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09/11/2015 - Double-digit revenue growth for MOBOTIX AG: Dividend proposal of EUR 0.50 per share

Winnweiler-Langmeil, November 9, 2015. MOBOTIX AG (ISIN DE0005218309), a supplier of high-resolution, network-based video security systems, has announced its financial results for the 2014/15 financial year (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015).

Almost 122,000 cameras were sold in the 2014/15 financial year, representing year-on-year growth of 12 percent and a record in the history of the Company. Following a year-on-year decline in revenue of 9 percent in the first quarter and 2 percent in the second quarter, the third and fourth quarters of the year saw increases of 6 percent and 16 percent respectively. For the second half of the year, the Company thus achieved double-digit year-on-year revenue growth once again with a figure of 11 percent. Revenue for the year as a whole increased by 2 percent from EUR 78 million to EUR 80 million.

Total operating output climed by almost 19 percent, from EUR 70.1 million in 2013/14 to EUR 83.3 million in 2014/15. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 8.8 million, an increase of 70 percent on the previous year (prior year: EUR 5.2 million). Profit for the year, at EUR 4.1 million, increased nearly fourfold on the previous year (prior year: EUR 1.1 million). The equity ratio was 65.5 percent as of September 30, 2015.

Based on the Company's net assets, financial position and results of operations, the Supervisory Board and Management Board are proposing a dividend distribution of EUR 0.50 (prior year: EUR 0.30) per share to the Annual General Meeting.

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22/10/2015 - New Thermal Radiometry Helps To Prevent Fire

First MOBOTIX Thermal cameras to create automatic temperature alarms

Langmeil, October 22, 2015. MOBOTIX has launched a new series of thermal camera products, equipped with a new type of thermal sensing technology to realize automatic events, based on absolute temperature within -40°C to +550°C. This new technology is perfect to generate automatic alarms, defined by temperatures limits or temperature ranges, which is vital to detect potential fire or heat sources. At the same time, MOBOTIX provides a software update free of charge to upgrade existing thermal cameras with thermal spot metering in the image center.

Waste disposal

Within the available temperature range of -40°C to +550°C and a thermal sensitivity of 0.05°C (NETD=50mK), different temperature conditions can be easily defined within the new TR (Thermal Radiometry) window or over the whole sensor image with a typical accuracy of ±10°C. Up to 20 multiple temperature events can be defined at the same time. Spot metering, which measures temperature related to 4 pixels at the image center, is also improved in the new thermal TR products with a typical accuracy of ±10°C. These new releases will help to prevent bigger damages in industrial and commercial premises, at manufacturing and logistic sites, recycling facilities, forests, etc.

MOBOTIX Thermal Radiometry (TR) is available in its popular  M15, and as a sensor module in the S15 dual camera system.  Furthermore, TR is also available as S15 PT-mount sensor head.  Both S15 thermal modules can be set up as dual thermal system  for most flexible usage or as the perfect combination of thermal  and optical sensor technology to ensure the most reliable  detection results and visual verification at the same time.

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07/07/2015 - New p25 6MP Ceiling Camera

First MOBOTIX 6MP single-lens model

Langmeil, 7th of July, 2015. The new p25 6MP model is equipped with the brand-new 6-Megapixel Moonlight sensor technology, providing best low-light performance to cope with every indoor situation. The p25 is positioned extremely price competitive at 398€ and represents with all included MOBOTIX features and the MOBOTIX VMS MxMC, one of the most attractive security solutions in the market.

The new p25 is a ceiling camera with a manual pan/tilt functionality providing full installation flexibility. Equipped with a telephoto lens, the p25 can be directed to a specific spot in the room, with a 90 degree lens and mounted in the corner the p25 covers the entire space in 6MP resolution. A hemispheric version is available, too. For all indoor models (i25, c25, p25), there will be a surface mount kit to cope with concrete ceilings, as well as an optional audio package incl. microphone and speaker, to enable a two-way audio communication.

p25 indoor camera

With MxAnalytics, the p25 provides people counting and analysis of people behavior, without any extra costs, which is perfect for indoor locations like retail stores, museums, etc. Without any extra PC or license fees, the p25 represents highest flexibility and cost savings for end users.

Beside MxAnalytics, all other MOBOTIX features are included, such as MxActivitySensor - which avoids up to 90% of false alarms - on board and/or NAS recording, notification via email, FTP and IP request, and much more. The MOBOTIX low power design achieves power consumptions of 4 watt and below via standard PoE, which enables one of the lowest energy bills in the market.

