Amaro, UD, Italy March 23, 2009 – Eurotech, a leading provider of low power embedded products and technologies, and Glacier Computer, a leading designer, developer, and supplier of rugged vehicle-mount, tablet, and portable computers, today announce they have jointly signed a master distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Glacier Computer will resell the Eurotech Zypad wearable computer to support warehouse, manufacturing, healthcare, and public service applications.
Glacier Computer added the Zypad wearable computer to its product portfolio due to its rugged design, functionality, quality, and support provided by Eurotech. Eurotech selected Glacier Computer to distribute the wearable computer due to its understanding of the computing needs of customers in supply chain, healthcare, and first responder applications, and its broad sales channel which includes over 50 VARs and distributors.
"Eurotech is a well-established, high quality supplier of rugged, low power, highly functional computing platforms," says Ron D'Ambrosio, CEO for Glacier Computer. "With the wearable computer from Eurotech in our product line, we are now able to serve the computing needs for companies with mobile users who need to both access and provide data to centralized systems."
"Glacier Computer's market and application focus is directly aligned with our expertise in designing and delivering innovative system solutions like the Zypad wearable computer," explains David Cowan, vice president of sales for Eurotech in North America. "We rely on the expertise of our channel partners to bring our computers and embedded platforms to market, and Glacier Computer fits that model."
The Zypad wearable computer offers a simple user interface, with the ability to interface with 1D and 2D barcode RFID readers, and hands-free operation. The wearable market is expected to evolve beyond primary target markets such as food distribution and mail sortation. Emerging opportunities are expected to stem from industrial supply chain operations, field service maintenance, bedside care for health care facilities and military/homeland security applications. Market research indicates a worldwide CAGR of 19% over the next 3 years.