. SmartTOP soft top controls are also available for the Ferrari models 360 Spider, F430 Spider, 458 Spider and California.

The comfort control for the Ferrari 488 Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/40l4XqC7n5s

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

Politics Law Society

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing claims to a compulsory portion

If close relatives of a testator are excluded from inheriting in a will or contract of inheritance, they are still entitled to their share of the statutory compulsory portion.

The rules of intestate succession regulate inheritance claims brought by the relatives of the testator. First and foremost, it is the spouse and the testator“s own children who inherit first. If the testator prepares a will or contract of inheritance, he is not bound by the rules of intestate succession. His testamentary freedom allows him to designate other heirs. Notwithstanding this, the close relatives who are entitled to inherit by law do not normally come away empty-handed under these circumstances either. They are entitled to a compulsory portion of the estate. We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte note that this generally amounts to half of the statutory share of the inheritance.

Thus, in order to determine the exact amount of the compulsory portion, one must first check what share those entitled to the compulsory portion would have in the estate under the rules of intestate succession. In calculating claims to the compulsory portion, it is equally important to assess the value of the estate. Those entitled to the compulsory portion are entitled to have the heir provide them with information pertaining to the value of the estate. Additionally, claims supplementing the compulsory portion can also arise, e.g. in the event that the testator gave gifts during his lifetime which reduce the value of the estate. However, this only applies to gifts that were given no more than ten years prior to the testator“s death. These gifts can be included in the value of the estate and thus influence the extent of the compulsory portion.

Should the testator wish to prevent either his spouse or offspring from the obtaining the compulsory portion, this is only possible under very strict conditions. Divesting those entitled to the compulsory portion of the compulsory portion is only possible if they can be accused of serious wrongdoing vis-à-vis the testator. This is the case, for example, if the person entitled to the compulsory portion seeks to kill the testator or is guilty of another serious criminal offence.

When it comes to inheritances, it is not uncommon for legal disputes to arise. Lawyers who are experienced in the field of succession law can serve testators, heirs and persons entitled to a compulsory portion as qualified go-to advisers.

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