CipherLab appoints BancTec as a new UK distributor

CipherLab, a leading manufacturer of Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) hardware, has appointed BancTec, one of the UK's largest distributors of mobile data capture devices, as a new distribution partner.

CipherLabs range of handheld data capture terminals will be added to BancTecs portfolio of Auto ID solutions currently available through its nationwide channel of resellers.  The Berkshire-based companys Auto ID division provides mobile data capture devices and software applications for resellers operating in the retail, manufacturing and warehousing sectors. 

Among the products to be added will be the new Windows CE and Pocket PC-based rugged 9500 mobile computer with its UHF, HF and LF RFID capabilities, large colour display and Bluetooth, 802.11b and GSM/GPRS wireless networking capacity.  Loaded with the multi-platform MCL Rapid Development Tool and an Intel XScale processor, the features and functionality of the 9500 make it the ideal product for BancTec to use as a platform onto which to add its software programs including RFeasyServ. 

RFeasyServ allows developers to create powerful RF client-server applications by managing the data flow between the mobile units and the host application via a standard WiFi Connection. Designed for the quick and easy creation of RF client-server applications, the software allows for the co-existence of mixed terminals on the same network.

Altaf Sadique, Managing Director of CipherLab UK comments: This partnership marks a huge milestone in our development.  BancTecs range of Auto ID data management software applications for the reseller community and the end user has an excellent reputation. Partnering with the company enables CipherLab to reach BancTecs customer base in our key industries from retail to logistics and I am delighted to embark on this mutually beneficial partnership.

Mark Worrall, Customer Services Director at BancTec believes that the strategic partnership is an excellent move. He comments: "Our new partnership with CipherLab provides an exceptional opportunity to work with a market leader and extends the availability of robust mobility devices and proven application solutions to our UK customer base.  BancTec will be able to provide the CipherLab range of handheld data capture terminals coupled with our software development capability. This will enable us to add significant value to the Cipherlab products by providing a variety of Auto ID solutions that reduce operational costs and streamline business processes for our clients.

About CipherLab

CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection) products and systems.  The companys mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road.  Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with North American offices in Plano, TX and operations in EMEA, the Americas, Asia Pacific and China, CipherLab is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160). 

About BancTec

BancTec is a global business process outsourcing, applications and services company delivering high volume, mission-critical solutions to automate and streamline data and transactional business processes. Founded over 30 years ago, BancTec strives to improve customer operations, enhance productivity and reduce operating costs within the supply chain and retail channel. The company represents some of the most prominent manufacturers of Auto ID products in the UK and its range of value added solutions provides its clients with significant benefits in managing, tracking and streamlining logistical and retail operations. The company has over 3,000 employees serving over 5,000 customers in 50 countries around the world.

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