to Bring More Value and Business Support to Channel Partners
New alliance with world's largest technology distributor extends Psion Teklogix' reach globally and provides its channel partners with an all-in-one source for high-performance, rugged mobile computing solutions
Cincinnati, Ohio (March 31, 2009) – Making it easier for channel partners to source and sell its rugged wireless computing solutions, Psion Teklogix, Inc. Psion Teklogix(LSE: PON.L), a global provider of mobile computing solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor.
Under the terms of the new agreement, the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Division will support, market and resell Psion Teklogix' full line of rugged computing solutions which includes a broad range of mobile handheld and vehicle-mounted computers, RFID readers, scanners, voice and printer products, to channel partners throughout the Americas.
According to Psion Teklogix' president of worldwide sales, Ron Caines, the new distribution alliance promises greater operational efficiency, expands the company's reach and provides its current channel partners access to Ingram Micro's value-added service and financing programs, as well as its entire portfolio of IT products, solutions and services.
“Working with Ingram Micro, one of the industry's top channel partners for POS, AIDC and RFID technology solutions, accelerates our value proposition to channel partners and enables them to sell to and service their customers more effectively,” said Caines. “In addition, Ingram Micro's broad-based portfolio allows our partners to source all their technology needs, which helps them to improve productivity and customer service.”
Industry analyst firm VDC Research Group, Inc. is predicting continued growth for the automatic data capture industry in the coming years as businesses adopt the technology to increase productivity through greater mobility, speed and accuracy, improve inventory turns, enhance customer interaction and reduce costs.
“Demand for mobile, data capture and POS computing solutions is growing – especially within field-intensive verticals such as retail, entertainment, manufacturing and public sector,” said Justin Scopaz, vice president and general manager, Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Division. “We are pleased to offer and support Psion Teklogix' complete line of ruggedized mobile computing technology and expand upon our growing portfolio of vertically-focused IT products and solutions.”
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions which deliver real-time access to enterprise data at the point of activity to improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises throughout the world. Solutions are built around a range of high-quality, innovative mobile computers designed for tough and demanding environments. Psion Teklogix has leading expertise in rugged hardware, integration, service and support and in new and emerging technologies including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries, and over 39 sales and support offices in 23 countries. The Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit www.PsionTeklogix.comwww.psionteklogix.com.
About the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Division
The Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Division is a leading value-added distributor of auto ID/data capture (AIDC), point-of-sale (POS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless solution products and services. In addition to these technologies, the division also offers partners access to the complete suite of Ingram Micro products and services. With offices and distribution centers across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS division delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to technology integrators around the world. For more information, visit dcpos.ingrammicro.com.