Amidst stereo thunderclaps and a flourescent slogan – the shape of things to come – Xios Systems Corp Europe was launched in London on Friday. The new company has been created by merging Ottawa-based Kinburn Technology Corp’s office information systems subsidiary Xios Systems Corp, with word processing systems specialist AES Data Inc, acquired by Kinburn for $16m last September (CI No 699). It will use now-defunct AES Data’s group of European subsi diaries and distributors to market its Unix based office information management systems software prod uct, Renaissance, developed by SHL Systemhouse Inc, another Kinburn Group subsidiary. Renaissance, so the company claims, can be used by customers as a powerful set of tools to run word processing, data processing or personal computing applications, or to integrate exis ting proprietary, generic or manual office systems to provide cost-eff-ective office systems. Xios looks for 50% of its business from the Europe unit based in Hammersmith.