1/24/06

Symbol Technologies and Wincor Nixdorf to develop Retail Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company, and Wincor Nixdorf, a leading European provider of IT solutions and services for the Retail and Banking industries, today announced that Symbol has named Wincor Nixdorf a PartnerSelect Premier Solution Partner. Symbol’s PartnerSelect program is designed to help channel partners increase both revenue and profitability. And by becoming a member of the Symbol PartnerSelect Program, Wincor Nixdorf joins a partner ecosystem of select companies who leverage Symbol's technology, innovation and sizeable product portfolio to help their customers reach new levels of efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Wincor Nixdorf can now offer comprehensive Enterprise Mobility solutions by integrating Symbol’s core technologies – that include advanced data capture (bar code scanners and RFID), mobile computing, wireless network infrastructure and Mobility Services Platform (MSP) -- with their knowledge, applications, services and business strategies to the retail sector.

“Wincor Nixdorf has been the leader in the retail sector across Europe for many years. Joining Symbol’s PartnerSelect Partner Program will not only help further strengthen our position, but allow us to extend the scope of our competence in distribution and supply chain support solutions for our installed customer base, “ said Jürgen Wilde, senior vice president and member of the Executive Board, Wincor Nixdorf. “Wincor Nixdorf’s primary goal is to provide comprehensive solutions to our customers. This is why we are partnering with Symbol to now provide a total end-to-end Enterprise Mobility solution.”

“Symbol provides end-to-end Enterprise Mobility solutions that are used by thousands of companies around the world. And a successful Enterprise Mobility deployment requires substantial knowledge and experience in a given market sector,” said Jeremy Butt, senior operations director, EMEA Channels. “Wincor Nixdorf is a natural partner for us from many years of working together. And we are delighted that they have become a Premier Solution Partner as they have a thorough understanding of the retail and distribution markets.”