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12/07/2016 - 380 MOBOTIX Outdoor Cameras Protect UNESCO World Heritage Site Pompeii

Smart & Cost-Efficient IP Video Solutions Made In Germany Protect People And Premises

Langmeil, Germany, July 12, 2016. Pompeii is the world-famous ancient Roman city near modern Naples which may receive up to 15,000 tourists in a single day – a numerical turnout second to only the Coliseum in Italy. To protect the extraordinarily well-preserved artifacts and decorated surfaces and to prevent potential damage, over 380 MOBOTIX dual-dome cameras were installed at the inner heart of this archaeological site.

MOBOTIX won over all other technologies, especially because of the unrivaled image quality and the decentralized system structure which results in less network infrastructure and a reduction of the overall system costs. The need to install a video security system was born of the Great Pompeii project, an undertaking ordered by the Italian Government for the purpose of reinforcing the effectiveness of the conservation, prevention, maintenance, and restoration in the archaeological area of Pompeii.

The archaeological site sends very frequent reports of graffiti, scratches, and defacing of the walls and frescoes of the Roman Domus villas, which are at the heart of the archaeological site. These acts of vandalism are carried out by tourists with their pens and fingernails when they somehow manage to stay within the walls on purpose even after the site is closed to the public.

The Italian MOBOTIX partner Metoda had no doubt about the best solution to offer to the Pompeii Authority for implementing the video surveillance project. "MOBOTIX easily satisfied the requirements of the bid for tenders, and was in fact the only technology truly capable of providing an answer to the actual requirements of the Authority. A great success, most of all because of the quality of the images, which completely surpassed all the expectations of the customer", explains Cesare Gonnelli, General Manager of Metoda.

The protection of the World Heritage Site of Pompeii is just one example of a successful deployment of MOBOTIX outdoor cameras world-wide. MOBOTIX outdoor cameras are Made in Germany in line with highest quality standards and tested in operation from -30 °C up to +60 °C. Currently MOBOTIX offers a doubling of the manufacturer warranty from two to four years for all outdoor models until the end of September 2016.

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08/07/2016 - Change of the revenue and EBIT forecast for the financial year 2015/16

Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 MAR

The revenue and EBIT forecast of the financial year 2015/16 given in the interim group management report of the first half year (October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016) can not be maintained anymore after taking into account project delays in different regions outside of Europe and the unrealized OEM-revenue.

Based on the preliminary figures of the third quarter just finished on June 30, 2016 the maximum expectation of the management is a balanced result as per the financial year 2015/16, taking into account different special effects.

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07/07/2016 - MOBOTIX CORP Wins Patent Challenge Again

New York, July 7, 2016. Following a request from MOBOTIX CORP to review the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,975,220, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that the main claims of the patent are invalid and will be canceled.

Back in 2013, the digital video surveillance patent had been asserted in lawsuits filed by Texas-based ComCam International Inc. against MOBOTIX CORP and several other companies.

Documentation on the MOBOTIX camera model M1 published at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, in 2000 as well as third-party documents found through an extensive prior art search show that patent claims an invention that was already publicly known well before the filing of the application for the patent. On this basis, MOBOTIX CORP challenged the validity of the patent claims by petitioning the USPTO to do an “inter partes review” of ComCam’s patent. On April 28, 2016, the USPTO issued a 47-page written decision siding with MOBOTIX CORP and finding that virtually all of the claims are un-patentable.

MOBOTIX CORP has successfully pursued several “inter partes reviews,” which is a procedure available only since 2012. In those proceedings, five patents were challenged resulting in 2 patents killed and 3 largely cancelled. In total, MOBOTIX CORP has achieved cancellation of 171 patent claims.

“We do not oppose the protection of inventions through patents. MOBOTIX, as a driver for innovation in the IP video surveillance industry, itself has been granted numerous patents. However, it is objectionable to bring an infringement action based on overly broad patent claims that should have never been issued. We will defend ourselves vigorously against such claims and request ‘inter partes review’ to challenge and cancel them,” says Dr. Tristan Haage, CEO at MOBOTIX CORP, explaining the company’s corporate strategy.

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08/06/2016 - Yuji Ichimura New Chairman Of The MOBOTIX Supervisory Board

Langmeil, Germany, June 8, 2016. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX has a new chairman. Yuji Ichimura, Executive Officer of Konica Minolta, Inc. ("Konica Minolta"), the majority shareholder of MOBOTIX, was elected chairman of the Supervisory Board of the company. At Konica Minolta, he is Executive Officer and Executive General Manager of Business Development Headquarters. The Management Board of MOBOTIX AG is looking forward to the collaboration with Yuji Ichimura. He succeeds Dr. Ralf Hinkel who has resigned at his own request from the Supervisory Board effective May 31. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX consists of Yuji Ichimura, Kunihiro Koshizuka and Sabine Hinkel.

