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Management of tools and tablets with RFID : EDF Golfech Case Study

Management, Tracking and Control of tools and tablets with RFID in the Energy Industry

Smart RFID Cabinet XL

Nexess was selected by the engineering service of EDF Golfech to provide a RFID solution to manage, track and control their tools and tablets, stored in warehouses across the production site.

This solutions deployed on the engineering service of EDF Golfech, allows service agents responsible for the tools and tablets to have an instant overview of materials movements (borrowings/returns), to know their availability and to ensure their monitoring (calibration/maintenance).

85% of the production of electricity in France comes from nuclear facilities. EDF Golfech production site, composed of 2 pressurized water reactors, produce annually more than 19 billion kilowatt-hours, representing 6% of the electricity production in France. In case of needs, it is essential that tools and/or tablets are operationnal and available immediatly.

The engineering service of EDF Golfech has over 50 references (tools and tablets) to manage and track. Each tool and tablet must be available and located, in perfect working order, at any moment.

Automate the Management, Traceability and Control of Tools and Tablets

Management of tablets with RFID

The main objective of the engineering service of EDF Golfech is to “drive autonomous the targeted management of tools and tablets within the service” ensures Sebastien Vidal, Engineering service Manager.

Indeed, a poor management of tools and tablets (material missing, defective or calibration dates exceeded) may have important consequences in terms of production, quality and safety. Therefore, tools and tablets should always be available and located in perfect working order, at any moment.

However, the daily management of materials is made manually through spreadsheet files to determine the level of the different stocks, the location of materials, monitoring of regulatory controls, etc. This manual update, usually source of errors and time consuming, do not allow to guarantee the reliability and  the accuracy of the information contained in this spreadsheet.
Seeking for a management and traceability solution using RFID technology, the engineering service of EDF Golfech wants to guarantee and ensure the availability and the good working order of each material, at any time : secure access to tools and tablets, real-time inventory, automatic tracking of regulatory controls, etc. This solution aims to ensure the availability and the proper functioning of material in order to maximize the productivity and quality.

The engineering service of EDF Golfech chose NexCap® solution by Nexess, to carry out the monitoring of their tools and tablets with RFID.

Nexess has an extensive experience of the traceability of sensitive material with RFID in many industries : Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc

Smart RFID Cabinet XL

This solution is composed of three elements :

Smart RFID cabinet XL allowing to store and manage entire movements of tools and tablets (inventory, calibration, maintenance, update) while limiting access to users.

Industrial Mobile Readers (PDA) Workabout Pro 3 from Motorola Solutions, equipped with UHF RFID readers 500mW.

NexCap® Software Platform, developed by Nexess with a business interface installed on smart RFID cabinet and a web interface deployed within the engineering service of EDF Golfech.

When identified through its RFID badge, the user can easily access the cabinet to borrow or return one or several tools and tablets.
Once the doors of the cabinet are closed, an automatic inventory of the contents is done in real time.

Service agents can consult directly on the cabinet the list of tools and tablets contained in each cabinet, material  borrowed or realise a location search on a tool or  tablet.

This is made possible because each device is equipped with an RFID tag (integrated in the tool or fixed on the tool or tablet) allowing the smart RFID cabinet to identify movements of each material, trace and time stamp them (who, what, when, where).

In the event of a material is missing inside a smart RFID Cabinet Nexess,  it will generate an alert.
Therefore, service agent, through a mobile player (PDA), could realize a particular search (tool or tablet).

Moreover, the NexCap® software plateform allows service agents to consult easily, through a friendly interface, all loggings of material movements: returns, borrowings, tools or tablets in maintenance, location of equipment, inventory, etc.

NexCap® allows the management and the traceability of materials in real time and the calibration and maintenance monitoring of each tool and tablet.

All data of movements traceability, controls, inventories and loggings are then remotely available with the NexCap® Web application.

NexCap® RFID Solution for the Management of Connected Objects

Nexcap® is a RFID solution for the management of connected products in the Industry. Equipped with RFID tags, materials are stored in smart RFID cabinets. Users have instant visibility of all inventory items they wish to manage and track: tools, spare parts, metrology devices, tablets, computers, etc.

Each smart RFID cabinet is composed of functionalities to manage connected objects and help users in their day-to-day activities : borrowing/return, proceedings scheduled tasks concerning the handling of particular material, realization of controls on products submitted to regulations, etc.

