SYMBOL TAKES COOL TECHNOLOGY TO ICELAND Wednesday 9 May 2001 PDF Print …Symbol Technologies teams up with Iceland Telecom to provide the latest telecommunications innovations… 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 community." About Kroli 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. About Siminn 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. About Symbol 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. 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