Year 1991:

ICP Introduces the first affordable tape drives for the mainstream market.

The Colorado Memory Systems Jumbo and Trakker with capacity of 250MB

ICP became market leader in Holland, Belgium by shipping average 45.000pcs tape drives per year.

Additional sales and profit were generated by selling data storage tapes.

Year 1996:

Mr. Rene Eringaard and Taiwanese company A-Trend (listed on the Taiwanese stock exchange) agree to establish a joint-venture company in The Netherlands called XS2.

 

XS2 will have the exclusive rights to distribute A-Trend's products in The Benelux.
(mainboards, vga-cards, networking products)

Year 1997: Net Sales € 8 million

XS2's target is the import/trade of computer components and own branded computer systems.


XS2 becomes a direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

A-Trend (Taiwan), Acer Peripherals (Taiwan), Ovislink (Taiwan), Epson (Japan), Promise (Taiwan), Sung-il (Korea)

 

Introduction of the A-Trend Voodoo 3DFX graphics accellerator by XS2 in the Benelux market.
 

Introduction of desktop computers branded as "XS2" or "Promedia" (mostly using AMD and Cyrix processors)

Year 1998: Net Sales € 14 million

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Umax (Taiwan), AMD (USA), Gainward (Taiwan), Billion (Taiwan), Tatung (Taiwan)


Rene Eringaard decides to register the brand name "Promedia" as a trademark in the Benelux for computers.
 

Rene Eringaard decides to register the brand name “XS2” as a trademark in the Benelux.

Year 1999: Net Sales € 18 million

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

MSI - Micro Star International (Taiwan), Minton (Taiwan), CoSonic (China), EzKey (Taiwan), Clevo (Taiwan), Jetway (Taiwan), Unifosa (Taiwan)

 

VNU Belgium (publisher of the Yellow Pages) starts complaining about the fact that XS2 is using Promedia as a brand name for computers.

Rene Eringaard decides to change the brand name "Promedia" to "Promedion" and registers it as a trademark in Benelux. XS2 starts to sell desktops and notebooks using the brand name "Promedion".

 

Introduction of high performance notebooks.
 

Introduction of desktop systems with integrated Dolby Digital 5.1 integrated amplifier and speakers.

Year 2000: Net Sales € 28 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "MSI Master Distributor" award.

 

XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (VEV)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Fujifilm (Japan), Raite (Taiwan), J&S (Taiwan), Onstream (USA), Lucky Star (Taiwan), Labway (Taiwan), ViewSonic (USA)

 

Mr.Wildevuur who was one of the initiators of the XS2 group of companies dies at the age of 72.

Year 2001: Net Sales € 35 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Neng-Tyi (Taiwan), Amoisonic (China), Holux GPS-systems (Taiwan), BenQ (Taiwan)

 

Introduction of a handheld GPS system in the Dutch market by XS2 branded "Promedion"

Year 2002: Net Sales € 33 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

PQI (Taiwan), Pixelview (Taiwan), Z-Com (Taiwan)

 

XS2 introduces a GPS system for pocket-PC's and notebooks branded "Promedion"
 

XS2 introduces LCD-monitors and LCD-PC's branded "Promedion"
 

XS2 Introduces Wi-Fi products branded "Promedion"

Year 2003: Net Sales € 28 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives a personal award by the director of MSI in The Netherlands "Outstanding Partnership"
 

XS2 receives the "MSI excellent performance" award.
 

XS2 receives the "PQI Regional Distributor of the year" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Hitachi - harddisks- (Japan)

 

XS2 becomes one of the biggest computer assemblers of desktops and notebooks in Benelux countries using the brand name "Promedion" and this will continue few years later with the brand name "XXODD"
 

XS2 introduces an extremely compact MP3 player with integrated FM-radio and LCD-screen using the brand name "Promedion"

Year 2004: Net Sales: € 29 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

 

Winmag magazine

Promedion D410V notebook receives "Winfavorite" award.
 

PCM magazine

Promedion D500P receives "Editors Choice" award.
 

PCPlus magazine 

Promedion D410V notebook receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.
 

Hardware Info magazine

Promedion D870P described as "ultimate notebook, racemonster"
 

WinMag magazine

Promedion L297P LCD-PC receives "Winfavoriet" award.
 

WirelessComputing magazine

Promedion D410V receives "first choice" award.
 

PC Consument magazine

Promedion D410V receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.
 

HET magazine

Promedion D470W tested as "beautiful 17" notebook with power"
 

CHIP magazine

Promedion D900T tested highest score in desktop replacement notebook test.

 

XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (Ecabo)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Hitachi - audio/video - (Japan), TomTom (NL), MIO (Taiwan), ADATA (Taiwan)

 

XS2 introduces a Promedion tablet PC with 14" touchscreen and handwriting recognition.
 

