Handheld Europe AB, a leading supplier of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers on the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets, has appointed Carsten Billeschou as new Managing Director. Carsten Billeschou brings management experience from several European manufacturing companies and will be part of Handheld Group's management team.
"Ruggedish" smartphones is a global trend - and traditional rugged computer makers are best equipped to supply truly rugged smartphones and tablets. The large cell phone and computer manufacturers are increasingly launching smartphones and other mobile devices that are rugged, or rather "ruggedish". Handheld's founder and CEO Jerker Hellström takes a look at the reasons for this trend and where it might leave the traditional rugged computer makers. He also explains what rugged really means.
A new 10X review from GCN says, "Where the Algiz 10X really shines is in ruggedness." GCN, which performs technology assessments, recommendations and case studies to support public sector IT managers in the U.S.
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced a major strategic five-year agreement with a global leader in logistic solutions. According to the agreement, Handheld's innovative package sorting and printing device SP400X will be deployed across hundreds of package sorting facilities.
Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its highly popular Algiz 7 rugged tablet computer. The updated Algiz 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor, with better storage capacity, improved security and quicker communication capabilities.
Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the introduction of its improved comprehensive service and support plan, MaxCare. It reduced its number of plans for simplicity and will give customers a choice between three- and five-year coverage for each plan, adding flexibility and extended warranty protection.
Review by Conrad Blickenstorfer, RuggedPCReview
Handheld, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, has been selected to supply rugged PDAs for ticket scanning during the ATP and WTA tennis tournaments in Båstad, Sweden in the coming two weeks. Handheld's rugged, portable, barcode-scanner-equipped Nautiz X3 has been chosen for the task by Transticket, the specialist ticketing-systems supplier responsible for providing a ticketing solution for the Swedish Open.
ARCONTIA INTERNATIONAL AB, a Swedish producer of contactless smart card products and solutions for Automatic Fare Collection (AFC), today announces that it has extended its strategic partnership with Handheld Group for a new generation of embedded smart card readers for integration into Handheldâ€™s portfolio of rugged PDAs and smartphones.
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Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, has started shipping its new Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC for field professionals. The powerful Algiz 10X rugged tablet is perfect for outdoor use and can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling. An updated version of Handheld's popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook also starts shipping this week.
It is a great time to be a technician using technology. Work done in the field is getting easier, more efficient and more accurate as the tools we use get smaller, faster and more precise. And we can perform new functions in ways we might not have imagined five years ago. Asset tracking, inventory and cloud computing are three of the strongest application trends in 2013.
Award-winning maker of robust mobile devices selects u-blox positioning technology
Review by Conrad Blickenstorfer, RuggedPCReview
Christian Löfvendahl, Managing Director of Handheld Europe and Handheld APAC, has been named one of Sweden's "super talents" by leading business magazine Veckans Affärer. Handheld Group is the world's fastest-growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile devices.
Handheld, the world's fastest-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced a new offering from business partner, Ascent Rugged Mobile. The SAIFE Sentry combines Cummings Engineering's SAIFE™ encryption software with Handheld's Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone, for a tough and secure mobile solution.
Handheld Group, a fast-growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones, today announced the launch of the new version of its highly popular Algiz XRW rugged notebook. The updated Algiz XRW is considerably faster than its predecessor, and has twice the amount of RAM.
CEO Jerker Hellström writes about total cost of ownership and the need to purchase mobile computers wisely in order to not lose productivity in an article that has been published in over 20 magazines and newspapers around the world, including Mobile Commerce Insider, Maritime Professional, Rugged PC Review and Government Security News.
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Handheld, the world's fastest-growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile devices, has made several new top appointments to strengthen the organization of its management and sales for continued global growth.
Handheld Group, a leading supplier of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Swedish national biathlon team. The team and its coaches will use Handheld's Algiz 7 ultra-rugged tablet PC for timing and other services to the athletes during practice and competitions.
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Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced the launch of its new rugged mobile device for field professionals: the Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC. The powerful Algiz 10X can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling, and its large, 10.1-inch touchscreen provides the best screen visibility on the market.
Stormwater Journal, September 2012
Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone. The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone in the world - it's waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant - yet it's also lightweight, very slim and smartly designed for both work and play.
