Nordic ID and NitroASL announced today they are entering into a partnership to develop Hardware/Software Bundles to capitalise on Microsoft's recent entry into the Retail Software Segment with RMS.
Microsoft's Retail Management System (RMS) is set to change the face of this huge global business (one in four businesses globally operates in the Retail sector). Nordic ID and NitroASL will offer complete hardware and software AutoID and Wireless Data Capture solutions for areas such as Stocktaking, Queue Busting and incoming goods these solutions will integrate seamlessly into RMS. The first bundle is now in final QA testing and will be officially launched in the UK market by Mark Tailfords team of Nordic ID Ltd. in the next few weeks. A US launch is expected by Q2 2005.
Nordic ID and NitroASL have joined forces on providing a clever, easy to use, thin client Data Capture solution built on state-of-the-art technologies. The handheld instruments and the application software will be available in all the major global markets through a number of different channels. Nordic ID instruments will utilise NitroASL's NitroNordic RMS Suite to extend the functionality of RMS.
"Weve spent the last two years developing and perfecting a highly focused suite of RMS add-on solutions, in close association with Microsoft, our strategic partners, RMS Dealers and selected end-user Retailers. Nordic ID RF600 and now the new Bluetooth enabled RF650 handheld instruments where head and shoulders above the competition in terms of radio range, roaming, intuitiveness and with our tightly-integrated-with-RMS software represent a hugely attractive proposition for any Retail either running RMS or thinking of deploying it in their Retails Stores or chains," says Tom Keane, NitroASL CEO. "Retailers will get instant productivity gains, reduced operating costs and increases sales when they deploy the Nordic ID instruments."
"Co-operation with NitroASL is a perfect match for us, given our focus areas and desire to provide one-stop, out-of-the-box solutions for the SME Retailer. NitroASL's quality software and technical expertise, particularly in Microsoft's newly acquired Retail Software offerings, give us high expectations in the global market not only for our RF series, but also for our Windows CE PL series and the new exciting products that are currently in our labs. The NitroNordic RMS Suite literally makes our handhelds come alive, utilises all their most advanced features and makes them instantly mission critical devices for the exponentially growing RMS user base around the globe," says Thorsten Brysch, Nordic ID, Director Business Development & International Operations.
The jointly developed bundles are designed for Retailers in the Tier 2 to Tier 4 segments, who are already using RMS (or intend to deploy it) and who wish to maximise their return on investment by extending RMS capabilities in order to increase productivity and create even more new business opportunities in the field of delivery/dispatch scheduling and real time purchase order, stock taking, asset tracking monitoring, supply logistics and even service personnel management.
PiccoLink 2000 Brochure
Nordic ID's product family is called PiccoLink. In our PiccoLink product family there are two main product lines: PiccoLink 2000 - a line for handheld PC 2000.