With its new strategic shareholder Konica Minolta, MOBOTIX aims at improving its leading camera technology through innovations such as new high-resolution imaging sensors and high-grade lenses. Another objective of Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX is the joint development of next-generation security solutions including Konica Minolta‘s industrial optical systems. Konica Minolta‘s 3D-LiDAR for instance scans wide areas at a high precision level. This laser sensor will be able to generate 3D images, determine the distance, the size and even the speed of a moving object. Intelligent solutions for specific vertical markets will be developed with the technology and experience of both companies, for instance a “Care Support Solution“ for securing residents at nursing care homes and hospitals.

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06/06/2016 - Information Day for Students of STEM Disciplines

Future-oriented video security technology "Made in Germany" has been developed and manufactured in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, since 1999: MOBOTIX AG with 400 employees at the headquarters in Langmeil with branch offices in New York and Sydney count as driving innovator of network camera systems ever since their foundation in 1999.

Every day, more than 50 software and hardware developers work on the extension of our product portfolio and develop new and ground-breaking solutions in the field of digital, network-based video security technology.

We are still growing and offer magnificent chances and perspectives to actively create your own future successfully in our highly motivated young team.

On the information day for students on July 13, 2016, we offer the opportunity to get to know MOBOTIX AG and to talk with the experts from the development departments.

Agenda (10am until approx. 4pm)

  • Welcome by Dr. Oliver Gabel, CTO
  • Presentation of MOBOTIX software and hardware development
  • Gratis lunch in the company-owned canteen
  • Company tour
  • Introduction of the development teams
  • Quiz – First prize: A MOBOTIX camera with a value of more than 400 €

The team of MOBOTIX AG looks forward to welcoming you!

20/05/2016 - New Member Of The MOBOTIX Supervisory Board

Kunihiro Koshizuka Of Konica Minolta New Member Of The Supervisory Board

Langmeil, Germany, 19 May 2016. In the course of the closing of the acquisition of a 65% stake in MOBOTIX by Konica Minolta, Inc. (“Konica Minolta”), Kunihiro Koshizuka, Director and Senior Executive Officer at Konica Minolta, was appointed as new member of the Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX AG. The Management Board of MOBOTIX AG is looking forward to working with Kunihiro Koshizuka, responsible for technology and R&D at Konica Minolta. He will replace Willi Fallot-Burghardt, who has resigned as member of the Supervisory Board. Further members of the Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX AG are Sabine Hinkel and Dr. Ralf Hinkel.

With its new strategic investor Konica Minolta, MOBOTIX aims at improving its leading camera technology through innovations such as new high-resolution imaging sensors and high-grade lenses. Further objective of Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX is the joint development of next-generation security solutions including Konica Minolta‘s industrial optical systems. Konica Minolta‘s 3D-LiDAR for instance scans wide areas at a high precision level. This laser sensor will be able to generate 3D images, determine the distance, the size and even the speed of a moving object. Intelligent solutions for specific vertical markets will be developed with the technology and experience of both companies, for instance a “Care Support Solution“ for monitoring residents at nursing care homes and hospitals.

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19/05/2016 - MOBOTIX at Retail Event

Take the opportunity and visit MOBOTIX at Retail Event Houten,
from 25 to 26 May 2016
at Expo Houten, Hall 2, Stand 19.

We are excited to give you an exclusive, first look at the very latest innovations in Camera Technology, Video Management Software and Building Automation. Discover the MOBOTIX highlights and join our product presentations with a MOBOTIX engineer at our stand 2.19.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience MOBOTIX!

03/05/2016 - MX Success Story: UNESCO World Heritage Pompeii protected by MOBOTIX

Pompeii is a world-famous ancient Roman city near modern Naples that was destroyed and buried under volcanic ash when the Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

To protect the extraordinarily well-preserved artifacts and decorated surfaces and to prevent potential damage caused by the 2.5 million visitors every year, over 380 MOBOTIX dual-dome cameras were installed at the inner heart of this archaeological site.

MOBOTIX won over all other technologies, especially because of the unrivaled image quality and the decentralized system structure which results in less network infrastructure and a reduction of the overall system costs.

In summer 2015, the MOBOTIX Partner Metoda started the installation of the first video cameras. Except for ten D25, which have been chosen to blend with the architecture and style, all cameras are models D15. Above all, these models feature individual lens orientation and fully modular set-up. Using the D15 two different areas can be monitored at once. They are mounted both on the light posts placed both along the perimeter of the archaeological site, and on the internal and external walls of the Roman Domus villas.

The video cameras are in operation 24/7. The recordings can later be viewed on nine 42-inch monitors in a dedicated control room provided with four workstations dedicated for the monitoring personnel.

The advanced video security system has become a valuable support for of the physical surveillance activity of the guards to secure the Cultural Heritage, which may receive up to 15,000 tourists in a single day.

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