Operations carried out on smart RFID cabinet (connected via Ethernet or WiFi to application server) are tracked and logged on NexCap® Web Platform in real time. Inventories, monitoring reports, planned field operations, dashboard alerts, etc. are all features allowing to supervise and connect the “field” to the theoretical data from information systems.

NexCap® Software Platform is a real RFID middleware allowing at the same time the connection of RFID infrastructures (Cabinets, Counters, Portals, etc.), Mobile devices or even ERP software. This software is available in SAAS (Software As A Service) or hosted on the client information system.

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RFID: fight efficiently against FME

In harsh environment industries, it is necessary to have a high security that means, the security of people, tools and equipement to prevent any risks of incidents and loss of productivity and quality. Indeed, sometimes tools needed for production or maintenance operations are not available, broken or poorly calibrated, etc. More than one construction site on four is delayed due to problems of FME and tracking that can cause a decrease in productivity by 15% to 30 %.

FME : the pet hate of the Energy industry

The FME or “Foreign Material Exclusion” is the risk of the presence of migrants or foreign bodies in facilities that can cause problems into the structures.

Nuclear power station

To avoid any problems, good prevention and solution can be implemented. It is very important in hazardous sectors such as the energy sector, to know where the equipments are at any time. However, the daily inventory management is done manually. This manual update is usually source of errors and time consuming, do not guarantee the reliability and the accuracy of information.

That is why RFID technology is the solution to fight effectively against the risk of FME and to allow industries to connect their physical facilities and equipment in order to have full visibility in real-time, location and state.

To fight effectively against FME risks, Nexess  has developed a series of solutions for the management and the traçability of material.

  • NexCap Smart RFID Counterallows the storekeeper to manage and record tools borrowings and returns from the warehouse with RFID technology. It has the capacity to do an accurate and automatic inventory of the contents of the warehouse, an automatic follow up of calibration and maintenance dates, an intelligent user identification and a remote monitoring.

RFID Counter

NexCap Tools NexCap Containers  NexCap Spare parts

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RFID: fight efficiently against FOD

In harsh environment industries, it is necessary to have a high security that means, the security of people, tools and equipement to prevent any risks of incidents and loss of productivity and quality. Indeed, sometimes tools needed for production or maintenance operations are not available, broken or poorly calibrated, etc. Every year, misplaced or lost tools (FOD) in aircrafts during maintenance or assembly represent 30% of civil incidents and a major critical safety breach.

FOD: an important risk for all the Aeronautical industry

Aeronautic

The FOD or “Foreign Object Damage” is the risk of the presence of a foreign body in the Aeronautics and Aerospace sectors. The FOD includes all equipment, tools, materials and other items that may interfere with the proper operation of airplanes or mechanical control. The damage can be minor or major and often costly. Indeed, the repair costs can easily exceed 20% of the original price of the damaged portion.

The “National Aerospace FOD prevention” estimates the cost of FOD for all the Aeronautical and Aerospatial industry at 4 billion dollars a year. An important cost that can be greatly reduced through the use of RFID technology.

Therefore Nexess has implemented Smart RFID Cabinets for managing and tracking tools on production and maintenance lines.

  • NexCap® XS: Smart RFID Cabinet first Smart RFID Cabinet to perform an automatic inventory of your tool inventory. Based on a high performance UHF RFID technology, the Smart Cabinet  NexCap® XS ensures fair and real-time inventory of your tools. It has a storage capacity of 150 tools with RFID, a 5.7 inch touch screen, flexible accommodation and bottom tools.

NexCap XS : Smart RFID cabinet

  •  NexCap® XL: Smart RFID Cabinet is the second generation of Smart RFID Cabinet of the  NexCap® product range allowing an automatic inventory of your tools. Each movement is stamped to fight effectively against the FOD. It has a storage capacity of 400 tools with RFID, 4 x 220V power outlets inside for tools that require charge, interior LED lighting, a 15-inch touch screen and glass surface.

NexCap XL : Smart RFID Cabinet

  • NexCap® X-Draw: Smart RFID Cabinet is a Smart Cabinet with drawers pushing RFID management tools into a new era by providing an accurate and efficient traceability on all tool movements. It has a storage capacity of 200 tools with RFID, drawers weigh capacity of 30kg, modular drawers layout and a 5.7 industrial touch screen.

NexCap X-Draw Smart RFID Cabinet

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Return to the SIDO exhibition 2015

Back on our stay at SIDO exhibition 2015

Nexess’ team wanted to thank all visitors present at the first edition of the SIDO exhibition 2015 of Lyon (www.sido-event.com).

