Today shortly after the opening bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced that it has launched a comprehensive co-marketing strategy with Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) to market and sell its newly released N37B rugged military handheld mobile computer which features a RFID reader with Hitachi Security Protocol, 3G connectivity certified through AT&T’s 3G network and a Galileo GPS system. The N37B is strategically channeled through Ingram Micro’s Point of Sale (POS) and Data Capture Division’s with over 170,000 worldwide resellers, VARs and integrators and end-user customers.
According to the press release, the N37B has completed AT&T Certification to work on AT&T’s nationwide 3G network and is now featured on AT&T’s Developer Program website as a certified device for resellers, VARs, integrators and developers for purchase.
“NDT, Ingram Micro and AT&T’s marketing and business development teams are aggressively working on POS and Data Capture channel opportunities for the N37B in supply chain management, retail, government, military, law enforcement, telecom, industrial process and control, and automotive markets,” stated Newport Digital’s CEO, Michael Lutton. “The N37B launch has been the initial major initiative for NDT. This product line reflects the company’s ability to bring cutting edge technology to market in a cost effective manner and is now available to our AT&T and Ingram Micro sales channels. We anticipate this unique, RFID enabled computing device to generate significant revenue for NDT in calendar years 2010 & 2011.”
“The 3G option will enable this handheld computing devise to have data connectivity anywhere AT&T’s nationwide 3G service is available, making for a ‘connect anywhere’ scenario for RFID business applications,” commented Richard Tanimoto, NDTs Senior Managing Director. “The GPS option will allow for the N37B to not only collect RFID data from item level inventory but to pinpoint and report the location of the inventory scanned by the RFID reader. This greatly enhances and expands the applications that can be offered from NPDTs relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) such as Socket Mobile and Middleware Software Vendors (MSV) such as Shovon and Workbridge to enhance the N37B application offerings.”
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