CEO Jerker Hellström outlines his vision about true mobility and the future of rugged mobile computers in an article that has been published in nearly 50 magazines and newspapers around the world, including Mobile World Magazine, Communications Technology, Manufacturing Business Technology, Developing Telecoms and Government Security News.
Field Technologies Magazine, July 2012
Handheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, announces Mobile Tornado instant talk, locate and alert certification on its range of mobile devices.
The Algiz XRW ultra-rugged notebook from Handheld recently passed the ultimate endurance and performance test, serving as the computing and communication tool of choice for the French scientific North Pole 2012 Expedition. The expedition, that reached the geographic North Pole in April, spent three weeks living in tents as they collected scientific data.
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The Handheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, has appointed Nils Lennartsson as the new service and support manager.
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Handheld is sponsoring a north pole expedition
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The Handheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile computers, has appointed Christopher Peskin as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Peskin brings more than 15 years of valuable industry experience to Handheld, from Hewlett Packard and Trimble.
Handheld is the Official Rugged Mobile Computer Supplying Sponsor of PUMA Ocean Racing
The Handheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, has appointed Johan Hed as new product manager. The recruitment is part of Handheld's increased focus on new product development.
The ultra-rugged notebook Algiz XRW by Handheld has been selected by the French scientific North Pole 2012 Expedition as their computing tool of choice for the five week long ski, foot and swimming expedition to the North Pole, starting today.
Review by Don Jewell, GPS World
The Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, continue their expansion with a new office in the UK. The new subsidiary, Handheld UK & Ireland Ltd, will cover the key UK and Irish markets and will enable Handheld, the fastest growing global manufacturer of rugged handheld devices, to support existing and new partners generate new business opportunities in the expanding UK market. The UK office is Handheld's fourth new subsidiary in the last 12 months.
The Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, strengthens its presence in the important German, Austrian and Swiss markets with the acquisition of the hardware division of its distribution partner Latschbacher. Handheld is the fastest growing maker of rugged handheld devices in the world, rapidly gaining market share for its smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, laptops and PDAs.
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The Handheld Group, a fast growing manufacturer of smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, tablets and PDAs, has received the Red Herring Global 100 award. The honor recognizes the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating their innovations, technologies and business models across their respective industries. Handheld was the sole Swedish company among the hundred winners.
Outside Plant magazine, December 2011
The Handheld Group, internationally famous supplier of probably the best rugged PDA's and devices on the market, has for the fourth year running been awarded "Gazelle" status as one of Sweden's fastest growing and profitable companies. Handheld celebrates a very successful year with new models launched, new international offices opened, and big tenders won.
EMS World Magazine, November 2011
Handheld Group, a leading supplier of innovative and advanced rugged PDAs and devices, has teamed up with PUMA Ocean Racing for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. As part of the sponsorship, the PUMA crew onboard PUMA's Mar Mostro (Monster of the Sea) will use Handheld's state-of-the-art and ultra-rugged tablet Algiz 7 on deck for everything from navigation to calculations and communication.
Utility Products Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 10
The Algiz XRW rugged notebook now features a touchscreen that makes the 'best in class' computer even easier to use. The ultra-mobile Algiz XRW with its cutting edge technology and communication possibilities is the best value rugged notebook on the market.
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Handheld will supply Netherlands Railways (NS) with more than 10,000 rugged handhelds for ticket control, travel information and support of workflow processes.
Christer Florén, experienced at managing multinational finances, is announced as new CFO
The Handheld Group, a global supplier of rugged mobile computers, is taking advantage of opportunities for additional growth on the Asia-Pacific market by opening Handheld APAC Pty Ltd., in Sydney, Australia.
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Handheld Group attributes its 535 percent revenue growth to innovative product development and extremely hard work throughout the organization.
Since 2000, Dagens Industri (DI), the leading Nordic business magazine, has named the fastest-growing companies in Sweden as "Gazelle companies". Despite economic turmoil and a challenging sales environment, Handheld has made the list again in 2010 - the third consecutive year it has met the award's standards for growth.
The Handheld Group has been chosen by Deloitte to receive the Sweden Technology Fast 50 award as one of the most rapidly growing technology companies in the country.
The Handheld Group has been named one of this year's Super Companies by the Swedish business magazine "Veckans Affärer". It is the third consecutive year that the Handheld Group has received the prestigious award.
