Symbol Technologies announces Third Annual Enterprise Mobility Solutions award winners
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2006 -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), today announced the winners of its third annual Enterprise Mobility Solutions Awards. The award recognizes PartnerSelect members -- in each geographical region -- on their ability to provide customers with the most innovative, end-to-end enterprise mobility systems to help accelerate growth, productivity and operational efficiencies. New for 2006, Symbol also introduced the Partner Ecosystem Award for the most innovative enterprise mobility solution developed collaboratively by two PartnerSelect members.
"The Symbol Enterprise Mobility Solutions Award recognizes PartnerSelect members that provide customers with unique solutions that simplify their business processes, cut costs and save time," said Sanford Preizler, vice president of worldwide channels. "Each of the more than one hundred award submissions we received were worthy of recognition, which clearly illustrates that Symbol's partners across the globe are providing customers with innovative enterprise mobility solutions that help solve business needs."
A select panel of judges from Microsoft, AMI Partners, Questex Asia, and editors from leading industry publications including Business Solutions, Channel Business, Data Collection, eWeek and MicroScope Magazine selected the winners from the United States and Americas International (Canada and Latin America), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).
Symbol Enterprise Mobility Award Winners
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. was awarded the U.S. Enterprise Mobility Award for their deployment of Symbol MC9060 rugged mobile computers with its 20/20 Delivery(TM) solution to 550 staff members at a large national healthcare company. The solution provides real-time status for deliveries and information on the location and delivery receipt of healthcare products, allowing the healthcare company to adopt a paperless system -- reducing costs, and eliminating the need for storage of printed proof of delivery.
The winner of the Symbol Americas International Enterprise Mobility Award, Allegro Mobile Solutions, deployed Symbol MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistants (EDA) with its application for a modular and scalable solution to enable 800 field nurses and staff, starting with the Community Care Access Centre Simcoe County. The first module enables nurses to order medical supplies directly with real-time estimated time of arrival feedback. The second module is used to assess and track changes in patients' wounds, reducing the time to heal. The project has resulted in an annual cost savings of $8,000 per nurse through elimination of duplicate orders, reduced paper and printing costs. Nurses now spend less time on paperwork and more time on patient care.
By working with Aker Yards, the world's leading designer and builder of cruise vessels and ferries to simultaneously keep track of more than 5,000 craftsmen working on a cruise ship, Vilant Systems Oy Finland earned the Symbol EMEA Enterprise Mobility Award. Leveraging a radio frequency identification (RFID) system, Vilant Systems affixed tags to workers' helmets to track their movement using a wireless LAN (WLAN) in the event of an evacuation.
AirData Pty Ltd. integrated Symbol's Wi-Fi network infrastructure at Star Track Express' transport and logistics tracking depots and was awarded the Symbol APAC Enterprise Mobility Award. By creating a centralized management platform for wireless networks and mobile computers, AirData's sorted tracking data is now collected in real-time for all depots, and processes have been improved, resulting in greater efficiencies, lower costs and improved customer service quality.
Symbol Partner Ecosystem Award Winners
Enfotrust Networks and Stratix Corporation won the Symbol U.S. Partner Ecosystem Award for their work in providing The Home Depot with a solution based on Enfotrust's PACE Mobile Technology installed on Symbol MC50 EDAs with integrated cameras. The application manages the store-level tasks of more than 14,000 employees, and ties together all U.S. in-store service activities to a centrally-administered Web-based platform, which resulted in a 35 percent increase in hourly output per representative and a 25 percent increase in store efficiencies.
The Symbol Americas International Partner Ecosystem Award was awarded to RFX Tecnologia e Comercio Ltda. and CMW Automacao Ltda., who partnered to reduce the time spent on cycle counting at Brazilian supermarket chain Angeloni's distribution center. The partners deployed MC3090 and MC9060 mobile computers, MC50 EDAs, VC5090 vehicle mounted mobile computer, bar code scanners and Wi-Fi network infrastructure to help ensure the accuracy of inventory levels.
PEAK Technologies UK Ltd. and Syclo, LLC USA partnered to provide Tube Lines, a tube maintenance company that works in partnership with the London Underground, with a solution to efficiently track and monitor assets and earned the Symbol EMEA Partner Ecosystem Award. Leveraging Symbol's partner ecosystem, independent software vendor (ISV) partner Syclo, was able to meet the stringent timeframe requirements Tube Lines set, effectively delivering enterprise mobility in less than three months with the help of PEAK Technologies.
The winners of the Symbol APAC Partner Ecosystem Award are SkyWire Pty Ltd. and Manhattan Associates, an ISV who jointly deployed a warehouse management system with new processes for Magna Pacific, the largest independent DVD distributor in Australia and New Zealand, using Symbol's MC3090-G mobile computers, WS5100 Wireless Switch and AP300 Access Ports. The solution doubled Magna Pacific's capacity to ship orders -- from 400 per day to 900 per day. Magna Pacific expects a return on its investment within 18 months and an approximately $600,000 return over three years due to efficiency, stock management improvements and labor savings.
Symbol's PartnerSelect Program is designed to help channel partners increase both revenue and profitability by offering benefits that recognize each partner's unique value-add and business model. The program facilitates teamwork between Symbol's internal sales force and its partners in order to identify and create more sales opportunities.
To learn more about the Symbol Enterprise Mobility Solutions Awards and Symbol's PartnerSelect channel program, visit http://www.symbol.com/partner.
About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies. More information is available at http://www.symbol.com.
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