SIDO exhibition 2015

Nexess exhibited in SIDO exhibition 2015 with its partner the CNRFID, a technological association, the 7th and 8th april 2015, to show you its smart RFID cabinet XL dedicated to the management and the traceability of objects for the Energie and Aeropsace industries.

See you soon for the next edition of SIDO exhibition.

Nexess’ team

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Return to the ROOMn exhibition 2015

Back on our stay at ROOMn exhibition 2015

Nexess’ team wanted to thank all visitors present at the third edition of the roomn exhibition 2015 of Deauville (www.en.roomn-event.com).

ROOMn exhibition 2015

Nexess exhibited in ROOMn exhibition 2015 with its partner the CNRFID, a technological association, the 1st and 2nd April 2015, to show you its smart RFID cabinet XL dedicated to the management and the traceability of objects for the Ernergie and Aerospace industries.

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Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment with RFID: Case Study EDF Tricastin

In 2009, EDF Tricastin launches a project for the setting up of fire equipment management solution by RFID to facilitate the inventory, improve and optimize the traceability of regulatory inspections.

Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment

Automate the Management and Control of Fire Equipment with RFID

The main objective of EDF Tricastin is to improve the traceability and guarantee the maintenance of fire equipment.

Indeed, a poor management of fire equipment (equipment missing, defective or expiration dates exceeded) may have important consequences in case of incident. Therefore, fire equipment should always be available, in a perfect operating condition at all times.

However, the daily management of fire equipment is made manually through spreadsheet files to determine the level of the different stocks, the location of equipment, monitoring of regulatory controls, etc. This manual update, usually source of errors and time consuming, do not allow to guarantee the reliability and  the accuracy of the information contained in this spreadsheet.

Seeking for a management and traceability solution using RFID technology, EDF Tricastin wants to guarantee and ensure the condition of fire equipment at any time : real-time inventory, automatic tracking of regulatory controls, geolocation of equipment, etc. This solution aims to ensure the availability and the proper functioning of equipment in case of incident.

EDF Tricastin chose NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution by Nexess, to carry out the monitoring of its fire equipment (extinguishers, SCBA) with RFID. Nexess has an extensive experience of the traceability of sensitive material with RFID in many industries : Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc.

Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment

Fire managers can also perform regulatory controls of maintenance (annual control, qualification) and random controls (visual inspection).

Equipped with RFID mobile reader, they can for example, control the status of each extinguisher, its location and compliance.
Information entered on the RFID PDA allow to update automatically and instantly the material properties of each extinguisher. Moreover, in case of non-compliance (extinguisher damaged, pin missing, etc.), technicians have the opportunity to take picture of damaged equipment and save it.

All data of movements traceability, controls, inventories and loggings are then remotely available with the NexCap® Web application.

Download the case study : Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment by RFID

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Management of Spare Parts with RFID : Case Study EDF CETAC

In 2013, EDF CETAC launches a project for the setting up of a spare parts management solution by RFID to facilitate the inventory, improve the geolocation and optimize their stocks.

EDF CETAC

Improve Installations Availability thanks to RFID Technology

The main objective of this project is to ensure and improve the availability rate of CETAC power station. To answer these needs, Nexess has deployed on CETAC sites the RFID application NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking for the management of Spare Parts.

Seeking for a traceability solution using RFID technology, CETAC wants to guarantee and ensure the exact location of each spare part, at any time, to not impact the availability rate of the power station in case of unplanned maintenance.

CETAC chose NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution by Nexess, to carry out the monitoring of its spare parts with RFID. Nexess has an extensive experience of the traceability of sensitive material with RFID in many industries : Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc.

Getting to business functions on the mobile readers, NexCap® Software Platform allows storekeepers to easily trace every spare parts movements through a friendly interface : receiving (going in stock), sending (to a company or a distant CETAC’s warehouse), borrowings, returns, etc.

Thanks to the RFID reader embedded in the PDA, storekeepers can quickly identify remotely and without vis-à-vis, all data related to a spare part stored in a shelf, for example : manufacturer, part number, date of manufacture, date of revision, last movement, etc. They can also perform specific research of spare parts or tools and locate them in an instant : storage location, quantity available, etc.

All traceability data, real-time inventories and movements loggings are remotely available through NexCap® Web application.

This application allows the administration of materials to trace users and “business” profiles (operator, storekeeper, administrator, etc.). The architecture of NexCap® allows the connection to SAP software, already deployed at EDF CETAC to manage supply flows (purchases, receipt) and accounting flows.

