Siemens Wireless Modules, a leading manufacturer of wireless modules and devices, and Psion Teklogix announced at CTIA Wireless 2008, their partnership in bringing Ikôn, the first rugged PDA to integrate HSDPA technology, to the enterprise marketplace. Ikôn integrates Siemens’ MC75 and HC25 modules for GPRS and HSDPA capabilities and combines a sleek, compact and powerful design with robust functionality including Bluetooth®, WiFi and GPS. With HSDPA, Ikôn is capable of transmitting data faster than ever before, thereby improving productivity and efficiency by enabling advanced mobile applications across the enterprise. Additionally, Ikôn is AT&T approved.
“Ikôn represents an engineering victory for Psion Teklogix and Siemens and ultimately for enterprises everywhere that need mobile computing,” said Paul Hetherington, director of business development, Siemens Wireless Modules. “With a joint commitment to success and a strong foundation of several years of partnership, we overcame borders and created an engineering ‘dream team’ located across Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States to design a superior, first-of-its-kind enterprise PDA.”
The Ikôn packs functionality into a compact, rugged form factor and delivers ergonomics, aesthetics, and ease of use for professionals across varied industries including distribution and transportation, courier, field service, utilities and more. The capability of Ikôn to integrate high speed HSDPA voice and data communication options eliminates the need for multiple devices – effectively reducing capital expenditures as well as support costs.
Additionally, GPS and Bluetooth radio options provide customers with more choice to address diverse application requirements. These features enable real-time information management, improved efficiencies and increased asset visibility across a customer’s operations. The highest battery capacity available in this segment ensures full-day productivity for mobile workers while a uniquely engineered internal antenna improves durability.
“Working together with the Siemens modules team as a partner, we began from the ground level to design a communications module that would meet the communications needs of enterprises requiring anytime, anywhere mobile computing,” said James Poulton, Director of Product Management, Psion Teklogix. “Whether reading barcodes with the integrated imager or scanner, using the camera to take color pictures or sending reports back to the home office, Ikôn increases efficiency and productivity in the field.”
For more information about Ikôn, contact Psion Teklogix at 1.800.322.3437. For more information about Siemens Wireless Modules, visit www.siemens.com/wm.
About Siemens Energy & Automation
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens’ operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world’s broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics, focusing on the three key sectors of healthcare, industry and energy. Founded 160 years ago in Germany, Siemens AG reported sales of $96.6 billion in fiscal year 2007 (ended September 30). Siemens today employs more than 470,000 people in some 190 countries. In the United States alone, Siemens had sales of over $25 billion (including export sales), fueled largely by infrastructure projects and innovative solutions in the industry areas of medical, automation and control, power, transportation and lighting. Headquartered in New York City, Siemens in the U.S. employs nearly 72,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The U.S. is also home to the global headquarters of nine of Siemens’ worldwide businesses. For more information on Siemens in the United States, go to www.usa.siemens.com.
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions designed 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 is a leader 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 39 sales and support offices in 23 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with additional corporate offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Psion Teklogix parent company, Psion PLC, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (PON.L).