Handheld and SOTI announce a strategic alliance extending SOTI MobiControl's deep management capabilities to Handheld's rugged mobile devices

Handheld Announces Strategic Enterprise Mobility Management Alliance With SOTI -- Global alliance brings award-winning MobiControl to users of rugged mobile devices worldwide

LIDKÖPING, Sweden, and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, and SOTI, the world's leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), today announced a strategic alliance extending SOTI MobiControl's deep management capabilities to Handheld's rugged mobile devices.

Certification of Handheld's devices within the SOTI OEM partner program enables Handheld's reselling partners to offer SOTI's advanced technology to quickly provision devices, content and applications without end user intervention or downtime. Handheld chose SOTI based on the company's vertical expertise and device control. SOTI's comprehensive mobility management capabilities 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 Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group. "This will make our products even more valuable to organizations 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 organizations to centrally manage, support, secure and track corporate mobile devices, regardless of device type, mobile platform and location."

Optidev, a logistics specialty company currently offering SOTI solutions for its customers, is also a reselling partner of Handheld devices. "Our customers' mobility pain points are unique. SOTI provides centralized mobility management capabilities that address their varying requirements," said Christian Lundin, sales director. "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.

Handheld rugged computers with SOTI MobiControl will be demonstrated at Handheld's stand K34 at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham on September 23-24, and at the Mobility for Business conference in Paris on October 6-8.

About Handheld

Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers. Handheld and resellers worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, mining, military and security. http://www.handheldgroup.com

About SOTI Inc.

SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with more than 15,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. For more information, visit http://www.soti.net

SOURCE Handheld Group and SOTI Inc.
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