Maxa Technologies, (Maxatec), specialist distributor of IT hardware, software and services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors has been appointed as a distributor for Arbor Technology, the designer and manufacturer of rugged tablet computers.
Arbor Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, has evolved in recent years as one of the major players in rugged tablet PCs. Established in 1993, and with a firm foothold in the embedded and network computing sector, Arbor has used its wide-ranging expertise to deliver board-level to system integrated solutions to a wide range of industries. The release of the rugged tablet computers in 2010 marked a significant step in Arbor's strategic plans to expand board-level expertise to complete system integrated solutions.
Steve Berry, Director at Maxa Technologies, said: "The product offering from Arbor is a great fit with our expanding mobile computing product set. The quality and performance of the Gladius range is superb, and we have been delighted with the all-round support offered to us from Arbor UK and Taiwan as we have been moving forward to release the products to our channel. It is essential for us to select supportive partners with high quality products, and Arbor fits this position exceptionally well. We have already seen significant interest from some of our key market areas and this is a really encouraging start to our partnership."
The Gladius range of rugged tablet PC's from Arbor consist of 7", 8" and 10" options. The Intel Atom processors used in all the products means that the Gladius range delivers significant processing capabilities with very low power consumption. The Gladius is a fanless design and the dual Li-ion battery packs provide about 8 hours of running time. The G0720 and G0820 both have sunlight readable touchscreens, and a range of industry specifications including IP54 and MIL-STD-810F, making the products suitable for outdoor use.
Phil Bull, UK Manager for Arbor Technology UK Limited, commented:- "Partnering with Maxatec now enables us to aggressively drive forward with our product set into the UK market. We want to leverage our strengths and core competencies so that we can create new and incremental revenue streams, and a strong working relationship."
Bull continued:- "We all know how dynamic the mobile computing market has become in recent years, and it is so important for our chosen partners to have real focus on both products and markets. Maxatec has a clearly defined strategy and vision with emphasis on partnering with companies for the long-term, and this is one of the key reasons we selected Maxatec as our partner in the UK."
In addition to the Gladius range, Arbor also offer a range of tablets for the medical and healthcare markets. Key design elements have been taken into account for these products including anti-vibration and shock specifications, biometric fingerprint validation, safety requirements for medical electrical systems, radio disturbance and immunity characteristics and much more.