SYMBOL ANNOUNCES SOLUTION CENTRES FOR EMEA PARTNERS AND CUSTOMERS

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Symbol channel partners to save time and money on development and test costs

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company, today announced the launch of Solution Centres throughout EMEA for channel partners, including independent software vendors (ISV) and resellers, and customers to test and validate third-party applications with Symbol products. Symbols Solutions Validation Program will help reduce development and test costs for channel partners who will be able to provide customers with fully tested solutions that are ready to use. The first new Symbol Solution Centre will open this month in the United Kingdom, and be available to Symbol partners and customers located in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

"Last year, we launched the first Solution Centre at Symbol's headquarters located in New York, and have seen tremendous success with partners validating their solutions," said Jan Burton, vice president, Symbol EMEA. "To continue the success of this program, we are expanding this service to our partners and customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa so they have a Solution Centre geographically closer to validate their applications and solutions with Symbol products and to help solve the wireless and mobility needs of businesses in the region."

The Symbol Solution Centre is a testing and development lab that houses a wide range of products, accessories, peripherals and associated technologies that provide a testing and validation environment for enterprise mobility solutions. Symbol PartnerSelect partners that provide applications and solutions will now be able to work with Symbol engineers, in a lab environment, to test their software applications and solutions with Symbol products. The Solutions Validation Program enables both software and hardware partners to leverage Symbols Mobility Services Platform (MSP) to accelerate deployments of their solutions and ease the ongoing maintenance and support challenges customers face.  In addition, customers can also use the Symbol Solution Centre to test their applications, whether they are developed in-house or supplied by an independent provider, to eliminate risk before the solution is deployed.

Access to Symbols Solution Centre and its equipment and staff will enable Symbol partners to decrease their time to market and save time and money on development, testing, and post-sales support. By using a Symbol validated solution, customers benefit from an application solution proven to work with Symbol products.

"The Symbol Solution Centre provides customers and partners with confidence that the applications and solutions we develop are tested, optimized and validated with Symbol products, said Larry Klimczyk, Managing Director, Blackbay Ltd. As a Symbol partner, it is a tremendous benefit  to not have to pay a large fee for testing equipment. Symbols Solution Validation Program will help us save on ongoing customer support costs for applications we validated at the Symbol Solutions Centre."

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