Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Psion Confirms the Start of Shipment of Its New Low Cost, Rugged Enterprise PDA: the Psion EP10
LONDON - Wednesday, May 25th 2011 [ME NewsWire]
Customer pre-launch orders of over 7,000 units to be delivered over the next 12 months
Fastest performing device in this category with rich feature set
Ready for US, European and Asian wireless markets on CDMA and GSM networks
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Psion PLC (LSE: PON.L) today announced the general availability of its latest rugged enterprise PDA, the EP10™ in all its major markets. The device is aimed at users that require a feature-rich, small form factor, robust mobile computer.
Perfectly suited for applications as diverse as field service, postal and courier delivery, ticketing and event management as well as transportation and security, the EP10 has already achieved significant early success. The company has received an unprecedented level of pre-orders for the EP10 amounting to more than 7,000 units to be delivered over the next 12 months. These early sales include a 3,500 unit order from Varlink, a UK distributor and a 1,000 unit order from Warok, a German distributor, as well as significant pre-orders in the US, France and Benelux. In total, the value of pre-orders for the EP10 amount to almost £5 million.
The EP10 has also achieved positive market reaction following extensive pre-launch testing by partners and customers. In total, the EP10 has undergone almost 100,000 hours of testing in the labs and in the field.
“All the feedback and early orders we’ve received for the EP10 tells us that this is the device our customers and partners have been waiting for,” said John Conoley, Chief Executive Officer, Psion PLC. “Furthermore, we’re bringing this product to market on-time and on-budget, which marks another successful launch for Psion.”
The EP10 offers all the features and durability of a high-end mobile computer in the form of an affordable compact device. Thanks to its feature-rich wireless design, it can be used anywhere by people who have to access data remotely, such as courier drivers, service technicians or agents.
Driven by the latest enterprise Texas Instruments AM3715 Sitara ARM processor, the EP10 is the fastest device in its category1. It boasts a large 3.7in high resolution LCD display with integrated touch screen, as well as support for the latest mobile communication standards including CDMA (EV-DO rev A) or GSM (UMTS 3.8G HSPA+), GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Incorporated into the device is a 2D omni-directional imager and an additional 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.
To ensure that the EP10 is a future-proof investment, it offers the industry’s fullest array of interactive sensors in the industry: gyroscope, light sensor, GPS, magnetometer (digital compass), accelerometer and proximity sensor. These sensors can be further customized through both software and hardware development kits available to partners.
Psion has always embraced modularity in its products and the EP10 is no exception. The device supports modular keyboards, choice of batteries, a slot for a micro-SD memory card and expansion snap modules that allow for customized hardware interfaces that add functionality, for example input/output ports, integration of RFID, DEX and biometric readers.
The EP10 has been a major discussion topic since late 2010 within the company’s business-to-business online community, www.ingenuityworking.comas well as our partner solutions exchange, IngenuityLive!
The list price of the EP10 starts at $1,850 and is available to purchase now through any of Psion’s approved resellers.
For further press information on the EP10, go to: community.psion.com/ep10presspack
Psion and EP10 are trademarks, or registered trademarks, of Psion PLC and subsidiaries.
Psion is the pioneer of quality mobile handheld computers and their application in industrial markets around the world. We have been innovators in mobile computing since 1980, starting with the invention of the PDA, through to helping our global customers solve their business problems today. Our clients include Volkswagen, SNCF, RWE nPower, E.ON, BMW, Goodyear, Copenhagen Airports, BNSF and many others.
Through our open innovation business model, we have the ability to work directly with our customers and partners to co-create new variants of our mobile hardware, software and service that meet the specific needs of the marketplace. This collaboration is made possible by our open innovation community site, www.ingenuityworking.com.
Psion plc is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in London with corporate offices located in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa. For more information, visit www.psion.com
1Based on Drystone version 2.1 test results measured in MIPS. Tests conducted in May 2011 in Psion laboratories.
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