Datalogic Mobile and STD Retail enter into new collaborative partnership

Datalogic Mobile and STD Retail have entered into a new strategic partnership. STD Retails SPEDI software will now be marketed hand-in-hand with Datalogic Mobiles range of hand held terminals.

Colin Pike, UK Country Manager for Datalogic Mobile commented: We are extremely pleased to be working with STD Retail.  Their SPEDI software has established itself as a market leading solution for the convenience store and independent retail sector. This is evident in deployments at Nisa Todays, Costcutter, Londis, Palmer & Harvey and many other independent retailers. In particular, we have been very impressed by the close relationship and interaction STD Retail has developed with their customer community over the last 25 years. This has resulted in solutions which not only take into account the current needs and legislation of this market but is also sufficiently forward thinking to embrace planned future changes. SPEDI provides real innovation in electronic ordering and stock taking solutions which is fully backed up by their extensive UK dealer network.
STD Retails MD, David Mendus, commented: We identified a strong need to provide a more cost effective hand held terminal for our customers. After an extensive search and evaluation we decided to standardise our development around the Datalogic Memor.  We were attracted to the exceptional price positioning of this device which now brings the use of handheld terminals well within the grasp of the smallest of independent retailers whilst offering significant commercial benefits.  We were also impressed by the Datalogic Memors compact design, clarity of display, user friendliness and ability to be operated with one hand. The deployment of over 6,000 Datalogic Memors at the Co-op Group already has demonstrated a strong acceptance of the product within the convenience store market.  
Mendus continues Datalogic Mobiles extensive range and common development platform also means that SPEDI software can be seamlessly deployed onto their alternative mobile devices where, from time to time, bigger displays and/or larger keypad formats are customer requirements.
Datalogic Group is a world-class producer of barcode readers, data collection mobile computers and RFID systems. The company offers solutions for many industrial sectors, from manufacturing to transportation & logistics and retail. The Group has been listed on the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, with headquarters located in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic has about 1900 employees worldwide, in over 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Pacific Rim.In 2007, the Datalogic Group achieved revenues of 404 million, an increase of 6% over the previous year.
Datalogic Mobile, part of the Datalogic Group, is a global player in the mobile computers market, offering a full range of products, dedicated to retail store automation, warehouse, logistics  and, field force automation solutions. Datalogic Mobiles range includes handheld computers ranging from ultra-compact to full alphanumeric keypad handhelds, industrial PDAs, rugged pistol grip and vehicle mount terminals. Middleware software, utilities and tools, such as the companys Remote Device Management software assure fast and secure seamless integration into most back office systems. Datalogic Mobiles UK head office is based in Redbourn, Hertfordshire where Datalogic has had a presence for over 25 years.

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