Nautiz X3 is a state-of-the-art PDA for field workers who need an ultra-lightweight but full-featured mobile work tool
The Algiz XRW notebook features cutting edge technology and communication possibilities in an ultra-mobile form factor, at best value available on the market.
The new Nautiz eTicket Pro®, is designed for transactions and ticket validations. It incorporates a smart card reader that complies with the latest e-ticketing requirements in public transportation.
The Algiz 8 tablet from Handheld gets a major upgrade, with Windows 7 operation system and a faster processor.
Handheld receives ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates for Quality and Environmental Management standards from ISO, the International Organization for Standardization
Handheld has been selected to provide handheld computers for the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.
Handheld Group today announced the appointment of Mike Zelman as new Vice President of Business Development.
Handheld Group today announced the new MaxCare Premium option to its comprehensive MaxCare service offering.
Handheld Group, supplier of rugged mobile computers, announced today the opening of a new Software Support Centre in order to further increase its global customer service.
Handheld and IPWireless Sign Strategic Partnership for Public Safety & Government Market
New Algiz 7 rugged tablet from Handheld offers ultra-mobile ruggedness
We hereby announce that the Recon 200 MHz version is end of life and that it is no longer available for purchase. The Recon 400 is available and will continue to be so.
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Since 2000, Dagens Industri (DI), the leading business magazine in the Nordic countries, has been designating the fastest growing companies in Sweden as "Gazelle companies".
The Handheld Group announces the start of an International Management Trainee Programme. The trainee programme is designed in co-operation with ITM Worldwide Foundation and will give the trainee a thorough education and good insight in the business and the market.
Handheld now offers the ultra-rugged TDS Yuma tablet PC
The Handheld group has been named one of this year's Supercompanies by the Swedish business magazine "Veckans Affärer". This is the second year in a row that the Handheld Group has been awarded the prestigious price.
Hemisphere GPS and Handheld jointly introduced a new Kenaz GPS receiver today from the InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. This product marks the start of a strategic partnership between Handheld and Hemisphere GPS. Hemisphere GPS customized the Kenaz DGPS receiver specifically for the Handheld Nautiz X7 ultra-rugged PDA.
Handheld today announced its continued global expansion by joining forces with Australian based distributor, AvanTEC Pty Ltd
Handheld announced today the worldwide premier of the ultra-rugged Nautiz X7 PDA. The IP67 rated Nautiz X7 is a one of a kind ultra-rugged PDA with a lightning fast processor and more advanced integrated features than any ultra -rugged product on the market.
The Handheld Group and Getac Technology Corporation jointly announced today the beginning of a strategic partnership to expand rugged handheld business. This partnership will see co-branded products to be sold through Handheld's extensive network of 250 authorised partners worldwide.
Handheld today announced the Nautiz eTicket™, a new version of the versatile rugged mobile computer Nautiz X5™, designed especially for transactions and ticket validations in the public transport sector.
The hugely successful tablet PC Algiz 8 from handheld received some major upgrades.
Handheld Europe today launches the all new Nautiz X5 rugged PDA at CeBit in Hannover.
The Handheld Group maintains its strong expansion path with yet another new subsidiary
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Rugged mobile computer now reads 2-D barcodes and postal codes
Dagens Industri (DI) is the leading business magazine in the Nordic area and its web site has been chosen the best online business news site in Sweden every year for the past 8 years by business professionals.
Accessory for the TDS Recon and Nomad allows high accuracy, differentially corrected GPS mapping while retaining tough rugged specifications
The Handheld group has been named one of this year's Supercompanies by the Swedish business magazine "Veckans Affärer".
Versatile tablet computer offers perfect combination of light weight and large screen size
The Handheld Group continues its rapid expansion with yet another new subsidiary.
Handheld today introduced the MaxCare service plan.
Handheld today announced its continued global expansion by joining forces with Latin America distributor, SC Technologies.
European distributor of rugged handheld computers creates subsidiary focused on North America
Handheld Europe is now introducing the new super slim and rugged PDA M3 Mobile.
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Handheld Scandinavia AB has signed an agreement with SJ (Swedish Rail) for delivery of mobile computers for all of SJ's train conductors.
Handheld Europe today announces the M3 eTicket™, a new version of the versatile M3+ designed especially for payment transactions and ticket validations in the public transport sector.
The Handheld Group has been selected Growth Company of the year in its region of Sweden.