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All MOBOTIX cameras are based on the decentralized concept. All recordings are stored on an internal micro SD card, or externally on a USB device or via the IP network on NAS hard drives. MOBOTIX camera networks support up to 10 times more cameras per server when compared to the central VMS-based recording used by competitors. Also, no additional computers or software are required for recording.

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23/06/2015 - MxMC - Release Of The New MOBOTIX VMS

MOBOTIX Management Center - The New Milestone of Video Management

Langmeil, June 23, 2015. The first release of MxMC is ready for download. MxMC MOBOTIX video management software is a complete re-development that focuses on a unique and intuitive user experience. Single and double click, drag&drop support of several screens and direct view of events and alarm messages are just some of the many advantages of the new software. Particularly outstanding: the newly developed research and player tools providing high-speed search and fastest results.


MxMC is perfectly designed in combination with MOBOTIX cameras representing the decentralized concept at its best. MxMC allows controlled recording access via the camera or later directly to the NAS. Unique feature is the adaptive bandwidth management supporting quality search even over mobile networks with very limited bandwidth.

Following the MOBOTIX software concept, MxMC is 100% included in the MOBOTIX product offering, requiring no extra software, license or update costs and at the same time having no limits in terms of users, screens and cameras.

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MxMC can be downloaded as registered MOBOTIX partner under the following link: www.mobotix.com/other/Support/Software-Downloads. Please refer to the release notes for more details. MOBOTIX provides a complete MxMC tutorial under www.mobotix.com/other/Support/Tutorials/ to become familiar with all features and the user concept.

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11/06/2015 - MOBOTIX AG Doubles Its Previous Year‘s EBIT

Langmeil, June 11, 2015. The first half of the 2014/15 financial year of MOBOTIX AG saw a very large number of product innovations. Technologically, the 5-Megapixel cameras were replaced with highly light-sensitive 6-Megapixel Moonlight systems, which are around 100 times more light-sensitive than the 3-Megapixel cameras that were still being sold until a year ago. The Moonlight systems give MOBOTIX a significant competitive advantage in the market, even though the process of switching all camera models to this new technology is not due to be completed until the third quarter of the year.

The completely redeveloped and extremely user-friendly video management software was not launched in the first half of the year as originally planned. However, the beta version, which is already available to 2,000 registered users, is being described as a 'game changer' at all international presentations.

The reorganization of the sales function and the market launch of new products in February 2015 enabled MOBOTIX AG to raise revenue in the second quarter by 30 percent compared with the first quarter of the financial year. The increase in revenue and the growth resulting from the technological switch to the new 6-Megapixel Moonlight cameras did not materialize until the second quarter, which meant that the revenue effect was slightly diluted for the reporting period as a whole. Nonetheless, total operating output rose by 4.7 percent to EUR 41.5 million in the first half of the financial year (prior year: EUR 39.6 million). March 2015 saw the highest revenue of any month in the Company's history.

At EUR 4.5 million, EBIT for the first half of the year is already twice as high as for the entire previous financial year (EUR 2.3 million). Due to the high level of demand – and despite the change in technology – inventories were around 6.4 percent lower than at the end of 2013/14 (EUR 10.9 million, compared with EUR 11.6 million as of September 30, 2014). At EUR 24.9 million (September 30, 2014: EUR 22.4 million), receivables and bank balances were significantly higher than the total liabilities of EUR 10.9 million (September 30, 2014: EUR 9.9 million).

There was a successful outcome to patent disputes in the US, and we were able to have several US patents of the plaintiffs revoked as a deterrent against any other potential patent trolls. The acquisition of our competitors Axis and Milestone by the Japanese camera manufacturer Canon at very high business valuations and inquiries in this respect during the reporting period indicate substantial consolidation in the video security market.

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10/06/2015 - MxAnalytics - Now Available In All MOBOTIX Single Lens Models

Free of Charge Software Update for integrated Object Counting and Heat Map Analysis

Langmeil, 10th of June, 2015. The new MOBOTIX Analytics is now available for all single lens cameras. It allows counting of people moving through corridors in different directions and additionally can generate heat maps to indicate the area of highest activities of movements. This statistical data can be automatically sent by the camera itself via daily or weekly email and is an excellent tool to measure the behavior of people, for example in a retail shop.