This connection allows to integrate existing material databases from SAP® toward NexCap® and adds a real-time traceability part to the platform thanks to the RFID technology. The accounting inventory and the real inventory from the field are now on the same level.

An innovative solution rewarded by an RFID Awards 2013

During the RFID Congress 2013, NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution has been rewarded by an “RFID Awards” for the best deployment of an RFID / NFC solution in the Industry thanks to the application of spare parts tracking. (See Article)

This solution is also the subject of an article in RFID Journal via this link : Management of spare parts by RFID, RFID Journal Article.

Omni-ID speaks about us : Omni-ID and Nexess provide RFID solution to French turbine company CETAC – Press release of 19/09/2013

Download the case study : Case Study EDF CETAC

 

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Return to the RFID Congress 2014

Back on our stay at Marseille RFID congress 2014

Nexess’ team wanted to thank you all visitors present at our stand at the fifth edition of the RFID Congress 2014 of Marseille (www.rfid-congress.com).

RFID congress 2014

You discorvered our range of products NexCap® : Smart RFID Cabinet XL, Smart RFID drawers Cabinet X-Draw and NexCap® mobile RFID solutions, specially designed to nuclear and aerospace industries.

Thank you to EDF CETAC’s team (Combustion Turbines Operating Center) to accompany us throughout the exhibition and to introduce the NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution dedicated to the management and tracking of spare parts setting up in their premises.

RFID congress 2014

See you soon for the next edition of the RFID congress.

Nexess’ team

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Nexess, innovative company in the Alpes-Maritimes

Nexess, innovative company in the Alpes-Maritimes

Adolphe Colrat, Alpes-Maritimes prefect, wanted to meet innovative companies of the department.

In this context, Tuesday 26th of August, the prefect visited Nexess in Sophia-Antipolis where he was welcomed by the CEO, Frédéric Galtier and his entire team.

The prefect discovered all the RFID solutions offered by Nexess (Applications for Connected Objects, smart RFID cabinets, etc.) and attended product demonstrations dedicated to the management and the traceability of objects for Energy and Aerospace industries.

Nexess, innovative company    Nexess, innovative company

See article (French): www.alpes-maritimes.gouv.fr

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Smart RFID Cabinet NexCap® XL: the first units out of production

NEXESS announces the delivery of the first units of its new Smart RFID Cabinet NexCap® XL.

A new generation of RFID smart cabinet for tool management

Announced on the RFID Congress 2013 show in Marseille, the RFID cabinet NexCap ® XL is the second generation of RFID cabinet designed and developed by NEXESS to meet the needs of its customers from Energy and Aerospace Industries. This cabinet, with a 2 times bigger volume than the RFID cabinet NexCap ® XS, brings new features:

  • windows for quick viewing of the contents of the cabinet
  • LED interior lighting
  • 4 220V  plugs
  • front USB port
  • hanging tool system, the entire height of the cabinet
  • Visual and audible alerts (green and red LEDs on the front + buzzer)
  • Etc.

Smart RFID Cabinet NexCap® XL

 

Driven by NexCap® software platform, these new cabinets also feature a new ergonomic HMI (Human Machine Interface) with dedicated features to users and their work:

  • Real-time inventory of the contents of the cabinet
  • Automatic management of Calibration and Maintenance dates
  • List of currentborrowings
  • Tool search
  • Management and Administration of users and tools
  • Etc.

Watch the video of our product

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Nexess participates to the RFID thematic day for Energy Industries

Nexess participates to the RFID thematic day for Energy Industries, organized by the CNRFID.

RFID thematic day

CNRFID thematic days are entirely coordinated by the CNRFID and brought together all actors of a sector, a market or a technology. Overall, the CNRFID organize thematic day each two month in purpose to identify potential applications, reference the existing solutions, promote meetings and exchanges, identify potential collaborative projects or support individual projects

Program :

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. : Welcome of participants
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. : Roundtable – Presentation of participants and CNRFID
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. : State of the art of RFID technologies
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. : Focus on NFC technology
  • 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. : Examples of general applications
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. : Possible applications for energy industries: Monitoring and traceability of tools, traceability metal objects in general, traceability of equipment regulated monitoring (PPE slings …), personnel security, environmental and safety constraints
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. : The possible consequences after this thematic ½ thematic days
  • Support Project (individual or collaborative), establishment of the Working Group, organization of Club Users, Support to the development of solutions …
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. : Possible types of funding for your projects (Captronic, FUI, H2020 …)

