…Symbol Technologies teams up with Iceland Telecom to provide the latest telecommunications
Symbol distributor Kroli and Siminn (Iceland Telecom) are to work together to bring new wireless
LAN solutions and services to the Icelandic market. The partnership will include sales of
Spectrum24® wireless LAN infra-structure products and associated services through Siminn´s channel,
supplementing their existing networking and datasolutions offerings. Kroli will also offer added
value services, including network design and professional services. Together, the two
organisations will also work to develop a new service offering for the enterprise market.
The telecommunications industry is currently undergoing rapid expansion in Iceland and Symbol is
providing the wireless technology needed to service this market. John Vaccaro, vice president
wireless alliances, Symbol Technologies EMEA, said: "Symbol is very pleased to be partnering with
Siminn, through Kroli, to broaden the reach of wireless LAN technology in the Icelandic market.
Wireless LAN complements Siminn´s existing wide area and fixed cabling infrastructure perfectly,
bringing wireless mobility solutions to their enterprise offerings."
Siminn pledges to deliver fast, easy, reliable and secure communications to its customers. The
partnership with Symbol through Kroli will enable them to deliver on this promise. Thorarinn V.
Thorarinsson, Siminn´s president and CEO, said: "We are making the first step in offering wireless
local area solutions to our customers, which opens up many exciting possibilities for us. Siminn
has been building up a strong partnership with Kroli and Symbol which will play an important role
in our community and bring a range of new offerings to the corporate market."
Kroli's partnership with Siminn is built on the strengths of all the companies involved. Siggi
Kristjansson, managing director of Kroli, said it was not only about extending the reach of Symbol
wireless products in the market.
"Siminn is the leading provider of telephony and data services in Iceland and we are very pleased
that we have been chosen as partners. We are focusing on Symbol mobile and wireless solutions for
vertical markets, and have been growing a strong partnership with ERP software providers to offer
solutions to mobile workers at the point of activity. This partnership with Siminn will develop new
opportunities both for Kroli and for our software partners who are also partnering with Siminn´s
Kroli is an Icelandic IT company focusing on solutions for extending enterprise business systems to
the point of activity. Today, Kroli is Iceland's leading provider of mobile computing solutions,
wireless networks, barcode technology and professional services, assisting a growing number of
customers and partners in implementing real time logistics solutions into their businesses.The
professional knowledge and technologies Kroli provides is a growing part of logistics and supply
chain management in Icelandic companies and will play a key role in the growing m-commerce arena. A
number of Kroli´s current customers have already invested in their warehouse infrastructure to
become "m-commerce ready".
Other solutions and markets Kroli is building, together with Icelandic software partners and
value-added resellers, include asset management using Palm terminals, field service force
automation and ERP system connectivity over GSM and GPRS, automatic labelling and label printing in
manufacturing, retail store management with Symbol Palm terminals, converging voice and data
networks and point of care healthcare solutions. Kroli´s partners include many of the leading IT
companies in Iceland, such as Siminn, Strengur, GoPro Group, Columbus IT Partner, TM-software,
Marel and handPoint. Information about Kroli is available at www.kroli.is.
Siminn - Iceland Telecom provides full telecommunication services for Iceland. Since its founding
in 1906, Iceland Telecom has become one of the largest companies in Iceland and makes use of all
the latest innovations in the world of telecommunications to establish and maintain a complete
telephone network and service around the country. Iceland Telecom offers comprehensive services in
the information technology sector, with a major emphasis on providing its customers with fast, easy
and reliable communications. Information about Siminn is available at www.simmin.is/english.
Symbol Technologies, winner of the USA National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile
data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area
networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.
Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move,
packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10
million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilised worldwide in
markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel
and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used
to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to
the home. Information about Symbol is available at www.symbol.com.
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