Rugged Mobile Devices Gain EMM Improvements with Promising New Partnership

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has announced this week a strategic alliance with SOTI, a renowned provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions. This partnership will extend SOTI MobiControl's deep management capabilities to Handheld's range of rugged mobile devices.

Certification of Handheld's devices within the SOTI OEM partner program will enable Handheld's reselling partners to offer SOTI's advanced technology to quickly provision devices, content and applications without end user intervention or loss of valuable time.

Handheld has chosen SOTI based on the company's vertical expertise and device control. SOTI's comprehensive mobility management capabilities will now meet the needs of businesses using Handheld devices.

"This strategic partnership will allow end users to securely manage their mobile devices and connected peripherals, and securely protect company data," said Jerker Hellstr÷m, CEO, Handheld Group. "This will make our products even more valuable to organisations with field workers across the globe."

"With two decades of mobility management innovation, SOTI successfully works with partners such as Handheld to bring the most advanced mobile management capabilities to market, unleashing the infinite possibilities that mobility offers the connected enterprise," said Shash Anand, VP of Strategic Alliances at SOTI. "We are pleased to partner with Handheld to bring the strength of MobiControl to their network, which will enable organisations to centrally manage, support, secure and track corporate mobile devices, regardless of device type, mobile platform and location."

Optidev, a specialist logistics company which currently offers SOTI solutions for its customers, is also a reselling partner of Handheld.

"Our customers' mobility pain points are unique. SOTI provides centralised mobility management capabilities that address their varying requirements," said Christian Lundin, Sales Director, Optidev. "Adding SOTI MobiControl to Handheld's ultra-rugged devices is a natural combination allowing enterprises to efficiently manage their mobile deployments."

Handheld's Nautiz and Algiz ultra-rugged PDAs and tablets are specifically developed for use in tough environments, in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, mining, field service, utilities, public safety, military and security.