Date and place :

24th June 2014 : ½ Thematic Day related to the production of energy : 1:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

DGCIS – Bercy – 139 rue de Bercy – 75572 PARIS Cedex 12

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RFID and connected objects : Nexess launches its new website

Online since the 3rd of April 2014, Nexess new website gives importance to connected objects for Industries with RFID technology (www.nexess-solutions.com)

RFID and connected objects : Nexess new website

RFID and connected objects : Nexess new website

Showing his vision of the smart factory of tomorrow, Nexess intends to lead the industry into the era of Smart Manufacturing thanks to its RFID solutions for connected objects, structured and newly presented around four modules :

picto-apps     Apps library

Software applications for mobile devices dedicated to the management of connected objects.

picto-appareil mobile     Mobile devices

RFID mobile devices (PDA) and industrial tablets welcoming our apps.

picto-infrastructure intelligente     RFID smart infrastructures

RFID Cabinets, RFID Counters, RFID Portals for automatic tracking of objects.

picto-plateforme logicielle     RFID software platform

RFID software platform allows a full interoperability of each RFID infrastructure / mobile device and allows to supervise, consult, store and manage remotely all information and data traceability movements of connected objects.

This new website, organized and oriented around connected objects to the Industry, allows you to browse and discover new pages, sections and menus :

Home page : From our home page, access quickly to our offers dedicated to Energy and Aerospace industries or browse according to the object you want to connect and manage.

You can, of course, access to our online store (shop.nexess.fr) and quickly share information or subscribe to our official pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ via dedicated buttons from the home page or each page of the website.

Media Section : Access in one click to the search and downloading of all our products, videos, case study, white papers and press releases from the home page listings.

Blog Nexess : Regularly we will post notes on news topic around connected objects dedicated Industries, RFID technology or cases of applications and deployment of RFID solutions by Nexess.

Apps library : Discover our software Apps library for the management of connected objects dedicated to Energy and Aerospace Industries : management and traceability of tools, fire extinguishers, spare parts, containers , slings, etc.

New design, new content, everything has been designed to facilitate browsing and searching of information on our website from your smartphone or tablet. The website is of course available in English for our international partners.

Have a good visit !

The Nexess team

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NEXESS opened the first RFID online shop “conceived and designed” for the Industry

Exclusive in France : Nexess opened the first RFID online shop designed for the world of industry.

RFID Online Shop

Sophia Antipolis – 11th of Mars 2013 – Nexess specialist in innovative RFID solutions for security management in industrial plants with severe environmental constraints, announced today, the opening of the first RFID online shop in France for industrial companies : Nexess Online Shop. In addition to meeting the expectations of manufacturers seeking the most relevant products according to their business needs, this site is part of the philosophy of Nexess to democratize RFID technology in this key sector.

Fortified by its RFID expertise in Nuclear, historic area of the company, then in the Seveso and Aeronautics sectors, Nexess develops for over 5 years solutions of tracking and traceability that are based on the best RFID harden and industrial products on the market. This experience in the field brings the company to democratize its RFID skills to a wider industrial panel by launching a RFID online shop entitled “Nexess Online Shop.” This website allows Nexess to offer to its customers and industrials of these sectors a wide panel of products of this technology covering a wide diversity of applications – monitoring of spare parts in the Aerospace, traceability of computer equipment, etc. according to various problems of traceability and tracking via RFID.

“The variety of products to trace with RFID in terms of form, material or size makes the choice of the appropriate RFID tag difficult for a novice user”, said Olivier Rouault, Products Manager at Nexess. “By launching our online shop, we make benefit our customers of our RFID expertise by offering them pre-qualified RFID tags for their specific needs. In this way we facilitate access to RFID industrial products at a largest number of persons”.

Exhaustive, the online shop “Nexess Online Shop” brings together a complete range of HF and UHF RFID tags qualified for industrial applications requiring an excellent performance, reliability and cost. Products of the world’s largest manufacturers of RFID tags will be present : Xerafy specialist of tags for metal assets and harsh environments or Omni ID, leader of universal tags to track the Supplychain. Nexess also offers its range of tags NexSafe® bringing together ATEX certified tags and its tags specifically designed for ionizing environments of nuclear industries.

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Nexess raises 2.5 million euros to accelerate development

Seventure Partners and PACA Investment, the co-investment fund created by the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region with financial support from the EU (ERDF), invested 2.5 million euros in the company Nexess to support its international development.