MxAnalytics Heat Map

MxAnalytics Counting Corridors

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This software (MX-V4.3.2.68) is free of charge and available for all single lens models, especially for the price attractive indoor camera models (i25, c25, p25). For the total system cost of 398 Euro the user gets a complete hemispheric 5MP camera system, including analysis software, the recording software to manage terabytes of NAS storage and all other MOBOTIX camera features like activity sensor and automatic event messaging and recording.

This software version is free and can be downloaded to upgrade all existing single lens models without any fee under www.mobotix.com/Support/Software-Downloads.

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MOBOTIX is also providing tips how to achieve optimal results with MxAnalytics. This can be found in the document "Compact Guide: MxAnalytics" (Support/MX Mediathek/Compact Guides).

All MOBOTIX cameras are based on the decentralized concept. All recordings are stored on an internal micro SD card, or externally on a USB device or via the IP network on NAS hard drives. MOBOTIX camera networks support up to 10 times more cameras per server when compared to the central VMS-based recording used by competitors. Also, no additional computers or software are required for recording.

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17/12/2014 - MOBOTIX AG as of 1st April 2015 with a new Chief Sales Officer

Announcement acc. to § 19 1(c) of the General Conditions of Deutsche Börse AG for the Regulated Unofficial Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Langmeil, 17th December 2014. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX AG has appointed Dr. Tristan Haage as a new member of the Management Board for the area of Sales. With a PhD in physics, Dr. Haage comes from Kaiserslautern and will assume responsibility in the Management Board starting 1st April 2015. With Dr. Haage, MOBOTIX AG gains a leader with many years of management experience in international sales.
After finishing his studies at the Kaiserslautern University of Technology and completing his doctorate degree at the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Haage began his professional career at Siemens in Munich. In addition to leading strategic projects, he helped build a global Key Account Management system at Siemens’ industrial division. Over ten years he served as Director of Sales and Marketing and a member of the management at Steitz Secura, while contributing to the growth of this medium-sized company. Most recently, he served as an authorized officer of the international company Frenzelit Werke, division  seals and new materials. Dr. Haage came to MOBOTIX AG in 2014 and has been supporting the Management Board in restructuring of the sales worldwide since then.
"Dr. Tristan Haage stands out in particular because of his analytical and strategic way of thinking. He has many years of sales experience in technology-oriented SMEs and has already successfully been restructuring  the US subsidiary of MOBOTIX AG", said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, Chairman of the Board of MOBOTIX AG.

Klaus Gesmann

Oliver Gabel

Dr. Tristan Haage

Klaus Gesmann, CEO

Dr. Oliver Gabel, CTO

Dr. Tristan Haage, CSO

Effective 1st April 2015, the MOBOTIX Management Board will consist of Klaus Gesmann (CEO and CFO), Dr. Oliver Gabel (CTO) and Dr. Tristan Haage (CSO).

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09/12/2014 - MOBOTIX Elects Works Council For The First Time

Winnweiler/Langmeil, December 9, 2014. The Management of MOBOTIX AG in Langmeil welcomes the employees' wish to elect a works council for the first time. The works meeting to elect an election committee will take place on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the company headquarters.

"A works council offers a wide range of advantages for a company of our size because this way agreements can be made more efficiently than in one-in-one meetings with hundreds of employees. Moreover, after 15 years MOBOTIX has reached a size of company in which a council can contribute to the corporate culture better than even the best and most employee-oriented HR department actively can. It is a proven means to facilitate communication between the employees and the Management," says Klaus Gesmann, CEO of MOBOTIX AG.

MOBOTIX AG already grants its employees many advantages. In addition to the salary, for example, a monthly child benefit of € 50 per child, a Christmas bonus for each child in the amount of € 250 and monthly travel money are already being paid. Additionally, MOBOTIX has given each employee a set of winter tires several times. Meals and drinks are free-of-charge for the employees at the company‘s own canteen. In the company fitness and sports center, which is led by two physiotherapists, employees are free to use various athletic equipment and engage in different sports activities. In addition to medical offerings, such as eye examinations and workout for the back, employees also have the option of a free massage per month or in case of acute need, even more often. Health plays the biggest role around the PC workstation.

The Management looks forward to numerous applications and active participation of many positive and committed employees whose motivation is the well-being of their colleagues and not their own reputation or ideology. "We are looking forward to a committed and constructive collaboration with the works council," concludes Klaus Gesmann.

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