XS2 introduces a range of portable DVD-players with 7"and 10" LCD-screen branded "Promedion"
 

XS2 introduces one of the first handheld palmsize digital video recorders which allows people to record Mpeg4 movies easily branded "Promedion"

Year 2005: Net Sales € 34 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "MSI outstanding partnership" award.
 

XS2 becomes a member of the Intel Product Integrator Program.

 

PCM magazine
 

Promedion D900T tested as "faster then almost all desktop systems"

PCM magazine
 

Promedion D900T receives "Best Product" award.

 

XS2 introduces a digital camera with the size of a pen, with a 2.0Megapixel camera using the brand name "Promedion"
 

XS2 introduces a range of external USB-harddisks up to 400GB branded "Promedion Edrive"

 

Summer 2005 German company Medion starts complaining about the fact XS2 is using "Promedion" as a brand name. Rene Eringaard decides to change "Promedion"  to "XXODD" in order to avoid conflict with the German company Medion.

Year 2006: Net Sales € 35 million

XS2 receives the "AMD Solution Provider Platinum" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Hitachi Strategic Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Associate Member" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "MSI Excellent Star" award as the best distributor in The Netherlands.
 

XS2 receives the "Ovislink Outstanding Cooperation" award.

 

Computer Totaal magazine

"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570B.
 

Computer Totaal magazine

"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570U2.
 

PC-Consument magazine

"The Fastest Notebook" predicate for XNA700.
 

WINMAG magazine

"BEST PRODUCT" award for 550V notebook with hardware data encryption.
 

PC-Active magazine

"the fastest notebook" predicate for XNA700K.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Arima - notebooks - (Taiwan), QNAP Systems - NAS solutions - (Taiwan), MaPower Electronics (Taiwan), Twinmos (Taiwan)

 

"XXODD" is launched by XS2 as "the"' brand name for desktops, notebooks and other computer peripherals.

 

"XXODD" introduces a GPS-GSM handheld locator so that people can trace cars, boats and persons by using Google Maps.

 

XS2 still remains a distributor for many Taiwanese companies, however "XXODD" branded products are generating most of the sales turnover.

Year 2007: Net Sales € 18 million

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XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.
 
PCM magazine
"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570RU.

PCM magazine
"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook D901C.

XS2 starts cooperation with Intel to introduce XXODD customized painted notebooks and notebooks with the logo of professional Dutch soccer clubs Feyenoord and PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging)
 
XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:
Mitac - notebooks - (Taiwan), Philips & Lite-On Digital (Taiwan)
 
XS2's role as distributor is getting smaller.
However XS2 is expanding its activities rapidly using the name XXODD.

Year 2008: Net Sales € 14 million

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "AMD Platinum Partner" award.
 

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "MSI Outstanding Partnership" award.

 

Dutch Consumer Guide magazine

XXODD notebook XNi8515 tested as notebook with best energy saving.
 

PCM magazine

XXODD 8212 ultra light magnesium alloy notebook receives "Best Buy" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Topstar - notebooks - (China), Raidon Technology (Taiwan), Patriot Memory (USA/Taiwan)

Year 2009: Net Sales € 10 million

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

PCM Magazine

XXODD XNi760CUH tested as "desktop replacement to be jealous at"

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Toshiba - storage - (Germany/Japan)

Year 2010: The voluntary liquidation of subsidiary XS2 Europe BV

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.
 

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

Rene Eringaard decides to a voluntary liquidation of his subsidiary XS2 Europe BV on November 2nd 2010.

Year 2011: Dismantling subsidiary XS2 Europe BV and dissolving all subsidiaries

Rene Eringaard dissolves all XS2 subsidiaries.
XS2 Holding BV remains active.
 

Rene Eringaard agrees that Taiwanese company Yuhuan Global Co., Ltd becomes a licensee free of charge of the trademark XXODD for smartphone and tablet accessories:

Such as chargers, portable power banks, battery powered HDMI pocket projectors, battery powered Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth smart wristbands and other Bluetooth devices.
 

By doing so, the XXODD trademark and the respective domain names are active and in use, and cannot be claimed by former competitors.

 

Rene Eringaard agrees that Taiwanese company Yuhuan Global Co., Ltd becomes a licensee free of charge of the trademark VIBIAN for watches, smart watches and smart bracelets.
 

By doing so, the VIBIAN trademark and the respective domain names are active and in use, and cannot be claimed by former competitors

Year 2012 - Nowadays: XS2 | Sourcing & Branding | Taiwan

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  • Contractual arrangements.
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  • Maintaining accurate costs and BOM’s.
  • Analyze and review material.
  • Driving material readiness.
  • Securing the supply for prototype builds and mass-production.
  • Final quality control.
  • Final product inspection.
  • Factory site audits.
  • Ensuring that the manufacturer is capable to fulfill product requirements regarding:
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Advisory, Coaching for startup entrepeneurs.
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  • Develop Sales Channels.
  • Trademarks & Domain Names.
  • Branding.
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