Sophia-Antipolis, March 1st, 2013 – Founded in 2008, Nexess is the leading provider of RFID solutions designed to improve the performance and MRO process safety (Maintenance, Repair and Operations). The company developed a unique range of products like NexTrack® a real-time monitoring solution of maintenance operations and exploitation dedicated to the Oil & Gas industries, or NexCap®, Smart RFID cabinets securing tools inventories for the Aerospace industry.

All these solutions are used by industrial references from Energy, Nuclear, Petrochemical and Aerospace sectors to improve the performance and the security of their maintenance and exploitation processes. They deployed these solutions on dozens of sites and hundreds of key points in their infrastructures.

Nexess expertise allows it to meet the requirements of industries with severe environmental constraints (ionizing radiation, explosive atmospheres, high temperatures, etc.) and to propose an innovative software solution allowing its clients to manage the use of RFID products installed.

Directed by Frédéric Galtier who especially has an experience of over 15 years in the nuclear sector at EDF, Nexess was labeled by the competitiveness cluster SCS and received in 2010 the award of the best start-up in European RFID Awards framework. This company has also been driven since 2010 by CEA Investment and Primaveris.

This new fundraising of 2.5 million euros, from Seventure (1.5 M €) and PACA investment (1 M €), will accelerate the development of Nexess internationally just as the distribution and the support network from major accounts in targeted industries. The company is expected to double its turnover in 2013.

Frédéric Galtier, Founder and CEO of Nexess : “Our products allow to make communicating infrastructures to supervise on the field the performance of maintenance operations and exploitation. Nexess solutions improve the availability of production sites and reduce maintenance costs” says Galtier, Founder of Nexess. “We are glad of the entry of investors as Seventure and Paca investment that will allow us to accompany international large industrials of the energy, aerospace and petrochemical sectors.”

David Manjarres, Associate Director of Seventure, said : “Nexess developed products and technology solutions wich are robust and efficient for the traceability of processes, goods and persons, already deployed to industrial customers in nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace sectors. Our investment aimed to accelerate the expansion of its business development especially internationally, while offering new innovative solutions meeting specific needs of these sensitive industries wich must cope with safety and functionning security constraints very demanding”.

Jacques Boulesteix, President of PACA Investment, added : “The PACA Region, through Paca Investment is delighted to go with the company Nexess and its director, Frédéric Galtier. In a few years Nexess has developed a portfolio of innovative and patented solutions that perfectly meet problems find on all industrial sites. Most of its solutions come from needs expressed by EDF when Frédéric Galtier worked there. Nexess partnerships with major retailers will allow the company to continue its deployment with large accounts and dual diversification, sectoral and international. Nexess is a regional innovative company with high potential that the PACA Region wished to support”.

Frederick Martin, investment director at CEA Investment, completed : “CEA Investment is delighted of the remarkable process made ​​by Nexess up to now and is pleased that investors like Seventure and PACA Investment join the company to strengthen and accompany this new phase of its development. “

About Seventure Partners : Active partner of companies with high growth potential, Seventure Partners invests since 1997 in innovative sectors, particularly in French and European companies evolving in the markets of Technology of the Information and Communication as well as Life Sciences. Managing approximately 450 million euros, Seventure Partners urge as one of the leading European venture capital. Seventure Partners is a subsidiary of Natixis. For more info : www.seventure.fr

About PACA Investment : PACA investment is the fund of regional co-investment established in 2010 by the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region to support the emergence and development of local and innovative companies. This SAS endowed with 15.45 million euros, get the support of Europe through funds ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) for 50% of its capital. Since July 2011, the fund, whose management was entrusted to Turenne Capital, has already invested in 16 innovative regional companies for a total amount of 6.2 million euros.

About Turenne Capital : Founded in 1999 and based in Paris, Lille and Marseille, Turenne Capital, independent major player in private equity, supports entrepreneurs in their growth operations (organic growth, international expansion, acquisition) and as part of transmission operations of their capital. Turenne Capital Group manages 415 million euros whose 150 million euros on behalf of institutional investors through various funds whose Turenne investment listed on Alternext and Paca Investment, and the balance for account of policyholders individuals through FIP and FCIC .

About CEA Investment : CEA Investment, company with a capital of 27 million euros, is the subsidiary of Investment of CEA, a major institution of technological research, development and innovation. CEA Investment invests in initiation of innovative startups developing technologies in the areas of activities of the CEA. These areas include in particular technologies of the information, microelectronics, health, energy and environment. www.cea-investissement.com